News archive from 27 March 2018

Johnny Vegas talks his new comedy Home from Home, what it was like filming in the Lakes and his funniest...

Dozens of fans made the trip to the Rheged Centre in Penrith earlier today, to get a glimpse of their comedy hero. He was joined by other members of the cast, such as Adam James (plays Robert Dillon) and Niky Wardley (plays Fiona Hackett). The new...

 

Actor Anthony Wong finds family who never knew him, after BBC report

Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong spent decades looking for the father who left him as child. Now, he says a BBC report on his search has helped him find a family who never knew him. It's late March, and three men are gathered for a meeting they'd never...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Safe spaces used to inhibit free speech on campuses, inquiry finds

Safe spaces used to inhibit free speech on campuses, inquiry finds

A parliamentary committee has expressed serious concerns about barriers to free speech in universities, warning that safe-space policies on campuses are “problematic” and often lead to the marginalisation of minority groups’ views. The joint committee...

Guardian, 00:06 in Learning
 
Cold War: How do Russia tensions compare to Soviet era?

Cold War: How do Russia tensions compare to Soviet era?

It was a dramatic show of solidarity that has escalated long-standing tensions between Russia and the West. On Monday, the US and its allies expelled dozens of Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. It was...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 

Venus Williams fights back to eliminate defending champion Jo Konta from Miami Open

Jo Konta surrendered her biggest piece of silverware and with it a place in the world’s top twenty when she fell to Venus Williams at the Miami Open fourth round on Monday night. It was not immediately apparent how much she may have been hampered by a...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Leonardo Bonucci believes Italy can take heart from England's recent resurgence: 'They are a very talented...

Italy are taking heart from the promise England have begun to demonstrate as they look to transform their fortunes following their inability to qualify for the summer's World Cup. The 2006 world champions are experiencing a similar decline to the one...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Dani Alves insists Philippe Coutinho is a 'player at the same level as Neymar' ahead of Brazil's clash with...

Brazil captain Dani Alves has tipped Philippe Coutinho to inspire Brazil to a morale-boosting victory against Germany on Tuesday night and claimed the Barcelona playmaker is now on the same level as Neymar. In Berlin on Tuesday evening, Brazil come...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 
Linda Brown, Kansas student whose case ended school segregation, dies at 76

Linda Brown, Kansas student whose case ended school segregation, dies at 76

Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 supreme court ruling that struck down racial segregation in American schools, has died. She was 76. Topeka’s former Sumner School was all-white when Brown’s father, Oliver, tried to enroll the...

 
Workplace sexual harassment victims 'need better protection'

Workplace sexual harassment victims 'need better protection'

Victims of sexual harassment at work need better protection, the equality watchdog has said. The Equality and Human Rights Commission called upon ministers to take "urgent action" to tackle "corrosive" cultures. Its report said...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Co-founder of 'self-help' group arrested and charged with sex trafficking

Co-founder of 'self-help' group arrested and charged with sex trafficking

The leader of a self-described self-help group in upstate New York turned female followers into “slaves” who were branded with his initials and coerced into having sex, authorities alleged on Monday in a criminal complaint charging him with...

 
Stella Creasy to call for crackdown on high-cost credit cards

Stella Creasy to call for crackdown on high-cost credit cards

The Labour MP who championed a crackdown on payday lenders is taking aim at high-cost credit cards, calling for a cap on fees and interest charges to protect vulnerable customers. Stella Creasy, credited with forcing the Treasury to impose a cap on...

Guardian, 00:23 in Politics
 
London property slump most widespread since financial crisis

London property slump most widespread since financial crisis

House prices are falling in almost half of all London postcodes, according to new figures showing the most widespread collapse in property values across the capital since the 2008 financial crisis. The latest signs of distress will stoke concerns that...

Guardian, 00:24 in Business
 

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'My dream is a world full of wealthy artists'

'My dream is a world full of wealthy artists'

Buying a piece of art has long been considered an investment, of time as well as money, requiring visits to galleries and trips to auction houses. But technology is changing the way we interact with, buy, and sell art. And artists are adapting their...

BBC, 00:30 in Business
 

Big Orange will be in shape to run in $1m Dubai Gold Cup despite suffering from 'Set Fast' after cantering,...

Trainer Michael Bell says Big Orange will be in shape to run in Saturday's $1million Dubai Gold Cup despite suffering from 'Set Fast' after cantering on Monday. The painful condition, caused by a muscle fibres breaking up and releasing muscle protein...

Daily Mail, 00:32 in Sport
 


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