News archive from 26 March 2015

Asia shares slip as soft U.S. data dims mood

Dealers said synchronised selling in recently popular trades including biotech stocks, Treasuries and the dollar, smacked more of profit-taking for the quarter end than a major shift in market trends. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path...

Reuters, 00:06 in Business
 
Hottest Tickets in Town - Win a pair of tickets for The Mist in the Mirror at Hull Truck Theatre

Hottest Tickets in Town - Win a pair of tickets for The Mist in the Mirror at Hull Truck Theatre

We have teamed up with Hull Truck Theatre to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets for the upcoming performance, Mist in the Mirror. Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black, this tense and atmospheric...

 

Ravi Bopara urges England to 'stop being so English' and admit they are not good enough as all-rounder...

England international Ravi Bopara says the side needs to 'stop being so English' as they bid to recover from their World Cup horror show. Peter Moores' men returned home from Australia and New Zealand before the quarter-finals, with questions and...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Gareth Bale won't leave Real Madrid this summer despite interest from Manchester United, Manchester City...

Gareth Bale is prepared to resist all offers of a return to the Barclays Premier League and stay at Real Madrid. Bale has a £75million buyout clause in his six-year contract but that has not deterred Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea from...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Labour question whether Birmingham-Manchester HS2 route makes any sense, and plan North East link

Labour question whether Birmingham-Manchester HS2 route makes any sense, and plan North East link

Labour could dramatically scale back plans for HS2 - but build a new line linking Manchester with the north east. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls said Labour would ask “big questions” about whether the second leg of HS2 - linking Birmingham with Manchester...

 
Children's charity hits out at councils who send bailiffs to homes in council tax debt

Children's charity hits out at councils who send bailiffs to homes in council tax debt

Children across the region have been left frightened by the hard-line tactics of town halls recovering council tax debt, says a charity. A report published today by the Children’s Society says councils in the North West sent bailiffs to chase unpaid...

 
Chop Gear: Jeremy Clarkson may be arrested after BBC sacking over Top Gear assault

Chop Gear: Jeremy Clarkson may be arrested after BBC sacking over Top Gear assault

Police are probing “steakgate'' - the incident which led to him being ousted from his £1.5million-a-year job. A police spokesman said: “Action will be taken where necessary.” Last night Clarkson was refusing to comment but he changed his Twitter...

 
New figures show that Britain's ethnic minority communities all want a cap on immigration

New figures show that Britain's ethnic minority communities all want a cap on immigration

Almost 80% of UK residents think the number of migrants coming into the country should be reduced, and 59% want a big drop, says a new survey. They are worried a constant influx of new people is hitting school places and job prospects, and...

 
Army criticised for offering Prince Harry £15,000 after he quit

Army criticised for offering Prince Harry £15,000 after he quit

The package is designed to ease the multi-millionaire royal's return to Civvy Street after 10 years in the Forces. Critics last night slammed the payment to Harry, 30, who is fourth in line to the throne, lives in a palace and inherited £10m last year...

 
Old Sp-isis: IS fighters slap on aftershave for virgins in the afterlife

Old Sp-isis: IS fighters slap on aftershave for virgins in the afterlife

The terrorists believe martyrs to Islam are received into paradise - 'Jannah' (corr) - by 72 virgins. They are spraying scent onto their suicide vests so they can take the perfume into the after-life. The bizarre habit was revealed in a Twitter photo...

 
Jihadi with no John: British IS terrorist moans about lack of toilet facilities

Jihadi with no John: British IS terrorist moans about lack of toilet facilities

The unnamed fighter, who speaks with a southern English accent, also complained about being covered in mud in the two-minute propaganda video shot in Syria. But he claimed he still found it 'an honour to defend the Muslim blood'. Wearing camouflage...

 
'Revolutionary' Russell Brand named one of the world's most important thinkers

'Revolutionary' Russell Brand named one of the world's most important thinkers

The comic and activist, 30, was given the accolade by upmarket magazine Prospect. It called Russell, who last year wrote a book called Revolution, “the spiritual leader of Britain's disaffected anti-capitalist youth.” Their article added: “Dismissed...

 

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Teenager survives savage knife attack that left his chest open

The knifeman slashed the boy eight inches from shoulder to chest, almost exposing his heart. Police say the 16-year-old was a fraction away from being murdered but the blade miraculously missed vital organs. Tyler, his twin brother Loui and pals were...

 
Pet charity warns of obesity in name and shame campaign

Pet charity warns of obesity in name and shame campaign

The PDSA released a series of photos after vets highlighted the growing obesity crisis among household animals fed on snacks like cake, cheese and chips. The shocking images featured the bulging bunny, a fat cat that dwarfed its owner and a tubby pet...

 
Kim Fat Un: Tyrant Kim Jong Un calls in french trained chefs to cook his favourite foods

Kim Fat Un: Tyrant Kim Jong Un calls in french trained chefs to cook his favourite foods

The tubby North Korean tyrant, 32, sent cooks from his favourite restaurant to top colleges in Paris to brush up on their baking skills. Now back in the capital Pyongyang, they produce bread for Kim every day. He covers the sticks in butter and tops...

 


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