News archive from 12 December 2016

Firefighters from Longton fire station at caravan fire on Flaxman Close in Barlaston

We have just received reports of a caravan fire this evening. Two fire crews from Longton are reported to be tackling the blaze on Flaxman Close, Barlaston. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Caravan Fire on Flaxman Close,...

 

Prosecution service given extra cash for domestic abuse cases

Domestic abuse cases are reaching court faster following an injection of cash from the Scottish Government, it has emerged. Audit Scotland said the average time for a case to call was now eight weeks, compared to 11 weeks in August last year. In a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Official definition of anti-semitism to be adopted

Hatred towards Jews will be “called out” with the introduction of an official definition of anti-Semitism, Theresa May will vow. Adopting an internationally-backed charity’s analysis of what constitutes abuse is a “ground-breaking step” in the fight...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Antonio Conte urges Chelsea squad to be more like Diego Costa

Antonio Conte urges Chelsea squad to be more like Diego Costa

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has urged his squad to give the same on the pitch as superstar forward Diego Costa. Costa scored the only goal of the game as the Blues earned a 1-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday afternoon and the 28-year-old was singled...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 

A partner has more impact on happiness than getting a pay rise

Having a partner has a ­greater impact on a person’s happiness than getting a pay rise, an international study has ­discovered. Relationship status and mental health are both more significant contributors to an individual’s overall contentment than...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 

Miami Dolphins fear for quarterback Ryan Tannehill after he suffers grim knee injury against Arizona Cardinals

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during the third quarter of his team's 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The NFL Network...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Eduardo Salvio and Raul Jiminez fire Benfica to victory over Sporting after exiting warm-up through an...

A pair of goals from Eduardo Salvio and Raul Jiminez saw Benfica win the Lisbon derby and secure their lead at the top of the league. Dutch striker Bas Dost pulled one back for the visitors but Benfica held on to get a deserved victory. The result,...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Bigwigs tell MPs to name FA regulator that will reform English football's ruling body

Five recent leaders of the FA are calling on the Government to appoint a regulator to carry out wholesale reform of English football's ruling body. The drastic measure has been proposed in a letter signed by three former chairmen — Lord Triesman,...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Robert Snodgrass' dive apology means nothing... he still cheated to try to lead his side to victory over...

The apology from Robert Snodgrass following his disgraceful dive to get Hull a penalty achieves nothing. It doesn’t mitigate his action, nor take away that he cheated to try to get his team three points. It was clear at full speed — Snodgrass dived...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
West Midlands 'in danger of becoming Britain's employment blackspot'

West Midlands 'in danger of becoming Britain's employment blackspot'

THE West Midlands is on course to become Britain’s biggest employment blackspot unless – and that is why so many voted for Brexit – according to a national think tank. The independent Resolution Foundation is calling on the region’s leaders,...

 
UK 's current GDP growth rate won't last, warns business body

UK 's current GDP growth rate won't last, warns business body

"The business as usual" approach taken by many firms following the Brexit vote has helped boost UK growth this year, but it won't last, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned. The business body expects 2.1% GDP growth this year,...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 
The former drug addict who found God and built a successful business

The former drug addict who found God and built a successful business

At his lowest point, Ryan Longmuir took drugs every day "just to feel normal". He was also dealing them, and at one point faced a possible jail sentence. Born in the Scottish new town of Cumbernauld, Ryan began experimenting with drugs when...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 
Anti-Semitism: Official definition will fight hatred - Theresa May

Anti-Semitism: Official definition will fight hatred - Theresa May

Having one official definition of anti-Semitism will mean those guilty of hatred of Jews will be "called out on it", Theresa May will say later. Police, councils, universities and public bodies can use the definition, Theresa May will say in...

BBC, 00:22 in Regional
 
Only six local authorities 'pass tests for where grammar schools should be'

Only six local authorities 'pass tests for where grammar schools should be'

The Education Policy Institute tested areas against four criteria, which it called "consistent" with the "principles" laid out in the Government's "schools that work for everyone" consultation. It looked for local...

 
Ex-FA chiefs urge Government to reform 'out of balance' organisation

Ex-FA chiefs urge Government to reform 'out of balance' organisation

The ex-bosses wrote to Damian Collins, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, claiming that the "well-meaning individuals" are "collectively unrepresentative of English society" and "under-qualified" to deal...

 


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