News archive from 27 November 2015, page 12

Tony Mowbray eyes January transfer window deals ahead of final assault for promotion

Tony Mowbray eyes January transfer window deals ahead of final assault for promotion

Tony Mowbray is aiming to box clever in January to strengthen Coventry City’s promotion credentials. Never one to stand still, the Sky Blues boss is eager to improve his table-topping, preparing contingency plans and plotting the final assault back to...

 

China air force again holds drills in Western Pacific

China's air force said on Friday it had flown bombers and other jets through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific, and had carried out a patrol in China's air identification zone in the East China Sea....

 

Chicago Bears stun Green Bay Packers as Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field

The Green Bay Packers honored Brett Favre on Thursday, but Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears’ defense ruined the celebration. Cutler, who was 1-11 against the Packers as Chicago’s quarterback, led the Bears to a big upset of the first-place Packers,...

Guardian, 06:00 in Sport
 
Gainsborough: Bassetlaw MP is impressed with the investments made by timber company

Gainsborough: Bassetlaw MP is impressed with the investments made by timber company

The MP for Bassetlaw has been to see for himself the £1m improvements that will enable a Gainsborough timber company to increase its production capabilities as the only British manufacturer of roofing battens in the UK. He also listened to the...

 

I know Isis fighters. Western bombs falling on Raqqa will fill them with joy

Since the Paris attacks, western politicians have been walking open-eyed into a trap set by the terrorists – just like they did after 9/11. They retaliate with bombs, even though bombs are one of the main reasons why we are facing terrorism in the...

Guardian, 06:03 in Politics
 
Allegations of plot against Thai government unfounded - opposition

Allegations of plot against Thai government unfounded - opposition

Allegations by Thailand's prime minister that members of the opposition planned to attack senior officials are baseless and designed to deflect attention from a corruption investigation, one of the main opposition groups said on Friday. Accusations of...

 
Businesses up 16 per cent in year

Businesses up 16 per cent in year

One in six businesses in Leeds has been started in the last year, the council's head of innovation revealed. Leeds City Council’s Simon Brereton said business growth in the city had significantly outpaced the national average and had also edged out...

 

The best travel deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Get 35% off at the Viceroy New York in Manhattan Book a stay at boutique hotel Viceroy New York in Midtown Manhattan on Cyber Monday (30 November) and receive 35% off stays from 1 December through to 30 September 2016. Guests can book from $159 a...

 

World artists call on climate negotiators to reach 'ambitious' deal in Paris

Björk, David Bowie and a host of musicians, actors, artists, novelists and leading figures in the creative industries have called on negotiators at next week’s climate summit in Paris to reach a deal that staves off dangerous global warming. The...

 

China democracy activist Guo Feixiong jailed for six years in Xi crackdown

A prominent Chinese activist who described himself as a foot soldier in the battle for democracy has been jailed for six years in the latest chapter of president Xi Jinping’s war on dissent. Guo Feixiong, a 49-year-old writer and veteran campaigner,...

 
David Cameron announces Commonwealth unit to tackle terrorism

David Cameron announces Commonwealth unit to tackle terrorism

Image copyright Reuters A Commonwealth unit to target the "scourge" of extremism is being set up, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The Commonwealth has a vital role to play in tackling terrorism, he said, as he pledged £5m over five...

BBC, 06:04 in Regional
 

Our obsession with metrics turns academics into data drones

I’m an academic with more than 15 years experience in higher education; my partner works in a state-run nursery school. The age gap between our students is, at the very least, 14 years. Nevertheless, there is one word that unites us: metrics. The...

Guardian, 06:06 in Learning
 

Steve McClaren sends relegation warning to Newcastle board over transfer policy

The Newcastle manager fears the current squad lacks the characters to avoid another relegation scrap. Matters came to a head in the wake of last week's 3-0 debacle at the hands of Leicester with a series of heated exchanges on the training ground...

 

Now Putin threatens to WITHDRAW from Syria ISIS raids if another Russian jet is shot down

The Moscow leader warned his cooperation with the US-led coalition will be jeopardised if there is any repeat of "unacceptable" military action against his airforce. Speaking after talks with French president Francois Hollande, Putin voiced...

 

Lincoln City players show the club still has the community at their heart

Lincoln City has always been regarded as a club with links in the community. Now, though, they are looking to strengthen that bond. Sports editor John Pakey talks to the people who are working to make that happen Lincoln City's relationship with the...

 


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