News archive from 5 August 2018

QAnon: latest Trump-linked conspiracy theory gains steam at president's rallies

QAnon: latest Trump-linked conspiracy theory gains steam at president's rallies

There’s something unusual about every Donald Trump rally, in the sense that it’s strange for a politician who won office relatively recently to keep holding campaign rallies. But Trump’s most recent rally, in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night, was...

 
New defensive Arsenal need a ‘miracle’ to win the Premier League, says Kanu

New defensive Arsenal need a ‘miracle’ to win the Premier League, says Kanu

Arsenal manager Unai Emery needs a ‘miracle’ if he is to guide the Gunners to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, according to former striker Kanu. The ex-Nigeria and Arsenal forward finds it hard to see how Emery can catapult...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Anthony Martial arrives at Manchester United training ahead of tense showdown with Jose Mourinho

Anthony Martial arrives at Manchester United training ahead of tense showdown with Jose Mourinho

Anthony Martial arrived at Carrington for training on Friday morning after being publicly admonished by manager Jose Mourinho for not flying back to the United States after the birth of his child. The French winger left Manchester United’s tour of the...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Sepsis: how parents and professionals can spot the symptoms

Sepsis: how parents and professionals can spot the symptoms

Identifying sepsis is a challenge for parents, carers and health professionals alike. It is often mistaken for flu, which can lead to a correct diagnosis coming too late. Acknowledgement of such difficulties prompted a nationwide campaign in 2016 to...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
Manchester United confirm quartet have cut holidays short to return to training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

Manchester United confirm quartet have cut holidays short to return to training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

Manchester United have confirmed that four key players have cut their holidays short to join up with their team-mates in training. Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof have all been absent as the Red Devils have been on their...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Chelsea midfield Cesc Fabregas on crutches following knee injury

Chelsea midfield Cesc Fabregas on crutches following knee injury

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed he is on crutches ‘for a few days’ following a knee injury picked up in the pre-season loss to Arsenal. The 31-year-old was forced to go off at half-time in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at the Aviva Stadium in...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Champions League draw, fixtures, pots and when the groups stages start for 2018-19

Champions League draw, fixtures, pots and when the groups stages start for 2018-19

The new Premier League season is yet to start but qualification for the Champions League is underway as clubs from across the continent battle it out for a place in the group stages. The very first preliminary rounds were played back on 26 June,...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Tongue splitting poses serious risk to health, say surgeons

Tongue splitting poses serious risk to health, say surgeons

People who have their tongues split or get mouth piercings are putting their health at serious risk, surgeons have warned. Tongue splitting, which involves cutting the tongue in half to create a lizard-like forked effect, has gained popularity among...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
Mamma Mia: Special cinema screening for fan with dementia

Mamma Mia: Special cinema screening for fan with dementia

A cinema will hold a special screening of Mamma Mia after a fan with dementia was made to feel uncomfortable for singing along. Rhiannon Lewis said she and her mum Shirley, 68, left Vue Cinema in Cwmbran mid-show after hearing tutting from the seats...

BBC, 03:09 in Regional
 
Woman, 76, 'survives on cheese' after pension payment error

Woman, 76, 'survives on cheese' after pension payment error

A 76-year-old woman survived on cheese left over from her husband's funeral after her pension was stopped because officials thought she had died. Diane Geraghty, from Suffolk, stopped receiving payments shortly after her husband's death on 20 April,...

BBC, 03:09 in Regional
 
Tour de France: Geraint Thomas inspires girl's Ventoux climb

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas inspires girl's Ventoux climb

Geraint Thomas's Tour de France win inspired a 10-year-old girl to cycle up one of the course's most fearsome mountains. Phil Walton, 38, and his daughter Kitty cycled up Mont Ventoux while on holiday in the south of France. The 14 mile (22km) climb...

BBC, 03:09 in Regional
 
Crashed stolen bus had featured in This Country TV show

Crashed stolen bus had featured in This Country TV show

A bus that was written off by two drunk teenage joyriders in the Cotswolds was the same vehicle featured in a mockumentary about bored young people in the area, it has emerged. A CCTV camera recorded Harry Atley, 19, and Thomas Bloomfield, 18,...

BBC, 03:09 in Regional
 

WATCH: Dave Seddon's verdict on Preston North End's opening day win over Queens Park Rangers

Alan Browne's second-half header gave Preston three points on the opening day of the new Championship season on Saturday. REACTION: Opening-day win delights Preston boss Alex Neil In our video, the Lancashire Post's Dave Seddon looks at the main...

 

Down Memory Lane – 1990 in focus

If you would like to send in your own photographs, please do. Include all the information about when and where they were taken, who is in the picture and, where appropriate, what they are doing now. Please email pictures if possible but they can also...

 

Chorley's Astley Park is being transformed into an outdoor theatre this summer

Astley Park is set for a thespian-inspired transformation as a summertime theatre experience comes to town. The park's Walled Garden is playing host to an outdoor theatrical performance of the Railway Children - something Chorley Council is...

 
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