News archive from 29 December 2015, page 3

Newcastle United in line to sign Henri Saivet from Bordeaux as they look to pip Everton and West Brom to...

Newcastle United are hopeful of stealing a march on rivals for Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet. The 25-year-old can play as a playmaker or on either wing and has impressed Premier League scouts from Everton, West Brom, Stoke and Southampton this...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 

Don Poli fails to threaten Djakadam as Gold Cup favourite despite giving Willie Mullins a first win in...

Don Poli gave trainer Willie Mullins his first win in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown but did nothing to threaten the position of stablemate Djakadam as Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite. Some bookmakers even eased 2015 RSA Chase winner Don Poli to as big...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 
‘Wisdom of Putin’ tome sent to Russian MPs

‘Wisdom of Putin’ tome sent to Russian MPs

The Kremlin has sent at least 1,000 politicians and officials a 400-page tome of pronouncements by President Putin called Words that Change the World. In what critics called the latest sign of a Stalin-style personality cult, regional leaders and...

 
Chinese official kills himself after landslide

Chinese official kills himself after landslide

Xu Yuanan was responsible for rubber-stamping the waste dump A government official responsible for rubber-stamping a waste dump that triggered a lethal landslide in Shenzhen, southeast China, has committed suicide. The landslide killed at least seven...

 

Terrorist’s wife is ‘proud’ of Paris attack

The wife of a terrorist who took part in the Paris attacks has told a friend that she encouraged his murderous plans and is proud that he carried them out. Her comments were made in emails intercepted by police officers investigating the attacks that...

 

People in the news

PRINCELY DONATION The Prince of Wales has donated £2,000 to a Catholic Church at the centre of bitter marching disputes involving Protestant loyal orders in Northern Ireland. Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall toured the historic Belfast place of...

 

Massimo Cellino in bid to prevent Sky showing Leeds match against Derby

The Leeds United owner, Massimo Cellino, is apparently trying to prevent his side’s match with Derby County on Tuesday being televised. It is understood that the controversial Italian has instructed staff to deny Sky Sports’ production crew entry to...

Guardian, 00:27 in Sport
 
Call for national strategy to cut demand for electricity

Call for national strategy to cut demand for electricity

Political parties in Scotland should commit to a national strategy to help businesses and consumers reduce and manage their demand for electricity, environmental and energy groups have said. WWF Scotland and Edinburgh-based company Flexitricity have...

 
Smokers blamed for making Sunderland region’s worst for lung disease

Smokers blamed for making Sunderland region’s worst for lung disease

Deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in SUNDERLAND between 2012 and 2014 Stark figures released by Public Health England (PHE) show 678 people died from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Sunderland between 2012 and 2014 –...

 
Butterfly spotted in November among unusual wildlife reports as National Trust examines impact of crazy weather in 2015

Butterfly spotted in November among unusual wildlife reports as National Trust examines impact of crazy...

From butterflies in November to an American bird blown across the Atlanic, the year’s crazy weather has been taking its toll on our wildlife. National Trust experts have been counting the cost of conditions in 2015, which the conservation charity says...

 
West Brom: Impressive duo delight Tony Pulis in Newcastle win

West Brom: Impressive duo delight Tony Pulis in Newcastle win

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis felt his side could have been home and hosed after just ten minutes following a break-neck start against Newcastle. Albion created a host of chances, but were made to wait until 12 minutes from time for the...

 

Matt Kvesic stakes claim for England No 7 shirt after Gloucester flanker gives Chris Robshaw a masterclass...

Gloucester flanker Matt Kvesic is hoping his breakdown masterclass against Chris Robshaw will earn him a place in Eddie Jones’s England squad for the Six Nations. The World Cup performances of Australia’s David Pocock and New Zealand’s Richie McCaw...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 
Lung disease COPD killing 80 people a year in Hartlepool

Lung disease COPD killing 80 people a year in Hartlepool

More than 80 people a year in Hartlepool are dying from a chronic disease linked to smoking. And today, a message went out to all the town’s smokers to consider quitting while they can still make a difference to their health. Campaign group Fresh and...

 
Lung disease COPD killing 185 South Tynesiders every year, figures reveal

Lung disease COPD killing 185 South Tynesiders every year, figures reveal

A disease which is prevalent among smokers is claiming the lives of about 185 South Tyneside people a year. And today, a message went out for people to consider quitting while they can still make a difference to their health. The call for people to...

 

Spend money in UK, not Bangladesh, urges Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk

Money needs to be spent in this country rather than in developing ones, according to Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who has said more could have been done to prevent the flooding.

 


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