News archive from 12 December 2015

UK's defence secretary calls war on Isis 'agonisingly slow'

Britain’s defence secretary has expressed frustration at the “agonisingly slow” progress of the war against Islamic State and declined to offer a timetable for its defeat. Michael Fallon, visiting Washington for the first time since the UK parliament...

 

Manchester United transfer news: Wayne Rooney's £75m offer, Adnan Januzaj admission, John Stones move -...

Manchester United transfer news: Wayne Rooney's £75m offer, Adnan Januzaj admission, John Stones move - reports gossip Sean Kearns for Metro.co.uk Louis van Gaal may be trying to downplay his side's exit from the Champions League but Manchester United...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Serial directors warned by pension funds

Shareholders are considering cracking down on directors who hold multiple roles by warning them they could be voted off boards if they hold more than four positions. Pension funds have issued the warning in an update on the guidelines they will use to...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 

Alexis Sanchez will return to Arsenal training on Monday, confirms Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez will return to Arsenal training on Monday, confirms Arsene Wenger Will Giles for Metro.co.uk Alexis Sanchez will return to Arsenal training on Monday after recovering from a hamstring injury, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The Chilean has...

Metro, 00:12 in Sport
 
PGA tour to consider new WGC-Cadillac Championship venue of wake of Donald Trump comments

PGA tour to consider new WGC-Cadillac Championship venue of wake of Donald Trump comments

The PGA Tour is to consider alternative venues for the WGC-Cadillac Championship following Donald Trump's latest controversial comments. The Championship is to be staged at Trump's National Doral Golf Course in Miami next March but may be moved...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 
Michel Platini furious that a FIFA ethics committee spokesman predicts he faces a football suspension 'for many years'

Michel Platini furious that a FIFA ethics committee spokesman predicts he faces a football suspension 'for...

Michel Platini has reacted with anger to a spokesman for FIFA's ethics committee predicting he faces being suspended 'for many years'. Spokesman Andreas Bantel told French sports newspaper L'Equipe the UEFA president is facing a heavy punishment from...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 
West Lothian Junior football preview: Derby clashes highlight weekend's action

West Lothian Junior football preview: Derby clashes highlight weekend's action

It’s derby day on Saturday as three all-West Lothian clashes highlight the Junior fixtures. The region’s top two teams are due to battle it out at Prestonfield as Linlithgow Rose take on Broxburn Athletic. Meanwhile, in the South Division, Blackburn...

 
Dinner lady who won £75,000 lotto could win another one million pounds, thanks to our appeal

Dinner lady who won £75,000 lotto could win another one million pounds, thanks to our appeal

A dinner lady who scooped £75,000 on the Irish Lottery could now win another million, thanks to our appeal to find her. Angela Mahoney, 52, of Bentley, used numbers from her late mother’s date of birth to win £75,000 from a £1 stake on a Betfred Irish...

 

Kevin Costner has SEVEN kids, a soft-core porn past and is in a band? 11 amazing facts

For over 30 years Kevin Costner has starred in some of the most iconic movies ever produced. His best work, in films such as Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables and JFK have become celebrated pieces of American culture, themselves. But not ALL of his...

 

The Legend of Tarzan AND The BFG unleash epic trailers plus Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 2

WATCH THE LEGEND OF TARZAN TRAILER NEXT WATCH THE BFG TEASER TRAILER NEXT WATCH THE TEENAGE NINJA MUTANT TURTLES TRAILER NEXT:

 
Luke Campbell ready to assert control over lightweight division

Luke Campbell ready to assert control over lightweight division

IT may not have the audience figures of the 1990s when only a handful of channels and fewer options meant close to 20million tuning in for Saturday fight night, but not since those heady days has British boxing been in such rude health. At the...

 

PGA Tour may strip Donald Trump-owned Blue Monster of WGC event in 2017

The PGA Tour is to consider alternative venues for the WGC-Cadillac Championship following Donald Trump’s latest controversial comments. The Championship is to be staged at Trump’s National Doral in Miami in March but may be moved elsewhere after...

 
Remi Garde responds to questions about Aston Villa trying to emulate Arsenal

Remi Garde responds to questions about Aston Villa trying to emulate Arsenal

Remi Garde insists Aston Villa's support network reminds him of Arsenal's after being asked if the club are trying to emulate this weekend's opponents. There is a strong Gunners flavour in key positions at Villa with Garde, chief executive Tom Fox and...

 
Smethwick Midland Metropolitan Hospital will cost £588m

Smethwick Midland Metropolitan Hospital will cost £588m

A long-awaited new West Midlands hospital will cost at least £588m over a 30-year contract, the BBC can reveal. A contract was signed on Friday to build the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital on land in Smethwick. The capital costs for the building...

BBC, 00:23 in Regional
 

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus all the latest racing news

‘Fear of regret’ is a factor one should try to eliminate when sorting through horse races in search of a tip or a bet but it is so much more easily said than done. I was with Buywise when he was a heartbreaking runner-up at 10-1 at Cheltenham last...

Guardian, 00:31 in Sport
 


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