News archive from 16 February 2016

Cilla Black leaves behind staggering £15 million fortune to her three sons

Cilla Black leaves behind staggering £15 million fortune to her three sons

Cilla Black has left behind a £15.2 million fortune. The star, who tragically passed away in August, has left the sum to her three sons Robert, 45, Jack, 35, and Ben, 41, in her will, The Sun reports. This means that each of the late star's three...

 
Leeds hold firm amid protests

Leeds hold firm amid protests

Leeds United 0 Middlesbrough 0 Middlesbrough were unable to capitalise on the unrest at Leeds United as they failed to win for a fifth game in succession and offered further encouragement to the clubs pursuing them in the Sky Bet Championship. Aitor...

The Times, 00:00 in Sport
 
Yoann Maestri avoids ban for late hit on Jonathan Sexton

Yoann Maestri avoids ban for late hit on Jonathan Sexton

Yoann Maestri, the France lock, will be available to play against Wales in the next round of the RBS Six Nations Championship, having escaped with only a warning for an off-the-ball hit on Jonathan Sexton in France’s 10-9 victory over Ireland in Paris...

The Times, 00:00 in Sport
 
Clubs seek cup overhaul to aid European push

Clubs seek cup overhaul to aid European push

Scrapping FA Cup replays and mainly holding the matches in midweek are among moves being considered by Barclays Premier League clubs to improve their performances in Europe. Abolishing two-legged semi-finals in the Capital One Cup is also being...

The Times, 00:00 in Sport
 
‘The Finishers’ have key role in Eddie Jones’ England revolution

‘The Finishers’ have key role in Eddie Jones’ England revolution

Those players who are trusted with closing out a victory are afforded a prized status in some sports. Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees relief pitcher, earned $170 million (about £120 million) throughout his baseball career as a specialist. And...

The Times, 00:00 in Sport
 
Big pay day tempted Charles Martin to risk title against Anthony Joshua

Big pay day tempted Charles Martin to risk title against Anthony Joshua

It took a $5 million (about £3.46 million) guarantee to get Charles Martin to agree to come to London to defend his IBF heavyweight title against Anthony Joshua, but the American could end up earning more than £6 million once the takings are added...

The Times, 00:00 in Sport
 
Two Russian anti-doping chiefs die after athletics drug scandal

Two Russian anti-doping chiefs die after athletics drug scandal

The former head of Russia’s anti-doping agency died at the age of 52 yesterday two months after he resigned from his post. Nikita Kamayev left his job at Rusada in December after the independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) found that it had...

The Times, 00:00 in Sport
 

Exhausted 111 staff dropped off on shift

Tories’ downgrading of NHS Direct service led to tragic failures EXHAUSTED NHS staff falling asleep while operating the non-emergency 111 helpline are symptomatic of Tory cuts, a campaigner said yesterday. The scandal of the failing service was blown...

 

Profiteers swoop to buy ex-council flats

GMB reveals extent of greedy landlords’ hold A BUNCH of profiteering landlords have bought up chunks of former council housing in Barnet, north London, a trade union revealed yesterday. According to research by general union GMB, of 768 flats sold off...

 

PM echoes Thatcher stance on apartheid

Cameron’s ban on councils’ ethical policies comes under fire DAVID CAMERON’S incoming ban on boycotts of Israel is no different from Thatcher’s support for apartheid, Palestinian campaigners blasted yesterday. New guidelines to be published by the...

 

Turkish threats fail to halt Kurds’ drive against jihadists

Ankara warns of ‘harshest reaction’ if Azaz falls KURDISH militia forces continued their advance against Turkish-backed Islamist rebels in Syria yesterday in defiance of threats from Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed that the...

 

Egypt: Italian student ‘not arrested’ before murder

Research on unions cut short by brutal killing EGYPT’S Interior Ministry denied yesterday that murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni had been arrested before his death. The Cambridge PhD student from Fiumicello in north-east Italy disappeared in...

 

Turkey: PKK supporters mark anniversary of Ocalan’s jailing

KURDISH nationalists marked the 17th anniversary yesterday of Turkey’s abduction and jailing of their leader Abdullah Ocalan. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader was kidnapped by the Turkish National Intelligence Organisation (NIO) — reportedly...

 

Our steel won’t survive TTIP

BRITISH steel workers marching in Brussels with their comrades from other European Union member states are right to feel let down both by the EU and the Westminster government. Both organisations are wedded to a neoliberal economic approach that...

 

‘The sound of surprise, even more unexpected’

Chris Searle on jazz Little Women Throat and Lung Four men make up Little Women, as American as Louisa M Alcott’s children’s novel, although what she would have thought about this quartet’s sounds is best left to historic conjecture. Travis Laplante...

 


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