News archive from 6 March 2019

Jonny Bairstow hits out for England after Tom Curran slows West Indies

Jonny Bairstow hits out for England after Tom Curran slows West Indies

England beat West Indies by four wickets at Gros Islet in the first game of the three-match T20 international series. Despite a late wobble when Joe Denly and Sam Billings fell in quick succession, England got home by four wickets and with seven balls...

Guardian, 00:03 in Sport
 

Cadbury Freddo bar advert banned for targeting children with junk food

Ads for Cadbury's Freddo chocolate bar have been banned for breaking rules designed to limit children's exposure to junk food. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) investigated two complaints, one from The Children's Food Campaign (Sustain), that...

 
Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

The University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narrowly miss out on a place a second chance to apply after they get their A-level results. From this summer, students from underrepresented...

Guardian, 00:05 in Learning
 
Sixth forms drop languages A-levels due to 'inadequate' funding

Sixth forms drop languages A-levels due to 'inadequate' funding

Half of sixth forms in schools and colleges have been forced to drop A-levels in modern languages as a result of “totally inadequate” funding of post-16 education, according to research. French, Spanish and German have been hardest hit – 57% of sixth...

Guardian, 00:05 in Learning
 
Pay by cash? Not for long, report warns

Pay by cash? Not for long, report warns

The system allowing people to use cash in the UK is at risk of "falling apart" and needs a new guarantee to ensure notes and coins can still be used. A hard-hitting review by finance experts has concluded that market forces will not save...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Apprenticeship take-up down by a quarter

Apprenticeship take-up down by a quarter

The number of people starting a training programme has fallen "substantially" under the government's new apprenticeship scheme, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). The public spending watchdog said the government was "very...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer hits back at the doubters

Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer hits back at the doubters

The boss of Aston Martin Lagonda has delivered a passionate defence of the company's strategy amid signs some city investors are losing faith. Andy Palmer said the company will prove the sceptics wrong, as he stressed the luxury carmaker's long-term...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Department for Transport issues pothole warning

Department for Transport issues pothole warning

Firms that dig up the roads would have to guarantee they remained pothole-free for five years, under new Department for Transport (DfT) proposals. At the moment, utility companies only guarantee roadworks for two years. Transport Secretary Chris...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Phelon and Moore - Panther purrs back into town

IT'S about 40 years ago that the long-established motorcycle factory of Phelon and Moore at Horncastle Street, Cleckheaton, stopped producing motorcycles and closed its doors. During the 1960s one Panther motorcycle combination was a daily familiar...

 
Rio Ferdinand names his favourite to win Champions League after Real Madrid crash out

Rio Ferdinand names his favourite to win Champions League after Real Madrid crash out

Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester City are the favourites to win the Champions League and says teams will want to avoid the Premier League champions and title challengers Liverpool in the draw. Tottenham and Ajax became the first two teams to progress...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Manchester United will sell Alexis Sanchez this summer, predicts Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas

Manchester United will sell Alexis Sanchez this summer, predicts Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas believes Alexis Sanchez will be sold by Manchester United this summer. The Chile international has struggled at Old Trafford since joining from Arsenal in January 2018. Sanchez developed into one of the Gunners’ most...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Paul Merson reveals the two decisions that prove Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ‘panicking’

Paul Merson reveals the two decisions that prove Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ‘panicking’

Paul Merson believes two tactical decisions during Liverpool’s goalless draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby prove Jurgen Klopp is ‘panicking’. The Reds failed to return to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after drawing a blank at Goodison...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal admits to having a ‘s*** season’ after Champions League defeat to Ajax

Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal admits to having a ‘s*** season’ after Champions League defeat to Ajax

Dani Carvajal admits Real Madrid have had a ‘s*** season’ following their Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax on Tuesday evening. The current European champions held a 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Amsterdam but slumped to a 4-1 defeat at...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Pedro reveals how Chelsea squad reacted to embarrassing defeats under Maurizio Sarri

Pedro reveals how Chelsea squad reacted to embarrassing defeats under Maurizio Sarri

Pedro has revealed how the Chelsea squad reacted to the embarrassing defeats they suffered under Maurizio Sarri earlier in the season. Sarri only replaced Antonio Conte as manager last summer but was fighting for his job last month after the Blues...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 

Utility companies could be held accountable for poor road repairs

Utility companies could be better held to account for poor road repairs that cause potholes or dangerous road surfaces. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has launched a consultation on increasing the guarantee on utility firms’ roadworks, so that if...

 


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