News archive from 17 December 2015

It's time Jurgen Klinsmann was sacked as USA head coach, says all-time record top scorer Abby Wambach ahead...

USA's retiring all-time top scorer Abby Wambach has called on the nation's football president Sunil Gulati to sack head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, believing the former Tottenham striker has taken the national side as far as can in his four years in...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport

Andy Carroll in good elf as West Ham star joins baby son in matching festive outfits

Given his surname, it’s perhaps no surprise to see that Andy Carroll has been getting in the Christmas spirit this week. The West Ham striker showed his fun side after his fiancee, former The Only Way is Essex star Billi Mucklow, posted a photograph...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
Aston Villa chief Tom Fox talks about the January transfer window

Aston Villa chief Tom Fox talks about the January transfer window

Remi Garde will be given the financial backing to strengthen his Aston Villa squad next month. Owner Randy Lerner is prepared to sanction January transfer window deals if Garde convinces him that reinforcements are needed to help the club stay in the...


Gentrification fears loom over rise in east London 'property millionaires'

For Kensington and Chelsea, read Walthamstow and Forest Gate. London’s booming housing market has created a new breed of east London property millionaire, according to a new study which reveals that more than 200 Britons a day are waking up to find...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business

Parents warned over counterfeit Christmas toys amid cancer fears

Parents are being warned to be on their guard against counterfeit toys this Christmas after tests of seized items revealed some contained harmful levels of chemicals that can cause serious long-term health problems. Fake dolls based on Disney’s...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business

Stepping up GM insect research a 'moral duty' for UK says Lords committee

Britain has a “moral duty” to step up research into genetic modification as a way of controlling insect pests and disease carriers, according to a new report from the House of Lords. Half the planet is at risk from infections such as dengue fever and...

House prices to rise 50% in 10 years, say estate agents

House prices to rise 50% in 10 years, say estate agents

The price of the average UK home will rise by 50% in the next 10 years, say the National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Rental Letting Agents. They forecast that average prices will rise from £280,000 to £419,000 by 2025. London...

BBC, 00:08 in Business

UK library closures and the fights to save them

Hundreds of libraries have closed or been confronted with closure in the past five years as local councils across the UK deal with funding cuts. Here are some of the most notable threats to libraries – and the efforts that went into trying to save...


Librarians take legal battle against library closures to government

Shaking off their traditional reputation as lovers of peace and quiet, librarians are preparing to take a loud battle for Britain’s libraries to the door of the culture secretary. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals...


The Brit awards snag Adele for 2016 ceremony

Adele will make her return to the Brit awards in 2016. The Brit school graduate is the first performer announced for next year’s ceremony which takes place on 24 February. Brit chairman Max Lousada said of the singer’s 2016 performance: “You couldn’t...


British teeth are no worse than US smiles, say researchers

Americans do not have better teeth than the English, new research suggests. Experts sought to quash the idea – dating back more than a century – that the English have terrible teeth. A team from the UK and the US examined data for thousands of people...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
Hospital staffing 'affects death rates'

Hospital staffing 'affects death rates'

Fewer patients die after emergency surgery in hospitals that have more doctors and nurses, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, analysed data involving nearly 295,000 patients. The findings stood despite...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional

Chelsea ready to hire Andriy Shevchenko as director – report

Chelsea are ready to bring former striker Andriy Shevchenko back to the club to help under-fire manager Jose Mourinho, say reports. Shevchenko, 39, played 77 times for the club over a three-year spell after arriving from AC Milan for £30.8million....

Metro, 00:11 in Sport
Chelsea going down is on the cards! West Ham star Andy Carroll predicts shock relegation

Chelsea going down is on the cards! West Ham star Andy Carroll predicts shock relegation

The reigning Premier League champions have endured a torrid season, losing nine games already as they currently reside a lowly sixteenth in the table. Blues boss Jose Mourinho and a host of his star players have come in for serious criticism this term...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport

UK tax fraud costs government £16bn a year, audit report says

Tax fraud is costing the government a “staggering” £16bn every year but HM Revenue & Customs is failing to clamp down on complex tax evasion and organised criminal activity, a report by the government’s independent auditors has found. The new...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics

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