News archive from 24 March 2016

Missing Ben Nevis Avalanche couple: Families told two bodies have been found

Missing Ben Nevis Avalanche couple: Families told two bodies have been found

THE families of a couple missing on Ben Nevis for more than a month have been told two bodies have been found. A member of the public alerted emergency services tonight after the discovery. Experienced climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton were...

 
Marc Overmars: Why Arsenal need more English players

Marc Overmars: Why Arsenal need more English players

Overmars played a key role in Arsenal's double-winning season of 1997/98, forming a devastating forward line with Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp and Nicolas Anelka. But the former Holland winger believes he wouldn't have been as effective for the Gunners...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 
The budget is coming, so standby for talk of 'ordinary Australians'. Who are these people?

The budget is coming, so standby for talk of 'ordinary Australians'. Who are these people?

Whenever talk turns to the budget or tax or when politicians enter into campaign mode you can be sure there will be mention of ordinary or middle Australians. But who are these people? The latest taxation statistics allow us to see the occupations of...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
John Cleese: Fawlty Towers-based show producers 'staggered by vitriol'

John Cleese: Fawlty Towers-based show producers 'staggered by vitriol'

The Australian theatre company accused by John Cleese ripping off his television series Fawlty Towers has said it is “staggered by [his] vitriol towards us and our tribute show”. Cleese tweeted on Wednesday that Interactive Theatre International had...

 
Ex-Rome mayor in court accused of corruption and illegal financing

Ex-Rome mayor in court accused of corruption and illegal financing

The former mayor of Rome has appeared in court for the first hearing in his trial for corruption and illegal financing as part of a crackdown on a mafia-style network in the city. Gianni Alemanno, who was agriculture minister under Silvio Berlusconi...

 
Man who confronted Muslim woman to 'explain' Brussels attacks arrested

Man who confronted Muslim woman to 'explain' Brussels attacks arrested

A man who sparked an outcry on Twitter after tweeting about confronting a Muslim woman on a street in Croydon, south London, and challenging her to “explain Brussels” has been arrested by police. The Metropolitan police confirmed that a 46-year-old...

 
The bubble car is back! Swiss firm reveals new electric design for tiny car with 100 mile range 

The bubble car is back! Swiss firm reveals new electric design for tiny car with 100 mile range 

A Swiss company has reinvented a whimsical, 1950s front-entry automobile, but with a modern twist. Micro Mobility Systems AG unveiled the latest variant of electric vehicles that was inspired by the Italian Isetta ‘bubble car’ from 1956. Microlino is...

 
Revealed: How Manchester United plan to keep Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford

Revealed: How Manchester United plan to keep Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford

Rashford burst onto the scene last month with four goals in his first two matches for the Red Devils against Midtjylland and Arsenal. The striker stole the headlines once more in Sunday's Manchester derby, slotting home the winner at the Etihad....

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
NSPCC: football clubs not taking child protection seriously enough

NSPCC: football clubs not taking child protection seriously enough

The FA should take urgent action to ensure Sunderland AFC’s handling of the Adam Johnson case is not symptomatic of a “cultural problem within football”, the NSPCC has said. In a letter to the FA chairman, Greg Dyke, the NSPCC chief executive, Peter...

 

Stock-crash trader can be extradited

Judge gives go-ahead for Brit banker to face charges in US by Our News Desk A BRITISH banker could be shipped off to the United States to answer for his alleged part in causing the US stock market “flash crash” of 2010, a judge at Westminster...

 

DPAC campaigners rally in Westminster’s lobby

Angry disabled activists take on Osborne’s vicious attacks on the vulnerable DISABLED activists rallied inside Parliament yesterday after “vile” Chancellor George Osborne attempted to further make their lives even harder. Dozens of people demonstrated...

 
Energy secretary warns of £500m 'electric shock' after Brexit

Energy secretary warns of £500m 'electric shock' after Brexit

Brexit could give UK householders a £500m a year “electric shock”, according to the energy and climate change cecretary Amber Rudd. Costs could rocket because we would have to leave the European internal energy market, she will say on Thursday,...

 

Junior doctors take first all-out strike

Hunt provokes full withdrawal of labour DETERMINED junior doctors are to stage their first all-out strike without emergency cover in a major escalation in their dispute over dangerous new contracts. The British Medical Association (BMA) says it has...

 
Steph Houghton gives Manchester City women late win over Notts County

Steph Houghton gives Manchester City women late win over Notts County

Steph Houghton scored from a 25-yard free-kick in added time to give Manchester City a winning start to their season in this Women’s Super League curtain raiser against Notts County. Until then it had been an evening of frustration for Nick Cushing’s...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 

Belgium: Civil rights in firing line after attacks

Police hunting second airport bomber POLICE were hunting a suspect in the Brussels bombings yesterday as Belgian politicians urged a crackdown on civil liberties in response to the atrocities. Tuesday’s bomb attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek...

 


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