News archive from 6 May 2018

Euan McColm: Take pride in battling blight of my young life

Some people dissolve in alcohol. Over time, that which once gave comfort begins to take away. It corrodes the interesting edges, blunts the wit, and wreaks havoc on the body, beckoning in the risk of cirrhosis or cancer or heart failure. Drink...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 

SNP defence policy to close ‘open door’ to Russia

The SNP has launched a reboot of its defence policy in anticipation of a future independence referendum, aiming to convince voters that the UK is failing to properly defend Scotland’s North Atlantic doorstep. Nationalists will argue that the Ministry...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

Ditchwater ordeal won’t deter Scot on elephant project

A Scottish filmmaker was forced to drink muddy puddle water to survive after being left stranded in the African wilderness for three days while shooting scenes for a new documentary about wild elephants. It was just one of the unexpected adventures...

 
Coronation Street spoilers: Kate Oates teases big Christmas story for Sally and Tim Metcalfe

Coronation Street spoilers: Kate Oates teases big Christmas story for Sally and Tim Metcalfe

Coronation Street boss Kate Oates has revealed that there is a huge storyline ahead for Sally and Tim Metcalfe that will dominate the autumn and could be the big Christmas story – if incoming boss Iain MacLeod doesn’t change it, that is! Kate is...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 

Australia's top eight Indigenous travel destinations

The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Stretching for more than 2,300km along the Queensland coast and covering 35m hectares, it features brilliantly coloured corals living beneath...

Guardian, 00:06 in Travel
 

Billy Vunipola partied with drag queens and ate too much cake during injury lay-off... but now he's ready...

'Patricia and her mate... they wore heels and everything,' says Billy Vunipola, struggling to remember the name of the second drag queen who turned up at one of his house parties last summer. 'I don't fly that way but it's cool. Half of St Albans...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Ryan Sessegnon's flying: Can the most in-demand teenager in the world power Fulham into the top flight?

Sunday could be a special day for Fulham and not least for the 17-year-old who has helped inspire a run of form that has the club on the brink of returning to the Premier League for the first time in four years.  Slavisa Jokanovic's side will be...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Tony Bellew stops David Haye in fifth round for emotional triumph in rematch

Tony Bellew stops David Haye in fifth round for emotional triumph in rematch

There will be no more false dawns, no more bragging or bruises, no victory speeches either, for David Haye. Knocked down and out of boxing in five rounds by Tony Bellew, the former world champion at cruiser and heavyweight can leave now at 37 knowing,...

Guardian, 00:13 in Sport
 

Wigan look to tie down manager Paul Cook to a new contract amid interest from Sunderland and Ipswich Town

Paul Cook is to commit his immediate future to Wigan Athletic despite strong interest from Ipswich Town and Sunderland. The amiable 51-year-old has masterminded Wigan's return to the Championship and guided them into the FA Cup quarter finals. His...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Iran nuclear deal: Boris Johnson visits US for talks

Iran nuclear deal: Boris Johnson visits US for talks

Boris Johnson is visiting the US to urge Donald Trump not to scrap the international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. The foreign secretary will fly to Washington on Sunday for two days of talks with senior White House...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte seen at home in new photos

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte seen at home in new photos

Photographs of Prince Louis's first days at home have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - including an image of the new royal baby being kissed by his older sister. Princess Charlotte is seen cuddling the sleeping prince in the photo...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 
Charity Tearfund reveals Malawi abuse incident

Charity Tearfund reveals Malawi abuse incident

An aid worker on a Scottish government-funded project was dismissed and reported to police for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, it has emerged. Christian charity Tearfund revealed details of the Malawi incident after the Scottish government...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 

Myanmar Rohingya refugees brace for monsoon deluge in Bangladesh camps

In the Rohingya refugee camps of southern Bangladesh, where flimsy bamboo shelters sprawl across the steep hillsides and flood prone valleys, there has been a desperate effort to make ready for the coming cyclone and monsoon season. But the almost...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 
Remembering Eritrea-Ethiopia border war: Africa's unfinished conflict

Remembering Eritrea-Ethiopia border war: Africa's unfinished conflict

Two decades have passed since two of Africa's poorest countries began the continent's deadliest border war. The conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia left tens of thousands dead or injured in the space of just two years. But despite a peace deal...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 

The Big Interview: Royal London chief executive Phil Loney

Phil Loney, the chief executive of high-riding financial mutual Royal London, has become something of a combative outrider for the pensions industry in recent years as it has weathered continual change. Pensions tax relief has been subject to six cuts...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Hot News
 


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