News archive from 7 April 2017

Trump adviser from Wall St. backs U.S. bank breakup law

Trump adviser from Wall St. backs U.S. bank breakup law

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said he backed bringing back the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that would revamp Wall Street banks by splitting their consumer-lending businesses from their investment arms. The National Economic...

Reuters, 00:01 in Business
 

44 Scotland Street: A conversation under the night sky

Elspeth said goodnight to the Duke at the end of dinner, leaving Matthew to see their guest to his car. Padruig had already arrived and was parked under the oak tree at the front of the house. Emerging from the car as they approached, he opened the...

 

One last chance for Lions hopefuls to make the plane with Chris Robshaw and Dylan Hartley facing late trials

It's not over yet. There’s still time for contenders to make a late, late run. Warren Gatland is in New Zealand at present, but he will be closely monitoring the final, frantic Lions auditions in these parts. Given the way in which the Six Nations...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Lewis Hamilton under the weather ahead of Chinese Grand Prix as he chases down Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton was uneasy as he looked up at a sky that was not merely its usual smoggy dishcloth grey but smeared with rain. Shanghai forecasts suggest more of the sodden same over the next few days, including for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix — a...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

County Championship 2017: Can Surrey derail the Yorkshire Express?

The grand old lady of domestic cricket is back after last year’s magnificent climax, when Middlesex beat Yorkshire to the title with a Toby Roland-Jones hat-trick. Andrew Gale's side are the favourites are to win their third Division One title in four...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

West Ham stars told to leave their egos at home as Slaven Bilic calls for unity for relegation scrap with...

Slaven Bilic has called for unity ahead of West Ham's relegation showdown with Swansea City on Saturday, demanding his players ‘leave their egos in bed at home.’ West Ham will attempt to put a run of five consecutive defeats behind them at the London...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are injury doubts for England's June internationals

Gareth Southgate is sweating on the fitness of Manchester United defensive duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones ahead of June’s internationals. The pair were forced to withdraw from Southgate’s previous England squad after sustaining injuries while on...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
My six best albums: Aljaž Škorjanec

My six best albums: Aljaž Škorjanec

ELLIE GOULDING: Halcyon Days  (Polydor)  It is not the manliest pick you could imagine but ever since I got to the UK I’ve loved Ellie Goulding. Burn is one of my favourite songs. She is so unique and British. When she sang on Strictly and Janette...

 
Book Review: The Day That Went Missing

Book Review: The Day That Went Missing

The Day That Went Missing by Richard Beard Harvill Secker, £14.99 Imagine being 11 years old. Imagine playing with your younger brother in the sea off a rocky beach in Cornwall. Imagine realising he is suddenly out of his depth, seeing the look of...

 
Film reviews: Mad To Be Normal, I Am Not Your Negro, Going In Style

Film reviews: Mad To Be Normal, I Am Not Your Negro, Going In Style

Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! and St Trinian’s 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold can’t hold a candle to Broadchurch or Doctor Who.  All that could change with Mad To Be Normal, in which Tennant is on commanding form as controversial, charismatic...

 
Apple Tree Yard author Louise Doughty: My six best books

Apple Tree Yard author Louise Doughty: My six best books

She also wrote the Costa-shortlisted Whatever You Love. Her latest novel Black Water is now out in paperback (Faber, £7.99).  A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA  by Ursula Le Guin Puffin, £6.99. A fantasy trilogy that was the nearest we had in the 1970s to Harry...

 
For Honor patch notes for update 1.05 reveals BIG PC, PS4 and Xbox One changes

For Honor patch notes for update 1.05 reveals BIG PC, PS4 and Xbox One changes

For Honor patch notes for update 1.05 have been revealed by Ubisoft today, who have taken aim at rebalancing the game on a large scale for PS4, Xbox One and PC players. The new For Honor adjustments are wide ranging, looking to change everything from...

 

GP practices lost in record numbers due to cash crisis

GP SURGERY closures hit a record level last year, forcing over a quarter of a million patients to change practices, according to new figures published today. A shocking 57 surgeries closed their doors last year, with a further 34 being lost due to...

 
Last night's TV reviewed: Long arm of the in-laws

Last night's TV reviewed: Long arm of the in-laws

He then invited me inside and in what looked like a sudden change of heart made a classic drinking motion with his hand and asked me if I’d like one.  “I’d love a beer,” I said, with a little too much enthusiasm. There was a long silence during which...

 

Labour will feed all primary kids and the rich can pay

Corbyn’s plan to charge private schools VAT to pay for free meals HUNGRY children will be guaranteed a free meal at primary school paid for by a tax on private school fees if Labour is elected to power, leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged yesterday. Both Mr...

 


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