News archive from 25 February 2015, page 3

Amnesty slams UK on civil liberties

The UK has been heavily criticised for its "worrying assault on civil liberties" in Amnesty's flagship annual report on human rights across the world. The human rights organisation hits out at what it calls Britain's "reduced access to...

 

Amnesty slams UK on civil liberties

The UK has been heavily criticised for its "worrying assault on civil liberties" in Amnesty's flagship annual report on human rights across the world. The human rights organisation hits out at what it calls Britain's "reduced access to...

 
New Barnsley boss: Oldham Athletic's Lee Johnson watches Tykes' win at Scunthorpe United, where caretaker-manager Mark Burton hails a superb' performance

New Barnsley boss: Oldham Athletic's Lee Johnson watches Tykes' win at Scunthorpe United, where...

CARETAKER boss Mark Burton believes Barnsley have banished some "demons' after seeing their three-month wait for an away victory end at Scunthorpe United. The Tykes had lost their previous seven matches on their travels in League One and in their...

 

Firefighters to hold new strike

Firefighters in England will stage a fresh strike today over their increasingly bitter dispute with the Government over pensions. Thousands of members of the Fire Brigades Union are expected to join a lunchtime rally in Westminster before lobbying MPs...

 

Zoosk rapped for ads on Date 1D app

The dating website Zoosk has been ordered to ensure it places its ads appropriately after they appeared on an app for young fans of One Direction. The app - a game called Date One Direction (D1D) - showed banner and full-screen ads from Zoosk...

 

Hip fracture link to earlier death

Older people who suffer hip fractures are more likely to die if they are discharged from hospital inside 10 days, a study has shown. Hip fracture is the most severe and common fracture in the elderly and is associated with an increased risk of death....

 

Missing girls in Syria, say police

Three schoolgirls feared to be intent on joining Islamic State (IS) have crossed into Syria from Turkey, police believe. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase sparked a police hunt after they flew to Istanbul from Gatwick...

 

Three men given 'bionic' hands

Three men have become the first patients in the world to have hands replaced by bionic versions controlled by their mind. All had suffered nerve damage from accidental climbing and motorcycle injuries that left them with little control over their...

 

MP predicts astro-healthcare role

A Conservative MP has claimed that astrology could have "a role to play in healthcare". David Tredinnick said astrology, along with complementary medicine, could take pressure off NHS doctors, but acknowledged that any attempt to spend...

 

Taylor Swift named woman of year

Pop superstar Taylor Swift was named woman of the year at the Elle Style Awards. The singer, due to perform at the Brit Awards tonight, follows in the footsteps of fellow US star Katy Perry who won last year. Swift was presented with her award at the...

 

Chelsea given huge transfer boost as £200m Lionel Messi "considers offers to quit Barcelona'

Chelsea have been given a huge boost in the race for Lionel Messi with the Barcelona star said to be considering offers to leave. The Blues have been strongly linked with an incredible £200million deal to sign Messi in recent weeks, with claims in...

Metro, 00:48 in Sport
 

Broadchurch coming back: 8.3 million for the finale

Monday night's climax saw Joe Miller found not guilty of 11-year-old Danny Latimer's murder - but driven out of the Dorset seaside resort by those who still believe he did it. And it sparked an unexpected uproar from Northern viewers, when he was...

 

Amnesty slams UK on civil liberties

The UK has been heavily criticised for its "worrying assault on civil liberties" in Amnesty's flagship annual report on human rights across the world. The human rights organisation hits out at what it calls Britain's "reduced access to...

 
Foreign IS Recruits Using Fake Syrian Passports

Foreign IS Recruits Using Fake Syrian Passports

Foreign fighters seeking to join Islamic State are using black-market Syrian passports to enter through Turkish border checkpoints, according to smugglers operating in the area. It comes as UK police say they now believe three London schoolgirls, who...

 

Red Arrows Reveal Historic Tail Fin Redesign

The Red Arrows aerobatic team has revealed the first livery change in its history, after unveiling a newly redesigned tail fin. Sky News was given exclusive access to film the team's nine pilots at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire as they headed into the...

 


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