News archive from 6 August 2018

UFC 227 fight card, UK time, TV channel, live stream and odds for Dillashaw vs Garbrandt II

UFC 227 fight card, UK time, TV channel, live stream and odds for Dillashaw vs Garbrandt II

UFC 227 takes place in Los Angeles this weekend with a much-anticipated rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title. The first meeting between the pair in November of last year saw Dillashaw knock Garbrandt out in...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
My mother drinks all day and refuses help

My mother drinks all day and refuses help

My mother has always been a difficult, stubborn and independent woman with an alcohol problem that was largely mitigated by my father when he was alive. Since his death seven years ago, she has been in a spiral of anger, depression and alcohol...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
Paul Pogba keen to fill Andres Iniesta void as Barcelona prepare massive transfer offer

Paul Pogba keen to fill Andres Iniesta void as Barcelona prepare massive transfer offer

Barcelona are preparing a late transfer move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba and the Frenchman is excited by the prospect of moving to Camp Nou, according to reports. The Spanish giants are keen to strengthen their midfield this summer and are...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Websites offering vaginal rejuvenation put women at risk, warn doctors

Websites offering vaginal rejuvenation put women at risk, warn doctors

A growing number of websites are offering treatments to tighten and refresh vaginas, but leading plastic surgeons have warned that the safety and effectiveness of such procedures is not yet known. Paul Banwell, a consultant plastic surgeon and member...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
Catalin Carjan reveals how Arsenal convinced him to complete transfer

Catalin Carjan reveals how Arsenal convinced him to complete transfer

Arsenal have won the race to sign Catalin Carjan and the Romanian has explained what persuaded him to complete a move to north London. Unai Emery has added five players to his first-team squad this summer and the Gunners have also bolstered their...

Metro, 15:48 in Sport
 
Woman posed as carer and put pensioner in shower before burgling home

Woman posed as carer and put pensioner in shower before burgling home

A woman pretended to be a carer and burgled her 94-year-old victim’s home after undressing her and putting her in the shower. Abigail Hanford left her vulnerable victim in the bathroom as she rummaged around her house, helping herself to cash and bank...

Metro, 15:49 in Hot News
 
Hospital overcrowding blamed for rise in recorded sepsis deaths

Hospital overcrowding blamed for rise in recorded sepsis deaths

An apparent increase in sepsis deaths by more than a third in two years has been fuelled in part by staff shortages and overcrowding on wards in English hospitals, a safety expert has said. According to Sir Brian Jarman, the director of the Dr Foster...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
'She was braver than me': 12-day-old girl has first tooth removed

'She was braver than me': 12-day-old girl has first tooth removed

A baby girl born 12 days ago has already had her first tooth removed, with her mother saying she never expected to take her daughter to the dentist at such a young age. Isla-Rose Heasman had to have her tooth taken out because it was wobbly. For a...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave – with older people most at risk

Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave – with older people most at risk

Nearly 700 more deaths than average were recorded during the 15-day peak of the heatwave in June and July in England and Wales, according to official statistics. Experts said that an increase in deaths is fully expected during heatwaves, but they...

Guardian, 15:48 in Health
 
This week’s best home entertainment: from Judge Romesh to Of Wolves and Women

This week’s best home entertainment: from Judge Romesh to Of Wolves and Women

Judge Romesh In a twist on soapy courtroom programmes, Asian Provocateur star Romesh Ranganathan presides over real-life disputes in this new mock-up reality show. Ranganathan promises to “help as many people as I can with their crappy problems”,...

Guardian, 15:49 in Showbiz
 
Osama bin Laden’s mum claims he was ‘brainwashed’ into 9/11

Osama bin Laden’s mum claims he was ‘brainwashed’ into 9/11

Osama Bin Laden’s mother has spoken for the first time about her son, who she still refuses to blame for 9/11. Alia Ghanem has instead blamed those around the al-Qaeda leader, insisting he was a ‘very good kid’ who became ‘brainwashed’ while at...

Metro, 16:26 in Hot News
 
Fortnite set to launch on Android phones – but there’s a catch

Fortnite set to launch on Android phones – but there’s a catch

Fortnite has become a global phenomenon enjoyed by millions of players each day. But so far, Android users have been unable to get in on the action. The multiplayer shooter is available on iOS systems like the iPad and iPhone as well as traditional...

Metro, 16:26 in Hot News
 

Tourist attacked and whipped by street traders in Barcelona

An American tourist was attacked and whipped with belts by street traders for trying to stop a woman being abused in Barcelona. The man, reportedly aged 45, was hospitalised after the unlicensed sellers, known as ‘manteros’, jumped on him in the...

Metro, 16:26 in Hot News
 
Litter of seven gorgeous puppies rescued from uninhabited island

Litter of seven gorgeous puppies rescued from uninhabited island

Seven adorable puppies have been rescued from an uninhabited island after a local heard their howls travel across a lake at night. The young dogs, believed to be around four months old, were picked up by local shelter workers in Cross Lake, Manitoba,...

Metro, 16:26 in Hot News
 
Man had his mother’s ashes confiscated when he couldn’t pay for funeral

Man had his mother’s ashes confiscated when he couldn’t pay for funeral

A funeral director refused to give a grieving man his mum’s ashes until he had paid the bill. The tearful son pleaded for the remains after being unable to afford the £4,000 fee but was denied, according to Cumbria’s Citizens Advice Bureau. The...

Metro, 16:26 in Hot News
 


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