News archive from 12 September 2016

Madness pay tribute to ska legend Prince Buster at Radio 2 festival

Madness pay tribute to ska legend Prince Buster at Radio 2 festival

Madness have paid tribute to ska legend Prince Buster as they played Radio 2's Festival in a Day at Hyde Park. Suggs dedicated The Prince, their first single, to the Jamaican musician, who died on Thursday. "It's a tragedy," he told BBC...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 

Scots radiologist shortfall fails to keep up with demand

Cancer patients could be put at risk by lengthy waits for diagnosis as new figures reveal that the number of radiologists is failing to keep pace with rising demand for scans. Demand for MRI and CT scans soared by 55 per cent between 2010 and 2015 in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 

Dustin Johnson top of FedEx Cup standings after BMW Championship win

Overnight leader Dustin Johnson survived an early wobble to win the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick and move top of the FedEx Cup standings with one event to go. The US Open champion won by three shots, having initially extended his advantage to...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Bethany Firth beats British rival Jessica-Jane Applegate to claim second Rio Paralympic gold

Bethany Firth won her second Paralympic gold of the week in the S14 200m freestyle, beating defending champion and British teammate Jessica-Jane Applegate into silver. The Northern Irishwoman led from the early stages and did not relinquish her lead...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Marcus Rashford set to be handed first Manchester United start of the season against Feyenoord 

Marcus Rashford is set to be handed his first start of the season for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Feyenoord. The teenage sensation has been used sparingly off the bench so far by new manager Jose Mourinho, but followed up...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Everton boss Ronald Koeman: Barkley must show Sam Allardyce why he deserves England spot

Everton boss Ronald Koeman: Barkley must show Sam Allardyce why he deserves England spot

The midfielder plays for the first time on Monday since being omitted from Sam Allardyce’s squad for the World Cup qualifier with Slovakia when Everton face former manager David Moyes’ Sunderland. Barkley’s demotion from the national team came after...

 
Jeremy Corbyn's poll ratings are the worst in the party's history in opposition as he marks a year in office

Jeremy Corbyn's poll ratings are the worst in the party's history in opposition as he marks a year in office

JEREMY Corbyn marks a year as Labour leader today – as a new analysis reveals the party’s poll ratings are the worst it has ever had in opposition. Labour trail the Tories by an average of 11 points. Not since modern polling methods began in the 50s...

 
Help reunite refugee families, faith leaders urge May

Help reunite refugee families, faith leaders urge May

More than 200 religious leaders have urged the UK to relax immigration rules so refugees from Syria and other areas can be reunited with their families. In a letter to the prime minister, they say close relatives of Britons and refugees already in the...

BBC, 00:13 in Regional
 
UK growth forecast cut by BCC after Brexit

UK growth forecast cut by BCC after Brexit

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slashed its growth forecast for the UK in the light of the Brexit vote. It now expects the UK to grow 1.8% this year, down from its March estimate of 2.2%, and by 1% in 2017 compared to its original forecast...

BBC, 00:13 in Regional
 
Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges

Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges

The costs of tackling climate change can be slashed if a network of pipes is built to store waste carbon dioxide under the North Sea, a report says. The technology - carbon capture and storage (CCS) – involves pumping CO2 emissions from power stations...

BBC, 00:13 in Regional
 
Revealed: How West Yorkshire police chief was able to retire despite misconduct allegations

Revealed: How West Yorkshire police chief was able to retire despite misconduct allegations

0 Have your say The former chief constable of Yorkshire’s largest police force was able to retire amid misconduct allegations, despite new regulations to prevent such actions. West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson...

 

Emotional ceremony remembers victims of 9/11

America marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with victims’ relatives reading their names and reflecting on a loss that still felt as immediate to them as it was indelible for the nation. But despite a tradition of putting aside partisan politics for...

 

Millions of Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage but no Iranians

Close to two million people from around the world began performing the first rites of the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, which calls for entering into a state of physical and spiritual purity and circling the cube-shaped Kaaba with their palms...

 

Europeans told to learn lessons from Ireland’s great famine

European nations failing to respond to their humanitarian obligations to refugees should learn the lessons of the Irish famine, President Michael D Higgins said. He claimed some of the rhetoric used today about those crossing the Mediterranean “marine...

 
The war in Syria: Behind the scenes at the US-Russia talks in Geneva

The war in Syria: Behind the scenes at the US-Russia talks in Geneva

How do you cut a deal on military co-operation with a country you see as an existential threat? That is how US generals characterise Russia: it is the starkest version of those "gaps of trust" President Barack Obama blamed for holding up a...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 


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