News archive from 8 June 2018

Off-duty nurse tried to help man who died after shooting in Netherton, witnesses say

An off-duty nurse reportedly rushed to help a man who died after a shooting in Netherton on Thursday evening. Emergency services were called to Assissian Crescent at around 8pm to reports that a man had been shot. He was taken to hospital but later...

 
Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public

Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public

A Facebook bug made the private posts of around 14 million Facebook users public for a period of four days last month, it has emerged.  The bug, which affected those users from May 18 to May 22, occurred while Facebook was testing a new feature. After...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Rashford shows full set of skills in Plan B built on craft, not brawn

Rashford shows full set of skills in Plan B built on craft, not brawn

And so on to the banks of the Baltic. Nobody ever really knows what to make of games such as these, the final demob‑happy friendlies of a tournament summer. At the end of an energetic 2-0 defeat of a forgettable Costa Rica England’s players waved a...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 

Ben Bradley: We must show young voters our party is for them

ONE year after the election, 
the Conservative party has to reach out to young voters with
a clear message about how
we’re trying to make their lives better. And as we spread that message, we need to shout it loud so we can be heard above the noise of...

 

Bill Carmichael: Donald Trump won’t mind being Billy No Mates at G7 summit

SOMETIMES the world’s leaders sound less like the most powerful people on the planet, and more like a bunch of pre-teens squabbling ahead of a sleepover. Six of the planned guests have fallen out with the seventh, and have vowed they won’t be his...

 
Chief constable Simon Cole offered 5 contracts at once to keep him in Leicestershire

Chief constable Simon Cole offered 5 contracts at once to keep him in Leicestershire

Leicestershire's chief constable Simon Cole has accepted an offer to run the county's force for the next five years. Police and Crime Commissioner Lord (Willy) Bach, who gave Mr Cole the opportunity, said he wanted to secure the services of the...

 
Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover. Until now, scientists had thought that conditions on the red planet were too cold and arid for liquid water to exist, although there were known to...

 

Dinosaurs: Where Jurassic Park got it wrong

No film has influenced popular understanding of dinosaurs more than Jurassic Park. Based on the 1990 novel by the late Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning epic three years later envisaged an amusement park stocked with dinosaurs brought...

 
World Cup: England fans' safety at risk in Russia, say MPs

World Cup: England fans' safety at risk in Russia, say MPs

England football fans visiting Russia for the World Cup are at serious risk of homophobic, racist and anti-British attacks and have been offered only “vague reassurance” about their safety by the Foreign Office and police, MPs have warned. The...

 
Starting salaries rise at fastest rate for three years

Starting salaries rise at fastest rate for three years

Severe staff shortages are leading to rapidly rising starting salaries for those moving into new jobs, according to new research. Employers are paying more "to attract the right people", the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said....

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Lady Wilson’s love. Our debt to former PM’s widow

LADY MARY Wilson, who has died at the age of 102, was an enormous source of strength to her husband Harold, the last Yorkshireman to become Prime Minister, during his premiership – and also throughout his latter years when he succumbed to the cruel...

 

Thelma Walker: A bumpy first year as MP...and what Parliament could learn from Yorkshire

THE moment in time, 4.29am on Friday, June 9, 2017, will forever be etched on my mind. After being awake for nearly 24 hours, the returning officer gathered the candidates and our agents together to announce the result of the election. 4:30am came and...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: One year after the election, Theresa May must lead – and not be led

THE sight of David Davis scuttling in and out of 10 Downing Street following the latest Brexit crisis had uncanny parallels with the aftermath of last year’s election when he convinced Theresa May not to resign. Yet, while it’s testament to the...

 

Turkey’s Erdogan faces surprise test in tight vote

As the last of the spring rain fell over the Bosphorus, the political party flags in the Istanbul district of Besiktas looked distinctly sodden and flyers lay crumpled on the pavement. But the deluge did not dampen the spirits of opposition...

BBC, 00:33 in World News
 
Bay City Rollers star Alan Longmuir 'seriously ill in Mexican hospital'

Bay City Rollers star Alan Longmuir 'seriously ill in Mexican hospital'

Bay City Roller Alan Longmuir has taken seriously ill while on holiday in Mexico. The 69-year-old musician is reportedly receiving specialist care at the Galenia Hospatial, in Cancun, after falling ill while on holiday with his wife Eileen. A message...

 


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