News archive from 27 July 2015, page 10

Baljit Singh murder: Stuart Millership to be sentenced

A man is to be sentenced for murdering a father whose body was found in the basement of a terraced house on New Year's Day. Stuart Millership, 33, had been due to stand trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court but pleaded guilty to killing Baljit Singh...

 
M25 coach crash in Surrey leaves five in hospital

M25 coach crash in Surrey leaves five in hospital

Five people have been taken to hospital after a coach crash on the M25. The South East Coast Ambulance Service said 48 people had been on board the coach when it and a car collided near Leatherhead, Surrey, and five were taken to hospital. No-one had...

BBC, 04:00 in Regional
 
Lianne La Havas: How I write songs

Lianne La Havas: How I write songs

Is Your Love Big Enough?, released in 2012, introduced the world to the song writing and singing talent of Lianne La Havas. Nominated for both the Mercury Prize and the Ivor Novello awards, it was also named iTunes' UK album of the year. Now, ahead of...

BBC, 04:12 in Art & Culture
 
Is public service broadcasting in terminal decline?

Is public service broadcasting in terminal decline?

Public service broadcasters all over the world are coming under increasing pressure to justify their funding models. So is it inevitable that these broadcasters will lose at least some of their public money, forcing them to adopt more commercial...

BBC, 04:25 in Regional
 
Analysis: Why is David Cameron touring South East Asia?

Analysis: Why is David Cameron touring South East Asia?

You might have thought David Cameron would mark the start of the political holiday season with a cold beer and crab sandwich beside the surf in Cornwall. After all, the spring's election slog delivered a surprise Conservative majority and the prime...

BBC, 04:25 in Regional
 

Manchester United sweating on Bastian Schweinsteiger's fitness ahead of Tottenham showdown

The Red Devils host the north London outfit on August 8 at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger, who has only played 45 minutes of United's tour of the USA, sat out the 3-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday. The Daily Mirror suggest the 30-year-old underwent...

 

Business Secretary joins celebration of young music talent

Partners from law firm mfg Solicitors hosted a private reception ahead of the final of the 2015 Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Competition which was held in the Routh Hall at Bromsgrove School. Over 50 guests from across the region,...

 

Top temps recognised at annual awards ceremony

A Birmingham law graduate was judged to be the best candidate in the Midlands at the 11th annual Katie Bard Temp of the Year Awards. Roisin O’Dubhlaoidh impressed the judges from the leading recruitment firm to land both the outstanding contribution...

 

Helidrop competition at Warwickshire golf club in aid of NSPCC

The sun joined hundreds of golf balls to blaze down on a Warwickshire golf club in a spectacular Helidrop competition which saw the balls dropped over the grounds to raise money for the NSPCC. Charity fundraising on the day raised in excess of £9,500,...

 
Turkish air strikes 'changing regional game', says PM

Turkish air strikes 'changing regional game', says PM

Turkey's air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish PKK separatists could "change the regional game", the prime minister has said. Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no plans to send ground troops into Syria and that air...

BBC, 04:32 in World News
 

48 hours in Albury: what to do, where to go

Having grown up in Western Australia, all I knew about Albury before my visit was that it’s a stopover on the drive between Sydney and Melbourne. A poll of my Sydney and Melbourne friends revealed similar ignorance. “Albury to me has always been that...

Guardian, 04:35 in Travel
 

The stats guru helping keep alive football history in Australia

You can say, without fear of contradiction, that Andrew Howe is a nerd. A senior demographer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, he has spent his adult life voluntarily collecting and organising Australia’s football statistics. “I grew up on...

Guardian, 04:36 in Sport
 
Firefight at India police station as 'militants' attack

Firefight at India police station as 'militants' attack

Suspected militants have attacked a bus station and entered police barracks in India's Punjab state, killing four people and wounding at least six. Senior police officer Dinkar Gupta told the Associated Press that the attackers are believed to have...

BBC, 04:41 in World News
 
Last chance for Calderdale residents to claim £6,000 in council tax prize

Last chance for Calderdale residents to claim £6,000 in council tax prize

The clock is ticking for Calderdale residents who have just five days left to scoop £6,000 as part of a council tax promotion run by Calderdale Council and Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs). The Council has teamed up with Bacs to offer their...

 

Labor's boat turnback option a 'bad karaoke version' of Coalition policy

Labor’s decision to adopt asylum boat turnbacks as an option is a “bad karaoke version” of the Coalition’s policy, former immigration minister Scott Morrison has said. The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, won a heated debate against the Labor left...

 


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