News archive from 29 December 2015, page 7

New year revellers warned over deadly fake alcoholic drinks

Drinkers planning to celebrate the new year with their favourite tipple risk blindness or even death if they buy fake alcoholic drinks, Trading Standards has warned. Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit booze have been seized in the run-up...

 

Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Almost 7,000 firefighters' jobs have been cut over the past five years, leading to warnings that the service is being "dismantled". The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there could be a "disastrous" impact on safety because of job...

 

National Trust review reveals mixed picture for UK animals and plants in 2015

The UK saw "unprecedented" jellyfish invasions and another bad year for wasps as wildlife faced weather highs and lows in 2015. An annual review of the year's weather and wildlife from the National Trust has revealed a mixed picture for the...

 
Martin Atkinson will know he made a mistake - Wayne Rooney should have seen red

Martin Atkinson will know he made a mistake - Wayne Rooney should have seen red

1. Wayne Rooney’s tackle on Oscar It is clear when you see it in slow motion that Wayne Rooney should have been given a red card. I thought Martin Atkinson controlled the game well and showed why he gets the big matches, but when he sees this again he...

The Times, 01:01 in Sport
 

Louis van Gaal is granted stay of execution

They were selling Manchester United scarves with José Mourinho’s face woven into the fabric outside Old Trafford last night. Some fools were even buying them, though not nearly as many as the Portuguese peacock might have hoped. Mourinho would love...

The Times, 01:01 in Sport
 

Northern Territory floods: major roads closed as search for missing man continues

Major roads remained closed and a search for a missing man continued on Tuesday following floods across the Northern Territory. Related: Northern Territory floods: people tell of leaving everything behind NT police commissioner Reece Kershaw said more...

 

English Heritage set to celebrate Shakespeare, Somme and World Cup anniversaries

The Battle of Hastings, the death of William Shakespeare and the Somme Offensive are among a string of anniversaries to be commemorated next year by English Heritage. England's victory in the 1966 Football World Cup has also been included in the...

 

English Heritage set to celebrate Shakespeare, Somme and World Cup anniversaries

The Battle of Hastings, the death of William Shakespeare and the Somme Offensive are among a string of anniversaries to be commemorated next year by English Heritage. England's victory in the 1966 Football World Cup has also been included in the...

 

China cracks down on online financing in bid to protect investors

BEIJING China published new draft rules for online financing firms in a bid to better protect investors after an inquiry earlier this month into suspected illegal activities by the country's biggest peer-to-peer (P2P) firm unnerved the investment...

Reuters, 01:07 in Business
 
Motorhead frontman Lemmy dies aged 70

Motorhead frontman Lemmy dies aged 70

Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died aged 70 after battling against cancer, the British band says on its Facebook page This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version....

BBC, 01:08 in Regional
 
New year revellers warned over deadly fake alcoholic drinks

New year revellers warned over deadly fake alcoholic drinks

Drinkers planning to celebrate the new year with their favourite tipple risk blindness or even death if they buy fake alcoholic drinks, Trading Standards has warned. Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit booze have been seized in the run-up...

 
English Heritage set to celebrate Shakespeare, Somme and World Cup anniversaries

English Heritage set to celebrate Shakespeare, Somme and World Cup anniversaries

The Battle of Hastings, the death of William Shakespeare and the Somme Offensive are among a string of anniversaries to be commemorated next year by English Heritage. England's victory in the 1966 Football World Cup has also been included in the...

 
Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Almost 7,000 firefighters' jobs have been cut over the past five years, leading to warnings that the service is being "dismantled". The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there could be a "disastrous" impact on safety because of job...

 
National Trust review reveals mixed picture for UK animals and plants in 2015

National Trust review reveals mixed picture for UK animals and plants in 2015

The UK saw "unprecedented" jellyfish invasions and another bad year for wasps as wildlife faced weather highs and lows in 2015. An annual review of the year's weather and wildlife from the National Trust has revealed a mixed picture for the...

 
South China Sea: China anger at Filipino disputed island protest

South China Sea: China anger at Filipino disputed island protest

China has expressed anger after Filipino protesters landed on a remote island controlled by the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea. "We once again urge the Philippines to withdraw... from the islands that it is illegally occupying,"...

BBC, 01:11 in World News
 


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