News archive from 30 October 2015

SDLP leadership: Seamus Mallon backs Colum Eastwood in contest

SDLP leadership: Seamus Mallon backs Colum Eastwood in contest

Image copyright Pacemaker Former SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon has endorsed Colum Eastwood in the party's leadership contest, the BBC has learned. Mr Eastwood is challenging current leader Alasdair McDonnell, and party activists will vote next...

BBC, 00:00 in Regional
 

Angela Merkel worried about 'serious conflict' in South China Sea

Angela Merkel has expressed concern about a territorial dispute between the Chinese and US navies in the South China Sea, and suggested China go to international courts to resolve the row. On a two-day visit to China, the German chancellor said it was...

 

At least two killed by ammunition dump explosion in Ukraine

Huge blasts have rocked a town in eastern Ukraine after an ammunition depot exploded and a series of fireballs erupted into the night sky. At least two people were reported dead and three wounded, though the numbers of casualties are expected to...

 
Dan Carter has no flaw... All Blacks fly-half destroyed my 2005 Lions and has the assets to do the same in his Test farewell against Australia in the World Cup final

Dan Carter has no flaw... All Blacks fly-half destroyed my 2005 Lions and has the assets to do the same in...

Saturday's World Cup final is the last chance anybody will get to view Dan Carter in the Test arena so enjoy him while you can. Is he the best fly-half ever? He is certainly the most prolific in terms of points scored - 1,579 in 111 Tests - and along...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Manchester United transfer news: £500,000-a-week Neymar contract, Sergi Samper scouted, Antoine Griezmann...

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal chided his side’s finishing after their surprise defeat to Middlesbrough on Wednesday night. So it would be no surprise, then, to see United move for a number of attacking players in the next few transfer...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 
Alan Pattullo: Celebrating five-a-side way of life

Alan Pattullo: Celebrating five-a-side way of life

The goalie looks behind him and is momentarily confused. The ball he presumed had zipped by him and then scudded into the net via a crossbar is not there. This is because the ball is now spinning in the air above him, where it has arced after bashing...

 
Learning disability care hospital beds reduced

Learning disability care hospital beds reduced

Image copyright PA The number of hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England, the NHS has announced. It is a response to the abuse scandal exposed by the BBC at Winterbourne View and will see patients...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

Image copyright AFP China has announced it's abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate, amid concerns that the country's population is ageing too quickly. What difference has it made, statistically speaking? 400...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
'Can't hide it forever': The model who became a meme

'Can't hide it forever': The model who became a meme

Image copyright Internet A Taiwanese model who featured in an advert for plastic surgery is threatening to sue the clinic and advertising agency, after the ad became a popular internet meme. She told the BBC's Cindy Sui in Taipei how she believes...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
China decides to ditch one child per family rule

China decides to ditch one child per family rule

China's ruling Communist Party has announced the country will start allowing all couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that limited many urban couples to only one child for more than three decades. The decision is the most...

 

England's 50 most dangerous cities for binge-drinking have been revealed

The worst 50 cities for binge-drinking in England have been revealed. It's no surprise that stag and hen party mecca Blackpool has taken the top spot, but you may be shocked by some of the other high-ranking locations. North-eastern...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Republican presidential race remains three-ring circus

Republican presidential race remains three-ring circus

THE spotlight moved away from Donald Trump in Wednesday's third Republican televised debate as Jeb Bush targeted Marco Rubio in a fight for control of the party's establishment wing in the race for its presidential nomination. Mr Bush, once considered...

 
Poor support failing most vulnerable young people, say MPs

Poor support failing most vulnerable young people, say MPs

Image copyright Thinkstock Too many of the most vulnerable young people in England are "cut adrift when they need help the most", says the head of a powerful committee of MPs. The Public Accounts Committee says there has been a...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
Transfer News: Chelsea striker swoop, Man Utd hijack Arsenal deal, Suarez to Liverpool

Transfer News: Chelsea striker swoop, Man Utd hijack Arsenal deal, Suarez to Liverpool

Jose Mourinho is set to make a move for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira in January, according to the Daily Mail. The Portuguese boss is looking to add fire-power to his Chelsea attack who have lost five of their first 10 Premier League games....

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Former Man City ace Micah Richards: Aston Villa were wrong to axe Tim Sherwood

Former Man City ace Micah Richards: Aston Villa were wrong to axe Tim Sherwood

Sherwood's eight-month reign as Villa boss was ended after just 28 games on Sunday and Richards says he wasn't given enough time. The former Manchester City star has also warned that anyone thinking Villa are too big to take the drop could be in for a...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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