News archive from 31 December 2017

Fighting a wee problem...with a simple spray! Doctors discover breakthrough vaccine which could spell the...

Painful urinary tract infections – a condition that plagues millions of Britons – could soon be prevented by a simple vaccine. The treatment, administered as a mouth spray under the tongue, helps the body fight the bacteria that cause the problem,...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 
The Big Interview: Kenny Wilson, chief executive of Cath Kidston

The Big Interview: Kenny Wilson, chief executive of Cath Kidston

Visiting Edinburgh recently, the first thing Cath Kidston chief executive Kenny Wilson saw on leaving the airport building was a taxi covered in the firm’s branding. And he laughs as he recalls contacting the office to find out if it had been...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
‘Point of no return’ looms for financial services sector

‘Point of no return’ looms for financial services sector

Britain’s banks, insurers and asset managers are bracing themselves for the “point of no return” amid concerns that thousands of jobs could be set to leave the UK. The financial services industry is ramping up the pressure to clinch a transition...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Wearable tech start-up PlayerData wins funds from high-profile backers

Wearable tech start-up PlayerData wins funds from high-profile backers

A start-up aiming to become a key player in the global sports wearable market has secured an early stage investment round from a number of high-profile backers including former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy. PlayerData, co-founded in 2015 by former...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
EastEnders spoilers: Mick Carter in danger as Aidan Maguire crime goes horribly wrong

EastEnders spoilers: Mick Carter in danger as Aidan Maguire crime goes horribly wrong

New pictures reveal Mick (played by Danny Dyer) will be crying out for help when things don’t quite go as planned on the day of the job. The pub landlord has already tried to back out of the job, enraging Aidan (Patrick Bergin), who has threatened...

 
Desert Island Discs celebrates 75 years of the show’s best guest revelations

Desert Island Discs celebrates 75 years of the show’s best guest revelations

Today’s 75th anniversary show with Kirsty Young looks at the best interviews from the BBC programme’s 3,068 guests. There have been four hosts, including creator Roy Plomley, Sir Michael Parkinson, Sue Lawley and Kirsty. The first interviews from the...

 
Dancing On Ice 2018: End of the ice age as Torvill and Dean banned from rink

Dancing On Ice 2018: End of the ice age as Torvill and Dean banned from rink

Instead they will join the judging panel of Dancing On Ice, but they will not be allowed to step on the rink because they have not been insured for skating. The pair choreographed the routines for celebrity ice skaters in previous series but their new...

 
OPINION: Can the Rams win automatic promotion in 2018?

OPINION: Can the Rams win automatic promotion in 2018?

Derby County ended 2017 sitting in second place in the Championship table after a 2-1 win at Ipswich. Can we get automatic promotion and avoid the play-offs lottery? I certainly hope so, but there will be many twists in the tale as we are now...

Belper News, 00:07 in Sport
 

Ian Wright compares Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to Lionel Messi as the Egyptian scores yet another brace

Mohamed Salah has enjoyed an electric first half to the season for Liverpool and his exploits have earned the forward some high praise. Such compliments reached a new level following his two goals against Leicester on Saturday though, with BBC pundit...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Theresa May’s New Year message calls for British ‘pride’ with Brexit talks

Theresa May’s New Year message calls for British ‘pride’ with Brexit talks

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn both staked out their ground as strong political leaders in their New Year messages. Mr Corbyn said he is leading a ‘government in waiting’, while the Prime Minister said she was making progress on the Brexit...

Metro, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Teen activist Autumn Peltier who scolded Trudeau to address UN

Teen activist Autumn Peltier who scolded Trudeau to address UN

At just 13 years old, Autumn Peltier has become an internationally known advocate for water protection, especially for Canada's indigenous people. What's next? The United Nations. A year ago, Autumn found herself face-to-face with Justin Trudeau at...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 
The future of international justice

The future of international justice

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is shutting down at the end of 2017, having brought to justice some of those who committed war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Since then, war crimes have been committed in...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 
Darts crowd blasted as 'STUPID' by Wayne Mardle for doing THIS during Van Gerwen vs Cross

Darts crowd blasted as 'STUPID' by Wayne Mardle for doing THIS during Van Gerwen vs Cross

MIchael van Gerwen and Rob Cross played out one of the greatest matches in darts history which finished in the early hours of this morning. But Mardle was incensed with the behaviour of the fans in London. They booed Van Gerwen at a crucial moment in...

 
World Darts Championship: Michael van Gerwen OUT with Rob Cross to face Phil Taylor

World Darts Championship: Michael van Gerwen OUT with Rob Cross to face Phil Taylor

Van Gerwen - the reigning champion - crashed out in a last set shoot-out after Rob Cross clinched a 6-5 win to reach his first world darts final. The Green Machine struggled in the early stages to contain the number nine seed Cross. Cross checked out...

 

North East news LIVE: Latest breaking news, sport, weather, traffic and travel

Hello and welcome to the breaking news blog for Sunday, December 31, 2017. We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news and sport. We have pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle and...

 


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