News archive from 30 November 2015

Leeds mum jailed over ear bite attack on woman in organised fight

Leeds mum jailed over ear bite attack on woman in organised fight

A MUM-of-three bit chunks out of the ears of another woman during a fight which they had arranged via Facebook. Julie-Ann Doherty was jailed for two years after a court heard Shona Knight needed extensive surgery as a result of the injuries she...

 
Leeds nostalgia: Hustle and bustle of Boar Lane

Leeds nostalgia: Hustle and bustle of Boar Lane

This week's look back at the way Leeds used to be shows old shops onAlbion Street around the turn of the 20th Century Shops include Gillman & Co, Whitelock's and A A Pearson, with one advertising "Umbrella Walking Sticks.' There were...

 
Sam Allardyce hails impact of 'super-sub' Duncan Watmore after Stoke win

Sam Allardyce hails impact of 'super-sub' Duncan Watmore after Stoke win

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has hailed the impact of Duncan Watmore from the subs bench in the win over Stoke City. Watmore, who recently penned a new four-year deal, came on after half an hour for the injured Jermain Defoe and helped inspire the...

 

Liverpool transfer news: Marco Reus and Mats Hummels talk, Jack Butland bid, Neven Subotic eyed - reports

Liverpool transfer news: Marco Reus and Mats Hummels talk, Jack Butland bid, Neven Subotic eyed - reports gossip Max Miller for Metro.co.uk Liverpool have enjoyed a terrific turn around in form under Jurgen Klopp, with the club now moving up the...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 

Major powers pledge $20bn for green energy research

The US and 18 other countries have pledged to double funds for clean energy research to a total of $20bn over five years, boosting a parallel initiative by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and increasing the prospects for successful agreement at the...

 

New portrait of Malala Yousafzai to go on show in Birmingham

The pose is calm, even stately; the expression on the face open but knowing. A new portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban after speaking out for girls’ rights to education in Pakistan, is being presented in her adoptive city of...

 

HS2 to be completed as far as Crewe by 2027 under revised plans

HS2 will be built as far as Crewe by 2027, the government has confirmed, to increase the benefit to the north six years before the full £55.7bn high-speed rail network is completed. A government paper published on Monday endorsed revised plans drawn...

 

Demand overseas territories crack down on tax dodging shell firms, PM told

Campaigners are urging David Cameron to use a meeting with leaders of Britain’s overseas territories this week to demand a crackdown on tax dodging, corruption and money laundering. Leading charities, including Oxfam and ActionAid, have written to the...

 
Liverpool 1 Swansea 0: Milner's penalty rescues Jurgen Klopp's men

Liverpool 1 Swansea 0: Milner's penalty rescues Jurgen Klopp's men

Milner kept his cool with a crucial penalty against Bordeaux. Just three days later he was at it again from 12 yards out as Liverpool edged out a stubborn Swansea side. Klopp enjoyed the added bonus of giving striker Daniel Sturridge and captain...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

First dates in the real world could be history by 2040, research suggests

First dates in the real world could be history by 2040, research suggests Harry Readhead for Metro.co.uk First dates as we know them could soon be replaced by virtual meetings, a study suggests. Research carried out by eHarmony and published by...

 
COP21: Poor countries fear being 'left behind' in rush for deal

COP21: Poor countries fear being 'left behind' in rush for deal

Image copyright Reuters A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris. The meeting, known as COP21, will see negotiators from 195 countries attempt to finalise a new treaty over the next two...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 
Paris attacks: Obama visits Bataclan theatre

Paris attacks: Obama visits Bataclan theatre

Image copyright Reuters US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit. Accompanied by French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 

Household bills targeted by chancellor as Labour raises fears over benefit cuts

George Osborne is to announce market reforms aimed at reducing household bills by about £470 a year, on the same day a House of Commons analysis for Labour shows thousands could be worse off by £2,500 a year because of in-work benefit cuts. On Monday,...

Guardian, 00:20 in Politics
 
HS2 Birmingham to Crewe super fast rail link to open six years early in 2027

HS2 Birmingham to Crewe super fast rail link to open six years early in 2027

The first part of Birmingham’s high speed rail link to the north of England will open six years early it has been announced. Chancellor George Osborne is bringing forward the opening of the Birmingham to Crewe link of HS2 to 2027, just a year after...

 
Teachers should check pupil packed lunches to fight obesity, say MPs

Teachers should check pupil packed lunches to fight obesity, say MPs

MPs demanded “bold and urgent action” to fight a childhood obesity “crisis” after new figures showed nearly a quarter of primary school children in Birmingham are officially classed as obese. They asked for official guidelines setting out what sort of...

 


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