News archive from 2 February 2019

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sorry for racist yearbook photo

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sorry for racist yearbook photo

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has apologised after his 1984 medical yearbook page emerged, showing a photo featuring men in racist costumes. "I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 

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Talking Horses: Min makes appeal as ITV puts Dublin Festival centre stage

Talking Horses: Min makes appeal as ITV puts Dublin Festival centre stage

Three races from day one of the Dublin Racing Festival will be included in Saturday’s coverage by ITV Racing, providing a real boost to punters in Britain after the cards at Musselburgh and Wetherby were lost to the weather. It is a significant...

Guardian, 00:14 in Sport
 
Phone hacking: Sir Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley settle claims

Phone hacking: Sir Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley settle claims

Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley and Heather Mills have settled phone hacking claims against News Group Newspapers, their lawyers have said. The case involving NGN, publisher of the Sun and the now-defunct News of the World, was due to go to trial...

BBC, 00:18 in Regional
 
In the courts of Lincolnshire

In the courts of Lincolnshire

The following cases have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Jamie Kenneth Finlow, 21, of 27 Mallard Court, Grantham, pleaded guilty to being the driver of a motor vehicle when an accident occurred whereby damage was caused to another...

 
Bercow insists he is neutral referee in Brexit debates

Bercow insists he is neutral referee in Brexit debates

John Bercow has insisted he aims to be neutral over Brexit, likening his role as Speaker to that of a football referee and saying his hope is to give the Commons “freedom to breathe” on the issue. While Bercow is unpopular with many Conservative MPs,...

Guardian, 00:23 in Politics
 

Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella?

On Monday, it will be five years since Satya Nadella was announced as Microsoft's chief executive. Since taking charge he has turned the tech firm's fortunes around, making it the most valuable company in the world for the first time since 2002. Go...

 
RAF Lakenheath F-15 jets painted in wartime colours

RAF Lakenheath F-15 jets painted in wartime colours

US airmen have spent more than two weeks painting modern F-15 jets to look like their World War Two counterparts. The 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath, has unveiled the first of three "heritage" aircraft to mark the 75th...

BBC, 00:37 in Regional
 
Roger Stone case: Judge considers gagging order

Roger Stone case: Judge considers gagging order

The judge overseeing the criminal case against ex-Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone says she is considering a gagging order on both him and the prosecution. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the case was "a criminal proceeding and not a public...

BBC, 00:39 in World News
 
Nazi salutes, laddish societies - how should universities deal with them?

Nazi salutes, laddish societies - how should universities deal with them?

How should universities react to a Nazi salute during an anti-Israeli protest on campus? Should a group calling itself Laddism Reborn, which distributes misogynist literature and promotes heavy drinking, be allowed to affiliate to a student union?...

BBC, 00:42 in Regional
 
Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned says top doctor

Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned says top doctor

England's top doctor has called on social media companies to ban "damaging" celebrity-endorsed social media ads promoting weight loss aids. Some celebrities with large followings are promoting products like diet pills and detox teas on...

BBC, 00:42 in Regional
 
Provide sanitary products free in all hospitals, says doctors' union

Provide sanitary products free in all hospitals, says doctors' union

Two out of five hospital trusts and health boards in the UK do not give sanitary products to patients who need them, or only in emergencies, an investigation by the BMA has found. The doctors' union says pads and tampons are a basic need and should be...

BBC, 00:42 in Regional
 
Brexit: UK plans new product safety mark for 'no deal' scenario

Brexit: UK plans new product safety mark for 'no deal' scenario

The government has drawn up plans to replace the CE safety symbol on products in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the BBC has learned. Household items such as kettles, light bulbs and toys are stamped with the letters CE. The mark belongs to the...

BBC, 00:44 in Regional
 
Virginia governor apologizes for racist costumes in yearbook photo but does not resign

Virginia governor apologizes for racist costumes in yearbook photo but does not resign

The Democratic governor of Virginia apologized for his appearance in a “racist and offensive” costume in his medical school yearbook, after the image was published by a conservative website Friday. “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear...

 
These are all the million pound homes that sold in Leicestershire last year

These are all the million pound homes that sold in Leicestershire last year

Winning a million pounds is a dream for many of us who would love to relocate, but if you had a seven-figure sum to spend, what sort of home could you afford in Leicestershire? New data has revealed all of the 28 dream homes that sold in the country...

 


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