News archive from 5 August 2015

Stuart Lancaster: Owen Farrell must excel to take England No10 shirt

Stuart Lancaster insists Owen Farrell must excel during the World Cup warm-up matches if he is to displace George Ford as England’s fly-half. Ford took advantage of Farrell’s injury-enforced absence during the 2015 6 Nations by bringing a new...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Manchester United transfer news: "Ashley Young deal, Gareth Bale bid prepared, Fernando Muslera offer'

Manchester United most definitely have not been shy in the summer transfer window. Louis van Gaal has already brought Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Romero to Old Trafford, and it appears the...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Regularly taking the pill 'helps prevent two forms of cancer' decades after use

The pill not only prevents pregnancy but protects women from two forms of cancer for decades after they have stopped using it, say leading experts. Oxford University researchers say in the past 10 years, taking the pill has prevented 200,000 cases of...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Burglar caught targeting undergound carparks in Leeds

Burglar caught targeting undergound carparks in Leeds

A career burglar has been returned to jail after he was caught targeting underground carparks in Leeds city centre. Mark Miller, 40, was sent to prison for 18 months over his latest spate of offences at Langtons Wharf and Wellington Street. Leeds...

 

UK hauliers face fines over stowaway migrants – even if they alert police

Hauliers have little incentive to hand over migrants they may find stowed away in their vehicles because of hefty fines imposed by UK Border Force, industry figures have said. In one case, a lorry driver was issued with a £19,500 fine, despite calling...

 
Joe Biden urged to challenge Hilary Clinton

Joe Biden urged to challenge Hilary Clinton

One of Democrat vice-president Joe Biden's most vocal supporters has joined the super political action committee urging him to run for president, as interest in Mr Biden's political future spiked amid fresh signs that his aides are looking closely at...

 
Man executed for killing boy, 7, when he was teen

Man executed for killing boy, 7, when he was teen

Pakistan has executed a man convicted of killing a seven-year-old boy in 2004 when he himself was 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence. Authorities hanged Shafqat Hussain shortly before dawn yesterday at a Karachi prison, a...

 
Liverpool chief claims Brendan Rodgers' Reds can win Premier League title this season

Liverpool chief claims Brendan Rodgers' Reds can win Premier League title this season

Ayre says the club have landed all their major transfer targets ahead of the first game of the season against Stoke on Sunday. A year ago Liverpool were still searching for a top striker before taking a last minute £16m gamble on Mario Balotelli,...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Jose Mourinho reckons Roman Abramovich's new hands-off approach can help Chelsea dominate

Jose Mourinho reckons Roman Abramovich's new hands-off approach can help Chelsea dominate

Mourinho admits his relationship with the club's billionaire owner was often strained during his first spell in charge. But the Blues boss insists that is all in the past - because these days there is less interference from above. Mourinho said:...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Scots professionals priced out of private schools

Scots professionals priced out of private schools

SCOTTISH professionals risk being priced out of private schools despite Scotland having the lowest fees in the UK, latest research shows. Fee hikes mean that the average day school fees now represent 42 per cent of the average professional salary...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Learning
 
Pass mark for Higher maths lowered to 34 per cent

Pass mark for Higher maths lowered to 34 per cent

OPPOSITION politicians last night called for a review of the new Higher maths exam after it emerged that the pass mark had been lowered to just 33.8 per cent. Data released by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) revealed the percentage...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Learning
 
Port Vale: Valiants to swoop for new signing this week?

Port Vale: Valiants to swoop for new signing this week?

PORT Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite says the club could sign a new player over the next few days. Speaking at tonight's reserve cup final, the chairman said there could still be more business to be done as Vale prepare for a new campaign which kicks...

 

Book of Mormon ad with sweary Jon Stewart quote escapes ban

A newspaper ad promoting the Book of Mormon that featured an expetive-laden endorsement from Jon Stewart has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog. The ad for the West End musical, conceived by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, ran...

 

NIESR warns on further Greek austerity

Greece’s economy will suffer fresh damage from the austerity measures demanded by its creditors and will remain stuck in permanent depression unless it receives substantial debt relief, one of the UK’s leading thinktanks has warned. The National...

 

Councils allowed to relax Sunday trade laws to promote 'thriving high streets'

Mayors and local councils are to be given new powers to relax Sunday trading laws for high street stores to allow them to compete with large out-of-town shopping centres and online retailers. Under government plans to allow high streets to “grow and...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 


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