News archive from 16 December 2017

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather PPV sales revealed - shock results

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather PPV sales revealed - shock results

McGregor entered the boxing world in August to take part in a multi-million-pound bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The Irishman put on a valiant display against the former five-weight world champion before succumbing to fatigue and being stopped in the...

 
Celtic news: Brendan Rodgers fires warning to Premiership rivals

Celtic news: Brendan Rodgers fires warning to Premiership rivals

The champions go into this weekend’s round of fixtures five points clear of Rangers and Aberdeen, with a better goal difference and a game in hand. Celtic, who hope to sign RB Leipzig defender Marvin Compper next month, will have played 38 matches by...

 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Millions to tune in for shows most hotly contested Grand Final

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Millions to tune in for shows most hotly contested Grand Final

Having thrilled record audiences – regularly pulling in 11 million viewers – the 15th series has tantalised and teased, amid fierce rivalries, furious bust-ups and secret romances. After 13 drama-packed weeks, tonight will see the viewers’ vote hand...

 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Favourite dances from this year's finalists REVEALED

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Favourite dances from this year's finalists REVEALED

The former X Factor winner said it made her see the soap star in a totally different way. Describing the dance as “out of this world” she told the actress: “I saw you in such a different light.“It was so fierce, so powerful, and I remember standing...

 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Alexandra Burke opens up about mum in heartbreaking confession

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Alexandra Burke opens up about mum in heartbreaking confession

The X Factor winner tragically lost her mother Melissa Bell, aged just 53, before she was due to start training on the BBC series at the end of August.  The last 12 weeks have been a rollercoaster for the 29-year-old singer, who openly admitted that...

 
Alexandra Burke doesn’t think Strictly final can top her X Factor final duet with Beyonce

Alexandra Burke doesn’t think Strictly final can top her X Factor final duet with Beyonce

Alexandra Burke doesn’t believe her famous X Factor final duet with Beyonce will be topped by this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing final. It’s the question on everyone’s lips really as Alexandra preps for tonight’s Strictly final – will she have such...

Metro, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
Star Wars 8 Kylo Ren and Rey ending EXPLAINED: Shock proof they are [SPOILER] after all?

Star Wars 8 Kylo Ren and Rey ending EXPLAINED: Shock proof they are [SPOILER] after all?

Now that Star Wars The Last Jed has finally hit cinemas, fans can start to pick through what they know, and what is still unexplained. Unfortunately, the jaw-dropping and unexpected finale has created more questions than answers. Fan debate is also...

 
REVEALED: This airline has slumped down an annual satisfaction survey

REVEALED: This airline has slumped down an annual satisfaction survey

The carrier achieved a customer score of just 52 per cent in research by consumer group Which?, down from 67 per cent in 2016. In a year when BA ended free catering for economy passengers on short-haul flights, the airline was given just two stars for...

 

Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi reviews - the force is (mostly) strong with this one

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW ROUND-UP With Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi out in cinemas this week, the reviews for Rian Johnson’s hotly anticipated new instalment are finally in and, for the most part, they are glowing.  Following an initial outpouring of praise...

The Week, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Strictly Come Dancing: How the show has changed the lives of its finalists

Strictly Come Dancing: How the show has changed the lives of its finalists

"It's a really life-changing thing that we've done. It feels like we've been altered, in a really good way." Joe McFadden is musing on his Strictly experience before he steps on to the dance floor for the last time during the show's grand...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Rallying call for future of Edinburgh’s ‘unloved’ tourism industry

Rallying call for future of Edinburgh’s ‘unloved’ tourism industry

The growth of tourism in Edinburgh is being held back by a lack of ambition, too much complacency and claims that the city is has become over-run by visitors, industry leaders have warned. The city’s main marketing body has admitted the tourism sector...

 
Contestants limber up for final of most viewed Strictly

Contestants limber up for final of most viewed Strictly

As the most successful series of Strictly Come Dancing in 14 years reaches its grand final tonight, contestant Debbie McGee has revealed she agrees with the BBC’s policy on not releasing voting figures for the hit show. The radio presenter and former...

 
Scotland’s horror film industry set for a revival in Fife

Scotland’s horror film industry set for a revival in Fife

Scotland is set to become a major new hub for the horror film industry under plans to transform a former church in Fife. The UK’s only dedicated studio for the production of horror and fantasy films will be based in Kirkcaldy under plans backed by...

 

Where does Islamic State get its weapons?

The vast majority of weapons used by Islamic State fighters can be traced back to China, Russia or Eastern Europe, new research suggests.  Between July 2014 and November this year, a team of investigators working for Belgium-based Conflict Armament...

The Week, 00:17 in Auto
 
You’re more likely to have a premature death if you live in THIS part of the UK

You’re more likely to have a premature death if you live in THIS part of the UK

You’re more likely to have a premature death if you live in cities, compared to rural areas of the UK, scientists have claimed. People living in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Bolton were more likely to suffer premature death than those in Rutland,...

 


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