News archive from 28 August 2017

Manchester City prepare £70m-plus-player offer for Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City prepare £70m-plus-player offer for Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez and will reportedly approach Arsenal with a tempting £70m-plus-player offer before the transfer window closes. Arsene Wenger has said that Sanchez will not be sold several...

Metro, 23:59 in Sport
 
Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea given chance to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea given chance to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been given a chance to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan, according to reports. Sanches has struggled to live up to his reputation and €35million price-tag since arriving at Bayern...

Metro, 23:59 in Sport
 
Strike – The Cuckoo's Calling review: A sure hit

Strike – The Cuckoo's Calling review: A sure hit

The opening moments of Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling (BBC1, Sunday) felt like something we had been watching ever since the days of The Maltese Falcon.  Girl goes up shabby staircase to the private eye’s office. He is barely dressed, bleeding from a...

 
Victoria review: Hairbrushes, fancy helmets and sewers comedy perfectly balance the drama

Victoria review: Hairbrushes, fancy helmets and sewers comedy perfectly balance the drama

Instead of balls at Balmoral, we got bombardiers blue with cold. Instead of court finery, a tattered Union flag.  British troops had retreated from Afghanistan, and were trying to escape through the Khyber Pass in winter.  In this drama, Queen...

 
'We're so proud of her strength': Dad of Barra teenager hurt in Manchester bombing speaks of her recovery

'We're so proud of her strength': Dad of Barra teenager hurt in Manchester bombing speaks of her recovery

The dad of a Scots schoolgirl hurt in the Manchester bombing has spoken of his pride at his daughter’s strength and determination during her recovery. Laura MacIntyre , 15, is still in hospital more than three months after the terror attack. But she...

 
Government career break returner schemes launched

Government career break returner schemes launched

Government schemes to help civil servants, teachers, social workers and health workers get back to work after a career break have been launched. The schemes are paid placements in the workplace which include training. The initial schemes offer 50...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Sturgeon faces demand to raise income tax for Scotland’s richest

Sturgeon faces demand to raise income tax for Scotland’s richest

Nicola Sturgeon has faced fresh calls to hike taxes for the rich after new figures showed the number of top earners in Scotland reached a record high. The First Minister has refused to use Holyrood’s new powers to introduce a 50p additional rate,...

 

‘We’ll Protect EU Citizens and Refugees’

Corbyn finishes Scotland tour with a pledge that Labour in power will have zero tolerance for hate JEREMY CORBYN vowed yesterday to “fight for a society free from racism and discrimination” with zero tolerance of hate. On the last leg of his five-day...

 

Last-minute reprieve for young Afghan

Pilot refuses to fly man who has been threatened by Taliban A YOUNG man who could have faced death if returned to Afghanistan is still in Britain after the pilot on his deportation flight reportedly refused to take him. Samim Bigzad, 22, was detained...

 

Venezuela: Maduro vows to reject new US sanctions

Trump bans US banks from lending to Caracas VENEZUELA vowed on Saturday to resist new US sanctions blocking investment in the country’s economy. In the latest phase of economic war against the socialist-ruled nation, US President Donald Trump signed...

 

US: Trump pardons ‘racist’ sheriff Arpaio

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump came under attack over the weekend for pardoning an Arizona sheriff who ran illegal immigrant sweeps. Mr Trump pardoned former Maricopa county sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, who was convicted in July for contempt of court for...

 
Mixed picture for BHS stores one-year after closure

Mixed picture for BHS stores one-year after closure

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after the retailer fell into administration a year ago are still sitting empty, according to new research. BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson visits one former site in south east London. This time...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Airbnb boss reveals plans to crack Asia market

Airbnb boss reveals plans to crack Asia market

Nathan Blecharczyk was disrupting business models before the term was popular. The co-founder of Airbnb started coding at the age of 12 and launched an online marketing business while in high school with clients in over 20 countries. Earning nearly...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Why did we use leaded petrol for so long?

Why did we use leaded petrol for so long?

Leaded petrol was safe. Its inventor was sure of it. Facing sceptical reporters at a press conference in October 1924, Thomas Midgley dramatically produced a container of tetraethyl lead - the additive in question - and washed his hands in it....

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Arsenal transfer news: Man City to offer £70m plus Jason Denayer for Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal transfer news: Man City to offer £70m plus Jason Denayer for Alexis Sanchez

The Chile international, 28, has entered the final year of his contract at Arsenal and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer.  Alexis Sanchez has apparently demanded the Gunners pay him £400,000-a-week to sign a new...

 


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