News archive from 22 November 2014

Rochester reveals new face of British politics – and it’s a lot like the old face

Rochester reveals new face of British politics – and it’s a lot like the old face

Labour’s soul-searching about Ukip’s triumph in Rochester started on Friday night with a warning by its election co-ordinator, Douglas Alexander, that a rising level of public anger built up over decades is transforming the “entire business model of...

Guardian, 00:00 in Politics
 

2014 ECHO Pride of Merseyside Awards: Local heroes honoured at glittering ceremony

Some of the region’s most inspirational people were honoured at this year’s ECHO Pride of Merseyside Awards. Award winners included the chairman of a football club for Liverpool’s homeless, and a young boy who refuses to let a cancer battle, and the...

 
Talking Horses: the best bets from Saturday’s races

Talking Horses: the best bets from Saturday’s races

The first three horses home in last year’s Betfair Chase – Cue Card, Dynaste and Silviniaco Conti – renew their rivalry and, while the excellent form of the Philip Hobbs yard means that Menorah cannot be dismissed lightly, it is hard to see beyond...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 
Lack of funding ends William Wallace memorial plan

Lack of funding ends William Wallace memorial plan

He is one of the most iconic figures in Scottish history, famed for leading his vastly outnumbered Scottish soldiers to victory against the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. But plans for a striking new sculpture of William Wallace and his...

 
The write stuff: Old Misgivings by Simon Conway

The write stuff: Old Misgivings by Simon Conway

SIMON Conway's new book, Old Misgivings, is a classic tale of spies and subterfuge set in modern-day Afghanistan. In this extract, hero Ed Malik has a Kabul showdown with the untrustworthy Ambassador. It was mid-afternoon when Ed Malik arrived in...

 
Lending reforms putting mortgages beyond reach

Lending reforms putting mortgages beyond reach

MMR shake-up has hit elderly, finds Jeff Salway. Mortgage lenders are under growing pressure to do more for older borrowers amid claims many retired homeowners are being frozen out of the market. Borrowers in their 70s, 60s and even 50s are struggling...

 
First NHS staff leave to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

First NHS staff leave to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Thirty NHS healthcare staff are flying to Sierra Leone to treat people with Ebola and help stem the epidemic ravaging three countries in west Africa. Around 1,000 NHS staff have volunteered but the extensive selection and training programme, designed...

 
Great and good honoured at Business Awards

Great and good honoured at Business Awards

The spotlight shone on business from across the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale tonight at a glittering awards ceremony at The Spa. Hundreds packed out the Ocean Room to celebrate the myriad of fine businesses, large and small, that make up our region...

 
Barack Obama goes it alone on immigration

Barack Obama goes it alone on immigration

BARACK Obama has acted to spare nearly five million illegal immigrants in the United States from deportation, setting off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential powers. In a televised address to the nation, Mr Obama defended...

 
11 killed in stampede at Zimbabwe stadium

11 killed in stampede at Zimbabwe stadium

AT LEAST 11 people were killed yesterday in a stampede in a town in central Zimbabwe after police fired tear gas at locals trying to leave a church rally. Forty others were injured, and church officials said they feared the death toll could rise....

 
March over Mexico’s lost students ends in violence

March over Mexico’s lost students ends in violence

A LARGELY peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square. The march, late on Thursday night, sought the return of the...

 
China forces ‘want peace’ but won’t forget past

China forces ‘want peace’ but won’t forget past

CHINA'S defence minister yesterday called for better regional crisis management, saying that his country's armed forces wanted peace but would never forget the bitter lessons of the past. The expansion of China’s military, increasingly projecting its...

 

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Cambodia comes top of 2015 holiday hotspots list

Cambodia comes top of 2015 holiday hotspots list

SIEM Reap in Cambodia, Fort Lauderdale in Florida and the Greek island of Mykonos will be the world's top holiday hotspots of 2015, according to a report. They head the top ten destinations to watch in a list compiled by global travel search website...

 

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