News archive from 21 August 2015

Transfer News: Chelsea £120m raid, Man Utd dent, Liverpool eye Dortmund ace, Arsenal deal

Chelsea are ready to splash a whopping £120million to sign Manchester United targets Paul Pogba and John Stones. Chelsea pipped United to the signing of Pedro this week, and the Blues are aiming to add to their transfer woes by signing Juventus ace...


West Ham target QPR goalkeeper Rob Green in time to start against Bournemouth

West Ham hope to complete the signing of Robt Green in time for the QPR goalkeeper to go straight into the side on Saturday. The club had been considering Anders Lindegaard from Manchester United as his salary was less prohibitive. QPR have asked to...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

LeBron James hopes his upbringing can inspire Filipino kids to become NBA stars

LeBron James hopes his story can inspire young Filipinos to rise from adversity through basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers star is in the country to mentor finalists of 'Rise,' a Nike-sponsored reality TV program aimed at finding young Filipino...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

St Helens 22-28 Huddersfield: Giants comeback to win as hosts fall to third successive Super League defeat  

Huddersfield piled on the agony for reigning Super League champions St Helens with a tense 28-22 victory at Langtree Park to displace them from third place in the table. Saints did the double over the Giants during the regular season but the...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva wanted by Turkish giants Besiktas on loan

Besiktas are trying to sign Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva on loan with view to a permanent deal.  Lucas has two years left on his contract and has also attracted enquiries from Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan. The 28-year-old is now Liverpool's...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Gokhan Inler could be Leicester's Diego Maradona, says Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri

Only Claudio Ranieri could invoke Diego Maradona and Naples as an example of how Leicester City might one day become a footballers’ magnet. The Italian was sitting next to new £5million midfielder Gokhan Inler, most recently of Naples, and fielding...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Tottenham prepare to make £16million bid to land Southampton star Victor Wanyama 

Tottenham are primed to make a £16million offer for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Kenya international has been identified by Mauricio Pochettino as the player he wants to protect his defence and initial moves are underway to get a deal...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham will not be held to ransom in their pursuit of West Brom striker...

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned West Brom that they are prepared to walk away from their attempts to sign Saido Berahino. Spurs chiefs fear the Baggies will make the England Under-21 star force his way out of the Hawthorns this...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
Glasgow bin lorry: Former prosecutor says driver should have been charged

Glasgow bin lorry: Former prosecutor says driver should have been charged

A former senior prosecutor has strongly criticised the decision not to charge the driver at the centre of the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy. Brian McConachie QC said there was sufficient evidence to prosecute Harry Clarke. He said the Crown Office had...

BBC, 00:04 in Regional

Dementia cases stabilising in UK, say academics

Dementia may not be the fast-growing epidemic it has been painted, according to experts who say that numbers of sufferers are stabilising in some western European countries, including the UK. The data usually cited for the proportion of people with...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health

Ronnie Moore's daughter on the mend as Hartlepool's win over York lifts boss

When Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore punched the air and shouted to the barman for a large whisky in an Alicante bar last Saturday, he had two reasons to celebrate. Most importantly, his nine-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was on the mend after...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport

Hull boss Steve Bruce launches bid for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

Hull have revived their interest in Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle with Andre Gray poised to move to Burnley. Brentford striker Gray has unwittingly triggered a chain of transfer events as he discusses a £9million move to Turf Moor after...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport

MI5 spied on Doris Lessing for 20 years, declassified documents reveal

MI5 targeted the Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing for 20 years, listening to her phone conversations, opening her mail and closely monitoring her movements, previously top secret files reveal. The files show the extent to which MI5, helped by...

Zoo champions most endangered bird

Zoo champions most endangered bird

Blackpool Zoo's work as species champion for one of the world's most endangered birds has been celebrated in a new report. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has compiled the document, which outlines the top 10 bird...


The Guardian view on MI5 archives: secrets of surveillance

Panics, and moral panics especially, make for great farce in retrospect. The millennium bug is remembered with a titter, if at all. Black-and-white footage of bible-belt preachers railing against the satanic influence of rock’n’roll pop up on post-pub...


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