News archive from 18 February 2016

Recipe: ​Feed the family for a fiver with blueberry and lemon curd muffins

Recipe: ​Feed the family for a fiver with blueberry and lemon curd muffins

Feed the family for a fiver with blueberry and lemon curd muffins. Ingredients: 100g butter 200g blueberries 250g self raising flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 100g caster sugar zest of 1 lemon 2 eggs 150 ml semi skimmed milk 10 tsp lemon curd 6 tsps...

 
VIDEO: Take a walk down memory lane

VIDEO: Take a walk down memory lane

Take a look at these pictures from Ripley’s past. Do they jog any memories? Send your pictures to news@rhnews.co.uk

 

Ronnie O’Sullivan overcomes boredom to defeat Jimmy Robertson in Cardiff

Ronnie O’Sullivan revealed his boredom at waiting for his Welsh Open last-32 clash to get under way – but the five-time world champion showed no signs of sluggishness in routing Jimmy Robertson 4-0 in 55 minutes at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. Related:...

Guardian, 00:03 in Sport
 

Court considers whether drone strikes count as intelligence in ACLU case

Is a drone strike an intelligence activity? This was a question posed by judge David Tatel of the US court of appeals for the DC circuit on Wednesday. Tatel and colleagues Thomas Griffith and David Sentelle were considering the latest chapter of a...

 
Lord Coe: Athletics needs to prove that it's not full of junkies

Lord Coe: Athletics needs to prove that it's not full of junkies

IAAF President Coe is under growing pressure in the wake of the corruption allegations against the past regime amid doping revelations that led to Russia being banned. It is the biggest crisis in athletics’ history and Coe knows it will not be solved...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Number of UK homes worth more than £1m set to 'triple by 2030'

The number of properties in Britain worth £1m or more is set to more than triple by 2030, widening the gap between the housing haves and have-nots, according to a report. Less than half a million homes in the UK are currently valued at £1m-plus, but a...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Under pressure police officers slow at investigating crime in South Yorkshire

Under pressure police officers slow at investigating crime in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police has been told it ‘requires improvement’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary looked at how well the force prevents crime and anti-social behaviour, investigates crime and manage...

 

Petr Cech poised to be named Arsenal captain over Per Mertesacker

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to name Petr Cech as the club’s new captain at the end of the season, according to reports. The Gunners are set to appoint a new skipper in the summer with Mikel Arteta certain to leave the club when his contract...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
EU summit: 'Crunch time' for Cameron's reform hopes

EU summit: 'Crunch time' for Cameron's reform hopes

David Cameron's bid to win backing for his EU reforms has reached "crunch time", a UK government official says. The prime minister heads for a Brussels summit later hoping to agree a deal on changes that will pave the way for the UK's in/out...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Percentage of poorer students accepted to Oxbridge falls, figures show

The percentage of disadvantaged students being accepted at Oxford and Cambridge has fallen over the past decade, new figures show. Oxbridge takes fewer students from poor socio-economic backgrounds than every other university in the country, although...

Guardian, 00:11 in Learning
 
Man United target Jose Mourinho turns down jobs as he waits to replace LVG

Man United target Jose Mourinho turns down jobs as he waits to replace LVG

The Dutchman is facing the sack at Old Trafford after a lacklustre season which could see the Red Devils miss out on Champions League football. The Sun claim defeat at Sunderland last weekend was the final straw for many United officials with the...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger preparing to make this starter new Gunners captain

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger preparing to make this starter new Gunners captain

Arsene Wenger is considering the former Chelsea goalkeeper after his strong first season at the Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror. Current vice-captain Per Mertesacker could be overlooked as there are concerns he won't start on a regular basis...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 

Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko win New Zealander of year awards

Richie McCaw already has two Rugby World Cups and can add New Zealander of the Year to the list. Accepting the award from prime minister John Key, in typically humble fashion, the former All Blacks’ skipper downplayed his achievements compared with...

Guardian, 00:12 in Sport
 

Turkey attacks: a timeline

January 14, 2016: Diyarbakir 6 dead, 39 injured A bomb was detonated at the entrance of the Cinar district police complex, with attackers then reportedly firing rockets at the police HQ. A baby was killed in the attack. No group claimed...

 

David Cameron set for a battle of brinkmanship at EU summit

David Cameron heads to Brussels for a crucial EU summit on Thursday amid uncertainty over one of the key demands in negotiations aimed at reforming Britain’s relationship with Europe. As EU diplomats spoke of a Brussels potboiler featuring a “war room...

 


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