News archive from 14 October 2015

Syria conflict: US-Russia air safety talks after 'near miss'

Syria conflict: US-Russia air safety talks after 'near miss'

Image copyright EPA The US and Russia are to hold new talks on air safety in Syria after it emerged combat aircraft from both nations came within miles of each other on Saturday. It will be the third round of talks as the two countries seek to find...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
MP welcomes new planning rules which ‘put local people in charge’

MP welcomes new planning rules which ‘put local people in charge’

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has welcomed today's announcement that the Government will intervene to force local authorities to abide by community wishes in planning applications. Councils formulate local plans to identify areas...

 
George Osborne urges Labour rebellion on fiscal charter vote

George Osborne urges Labour rebellion on fiscal charter vote

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Chancellor George Osborne is urging "moderate" Labour MPs to rebel against their leadership and support his fiscal charter in a vote later. His appeal follows a fallout within Labour after shadow chancellor...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
Hundred-mile trekker to camp out in Kenilworth

Hundred-mile trekker to camp out in Kenilworth

A man who is trekking 100 miles along with his sled dog across Warwickshire for the charity Help for Heroes is due to camp in Kenilworth just before his journey is set to be completed. Shane Kennedy, 35, will be camping right outside Jubilee House on...

 
Why do we report unemployment every month?

Why do we report unemployment every month?

Beware of headlines that tell you unemployment has risen or fallen. On Wednesday, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will show a rise or fall in unemployment, which will dutifully be reported across news outlets. But is it...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Library builder's monument of books

Library builder's monument of books

Image copyright Room to Read At some point this year, a child somewhere in the developing world became the ten millionth beneficiary of Room to Read, a non-profit organisation created 15 years ago after a high-flying Microsoft executive quit his job...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Sam Allardyce out to prove Dick Advocaat wrong about Sunderland

Sam Allardyce out to prove Dick Advocaat wrong about Sunderland

Sunderland's new boss hugely respects his predecessor at the Stadium of Light but he hopes the Dutchman's verdict on the squad he left behind proves hopelessly inaccurate. Advocaat did not mince his words when walking away from his one and only job in...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Agent admits ex-Spurs ace Gareth Bale and Man Utd hero Cristiano Ronaldo aren't best mates

Agent admits ex-Spurs ace Gareth Bale and Man Utd hero Cristiano Ronaldo aren't best mates

The Bernabeu pair are thought to have a difficult relationship with one another due to their very different personalities. And Barnett admits the ex-Tottenham star isn't exactly best mates with the Portugal skipper.

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Chelsea signing set to make Premier League debut after Blues star suffers injury blow

Chelsea signing set to make Premier League debut after Blues star suffers injury blow

Ivanovic, 31, limped out of Serbia's 2-0 win over rivals Albania last week with a hamstring problem and The Sun claim the out-of-form defender is set to miss nearly a month. Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to revert to right-back in his absence at home...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Manchester United enter into negotiations over Youri Tielemans transfer - report

Manchester United have reportedly entered into talks over the possible transfer of Youri Tielemans next summer. Anderlecht midfielder Tielemans, 18, became the youngest ever Belgian to play in the Champions League in 2013 when he was aged just 16. And...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
MP welcomes new planning rules which ‘put local people in charge’

MP welcomes new planning rules which ‘put local people in charge’

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has welcomed today's announcement that the Government will intervene to force local authorities to abide by community wishes in planning applications. Councils formulate local plans to identify areas...

 
Scottish speed limits should be lowered, say medics

Scottish speed limits should be lowered, say medics

Image copyright Thinkstock Lower speed limits and measures to reduce alcohol abuse should be introduced by the next Scottish government, a medical college has said. A "Vision for 2016" has been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Scottish business secretary role called for by small firms

Scottish business secretary role called for by small firms

Image copyright Thinkstock The next Scottish government should appoint a business secretary to represent small firms' interests, according to a lobby group. The call came in a Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) manifesto ahead of the Scottish...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Georgia Williams: killer had been cautioned after similar attack

Police officers, children’s services staff and mental health workers have been strongly criticised over their dealings with a violent young man fascinated with extreme pornography who went on to sadistically murder a 17-year-old girl. Jamie Reynolds,...

 

Ireland search for replacement leaders with key men out for Argentina quarter-final clash

Flanker O'Brien was last night banned for a week for punching France's Pascal Pape last weekend after it was confirmed that colossus O'Connell's international career had been ended by a serious hamstring injury. With flanker Peter O'Mahony ruled out...

 


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