News archive from 18 February 2017

California hit by 'bombogenesis', biggest storm in years

California hit by 'bombogenesis', biggest storm in years

One of the strongest storms possibly in decades - dubbed a "bombogenesis" - is set to drench California this weekend, prompting fears of flash foods. The system is dumping torrential downpour from Los Angeles to San Francisco, fuelled by an...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election - wife

Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election - wife

The wife of Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year's election and still win votes. Grace Mugabe, 51, was addressing a rally of the governing Zanu-PF...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 

ScotRail paying £2,000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2,000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers, it emerged yesterday. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed £587,527 was paid out by train bosses between April and December 2016...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called...

 

Liam Botham overturns driving ban following administrative error

Ex-rugby player Liam Botham has successfully avoided a driving ban after an administrative mix-up. The 39-year-old son of cricket legend Sir Ian Botham was facing a six-month ban after being charged with failing to tell police who was behind the wheel...

 
Key man: This is why I had to leave Liverpool

Key man: This is why I had to leave Liverpool

The former Reds Under-23s boss was in charge of overseeing players’ transition to first-team status. And during his time at Anfield he helped top prospects such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Sheyi Ojo come through. Beale opted to walk...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Wigan winger Joe Burgess: It's time to prove our worth in the World Club Challenge

Wigan winger Joe Burgess: It's time to prove our worth in the World Club Challenge

But the Wigan winger plans to have the last laugh in tomorrow’s World Club Challenge. The champions take on NRL winners Cronulla Sharks for the right to be called world club champions. And Burgess, who spent last year in the NRL, is determined that...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Coronation Street: Julie Hesmondhalgh says it would be 'WRONG' for her to play Hayley now

Coronation Street: Julie Hesmondhalgh says it would be 'WRONG' for her to play Hayley now

The former Coronation Street actress, who played the first transgender character in a British soap, said that it would be an "anomaly" for her to still play the part since there have become more high-profile trans stars. Speaking about her...

 

Sheffield police officer under investigation for Rotherham scandal died after being hit by student’s car

An off-duty Sheffield police officer facing an IPCC investigation over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal was killed after being hit by a car driven by a university student who knew him. Hassan Ali was fatally injured as he crossed...

 
Spring fashion 2017: Stylist Rivkie Baum reveals this season's must have looks

Spring fashion 2017: Stylist Rivkie Baum reveals this season's must have looks

So put away your Puffa jacket, pack up your winter staples and get ready for a wardrobe refresh. Here we round up the key trends seen on the catwalks in London, Paris, New York and Milan and show you how to find the looks on the high street. STATEMENT...

 
Alexi, QVC and Waitrose: The best accessories we want this week

Alexi, QVC and Waitrose: The best accessories we want this week

Love seat Christian Lacroix cushion, £95, Amara (0800 587 7645, amara.com) Chain reaction Necklace, £55, Alexi (alexilondon.com) Let’s get fizzical Moët & Chandon Impérial rosé champagne, £41, Sainsbury’s and uk.moet.com Wax lyrical Set of three...

 
Dunelm, Amara and Asda: The best blue home accessories

Dunelm, Amara and Asda: The best blue home accessories

Inspired by Japanese patterns created by the ancient art of shibori, Vanessa Arbuthnott’s Artisan collection is designed to be decorative. The frill-headed curtains are made in Japonica indigo fabric and the lampshade is covered in Shibori light duck...

 

Is Sweden's feminist agenda working?

"The first feminist government in the world" - that is how the Swedish government describes itself. So how is that feminist agenda taking effect? David Crouch, a journalist and media lecturer based in Sweden's second city Gothenburg,...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 

NHS Bosses’ £10k Plot to Silence ‘Noisy’ Dissent

Unite warn of campaign to ‘turn the anti-NHS cuts noise down’ NHS bosses are plotting a “guerilla marketing” campaign to cover up a massive programme of cuts in Yorkshire, Unite warned yesterday. The union has blasted an advert inviting “expressions...

 

Campaign to dump Trump gathers steam

Hundreds sgather to plan state visit protest HUNDREDS of people are gathering in central London today to demand that Prime Minister Theresa May cancel a planned state visit for US President Donald Trump. The newly formed Stand Up to Trump committee —...

 


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