News archive from 13 December 2015

Manchester United keen to utilise Gary Neville in Sofiane Feghouli transfer race - report

Manchester United keen to utilise Gary Neville in Sofiane Feghouli transfer race - report gossip Max Miller for Metro.co.uk Manchester United are keen to exploit former player Gary Neville's appointment at Valencia to sign winger Sofiane Feghouli,...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 
Port Vale 1, Scunthorpe 1: Fans say Vale should have won it

Port Vale 1, Scunthorpe 1: Fans say Vale should have won it

So, the Vale were held to a 1-1 draw by Scunthorpe. Here's what our fans' panel made of it..... PHIL SHERWIN, from Burslem: "I thought we were the better side, particularly in the second half. We peppered the goal and were pretty unlucky not to...

 

Images of woman thought to be behind Geraldine Winner attack issued

Police have issued CCTV images of a female suspect they want to question in connection to a vicious attack on the widow of film director Michael Winner. Geraldine Winner, 77, sustained serious head wounds and a broken finger after a woman broke into...

 

‘A major leap for mankind’: world leaders hail Paris deal on climate

A historic, legally binding climate deal that aims to hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5C, staving off the worst effects of catastrophic global warming, has been secured. The culmination of more than 20 years of fraught UN climate talks...

 

Angela Knight: Osborne’s new tax guru? The defender of the indefensible

Everyone deserves a second chance. Even a third. This, perhaps, was George Osborne’s thinking when he decided that absolutely nobody would make a better chair of his new Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) than Angela Knight, CBE. The former...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 

David Cameron to curb migration from EU by targeting jobless

David Cameron is ready to consider a “plan B” to curb EU migration to the UK, which would involve strict new limits on benefit payments to out-of-work migrants rather than those in jobs, as he seeks to cobble together a new deal for Britain in...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 

Arts cuts deaden our regions

Last week Penny Holbrook of Birmingham City Council, declared: “Arts are essential not just for the local economy but also for the soul.” At the same time, the council of which she is a member announced a 25% cut in arts funding. Organisations of...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 

The Renault Kadjar is the new Nissan Qashqai

The first of the modern breed, the Qashqai has become key to the fortunes of Nissan and its success in the UK and it's not hard to see why. An affordable alternative to a standard hatchback, it offers a higher and better driving position, more...

 

Disillusioned millions turn to Front National as main parties flounder

In the pretty Burgundy town of Toucy, the farmers’ market is in full swing, to the strains of an accordionist playing My Way. On the terrace of Le Bistrot de l’Atelier, three young men explain why they will probably be voting for the Front National in...

 

Ultimate force: Star Wars fans camp – and get married – in Hollywood premiere queue

Star Wars is a beloved franchise, but the buzz surrounding the impending release of the seventh instalment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is almost tangible in Los Angeles, where the long-awaited premiere will take place this week. Ever since the...

 
Enzo Maccarinelli defeats Roy Jones Jnr with devastating fourth-round knockout 

Enzo Maccarinelli defeats Roy Jones Jnr with devastating fourth-round knockout 

Enzo Maccarinelli beat Roy Jones Jr with a devastating fourth-round knockout at the VTB Arena in Moscow. The 35-year-old got the better of the opening two rounds before the 46-year-old Jones Jr, now a Russian citizen, rallied to get back into the...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Greece’s refugee children: In a strange city in a foreign land, Amina is ill. Her bed is a blanket on the...

Amina is eight years old and running a fever. In her thinly padded pink anorak, hood pulled up over her curls and pallid face, she watches listlessly from the couch as her parents listen carefully to the doctor’s instructions over her medication. In...

 

On tiny Fair Isle, a cottage industry enjoys the sweet smell of success

On Fair Isle, the 10th-largest of Shetland’s 15 inhabited islands, the locals don’t permit themselves to gloat even when occasion gives them reason to. So, this weekend, there may simply be a quiet nod here and there and some little tugs of...

 

Arsenal transfer news: Isco breakthrough, Real Madrid want to re-sign Mesut Ozil, Pep Guardiola eyes Alexis...

Arsenal transfer news: Isco breakthrough, Real Madrid want to re-sign Mesut Ozil, Pep Guardiola eyes Alexis Sanchez - reports gossip Sean Kearns for Metro.co.uk Arsene Wenger's admitted he's ready to spend in the transfer market next month - and with...

Metro, 00:15 in Sport
 
How World War One was reported in Leicestershire - commerce and conflict butt heads once again

How World War One was reported in Leicestershire - commerce and conflict butt heads once again

John Dilley, the journalism programme leader at De Montfort University, is currently looking at how World War One was reported by Leicestershire newspapers. Here he looks at what the papers covered 100 years ago in December, 1915. December 14, 1915 -...

 


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