News archive from 16 October 2016

Giant jade stone uncovered in Myanmar

Giant jade stone uncovered in Myanmar

A giant jade stone weighing 175 tonnes has been uncovered by miners in Myanmar. The stone is 4.3m (14ft) high and 5.8m (19ft) long, and is reportedly worth an estimated $170m (£140m). It was found in a mine in the jade-producing Kachin state, in the...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Dani Garavelli: Why women shudder at Evans trial verdict

The worst thing about the Ched Evans retrial was not his acquittal – though the way the case was handled raises questions about the criminal justice system – it was the wave of misogyny it unleashed among the kind of men who think women are “asking...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 

Tony Bellew charges out of ring to confront David Haye after beating BJ Flores

Tony Bellew charged out of the ring to confront David Haye and then vowed to "smash" him after retaining his WBC world cruiserweight title against BJ Flores at Liverpool's Echo Arena. Bellew, making his first defence of the belt, made light...

 

Murray talks down challenging for number one spot after reaching Shanghai final

Andy Murray insists he is not thinking about the world number one spot after beating Gilles Simon in straight sets to reach his second successive final in Asia. The 29-year-old will play Roberto Bautista Agut in the final of the Shanghai Masters after...

Belper News, 00:13 in Sport
 
Theatre reviews: The Dresser and One Night In Miami

Theatre reviews: The Dresser and One Night In Miami

In his celebrated 1980 play, Ronald Harwood put a new spin on that intimate master-servant relationship by showing how no actor is a hero to his dresser. The Dresser is loosely based on the time Harwood spent in the mid-1950s as dresser to Sir Donald...

 
The Lemon Twigs, Kings Of Leon and Melanie C: Album reviews

The Lemon Twigs, Kings Of Leon and Melanie C: Album reviews

ALBUM OF THE WEEK The Lemon Twigs Do Hollywood (4AD) From the opening I Wanna Prove To You, with its stop-start rhythms and Those Days Is Coming Soon, which is like The Monkees meeting Billy Smart’s Circus, this debut album is a riot of chaotic fun...

 

Steve Bruce provides an update on Aston Villa's defensive injury crisis

Steve Bruce faces a defensive crisis ahead of Tuesday's trip to Reading. Captain Tommy Elphick and Micah Richards will both miss the match at the Madekjsi Stadium with calf injuries. They limped off during the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers...

 
Film reviews: Inferno, Storks and American Honey

Film reviews: Inferno, Storks and American Honey

This time everyone is taking it all very seriously: a madman wants to “cure” global overpopulation by releasing a deadly plague and it really is no laughing matter. Tom Hanks’s Professor Robert Langdon is being tormented by hellish visions and never...

 
Aston Villa: Wolves boss Walter Zenga's verdict on Jack Grealish

Aston Villa: Wolves boss Walter Zenga's verdict on Jack Grealish

Walter Zenga reckons Aston Villa's Jack Grealish was lucky to escape a red card against Wolves. Grealish appeared to stamp on Conor Coady during today's 1-1 Championship draw at Villa Park. The 21-year-old was not booked, but Coady and Ross McCormack...

 
Opera reviews: Tosca and The Fairy Queen

Opera reviews: Tosca and The Fairy Queen

Set in the turbulent Rome of 1800, its fight between good and evil has a beautiful diva trapped into a sordid sexual bargain with a sadistic Chief of Police for the life of her artist lover.    It is nothing less than full-on melodrama and everything...

 
NHS saves £600m in crackdown on agency fees

NHS saves £600m in crackdown on agency fees

The NHS has slashed more than £600m from the billions it pays every year for temporary doctors and nurses by cracking down on fees paid to “rip-off” staffing agencies, new figures reveal. Gaps in hospital rotas sent the bill for temporary staff...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
 
Dance review: The Tempest by the Birmingham Royal Ballet

Dance review: The Tempest by the Birmingham Royal Ballet

David Bintley left me gasping last week. The Birmingham Royal Ballet stopped off in Islington and showed us his latest full length work dedicated to the current Shakespeare celebrations. Honestly, could any story conceived by man be more convoluted...

 
Steve Hewlett: ‘People say I’m brave about cancer, but I’m realistic. I’m a storyteller’

Steve Hewlett: ‘People say I’m brave about cancer, but I’m realistic. I’m a storyteller’

Back in March, the broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett received the sort of mortal shock that frequently opens a newspaper article about how to deal with a serious illness: he was told by doctors, almost out of the blue, that he had an aggressive...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
 
Level 42 guitarist Mark King: I’ve always had this capacity for not panicking

Level 42 guitarist Mark King: I’ve always had this capacity for not panicking

Soaking up the autumn sunshine on the balcony of his rather chic South London apartment, 57-year-old Mark King doesn’t look terribly different from the 22-year-old who fronted British funk-pop stars Level 42 in the early 1980s. He didn’t have much...

 
My father died alone in hospital. Our campaign is restoring people’s dignity

My father died alone in hospital. Our campaign is restoring people’s dignity

A little more than two years ago, I was in the kitchen with my friend, Julia Jones, in a state of helpless sorrow. My father, John, was still alive then, although he was in his desolating last stages. His slow-motion dying had gone on for months and...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
 


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