News archive from 23 June 2016

US president Barack Obama pays tribute to Jo Cox

US president Barack Obama pays tribute to Jo Cox

In a Facebook message Mr Obama hailed the mother-of-two who volunteered for his 2008 presidential campaign for her work for those close to home in her Batley and Spen constituency and further afield. He offered his condolences to her widower Brendan,...

 
Kate pretty in pink for gala charity dinner

Kate pretty in pink for gala charity dinner

Kate stepped out in a rose-coloured Jenny Packham gown for the event at Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Each), of which she is patron. She previously stepped out in the gown not long after the couple's marriage...

 
Ban takeaway deliveries to schools to stem obesity, children urge

Ban takeaway deliveries to schools to stem obesity, children urge

A ban on takeaway deliveries to school would help fight childhood obesity, according to young people who were asked their views for a new report on combating the epidemic. Half the children who took part in the survey said they had ordered a takeaway...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Sevilla want £10m Liverpool ace: He's impressed at Euro 2016

Sevilla want £10m Liverpool ace: He's impressed at Euro 2016

According to The Sun, the Europa League champions have been impressed by Allen’s performances at Euro 2016 with Wales. Sevilla are said to see him as a replacement for Ever Banega, who has already joined Inter Milan on a free transfer this summer. But...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 
Manchester United set to miss out on Switzerland striker

Manchester United set to miss out on Switzerland striker

German newspaper Westdeutsche Zeitung say the Basel ace has agreed to sign for Schalke for just over £15m on a five-year deal. The Switzerland international had been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Bild claiming last week that Jose...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

Leader comment: Scots must make EU referendum votes matter

Despite an apparent lack of interest in this EU referendum, either way the people of Scotland can make a difference And so we reach the day of reckoning after four months of campaigning on the EU referendum. By this time tomorrow we will know if...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Lizzy Buchan: NHS staff pledge must become reality

The severity of the staffing issues gripping the NHS has become impossible to ignore. Across Scotland, GP practices are closing their lists, nurses are warning they cannot cope and hospitals are struggling to recruit specialists in areas ranging from...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Wales boss Chris Coleman anticipating tough Paris showdown with Northern Ireland

Wales manager Chris Coleman expects to face a resilient Northern Ireland in their Battle of Britain at Euro 2016. The pair were thrown together for a last 16 tie when the Republic of Ireland pulled off a shock 1-0 victory over Italy to reach the same...

 

North Korean missile launch violates UN resolution

North Korea has taken a significant step in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach US bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000km (620 miles) high after five failed attempts in recent months. The North’s...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson delivers on the big occasion

The Scottish Conservative leader showed her mettle in the Great Debate against Boris Johnson, says Tom Peterkin Scotland may be conspicuously absent from the European Football Championships, but at least there has been the consolation of seeing a Scot...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
RBS receives bids for Greek shipping business - sources

RBS receives bids for Greek shipping business - sources

LONDON The Royal Bank of Scotland has received bids for its Greek ship finance business, banking and financial sources familiar with the matter said, following a leap in bad shipping debts at the lender over the past few months. They told Reuters that...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Canine check in: The rise of pet-friendly hotels

Canine check in: The rise of pet-friendly hotels

You may think it is barking mad, but in Vienna a hotel arranges for dogs to go to the opera without their owners. The cultural nights out for canines are organised by the five-star Park Hyatt Vienna, which allows people to check in with their dogs or...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

Robbie Brady: Republic of Ireland have nothing to fear against France

Match-winner Robbie Brady insists the Republic of Ireland have nothing to fear from France after heading his side into a dream last-16 clash with the Euro 2016 hosts. Brady's 85th-minute effort secured a dramatic 1-0 win over Italy at the Stade Pierre...

 

Leadership challenge at British Medical Association

The leader of the doctors' union could be toppled as another medic makes a bid for leadership of the British Medical Association (BMA). Dr JS Bamrah is attempting to overthrow Dr Mark Porter as leader of the professional association. Dr Porter has...

 

US president Barack Obama pays tribute to Jo Cox

US president Barack Obama has paid tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox, saying she believed in "the power of people to bring about change". In a Facebook message Mr Obama hailed the mother-of-two who volunteered for his 2008 presidential campaign...

 


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