News archive from 25 January 2018

Trump 'looking forward' to interview by special counsel

Trump 'looking forward' to interview by special counsel

President Donald Trump has said he is "looking forward" to being interviewed in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. He said he expected to be questioned by justice department special counsel Robert Mueller...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
Arsene Wenger already planning when he’ll give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his Arsenal debut

Arsene Wenger already planning when he’ll give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his Arsenal debut

Arsene Wenger is so convinced that Arsenal will sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he is already planning his team to face Swansea around the Borussia Dortmund star, according to reports. The Gunners sent a delegation of officials to Germany to negotiate...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 

Fury as Fringe and theatre companies have funding axed by Creative Scotland

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the city’s King’s and Festival theatres and the body that promotes its Unesco “City of Literature” status have had their funding stripped by Creative Scotland. They have all lost long-term support from the arts quango -...

 

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane takes responsibility for embarrassing Copa del Rey exit to Leganes as...

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted he carries the can for the club being knocked out of the Copa del Rey by a side who had never reached the quarter-finals before in its history and were playing in the third tier just four seasons ago. The...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
What is Elton John’s net worth, age and how many children does he have?

What is Elton John’s net worth, age and how many children does he have?

Elton John is reportedly retiring after 55 years in the music industry. The 70-year-old lyrical legend began his music career in 1963 and has sold over 300 million records to date. He also has more than 50 top 40 hits. While he is yet to make an...

Metro, 00:21 in Showbiz
 

Alize Cornet investigated by ITF for missing three doping tests in last year

French player Alize Cornet is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation after missing three doping tests in the last year. Under the whereabouts rules, players must make themselves available for out-of-competition testing for one hour...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 
Roger Federer has only really changed in one way… and I’m being very picky - Berdych

Roger Federer has only really changed in one way… and I’m being very picky - Berdych

Federer took his head-to-head against Berdych to 19-6 after a straight-sets win in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. The Swiss legend, who is looking to retain his Australian Open crown, will face South Korea’s Hyeon Chung next in the last...

 

North’s first clinic for “problem gamblers” to be launched in Leeds

LEEDS could be the location for the North’s first dedicated clinic for gambling addicts. The plans follow research by Leeds Beckett Univeristy, commissioned by Leeds Council, which found that more than 10,000 people in the city could be addicted, and...

 
Dundee to host new teaching course to tackle staff shortages in rural schools

Dundee to host new teaching course to tackle staff shortages in rural schools

Dundee will run a new fast-track teaching course in a bid to tackle the recruitment crisis in swathes of rural Scotland. The course aims to plug staff shortages in science, maths and technology subjects by encouraging professionals to start a new...

 

Deaf mum sues Little Mix promoter for failing to provide interpreter

A deaf woman who attended a Little Mix concert with her daughter is suing the band’s promoter for failing to provide a sign language interpreter for the entire show. Sally Reynolds bought six tickets for the concert, on 1 September at the South of...

The Week, 00:33 in Showbiz
 

Dewsbury pupils learn about VC pair

A group of Maddrassah pupils from a Dewsbury Moor Mosque have been getting ready to celebrate this year’s festival of EID-Ul-Adha by taking part in a special history project. In the run-up to this year’s festivities, children from Faizan-E-Madina...

 
Carillion collapse: Insurers pay out £30m to suppliers

Carillion collapse: Insurers pay out £30m to suppliers

Insurers have said they will pay more than £30m to businesses owed money by collapsed construction giant Carillion. Sums ranging from £5,000 to several million pounds are being paid to firms which had insurance policies against bad debts. However,...

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 
Meet the woman on a mission to teach us about blockchain

Meet the woman on a mission to teach us about blockchain

Jamie Smith will never forget the precise moment she became interested in blockchain. "You can trace it to the exact age of my son," says the former White House deputy press secretary, whose impressive CV includes stints working for Barack...

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 
Earn, and breathe: Meditating your way to profit

Earn, and breathe: Meditating your way to profit

It's not just high powered meetings, networking and speeches at the World Economic Forum, some attendees are also taking part in meditation sessions. "There's always a quiet place in your mind," says Rick Goings, the boss of Tupperware...

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 
Building a business without good internet access

Building a business without good internet access

If you had to choose a spot from which to set up an international brand, the chances are you wouldn't pick Old Havana. The crumbling colonial heart of the Cuban capital is undoubtedly beautiful and its bustling streets might inspire creativity among...

BBC, 00:38 in Business
 


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