News archive from 28 October 2017

Rafa Benitez plays down suggestions he could leave Newcastle for Everton: 'I read in the press and heard...

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has distanced himself from speculation linking him with the vacant manager's job at Everton. The 57-year-old Spaniard, who spent six hugely successful years on Merseyside with Liverpool earlier in his career, was being...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

Antonio Conte criticism 'defies belief' insists Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as pressure piles on Chelsea...

Eddie Howe has believes the current pressure surrounding the job of Premier League-winning manager Antonio Conte 'defies belief'.   Chelsea boss Conte was rumoured to be battling dressing-room unrest and close scrutiny from the Blues board owing to...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
Just look at what Alexander Skarsgard has done to his hair for a new film role

Just look at what Alexander Skarsgard has done to his hair for a new film role

ALEXANDER, NOOOOOO. Let’s get one thing straight: there’s nothing wrong with bald or balding men. In fact, there’s plenty of people who can rock the no-hair look. But whatever Alexander Skarsgard’s doing right now needs to stop. Yes, the dashing...

Metro, 00:00 in Showbiz
 
Polish doctors on hunger strike in healthcare row

Polish doctors on hunger strike in healthcare row

Medics know better than most about the long-term damage a hunger strike does to the human body. Yet junior doctors in Poland have felt compelled to take just such drastic action in order to make their voices heard. Now in their third week on hunger...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Coronation Street spoilers: Pat Phelan targets Nicola Rubinstein after Andy and Vinny deaths?

Coronation Street spoilers: Pat Phelan targets Nicola Rubinstein after Andy and Vinny deaths?

Pat Phelan may have just orchestrated the deaths of Andy Carver and Vinny in some of Coronation Street’s darkest ever scenes but he may not have stopped there as the body count could be set to climb even further – is his own daughter Nicola Rubinstein...

Metro, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Ruth Langsford teases Halloween special

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Ruth Langsford teases Halloween special

Riding a wave of popularity Ruth, 57, will take to the ballroom floor for tonight’s  spooky extravaganza attempting a Quickstep to the Bewitched theme. Having been the bookmakers’ favourite for early elimination she has made it to week six, surpassing...

 
St Andrews’ Chloe Goadby makes history in US as she finishes “best-ever” season

St Andrews’ Chloe Goadby makes history in US as she finishes “best-ever” season

St Andrews’ Chloe Goadby completed her outstanding 2017 golf season with a historic achievement but has put her clubs away before gearing up for 2018. The 20-year-old St Regulus club member has been literally across the world in the last few months...

The Courier, 00:12 in Sport
 

Tories: N Korea behind WannaCry cyber attack

HEALTH campaigners have poured scorn on government attempts yesterday to blame North Korea for the WannaCry cyber-attack which struck computer systems across the NHS earlier this year. They said the potentially disastrous security hack could have been...

 

Tree felling campaigners could face 2 years in jail

A CAMPAIGNER is facing up to two years in jail after he was found in contempt of court yesterday for breaching an injunction banning direct action against tree felling in Sheffield. Calvin Payne appeared at the court in Sheffield with two other...

 

Firefighter numbers down 22%

THE number of firefighters has declined by nearly a quarter over the last decade, according to a Home Office report published yesterday. There were 42,385 firefighters in 2007, but this year the figure stands at 33,049, a reduction of 22 per cent. The...

 

Bid for deal with Pyongyang ‘backed by US military power’

US DEFENCE Secretary James Mattis said yesterday that Washington’s military might would bolster diplomacy in the stand-off with North Korea. Speaking to US troops at the Panmunjom “peace village” in the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone between...

 

Senators vote to axe self-rule in Catalonia

Madrid hits back at independence declaration SPAIN’S Senate authorised the suspension of Catalonia’s government yesterday after the region’s parliament voted to declare independence. A government spokesman said Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would enact...

 

New state ballot called after victor boycotts swearing-in

VENEZUELA’S national constituent assembly called a fresh election in Zulia state on Thursday after the new opposition governor refused to be sworn in. Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mud) coalition governor-elect Juan Pablo Guanipa maintained his boycott...

 

Rajoy fans the flames

SPAIN’S conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged all Spanish citizens to remain calm yesterday following the Catalan parliament’s vote for independence, but it is his government that has fuelled mass disquiet. Whatever the percentage of...

 

A Nobel Prize for a return to reality?

University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for stating the obvious that people do not always act rationally or consistently. But did one of the pioneers of ‘behavioural economics’ get it right and what should a...

 


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