News archive from 5 September 2017

Diana and I review: A dramatic attempt to describe the impact of Princess Diana’s death

Diana and I review: A dramatic attempt to describe the impact of Princess Diana’s death

The landlord said, “Don’t do no hippy colours, will you?” and left me to it.  I went for Light Stone, or at least, I went for what it said on the cheapest tin I could find.  After five brushstrokes that Light Stone was Battleship Grey but I kept going...

 
Poldark season 4 spoilers: Ross to face 'new enemies and greater losses' in RISKY story

Poldark season 4 spoilers: Ross to face 'new enemies and greater losses' in RISKY story

Season three of the BBC show left off with Demelza (played by Eleanor) giving in to her budding feelings of lust for Lieutenant Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse), whom Ross Poldark (Aidan) rescued on his mission to save Dwight Enys (Luke Norris).  The...

 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Shirley Ballas promises to be NO PUSHOVER in new series

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Shirley Ballas promises to be NO PUSHOVER in new series

On Saturday when the latest bunch of celebrity dancers take to the floor Shirley, 57, will assume the role previously held by Len Goodman. But unlike Len, whose warm words of gentle encouragement helped countless struggling couples, there will be no...

 

Aleksandar Mitrovic feels more appreciated playing for his country than for Newcastle, insists Serbia boss...

Serbia boss Slavoljub Muslin says Aleksandar Mitrovic feels more appreciated playing for his country than he does under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle. The striker is first choice for Serbia and is top scorer in Group D with six goals. Indeed, only...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
New body lotion could help millions suffering from high blood pressure, says research

New body lotion could help millions suffering from high blood pressure, says research

The body lotion boosts the level of magnesium in the blood, British scientists have discovered.  A diet low in the essential mineral is known to increase the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure – a potentially life-threatening condition.  The...

 
Roberto Mancini to Arsenal: Zenit St Petersburg gaffer wants Gunners job - Kaveh Solhekol

Roberto Mancini to Arsenal: Zenit St Petersburg gaffer wants Gunners job - Kaveh Solhekol

That’s according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol amid speculation linking the Zenit St Petersburg gaffer with West Ham. Mancini has spent the past 16 years in management since hanging up his boots off the back of a loan spell with...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Power cuts blight lives of million children in Gaza

Save the Children calls on Israel to lift decade-long blockade of the territory A MILLION CHILDREN in Gaza are struggling in “unliveable” conditions because of long-running power cuts, Save the Children reveals in a report published today. The...

 

Rail staff give ‘solid’ backing to strike in defence of guards

RAIL WORKERS at three train operators were “solidly supporting” strike action yesterday over the imposition of driver-only services. The privateers who run Southern, Merseyrail and Northern trains are attempting to abolish the safety-critical guard’s...

 

US PGA king Justin Thomas wins dramatic Dell Technologies Championship to secure his fifth tournament of...

US PGA champion Justin Thomas came out on top after a thrilling final-round shootout to win his fifth tournament of the season in the Dell Technologies Championship. Thomas carded a final round of 66 at TPC Boston to finish 17 under par, three shots...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Workers at Sellafield vote to strike over pay

THOUSANDS of workers at Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria are to strike over pay, their union announced yesterday. GMB, with 3,000 members at Sellafield, said 76 per cent had voted to walk out. Unite, which has 2,000 members there, is...

 
Bank of Scotland receives most complaints - again

Bank of Scotland receives most complaints - again

The Bank of Scotland remains the most complained about financial business in the UK, according to the complaints watchdog. In the first six months of 2017 the Financial Ombudsman said it dealt with 20,541 complaints about the firm - part of the Lloyds...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
Hounslow stabbing: Man dies in fight between two groups

Hounslow stabbing: Man dies in fight between two groups

A man has been stabbed to death in a fight between two groups in west London, Scotland Yard had said. The 29-year-old died just after 16:15 BST on Monday at the scene in Rosebery Road, Hounslow. The Metropolitan Police said the groups had dispersed by...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
Retail sales rebound in August, says shopping trade body

Retail sales rebound in August, says shopping trade body

Retail sales rebounded last month despite shoppers facing pressure from higher inflation, according to an industry report. The British Retail Consortium, working with consultancy KPMG, said like-for-like sales rose 1.3% in August, against a 0.9% fall...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
How Macquarie bank left Thames Water with a £2bn debt

How Macquarie bank left Thames Water with a £2bn debt

The Australian bank Macquarie has left Thames Water with an extra £2bn debt burden, a BBC investigation shows. The £2bn was borrowed by Thames Water in 2007 and 2010 but used for the benefit of the bank and its investors, which owned and controlled...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
The father who saved his children from IS in Syria

The father who saved his children from IS in Syria

Sitting in the yard of his house, Artur Magomedov recalls the moment his world fell apart. "My wife's uncle and brother came round to see me. They told me she had gone away and taken the children." Without telling him, Artur's wife had taken...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 


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