News archive from 26 May 2018

Blair McDougall: Scots indy report shows uncomfortable truths

Scots have become so bored with the never ending SNP campaign to leave the UK that they would be forgiven for treating yesterday’s Growth Commission report as more background noise. That would be a mistake. This is a report which acknowledges some...

Scotsman, 06:07 in Politics
 

Biggest Weekend: Manic Street Preachers pull off 'Wireless' set

Manic Street Preachers played a triumphant set on the opening night of the BBC's Biggest Weekend festival - despite losing their bassist. Nicky Wire was forced to pull out of the show earlier in the day due to a family illness. "We wish him and...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 

After the apology to the stolen generations – a photo essay

Due to parliamentary policies throughout much of the 20th century in Australia, numerous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were forcibly removed from their family homes and placed in institutions and foster families. The goal was to...

 
Afghan interpreters' scheme utter failure, say MPs

Afghan interpreters' scheme utter failure, say MPs

A scheme aimed at helping Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has proved an "utter failure", MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee said not a single person potentially at risk of Taliban reprisals had been...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 
Sir Richard Branson is training as an astronaut and hopes to travel into space

Sir Richard Branson is training as an astronaut and hopes to travel into space

Sir Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut as he prepares for a space race against Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. The British billionaire, who is attempting to get his space tourism company Virgin Galactic off the ground, said that he will be...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Opportunity to go wild with canal events

People have the chance to find out about the wildlife that lives in Pocklington with a series of events hosted by Canal and River Trust. The events, taking place between May and July, are part of the Pocklington Canal bicentenary celebrations. The...

 
Talking Horses: Battaash can burn off rivals in Temple Stakes

Talking Horses: Battaash can burn off rivals in Temple Stakes

There are a few things for odds-on gamblers to worry about as Battaash (4.00) returns to the track in Saturday’s Temple Stakes at Haydock. Personally, if I’m going to back something at 8-11 or similar, I prefer to know that this race is the big day....

Guardian, 00:21 in Sport
 

Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1m (£751,000) bail after being charged in New York with rape and sexual abuse. Mr Weinstein, 66, also agreed to wear a GPS tracker and to surrender his passport after turning himself...

BBC, 00:21 in World News
 

Tracy’s West End dream will be fulfilled at last

The morning after opening night in her ‘second home’ of Leeds, Tracy Brabin is still buzzing from the overwhelmingly positive reception The Full Monty received. “It’s been absolutely fantastic ! We’re all very tight, one big gang and we can’t wait to...

 

'I am excited to start a new chapter': Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher announces she is leaving the...

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has announced she is leaving the broadcaster after 20 years there.  She said in a statement this evening: 'I have had 20 wonderful years at Sky and will leave with the best memories. I am excited to start a new...

Daily Mail, 00:28 in Sport
 
Champions League final: Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk shares REAL reason for Reds transfer

Champions League final: Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk shares REAL reason for Reds transfer

The 26-year-old admits he was pestered by Liverpool fans inside Cardiff’s Principality Stadium as he watched Real Madrid beat Juventus 12 months ago, pleading with him to quit Southampton and move to Merseyside. It was then that it dawned on the...

Daily Star, 00:31 in Sport
 

New principal to take control of Kendal College

Kelvin Nash will join Kendal College as the new principal. This follows the retirement of Graham Wilkinson who has been at the helm for the past 18 years. Mr Nash, 46 originally from South Wales, moves from the Heart of Worcestershire College where he...

 
YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. The study,...

BBC, 00:37 in Regional
 

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Brexit 'Tube-style' map designed by Essex academic

Brexit 'Tube-style' map designed by Essex academic

An academic has helped create "Tube-style" maps so people can better understand Brexit. University of Essex psychologist Dr Maxwell Roberts decided to make the maps to help explain the impact of the UK leaving the European Union. Each...

BBC, 00:44 in Regional
 


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