News archive from 6 February 2019

Murder investigation after man stabbed to death in south-west London

Murder investigation after man stabbed to death in south-west London

Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in south-west London. Police said they were called to reports of an incident in Battersea shortly before 8pm on Tuesday night and found a man they believe to be...

 
'Beggars belief': more endangered parrots exported from Australia

'Beggars belief': more endangered parrots exported from Australia

A government MP has said it “beggars belief” that more endangered Australian birds have been exported to a German organisation headed by a convicted kidnapper and extortionist, after a Guardian investigation revealed there had been multiple warnings...

 
Ivanka Trump hits back at art exhibit of lookalike vacuuming breadcrumbs

Ivanka Trump hits back at art exhibit of lookalike vacuuming breadcrumbs

A new art exhibit at a Washington DC museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, Ivanka Vacuuming, opened on 1 February and continues...

 
Newport’s Michael Flynn thrilled by prospect of facing Manchester City

Newport’s Michael Flynn thrilled by prospect of facing Manchester City

Michael Flynn, the Newport County manager, described Pep Guardiola as the “crème de la crème” of coaching after his side secured an FA Cup fifth-round date with Manchester City and said he thinks the Premier League champions will handle the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Eden Hazard closer to Real Madrid move after ‘decision’ taken on future

Eden Hazard closer to Real Madrid move after ‘decision’ taken on future

Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea seems in severe doubt after the forward admitted he has come to a decision about his next step, with a move to Real Madrid thought to be his preferred option. “I know what I am going to do. I have made a decision,”...

Guardian, 00:17 in Sport
 

Sidmouth fatberg: 'Monster' to be sucked up to surface

The removal of a 210ft (64m) "monster" fatberg which is blocking a sewer below a seaside town is set to begin. The congealed mass of fat, oil, wet wipes and other rubbish was discovered in the sewers of Sidmouth in December. South West Water...

BBC, 00:19 in Regional
 
Tobacco firms not paying fair share of UK corporation tax – report

Tobacco firms not paying fair share of UK corporation tax – report

Global tobacco companies should be paying more UK corporation tax, according to a report that claims they are not contributing their fair share despite making massive profits. Academics at the University of Bath found that the four largest cigarette...

Guardian, 00:20 in Business
 
Rolf Harris walks onto primary school grounds waving at kids before being ordered off

Rolf Harris walks onto primary school grounds waving at kids before being ordered off

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris today wandered unchallenged into the grounds of a primary school. Harris, 88, was seen waving at children before the head teacher told him to leave. A witness, who took pictures, said: “I couldn’t believe what I was...

 
Everton boss Marco Silva reveals all on Farhad Moshiri chat over his future

Everton boss Marco Silva reveals all on Farhad Moshiri chat over his future

The Blues boss revealed the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri has given him a personal assurance on his future. Everton slipped to ninth in the table after their 3-1 defeat by Wolves on Saturday – their 10th league loss this season – just a week after they...

Daily Star, 00:31 in Sport
 

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No-deal Brexit threat to 40 trade deals, says CBI

No-deal Brexit threat to 40 trade deals, says CBI

The UK risks "crashing out" of 40 trade agreements spanning five continents in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a business organisation has warned. The CBI said there were "hugely damaging implications" for the UK if it had to leave...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
Bank staff ‘saving elderly from scams’

Bank staff ‘saving elderly from scams’

An average of nearly £9,000 per case was prevented from being stolen from elderly bank customers owing to a rapid response scheme. Bank staff have been trained to spot when customers appear to have been targeted by fraudsters pushing scams such as...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
Patisserie Valerie: Unravelling the history of the café chain

Patisserie Valerie: Unravelling the history of the café chain

I was beginning to think she didn't exist. OK, I outright speculated that she didn't. Madame Valerie was the Belgian founder of Patisserie Valerie, who introduced fancy pastries to the English. At least that's according to the company's website. The...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA cancels team trip to Thailand in first sporting sanctions

Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA cancels team trip to Thailand in first sporting sanctions

Football Federation Australia has cancelled a planned Under-23s training trip to Thailand in the first instance of sporting sanctions being imposed against the Asian country amid growing calls for the release of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi....

Guardian, 00:33 in Sport
 

Labour set to take on internet giants such as Facebook and Instagram

A Labour government would break up social media giants if they are found to behave like monopolies. Tom Watson, Labour's Deputy Leader and the Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, will put global internet firms on notice,...

 


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