News archive from 21 October 2015

Immigration bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities' fails in Senate

Senate Republicans failed to advance legislation on Tuesday aimed at cracking down on so-called “sanctuary cities” – a contentious issue that has been raised on the presidential campaign trail, with some candidates attacking local officials who have...

 
RNLI keen to trace owner of rare coin donated on flag day

RNLI keen to trace owner of rare coin donated on flag day

A coin with a difference was found after an RNLI collection day in Durham. The city's branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) was surprised to find a several-hundred-year-old coin in its donation box after a Flag Day collection on...

 

How will Manchester United line-up against CSKA Moscow for their crunch Champions League clash?

The mood around Manchester United is a positive one once more following the 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. Manager Louis van Gaal will be hoping this new found belief translates into a strong performance at Arena...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

GSK launches global fund to prevent and treat dementia

GlaxoSmithKline and five other major drugmakers have teamed up with the UK government to launch the world’s first venture capital fund dedicated to finding new ways to prevent and treat dementia. The Department of Health, the charity Alzheimer’s...

 

Sajid Javid tops list of most influential Asian people in Britain

The business secretary, Sajid Javid, has been judged the most influential Asian person in Britain, topping a list of 101 prominent people including Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, musician Zayn Malik and artist Sir Anish Kapoor. Javid, who...

 

CBI comes out strongly in favour of Britain staying in EU

The CBI has signalled its determination to campaign for Britain to remain in the EU, as the battle lines are drawn for the country’s in-out referendum campaign. The UK’s leading business group published a glossy report, Choosing Our Future, on...

 

More old people in hospital as community care 'starved' – Age UK

Thousands of older people are ending up in hospital every year with potentially life-threatening infections because GPs and other community-based NHS services do too little to keep them well, a report from Age UK has warned. Cuts to social care...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Controversial former NRL player John Hopoate's move into coaching uncertain

John Hopoate’s proposed move into coaching could hit a snag at Rugby League Central. The NRL badboy has been called up to Manly’s development ranks as coach of the club’s SG Ball (Under-18) side. But it remains to be seen whether the NRL will rubber...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
Are we living in Back to the Future? As 21st October 2015 finally arrives, we reveal what the cult film got right… and wrong

Are we living in Back to the Future? As 21st October 2015 finally arrives, we reveal what the cult film got...

Great Scott, it's the 21st October 2015.  Today is the day in Back to the Future Part II that Marty McFly and 'Doc' Brown arrive in Hill Valley after travelling forward in time from 1985.  The 2015 in the film featured hoverboards, self-tying laces,...

 

Man Utd legend: Arsenal will be filled with 'unbelievable confidence' after European win

That is the opinion of Rio Ferdinand. The Gunners recordeed a 2-0 win over their heralded German opponents last night to give themselves a fighting chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League. And Ferdinand, who knows a thing...

 

Horror as Christian migrant 'brutally beaten with baton in refugee camp'

The 24-year-old was beaten with a baton by an Afghan man, who declared his conversion was a "sin", according to police. The alleged attack left the Iranian victim with "serious injuries", police said. He is believed to told some...

 
Report: Graduates and the young want to stay in EU

Report: Graduates and the young want to stay in EU

YOUNGER people and university graduates are most likely to want the UK to remain in the European Union, a new report reveals today. An analysis of polling data published today by NatCen Social Research uncovers what it describes as “significant social...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Colchester 2, Port Vale 1: Enoch Andoh's injury compounds Vale defeat

Colchester 2, Port Vale 1: Enoch Andoh's injury compounds Vale defeat

PORT Vale face an anxious wait to discover the extent of Enoch Andoh's knee problem after the talented winger was injured in tonight's 2-1 defeat at Colchester to compound a miserable evening for the Valiants. The 22-year old had to be helped off on...

 
Calendar Girls are delighted by Gary’s production

Calendar Girls are delighted by Gary’s production

IT STARTED life as a tongue-in-cheek way to raise money for a cause close to their hearts and went on to spawn a smash hit movie, as well as a record-breaking stage show. Now the Calendar Girls are rubbing shoulders with songwriting royalty,...

 

Chelsea not interested in signing Andriy Yarmolenko, insists Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he was not scouting for possible signings when he was recently spotted at the game between Ukraine and Spain. There had been speculation that the Blues boss was there looking at Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy...

Metro, 00:12 in Sport
 


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