News archive from 25 August 2017

Birmingham Live: Breaking news, travel and weather across the Midlands and the M6 on August 25

Birmingham Live: Breaking news, travel and weather across the Midlands and the M6 on August 25

Welcome to the Birmingham Mail daily news live blog, bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around Birmingham and the West Midlands every day. Stay tuned for all the latest updates below: If you've spotted anything in your...

 
Chester studio school ready to open its doors

Chester studio school ready to open its doors

A pioneering new school that combines work-based learning with academic study is ready to open for the autumn term. The signs are now up for Christleton International Studio which, despite its name, is actually based at the Queen’s Park High School...

 

Tory ‘reality check’ needed over ‘Ibiza tax cut’ plan

A BID to win young people’s votes for the Tories by scrapping air passenger duty was branded an “insult” yesterday by a key Labour strategist. The proposal came in the Adam Smith Institute’s Millennial Manifesto, which recognised that Labour has...

 

RMT slams Tories ‘sham’ disabled access plan

TORY plans to fund better facilities for disabled people on the railways were branded a “fraud and a sham” yesterday by rail union RMT, which noted that they coincide with ministerial demands to axe safety-critical guards. Under the plans there will...

 

Firefighters say sorry for scoffing pigs after saving their bacon from fire

“DISTASTEFUL” firefighters have apologised after feasting on pigs they saved from a barn fire just six months ago. Wiltshire firefighters saved the piglets and sows’ bacon from a blaze at a farm in February and were later served them as sausages as a...

 

Ireland: Haughey’s IRA plea revealed

FORMER Irish prime minister Charles Haughey did not want the bodies of three unarmed IRA members killed by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988 to be taken home through the Republic of Ireland, newly released papers from the British archives disclosed...

 

Netherlands: Man arrested over ‘terrorist plot’ against rock concert

DUTCH POLICE arrested a man suspected of preparing a “terrorist attack” on a concert by a US rock band early yesterday. The arrest was prompted by a tip-off from Spain’s Civil Guard, which had received “an alert indicating the possibility of an attack...

 

Cricket: All-rounder Woakes replaces Roland-Jones for second Test

CHRIS WOAKES will make his return to the England side today for the second Test against the West Indies at Headingley. Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes returns from a side strain picked up during the Champions Trophy, with Middlesex seamer Toby...

 
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: What is it all about and who is Lord Ganesha?

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: What is it all about and who is Lord Ganesha?

Hindus will pay tribute to Lord Ganesha today as they mark Ganesh Chaturthi. That means a big celebration held in honour of the elephant-headed god to mark his birthday. And it doesn’t just last a day – celebrations continue for ten days. That means...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Craig Shakespeare makes transfer pledge: Leicester's key players are going nowhere

Craig Shakespeare makes transfer pledge: Leicester's key players are going nowhere

Shakespeare has seen a quartet of Foxes stars including Jamie Vardy linked with moves away before next Thursday’s transfer deadline. Danny Drinkwater, Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray have also been touted as transfer targets for bigger clubs but...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Alexis Sanchez set for big Arsenal return: Arsene Wenger confident he won't leave

Alexis Sanchez set for big Arsenal return: Arsene Wenger confident he won't leave

The Chilean contract rebel will be brought back into the fold against Liverpool after an abdominal muscle strain ruled him out of the opening two games. Manchester City are desperate to prise the unsettled striker away from Arsenal with a bumper...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man Utd star drops down to £180,000 a week but will earn big bonuses

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man Utd star drops down to £180,000 a week but will earn big bonuses

The 35-year-old’s return to Old Trafford was confirmed this afternoon. Having been released earlier in the summer, United have been convinced to quickly renew his deal. Ibrahimovic suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in April and was expected to...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

May’s fear of foreign pupils a ‘fantasy’

New stats shows few students overstay visas by Felicity Collier THERESA MAY’S campaign against international students is “based on fantasy,” Diane Abbott charged yesterday, as figures showed that the majority of overseas pupils leave Britain after...

 

Grenfell: Survivor who sat exam hours after fire gets top grades

by Felicity Collier A TEENAGER who escaped from Grenfell Tower and sat her chemistry GCSE the next morning was awarded an A grade yesterday. Ines Alves, who lived with her family on the 13th floor, fled the fire in the middle of the night with just...

 

Palestine: Activists slam ‘annexation’ of West Bank

ISRAELI government statements on a new law relating to West Bank settlements amount to “annexation” of the occupied territory, Palestinian human rights groups protested yesterday. Adalah (Justice), the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel,...

 


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