News archive from 17 March 2017

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell up for book prize

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell up for book prize

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has a chance to win the Kate Greenaway illustration medal for a fourth time. Riddell is shortlisted this year for his drawings in A Great Big Cuddle, a book of children's poetry by Michael Rosen - a former laureate...

BBC, 00:01 in Art & Culture
 

44 Scotland Street: As much said as was unsaid

Each morning Big Lou accompanied Finlay to Stockbridge Primary School before walking back along Raeburn Place, across the bridge over the Water of Leith, and up the gentle slope towards the gardens of Royal Circus Place. She followed the same route...

 
Manchester United lead chase for Antoine Griezmann transfer as Atletico Madrid braced for exit

Manchester United lead chase for Antoine Griezmann transfer as Atletico Madrid braced for exit

Manchester United are reportedly leading the chase to seal the £80million transfer of Antoine Griezmann as Atletico Madrid accept they are unlikely to keep their star player. The France international is also wanted by a number of other top clubs ahead...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Burglar carried pint of beer as he raided Leeds flat

A DRUNK burglar was caught on CCTV clutching a pint of beer as he raided his neighbour’s flat. Shaun Benson, 28, was also filmed urinating in the corner of the property after kicking the door down. Leeds Crown Court heard Benson forced his way into...

 

Fish stock downgrade branded “meaningless” by fishermen

Scientific analysis by a marine conservation charity which has warned that fish from three Scots haddock fisheries are no longer recommended to eat due to diminishing stocks has been condemned as “meaningless” by the Scottish fisheries industry. The...

 

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Bank rate policy 'should not go on hold' says MPC member

Bank rate policy 'should not go on hold' says MPC member

UK interest rates should be raised, despite risks in the economy, according to a member of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee. Kristin Forbes, a US academic, was the only member of the Monetary Policy Committee to vote to raise rates this...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?

Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?

The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine. From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It's only on closer inspection that doubts set...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
NHS patients could face wait to access life-saving drugs

NHS patients could face wait to access life-saving drugs

Patients could face delays accessing drugs on the NHS after health bosses agreed that the most expensive treatments can be stalled. Even when a drug has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) – which already has...

Guardian, 00:06 in Politics
 

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's bizarre post-match interview

Jose Mourinho has bizarrely claimed Manchester United will probably lose to Middlesbrough at the Riverside on Sunday. The Reds boss slated the football authorities and TV schedules for forcing United into a punishing fixture programme as they battled...

 

Jose Mourinho explains why Marcos Rojo ate a banana while playing for Manchester United vs Rostov

Marcos Rojo provided one of the major talking points of Manchester United 's Europa League tie with Rostov - by eating a banana on the pitch! Jose Mourinho 's side progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition 2-1 on aggregate thanks to Juan...

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United man of the match vs Rostov

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never won a European trophy. And as the final is in Stockholm, where they have a statue erected to Manchester United 's Swedish hero, there seems more urgency from the 35-year-old than most to make it to the May 24 final. It...

 
Dementia patients being let down by GPs who 'don't spot it early enough'

Dementia patients being let down by GPs who 'don't spot it early enough'

A campaign to encourage older people with potential memory loss to seek early advice has led to more seeing their doctor. But those who did go for help were generally not referred to memory specialists, the study found. Researchers suggest some GPs...

 

Alligator bites man after escaping from zoo during a flood - still on the loose

Alligators and crocodiles were amongst the creatures which broke out when a nearby river burst its banks.  The aquatic reptiles from the Las Pirkas Zoological Centre were seen swimming in flood water near Jayanca district in the Lambayeque region of...

 

YP Comment: Time for unity – not division: Path clear for Brexit negotiations

When asked what a prime minister most feared, Harold Macmillan famously replied: ‘Events, dear boy, events.’ As events go they don’t get much more significant than Brexit which has loomed over Theresa May’s Government like the sword of Damocles ever...

 


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