News archive from 3 December 2016, page 3

10 Secret Santa gifts you’ll definitely get AGAIN this year

10 Secret Santa gifts you’ll definitely get AGAIN this year

Whether you work in an office or on a building site, Secret Santa gift giving is one of the highlights of the calendar year. Like it or loathe it, you can rely on a Secret Santa gift to be practical, hilarious, embarrassing or edible – and even the...

Metro, 00:37 in Lifestyle
 
Will Spain ever ban bullfighting?

Will Spain ever ban bullfighting?

What would Spain be without bullfighting? Bereft of its finest cultural tradition, say supporters of the tradition known as "la lidia". A normal 21st-Century European nation, argue those in favour of banning bullfights. Spain is today a...

BBC, 00:44 in World News
 
Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's godfather of animation?

Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's godfather of animation?

As Oscar-winning film Spirited Away marks its 15th anniversary with a re-release in US cinemas, the BBC's Tessa Wong looks at the impact its director Hayao Miyazaki has had on the world of animation. It would be no exaggeration to describe Hayao...

BBC, 00:44 in World News
 

Sending a postcard from somewhere you've never been

How many handwritten letters and personal postcards did you send this year to friends and family? How many have you received? We're in a world where billions will log on to social media and chat apps so they can communicate instantly with friends and...

BBC, 00:46 in Regional
 
Christmas trees: Real or fake?

Christmas trees: Real or fake?

It's the time of year when Christmas trees go up, becoming the centrepiece of our family festivities. We will adorn their branches with twinkling lights and colourful baubles and place our lovingly wrapped gifts underneath. As such a focal point in...

BBC, 00:49 in Regional
 
Migrants in Austria will be BANNED from purchasing firearms, under new law

Migrants in Austria will be BANNED from purchasing firearms, under new law

The amendment to Austria’s Weapons Act, approved by the country’s Internal Committee of the National Council, will prohibit migrants and asylum seekers living in the country illegally from accessing firearms. According to the bill, the ban will also...

 

Alan Shearer insists 'you don't need to suffer in silence anymore' as former England captain speaks of his...

Former England captain Alan Shearer has spoken of his shock and sadness at the revelations of historical child sex abuse in youth football and urged any victims to come forward and contact a dedicated NSPCC helpline. The National Police Chiefs'...

Daily Mail, 00:56 in Sport
 
Santa vs Jesus board game 'blasphemous'

Santa vs Jesus board game 'blasphemous'

A Christmas-themed board game that pits Jesus against Santa has been described as "offensive, shocking and blasphemous". Santa vs Jesus, made by London company Komo Games, is played by two teams - one for each of the festive figures - who...

BBC, 00:57 in Regional
 
Sirius reapproaches Pandora for a takeover: source

Sirius reapproaches Pandora for a takeover: source

Satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc's Chairman Greg Maffei recently made a fresh approach to internet radio provider Pandora Media Inc and expressed interest about a potential takeover, according to a source familiar with the matter. Sirius...

 

Money transfer firm WorldRemit eyes new markets, growth

WorldRemit, an online service for overseas money transfers, is looking to expand into new markets and add services like direct payments for bills and school fees, its president said on Friday. The UK-based financial technology start-up, which has...

 
Christmas dinner costs 'rise 14%'

Christmas dinner costs 'rise 14%'

A basket of Christmas food has increased 14% on last year with the cost of many items from non-discount supermarkets rising above inflation. Analysis shows a typical list of 12 items would come to £64.25 to cater for six people. That works out at a...

BBC, 01:02 in Regional
 

Amputee player Tommy McKay nominated for SPFL goal of the month

A one-legged amateur footballer has been shortlisted for the Scottish Professional Football League's goal of the month. Dundee United fan Tommy McKay scored during a half-time challenge at Tannadice last month. The goal is featured in the SPFL...

BBC, 01:06 in Regional
 
Students call for nap pods at Edinburgh University

Students call for nap pods at Edinburgh University

Students are calling for "nap pods" at Edinburgh University in a bid to combat the problem of sleep deprivation. Pupils want two in their main library at George Square and two at King's Buildings. A student-led "think-tank", called...

BBC, 01:08 in Regional
 
Uganda cracks down on 'dissenting' Rwenzururu kingdom

Uganda cracks down on 'dissenting' Rwenzururu kingdom

A Ugandan king has been charged with murder following violent clashes in which more than 80 people died last week. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire visited the western town of Kasese and explains how the situation got to this point. A strong smell hangs in...

BBC, 01:09 in World News
 
Cambridge Rainbow vegetarian cafe refuses new £5 note

Cambridge Rainbow vegetarian cafe refuses new £5 note

A vegetarian cafe is refusing to accept the new £5 note after it emerged the currency contains animal products. Sharon Meijland, owner of the Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge, has put up signs warning customers about the policy. There was outcry from some...

BBC, 01:13 in Regional
 


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