News archive from 14 March 2017

Love Actually 2: Director Richard Curtis feared Colin Firth was too grand to reprise role

Love Actually 2: Director Richard Curtis feared Colin Firth was too grand to reprise role

Returning to our screens as Red Nose Day Actually, Richard has managed to pull in most of the cast including Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Kiera Knightly, Andrew Lincoln, and Bill Nighy. The 60-year-old film director feared that 56-year-old Colin...

 
Take That lift the lid on what REALLY happens while filming James Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Take That lift the lid on what REALLY happens while filming James Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Take That failed to crack America years ago, but it seems the boy band are willing to have one more go at making it stateside, as they were seen filming The Late Late Show skit with James earlier this year. Ahead of this year's Comic Relief - which...

 

Ministers urged to do more to curb bullying by bailiffs

THE government is still not doing enough to protect vulnerable people in debt from aggressive bailiffs, charities warned yesterday. Despite changes in the law, bailiff use is on the rise and tougher reforms are needed, according to StepChange Debt...

 

Patients die in pain due to care rationing

PATIENTS are dying in pain due to rationing of treatment in the NHS, according to a report published today. People at the end of life are being left for hours without pain relief due to nursing shortages, says NHS research organisation the King’s...

 

Corbyn moots pay ratios to rein in bosses’ salaries

JEREMY CORBYN said yesterday that the introduction of a “maximum pay level” could become Labour policy in order to narrow the disparity between high and low earners. The Labour leader first raised the idea of a wage cap in January, sparking panic...

 

Cape Town slow to deal with shanty emergency

THE South African Communist Party (SACP) slammed Cape Town’s council yesterday after fires swept through shanty towns over the weekend leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless. The disasters in the Kosovo, Westbank and Imizamo Yethu informal...

 

Trial of ‘Jackal’ over 1974 grenade attack on shoppers starts

THE man known as Carlos the Jackal went on trial in France yesterday for a 1974 grenade attack on a Paris shopping arcade. The Venezuelan, christened Ilich Ramirez Sanchez after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, denounced the prosecution as a “gross manipulation...

 

Poles seek WWII Ukrainian nazi’s extradition

POLISH prosecutors said yesterday that they would seek the extradition of a Ukrainian WWII nazi collaborator and war criminal harboured by the United States. Michael Karkoc was identified last year as a company commander of the SS-led Ukrainian Self...

 

Where were disabled people in the Budget?

Successive government cuts are forcing disabled people further and further into poverty, says ALICE KIRBY LAST week’s Budget gave a clear message to disabled people — we are so low on the government’s agenda that we weren’t even worth mentioning....

 

Lionesses ‘will taste cup glory before men’

FA chief Glenn thinks Sampson has better chance than Southgate by Kadeem Simmonds at Wembley Stadium FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION chief executive Martin Glenn admitted yesterday that it will be easier for Mark Sampson to win the World Cup with the women’s...

 

Video may help catch racist chanters

by Our Sports Desk TOTTENHAM will provide video footage to the Football Association in a bid to help identify any fans guilty of racist chanting during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Millwall. Spurs’ Son Heung Min is said to have been unaware...

 

Classy Cas set the pace

Whitewashing Tigers are a step ahead, says James Nalton CASTLEFORD TIGERS continue to live up to their “Classy Cas” nickname as they set the pace and standard at the top of the Super League table. The Tigers’ latest prey were the Widnes Vikings, who...

 

Lost world back in focus

Photographs from 1870-1930 provide a revelatory glimpse of a forgotten era in England’s history, says JOHN GREEN Lost England 1870-1930 by Philip Davies (Atlantic Publishing, £45) “YOU see, that’s what it was like in our day. Few cars, no buses or...

 

Fancy that as Leeds lass gets some funny looks

WHEN it comes to fundraising for a good cause, Stacey Henson really is dressed for success. Stacey, from Pudsey, is spending the entire month of March in fancy dress to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. And variety is clearly the spice of life...

 

The Leeds students living in the lap of hotel luxury

A 24 hour concierge on hand to sign for your online food shop, a free popcorn supply in the cinema room, a cocktail evening arranged for you and guests and a taster session with a local restaurant. It sounds like a night away or a weekend retreat but...

 


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