News archive from 28 April 2015

Review: Take That, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Review: Take That, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Take That began their assault on the pop charts as a fresh faced five-piece in 1990. Now 25 years later, the man band is a trio embarking on their first ever tour without their most recently departed member Jason Orange. Loading article content...

 

Mercury as you've never seen it: Messenger reveals close-ups of planet's sun-scorched surface as it...

After four years orbiting the closest planet to our sun, the Messenger spacecraft will this make a death-dive into Mercury. But the probe hasn't finished its mission yet, with new images emerging of Mercury in unrivaled detail as Messenger spirals...

 

Coalition has presided over plunge in living standards, says TUC

The coalition government has presided over the worst five-year period for living standards since modern records began more than half a century ago, according to the Trades Union Congress. In an analysis based on data from the Office for National...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

EastEnders writer and acting duo join forces to plug TV's diversity gap

Life on Mars and EastEnders writer Tony Jordan has teamed up with actors Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres to help set up a new production company aimed at promoting diversity on television and behind the camera. After Lenny Henry’s call a year ago for...

 
Ripple effect for river dinghy event

Ripple effect for river dinghy event

An event on the river Lune has attracted almost 4,000 followers on social media. Floats and Hoes – scheduled to take place on July 4 – invited people to bring a floating device such as a dinghy, jump in, and float down the river between Kirkby...

 

Jeremy Paxman reveals love for reality TV over Newsnight

Former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman no longer watches the BBC2 programme he used to front but has emerged as an unlikely fan of a different kind of programme – ITV’s Saturday night dating show Take Me Out. Paxman, who will front Channel 4’s...

 
Nepal Earthquake appeal launched as Hartlepool adventurer returns to safety

Nepal Earthquake appeal launched as Hartlepool adventurer returns to safety

HUMANITARIAN volunteers and emergency service crews from the UK have begun a search and rescue mission in Nepal, following the earthquake which left more than 3,500 dead and thousands of others injured. Communication problems in the worst-affected...

 
4,000 dead amid search for Nepal quake survivors

4,000 dead amid search for Nepal quake survivors

RESCUERS were battling to reach survivors of the earthquake in Nepal last night as the death toll topped 4,000 with more than 7,000 left injured. Amid claims the south Asian country could be reliant on foreign help for years following the disaster,...

 
Australia wants stay of execution for drugs pair

Australia wants stay of execution for drugs pair

AUSTRALIA wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said yesterday. The Australians, Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew...

 
Writers snub awards over honour for Charlie Hebdo

Writers snub awards over honour for Charlie Hebdo

MICHAEL Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Centre gala, objecting to the literary and human rights organisation honouring French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. PEN announced that...

 
Freddie Gray funeral takes place as tensions rise

Freddie Gray funeral takes place as tensions rise

THE six Baltimore police officers suspended after a man suffered fatal spinal injuries while in custody should tell the public what happened, a solicitor for the man's family said at his

 

Secrets of an A-list body: How to get Jennifer Lopez's impeccably toned arms 

We reveal how to get the enviable physiques of the stars.  This week: Jennifer Lopez's arms. She's famous for her killer curves, but Jennifer Lopez's upper-body is as impeccably toned.  A huge fitness fan, the mother of two has completed triathlons....

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Health
 

Ronnie O’Sullivan not feeling World Championship buzz after victory

Ronnie O’Sullivan admitted his motivations have changed when it comes to winning the World Snooker Championship after easing into the quarter-finals with a 13-5 victory over Matthew Stevens. The five-time world champion needed to win just one frame to...

Guardian, 00:16 in Sport
 
Columnist: How ‘boring’ to have to watch the best team

Columnist: How ‘boring’ to have to watch the best team

Boring, boring Chelsea. Their fans must be queueing up for refunds after every game. Their recent 0-0 at Arsenal and their slightly streaky 1-0 win over Manchester United characterise their discipline and control. Boring, boring Chelsea. Or so goes...

 

Cameron pledges to create 50,000 new apprenticeships using Libor fine

David Cameron will tear a leaf out of Labour’s playbook by announcing that he will use the £227m fine imposed on Deutsche Bank for rigging the Libor rate into a new three-year fund to create 50,000 new apprenticeships. The new scheme will be...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 


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