News archive from 7 January 2016, page 7

£50m Lottery jackpot rolls over again

The UK's biggest ever Lotto jackpot has gone unclaimed, meaning an estimated £57.8 million will have to be won or shared out on Saturday. The combination of winning numbers 57, 30, 50, 40, 08, 54 would have resulted in a prize of £50.4 million. But...

 

£50m Lottery jackpot rolls over again

The UK's biggest ever Lotto jackpot has gone unclaimed, meaning an estimated £57.8 million will have to be won or shared out on Saturday. The combination of winning numbers 57, 30, 50, 40, 08, 54 would have resulted in a prize of £50.4 million. But...

 
A grave business: The rise of alternative funerals

A grave business: The rise of alternative funerals

When Rosie Grant's mother died following a terminal illness, she fulfilled her mum's wish to have a personal and unique funeral. Rather than choose a typical Victorian-style service offered by many traditional undertakers, Ms Grant and her brother...

BBC, 00:55 in Business
 
Believe in this? 'Trust me, I'm a chief executive'

Believe in this? 'Trust me, I'm a chief executive'

A small experiment. Which of the following do you consider the most (or least) credible: "Trust me, I'm a doctor", "trust me, I'm an architect", or "trust me, I'm a FTSE chief executive"? Unfortunately, ample evidence...

BBC, 00:56 in Regional
 

Corbyn chaos: three shadow ministers quit

Jeremy Corbyn was hit by three senior resignations yesterday over a reshuffle that took Labour a step closer to abandoning its support for Britain’s nuclear weapons. One shadow minister resigned on live television while the others issued damning...

 
Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go?

Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go?

It's rare in life to have your cake and eat it. But are low-calorie sweeteners the guilt-free way to be naughty? Nobody is going to claim that regularly drinking full-sugar pop is good for you with a 500ml bottle of cola containing around 200...

BBC, 00:56 in Regional
 
Osborne warns of new threats to economy

Osborne warns of new threats to economy

George Osborne will warn of “a cocktail of new threats” to the economy as he tells Britons to avoid complacency, weeks after he softened the scale of spending cuts over the parliament. The chancellor will tell business leaders in Cardiff that he is...

 
Song and dance of tragic Kennedy aunt

Song and dance of tragic Kennedy aunt

Grey Gardens was a controversial film documentary released in America in 1975. It featured the unsettling world of the 79-year-old Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie who lived in near-squalor in a formerly grand mansion in the Hamptons on Long...

BBC, 00:56 in Regional
 
Sugar tax put back on table

Sugar tax put back on table

A tax on sugary drinks is being considered by ministers in a U-turn after evidence showed that the measure would help to tackle the obesity crisis, The Times has learnt. In a softening of a previous stance that firmly ruled out any form of sugar tax,...

 
The long goodbye: Corbyn takes three days to sack two men

The long goodbye: Corbyn takes three days to sack two men

The moment that best captured the unorthodox, sometimes chaotic, progress of Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle came on Monday night when the Labour leader wanted to sack Michael Dugher. The ousting of the shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport...

 
Ministers to put charities in spotlight with new FOI laws

Ministers to put charities in spotlight with new FOI laws

Ministers are extending freedom of information laws to cover charities but they are expected to press ahead with plans to strengthen the government’s powers to veto requests. No 10 ordered a review of the FoI Act last year after the Supreme Court...

 
Senior Tory urges PM to think again on sugar tax

Senior Tory urges PM to think again on sugar tax

A Conservative former health secretary has urged David Cameron to rethink his opposition to a sugar tax, predicting that anti-obesity measures will become as widely accepted as the smoking ban. Stephen Dorrell, who chairs the NHS Confederation of...

 
David Haye’s comeback to be shown on a comedy channel

David Haye’s comeback to be shown on a comedy channel

If David Haye was worried that his comeback was not being taken seriously enough, yesterday’s announcement that his bout with Mark de Mori, 33, at the O2 arena in London on Saturday week will be screened on Dave, a channel best known for showing old...

The Times, 00:58 in Sport
 
Roberto Martínez and Manuel Pellegrini at odds over offside and penalty decisions

Roberto Martínez and Manuel Pellegrini at odds over offside and penalty decisions

Roberto Martínez and Manuel Pellegrini clashed over two contentious refereeing decisions that helped to tilt their Capital One Cup semi-final in Everton’s favour. Pellegrini claimed that City’s latest away defeat had been undeserved and attributed it...

The Times, 00:58 in Sport
 
Cavendish returns to track in bid for Olympic medal

Cavendish returns to track in bid for Olympic medal

Mark Cavendish will ride on the track for Great Britain in an elite competition for the first time since the 2009 Track World Championships next week. He is looking to accrue Olympic qualifying points at the Track World Cup in Hong Kong on January 16...

The Times, 00:58 in Sport
 


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