News archive from 23 May 2015

Dispute over Mideast nuclear arms ban set to torpedo U.N. meeting

After four weeks of negotiations on ways to improve compliance with the pact, there was no consensus among its 191 signatories. U.S. Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller announced there was "no agreement" and accused some countries of...

 

West, Africa trade barbs on U.N. appeal against illicit small arms

The resolution, which was drafted by this month's council president, Lithuania, passed with nine votes, the minimum needed for adoption. Six countries - Russia, China, Angola, Chad, Nigeria and Venezuela - abstained, citing a failure of the resolution...

 
West Yorkshire Fire Service spends thousands on hotels and meals

West Yorkshire Fire Service spends thousands on hotels and meals

Spending on restaurants, hotels and adverts has seen West Yorkshire Fire Service rack up a phenomenal amount of credit card bill in the past 12 months. Cash withdrawals of up to £500 have been made on credit cards, which have also been used to spend...

 

UK mortgage deals jump by nearly a fifth as competition heats up

The number of mortgage deals on the market has jumped by nearly a fifth in a year to its highest level since the financial crisis. A year after the mortgage market review brought in new affordability checks, the total number of different home loans...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Legal high ban urged by councils in England and Wales

Legal high ban urged by councils in England and Wales

Councils across England and Wales have called on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs. The Local Government Association (LGA) said current legislation was "not fit" for tackling the growing numbers of deaths linked to...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 

Premier League departures: Who you could be say goodbye or good riddance to on final weekend of the...

It’s not just Raheem Sterling likely to say farewell after Sunday’s Barclays Premier League games, players and managers from across the top-tier will be involved with their current clubs for the last time. From Premier League veterans like Didier...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Newcastle United and Hull City... two broken clubs fighting the shame of relegation

One has an owner whose selfish and short-sighted decision-making has created an irreparable divide between himself and supporters. So does the other. One has a fanbase who have spent as much time protesting this season as they have getting behind...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Maro Itoje reveals how his love of poetry and politics comes second only to rugby as Saracens star...

Maro Itoje is already shattering myths and his career has barely begun. Those who value conformity should look away now, as England's new sensation is nowhere near that category. The 20-year-old Saracen is a one-man challenge to preconceptions....

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Raheem Sterling exit would not surprise me while Manchester United must keep hold of Real Madrid target...

Raheem Sterling and David de Gea look to be heading for the exit this summer but their circumstances could not be more different. Sterling has been ridiculed as a disloyal money-grabber while De Gea has kept his counsel. Most people would disagree but...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Steve McClaren could still take over at Newcastle as Derby County exit stalls over compensation package

Steve McClaren’s impending departure from Derby is stalling on the terms of his compensation, amid the club’s belief he could still take over at Newcastle. McClaren was told he had no future at the iPro Stadium during talks on Thursday night with...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Merseyside Police cracking down on drivers using phones at the wheel

Merseyside Police will be cracking down on the number of drivers who are still using mobile phones while at the wheel. A national campaign to stop drivers using their phones on the road starts today and is supported by Merseyside Police who will be...

 

Hull City defender Curtis Davies: We might not come back if we get relegated 

Curtis Davies is well acquainted with the ups and downs of professional football. This time last year, Hull City’s captain was leading his team out at Wembley and scoring in the FA Cup final.  On Sunday, he will be a frustrated spectator as the club’s...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Theo Walcott set for showdown contract talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger 

Arsene Wenger has set a date for crucial contract talks with ‘special’ Theo Walcott. Walcott indicated earlier in the week that there had been no progress in talks on a new deal, with his current Arsenal contract expiring next summer. These next...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Gleneagles (3.20) is not much of a price but there is simply no getting away from him as the probable winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas at The Curragh, Saturday’s feature race. This has not been an entirely satisfying year for his trainer, Aidan...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 

Public-sector redundancy payoffs to be capped under Tories' enterprise bill

Public sector workers in the NHS, BBC and civil service will be banned from getting six-figure redundancy packages under a law to be brought forward in the Queen’s speech next week. The proposal to outlaw large “golden parachutes” for public sector...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 


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