News archive from 24 March 2017, page 6

Brexit puts more strain on under-pressure civil service - National Audit Office

Brexit puts more strain on under-pressure civil service - National Audit Office

The spending watchdog said weaknesses in capability in Whitehall undermined the Government's ability to achieve its objectives. Leaving the European Union will "further increase the capability challenges" facing the Government, as officials...

 
British mother appears in Rwanda on state secrets charges

British mother appears in Rwanda on state secrets charges

British national Violette Uwamahoro, the wife of political opposition activist Faustin Rukundo, disappeared on February 14 in the capital Kigali. Her relatives had no idea what had happened to her until police revealed on March 3 that she was in...

 
Ziggy Stardust drummer 'expects to see Bowie on stage' when playing his hits

Ziggy Stardust drummer 'expects to see Bowie on stage' when playing his hits

Drummer Mick "Woody" Woodmansey performed on some of the key albums of Bowie's early career including The Man Who Sold The World and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The 66-year-old now performs the Starman...

 
Take That in 'brilliantly funny' Carpool Karaoke sketch for Comic Relief

Take That in 'brilliantly funny' Carpool Karaoke sketch for Comic Relief

The broadcaster has urged viewers to tune in to Friday's Comic Relief show to find out just what makes the boy band's feature so special. She said: "The Take That Carpool Karaoke special is even more brilliantly funny than usual for reasons I...

 

Uruguay 1-4 Brazil: Spurs flop Paulinho scores hat-trick and Neymar adds touch of class in vital win after...

Brazil recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Uruguay 4-1 in Montevideo on Thursday, with Paulinho grabbing a hat-trick in a win that all but cements their place at next year's World Cup finals. The victory gave Tite his eighth win in eight...

Daily Mail, 01:38 in Sport
 

EFL Q&A: Portsmouth midfielder Gary Roberts grew up idolising Everton's Duncan Ferguson and wants more...

Portsmouth's recent run into the Sky Bet League Two automatic promotion places has been due in no small part to the displays of veteran midfielder Gary Roberts. Regarded as one of the most influential and skilful players in the lower leagues, the...

Daily Mail, 01:38 in Sport
 

Dele Alli is unique and a special talent but he is still young and we must not get carried away, says Adam...

Adam Lallana feels Dele Alli can be a 'special' player for England, provided he is given time to fulfil his promise. Lallana and Alli were pushed up as supporting attackers in Wednesday's 1-0 friendly loss in Germany, turning in eye-catching...

Daily Mail, 01:38 in Sport
 

Argentina 1-0 Chile: Lionel Messi penalty fires his side above La Roja in South America group as Sergio...

Argentina captain and Barcelona star Lionel Messi fired his country to a 1-0 victory over Chile in Buenos Aires to boost their hopes World Cup qualification. Chile's Jose Pedro Fuenzalida brought down Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria to concede...

Daily Mail, 01:41 in Sport
 
Terror attack: Dermot O’Leary dedicates The Nightly Show to London in touching monologue

Terror attack: Dermot O’Leary dedicates The Nightly Show to London in touching monologue

The shocking incident at Westminster has now left four victims dead with some still in a serious condition. The 43-year-old presenter opened the show with a touching monologue where he adamantly outlined that the city will not be changed by the awful...

 
Half of word SLOW 'outside permitted area' on Boxford road

Half of word SLOW 'outside permitted area' on Boxford road

Contractors have refused to finish off painting a "slow" sign as half of the word was "outside the permitted area". UK Power Networks contractors repainted the "SL" after they laid down cabling and resurfaced part of Sand...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 
Major pancreatic cancer study launched

Major pancreatic cancer study launched

A new pancreatic cancer project has been launched to find ways to speed up scientific discovery to improve the survival rates of patients. Cancer Research have invested £10m in the PRECISION-Panc project, which aims to find quick ways of finding the...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 
New Scottish food and drink strategy launched

New Scottish food and drink strategy launched

A drive has been launched to more than double turnover in Scotland's food and drink sector by 2030. "Ambition 2030" has been developed by organisations in the farming, fishing, food and drink industries, alongside the Scottish government and...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 
'Burglar' found dead in Queensbury chemist roof space

'Burglar' found dead in Queensbury chemist roof space

A suspected burglar has died after getting trapped in the roof space of a chemist shop, West Yorkshire Police said. The man's body was discovered by staff at Rowlands Pharmacy in Queensbury, near Bradford, earlier. It is thought the man removed roof...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 
Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson 'delighted' to join BBC board

Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson 'delighted' to join BBC board

Paralympic champion Baroness Grey-Thompson has said she is delighted to be invited to join the BBC board. The Cardiff-born peer is one of five non-executive members named by the BBC for the new body. Cardiff University professor Ian Hargreaves is also...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 
Wild Film Festival Scotland gets under way in Dumfries

Wild Film Festival Scotland gets under way in Dumfries

A new festival celebrating the very best wildlife film and photography is getting under way in Dumfries. The theme of the inaugural Wild Film Festival Scotland is "amazing journeys, wild places and rewilding". Leading naturalists and...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 


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