News archive from 25 May 2015

England overseas selection debate has been an 'embarrassment', says Neil Back

Former England international Neil Back believes it is an embarrassment that the debate around the RFU’s overseas-selection rule has been raging on so close to the start of the 2015 World Cup. As the RFU's overseas selection policy dictates, Stuart...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

Margaret Thatcher's deregulation of the City a myth, says thinktank

The free-market thinktank that inspired many of Margaret Thatcher’s reforms has now turned critic of the Iron Lady’s shakeup of the City in the 1980s, suggesting it increased state regulation of the financial sector, making it too burdensome. While...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Labour’s U-turn clears the way for Euro referendum

Labour’s U-turn clears the way for Euro referendum

LABOUR has abandoned its opposition to an in-out referendum on membership of the European Union but the party leadership issued a plea yesterday for the vote not to clash with next year's Scottish Parliament election. Acting leader Harriet Harman set...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
HS2 rail link ‘unlikely’ to reach Scotland

HS2 rail link ‘unlikely’ to reach Scotland

A DECISION on whether to extend the HS2 high-speed rail link to Scotland has yet to be made by ministers, the UK government has said. Journey times between London and Birmingham will be reduced as part of the first phase of HS2, before a second phase...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Hewitt accuses nationalists of silencing businesses

Hewitt accuses nationalists of silencing businesses

MORE than 100 companies refused to publicly state their opposition to independence during last year's referendum because they feared repercussions from the SNP, a former British ambassador who supported the No campaign has said. Gavin Hewitt, the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Somerset v Yorkshire: asdfsadf

Somerset v Yorkshire: asdfsadf

IF this is Jason Gillespie's last County Championship match in charge of Yorkshire, the players will be doubly determined to send him on his way to England with a win. Gillespie may not be in place when Yorkshire take on Middlesex in the Championship...

 

Can Brendan Rodgers persuade Barcelona star Pedro to complete Liverpool transfer?

Liverpool have been alerted to the possibility of landing Barcelona star Pedro for a cut-price fee this summer. Pedro’s Barca contract expires in 2016 and the 27-year-old is ready to quit the Nou Camp after finding himself behind Lionel Messi, Neymar...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 
Saints ‘committed suicide’ against Saracens, says Wood

Saints ‘committed suicide’ against Saracens, says Wood

Tom Wood felt Saints "committed suicide' in their Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final defeat to Saracens. Jim Mallinder’s men were beaten 29-24 at Franklin’s Gardens as Sarries edged a game of fine margins. A penalty try and Wood’s second-half...

 

Nepal one month after the quake: 'The emotional impact has been devastating'

Somewhere among the immense spew of mud brick and broken timber that Bachulaxmi Shrestha now surveys is the home she shared with her family, the fruit and veg shop that was her livelihood, and the treasured keepsakes she had picked up over her 60...

 

Poland's president concedes defeat as he falls behind in election exit poll

Poland’s president, Bronisław Komorowski, has conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election after an exit poll shows him trailing his rival Andrzej Duda by six percentage points. If the results are borne out, Poland will replace its...

 
More arrests made as illegal rave in Twyford Wood is finally shut down by police

More arrests made as illegal rave in Twyford Wood is finally shut down by police

An illegal rave in woods off the A1 near Corby Glen has finally been shut down by police, with further arrests made. In a statement, Lincolnshire Police said an operation to bring the rave in Twyford Wood to an end was carried out between 7.30pm and...

 

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal exit would hurt - I want them to want me

Jack Wilshere says it would hurt if Arsene Wenger decided to sell him this summer. The England midfielder has struggled with injuries this season and has found himself out-of-favour since recovering from a long-term ankle problem. With Santi Cazorla...

Metro, 00:18 in Sport
 

Paris Saint-Germain "line up Angel Di Maria loan transfer before £50million deal'

Paris Saint-Germain are exploring the possibility of taking Manchester United's Angel Di Maria on loan next season - before buying him for £50millionm the following summer. The Argentine has disappointed in his debut season at Old Trafford following...

Metro, 00:18 in Sport
 
Ireland’s gay marriage laws passed within weeks

Ireland’s gay marriage laws passed within weeks

NEW laws paving the way for same-sex marriage will pass in the Irish parliament within weeks, ministers have said. Twenty-two years after homosexuality was decriminalised, 1.2 million people voting for the social reform in a referendum on Saturday....

 
Eurovision Boos for Russia as Sweden crowned winner

Eurovision Boos for Russia as Sweden crowned winner

RUSSIAN singer Polina Gagarina's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest - an event described by organisers as beyond politics - was marred by boos possibly prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay attitude. The race for the...

 


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