News archive from 11 July 2015

Manchester United 'to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger' according to reports

Manchester United have had a bid accepted by Bayern Munich for the midfielder Bastian Schweinstieger, according to reports in Germany. The 30-year-old has been offered a three-year contract worth £140,000 a week according to Bild, and would become...

Guardian, 00:03 in Sport
 

PM 'seeking EU opt-out on work law'

David Cameron will demand that the UK should be exempt from European Union employment laws as part of his plans to redefine the relationship with Brussels, according to reports. The Prime Minister will seek to restore opt-outs to the EU legislation...

 
RAF jets in six near-misses at Scottish airports

RAF jets in six near-misses at Scottish airports

FEARS over the safety of fast military jets have been expressed after the Ministry of Defence admitted that there was a "serious risk of collision" on six occasions near major Scottish airports in the last five years. Figures released after...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Loving brother runs 53 miles of Nidderdale Way for charity

Loving brother runs 53 miles of Nidderdale Way for charity

A loving brother who managed to run all 53 miles of the Nidderdale Way for charity said he felt "exhausted but delighted' to finish. Ian Lawrence, 45, decided to take on the challenge on Saturday, June 20, to raise money and awareness for the...

 

Guardian Weekend Go Set a Watchman mobile photography competition: terms and conditions

Entering the competition Where are you reading your Harper Lee supplement? Share your photos and thoughts on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #GdnWatchman. Our five favourite photos will receive a free copy of Go Set A Watchman; terms and...

 

David Michôd on Animal Kingdom: I feared I was making a gigantic mess

If movie sets are where the magic happens, editing rooms are far more sobering locations: sterile technical environments where creative visions are dissected into second-by-second and frame-by-frame footage. Related: Guardian Australia launches Film...

 
Doncaster rogue trader ordered to pay £30k in compensation

Doncaster rogue trader ordered to pay £30k in compensation

A Doncaster roofer, who swindled three elderly people out of thousands of pounds, has been ordered to pay his victims £30,000 in compensation. Following a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing this week, Cornelius Price has been issued with a...

 
E-cigarette safety alert issued after spate of fires

E-cigarette safety alert issued after spate of fires

A nationwide alert has been issued warning of the dangers of fires caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers. More than 100 fires have been blamed on the devices over the past two years, according to fire service figures. The Local Government...

BBC, 00:16 in Regional
 

UK sees surge in property millionaires despite slowdown in house market

The number of property millionaires in Britain has more than doubled over the past three years and broken through the 500,000 mark for the first time, it is claimed. There are now 13 streets where the average house price is more than £10m – all of...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 

Scott Walker tweet pre-empts formal presidential announcement

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin who is expected to formally announce his campaign for president on Monday, on Friday apparently pre-empted his announcement on Twitter. “Scott is in,” read a tweet posted to Walker’s official feed late on Friday...

 
Wimbledon 2015: Why are some tennis players better at seeing the ball is out?

Wimbledon 2015: Why are some tennis players better at seeing the ball is out?

Hawk-Eye, which detects where the ball has landed, is being used for the ninth time at Wimbledon. Why are some tennis players better than others at using it to challenge umpires, asks Harry Low. The five-second wait for a decision only adds to the...

BBC, 00:19 in Regional
 
Kickstarter and fellow crowd-funding sites - are they the right choice for game developers

Kickstarter and fellow crowd-funding sites - are they the right choice for game developers

Crowd-funding sites have been a popular choice for video game developers in recent years, but not everyone in the industry feels optimistic about this method of funding for projects. Kickstarter, an example of one of the top crowd-funding sites, was...

 
Fired-up Marc Marquez out to get his boyhood hero Valentino Rossi in German MotoGP

Fired-up Marc Marquez out to get his boyhood hero Valentino Rossi in German MotoGP

The defending champion is determined to set the record straight at Sachsenring after losing out to Rossi at the last corner in Holland two weeks ago. Marquez tried to snatch the victory with a barging move that sent Rossi off track and cutting the...

Daily Star, 00:22 in Sport
 
Ian Bell calls on England to finish the job in First Test against Australia

Ian Bell calls on England to finish the job in First Test against Australia

The 33-year-old returned to form with a much-needed 60 to help Alastair Cook's men secure a massive lead of 411 heading into today's fourth day of the first Investec Test at Cardiff's SWALEC Stadium. Bell's effort, along with Joe Root's 60 and a...

Daily Star, 00:22 in Sport
 
Louis van Gaal: Memphis Depay can replace Robin van Persie up front

Louis van Gaal: Memphis Depay can replace Robin van Persie up front

Van Persie is expected to complete a £4.7m to Turkish side Fenerbahce this weekend. It leaves a striker a burning priority for the Manchester United manager as he finalises his squad for the new campaign. But exciting 21-year-old Depay, whose...

Daily Star, 00:22 in Sport
 


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