News archive from 10 January 2017

Cheick Tiote holds talks with Spanish outfit Sporting Gijon as Newcastle outcast seeks move away

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has held talks with Sporting Gijon over a potential free transfer. The Spanish side's sporting director Nico Rodriguez has held talks with the 30-year-old's representatives in a bid to persuade the 30-year-old...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport

This is what getting Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup means: Wycombe Wanderers striker Paris Cowan-Hall...

Throughout the FA Cup weekend just gone, the yearly debate over whether the competition means as much as it used to was debated as fiercely as ever.  Those who say it still has its old spark got some ammunition for their argument through a video...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
Thousands of HMRC staff may have to move up to 174 miles

Thousands of HMRC staff may have to move up to 174 miles

Up to 38,000 staff from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be expected to move large distances as part of a reorganisation, a report has found. Some may need to relocate by up to 174 miles if they want to keep their jobs, the National Audit Office...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
BA cabin crew start two-day strike at Heathrow

BA cabin crew start two-day strike at Heathrow

A two-day strike by some of BA's cabin staff may disrupt flights at Heathrow airport on Tuesday and Wednesday. The strike, by 2,900 members of the Unite trade union, is in pursuit of higher pay for members of the so-called "mixed fleet"....

BBC, 00:07 in Business
Food sales drive 'bumper' Christmas for retailers

Food sales drive 'bumper' Christmas for retailers

Hunger for a festive feast led to a "bumper" Christmas and strong finish to 2016 for retailers, a report says. Like-for-like sales increased by 1% in December compared with the previous year, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG...

BBC, 00:07 in Business

VOTE: On first anniversdary of his shock death, choose your fave face of ch-ch-changing chameleon David Bowie

Today marks a year since we bid fond farewell to masterful musician of many faces David Bowie. Here, soundtracked by prophetic "look up here, I'm in heaven" Lazarus track, we illustrate guises aplenty - From Major Tom to Jareth the Goblin...


Government urged to set quota for women MPs and councillors

The Government should aim to introduce quotas for the number of women in Parliament and local government by 2030, according to a new report by MPs, with a suggested target of at least 45 per cent. The review by the Women and Equalities committee also...


Arctic air could bring snow to most of UK by Friday

Most of the UK could see snow as Arctic air moves south and winds pick up towards the end of the week. The weather system will move southwards and by Thursday showers will become increasingly wintry. A change in the wind by the start of Friday is set...


Hull welcomes 250ft art work turbine blade for UK City of Culture 2017

A massive art work has been erected in the centre of Hull as it was announced that more than 300,000 people visited the first main event of the city's tenure as UK City of Culture 2017. Blade - a 250ft-long (75m) wind turbine blade - has been being...

UK in 'front seat' for US trade deal, top Republican says

UK in 'front seat' for US trade deal, top Republican says

Britain will be in the "front seat" to negotiate a new trade deal with the incoming Trump administration, a top Republican in the US Senate has said. A US-UK trade deal would be a priority, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional

Is a personal tank the latest luxury must-have?

Some of the very rich like to go further than just displaying their wealth. They want things that few others can have, such as vehicles like an armour-plated SUV. And now there's another extreme machine aimed at the moneyed motor-mad: the EV2....

BBC, 00:13 in Business

PM May’s mental health strategy ‘mere happy soundbites’

Tories’ latest policy ‘will fail without serious cash injection,’ experts warn TORY mental health strategy was ripped apart yesterday as a “utopian vision” and mere “happy soundbites.” Campaigners, unions and politicians closely involved in the sector...


Leeds drug dealer caught on trip to buy cannabis

A DRUG dealer has been sent to a young offenders institution for 12 months after police found him in possession of heroin and cocaine when they stopped a car he was travelling in. Harry Foley, 20 was caught during a trip to buy cannabis in the...


Teaching assistants beat council pay cut

But Durham workers warn the struggle goes on TEACHING assistants in Durham have won a reprieve from a 23 per cent pay cut planned by Durham County Council but said yesterday that their struggle goes on. The 2,000 assistants, members of public service...


45% of candidates ‘should be women’

MPs recommend legal minimum for elections to Parliament by Felicity Collier WOMEN should make up at least 45 per cent of parliamentary candidates by law, a panel of MPs said yesterday. The Commons women and equalities committee called on the...


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