News archive from 7 March 2017

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

A rare African elephant - one of the continent's oldest and largest - died in a suspected poaching incident, a conservation group has said. Satao II, a 50-year-old so-called "giant tusker" was found dead near the Tsavo National Park border....

BBC, 00:00 in World News
 
Ben Carson incorrectly suggests African slaves were 'immigrants' to US

Ben Carson incorrectly suggests African slaves were 'immigrants' to US

Ben Carson ushered in his tenure as secretary of Housing and Urban Development by suggesting that Africans brought to the Americas during the Middle Passage as slaves were “immigrants” who imagined the US as a “land of dreams and opportunity”. “That’s...

 
Hollyoaks spoiler: Maxine and Adam celebrate engagement - but there's a surprise guest

Hollyoaks spoiler: Maxine and Adam celebrate engagement - but there's a surprise guest

The Hollyoaks couple could be set for heartache as Maxine (played by Nikki Sanderson) attempts to find Adam's (Jimmy Essex) ex-fiance Darcy, who went missing on a boat trip before they met. She will team up with close friend Neeta Kur (Amrit Maghera)...

 
NHS forced to provide 4,500 extra beds a day

NHS forced to provide 4,500 extra beds a day

Hospitals had to provide 4,500 extra beds a day at the height of the pressures this winter to avoid “a full-blown crisis”, NHS bosses have revealed. That is the equivalent of creating more than eight extra hospitals to cope with unprecedented demand...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Hollyoaks spoiler: Warren is left speechless as Sienna drops HUGE bombshell

Hollyoaks spoiler: Warren is left speechless as Sienna drops HUGE bombshell

The Channel 4 soap bad boy is desperate to see the back of Bart McQueen (played by Jonny Clarke) but Sienna (Anna Passey) continues to get in his way.  While he questions Joel Dexter (Rory Douglas-Speed) about Bart's whereabouts, Sienna turns up at...

 
Call The Midwife: Nurse Barbara Gilbert to finally marry her vicar fiancé Tom Hereward

Call The Midwife: Nurse Barbara Gilbert to finally marry her vicar fiancé Tom Hereward

Nurse Gilbert and Tom got engaged in the 2016 Christmas special and were originally set for a “long engagement” according to actress Charlotte Ritchie who plays Barbara.  But the pair decided to bring the wedding forward so her father, a canon, could...

 
Call The Midwife's Charlotte Ritchie brands co-stars DIVAS ahead of 'nerve-wracking' final

Call The Midwife's Charlotte Ritchie brands co-stars DIVAS ahead of 'nerve-wracking' final

The actress, who plays nurse Barbara Gilbert, admitted that her very young co-stars are "real divas" on the set of the BBC series. Speaking in the latest issue of Radio Times, the 27-year-old described what it was like filming with babies as...

 
Snap slides as Wall Street ends lower

Snap slides as Wall Street ends lower

Shares in Snap, the owner of Snapchat, slid 12% on Monday to close below the price at which they started trading just last week in New York. The stock soared on Thursday after making its Wall Street debut. Snap closed 44% higher at $24.48, valuing the...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 

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Arsenal bar Alexis Sanchez from joining another Premier League club

Arsenal bar Alexis Sanchez from joining another Premier League club

Arsenal will block Alexis Sanchez from joining another Premier League if he decides to leave this summer, reports say. Sanchez’s future at the Emirates has been under intense scrutiny since he was dramatically dropped from Arsene Wenger’s side to face...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
Perthshire worst in Scotland for teacher sickness

Perthshire worst in Scotland for teacher sickness

Perthshire has the worst teacher sickness rate in Scotland, according to a new report that says mitigating the problem could equate to the recruiting of dozens of extra staff. Public spending watchdogs at the Accounts Commission highlighted staff...

 

Scots councils could struggle to pay child abuse compensation

Scotland’s cash-strapped local authorities will struggle to meet the cost of potentially thousands of compensation claims from child abuse survivors, it has been warned. Council umbrella organisation Cosla said the Limitation (Childhood Abuse)...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Brexit: Legal ‘bottleneck’ may impact new Holyrood powers

New powers for Scotland risk getting stuck in a constitutional “bottleneck” as Westminster transfers thousands of EU regulations into UK law ahead of Brexit, a former Scottish secretary has warned. Lord Lang said the upcoming Great Repeal Bill would...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
India's strange obsession with 'alphabet soup'

India's strange obsession with 'alphabet soup'

The last few years have witnessed the birth of a curious phenomenon in India, perhaps a sign of religion loosening its grip on a modern secularised middle-class. Earlier, when an Indian wanted personal advice on life matters - she looked to gurus and...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 
Peers warn No 10 against 'sidelining scrutiny' when scrapping EU laws

Peers warn No 10 against 'sidelining scrutiny' when scrapping EU laws

Downing Street must not be allowed to use sweeping powers to scrap parts of EU law after Brexit without properly consulting parliament, peers will warn on Tuesday. In a new report, the House of Lords constitution committee raises concerns about the...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 


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