News archive from 5 July 2018

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Gareth Southgate’s England shed old baggage and offer reason to believe

Gareth Southgate’s England shed old baggage and offer reason to believe

It is at times like these, if you have ever seen Henning Wehn’s stand-up routine, that you might recall how part of his act, as possibly the only German on the English comedy circuit, would be to walk out on stage with a replica of the World Cup...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 
BREAKING: 'SHOOTING' at nightclub in British holiday hot spot

BREAKING: 'SHOOTING' at nightclub in British holiday hot spot

Reports on social media suggest there has been a shooting at a venue in the Spanish resort of Benidorm.  Videos posted on Twitter show police and emergency service vehicle swarming an area. Tourists have taken to the site to share their experiences of...

 
Is it cruel to stun animals with carbon dioxide?

Is it cruel to stun animals with carbon dioxide?

The carbon dioxide shortage has focused attention on the methods used to stun animals, but is there be a better way? The abattoir in Brechin in Angus, Scotland usually processes about 6,000 pigs from Scottish farmers every week. But it has been...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Northants ace Rossington to miss key matches due to injury

Northants have been hit by a big injury blow with the news wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rossington will be ruled out for at least four weeks with a broken finger. Rossington sustained the problem during Monday's T20 practice match against Warwickshire...

 

Ripley rues costly time penalty as Steelbacks suffer sobering defeat to Foxes

David Ripley has urged his Steelbacks players to learn a lesson from the time penalty that cost them six runs in their shock defeat to Leicestershire Foxes on Wednesday evening. Northants were beaten by four wickets by the Foxes in the Vitality Blast...

 
How to make a billion-dollar kids' TV show

How to make a billion-dollar kids' TV show

The stories may be fun, but there is some serious money to be made from children's TV programmes. For the shows that catch the imagination of kids around the world, pots of cash can be made, not only from the programmes itself, but from toys,...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Privacy policies of tech giants 'still not GDPR-compliant'

Privacy policies of tech giants 'still not GDPR-compliant'

Privacy policies from companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon don’t fully meet the requirements of GDPR, according to the pan-European consumer group BEUC. An analysis of policies from 14 of the largest internet companies shows they use...

 

'My wife can never call my name in public'

Imagine you're at a busy airport, somewhere in Europe or the US. You're meeting your wife (let's call her Layla) after work and flying off for a mini-break. She's running late, so you sit down in a coffee shop to wait. Soon you're lost in thought, so...

BBC, 00:22 in World News
 
Wimbledon diary: Madison Keys agrees ‘it’s coming home’ with Laura Robson

Wimbledon diary: Madison Keys agrees ‘it’s coming home’ with Laura Robson

World Cup fever seems to be sweeping through Wimbledon even if the All England Club is maintaining its insistence that only the yellow ball be allowed on its big screen, no matter how far England go in the competition. But football has been on...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 
Harry M Miller, celebrity agent and music promoter, dies aged 84

Harry M Miller, celebrity agent and music promoter, dies aged 84

The Australian music promotor and celebrity agent Harry M Miller has died aged 84. The “visionary” entrepreneur died peacefully in Sydney on Wednesday, HMMG, the agency he founded, said in a statement. “By his side were his long-term partner Simmone...

 
MEPs vote on controversial copyright law

MEPs vote on controversial copyright law

MEPs are due to vote on major changes to copyright law, which has divided experts and proved controversial. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has written to politicians urging them to support the changes. But the web's inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and...

 
Formula 1 and Rolls Royce shipments add to growing success of East Midlands Airport

Formula 1 and Rolls Royce shipments add to growing success of East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport has reported its busiest year ever for imports and exports. The Castle Donington Airport said in the year to March it dealt with 358,477 tonnes of cargo – almost 10 per cent up on the previous year. That included almost £10...

 

Alesha MacPhail murder: what happened to the six-year-old?

The death of a six-year-old girl who went missing on an island in Scotland is now being treated by police as murder. An investigation was launched after the body of missing schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail was found in woodland on the Isle of Bute. Police...

The Week, 00:43 in Auto
 

Life at Saints is 'something else', says new prop Davis

Will Davis says he can't wait to sample match action at Saints. And the prop, who has joined from Championship club Ealing Trailfinders, admits life at Franklin's Gardens is on another level to anything he has experienced before. Davis will compete...

 


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