News archive from 28 March 2018

Can the ad industry persuade us to eat more vegetables?

Can the ad industry persuade us to eat more vegetables?

Advertisers are the experts at persuading us to eat burgers, crisps and fizzy drinks. But what if they tried to sell us something healthier? Popeye may be half the size of his arch-rival Bluto, but one gulp from his can and he is tossing his enemy...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 
Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole ‘asked to move to Majorca to save his marriage’

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole ‘asked to move to Majorca to save his marriage’

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole could reportedly be set for a move to Majorca to salvage his marriage to wife Zoe. Brendan and Zoe’s relationship has made headlines recently over rumours Brendan’s hectic touring schedule and late nights out...

Metro, 00:04 in Showbiz
 
Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley won’t share a bed for three years as they attempt to conquer parenthood

Sam Faiers and Paul Knightley won’t share a bed for three years as they attempt to conquer parenthood

The ups and downs of Sam Faiers’ first time-round as a mother were captured on the hugely popular Mummy Diaries series one and two. And as they continue to keep up with their first-born Paul both Sam and her partner Paul Knightley are juggling his...

Metro, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
Megabus ads promising £1 seats are banned

Megabus ads promising £1 seats are banned

Megabus ads promising fares from £1 have been banned after the company admitted as few as one seat per coach was available at that price. A website and Facebook post for a new Aberystwyth to Birmingham Megabus route featured the text "From...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Hungary 0-1 Scotland: Matt Phillips breaks his international duck as Alex McLeish earns first win since...

Matt Phillips played centre forward for Scotland once. And a nation prayed there would be no repeat. Interim boss Malky Mackay asked the West Brom winger to fill a long-term problem position against Holland in November. A fish out of water, the...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

England 1-1 Italy - SIX THINGS YOU MISSED: Wembley pays tribute to the late Cyrille Regis, Jimmy Armfield...

England were held to a 1-1 draw with Italy on Tuesday night after Lorenzo Insigne scored a late penalty at Wembley. Jamie Vardy had put Gareth Southgate's side ahead in the 26th minute as he emphatically struck home following a quick free-kick from...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
Warwick University to offer joint degrees with European institutions

Warwick University to offer joint degrees with European institutions

The University of Warwick is to announce a radical series of collaborations with universities in Paris and Brussels in which the three institutions will share staff and research efforts, as well as offering joint degrees in an unprecedented attempt to...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 

Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Teenagers in Great Britain are being asked to take part in a study to learn if immunising them against meningitis B could protect them and other people. The NHS wants 24,000 to take part in the Oxford Vaccine Group's Be On The Team trial, which is...

BBC, 00:19 in Regional
 

House sparrow tops sightings in RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

THE house sparrow, blue tit and starling were the top three birds spotted in Warwickshire during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Some 4,931 households across the county were among the 450,000 nationally who reported sightings of 6.7 million birds...

 
Carers 'need mandatory LGBT training'

Carers 'need mandatory LGBT training'

Carers looking after older people should be given statutory LGBT training to help tackle homophobia in the sector, the charity Stonewall has said. Discrimination is "alive and kicking," with many older people fearing abuse from care workers,...

BBC, 00:34 in Regional
 

GP Taylor: Oh to see gunboat keeping foreign fishermen at bay after Brexit

I CANNOT believe that in just over a year we will have finally escaped from the EU. Admittedly there will be a period of transition, but the clutches of the hand of a foreign government will be finally over. Britain will again be an independent land...

 

Mark Goldstone: The truth on poverty – apprenticeships must work

WHAT if people living in poverty could take the lead on challenging city leaders to work with them on tackling poverty? Would new solutions be discovered? Would people listen and, if they did, would they better understand the challenges? For the last...

 

Nigeria 0-2 Serbia: Aleksandar Mitrovic double secures World Cup warm-up win at Barnet's Hive Stadium

Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a second-half double to earn a 2-0 World Cup warm-up win over Nigeria in a lively encounter at League Two side Barnet's Hive Stadium on Tuesday. It was a much improved performance by the Serbians after...

Daily Mail, 00:39 in Sport
 

Alex McLeish praises his Scotland side after they got their first win of his second reign as boss against...

Alex McLeish believes the first win of his new Scotland era will give the national team more power and belief. A first international goal for Matt Phillips earned a morale-boosting 1-0 victory over a physical Hungary side after Charlie Mulgrew had...

Daily Mail, 00:39 in Sport
 

Nothing beats an Old Firm winner... but Peter Lovenkrands insists it's time for new Ibrox icons to emerge

Scoring a diving-header ten seconds from full time to win a five-goal Old Firm Scottish Cup final thriller was always going to be hard to top. Peter Lovenkrands' Hampden heroics in 2002 were so iconic that the former Rangers striker says few remember...

Daily Mail, 00:39 in Sport
 


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