News archive from 22 July 2016, page 5

Scottish bobsleigh Olympian Stuart Benson says 'Russian athletes who faked dope tests robbed me of bronze medal'

Scottish bobsleigh Olympian Stuart Benson says 'Russian athletes who faked dope tests robbed me of bronze...

A SCOTS Olympian who narrowly missed out on a medal at the Sochi winter games could have been cheated out of his podium finish. Stuart Benson was part of Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team and finished a credible fifth – just 0.11 seconds behind the...

 
‘Your support for Leeds heart unit made fundamental difference’

‘Your support for Leeds heart unit made fundamental difference’

0 Have your say The head of the campaign to keep children’s heart surgery in Leeds has expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all its supporters. Sharon Coyle, chief executive of the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, said the announcement that the future...

 
Stop making excuses on delays, NHS bosses told

Stop making excuses on delays, NHS bosses told

NHS bosses in England have been accused by MPs of not being tough enough in tackling delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital. Parliament's public accounts committee said NHS England must do more to support hospitals in this area....

BBC, 00:31 in Health
 
Author Sandra Howard: My six best albums

Author Sandra Howard: My six best albums

CARLY SIMON: The Best Of Carly Simon (Rhino) My husband and I used to play this a lot when we were getting to know each other so it goes back a long way. She had a sexy voice and The Right Thing To Do was a favourite.  Bob Marley and the Wailers:...

 
Ralph’s Party author Lisa Jewell: My six best books

Ralph’s Party author Lisa Jewell: My six best books

THE COLOUR OF MEMORY by Geoff Dyer Canongate, £8.99 I read this in my 20s after I left my first husband. I’d missed London horribly but this became the back note to my freedom. It is about a group of twentysomething graduate wasters in Brixton one...

 
Book reviews: Les Parisiennes, Lack Water and Black Water Lilies

Book reviews: Les Parisiennes, Lack Water and Black Water Lilies

Long war made it hard to resist Les Parisiennes: How The Women Of Paris Lived, Loved And Died In The 1940s by Anne Sebba Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20 Would we resist or would we collaborate with the invaders in order to feed our children? Was it...

 
Theatre review: The Trial Of Jane Fonda at the Park Theatre

Theatre review: The Trial Of Jane Fonda at the Park Theatre

Her anti-war protests took her from student campuses across America right into North Vietnam in 1972 where she was photographed sitting astride an anti-aircraft gun. Together with an ill-advised radio broadcast, this notorious incident gave her the...

 
Film reviews: The BFG, Star Trek Beyond and Chevalier

Film reviews: The BFG, Star Trek Beyond and Chevalier

The BFG  (Cert PG: 117mins)  The BFG is too whimsical and well-behaved to continue that tradition but it does make for good, old-fashioned entertainment that all the family could enjoy together. It probably won’t smash any box-office records but it is...

 

Police still hunting knife pair after RAF base abduction bid

Police are still trying to trace two men after the attempted knifepoint abduction of an RAF serviceman. The married serviceman, who is in his late 20s, was out running near RAF Marham, in Norfolk, on Wednesday when he was grabbed by a man, who tried...

 
The street food so good it is waved through airport checks

The street food so good it is waved through airport checks

Litti are char-grilled flavour bombs, especially when freighted with chokha, the spicy stew of grilled aubergine, tomato and potato that traditionally accompanies one of my absolute favourite Indian street foods. They come originally from the state of...

BBC, 00:32 in World News
 

Police still hunting knife pair after RAF base abduction bid

Police are still trying to trace two men after the attempted knifepoint abduction of an RAF serviceman. The married serviceman, who is in his late 20s, was out running near RAF Marham, in Norfolk, on Wednesday when he was grabbed by a man, who tried...

 

Why Nigeria's 'Avengers' are crippling the oil sector

The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Nigeria's vast oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis. The militants or the "boys" are back in the creeks, destroying pipelines, attacking oil...

BBC, 00:34 in World News
 
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'accountable for appalling working conditions' ay Sports Direct, find MPs

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'accountable for appalling working conditions' ay Sports Direct, find MPs

0 Have your say MPs have delivered a damning indictment of working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct and warned they could become the norm across Britain. Founder Mike Ashley was bluntly told he was accountable for the "appalling"...

 
Ex-Sunderland youngster Nathan Thomas shows attacking spark

Ex-Sunderland youngster Nathan Thomas shows attacking spark

0 Have your say Jermain Defoe was the star of the night but Hartlepool United had their own attacking diamond – Nathan Thomas. The gifted forward led the home threat in the second half after being brought on after the interval. Thomas got the better...

 
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'accountable for appalling working conditions' ay Sports Direct, find MPs

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'accountable for appalling working conditions' ay Sports Direct, find MPs

0 Have your say MPs have delivered a damning indictment of working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct and warned they could become the norm across Britain. Founder Mike Ashley was bluntly told he was accountable for the "appalling"...

 


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