News archive from 6 March 2016

Heather Watson eases past Caroline Garcia and into Monterrey Open final

Heather Watson eases past Caroline Garcia and into Monterrey Open final

Heather Watson is a win away from a third WTA title after beating Caroline Garcia to reach the final of the Monterrey Open. Related: Great Britain’s Andy and Jamie Murray see off Japan in Davis Cup doubles The 23-year-old – fresh from her brilliant...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
From the Vault: Hugh McIlvanney on Johnny Owen’s last fight

From the Vault: Hugh McIlvanney on Johnny Owen’s last fight

It can be no consolation to those in South Wales and in Los Angeles who are red-eyed with anxiety about Johnny Owen to know that the extreme depth of his own courage did as much as anything else to take him to the edge of death. This calamitous...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 
Fossilized lizard, 99 million years old, is a clue to 'lost ecosystem'

Fossilized lizard, 99 million years old, is a clue to 'lost ecosystem'

A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a "missing link" for reptile researchers. The lizard is some...

 
Removing old North Sea rigs ‘wasting money’

Removing old North Sea rigs ‘wasting money’

DEFUNCT oil rigs and pipelines should be cleaned up, plugged and left in the North Sea and the money that would have been spent on dismantling and disposal redirected into renewable energy solutions, according to an industry expert. Offshore...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Angst, thrills, intrigue: why Euro drama is taking over our screens

Angst, thrills, intrigue: why Euro drama is taking over our screens

Talk about Brexit may be dominating UK politics but, if our television viewing habits are anything to go by, the Leave campaign shouldn’t start cheering any time soon. It’s never been easier – or more popular – to watch European television shows. The...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Stephen Sutton's mum Jane to climb Kilimanjaro in his memory

Stephen Sutton's mum Jane to climb Kilimanjaro in his memory

The mum of inspirational Stephen Sutton is to climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the charity her son bravely backed while battling the disease. Jane Sutton fittingly announced the challenge on Mothering Sunday. She will embark on a ten-day trek of...

 
A UK conflict tribunal would end the current legal mess

A UK conflict tribunal would end the current legal mess

Headlines telling of terrorists receiving large compensation handouts should not surprise us, nor government legal defence bills totalling £150m, with accusations of service personnel wrongdoings related to Bloody Sunday or Basra. We will continue to...

 
Bestseller puts US women at the heart of a new social revolution

Bestseller puts US women at the heart of a new social revolution

What do young single women want? Sex, power, money, friendship, careers, clothes, husbands, babies – or none of the above? The short answer, according to All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation – a book American...

 
Sylvia Pankhurst: shunned, snubbed, now to be honoured at last

Sylvia Pankhurst: shunned, snubbed, now to be honoured at last

In life, they became personally and politically estranged. And decades after their deaths, the three Pankhurst women who did so much to win universal suffrage continue to be divided. While Emmeline Pankhurst, the founder of the suffragette movement,...

 
How a CIA spy went rogue to court the world’s worst dictators

How a CIA spy went rogue to court the world’s worst dictators

To those not in the know, he would introduce himself as Robert Hunter. An Australian retiree, he said, whiling away his latter years with his notably younger Cuban wife, in a simple bungalow overlooking the Playas del Este, a string of white sand...

 
Save the world, then ice a cake: how women have to juggle life, work and art

Save the world, then ice a cake: how women have to juggle life, work and art

Few “to-do” lists include “call Jason Donovan, buy secret Santa gifts and then write to Melinda Gates” but these were all in a day’s work for Emma Freud. The writer and campaigner is among female celebrities and performers who have revealed their...

 
It’s not just fluffy bunnies – here comes the dark side of Beatrix Potter

It’s not just fluffy bunnies – here comes the dark side of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter’s bucolic tales about bunny rabbits, hedgehogs and puddleducks will be celebrated across Britain this summer as the country marks 150 years since the writer and illustrator’s birth. But now an unexpected literary ally, the playwright...

 
Stephen Sutton's mum felt 'bittersweet' at collecting his MBE

Stephen Sutton's mum felt 'bittersweet' at collecting his MBE

The mother of teenage Burntwood cancer hero Stephen Sutton said receiving his MBE from the Queen was a “bitter-sweet” moment. Jane Sutton collected the honour at Buckingham Palace today on behalf of her son, who died in May following a four-year...

 
Man shot in face by gunmen lying in wait on Liverpool road

Man shot in face by gunmen lying in wait on Liverpool road

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was shot in the face by gunmen lying in wait in a nearby vehicle. The 35-year-old was taken to hospital after what police believe was a targeted attack on Goldfinch Farm Road in Speke , though he is...

 
Mother's Day messages: More than 6,600 to see

Mother's Day messages: More than 6,600 to see

It's that day of the year when mum's across the region should have been able to put their feet up and be pampered with a day of special treats. And maybe someone topped it all by leaving a message in the Hull Daily Mail! We printed 6,669 of them in...

 


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