News archive from 9 November 2017

Lakers vs Celtics LIVE stream: How to watch NBA clash on TV or online

Lakers vs Celtics LIVE stream: How to watch NBA clash on TV or online

This clash is one of the most storied rivalries in the history of the NBA. The Celtics, despite losing Gordon Hayward to a season-long injury, have won nine games on the trot. Although the Celtics will be without key man Al Horford, they still have...

 
Camilla Thurlow goes brunette and chops off her long blonde hair

Camilla Thurlow goes brunette and chops off her long blonde hair

We’ve always known Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow as a bombshell blonde but now the Love Island star has changed her trademark look, showing a classy new brunette bob. The former bomb disposal expertmade an appearance of the MTV Staying Alive gala on...

Metro, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
Drake is trying to buy a Harry Potter book for $160,000 and we love him for it

Drake is trying to buy a Harry Potter book for $160,000 and we love him for it

We all knew that Drake was less of a hard-core rapper and more of boy next-door vibe but now he’s revealed he’s also a massive Potterhead. Yes, that’s right, the Hotline Bling singer has revealed he is as big a fan of the wizarding world as the rest...

Metro, 00:02 in Showbiz
 

Humberside Police rated as 'requires improvement' for second year running

Humberside Police have made "positive improvements" in keeping people safe and reducing crime, despite being judged as 'requiring improvement', a new report reveals today. HMICFRS (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &...

 
House price falls now widespread, say surveyors

House price falls now widespread, say surveyors

House prices are now falling in four areas of the country, according to the latest report from chartered surveyors. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has said that prices are declining in London, the South East, East Anglia and...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Some savers 'worse off' as banks fail to pass on rate rise

Some savers 'worse off' as banks fail to pass on rate rise

Seven days after the rise in base rates, just 15 out of 150 providers have passed on improved returns to their savers. The Bank of England raised rates by 0.25% to 0.5% last Thursday, the first rise in a decade. Many banks are still considering...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Priti

PRESSURE was mounting on Theresa May as the Star went to press last night after allegations that Downing Street ordered a cover-up over Priti Patel’s meetings with Israeli officials. Ms Patel was widely expected to be sacked after she was summoned...

 

Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war jump 500%

BRITISH arms sales to Saudi Arabia have increased by almost 500 per cent since the country started its devastating bombing campaign against Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) condemned the British government yesterday for treating the war...

 

We’re taking too few Syrian refugees – and we let them down when they get here

A GOVERNMENT scheme that allows displaced Syrians to settle in Britain has helped less than half of its 20,000 target so far, according to UN figures released yesterday. Only about 8,000 refugees have been given permission to stay and have accessed...

 

Oil-price rises boost Venezuela economy

Recovery shows Washington’s attempts at sabotage have failed VENEZUELA’S economy is bouncing back despite US financial sanctions, ministers and business leaders said on Monday. Economic activity is up 63 per cent, oil prices are up by $15 a barrel and...

 

Catalan separatists on strike as Madrid signals concession

SPAIN’S foreign minister signalled a concession yesterday to Catalan separatists as a pro-independence union staged a general strike in the region. Alfonso Dastis told the BBC that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government was considering changing the...

 

Isis encircled in remaining stronghold

SYRIAN and Iraqi forces surrounded and attacked the last major Isis stronghold of Abu Kamal yesterday in a cross-border offensive. Syrian government troops, allied militia fighters and the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) were battling their way...

 

It’s time to get your coat, Patel

EVEN as Theresa May finally sees no real alternative but to sack Priti Patel, she still oozes weakness because everyone knows this isn’t her favoured option. She has been reeling since her ill-judged bid to win a landslide parliamentary majority blew...

 

Richard Leonard shares Jeremy Corbyn’s vision

With the two men leading Labour, a 21st-century socialist government will be within reach, says MANUEL CORTES TEN years after the crash, the neoliberal age is finally coming to an end. You don’t have to take that from me. Even the oracle of this...

 

Greenham Common heroine dies

Helen John: September 1937 – November 5 2017 IN 1982 Peggy Seeger wrote a song called Carry Greenham Home in tribute to the Greenham Common women who for 19 years camped around the nine-mile perimeter of the RAF base where the US stored cruise...

 


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