News archive from 30 June 2016

Wimbledon order of play: When do Andy Murray and Johanna Konta play in second round?

Wimbledon order of play: When do Andy Murray and Johanna Konta play in second round?

Andy Murray is set for second round action at Wimbledon on Thursday 30 June against Chinese Tapei’s Yen-Hsun Lu. Whilst Murray is the clear favourite for victory, Lu is a former quarter-finalist at SW19 and has beaten the Scot before. The 32-year-old...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

Anna Meredith wins 2016 Scottish Album of the Year award

A FORMER composer-in-residence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra has won the fifth annual SAY Award for the best album by a Scottish artist. Anna Meredith, from Edinburgh, won the £20,000 prize for Varmints, her first full-length solo work. She beat off...

 
What events are being held in Derbyshire to commemorate the Battle of the Somme?

What events are being held in Derbyshire to commemorate the Battle of the Somme?

One of the bloodiest days in the history of the British Army is commemorated on July 1 – the start of the Battle of the Somme. Almost 20,000 soldiers died on the first day of action known as the Battle of Albert, meaning that towns and villages across...

 
Staff and skills shortages at Bristol hospital 'put children at risk'

Staff and skills shortages at Bristol hospital 'put children at risk'

Young heart patients who were treated at a Bristol hospital were “put at risk of harm” because of staff shortages and a lack of skills, a major review has concluded. More than 200 families contacted the review, which the NHS ordered after some parents...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Moussa Dembele: I want to be one of the best strikers in the world like Ronaldo

Moussa Dembele believes playing for Celtic can enhance his hopes of becoming the best striker in the world. The 19-year-old has become the first signing of the Brendan Rodgers era after leaving Fulham to sign a four-year deal. The Parkhead club will...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Climate change: UK to set bold emissions target

Climate change: UK to set bold emissions target

A world-leading climate change target up to the early 2030s is set to be confirmed by the British government. Ministers are expected to announce that the UK will cut carbon emissions by 57% by 2032, from 1990 levels. The announcement will help...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

UK consumer confidence tumbles after Brexit vote - YouGov/CEBR

LONDON Confidence among British consumers fell sharply in the days after the country decided to leave the European Union, according to a survey published on Thursday which gave a first glimpse of how the shock referendum result has affected...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

Home-grown militants and ex-major behind Bangladesh attacks, police say

DHAKA Early in June, a man walked into the Dhaka premises of the Ramakrishna Mission, a Hindu centre for spirituality and learning in the Bangladesh capital, and delivered a handwritten note warning of an attack by Islamic State. Days later, armed...

 
Director of Harry Potter play hits out at cowards online who attacked black actress cast as Hermione

Director of Harry Potter play hits out at cowards online who attacked black actress cast as Hermione

HARRY Potter director John Tiffany has slammed the “cowards” who trolled the black star of his record-breaking theatre show. The theatre maker, who shot to fame as director of Scottish military play Black Watch, spoke out following racist abuse aimed...

 
The company that pays its staff to sleep

The company that pays its staff to sleep

For staff at insurance group Aetna, it pays to get a good night's sleep. Specifically $300 (£225) a year. Such is the US firm's concern about the impact of sleep deprivation on employee performance, that it encourages its workers to sign up to a...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
PlayStation Plus July UPDATE: Sony reveal PS4 free games and new PS Plus BONUS

PlayStation Plus July UPDATE: Sony reveal PS4 free games and new PS Plus BONUS

The new PlayStation Plus July 2016 lineup of titles have been revealed, including two new PS4 free games. Sony have confirmed that their latest selection arrives on July 5, having announced the new roster very late in June. PlayStation 4 subscribers...

 

Public backs Corbyn's policies

Survey shows shift to the left - more spent on services - no more unfair cuts - people want job security MORE people are in favour of increased government spending for those from less privileged backgrounds as the wealth gap widens even further, a...

 

Rising fees push poorest out of studies

BME and free school meals students losing out SOARING costs are preventing the poorest students from attending university, researchers warned yesterday, as the Tories consider plans to scrap the cap on fees completely. The report, produced by the...

 

Labour activists declare support for Corbyn

Party members express anger with MPs by Luke James and Peter Lazenby LABOUR MPs behind the coup against Jeremy Corbyn are facing an angry backlash from grassroots activists who overwhelmingly support the party leader. The majority of Labour’s MPs...

 

Turkey blames Isis for suicide attack horror

Triple bombing leaves 41 dead at airport TURKISH Prime Minister Binali Yildirim pinned Tuesday night’s horrific triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Islamic State yesterday. The death toll stood at 41 as the Star went to press, with...

 


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