News archive from 3 March 2019

Hale Barns stabbing: Boy, 17, killed in attack

Hale Barns stabbing: Boy, 17, killed in attack

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in Greater Manchester. Police found the victim at about 18:40 GMT in Gorse Bank Road, Hale Barns, not far from Manchester Airport. He was taken to hospital where he died. In a statement, Greater Manchester...

BBC, 00:00 in Regional
 

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A driving force behind the rollout of high-speed fibre broadband services, telecoms and network provider Commsworld was tasked with tackling Edinburgh’s ageing, mainly copper network that was “creaking” under the strain of increased usage as the city...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Stephon Clark: police officers who shot man eight times will not be charged

Stephon Clark: police officers who shot man eight times will not be charged

The police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark will not be charged by the Sacramento county district attorney’s office. According to the district attorney, Anne Marie Schubert, the officers were justified in using lethal force and did not...

 

Jack Grealish's five-word message will excite Aston Villa fans ahead of the Birmingham City derby

It was only five words. A subtle five words at the end of a message brimming with pride, but 'On to next week now' is enough to whet the appetite of Aston Villa fans ahead of the derby at Birmingham City. Jack Grealish took to Twitter to celebrate a...

 
Dragon capsule heads for space station

Dragon capsule heads for space station

The demonstration flight of America’s new astronaut capsule will see it attempt to dock with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon vehicle, launched by California’s SpaceX company on Saturday, is designed to make the attachment...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 
England’s Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris score to earn draw with USA

England’s Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris score to earn draw with USA

A stunning Steph Houghton free-kick cancelled out an equally impressive Megan Rapinoe strike before Nikita Parris gave England a 2-1 lead against the USA in their SheBelieves Cup match in Nashville. Tobin Heath equalised for the world champions but it...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
Yasin Abu Bakr: Revolutionary, holy man or 'dispute resolver'?

Yasin Abu Bakr: Revolutionary, holy man or 'dispute resolver'?

Depending on who you ask in Trinidad, Yasin Abu Bakr is either a respected religious leader, a tireless community worker, or something more akin to a Mafia godfather. Waiting for an audience with him at his mosque in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain,...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 
Colombia conflict: 'If I keep quiet, I become an accomplice'

Colombia conflict: 'If I keep quiet, I become an accomplice'

Yolanda Perea Mosquera is standing on a podium before a crowd in central Bogotá talking passionately into a microphone. "Colombia is ours," she says. "Peace is ours, and it depends on all of us." She is speaking in a convention...

BBC, 00:23 in World News
 
Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

US President Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and on his critics at a conservative summit. In the longest speech of his presidency, Mr Trump railed against the inquiry into alleged collusion between his...

BBC, 00:32 in World News
 

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Luis Suarez recommends £35m Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez to Liverpool

Luis Suarez recommends £35m Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez to Liverpool

Liverpool are preparing a summer move for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez after he was personally recommended to the club by Luis Suarez, according to reports. The Merseysiders are believed to want to bolster their attacking options as a priority when...

Metro, 00:50 in Sport
 

Search is on for this year’s Community Star

The search is on in Mansfield for superstar volunteers who give their commitment and dedication to improving the lives of others. Mansfield Building Society is reaching out to local charities and groups in a bid to find the Community Star of 2019. The...

 

Dancers pay tribute to Wigan dad

A Wigan dance teacher has raised hundreds for the palliative care team who nursed her husband during the final few months of his life. Tina Jameson, owner of Tina’s Dance Studios on Throstle Nest Avenue, will donate more than £1,700 to Three Wishes...

 
Fleabag is back - and she's found religion

Fleabag is back - and she's found religion

Fleabag, the filthy and funny but somewhat damaged character we met in the TV comedy of the same name, has been desperately trying to turn over a new leaf. "She's really been trying hard to eat avocados and go jogging and live a good, quiet...

BBC, 01:02 in Art & Culture
 


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