News archive from 25 September 2015

Fears for Britons in hajj pilgrimage disaster

Fears for Britons in hajj pilgrimage disaster

A HORRIFYING crush at the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca has killed more than 700 people. The deadliest disaster in 25 years to hit the sacred pilgrimage has killed 717 people and injured 863, according to Saudi Arabian officials,...

 

NHS approves creation of hospital 'chains' in drive to save money

The NHS has approved the creation of chains of hospitals for the first time in its history in a bid to tackle its deep financial problems and to allow more patients to be cared for by leading doctors in their fields. It will see highly respected...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Wales boss Warren Gatland promises his side will 'go out to smash' Sam Burgess when they meet England at...

The gunpowder was kept dry in the Welsh camp as Warren Gatland steered away from jibes about the inexperience of England centre Sam Burgess. Rather than singling out the league convert for special treatment, Gatland claimed his players will respect...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino to miss Brazil's World Cup qualifiers after picking up knock in Capital...

Roberto Firmino has withdrawn from the Brazil squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers and been replaced by 35-year-old former AC Milan forward Ricardo Oliveira, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Thursday. Firmino was substituted...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Georginio Wijnaldum admits struggling after fall from grace at crisis club Newcastle

Georginio Wijnaldum says it has been difficult going from Dutch Footballer of the Year and captain of champions PSV to the turmoil of crisis club Newcastle. The 24-year-old arrived with a reputation as one of the best midfielders on the continent but...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

West Brom keeper Ben Foster suffers injury setback to put Euro 2016 hopes in doubt

Ben Foster has suffered a set-back in his recovery from a serious knee injury, potentially jeopardising his hopes of winning a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016. The West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper has been out injured since March...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Brexit may benefit City of London in the long run, says top consultancy

Britain’s financial services sector could retain its pre-eminent global position even if voters opt to leave the European Union, according to a leading economics consultancy. The potential impact of Brexit on the Square Mile is likely to be a key...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 

John Lewis voices fears about paying national living wage

John Lewis could have to restructure staff benefits in order to pay for the “national living wage”, the managing director of the department store chain has warned. Andy Street, speaking as John Lewis opened its 45th store, in Birmingham, said the...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 

Stuart Lancaster's England team selection for Wales game shows scars of losing 2013 Six Nations

March 16, 2013. Wales 30 England 3. The most painful defeat of his life, Stuart Lancaster called it. And when he sat down to pick his XV for the match that may come to define his career as England coach, how fresh was that memory in his mind? England...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Georgia are going places at the Rugby World Cup, powered by the wealth of their country’s richest...

One of the stars of this World Cup is a thin, shy billionaire with an astonishing collection of Picassos, flamingos and zebras. He may, possibly, show up in his helicopter before the tournament is over — he comes with little forewarning — and his name...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Private schools ‘should be covered by FOI laws'

Private schools ‘should be covered by FOI laws'

SCOTLAND'S information commissioner has said there is a case for extending disclosure laws to cover private schools. Rosemary Agnew told The Scotsman that parts of the private schools sector should be considered as part of a government plan to extend...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Read while you feed: A late night news update for parents

Read while you feed: A late night news update for parents

Get today's news summarized for you, while you care for your child . Breastfeeding Tesco employee picture goes viralA picture of a Tesco employee breastfeeding her poorly son while at work has caught social media users' attention. Victoria Williams,...

 
Volkswagen set to announce new boss

Volkswagen set to announce new boss

Image copyright AFP The board of scandal-hit Volkswagen meets on Friday to shake up its management. On the agenda will be choosing a replacement for chief executive Martin Winterkorn, who resigned on Wednesday. The board may try to find a permanent...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 

Police hunt gunman who shot man near primary school

Police are hunting a gunman who shot a man close to a primary school. Armed response teams were sent to Dornoch Place, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, at about 3.10pm on Thursday. The incident took place as pupils from nearby St Helen’s primary...

 

Radicalisation kit links activism and 'alternative music scene' to extremism

The Australian government has used an environmental activist who became involved in the “alternative music scene” as an example of violent extremism, in a booklet aimed at helping teachers identify students who are becoming radicalised and linked to...

 


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