News archive from 27 July 2015, page 13

Help! 1965 Beatles on-screen jacket sells for £30,000 at auction

A jacket worn by Ringo Starr in the Beatles’ 1965 film Help has been sold at auction for £30,000. Ringo’s 50-year-old jacket sold for $46,527 in an American auction room. The wool double-breasted suit jacket with an A.D.A Millings and Sons “Ringo”...

 
Mexico missing students: Search uncovers 60 mass graves

Mexico missing students: Search uncovers 60 mass graves

Sixty mass graves have been uncovered in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero during a search for 43 student teachers abducted last September, official documents have revealed. The attorney general's office says the remains of 129 bodies have been...

BBC, 06:01 in World News
 
UBS bank sees 53% jump in net profit

UBS bank sees 53% jump in net profit

Swiss bank UBS has reported a 53% increase in net profits for its second quarter compared to the previous year. The company said in a statement that second quarter adjusted profit before tax was 1.6bn CHF (£1.1bn). Net profit attributable to UBS Group...

BBC, 06:01 in World News
 
Health: How stand-up desks could boost health in Leeds and beyond

Health: How stand-up desks could boost health in Leeds and beyond

Does spending hours hunched over a desk, propped up by an increasingly uncomfortable chair while you type furiously sound familiar? Well it is thought on average people in Britain spend 60 per cent of their waking hours sedentary, while office staff...

 
Health: ‘The smoking battle in the UK is far from won’

Health: ‘The smoking battle in the UK is far from won’

Those swift puffs of a cigarette around the back of the school bike sheds look to be becoming a thing of the past. Encouraging statistics released last week by the Health and Social Care Information Centre suggest that UK school children on the whole...

 
North Lincolnshire police schemes in line for national awards

North Lincolnshire police schemes in line for national awards

Two police schemes aimed at tackling youth offending in Humberside have been shortlisted for a national award. The North Lincolnshire Respect Court programme and the Night Challenge initiative are among five schemes from police forces across the...

 
New opening hours for Library of Birmingham

New opening hours for Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is to open for 12 hours a day as part of a shake-up which will see the Brasshouse Language Centre move to the £188 million building. The library will be open from 9am to 9pm on weekdays from early next year ahead of the...

 

Monday’s best TV

The Pennine Way 7.30pm, BBC2 This is the sort of handsome, avuncular series the Beeb does really well. Polar adventurer and diver Paul Rose presents a four-part documentary (showing daily) in which he takes on the Pennine Way, a forbidding trek that...

Guardian, 06:06 in Showbiz
 
Man United boss Louis van Gaal: New signing Sergio Romero can replace David De Gea

Man United boss Louis van Gaal: New signing Sergio Romero can replace David De Gea

The Dutch boss also reckons it gives United better stability with the future of current number one stopper David De Gea's future still in doubt. United signed the former Sampdoria star on a three-year deal with an option to extend for a further year....

Daily Star, 06:06 in Sport
 

10 years after the storm: has New Orleans learned the lessons of Hurricane Katrina?

Maggie Carroll couldn’t sleep – not after what she had read earlier in the day. It was 11 January 2006, four months after the deadly floods triggered by Hurricane Katrina had swallowed many of New Orleans’ neighbourhoods. Carroll and her husband were...

 
Rotherham victims and families draw up new plan to tackle abuse

Rotherham victims and families draw up new plan to tackle abuse

A group of Rotherham child sexual exploitation survivors and their families have helped created a new national plan to help councils tackle grooming gangs. The steering group, consisting victims, survivors and their families involved in the Rotherham...

 
Sheffield MP throws weight behind park’s preservation project

Sheffield MP throws weight behind park’s preservation project

A Sheffield MP is backing a campaign to preserve one of the Peak District's "most spectacular' landscapes. Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg, visited the Stanage-North Lees estate, near Hathersage, to show his support for Peak District National...

 
Met Office issues severe weather warning for wind

Met Office issues severe weather warning for wind

A severe weather warning has been issued for strong winds across south, mid and west Wales. The Met Office has a yellow "be aware" warning for wind in place which lasts from 06:00 BST on Monday to 21:00. Inland gusts of up to 45mph are...

BBC, 06:13 in Regional
 
Record-breaking Doncaster staff celebrate birthday in style

Record-breaking Doncaster staff celebrate birthday in style

Staff at Doncaster's Amazon distribution centre marked the company's 20th birthday by joining in a global event that resulted in record-breaking sales numbers. The team at the town’s fulfilment centre at the Firstpoint distribution centre got into the...

 
Australia urged to 'come clean' on Vietnamese refugees

Australia urged to 'come clean' on Vietnamese refugees

Concerns have been raised about the fate of 42 asylum seekers who have been allegedly sent back to Vietnam. The Australian Greens said the government may have breached international law by sending them back. A small wooden boat, the first...

BBC, 06:17 in World News
 


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