News archive from 23 September 2014

Pep Guardiola does a runner after losing a game of keepy-uppy to Bayern Munich stars including Mario Gotze...

Pep Guardiola escaped punishment from the likes of Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara after the Bayern Munich manager lost out in a game of keepy-uppy. He may have plied his trade for Spain and Barcelona, but the 43-year-old was no match for his current...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Abou Diaby will play against Southampton, reveals Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Manager Arsene Wenger is confident the 'giant' character of fit-again midfielder Abou Diaby can help Arsenal see off the challenge of Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Diaby is one of several players likely to be drafted in by...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Tyson Fury tapes his mouth up in press conference before Dereck Chisora fight (and he lasted longer than...

Tyson Fury put tape over his mouth to ensure that he gave the first silent press conference in the loud mouthed history of boxing. So determined was the giant 26-year-old not to cause further offence in the build-up to his heavwyeight battle of...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Sheffield Theatres make gender equality pledge

Sheffield Theatres make gender equality pledge

A leading UK theatre organisation has pledged to balance the number of male and female actors that appear in self-generated or in-house productions. Sheffield Theatres said it hoped to achieve its target "within the year". Artistic director...

BBC, 00:05 in Art & Culture
 

Brendan Rodgers defends Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain shows his age

Brendan Rodgers has defended Steven Gerrard’s form and fitness, insisting the veteran Liverpool captain does not need to be rested more often. Gerrard, 34, has played every minute so far this season, including three games in a week that saw Liverpool...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

With a second series of Birmingham-set drama Peaky Blinders in the pipeline, the show's creator Steven Knight has admitted the city's accent is "very difficult to get right". What is it that makes it so hard to master, asks Brummie-accented...

BBC, 00:05 in Art & Culture
 

Man suffering from Persisten Genital Arousal Syndrome has 100 orgasms a day

Meet the man who suffers from 100 orgasms every day. We say "suffers', because Dale Decker doesn't enjoy a single one. His rare case of Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome developed in September 2012 when he slipped a disk in his back while...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Stephen's cancer signs ignored: Mum

The mother of "bucket list" cancer patient Stephen Sutton has said signs of her son's illness were "ignored". Jane Sutton said it took several months for Stephen's condition to be recognised. The 19 year old went on to become a...

 
Slowing economies and firm pound hit whisky exports

Slowing economies and firm pound hit whisky exports

Scotch whisky exports suffered a 
double-digit slump in the first half of the year as a range of issues lined up to make Asian and American markets more tricky for distillers. Figures published yesterday by the Scotch Whisky Association...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Aldermore to become latest bank to float

Aldermore to become latest bank to float

Aldermore - one of a clutch of challenger banks that have emerged in recent years to try to win business off the big names in the sector - yesterday announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in a move that could see it valued at up to £900...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Comment: Flailing Tesco brought to account again

Comment: Flailing Tesco brought to account again

Unexpected £250 million in the Tesco bagging area. Britain's once-proud biggest supermarket group has now issued its third profit warning this year. One chief executive out, 
another one in, and things go from bad to worse. New boss Dave...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Farming: Industry leaders descend on Brussels

Farming: Industry leaders descend on Brussels

UK farming union leaders turned up in force in Brussels yesterday as part of a major lobbying exercise on tidying up the unresolved parts of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the impact of trade deals and the Russian ban. Their targets for the...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 

Half of children leave reception unready for school – report

Children wave their hands in a nursery school classroom. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Nearly half of all children in England are not ready for school when they finish reception at around age five, a failure by society that could impede...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 

Take TV-free days to combat obesity, health experts urge

Obesity cost the NHS an estimated £16bn in 2007 and is forecast to rise to £50bn by 2050. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Draft health advice on obesity has recommended taking TV-free days or setting two-hour limits on the amount of time spent sitting in...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 
Tesco turns stale as competitors freshen up ideas

Tesco turns stale as competitors freshen up ideas

The troubles just keep on mounting for Tesco. Stagnant sales, falling profits, boardroom turmoil and now a £250m hole in its profits forecast. No wonder shoppers and investors alike are questioning what was, until recently, the undisputed king of UK...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 


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