News archive from 11 August 2016, page 10

Forty mobile phones and SIM cards seized in prisons daily, as crackdown launched

Soaring numbers of mobile phones are being seized in prisons, figures have revealed as the government launches a new crackdown to target inmates who use devices to run criminal operations from behind bars. Nearly 15,000 handsets and SIM cards were...

 

Forty mobile phones and SIM cards seized in prisons daily, as crackdown launched

Soaring numbers of mobile phones are being seized in prisons, figures have revealed as the government launches a new crackdown to target inmates who use devices to run criminal operations from behind bars. Nearly 15,000 handsets and SIM cards were...

 

Forty mobile phones and SIM cards seized in prisons daily, as crackdown launched

Soaring numbers of mobile phones are being seized in prisons, figures have revealed as the government launches a new crackdown to target inmates who use devices to run criminal operations from behind bars. Nearly 15,000 handsets and SIM cards were...

 

Forty mobile phones and SIM cards seized in prisons daily, as crackdown launched

Soaring numbers of mobile phones are being seized in prisons, figures have revealed as the government launches a new crackdown to target inmates who use devices to run criminal operations from behind bars. Nearly 15,000 handsets and SIM cards were...

 

Andrew Willis misses out on a medal after finishing fourth in 200 meters breaststroke final

Great Britain's Andrew Willis missed out on a medal in the 200 metres breaststroke by an agonising eight hundredths of a second. The 25-year-old went into the final as the second-fastest qualifier behind Japan's Ippei Watanabe and was gaining with...

Daily Mail, 02:37 in Sport
 

Jason Kenny is chasing Sir Chris Hoy's six golds and can write his name into Team GB Olympic history at Rio...

When Jason Kenny does the maths, catching Sir Chris Hoy’s record gold medal tally does not seem to add up.  He has been racing for 10 years, he says, but is still only half-way to reaching Hoy’s haul of six.  That still feels a long way off. Yet...

Daily Mail, 02:37 in Sport
 

Aston Villa player ratings after EFL Cup horror show at Luton Town

Bunn 8 * Made two fine saves to keep the scores down and wasn’t to blame for any of the goals. Did his push for a starting berth in the Championship no harm at all. Richards 5 Wore the captain’s armband in Elphick’s absence. Richards started well at...

 

Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo on the job he faces to revive the club

The EFL Cup exit at Luton Town has given Roberto Di Matteo a stark reminder of the challenge he faces reviving Aston Villa. Despite being just four days into the season, the pressure is already on the new boss with two defeats from two. Villa followed...

 
Crackdown launched as phone seizures in prisons rise in England and Wales

Crackdown launched as phone seizures in prisons rise in England and Wales

The number of mobile phones being seized in English and Welsh jails has risen markedly, figures indicate. Almost 15,000 handsets and SIM cards were taken from jails in 2015 - a sharp rise on 2014 and 2013 when 9,745 and 7,400 were seized...

BBC, 02:40 in Regional
 
China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump

China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump

Some of the shine has come off the silver screen in China as a 15% fall in cinema attendance in July added to an ongoing box office downturn. The slowdown comes in the wake of more than 50% growth last year. Ticket sales in the three months to June...

BBC, 02:44 in Business
 
More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems'

More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems'

One in three female students in the UK has a mental health problem, a survey suggests. This compared with about a fifth of male undergraduates, the YouGov survey of 1,061 students found. Overall, some 27% of the students said they had a mental health...

BBC, 02:50 in Health
 
Tottenham deal for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on brink of collapse

Tottenham deal for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on brink of collapse

Tottenham are reportedly ready to pull out of a deal for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou after negotiations broke down between the two clubs. Spurs had been thought to have reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 side for the youngster, but the...

Metro, 03:01 in Sport
 

Labour officials in legal bid to reinstate leadership votes block for recruits

Labour's ruling body is challenging a High Court decision allowing new party members to vote in the forthcoming leadership election. The decision is an apparent boost to Jeremy Corbyn in his battle to remain the Labour leader as most new members are...

 

Requiem Mass for bishop who guided dying youth through Bloody Sunday gunfire

A Requiem Mass will be held for a priest who raised a blood-soaked handkerchief and guided the body of a dying teenager through army gunfire on Bloody Sunday. Catholic retired Bishop of Derry Edward Daly, 82, has been lauded as a hero and fearless...

 

Swedish prosecutors to quiz Julian Assange inside Ecuadorean embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be questioned by Swedish prosecutors inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, in a possible breakthrough to the impasse over his case. The Ecuadorian attorney general delivered a document agreeing to a request by...

 


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