News archive from 21 January 2016

Leicester City make transfer approach for Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira

Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira has been contacted by Leicester City over a potential transfer, according to reports. Pereira, 20, has revealed his frustration at his lack of game time under Louis van Gaal this season, and has also...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 
Leeds PCSO facing sack after drink drive conviction

Leeds PCSO facing sack after drink drive conviction

A long-serving police community support officer is facing the sack after he was caught drink driving by colleagues. Michael Driscoll, 58, was off duty when he had a “chance meeting” with two other officers in Wetherby, Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard....

 
Mark Beaumont taking part in 500km London to Paris cancer charity ride

Mark Beaumont taking part in 500km London to Paris cancer charity ride

Record-breaking endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont is to take part in a 500-kilometre ride from London to Paris in support of a cancer charity. The Perthshire adventurer will join more than 100 other participants from around the UK to raise funds for...

 
T in the Park organisers warned future festivals could be axed if problems are not solved

T in the Park organisers warned future festivals could be axed if problems are not solved

Perth and Kinross Council has ordered T in the Park bosses to shape-up in time for this summer’s show - or face having the plug pulled on future events. A scathing review of the 2015 festival blames a catalogue of management errors for major traffic...

 
Report into city region devolution 'poses tough questions' according to PM David Cameron

Report into city region devolution 'poses tough questions' according to PM David Cameron

A report by Liverpool academics into the city region “poses some tough questions” for local leaders according to Prime Minister David Cameron. But the “The State of Liverpool City Region Report: Making the Most of Devolution” also says Merseyside and...

 
Test can predict dementia with 84 per cent accuracy, scientists claim

Test can predict dementia with 84 per cent accuracy, scientists claim

Their formula uses data routinely recorded by GPs to give a clear calculation of risk. The Dementia Risk Score rates the chances of being struck down with the harrowing illness after assessing daily routine and medical history.  In eight out of 10...

 

Disease probing Genomes Project recruits first cancer patients

The first cancer patients have been recruited to the main phase of Britain's ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project which is helping scientists investigate the genetic roots of disease. They will join other patients with rare inherited diseases who...

 
Mel Wells: My glamorous life as a soapstar hid my battles with bulimia

Mel Wells: My glamorous life as a soapstar hid my battles with bulimia

Who wouldn’t love sitting in hair and make-up being glammed up and having the pick of the latest fashions to find a perfect dress.  But that’s not the way it was for me. My preparation for red carpet events started weeks or sometimes months earlier...

 
UK car manufacturing hits 10-year high in 2015

UK car manufacturing hits 10-year high in 2015

Car manufacturing in the UK has hit a 10-year high, with more vehicles exported than ever before, according to the industry's trade group. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said almost 1.6 million cars were built in 2015, up 3.9% on...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Davos: What can Formula 1 teach business leaders?

Davos: What can Formula 1 teach business leaders?

It took Mika Hakkinen seven years on the Formula 1 circuit to win his first Grand Prix. But he desperately wanted to be champion and he knew that he was close. "We're talking about the difference of one tenth of a second between me and Michael...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
How does Norway's relationship with the EU work?

How does Norway's relationship with the EU work?

Tromso in the far North of Norway is well within the Arctic Circle and closer to Moscow than Brussels. It is also a stronghold of Norway's fishing industry. From Tromso trawlers head out into the freezing cold Barents Sea for five weeks at a time...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
The casino city where staff keep disappearing

The casino city where staff keep disappearing

Cafe owner Nicole Massa Helm says her staff keep disappearing. But far from them being abducted by aliens, or Ms Helm having to put up missing persons signs, she knows exactly where they have gone - to work in a casino instead. And you can bet that it...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Watchdog urges greater caution as UK humanitarian spending hits record high

The government’s spending watchdog has urged the Department for International Development (DfID) to pay more attention to how it responds to long and unpredictable crises after finding that the department’s annual spending on humanitarian emergencies...

 

Rising stars need time, insists Klopp

Jürgen Klopp called for Liverpool’s young players to be given time and space to develop, after insisting that they still have “a long way to go” despite inspiring a 3-0 win over Exeter City in last night’s FA Cup third-round replay. On a night when...

The Times, 00:11 in Sport
 

Pace bowlers come in a pair, not as lone wolves

The most important asset for a fast-bowling partnership to thrive — apart from natural talent — is mutual understanding. It boils down to an awareness of each other’s basic strengths and weaknesses, an acceptance of roles and a deep appreciation of...

The Times, 00:11 in Sport
 


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