News archive from 28 December 2015

Cameron ‘demeans honours system’

Cameron ‘demeans honours system’

David Cameron has been accused of giving honours for political favours after it emerged that Lynton Crosby, the Australian who engineered his election victory in May, is poised to receive a knighthood this week. The political strategist is expected to...

 
Downton Dave under fire for using honours to tip the staff

Downton Dave under fire for using honours to tip the staff

David Cameron has awarded honours and peerages to 16 Downing Street staff, prompting accusations that he is misusing the system as “tips for a concierge service”. Current and former advisers to the prime minister, allies in his Witney constituency and...

 
Bromley shopping centre 'knife fight' suspect, 16, charged

Bromley shopping centre 'knife fight' suspect, 16, charged

A 16-year-old boy has been charged over an alleged knife fight at a London shopping centre on Boxing Day. The youth was detained after disorder broke out at the Intu Bromley centre, causing panic among shoppers. Armed police were called at about 15:45...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 

Chelsea make offer to hire Pep Guardiola as new manager – report

Chelsea have made an offer to Pep Guardiola to sign him ahead of Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain, say reports. Guardiola has announced he’s leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season and a huge scramble is on for his services. City look to...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 

Diego Costa leaves Chelsea in the lurch for Manchester United trip

Guus Hiddink’s second spell as interim steward has barely extended beyond a week and, already, he is nursing a headache induced by Diego Costa. Related: Hiddink gets taste of his Chelsea task after Oscar blows late penalty against Watford Chelsea...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 

Newham, east London, sees UK's biggest house price rise

Newham in east London experienced the biggest rise in property values during 2015, according to Halifax, as buyers priced out of the heart of the capital looked for houses within commuting distance of the city. Stamp duty changes have made it more...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Ancient Rome v North Korea: Spectacular 'executions' then and now

Ancient Rome v North Korea: Spectacular 'executions' then and now

This year saw reports of two executions of high-ranking North Korean officials and an endless stream of speculation about Kim Jong-un and his leadership style. Stephen Harrison, professor of Latin literature at Oxford University, considers the...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 

Someone's pleased! Katie Price flashes a huge grin from underneath her fluffy hood as she's joined by...

Katie Price was in fantastic spirits as she left the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on Sunday evening. The 37-year-old flashed a huge smile as she was joined by husband Kieran Hayler for her departure from the Surrey venue, after which she portrayed...

 

Make-up free Keira Knightley cuts a tired figure as she emerges in cosy leather jacket and jeans before...

She managed to squeeze in two days off to celebrate Christmas with her family. But during the busy holiday season on New York's Broadway Keira Knightley has been packing in the performances of her play, Therese Raquin - and Sunday was no exception to...

 

'This one is sexy': Kim Kardashian shares her favorite magazine covers from 2015 including the Rolling...

Kim Kardashian has been looking back fondly on 2015. At first the 35-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star listed her favorite gowns, then her favorite tweets on her website kimkardashianwest.com. And on Sunday the siren named her top magazine...

 

Fun at the festive fair! Kristina Rihanoff wraps up warm as she joins boyfriend Ben Cohen for a family day...

They've been an item for some time, and Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff looked closer than ever as they enjoyed a festive treat together before Christmas. The smitten pair headed to London's Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park on Tuesday along with the...

 

Apprentice reject Selina Waterman-Smith puts on a very busty display in red tie-up bikini as she holidays...

Apprentice reject Selina Waterman-Smith showed off her incredible figure as she topped up her tan in Lanzarote, Spain, over the festive period. The 31-year-old businesswoman was pictured wearing a flattering red bikini, as she showed off her ample...

 
China industrial profits fall for sixth straight month,

China industrial profits fall for sixth straight month,

BEIJING Profits earned by Chinese industrial companies in November fell 1.4 percent from a year earlier, marking a sixth consecutive month of decline, statistics bureau data showed on Sunday. Industrial profits - which cover large enterprises with...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 
Best parties for New Year's Eve 2015 in Birmingham

Best parties for New Year's Eve 2015 in Birmingham

New Year's Eve draws closer on the calendar and already people are starting to make their plans. And we all know how quickly the most popular events get booked up all around the city. We will be putting together huge comprehensive guides around what...

 

Ethnic minority people 'face higher barriers in jobs market'

People with an minority ethnic background suffer higher rates of unemployment, face more barriers to work and receive lower pay than white workers, research has revealed. A study by the Resolution Foundation found that the employment gap between the...

 


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