News archive from 1 August 2015, page 5

Protesters smash glass door trying to storm Christopher Pyne book launch

Protesters smashed a glass door panel in an attempt to storm a building where federal education minister Christopher Pyne was launching his book on Friday. About 100 National Union of Students protesters were gathering outside a building in...

 
Ex-teacher wins National Eisteddfod gold medal for fine art

Ex-teacher wins National Eisteddfod gold medal for fine art

A former farmer, who left the family business in his thirties to pursue his dream of becoming an artist will be awarded the coveted Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod. Glyn Baines, 84, from Bala will be oldest person ever to achieve...

 
Why there's no such thing as gay adultery in UK law

Why there's no such thing as gay adultery in UK law

A woman who was unable to divorce her husband on the grounds of adultery because he had affairs with men wants the law changed. Anna and her husband were married for 20 years before she discovered he was having 10 different sexual relationships with...

BBC, 01:30 in Regional
 

Paper Round-Up: Arsenal/Chelsea war, Man City £100m offer, Liverpool's bargain deal

THE SUN: Manchester City will offer Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola a whopping £100million deal to become the new Etihad manager. DAILY MIRROR: Theo Walcott has signed a new deal at Arsenal worth £30m. He becomes one of the top earners at the...

 

Wrestling legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61 from cardiac arrest

Piper, who was born Roderick George Toombs, suffered a cardiac arrest home at his Hollywood home. He is survived by his wife Kitty and their four children. A spokesman for the 80s WWE legend said: "I am devastated at this news. "Rod was a...

 

Shark attack: northern NSW beaches to remain closed for another 24 hours

Beaches in northern NSW will remain closed for another 24 hours after a surfer escaped with his life by fighting off a great white shark Surf lifesavers NSW closed all three Evans Head beaches on Friday after local man Craig Ison was knocked off his...

 

Scientists reveal brain interface that can control a cursor accurately enough to allow the paralysed to...

Researchers have unveiled a new system that allows an on screen cursor to be controlled by brainwaves. They hope it could help the paralysed communicate and even control a wheelchair. The system uses a new algorithm tested on monkeys to control the...

 

Bronwyn Bishop reportedly claimed $6,000 for 160km trip by private plane

Bronwyn Bishop reportedly spent more than $6,000 to hire a luxury corporate aircraft to transport her 160km from Sydney to Nowra – a journey of just over two hours by car. The trip, to attend a Liberal party fundraiser in Berry, came two weeks after...

 
Ash dieback disease: Woodland Trust warning over impact

Ash dieback disease: Woodland Trust warning over impact

Landowners should prepare for a future in which ash trees have disappeared, the Woodland Trust has warned. It says ash dieback disease is spreading and wants landowners to plant different species near to existing ash trees to replace them when they...

BBC, 01:52 in Regional
 

Out of control fire in New South Wales Blue Mountains could threaten homes

Rural fire crews are keeping a close watch on an out of control fire in the NSW Blue Mountains, which could threaten homes with strong winds predicted. About 100 crews are in the Wentworth Falls area and waterbombing helicopters are on the way, NSW...

 
Fire crews tackle house blaze in Blackwell

Fire crews tackle house blaze in Blackwell

Firefighters were called out to deal with a house fire in Blackwell on Thursday evening. Two appliances were sent to Deamon Street in the village shortly after 7.30pm. The fire broke out and spread from the bedroom to the roof space. It is understood...

 
Tim Sherwood says Villa have signed proven goalscorer and future star after double swoop

Tim Sherwood says Villa have signed proven goalscorer and future star after double swoop

Villa took their total summer arrivals to nine with the £7m signing of Blackburn striker Gestede and midfielder Veretout from Nantes for £8m yesterday. The pair put pen to paper on five-year contracts at Villa Park to become part of boss Sherwood's...

Daily Star, 02:07 in Sport
 
New Swansea star Eder: Man United hero Cristiano Ronaldo inspired me to move to England

New Swansea star Eder: Man United hero Cristiano Ronaldo inspired me to move to England

The £5m Portugal striker joined from Sporting Braga shortly after scoring his first international goal in a friendly win over Italy. The 27-year-old has relished playing alongside Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo on international duty, but it was the...

Daily Star, 02:07 in Sport
 
Tim Sherwood: £8m signing Jordan Veretout turned down other clubs to join Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood: £8m signing Jordan Veretout turned down other clubs to join Aston Villa

Veretout completed his £8m switch from Nantes to Villa yesterday as he put pen to paper on a five-year contract. The 22-year-old is seen by Sherwood as a natural replacement for Fabian Delph, who joined Manchester City last month. And Sherwood...

Daily Star, 02:07 in Sport
 
Steve McClaren concerned ahead of Premier League opener against Southampton

Steve McClaren concerned ahead of Premier League opener against Southampton

Toon launch their campaign against Southampton with the St James' Park chief admitting he's playing catch-up. McClaren has been on a crash course to get to know his players in a bid to put his stamp on the squad over a hectic first seven weeks in...

Daily Star, 02:07 in Sport
 


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