News archive from 12 April 2018

Jeremy Clarkson turns to humble bicycle as he ‘breaks down’ during third series of The Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson turns to humble bicycle as he ‘breaks down’ during third series of The Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson has a love for fast cars, however he’s had to take things down a notch after his Alfa Romeo ‘broke down’ while filming the latest series of Grand Tour. Jeremy, along with co-stars Richard Hammond and James May were heading along the...

Metro, 00:04 in Showbiz
 
'Cheering on their own team': how the Gold Coast has welcomed LGBTI athletes

'Cheering on their own team': how the Gold Coast has welcomed LGBTI athletes

Sixty-nine percent of Commonwealth nations criminalise many of their own LGBTI citizens – 37 of 53 countries. That’s the affronting statistic that greets visitors to the Gold Coast’s Rise bar and club, which, for the duration of the Games, has been...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 
'My pupils all know someone who's been stabbed'

'My pupils all know someone who's been stabbed'

"It's not a shock anymore. It's not a surprise anymore," says Angela. "If something happens in the area, you hope it's not somebody you've taught." She has been a teacher for 28 years and is currently a head of department at a...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Cliff Richard case 'likely to have massive implications'

Cliff Richard case 'likely to have massive implications'

When South Yorkshire Police raided Sir Cliff Richard's home in August 2014, he was in Portugal, but the BBC was outside, with a helicopter standing by. News programmes broadcast pictures and named Sir Cliff as a suspect in an alleged historical sexual...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
New safeguards for British holidaymakers who book online

New safeguards for British holidaymakers who book online

British holidaymakers will benefit from greater protection when booking online under new EU rules that come into force this summer. Updated UK package travel regulations, part of an EU directive due to take effect for holidays booked from 1 July, aim...

 

Manchester United managing director says club might have to go 'homeless' for a while to increase Old...

Manchester United will be 'homeless' if they want to expand Old Trafford to a capacity of 90,000. According the managing director Richard Arnold, any attempts to add an extra tier to the Sir Bobby Charlton stand would be a massive engineering...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez insists he was fouled by Juventus defender Medhi Benatia in crucial...

Lucas Vazquez has admitted Juventus defender Medhi Benatia 'ran me down' in the pivotal penalty decision that sent Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals. Los Blancos led Juventus 3-0 on aggregate going into the second leg of their...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Sergio Ramos could face additional ban after watching end of Real Madrid win over Juventus on the...

Sergio Ramos faces an anxious wait to discover if he will miss Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final. The club captain was already suspended for Real's last-minute quarter-final win over Juventus on Wednesday. And as the game ran towards a...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Carmakers fear rising trade barriers after Brexit

Carmakers fear rising trade barriers after Brexit

A storm is brewing as clouds gather over Bristol Port, with the rain set to fall on tens of thousands of vehicles parked in the port's car compounds, ready for export by ship, or destined for UK dealerships. It is an apt backdrop for the UK automotive...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Three-year-old girl fighting rare brain tumour awarded honorary 41st place in Grand National on Saturday

Organisers of the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday have awarded an honorary 41st place to three-year-old Edie Molyneux, who suffers from a rare brain tumour.  Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) first created the honorary berth last year for...

Daily Mail, 00:22 in Sport
 
Universal credit 'flaws' mean thousands will be worse off

Universal credit 'flaws' mean thousands will be worse off

Thousands of self-employed, agency, and zero-hours contract workers, will be potentially hundreds of pounds a year worse off under universal credit, according to fresh research. Analysis by Citizens Advice claims that flaws in the new benefit mean...

Guardian, 00:25 in Business
 
Surveyors issue most downbeat assessment of housing market for five years

Surveyors issue most downbeat assessment of housing market for five years

Britain’s property surveyors have issued the most downbeat assessment of the housing market for five years. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that in March demand from buyers fell for the 12th month in a row, new instructions...

Guardian, 00:25 in Business
 

Bury Council chiefs will write to government asking to keep road tax raised from borough's motorists

Bury Council chiefs are to write to the government to request that the road tax collected from the borough's motorists can be spend on upgrading its highways network. The move comes after a motion tabled by Labour's Jamie Walker at this evening's...

 
Asifa Bano: The child rape and murder that has Kashmir on edge

Asifa Bano: The child rape and murder that has Kashmir on edge

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the restive state on edge. Sameer Yasir, an independent journalist based in Srinagar, reports on how the investigation has split the region along...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 
Secrets of the sea bed: Hunt for Stone Age site in North Sea

Secrets of the sea bed: Hunt for Stone Age site in North Sea

British and Belgian scientists are exploring the sea bed off Norfolk hoping to find evidence that Stone Age people lived there when it was still dry land. In recent years, some trawler crews and researchers have found prehistoric animal bones and...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 


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