News archive from 7 October 2015

David Cameron to promise 200,000 'starter homes'

David Cameron to promise 200,000 'starter homes'

Image copyright Getty Images David Cameron is to announce plans for 200,000 new "affordable" homes to buy in his closing speech to the Conservative conference on Wednesday. Builders in England will no longer be forced to offer low-cost...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Sergi Samper willing to accept Arsenal transfer offer, say reports

Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper would accept a move to Arsenal if they made an offer, according to reports. The 20-year-old is yet to break into Luis Enrique’s side, and is believed to be assessing his options as he seeks first-team football. And...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 
Argos in same-day delivery push ready for Christmas

Argos in same-day delivery push ready for Christmas

Image copyright PA Argos has upped the ante on home deliveries by becoming the first British retailer to offer a same day service across the UK up to 22:00, seven days a week. And it says it will operate the scheme, named Fast Track, 364 days a year....

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Maldives boat blast: Two presidential aides arrested

Maldives boat blast: Two presidential aides arrested

Image copyright Reuters Two security officers have been arrested in connection with an explosion on board Maldives President Abdullah Yameen's speedboat last month. Officials have also said for the first time that the explosion was an assassination...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 

ALERT: ISIS jihadis posing as migrants 'smuggle deadly undetectable NERVE GAS into Europe'

The chemical weapon, known as Sarin, can cause death in minutes but is undetectable because it has no taste, no smell and no colour. It was used most recently in an attack during the Syrian civil war, with up to 1,800 people killed. The shocking claim...

 
Real worries: Why is Brazil's currency now so weak?

Real worries: Why is Brazil's currency now so weak?

Image copyright Getty Images Tourists who came to Brazil for last year's World Cup are probably lamenting the fact that the tournament wasn't held in 2015 instead. Since the beginning of the year, Brazil's real has been one of the fastest-falling...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Conservative conference: Cameron rivals call for harder line in EU talks

David Cameron is under pressure from two of his potential successors as party leader, Boris Johnson and Theresa May, to raise the bar in EU negotiations by reopening the seemingly abandoned demand to restrict the free movement of labour. Cameron, due...

 

Britain urged to stop providing weapons to Saudi Arabia

Britain is being urged to halt the supply of weapons to its ally Saudi Arabia in the light of evidence that civilians are being killed in Saudi-led attacks on rebel forces in Yemen. Amnesty International has warned that “damning evidence of war...

 
Ex-Chelsea boss Ancelotti rules out Liverpool move as Klopp appointment nears completion

Ex-Chelsea boss Ancelotti rules out Liverpool move as Klopp appointment nears completion

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Ancelotti had been among the front-runners for the Anfield hot-seat following Brendan Rodgers' sacking on Sunday. It is understood that Ancelotti and Klopp are the Reds' two main candidates but now the Italian...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
Tottenham plot January swoop for 'new Eden Hazard' from Lille

Tottenham plot January swoop for 'new Eden Hazard' from Lille

Spurs have been watching Lille playmaker Sofiane Boufal, who has been described as the natural successor to the Chelsea star. Hazard joined the Blues from Lille in a £32m transfer in the summer of 2012, but Boufal would cost Spurs considerably less....

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 

Police, fire and ambulance attend multi-car crash in Netherton

Emergency services have attended at multi-car crash in Netherton, tonight. Police, three fire engines and an ambulance were called to Park Lane following reports of a moving vehicle crashing into two parked cars, just after 10.30pm. Parts of the road...

 

Royal Mint to sell 1kg gold bars

The Royal Mint is offering “serious investors” with around £25,000 to spare the chance to buy a fine gold bar weighing one kilogram. The new gold bars have been produced to mark the first anniversary of a bullion trading website launched by the Mint...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 

Argos squares up to Amazon with same-day delivery across UK

Argos has become the first high street retailer to offer same-day delivery across the UK, pitching itself against Amazon just weeks before Black Friday. As retailers prepare for the US-inspired discount day at the end of November, Argos launched Fast...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 
The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure

The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure

In 1962, when Vasco Galante was six-years-old, his parents treated him to his first trip to the local cinema in Lisbon, to watch Charlton Heston in the Hollywood epic, The Ten Commandments. But despite the eye-popping theatrics of the groundbreaking...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
I turned Britain around, says David Cameron

I turned Britain around, says David Cameron

David Cameron is to insist history will remember him as the “turnaround” Prime Minister who improved people’s lives, as he speaks at the Conservative conference in Manchester. Mr Cameron, who became Prime Minister in 2010 and says he will retire in...

 


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