News archive from 23 June 2017

Bloodied and in desperate need of help - public and emergency services dash to help after attempted murder...

Images have emerged of an individual covered in blood and being tended to by paramedics. We have opted not to publish those pictures. Instead we publish an image which does not identify the man but shows the immediate aftermath of the attack. It is...

 
Celebrity MasterChef 2017 line up: Debbie McGee and Ulrika Jonsson among stars confirmed

Celebrity MasterChef 2017 line up: Debbie McGee and Ulrika Jonsson among stars confirmed

They will be joined by other famous faces including comedian Vic Reeves, Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington and opera star Lesley Garrett. French tennis ace Henri Leconte will also be among the 20 famous faces hoping to serve up the perfect...

 
Which is the real PM?! Tracey Ullman impersonates Theresa May for new political show

Which is the real PM?! Tracey Ullman impersonates Theresa May for new political show

The actress, 57, who has delighted viewers with her impressions of Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon in her sketch show, dons a wig, dark suit, red nail polish, jewellery and a wary smile for the role. In one shot, she stands alongside husband Philip,...

 
Who Should We Let In? review: A question of tolerance

Who Should We Let In? review: A question of tolerance

In 1656, Oliver Cromwell issued another one inviting them back. This had little to do with tolerance or intolerance.  Mediaeval rulers went after non-Christians to win favour from the Pope.  Others extended the hand of friendship when they wanted to...

 
Auditors lambast Hinkley Point deal

Auditors lambast Hinkley Point deal

UK government plans for a new £18bn nuclear power station have come under fire from public auditors, who call it "a risky and expensive project". The case for the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset was "marginal" and the deal was...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson says rumours of favoritism are 'upsetting' and 'untrue' after sudden...

Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has dismissed talk of favoritism within Sauber following the unexpected departure of team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. Kaltenborn, who was also Sauber's chief executive officer, left Wednesday by mutual consent. The...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Biggest U.S. banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

Biggest U.S. banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

The 34 largest U.S. banks have all cleared the first stage of an annual stress test, showing they would be able to maintain enough capital in an extreme recession to meet regulatory requirements, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday. Although the...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 
Brexit and the UK economy one year on

Brexit and the UK economy one year on

Before last year's Brexit vote, there were warnings from many economists that the UK would suffer a catastrophic economic shock and be catapulted into recession by a Leave vote. As it turned out, those predictions were a touch pessimistic. But one...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Watch as Tennent's test how durable the new Samsung S8 is ... by deep frying it

You may recall Samsung had a small issue with their S7 phone last year - the handsets were literally exploding, seemingly without rhyme or reason. People were finding that while walking with the S7 in their pocket, charging it, or even talking on it,...

 

Cladding chemical too toxic for Mines

Similar plastic to cladding used on Grenfell Tower banned in mines 40 years ago, writes Peter Lazenby and Lamiat Sabin SIMILAR plastic used for insulating Grenfell Tower was banned from Britain’s deep coalmines around 40 years ago because it was found...

 

Fire station cut by Johnson to be rebuilt as luxury flats

by Felicity Collier ONE of the 10 fire stations closed by Boris Johnson between 2008-12 while he was mayor of London is to be converted into luxury flats by a company which counts a Tory donor as one of its directors. Belsize fire station in north...

 

Tory boycott ban defeated in court

Rights activists overjoyed as Javid guidelines struck down, writes Felicity Collier PALESTINIAN rights activists were delighted yesterday after High Court judges said the government was breaking the law by preventing local councils from joining an...

 

China and US meet over nukes

CHINESE military chiefs called for a return to six-nation denuclearisation talks for the Korean peninsula in Washington yesterday. They proposed a “dual-track approach” with a peace mechanism in parallel with a “suspension for suspension” to defuse...

 

Miami 5 hero slams Trump for thwarting detente

FORMER Miami Five prisoner Fernando Gonzalez said on Wednesday the US blockade of his county was doomed to failure. He hit back at US President Donald Trump’s partial rollback last week of the detente with Cuba — that began with the release of the...

 

Egypt delivers fuel to Gaza

GAZA’S only power station began operating again yesterday after Egypt’s delivery of diesel fuel — but Israel has further reduced power. Gaza power authority GEDCO spokesman Mohammed Thabit said that Israel had reduced supply by four megawatts to 48 mw...

 


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