News archive from 7 May 2017

A shocking tale of Indian chicken farmers, a secret lawsuit, interfering agents and gold-plated taps... so,...

Blackburn Rovers’ demise has involved agents profiteering, perceived treachery, a bitter secret lawsuit, Gary Neville’s ‘Teletubbbies’ house, baffled managers, jaw-dropping contracts and fan revolt. And that was just year one. It should serve as a...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 

Liverpool do not deserve the 'chokers' tag, claims manager Jurgen Klopp: 'No team has this image like we have'

Jurgen Klopp reckons it is unfair to call Liverpool chokers against the Premier League’s lesser lights. His side will seal a Champions League spot if they win their last three ties, starting at home to Southampton on Sunday. On the face of it, they...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 

Marcus Rashford does not see why he cannot stay at Manchester United for the rest of his career

Manchester United's next superstar Marcus Rashford doesn't see why he can't follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes and stay at Old Trafford for the whole of his career. Examples of one-club men at the top level are becoming rarer with...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 

Robots to invade workplace – time for a skills reboot

Almost half of all Scottish jobs could be done by machines within the next 13 years, a report has warned. The think tank IPPR Scotland said that 1.3 million jobs north of the border – 46 per cent – are likely to become automised by 2030. The study...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

Bill Jamieson: Press policy reset button after war of words

Two sharp reminders in the past week point to the need for a rethink this autumn on Scotland’s economy and for a change in priorities by governments at both Holyrood and Westminster. The compelling need for a reset is obscured by the intensifying...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Political turmoil rocks Scottish property market

Unprecedented political uncertainty is taking its toll on investment confidence in the Scottish property market, an influential report will this week highlight. The latest bi-annual review from consultants Ryden said the prospect of a second...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Russian hackers blamed as Macron hit by cyber attacks on eve of French election

Russian hackers blamed as Macron hit by cyber attacks on eve of French election

Front runner Macron, 39, was the target of a “massive” cyber attack on Friday, timed to try to influence voters going to the polls today.  The presidential election commission met yesterday to discuss the breach of privacy as French media outlets were...

 
Donald Trump calls for PEACE in Venezuela over protests that have left 38 dead

Donald Trump calls for PEACE in Venezuela over protests that have left 38 dead

The White House confirmed Saturday that H.R. McMaster, the US national security adviser, had met with Julio Borges, the president of Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly, for talks on how to resolve the issue. They discussed “the need for the...

 
EastEnders spoiler: Will Charlie Cotton take Matthew away from a grieving Jack Branning?

EastEnders spoiler: Will Charlie Cotton take Matthew away from a grieving Jack Branning?

Now it looks like Charlie (played by Declan Bennett) is set to stay - if this photo is anything to go by. In scenes set to air tomorrow, the returnee catches up with his grandmother Dot Branning (June Brown). Although it remains unclear why Charlie...

 
Line Of Duty: 'No one is safe' in next series, warns creator

Line Of Duty: 'No one is safe' in next series, warns creator

The award-winning writer revealed any of the characters from fictional police anti-corruption unit AC-12 could end up in the firing line at any moment on the BBC show.  He said: “Everybody involved in the series knows we have to make what is the best...

 
Writer Mike Bartlett on new BBC drama King Charles III

Writer Mike Bartlett on new BBC drama King Charles III

The BBC could never have planned such a thing but the timing of its new drama, King Charles III, could scarcely be better. It comes just days after Prince Philip’s decision to retire from most Royal duties and is something of   a signpost to what a...

 
Actress Morven Christie on playing Amanda Kendall in Grantchester

Actress Morven Christie on playing Amanda Kendall in Grantchester

Amanda had a child at the end of the last series; where is she now? Baby Grace is about four months old and Amanda is living in a little cottage in the village. Its difficult being a single woman in a community like that in the 1950s and raising a...

 
TV round-up: Jamestown, Lethal Weapon and more

TV round-up: Jamestown, Lethal Weapon and more

Jamestown (Sky1, Friday) is from the production company that gave us Downton Abbey and is a British take on the brutality and pluck required to set up a colony in the New World in the early 17th century.  It should really be called Mudtown because...

 

Whitley Bay church fire: Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Trinity Church on Esplanade

Families were evacuated from their homes on Saturday night, as a huge fire ripped through a Whitley Bay church . Flames and smoke were spotted billowing from the disused Trinity Church, on Esplanade, at around 8pm. Soon, the road was closed off, with...

 
Love Island’s Cally-Jane Beech goes into labour, keeps everyone informed on social media

Love Island’s Cally-Jane Beech goes into labour, keeps everyone informed on social media

Love Island’s Cally-Jane Beech officially in labour – and her partner and fellow Islander, Luis Morrison has been keeping us all posted. The couple who met on the reality show are about to welcome the first ever Love Island baby and it’s all a bit...

Metro, 00:15 in Showbiz
 


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