News archive from 31 August 2017

Young Tory activists send vile messages about ‘gassing chavs’

Young Tory activists send vile messages about ‘gassing chavs’

A young Tory campaign group has apologised after members posted sick messages about ‘chavs’ in a Whatsapp group.  Vile messages sent in an ‘Activate’ group say things like ‘gas them all’ in relation to the working class stereotype of ‘chavs’. Activate...

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Roger Federer rocks up at Central Park for a hit on US Open day off

Roger Federer rocks up at Central Park for a hit on US Open day off

Roger Federer opted for a slightly different set of courts on his day off by going for a hit off-site from the US Open. The world No. 3 surprised New Yorkers by rocking up in Central Park for a knock less than 24 hours after his hard-fought five-set...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova gaining confidence after beating Timea Babos

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova gaining confidence after beating Timea Babos

Sharapova needed all three sets to bypass Babos into the third round at Flushing Meadows. The Russian tennis star was still showing signs of rust in her first major tournament back after serving a 15-month suspension for using a banned substance. And...

 
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova continues her progress with gritty win over Timea Babos

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova continues her progress with gritty win over Timea Babos

Sharapova trailed by a set to love, and once again, required three sets like she did when she got past the world number two Simona Halep earlier this week. And she needed three sets to get past the unseeded Babos, prevailing 6-7, 6-4, 6-1. Sharapova...

 

Lancashire anti-frackers take battle to Court of Appeal

Javid ‘got planning permissions wrong’ when he overruled local council A LAST-DITCH bid to stop fracking in Lancashire started yesterday, with campaigners taking their case to the Court of Appeal for a two-day hearing. Environmental activists,...

 

Secret plan to cut NHS costs by cutting referrals exposed

FEARS of creeping NHS privatisation grew yesterday after a secret cost-cutting plan to slash the number of hospital referrals was leaked. The NHS England memo tells health trusts to review hospital referrals each week to reduce the number of patients...

 

Grenfell death ‘leaves a hole that can’t be filled’

THE family of a Grenfell Tower resident who was con- firmed dead yesterday said they have been left with a “gaping hole in our hearts that can never be filled.” Denis Murphy, 56, is believed to have become trapped on the 14th floor of the burning...

 
Meningitis news: New test could identify potential case in fraction of the time

Meningitis news: New test could identify potential case in fraction of the time

Standard tests for meningococcal disease - which can lead to meningitis and blood poisoning - can take up to 48 hours for results to come back. But a new diagnostic tool created by experts at Queen's University Belfast and The Belfast Trust can...

 

North Korea: Talking is not the answer, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that "talking is not the answer" in dealing with North Korea's military operations. "The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years," he wrote on Twitter....

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 
Eid ul Adha 2017: 18 quotes, wishes, prayers, messages, greetings, photos and poems to share with friends and family

Eid ul Adha 2017: 18 quotes, wishes, prayers, messages, greetings, photos and poems to share with friends...

Eid Mubarak! Today marks the start of Eid ul Adha, the greater of the two Eid celebrations and one of the holiest occasions in the Muslim calendar. Millions of Muslims around the world will gather to mark the date with feasts, prayers, exquisite...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
How newspapers reported the death of Princess Diana

How newspapers reported the death of Princess Diana

Twenty years ago today, newspapers had just one story on the front page. Special editions were rushed out with the terrible headline that Diana, Princess of Wales, had died. She was injured in a car crash just after midnight on August 31, 1997, while...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Kim Dotcom demos micro-payment service to help stop piracy

Kim Dotcom demos micro-payment service to help stop piracy

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has demonstrated a new micro-payments service that is designed to let people charge small amounts of money for any content they create. Bitcache will let users make and receive Bitcoin payments. Mr Dotcom is currently...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Footage from Princess Diana’s funeral is just as haunting today as it was 20 years ago

Footage from Princess Diana’s funeral is just as haunting today as it was 20 years ago

The news broke late on a summer evening two decades ago. After a holiday in the Mediterranean with her boyfriend, Princess Diana was involved in a car crash. Reports emerged from Paris on August 31 1997, stating that Dodi Al-Fayed was dead and she had...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
TEDGlobal: Three words that give people an address

TEDGlobal: Three words that give people an address

Groceries, post and even pizza are now being delivered to remote parts of the world, previously cut off because they lacked an address. In Mongolia, people can apply for a bank account using three words to identify where they live. The system divides...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Turning the dead into vinyl records

Turning the dead into vinyl records

John Hobson is listening to a recording of conversations with his late mother, mostly small talk about family. The words are on a vinyl record, although this is more than a recording of memories. The ashes of Madge Hobson are combined with the vinyl,...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 


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