News archive from 5 June 2017

Celtic will reject any offer for Moussa Dembele until the club's Champions League fate becomes clear

Celtic will resist any offers for star striker Moussa Dembele until the club's Champions League fate becomes clear. AC Milan became the latest major European club credited with an interest in his services over the weekend, with Chelsea, Sevilla,...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Let’s go round again: we don’t blow our trumpets enough about Dundee

I write this week from New York where I am visiting friends and talking to publishers about my new novel, due out here next year and that, my agent hopes, might also be the sort of thing American readers might like – having an American, or, rather,...

 

In the wake of terrorist attacks focus must remain on democracy

Clearly almost everyone on these islands is in a different emotional space after the shocking London Bridge attack. But are we in a different political place too? Saturday night’s carnage was intended to maim and kill but was it also designed to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Unionists are on the march – and it’s thanks to the SNP

Just as many of us expected, there have been two general election campaigns in Britain this time round; in England and Wales it was Theresa May and her Conservatives versus Jeremy Corbyn and Labour – but in Scotland it has been the nationalist SNP...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Ian Murray and Mhairi Black among most abused MPs on Twitter

Four Scots are among the top 10 Westminster politicians who faced the most hostility on Twitter, new research has found. Scotland’s only Labour MP in the last parliament, Ian Murray, came third while Scottish Secretary David Mundell was fifth. The...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Revealed: The MPs who receive the most abuse on Twitter

A Conservative has topped a list of Westminster politicians who faced the most hostility on Twitter. Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston used machine learning software to analyse all the tweets sent to MPs between December...

 

Pentecost and Whit Monday 2017: It should be a Bank Holiday today

Only a few years ago, we would all have been celebrating a Bank Holiday Monday today. Due to a decision by the British government, Britons will instead be making their way into work while millions of people around the world take the day off to...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Manufacturing sees 'buoyant' European demand, survey says

Manufacturing sees 'buoyant' European demand, survey says

British manufacturing growth remains strong, with exports up and companies positive about prospects for the rest of 2017, a survey shows. The EEF employers' organisation, which said companies' recruitment plans are healthy, raised its manufacturing...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
How air conditioning changed the world

How air conditioning changed the world

Imagine we could control the weather - pushing a button to make it warmer or cooler, wetter or drier. The implications would be enormous. No more droughts or floods, no heat waves or icy roads. Deserts would become verdant. Crops would never fail. In...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Taking his own path: The world's leading maze designer

Taking his own path: The world's leading maze designer

Have you ever walked through a maze and wondered who makes them? Adrian Fisher is the world's leading maze designer, having created more than 700 mazes across 32 countries since 1979. "I really do love my job," says the 65-year-old....

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard could miss start of next season after suffering ankle fracture

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard could miss start of next season after suffering ankle fracture

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard could miss the start of next season after fracturing his ankle while on international duty. Hazard, who was named the Blues’ Player of the Year for his efforts this season, pulled up in the last few minutes of a training session...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport
 
Steven Finn: England will remain defiant in face of terror attack and play to entertain

Steven Finn: England will remain defiant in face of terror attack and play to entertain

“We are very sad about it [the attacks] and send our condolences to those affected.  "It is a sorry state of affairs but we will keep playing cricket and be defiant in the face of it,” said the fast bowler, called into the England squad ahead of...

 

Some Palestinian ex-prisoners in Gaza say their salaries withheld

Scores of former Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel and living in the Gaza Strip said on Sunday their stipends from the Western-backed Palestinian Authority have been suspended in an apparent bid to appease Israel and the United States. A spokesman...

 
Savings would last about a month on average, report says

Savings would last about a month on average, report says

The average employee has only about a month's savings to maintain their lifestyle if their income suddenly stopped, a report says. According to the survey of 2,000 people by insurance giant Legal & General savings would stretch for 32 days. Some...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Offbeat Top Seven of hidden delights lurking around your home

Garden statues, toys, baths, costume jewellery and even stepladders are on an antiques expert's offbeat Top Seven list of unlikely hidden gems in and around people's homes. Brian Rowe, of Alexandra Antiques, Cleethorpes, came up with his list of...

 


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