News archive from 30 November 2014

Lancaster pleased with performance

Head coach Stuart Lancaster expressed quiet satisfaction after England dealt with the pressure to claim a morale-boosting 26-17 victory over World Cup opponents Australia in the QBE International at Twickenham. Number eight Ben Morgan scored two tries...

Belper News, 23:59 in Sport
 

Pair held over stabbing of father

Police have arrested a man after a father-of-six was stabbed while waiting to pick up his children outside school. The 37-year-old suspect was held after the victim, named locally as Steven Higginson, was knifed in the chest and side, while waiting...

 

Pair held over stabbing of father

Police have arrested a man after a father-of-six was stabbed while waiting to pick up his children outside school. The 37-year-old suspect was held after the victim, named locally as Steven Higginson, was knifed in the chest and side, while waiting...

 

Pope prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

Pope Francis has prayed in one of Istanbul’s most important mosques on the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey. He prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, who had his palms turned towards the sky in a Muslim prayer inside...

 
Wave of merger mania could change the face of UK telecoms industry

Wave of merger mania could change the face of UK telecoms industry

Convergence has come to our mobile phones, laptops and TV screens – and now it is the turn of Britain’s fragmented communications industry. BT revealed last week that it was considering buying the mobile network O2, and is also in early-stage talks...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Stimulating discussions as eurozone remains sluggish

Stimulating discussions as eurozone remains sluggish

The “will they, won’t they” saga over European economic stimulus continues. Analysts are divided over whether the European Central Bank will announce a bigger boost for the struggling economies of the eurozone at its monthly meeting on Thursday. The...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Economics’ failure to tackle real-world issues drives women away

Economics’ failure to tackle real-world issues drives women away

On the first Thursday of every month, nine men and women meet within the marble halls of the Bank of England to decide whether the nation’s mortgages will get more expensive and to answer the £375bn question: is it time to reverse the Bank’s...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Eating for two ‘increases risk of obesity in babies’

Eating for two ‘increases risk of obesity in babies’

Health experts have highlighted a new approach in the fight against obesity: they want to target future mothers and advise them how to avoid giving birth to overweight children. By helping women even before pregnancy, a key step could be taken to...

 
Ex-gallery chief derides ‘crass’ modern art

Ex-gallery chief derides ‘crass’ modern art

From Tracey Emin’s unmade bed to Damien Hirst’s diamond-studded skull, the work of Britain’s avant garde artists has been lauded and derided down the years in almost equal measure. But now one of the country’s leading arts figures is to launch a...

 

About 400 killed in past six weeks of fighting in Libya's Benghazi - medics

In the past three weeks the fighting has centred around Benghazi's commercial port where pro-government forces say Islamists are holed up. The port has had to close, disrupting food supplies in the eastern city. "The death toll has risen to...

 

Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and manager Carlo Ancelotti celebrate record 16-game winning streak with Real Madrid

Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and their boss Carlo Ancelotti have been celebrating after winning 16 straight games for the first time in their history. The trio took to Twitter on Saturday night after they beat Malaga 2-1 to set the record, holding up 16...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Leeds' financial drama takes new twist as David Haigh's lawyers write to Football League chief with...

The financial drama at Leeds has taken a new twist, with lawyers representing the club’s former managing director, David Haigh, writing to the Football League to say he can provide information relating to serious allegations about the club’s co-owner,...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
God Bless the Child review – entertaining satire of formulaic teaching

God Bless the Child review – entertaining satire of formulaic teaching

Stepping into the Theatre Upstairs is a return to primary school, thanks to Chloe Lambard’s convincing set: named pegs, collages (“4N loves autumn”) and a reading corner. The children (eight- and nine-year-olds) give marvellous, unselfconscious...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 
Mellor apology: I blame booze for my sweary rant in black cab

Mellor apology: I blame booze for my sweary rant in black cab

To a varied and occasionally coruscating CV that includes a stint at the bar, a spell in the cabinet and regular slots on the nation’s airwaves, David Mellor can now make an addition: penitent groveller. Perhaps taken aback by the scale of the furore...

Guardian, 00:13 in Politics
 
Greek resistance hero tells how the Athens bomb he planted nearly killed Churchill

Greek resistance hero tells how the Athens bomb he planted nearly killed Churchill

“You will have read about the plot to blow up HQ the Hotel Grande Bretagne. I do not think it was for my benefit. Still, a ton of dynamite was put in sewers by extremely skilled hands.” Thus wrote Winston Churchill in a telegram to his wife of his...

 


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