News archive from 22 April 2018

Review: Skoda Karoq and Superb

Skoda has a new family car, the Karoq. It says it is designed around what matters to us – mentioning the gym or heading off on a cross-country adventure. Nailing this activity label, it adds “it’s a self-assured compact SUV with a big sense of...

 

Tottenham striker Harry Kane trolled by official FA Cup Twitter account after forgettable performance in...

Harry Kane had a day to forget as his Tottenham side lost their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United before he was mocked on Twitter. Kane captained Spurs at Wembley, with regular skipper Hugo Lloris left on the bench, but the striker's...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Kaizer Chiefs defeat sparks violent riot that leaves a steward badly beaten and one stand on fire before...

A dark shadow was cast over South African football on Saturday night after a steward was left badly beaten and a stadium stand on fire as angry fans rioted after one of the country's best-supported clubs lost a cup semi-final. Violence began to erupt...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Youth bands and orchestras at mercy of council cuts

Parents fear the postcode lottery in musical instrument tuition will stifle the promise of a generation. When father of two Dave Gornall was told that his local council planned to axe lessons for any children learning a string or percussion...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 

Jackie Baillie: Don’t let the SNP lose grip on GDP growth

I remember the scenes in Portugal and Greece during the financial crisis. The queues of workers on the streets of Athens, desperate to withdraw their money from collapsing banks. The young men and women marching through the streets of Lisbon,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

Everton chief Farhad Moshiri prepares to determine future of Sam Allardyce at crunch board meeting

Everton will stage a board meeting this week that is likely to determine Sam Allardyce's long-term future. Allardyce signed an 18-month contract when he was appointed by major shareholder Farhad Moshiri last November but there has been persistent...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Rafa Benitez admits Newcastle's best chance of re-signing Chelsea star Kenedy is another loan as interest...

Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle's best hope of re-signing Chelsea winger Kenedy could be another loan deal. The Brazilian has helped transform the Magpies' season since arriving at St James' Park in January and the manager wants to extend his stay....

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Verne Troyer all smiles during last public appearance weeks before his death

Verne Troyer all smiles during last public appearance weeks before his death

Verne Troyer was all smiles during his last public appearance just weeks before his death. The Austin Powers actor died on 21 April, aged 49. While his cause of death has not yet been announced, he attended a party in London last month, and grinned...

Metro, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Avicii’s body ‘to return to Sweden’ after shock death as police sources say ‘no criminal suspicion’

Avicii’s body ‘to return to Sweden’ after shock death as police sources say ‘no criminal suspicion’

Avicii’s body is reportedly set to return to Sweden following his death. The Wake Me Up DJ, real name Tim Bergling, died on 20 April while on holiday in Oman. Police have reportedly confirmed to People that his body will return to Stockholm at some...

Metro, 00:12 in Showbiz
 

Britain’s biggest bird sanctuary rescued by rat cull

Rare and unique seabirds are flocking to one of the UK’s most remote overseas territories now Scottish conservationists have concluded the world’s biggest ever rat extermination project. Captain Cook discovered South Georgia in 1775 and claimed it for...

 
How leisure time is changing for North Korea's privileged

How leisure time is changing for North Korea's privileged

While the majority of people in North Korea live in poverty, experts say there is a growing middle class with money to spend and free time to enjoy. From dolphin aquariums to shopping centres, this is how the country is changing to meet the demands of...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 

Petition pushes for answers over dog shot dead by police in Hartlepool

A petition backing calls for an inquiry into the shooting of a dog has added more names to its campaign in the wake of a vigil. Scores of supporters of the Justice for Angel campaign turned out in Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool, on Sunday - close to...

 
Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests

Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani admires a teenager's tenacity in tackling the harassment of pupils on the school commute. Allegations of physical or sexual abuse against teachers...

BBC, 00:22 in World News
 
Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is to accuse Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush generation controversy by setting a deliberately unreachable bar with her “hostile environment” immigration policies. The Labour leader will tell the party’s Welsh...

 
‘Everyone is following it’: millions gripped by Kim Wall murder trial as verdict nears

‘Everyone is following it’: millions gripped by Kim Wall murder trial as verdict nears

Just a few hours before embarking on his fateful submarine trip with Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Peter Madsen worried that he lacked the self-control to face a murder trial. “He talked about how he needed to learn to shut up because he had difficulty...

 


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