News archive from 1 July 2018

Mix-and-match holidaymakers get more protection

Mix-and-match holidaymakers get more protection

Holidaymakers who book hotels and flights separately will get the same protection as those buying package holidays under new EU rules that have now come into force. Package holidaymakers are both financially and legally covered if things go wrong. But...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 

Jack Catterall knocks Tyrone McKenna down twice on way to Belfast victory

Jack Catterall maintained his unbeaten record and set up some big fights later in the year by edging out Tyrone McKenna in Belfast on Saturday night. ALSO READ: Jack Catterall on Ohara Davies, Terry Flanagan, Maurice Hooker and more The Chorley star...

 
Cristiano Ronaldo should play on for Portugal, coach urges after exit

Cristiano Ronaldo should play on for Portugal, coach urges after exit

The Portugal manager, Fernando Santos, said he did not want Cristiano Ronaldo to walk away from international football after Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay. The Real Madrid forward would not be drawn...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport
 

Brexiteer MPs pile pressure on Theresa May by demanding an "absolute" exit from EU

More than 30 Brexiteer politicians have piled pressure on Theresa May by outlining fresh demands to ensure Britain's withdrawal from the EU is "absolute". The group, almost entirely Tories, set out a series of "red lines" in a...

 
Paramedics to wear body cameras to help protect from attacks

Paramedics to wear body cameras to help protect from attacks

Paramedics will be issued with body cameras to help protect them from violent attacks, Jeremy Hunt has announced. NHS staff will also be given speedier access to mental health services and physiotherapy under a support package for workers, the health...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 
Government drops plan to make all schools in England academies

Government drops plan to make all schools in England academies

Controversial plans to force all state schools in England to become academies have been dropped only days after the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, insisted they would go ahead. On the day of election declarations across the UK, the Department for...

Guardian, 00:17 in Learning
 

Brexiteer MPs pile pressure on Theresa May by demanding an "absolute" exit from EU

More than 30 Brexiteer politicians have piled pressure on Theresa May by outlining fresh demands to ensure Britain's withdrawal from the EU is "absolute". The group, almost entirely Tories, set out a series of "red lines" in a...

 
Synchronised brilliance from Edinson Cavani and Suárez gives Uruguay hope

Synchronised brilliance from Edinson Cavani and Suárez gives Uruguay hope

On a night of twists and turns in Sochi, Uruguay advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup and, in this most unpredictable of tournaments, with the holders and two best players on the planet no longer on show, nobody can say with certainty and...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 

Update: Scholes Co-op robbery

Two men are being sought by police after a cash robbery in Scholes. The robbery took place at about 1.50pm yesterday at the Co-op store in Westfield Lane. A witness, who did not want to be named, said he believed security men had been filling up an...

 

Liversedge promoted – Heckmondwike triumph

LIVERSEDGE clinched promotion to the Central Yorkshire League Premier Division on a thrilling final day. At 5.30pm last Saturday, it appeared Gildersome were on course to take the second promotion spot after they sealed victory over King Cross, while...

 
Why female suicide in Afghanistan is so prevalent

Why female suicide in Afghanistan is so prevalent

"I didn't want to live any more. That's why I tried to kill myself with poison." Jamila (not her real name) attempted suicide after she felt abandoned and betrayed by her fiancé - who decided, after a six-year-engagement, that he no longer...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 

Observer killer sudoku

Click here to access print version Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by grey lines. Buy next week’s Observer...

 
The Nigerian imam who saved Christians from Muslim gunmen

The Nigerian imam who saved Christians from Muslim gunmen

When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs. They were fleeing from a neighbouring village - a mainly Christian community. They say they came...

BBC, 00:51 in World News
 
Liverpool resume talks with Nabil Fekir after Manchester United submit offer for Lyon star

Liverpool resume talks with Nabil Fekir after Manchester United submit offer for Lyon star

Liverpool believe they can make a breakthrough in their pursuit of Nabil Fekir after resuming talks with Lyon over a summer transfer, reports say. Jurgen Klopp wanted Fekir to follow Fabinho and Naby Keita to Anfield last month but his proposed...

Metro, 00:52 in Sport
 
Kyle Edmund explains perfectly why Roger Federer dominates at Wimbledon

Kyle Edmund explains perfectly why Roger Federer dominates at Wimbledon

Kyle Edmund has offered a perfect explanation as to why Roger Federer has been so dominant at Wimbledon for the best part of two decades. After winning his first Grand Slam in SW19 in 2002, Federer has gone on to secure another seven titles at the All...

Metro, 00:52 in Sport
 


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