News archive from 6 December 2015

We can beat anyone, vows Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth after League Two side stage FA Cup upset against Millwall

We can beat anyone, vows Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth after League Two side stage FA Cup upset against...

Gareth Ainsworth believes Wycombe are a match for anyone on their day after his side upset League One Millwall with a 2-1 victory at the Den. ‘We knew what to expect. It is a real tough place to come, make no bones about that,’ said Ainsworth....

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Arsenal transfer news: Wenger confirms Yann M'Vila talks, Alexandre Pato hint, Zlatan Ibrahimovic hunt -...

Arsenal transfer news: Wenger confirms Yann M'Vila talks, Alexandre Pato hint, Zlatan Ibrahimovic hunt - reports Sean Kearns for Metro.co.uk With injuries threatening to scupper Arsenal's title challenge, Arsene Wenger knows he needs to make signings...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

From social media to the catwalk, is fantasy beauty failing young women?

Type “body image” into Google and up come tens of millions of results. It is about a decade since the term became part of everyday language in Britain, when it ceased to be a term used only by psychologists about “a person’s perception of the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

Severe flooding prompts evacuations as Storm Desmond sweeps UK

Homes and roads were flooded across northern England and Scotland on Saturday and people were forced to evacuate their homes as Storm Desmond triggered widespread chaos. The river Eden burst its banks at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, leaving some...

 

Angry students rise up against soaring rents

Students fed up with paying thousands of pounds a year for sub-standard accommodation are demanding compensation and rent cuts from universities in what could signal a new era of undergraduate activism. Soaring student rents are putting undergraduate...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 

Nicky Morgan forced to sack aide facing inquiry over IT contract

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, faced huge embarrassment last night as she was forced to sack one of her advisers following revelations to the Department for Education that he was facing a disciplinary hearing over IT contracts awarded to his...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 

Top judge leads calls to scrap mandatory daily Christian worship in UK schools

Schools should no longer face a legal requirement to provide daily acts of worship of a Christian character, under radical reforms being proposed by a top-level inquiry into the place of faith in multicultural Britain. The Commission on Religion and...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 

City of Sanctuary: how Paddington Bear is helping pupils welcome refugees

He fled an earthquake, stowed away on a ship and arrived in London illegally with nothing but an old bush hat and a small battered suitcase. Paddington Bear and his story may now be more than 50 years old, but the marmalade-loving Peruvian immigrant...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 

David Cameron to force public sector to pay for 200,000 apprentices

The public sector will be forced to pay for 200,000 more apprenticeship places to deliver on the government’s election manifesto commitments. Setting out the government’s plans to deliver 3 m apprentices by 2020, the prime minister will say in a...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 

Labour disunited but victorious: this really is a new kind of politics

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Labour critics of Jeremy Corbyn had circled this weekend in their diaries as a turning point and a time to strike. They had prepared their newspaper articles, agreed their lines and were ready to hit the TV and...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 

Today’s political leaders are all in Winston Churchill’s shadow, say voters

What do Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and Nelson Mandela all have in common? According to a poll by BritainThinks, they are the individuals who best embody the most important qualities of leadership. It’s not a photo finish. Churchill is in a...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 

Where Uruguay leads, the rest of the world struggles to keep up

As the world’s most powerful nations squabbled in Paris over the cost of small cuts to their fossil fuel use, Uruguay grabbed international headlines by announcing that 95% of its electricity already came from renewable energy resources. It had taken...

 

Battle rages for soul of London suburb blighted by mega-mansions of super rich

The leafy suburb of Highgate in north London has long enjoyed a liberal, even radical, reputation. Its high concentration of left-leaning creative professionals was drawn to the area not just by large green spaces and fine views, but also by the...

 

Air strikes against Isis will not secure peace. There is always a political solution

Air strikes can help weaken Isis, but no one would consider it wise today to send troops to the Middle East. Because we know that after Syria and Iraq, we will have to do the same in Libya, in Nigeria and Chad, in Somalia, maybe tomorrow in the Gulf...

 

Isis is expanding its international reach. That is hardly a sign of weakness

The United Nations’ sanctions monitoring team warned last Tuesday that Libya was emerging as a key stronghold for Islamic State close to the shorelines of Europe. The warning aligns with assessments by US intelligence officials that the organisation’s...

 


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