News archive from 23 March 2017

44 Scotland Street: Homo ludens

Pat stared at Matthew. “You’ve gone bright red,” she said. “Matthew, you’re blushing.” Matthew, who had been leaning forward in his attempt to discern the title of Pat’s book, straightened up. “Am I really?” he mumbled. “Yes, you are. Like a tomato.”...

 

Serious sex attack on woman in West Yorkshire village

A police investigation is under way today after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a West Yorkshire village. The 37-year-old victim was attacked by a man while she was out walking on Upper Common Lane in Clayton West, near...

 

This postcode tracker shows how many people in Coventry are having affairs

The infidelity index for 2017 has been released - revealing which UK towns are the most unfaithful. The rankings are drawn up using data from illicitencounters.com which is a dating website for married people. The Infidelity Index is compiled by...

 

Westminster attack death toll rises to five

Five people are now confirmed to have died in today's suspected terror attack at the Palace of Westminster. An unarmed police officer and the attacker himself are among the dead, while around 40 others were injured. The attacker, armed with two large...

 

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

0 Have your say The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day. According to figures obtained by NSPCC Scotland, recorded offences shot up by 286...

 
'Solidarity and support': world leaders send wishes after attack in Westminster

'Solidarity and support': world leaders send wishes after attack in Westminster

A year to the day after 32 people were killed and more than 320 injured in coordinated attacks in Brussels, terror struck the heart of London, prompting condolences and expressions of sympathy from the US and across Europe. Rex Tillerson, the US...

 
Coronation Street spoiler: Will David Platt’s secret FINALLY be exposed?

Coronation Street spoiler: Will David Platt’s secret FINALLY be exposed?

The hairdresser is "feeling guilty" and will reportedly give injured burns victim Anna Windass (played by Debbie Rush) an anonymous donation. Risking being uncovered, David (Jack P. Shepherd) could soon lose everything after he is overheard...

 
Arsenal star Nacho Monreal: What I think about Arsene Wenger's future

Arsenal star Nacho Monreal: What I think about Arsene Wenger's future

Arsenal have endured a torrid spell, losing four of their past five Premier League games. After their latest defeat, Arsene Wenger claimed fans will know about his future "very soon". Despite calls from the supporters for him to quit, the...

 

Westminster attack death toll rises to five

Five people are now confirmed to have died in today's suspected terror attack at the Palace of Westminster. An unarmed police officer and the attacker himself are among the dead, while around 40 others were injured. The attacker, armed with two large...

 

Westminster in Lockdown

Four dead and over 20 injured during ‘terror attack’ at Parliament FOUR people were killed and at least 20 injured in Westminster yesterday in an attack that police are treating as an act of terrorism. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene on...

 

Teachers from NUT and ATL form super-union

Members vote overwhelmingly for ‘historic’ teachers’ union merger ALMOST half a million teachers will form a new National Education Union, after two major unions overwhelmingly voted to merge. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted by a margin of...

 
State pension age could be raised to 70, says report

State pension age could be raised to 70, says report

Two separate reports for the government have raised the possibility that millions of people may have to work longer to qualify for a state pension. An analysis for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has suggested that workers under the age of...

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Bosses told to give back job to abused nurse

Survivor faced multiple attacks by husband A TRIBUNAL has told bosses at Cardiff and Vale Health Board to reinstate a nurse who was sacked after suffering domestic violence, NHS union Unison said yesterday. Karen Allen-Powlett was dismissed from her...

 

Venezuela: US diplomats ‘seek anti-Maduro allies’

President says State Dept paving way for foreign intervention VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro accused the US diplomatic corps on Tuesday of fomenting foreign intervention against his country. He called for a mass demonstration on Sunday in...

 

Eurozone chief faces fury over insults

PORTUGAL’S Socialist prime minister demanded the resignation of Euro-group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem yesterday after he insulted the EU’s southern member states. Antonio Costa said it was “absolutely unacceptable for him to stay in his post.” In...

 


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