News archive from 29 March 2018

'I thought they were outstanding': Alex McLeish confident Jack Hendry and Scott McKenna can end Scotland's...

Alex McLeish insists Jack Hendry and Scott McKenna can bring an end to Scotland's central defensive nightmare. The Scotland manager admitted Hendry was a 'wildcard' pick after Rangers defender Russell Martin pulled out of the double header with Costa...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

'There are crazy players at Liverpool': Dominic Solanke philosophical over lack of chances at club level as...

Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke insists his Anfield frustration cannot compare to his time at Chelsea. The 20-year-old scored a late winner in England Under-21s' 2-1 Euro 2019 qualifying victory over Ukraine on Tuesday. All of Solanke's three goals...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
UK car production falls as domestic demand slumps

UK car production falls as domestic demand slumps

The number of cars made in Britain fell in February as domestic demand slumped by "double digit figures", industry figures suggest. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that 145,475 vehicles were built during the month...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Amazon sinks as US tech stocks continue to slide

Amazon sinks as US tech stocks continue to slide

Technology shares, which helped power the rise of the US stock market last year, are pulling it lower now. The tech-rich Nasdaq index dropped 0.85% or almost 60 points to 6,949.2 on Wednesday, driven by declines in firms such as Amazon, Tesla and...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Health trusts say next year's A&E targets will be impossible to meet next year

Health trusts say next year's A&E targets will be impossible to meet next year

NHS plans for the coming year will be impossible to deliver despite Theresa May’s promise to accelerate long-term funding, trusts have said. Amid mounting pressure, the prime minister pledged on Tuesday to provide details of a multiyear funding...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
James Argent gets totally naked live on The Real Full Monty after declaring his love for Gemma Collins

James Argent gets totally naked live on The Real Full Monty after declaring his love for Gemma Collins

Towie star James ‘Arg’ Argent dispelled any doubt that he wasn’t going to go all the way by getting naked live on TV for The Real Full Monty. Arg was joined by the likes of Jeff Brazier, Ainsley Harriott, Ashley Banjo and John Partridge to perform the...

Metro, 00:04 in Showbiz
 

Companies using controversial AI software to help hire or fire employees - and gauge whether they like...

Sometime soon, artificial intelligence could be to blame for you getting hired or fired.  A growing number of employers have turned to AI to make hiring and firing decisions, as well as to determine how people feel about their bosses, according to the...

 

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Rail electrification plans cancelled purely for cost reasons, says NAO

Rail electrification plans cancelled purely for cost reasons, says NAO

Government claims that hundreds of millions of pounds of rail investment were cancelled last July because there were other ways of delivering improvements have been rejected by the government spending watchdog. In fact, the plans to modernise the line...

 
EU parents warned children need papers to stay in UK after Brexit

EU parents warned children need papers to stay in UK after Brexit

Internationally blended families involving EU citizens and British-born children are being warned that their children could face “serious problems” after Brexit if they do not already have documentation to stay in the UK. Parents from the EU are being...

 
Decision day for GKN as shareholders vote on its future

Decision day for GKN as shareholders vote on its future

By one o'clock this afternoon the fate of Britain's biggest engineering group, GKN will be decided. Investors will have voted on whether it is to stay independent or come under the control of turnaround specialist Melrose Industries. It is the biggest...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
MPs to probe Russian money laundering through UK property

MPs to probe Russian money laundering through UK property

MPs are to probe the scale of money laundering in the UK, including property bought with suspected Russian "dirty money". It follows claims that £4.4bn of UK property may have been bought with suspicious wealth, with more than a fifth, or...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 

Remembering WHSmith in Birmingham city centre as shop moves next door

The concrete overhang where pigeons sit to watch the world go by on Union Street tells it own sorry story. Apart from looking dirty and unloved, part of the edge has been missing for so long it seemed as if it would never be repaired. Below, the...

 

£1.1bn Midland Mainline Electrification scrapped on the promise of 'fantasy trains'

A government decision to scrap plans to electrify the Midland Mainline was made based on the idea of 'fantasy trains', a Leicestershire MP has said. The National Audit Office (NAO) has completed an investigation into Secretary of State for Transport...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Music lessons. Curriculum must hit right note

BRITAIN’S future fortunes do depend on more people embracing the so-called STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – and this is reflected by changes to the school curriculum. Nevertheless, the longer-term vibrancy and vitality of...

 


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