News archive from 9 December 2016

Lincolnshire top of the class for primary school performance

Lincolnshire is top of the class according to the latest Education and Skills Annual Report from Ofsted as the county is the best performing in the East Midlands with 93% of schools rated good or better. Lincolnshire County Council (83%) was only one...

 

New scheme aimed to promote English youth

by Our Sports Desk The English Football League revealed a new initiative yesterday to share £2.25 million over three seasons with clubs that give young, domestic talent the chance to play in the first team. This season, 8 per cent of all appearances...

 

Japan's frugal millennials a bad omen for its economy

Japan's millennials have grown up in an economy that never seems to grow. Accustomed to stagnant wages, jobs without benefits and a debt-burdened government, they came of age during the global financial crisis and the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 

Jennings joins the debut century club

Batsman’s 112 gets England off to a good start on day one by Our Sports Desk Keaton Jennings overcame two false starts on his first day of Test cricket yesterday before finishing with a priceless debut century for England. By the time to the opener...

 

Low-income families unable to play sport

However, number of women taking part rises to 7.21 million by Kadeem Simmonds Sport England chief executive Jennie Price slammed the sport industry yesterday for not reaching out to poorer families and more constraints on their ability to keep fit....

 

Tottenham to lose out on £25 million after crashing out of Champions League

by Samantha Miller at Wembley Stadium Tottenham exited the Champions League on Wednesday night knowing that they will have to win the Europa League in order to make up the shortfall from failing to reach the last 16. Spurs were assured of European...

 

Apple IS developing a car: First patent for 'Project Titan' reveals pedestrian avoidance system

Apple has been awarded a patent that suggests it's much rumoured 'Project Titan' car project is getting closer to being revealed.  The document describes technology for a collision avoidance system that is designed for robots, or self-driving cars. It...

 

Dramatic moment Russian special forces use a machinegun ROBOT as they 'take out' ISIS warlord behind deadly...

This is the moment Russian special forces used a machinegun robot during an operation to kill an ISIS warlord behind a wave of deadly bombings in the country. Dramatic footage shows anti-terror officers firing into a building after cornering...

 
Colombia outrage over killing of young girl

Colombia outrage over killing of young girl

The funeral has been taking place in the Colombian capital, Bogota, of a seven-year-old girl from a poor family who was raped and killed on Sunday. Yuliana Samboni's body - which showed signs of torture - was found in a luxury apartment in the city....

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
Breaking the mental health taboo: 'Please talk about it'

Breaking the mental health taboo: 'Please talk about it'

There's a frequently quoted statistic that one in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some point during our life. But what does it mean to be that person, especially in the workplace? Early last year, Sam Brown, a partner in the law firm...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
What do Prince Charles and Ozzy Osbourne have in common?

What do Prince Charles and Ozzy Osbourne have in common?

Consider Prince Charles and Ozzy Osbourne, even in a darkened room it would be difficult to mistake one for the other but by some measures they are uncannily similar. And for some analytic engines that decide which adverts you see online, the Prince...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
German refugee murder arrest in Freiburg heightens tensions

German refugee murder arrest in Freiburg heightens tensions

For days now photographs of a smiling young woman have haunted newspaper headlines and online news sites. Maria L was 19 when she was murdered in October. The circumstances of her death are horrifying enough. But Germans have been sickened by...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Are Dutch voters really turning to populist Geert Wilders?

Are Dutch voters really turning to populist Geert Wilders?

Dutch voters choose a new government in March 2017 and if the polls are right, the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV) of populist leader Geert Wilders is surging ahead of his rivals and is set to win 35 seats. A quick calculation suggests almost three...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
White Sun: The Nepalese film that holds a mirror to post-war society

White Sun: The Nepalese film that holds a mirror to post-war society

A battle-hardened, world-weary but still young former Maoist guerrilla is summoned back to his native village after his father dies. As he trudges homeward, a young boy orphaned by the war latches on to him, looking for a father-figure. Once home, the...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 
All hours gym opens in Cumbria

All hours gym opens in Cumbria

CARLISLE'S first 24 hour gym opens for business this morning. Snap Fitness is in Englishgate Plaza, off Botchergate, in the former Big Al’s Sports Bar. This is an American franchise, which has more than 2,000 outlets in 18 countries. Manager Adam...

 


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