News archive from 14 March 2015

Thousands evacuated in Chile as fire threatens port city Valparaiso

The fire was advancing rapidly, and the numbers being evacuated could shortly rise to 15,000, said Onemi. Forest fires are common in Chile around March time, and have been particularly savage this year after a hot, dry summer. In 2014, a fire in...

 

Raheem Sterling puts Liverpool transfer talks on hold amid growing transfer interest

Liverpool have been dealt a blow with star forward Raheem Sterling refusing to discuss a new contract - until the end of the season. Sterling, who has enjoyed a superb campaign so far at Anfield, has attracted interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid....

Metro, 00:13 in Sport
 
Former Rangers director Chris Graham apologises for offensive tweet which showed the Prophet Mohammed engaged in a sex act with Jar Jar Binks

Former Rangers director Chris Graham apologises for offensive tweet which showed the Prophet Mohammed...

FORMER Rangers director Chris Graham has apologies for an offensive tweet which showed the Prophet Mohammed engaged in a sex act with Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks. Graham, a financial advisor from Kirkintilloch, was appointed as a non-executive...

 

Mauricio Pochettino glad Spurs are out of Europe... so he can focus on the DARTS

The Tottenham head coach, whose own darts shirt would presumably be emblazoned with the nickname "Oche-tino", has revealed a surprising passion for the sport he was introduced to by his players at Southampton. And the fact that Tottenham had...

 
Give us a brrreak: Winter weather returns to Britain with a vengeance

Give us a brrreak: Winter weather returns to Britain with a vengeance

Motorists faced commuter hell on the roads as fresh falls hit parts of the UK. Some had to dig their way out as treacherous road conditions hit areas of the North, plunging drivers back into a winter chill. Cars were left abandoned at roadsides while...

 
Coronation Street tour extended for fans of the show

Coronation Street tour extended for fans of the show

Visitors to the old Corrie set next to Granada TV in Manchester city centre are now welcome in Rita Sullivan's Kabin. They can also visit Kevin Webster's Auto Centre garage, and even tuck into a kebab from the Prima Doner takeaway. The extended...

 

Apprentice turns master as MacLean tutors precocious Kane

And now, at the other end of his career, far-travelled striker Steven MacLean finds himself mentoring St Johnstone's latest hot prospect Chris Kane. The Perth club's Scottish Cup goal hero believes Saints have unearthed another gem hard on the heels...

The Herald, 00:27 in Sport
 
More presents are expected to be bought for Mother's Day than Valentine's Day

More presents are expected to be bought for Mother's Day than Valentine's Day

Florists, restaurants and shops across the country expect takings to rocket by up to 800% as we show our mums we love them. Mother's Day is more than twice as popular as Valentine's Day, payment experts Worldpay say. Flower sales were 50% more than...

 

Neilson calls for a performance worthy of late hero Mackay

The Gorgie outfit were plunged into mourning when arguably their greatest ever player passed away at the start of month at the age of 80. In their first game since the left-half died, Hearts will hold a minute's silence before today's visit of...

The Herald, 00:27 in Sport
 
Jihadi bride dresses baby up as suicide bomber

Jihadi bride dresses baby up as suicide bomber

The shocking image of the tiny tot in an ammunition vest appeared on social networking sites linked to Islamic State. It is claimed that the terror group is now trying to radicalise children before they can even walk or talk. Crazed leaders encourage...

 

McCall appointment of little concern as Dja Djedje looks to drive on

And Hibs' Ivorian forward is adamant the vast majority of Scottish Premiership are jealous of the squad assembled by Alan Stubbs at Easter Road this term. McCall's appointment is expected to lift the dismal Gers, who won just one of their last seven...

The Herald, 00:27 in Sport
 
Jeremy Clarkson's fans sign petition in the hopes that the BBC don't sack him

Jeremy Clarkson's fans sign petition in the hopes that the BBC don't sack him

Almost a million people have signed a petition supporting the star since he was suspended for “punching” an assistant producer in a row over a £21.95 steak. Meanwhile his BBC bosses have been forced to apologise for cancelling the show after being...

 
Royal family join tribute for Britain's fallen heroes

Royal family join tribute for Britain's fallen heroes

A poignant service paying tribute to our brave Boys and Girls saw thousands line the streets around St Paul's Cathedral in London. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Kate, and Princes Harry and Charles were among those to...

 

Deila: "I can say I am happy to win one title and reach a goal. But that's boring."

Deila has eschewed tradition by speaking openly about winning the treble in his maiden campaign as Celtic manager, believing it would be "boring" to aim for anything less. Celtic are strong favourites to win their first League Cup in six...

The Herald, 00:27 in Sport
 
Fat chute: Al Murray 'too fat' to do parachute jump

Fat chute: Al Murray 'too fat' to do parachute jump

The telly comic is up against Ukip leader Nigel Farage in the key constituency of South Thanet, Kent, but scrapped his “stunt” after breaking the safety weight limit. He had been expected to plunge 12,000ft into Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford, but...

 


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