News archive from 11 March 2016

Van Gaal admits Manchester United players couldn't cope with Liverpool but insists it is not over

Van Gaal admits Manchester United players couldn't cope with Liverpool but insists it is not over

Louis van Gaal wants his United players to stir Old Trafford into a frenzy next Thursday like Liverpool did at Anfield in a bid to overturn the Reds Europa League defeat. The United boss admits his side could not live with the heat Jurgen Klopp's side...

 
The Leicester City fans gambling on a winning finish

The Leicester City fans gambling on a winning finish

At the start of the season, you could get odds of 5,000-1 for Leicester City to win the Premier League - the same as Elvis being found alive or Christmas Day being the warmest of the year. But with nine games to go, the Foxes are on course to do what...

BBC, 00:00 in Sport
 
Obama lays blame for Libya mess on Cameron

Obama lays blame for Libya mess on Cameron

President Obama launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron last night for allowing Libya to deteriorate into lawlessness and become a haven for Islamic State. In highly unusual criticism of a serving British prime minister from his American...

 
Barack Obama has 'no second thoughts' about drone strikes in Middle East

Barack Obama has 'no second thoughts' about drone strikes in Middle East

Barack Obama “has not had a second thought” about the drone strikes that are causing untold numbers of civilian casualties as the US tries to beat back terrorist insurgencies in the Middle East, according to a new interview with the president and top...

 
Five years on, cleanup of Fukushima's reactors remains a distant goal

Five years on, cleanup of Fukushima's reactors remains a distant goal

In the chaotic two years after its name became forever associated with nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi power plant “resembled a field hospital”, according to the man who is now in charge of the most daunting task the nuclear industry has ever...

 
Killer of South African anti-apartheid leader to be released from prison

Killer of South African anti-apartheid leader to be released from prison

An assassin who killed an anti-apartheid leader in South Africa in 1993 has won parole, igniting bitter memories of racial unrest during white rule as well as fresh scrutiny of the punishment for crimes committed in that era. A Pretoria judge ordered...

 
​Widnes Vikings 46 Hull FC 6: What did we learn from embarrassing rout?

​Widnes Vikings 46 Hull FC 6: What did we learn from embarrassing rout?

Hull FC reporter Paul Clarke discusses the key talking points to come out of the Black and Whites' disappointing 46-6 defeat to Widnes Vikings in round five. No clinical edge HULL FC looked lost in attack throughout the game. Even the score they...

 
Danger dryers in 11-month repair wait

Danger dryers in 11-month repair wait

Owners of tumble dryers requiring repairs in a fire safety campaign are being told they must wait 11 months for their appliance to be fixed. In November, Whirlpool - the owner of the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands - revealed the massive repair...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Jealous Leeds husband jailed for attack on neighbour

Jealous Leeds husband jailed for attack on neighbour

A man subjected his neighbour to a horrifying knife attack after suspecting him of having an affair with his wife. Nicholas Crabbe was left with gaping slash wounds to his face and neck during the “jealous and paranoid” assault by Sean Cunningham. A...

 
Leeds flagship John Lewis store ‘will champion local brands’

Leeds flagship John Lewis store ‘will champion local brands’

Leeds’s new £150m John Lewis store will be looking for local suppliers to boost its fashion ranges when it opens its doors later this year. The ​Victoria Gate outlet is on track to open this autumn and it has already started the recruitment process....

 
Government has failed to protect whistleblowers, says watchdog

Government has failed to protect whistleblowers, says watchdog

The Cabinet Office has failed to introduce measures to protect and encourage whistleblowers in public services, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. The public accounts committee (PAC) said that despite reassurances 18 months ago, it was...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 

Darts: Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen heading for top-of-the-table clash in the Premier League

Potteries hero Phil 'The Power' Taylor whitewashed Robert Thornton in Nottingham to set up a top-of-the-table clash with Michael van Gerwen in the Betway Premier League. Taylor did briefly go top of the table after thrashing Thornton, but van Gerwen...

 
Málaga strike continues with rubbish clogging streets

Málaga strike continues with rubbish clogging streets

A strike by refuse collectors in the Spanish city of Málaga has reached day 11, with huge piles of rubbish in the streets raising concerns that the smell and mess could put off tourists ahead of the Easter holiday season. Refuse collectors from the...

 
US election 2016: Marco Rubio in do-or-die debate

US election 2016: Marco Rubio in do-or-die debate

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has his last chance to make an impact in a Republican debate before Tuesday's do-or-die contest in Florida. He will take to the stage in his home city of Miami a long way behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the race to...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 

‘Back Off on Leadership Bid, Jarvis’

Economist gives ex-army Labour MP his marching orders JEREMY CORBYN’S economics general ordered Dan Jarvis back to barracks yesterday after the paratrooper-turned-MP made a pre-emptive strike for the Labour leadership. Richard Murphy, the brains...

 


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