News archive from 12 October 2015

Sayonara or see you in Japan? Which of England's Rugby World Cup flops will make it to the 2019 tournament?

Sayonara or see you in Japan? Which of England's Rugby World Cup flops will make it to the 2019 tournament?

England became the first Rugby World Cup hosts to exit at the pool stage following defeats by Wales and Australia, but eyes are already on the next tournament in Japan in 2019. Chris Robshaw and his team-mates have a battle on their hands to keep a...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
England's Rugby World Cup stars ran through fire and were hit by bricks in riot drill... more training madness after horse fiasco during Stuart Lancaster's reign

England's Rugby World Cup stars ran through fire and were hit by bricks in riot drill... more training...

Stuart Lancaster will be at Buckingham Palace today, representing England at a reception for all the World Cup teams with the Queen and other royals. In different circumstances, the head coach might have savoured the pomp and grandeur of the occasion....

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Andrew Flintoff: Ben Stokes is like a Game of Thrones character, he has an animal in him, wind it up and just let him go!

Andrew Flintoff: Ben Stokes is like a Game of Thrones character, he has an animal in him, wind it up and...

I like the look of all-rounder Ben Stokes. I usually have no interest in comparing new players with myself, but there are some interesting parallels here. He is more classical than me. He’s a proper batsman. He doesn’t have to manufacture scoring...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Interview: Emma Stone on ambitions to make history

Interview: Emma Stone on ambitions to make history

EMMA Stone's company is enjoying great success, but she has no plans to sell, writes Gareth Mackie Having started out selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door, Emma Little has a clear goal in mind: to build a “bloody big business”. But the founder and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Jarvie Plant gears up for building growth

Jarvie Plant gears up for building growth

Plant hire business Jarvie Plant Group has outlined a multi-million-pound investment as it gears up to cope with increased demand from Scotland's construction sector. The firm, which is based in Grangemouth and was founded by John Jarvie senior in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
AB InBev expected to up bid for SAB Miller

AB InBev expected to up bid for SAB Miller

BREWING giant Anheuser‑Busch InBev is expected to crank up its £65 billion offer for rival SAB Miller ahead of this Wednesday's City takeover deadline - but incrementally, rather than a significant increase. The SAB Miller board has turned...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Jeremy Hunt accused of suppressing evidence on benefits of 'sugar tax'

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is embroiled in a row with a Commons committee over suppressing evidence about the benefits of a “sugar tax”. Health select committee chair Dr Sarah Wollaston has questioned whether political pressure has been exerted to...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: Treating emerging markets with care

Bill Jamieson: Treating emerging markets with care

Conventional wisdom in markets is often little more than the direction of the moment, projected as a straight line into the future. Barely a week ago the commodities and natural resources sectors were seen as locked in indefinite decline, frontline...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

New fast-track eviction powers could breach human rights, warns watchdog

Government proposals to legally require landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants risk a serious breach of human rights, an official watchdog has warned. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned MPs ahead of...

 

'Too low, too slow, too narrow' – Conservatives' asylum policy criticised

The government’s offer to take in 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years is far “too low, too slow and too narrow”, according to a statement published by 300 senior lawyers, former law lords and retired judges. Prominent supporters of the legal...

 

Half of UK butterfly species show numbers up on last year

Butterflies did better than feared in the wet and miserable weather across much of the UK in July and August, experts have said. More than half of the 20 species recorded by the public in the Big Butterfly Count showed better numbers than they did...

 
Phil Jagielka: I'm the only international captain in Europe battling to get into the squad

Phil Jagielka: I'm the only international captain in Europe battling to get into the squad

Jagielka was made a scapegoat for England's shambolic failure at the World Cup in Brazil last summer and has spent the time ever since trying to salvage his Three Lions career. The Everton star's rehabilitation should be complete tomorrow when he...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Medieval monk's missing tombstone from Rufford Abbey found

Medieval monk's missing tombstone from Rufford Abbey found

Image copyright Nottinghamshire County Council A missing tombstone commemorating a medieval monk laid to rest in Nottinghamshire has been rediscovered. The grave slab of Robert de Markham dates from 1399 and was set in the floor of Rufford Abbey's...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Torn apart: The smuggler and my baby

Torn apart: The smuggler and my baby

Syrians leaving their homes for the safety of Europe often rely on people smugglers to help them reach their destination. But it's impossible to know who to trust and things can go wrong. One woman ended up seeing a man, whose real name she didn't...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 


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