News archive from 1 August 2015, page 2

Wales’ perfect new wave: Snowdonia’s inland surfing lake

I’m about to go surfing but I’m several miles from the sea. I’m in a Welsh valley, surrounded by green hills and lush forest, in the shadow of an old power station. The water is as flat as a lake. That’s because, right now at least, it is a lake. I...

Guardian, 00:23 in Travel
 
Thousands expected in Brighton and Hove for Pride march

Thousands expected in Brighton and Hove for Pride march

Some 160,000 people are expected to line the streets of Brighton and Hove for the 25th annual Pride event later, the organisers have said. The parade, including dance troupes, drag queens and campaigning groups and other organisations such as Sussex...

BBC, 00:27 in Regional
 
West Brom's Rickie Lambert declares his intentions after leaving Liverpool for a fresh start

West Brom's Rickie Lambert declares his intentions after leaving Liverpool for a fresh start

Tony Pulis believes Rickie Lambert has arrived at West Bromwich Albion desperate to prove his critics wrong. And the 33-year-old former Liverpool frontman has underlined his determination to start playing regularly and scoring goals again. Lambert...

 

Emmerdale spoiler: Chrissie's fire sparks chaos as helicopter crashes into wedding venue

It's the week from hell in the Yorkshire Dales next week and no-one is safe as the cast and crew have hinted that several fan favourites may be bowing out in a body bag. Fans will know that blushing bride Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) is set to wed her...

 

Fantasy Football euro stars: Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi worth the gamble at £16m? Or does...

Fans embarking on this season's Mail Online Fantasy Football game will be scouring the Premier League as we speak - but they'll also need to find room to squeeze in their euro star. Euro stars will come into play before the Champions League group...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Sport
 
Chelsea's Katie Chapman warns England team-mates there will be no friends at Wembley

Chelsea's Katie Chapman warns England team-mates there will be no friends at Wembley

Chapman will lead Chelsea into battle with Notts County in the Women's FA Cup final as the Blues bid to win their first major honour. Up to seven of Mark Sampson's England Lionesses from the bronze medal winning World Cup squad will be on display. But...

Daily Star, 00:38 in Sport
 
HD219134: Rocky planet similar to Earth found

HD219134: Rocky planet similar to Earth found

A NEWLY discovered rocky Earth-like planet is the closest ever found outside our solar system, Scottish and international scientists have revealed. The celestial body is part of a system of four planets detected recently within the distinctive...

 
Andy Burnham: Reserve half of Scots seats for women

Andy Burnham: Reserve half of Scots seats for women

LEADERSHIP contender Andy Burnham wants Scottish Labour to consider reserving half of its seats for women or holding a series of open primaries to produce a slate of 50-plus high-calibre candidates who reflect the diversity of Scotland. Following his...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Politics
 
Outrage as child killed in West Bank arson attack

Outrage as child killed in West Bank arson attack

AN 18-MONTH-OLD boy was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village, an attack that also critically wounded the child's four-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and...

 
Putin ‘ordered henchmen to liquidate Litvinenko’

Putin ‘ordered henchmen to liquidate Litvinenko’

VLADIMIR Putin should be held responsible for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the public inquiry into the Russian spy's death was told, as six months of hearings came to an end. It would be “impossible” for such an “assassination” to happen...

 
Zimbabwe moves to extradite Cecil the lion’s killer

Zimbabwe moves to extradite Cecil the lion’s killer

ZIMBABWE has begun extradition proceedings against the American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun. “Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded...

 
Suicide bomber strikes at Nigerian market

Suicide bomber strikes at Nigerian market

A SUICIDE bomber has killed about ten people at a crowded market in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said. The region has been pummelled by suicide bombings that have killed hundreds carried out by the Boko Haram Islamic...

 
Kurdish rebels launch attack on targets in Turkey

Kurdish rebels launch attack on targets in Turkey

KURDISH rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said. The attack comes amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked a fragile peace...

 

Summer holidays in Birmingham: 14 great things to do on August 1 and 2

The weekend is here and there's chance to get out and do something nice. Weather forecasts say it will be very warm, with at least some sunny intervals, so that should encourage residents and tourists alike to head outdoors. It's not exactly been a...

 

Talking Horses: Best bets and news for Glorious Goodwood, day five

One of these days, I may have to give up on the conviction that Discussiontofollow (3.45) has the talent to land a major sprint handicap, but I’m not there yet. He ran a fine race in last year’s Stewards’ Cup and may have been placed if the winner had...

Guardian, 00:41 in Sport
 


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