News archive from 26 August 2017

North Korea fires 'several projectiles'

North Korea fires 'several projectiles'

North Korea has fired "several projectiles" into sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean military says. The missile was launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon and flew for about 250km (150 miles), officials in the...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 
Conor McGregor vows to 'breeze through' 'dog s**t' Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor vows to 'breeze through' 'dog s**t' Floyd Mayweather

McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, will take on ‘Money’ Mayweather in a multi-million-pound boxing match in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mayweather vs. McGregor, a bout which has divided opinion in the combat sports world, takes...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 
Horse Racing Tips August 26: Best bets from Beverley, Goodwood, Yarmouth, Chester and more

Horse Racing Tips August 26: Best bets from Beverley, Goodwood, Yarmouth, Chester and more

BEVERLEY 1.55 Tatlisu 2.30 Book of Dreams 3.05 Bow Belles 3.40 Maori Bob 4.15 Asaas 4.50 Vintage Dream 5.25 Bit Of A Quirke 5.55 Getgo   GOODWOOD 2.10 Macaque 2.45 Zoffanist 3.20 Frontispiece (treble) 3.55 Stanley 4.30 Dutch Connection (nap)...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

TfL bosses accused of strike response safety failures

PUBLIC SAFETY is being jeopardised in London this weekend as transport bosses have failed to put adequate contingency plans in place to cope with strike action, Unite warned yesterday. The transport union said that vital Transport for London (TfL)...

 

Drivers warn against shift to self-drive lorries

TRANSPORT unions warned yesterday that a move towards self-driving lorries should not be used as an excuse to cut jobs and wages, while also questioning their safety on Britain’s congested roads. Unite and RMT responded to an announcement by the...

 

Union supports youth suicide charity

THE Communication Workers Union (CWU) has teamed up with a charity which supports young people facing mental health problems. The union is working with Papyrus, which specialises in the prevention of youth suicides, in order to raise awareness of the...

 

Thailand: Ex-PM targeted for arrest

A THAI COURT ordered the arrest of ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday after she failed to appear at her sentencing hearing. Thousands of Ms Shinawatra’s “red shirt” supporters gathered outside the court and thousands of police...

 
Helsinki: Warm to Finland’s cool capital city

Helsinki: Warm to Finland’s cool capital city

THE VIBE  Like many Nordic capitals, Helsinki transforms with the seasons, becoming a 24-hour playground in summer as the midnight sun takes hold, and an atmospheric starting point in winter for adventures further north, to Lapland and beyond. ...

 
Johnny Ball: Where I went at the height of my fame

Johnny Ball: Where I went at the height of my fame

He appeared in Strictly Come Dancing in 2012 and is currently on our screens in More4’s The Baby Boomers’ Guide To Growing Old.  He lives in Buckinghamshire with wife Dianne.  He has three children, Zoë, Nick and Dan, and six grandchildren.  WHAT IS...

 
Pound uncertainty leaves tourists with less money for Bank Holiday break

Pound uncertainty leaves tourists with less money for Bank Holiday break

FairFX reported that the pound has fallen 3 per cent against the euro since the start of the summer holidays a month ago to a rate of 1.09, meaning tourists are getting €32 fewer for every £1,000 they exchange. Tourists who wait until they are about...

 
Strictly Come Dancing: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman prepare for new series

Strictly Come Dancing: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman prepare for new series

The stunning duo waltz back on to our screens next month to pair up celebrities and professional dancers for the 15th series of the smash hit show. Tess, 48, and Claudia, 45, will host a spectacular curtain raiser on September 9 which will feature an...

 

Emergency relief dwarfs Grenfell refurb

Hotel bills and expenses for survivors top £6m KENSINGTON and Chelsea council has spent more than £6.3 million on hotel bills and expenses for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower inferno, new figures revealed yesterday. More than £4.2m has been paid...

 

Rising prisoner numbers aggravate staffing crisis

Union warns that threats to officers’ safety are driving many out of the service by Felicity Collier BRITAIN’S prison population is set to soar to 88,000 in the next five years while staff numbers continue to decline. The Prison Officers Association...

 

Corbyn joins march against closure of Coatbridge centre

JEREMY CORBYN joined civil servants yesterday for a march against the planned closure of a major government office in Scotland. The Labour leader was in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, in the latest leg of his tour of marginal constituencies when he...

 

EU anti-communist fiesta provokes fury

Workers’ parties worldwide slam gathering of justice ministers COMMUNIST and workers’ parties around the world have condemned the latest bid to equate communism with nazism. In a statement issued on Thursday, the International Meeting of Communist and...

 


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