News archive from 27 July 2015, page 12

Manus Island detention centre guard found beaten and drowned

A Papua New Guinean security guard at the Manus Island detention centre was allegedly murdered over the weekend and another had his hand chopped off in a machete attack, police say. The deceased man was beaten and drowned and his body discovered about...

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is close, Andrew Robb says, but obstacles remain

Australia’s sticking points on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement are biologic patents and market access around sugar and dairy, the trade minister has revealed, as it seems likely an agreement will be reached by the end of this week....

 
Big Issue: Will hiking cost of cigarettes to £15 help cut cancer rates?

Big Issue: Will hiking cost of cigarettes to £15 help cut cancer rates?

The price of a packet of 20 cigarettes could rise to £15 by 2020 to help cut cancer rates. Emma Lloyd spoke to health campaigners and smokers about the proposal... The price of a packet of 20 cigarettes could reach £15 by 2020 in the latest bid to cut...

 
Lord Sewel faces call to quit Parliament over drugs claim

Lord Sewel faces call to quit Parliament over drugs claim

Senior peer Lord Sewel has been urged to resign from the House of Lords after he was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. Lord Sewel, who is yet to comment on the claims, has already quit as Lords deputy speaker and chairman of the Lords...

BBC, 05:37 in World News
 
Betting shop exclusion scheme to launch in Glasgow

Betting shop exclusion scheme to launch in Glasgow

A new scheme allowing anyone with a gambling problem to exclude themselves from high street betting shops is due to launch in Glasgow city centre. The move means people will be able to call a confidential helpline to ask to be refused service at 36...

BBC, 05:38 in Regional
 

David Mundell: no plans for second Scottish independence vote

The Scottish Secretary has said there are no contingency plans for the possibility of a further referendum on independence after next year's Holyrood elections. David Mundell called on the Scottish Government to clarify its position on another vote in...

 
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho warns rivals: Eden Hazard can get even better

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho warns rivals: Eden Hazard can get even better

The Belgian ace was named Player of the Year after some stunning shows fired Chelsea to a comprehensive Premier League title triumph. But the Blues boss is challenging the 24-year-old to raise his game once again and help him win a first Champions...

Daily Star, 05:44 in Sport
 

Transfer News: Man Utd's fifth signing, Arsenal improved Benzema bid, Spurs and City exits

Manchester United have announced their fifth summer signing with the deal of goalkeeper Sergio Romero. The former Sampdoria star has penned a three-year deal with the Red Devils with an option to extend for a further year. The Argentine said: "I...

Daily Star, 05:44 in Sport
 

Ex-Another Level star Dane Bowers to face court on assault charge

Former Another Level star Dane Bowers will appear in court on an assault charge. Dane Bowers is due to appear in court

 
Students’ drive for green power

Students’ drive for green power

Move over Ferrari and Mercedes, there's a new race team in town. Students at the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick made their own car to compete in the Greenpower IET Formula 24 at Croft Circuit, near Darlington. The car on the circuit at...

 

Why is it left to US NGOs to expose Australian mining's wrongdoing in Africa?

Australian miners are making a killing overseas. With little regulation or oversight, billions of dollars are being made in some of the most remote places on Earth. The necessity of partnering with autocratic regimes has proved no impediment to...

 

Destiny: Bungie reveal the new choices set to challenge Xbox and PS4 gamers in Taken King

The news coming from Bungie seems to point to a massive overhaul in weaponry, meaning fans of the epic space shooter might have to get ready to tinker with their own tactics in the Crucible. The studio are set to add a line of gun foundries that will...

 

Anthony Walker ten years on: Anthony's best friend recalls the moment he heard about the murder

The best friend of Anthony Walker has recalled the moment he found out the Huyton teenager had been murdered, ten years ago this week. James Reid, 28, said Anthony, whose racist murder shocked the nation, had been a “ray of sunshine” since they became...

 

Car parking charges plans for New Brighton 'could be dropped'

Labour sources have dropped the strongest hint yet that they will drop plans to charge for parking at one of Wirral’s most popular seaside tourist spots. Proposals to introduce parking charges at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton sparked outrage among...

 

Swans and their cygnets call Sefton Park home

A south Liverpool park has become home to a brood of cygnets and two swans. Sefton Park is the humble abode for a cob and a pen swan and their brood of cygnets. The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight. In our Sefton clan there’s a...

 


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