News archive from 6 October 2016

Chris Coleman heads into Wales qualifiers after invite to join European coach's top table... 'It was nice...

Chris Coleman has been invited onto the top table of European coaches and now wants his side to prove themselves worthy of the same status in their trickiest test of World Cup qualifying. Having guided Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals Coleman last...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Boys conceived through IVF technique have lower than average fertility

Boys conceived through IVF technique have lower than average fertility

Boys conceived using an assisted reproductive technique in which sperm is injected directly into the egg have lower fertility than average, scientists have found. The results come from the first generation of boys conceived using a technique called...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Number of killings by patients being treated for mental health problems falls

Number of killings by patients being treated for mental health problems falls

The number of killings by patients being treated for mental health problems is falling, probably as a result of improved NHS care, a major new report reveals today. But the number of suicides has increased across the UK since the financial crash in...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Alcohol continues to be sold at 'pocket money prices', report finds

Alcohol continues to be sold at 'pocket money prices', report finds

Alcohol continues to be sold at “pocket money” prices across the UK, with white cider on offer for pennies, according to a report. The study from the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) concluded that little has changed in recent years when it comes to...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Nearly 500 apply to take voluntary redundancy at County Council

NEARLY 500 Cumbria County Council staff applied for voluntary redundancy in a scramble to beat a government payouts cap. Officials at the authority say that only 425 of the 470 who applied in the latest applications process were eligible for voluntary...

 

Premier League 100-goal club: Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Ryan Giggs and Co attend football legends event

They share 1,260 Premier League goals between them and on Wednesday night they joined together in London to celebrate their part in promoting the top-flight of English football. Nine of the Premier League's 25-man-strong 100 goal club - Ryan Giggs,...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Heathrow runway 'within EU pollution laws'

Heathrow runway 'within EU pollution laws'

New, independent research seen by the BBC suggests Heathrow airport could build a new runway without breaking European pollution laws. The study measured poisonous nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels using 40 sensors in and around the airport. It then used...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Exclusive: Twitter to conclude sale deliberations this month - sources

Exclusive: Twitter to conclude sale deliberations this month - sources

Twitter Inc has told potential acquirers it is seeking to conclude negotiations about selling itself by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, according to people familiar with the matter. The timeline is hugely ambitious in the...

 
Top agent appears to liken FA's Sam Allardyce appointment to BBC's Jimmy Savile approach

Top agent appears to liken FA's Sam Allardyce appointment to BBC's Jimmy Savile approach

Stein, chairman of the Association of Football Agents, claimed he could have warned the FA that Allardyce was unsuited to the job if they had only asked him. But in an astonishing gaffe, he then mentioned Allardyce in the same breath as predatory sex...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
RBS, NatWest and SEB banks employ virtual staff

RBS, NatWest and SEB banks employ virtual staff

Customers at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest may soon be sorting out issues with help from a virtual chatbot. Web-based Luvo will be able to answer simple queries such as how to order a replacement card. Designed using IBM Watson technology, the...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Conwy crash traps seriously-injured man for almost two hours

Conwy crash traps seriously-injured man for almost two hours

A man was trapped in his car for almost two hours while firefighters tried desperately to cut him free. The motorist suffered serious injuries in the one-vehicle smash on the B5381 near Betws yn Rhos at about 8.50am. North Wales Fire and Rescue...

 
Ex-Chelsea star gives lowdown on Mourinho’s criticism: Man United boss knows better

Ex-Chelsea star gives lowdown on Mourinho’s criticism: Man United boss knows better

The former Portugal international played under Mourinho at Porto when they defied the odds to lift the Champions League trophy. The Red Devils boss has enjoyed a stellar career since his early days with Deco, taking charge of Real Madrid and Inter...

 
Ex-Dundee United star David Goodwillie 'can't afford legal costs' to fight rape case

Ex-Dundee United star David Goodwillie 'can't afford legal costs' to fight rape case

FORMER Scotland striker David Goodwillie can’t afford to defend a damages action brought by a woman who claims he raped her, a court heard yesterday. The plea by the ex-Dundee United star came after he lost a bid to overturn an order to set aside...

 
Former Aston Villa boss backs club for play-offs - if they appoint Steve Bruce

Former Aston Villa boss backs club for play-offs - if they appoint Steve Bruce

Former Villa boss Alex McLeish fancies Villa to be challenging for promotion - despite the club's poor start - if they turn to Steve Bruce. Free agent Bruce is the bookies' odds-on favourite to replace Roberto Di Matteo, sacked on Monday. Four...

 

Why Newcastle grudgingly sold James Milner to Aston Villa

James Milner was only sold to Aston Villa because Newcastle thought they could sign Bastian Schweinsteiger for the same money. But having flogged Milner, the Magpies' hopes of landing Schweinsteiger were scuppered when they were quoted more than three...

 


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