News archive from 30 September 2015

Three Mile Water: Investigation into river fish kill

Three Mile Water: Investigation into river fish kill

Image copyright TMW Angling Association An environmental investigation has begun after a "significant" number of fish were killed in a river in County Antrim. It happened at Three Mile Water, near Mossley Mill, in Newtownabbey. A local...

BBC, 23:59 in Regional
 

Anna Funder on how books take a 'silent and deadly space at the dinner table'

Anna Funder has been back in Australia for just a few weeks. Her three kids are enrolled in school in Sydney – “they look like something out of Hogwarts”, she says – and she’s trying to catch up with friends she hasn’t seen for ages. On the day we...

 

Boris Johnson admits decision to pull out of Tour de France running 'painful'

London mayor Boris Johnson said it was a "no brainer" to turn down the opportunity for London to host the start of the Tour de France in 2017. The cycling enthusiast said it was "entirely my call" to pull out of the event,...

 
Luis Enrique rues Andres Iniesta's injury after the star limps off during Barcelona's comeback win over Bayer Leverkusen

Luis Enrique rues Andres Iniesta's injury after the star limps off during Barcelona's comeback win over...

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side's first win in Champions League Group E came at a price with Andres Iniesta set to join Lionel Messi on the sidelines. Iniesta went off with a hamstring injury before late goals from Sergi Roberto and...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Record fine for nuisance calls firm

Record fine for nuisance calls firm

A firm has been handed a record fine for nuisance calls after making more than six million automated calls in a solar panel marketing campaign. Glasgow-based Home Energy & Lifestyle Management Ltd has been fined £200,000 by the Information...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Arsenal legend Ian Wright blasts Arsene Wenger for selecting keeper David Ospina following Champions League defeat

Arsenal legend Ian Wright blasts Arsene Wenger for selecting keeper David Ospina following Champions League...

Ian Wright labelled Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's decision to select David Ospina 'a big mistake' after the Gunners slumped to a 3-2 defeat against Olympiacos in the Champions League. The painful home loss has left Arsenal with no points from their...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking gives backing to Nicklas Bendtner as outspoken Dane prepares for return to England 

Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking gives backing to Nicklas Bendtner as outspoken Dane prepares for return to...

Nicklas Bendtner has turned a corner and is keen to prove his doubters wrong at Old Trafford on Wednesday, according to Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking. Bendtner was regarded as a good young prospect when Arsenal signed him in 2004, but 10 years...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Now there’s even more chance of finding alien life: Earth-like planets around small stars may have protective magnetic fields

Now there’s even more chance of finding alien life: Earth-like planets around small stars may have...

In a boost to the search for alien life, scientists say that planets similar in size to our own may be more habitable than first thought. They argue that Earth-like planets, which orbit dim stars, may have magnetic fields that can protect life on the...

 

Australia to seek seat on UN security council in 2029-30, Julie Bishop says

Australia will seek a seat on the UN security council in 2029-30, in a decision that marks a break from Tony Abbott’s prime ministership. The foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, announced on Wednesday that the Turnbull government would seek the...

 

Manchester United to table huge transfer bid for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, say...

Manchester United will bid £92.5million this summer in an attempt to prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid, according to reports. Ronaldo leaving Madrid this summer is a more realistic proposition than ever before, with Spanish expert Guillem...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
Pension system needs reform, says PwC

Pension system needs reform, says PwC

Image copyright PA The pension system in its current form fails to provide an incentive for people to save, accountancy firms PwC has argued. The complexity of pensions is putting people off saving - particularly women and younger workers, a survey by...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
New EU union could tap investor funds across Europe

New EU union could tap investor funds across Europe

Image copyright Getty Images New plans to get business to tap investor funds across the EU are to be outlined by the UK on Wednesday. Britain's EU Commissioner, Lord Hill, believes his Capital Market Union (CMU) could free up investment across...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Eden Hazard dropped but tougher love for Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Oscar as they are left in London for Porto trip

Eden Hazard dropped but tougher love for Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Oscar as they are left in London for...

It wasn't quite the night of the long knives but it was the evening Jose Mourinho finally tired of his Barclays Premier League champions resting on their laurels. Chelsea's manager has always insisted there are no untouchables in his team and John...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Jane Horrocks to appear in 'combo of a gig and a show'

Jane Horrocks is to celebrate the post-punk northern new wave of her youth in a production next year which is part-dance, part-gig and, she insists, zero talking. Accompanied by a live band and dancers, Horrocks is to perform cover versions of tracks...

 

Hundreds of Jamaican prisoners held in UK jails to be repatriated

Hundreds of Jamaican prisoners will be repatriated to their homeland to serve their sentences in a new jail to be built with £25m of UK foreign aid money, David Cameron will say. On his first official trip to the Caribbean island, the prime minister...

 


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