News archive from 19 September 2015

Michael Gove holds out legal aid olive branch

Michael Gove, the justice secretary and lord chancellor, has offered to suspend the latest 8.75% legal aid fee cut imposed on criminal law solicitors, according to their representatives. The conciliatory gesture follows a fresh round of talks this...

Guardian, 00:01 in Politics

The 'Tesla of planes' has arrived: Futuristic Icon A5 seaplane reaches 110mph, and can be flown by almost...

An amphibious seaplane that can be flown with just 20 hours of training could soon bring recreational flying to the masses.  The light sport aircraft, dubbed the Icon A5, has a top speed of 110mph (177km/h) and and will set you back $197,000...

Megrahi campaigners ‘concerned' about Crown Office

Megrahi campaigners ‘concerned' about Crown Office

CAMPAIGNERS for the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing have raised "serious concerns" about the Crown Office's ability to examine their case. The group Justice For Megrahi (JFM) said it had no faith in Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics

Josh Jones pinches it for St Helens against Wigan to ensure four-way race

The reigning Super League champions St Helens snatched a dramatic 18-14 victory over Wigan to ensure the race for the league leaders’ shield will go down to the wire. The centre Josh Jones pounced for the match-winning try three minutes from the end...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport

Helena Christensen’s got autumn all wrapped up

Geometric dress, £50; knee-high boots, £119 PH Sleeveless polo neck, £40; long-sleeved top (worn underneath), £34; bag, £49; trousers, £32; peep-toe boots, £45 PH Aztec coat, £99 PH Polo neck, £28; skirt, £40; colour-block bag, £49; boots, £119 PH...


Karen Millen, Topshop and Fiorelli: The best blue and white things we want this week

From left, clockwise: SHEEPSKIN COAT Roll into autumn in this cosy sheepskin.Coat, £59; top, £20; skirt, £26; boots, £45, all Dorothy Perkins ( BOOTS These flat boots are more than a little all-white. £64.99, New Look (


Eastern promise: The 8 best Oriental-inspired beauty products

From left: Ted Baker Residence Tokyo Scented Candle £28, John Lewis stores and No spa session is complete without a few candles around the room to set the tranquil mood. This one is a delicate blend of green tea and bamboo and is inspired...


X Factor winner Leona Lewis: My style is eclectic

Which beauty products do you swear by? I use coconut oil or argon oil and recently I've been using marula oil. It's something I picked up from my nan. She was West Indian and she was always wrinkle-free. What are your essential cosmetics? I use Body...


Amara, Debenhams and Next: Grey home accessories of the season

From left: Cosy up in the Quartz cuddler chair, priced at £499. It has comfortable sloping arms, a deep seat, a high-cushioned back and dark-wood legs. The marble topped Selina coffee table is priced at £865. All from DFS (0808 159 5696,


Stuart Lancaster considers changes to England pack for Wales game

Stuart Lancaster has admitted England will “need to be better” if they are to avoid losing to Wales in their crucial Pool A fixture next week. Changes to his starting pack are now distinctly possible, with Lancaster seeking a more direct forward...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
West Bromwich Albion: Joleon Lescott went to Tony Pulis for career advice before Aston Villa move

West Bromwich Albion: Joleon Lescott went to Tony Pulis for career advice before Aston Villa move

Tony Pulis has no hard feelings about Joleon Lescott leaving West Bromwich Albion - and has even advised the defender about his next career move after Aston Villa. Lescott is set to line up against his former club when the Baggies face their rivals in...

Read while you feed: Late night news update for parents feeding their babies

Read while you feed: Late night news update for parents feeding their babies

Are you up late feeding your child? Read our latest new stories here: Derby woman warning of 'aggressive' computer scam by Microsoft impersonators: A DERBY woman wants to warn others about an "aggressive" scam in which a caller tries trick...

Stoke City v Leicester City: Contrast in form painfully exposed

Stoke City v Leicester City: Contrast in form painfully exposed

HERE's a little league table that's even more remarkable - and concerning to Stoke fans - than the current Premier League table. Nowhere is the contrasting form of Stoke and Leicester better illustrated than in a mini table of league results...


Tougher punishments needed for rogue landlords, councils say

Image copyright PA Landlords in England who commit housing offences must face tougher punishments, including jail sentences, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. The LGA, which represents 370 councils, said many rogue landlords were...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional

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Normal sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within dotted lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by dotted lines. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83...


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