News archive from 7 May 2015, page 10

Win a family pass for Tree Fu Tom at Hull New Theatre

Win a family pass for Tree Fu Tom at Hull New Theatre

Join CBeebies star, Tree Fu Tom, as he takes to the stage in his first nationwide "live' tour! Follow Tom, Twigs, Ariela and friends on an action packed adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis! Tom and his friends must travel through...

Guatemala court rules against vice president in customs scam

Guatemala court rules against vice president in customs scam

Baldetti has denied any involvement, but opposition lawmakers have demanded she face an investigation and angry Guatemalans have spilled out into the streets calling for her resignation. The country's divided Congress, where the ruling Patriot Party...

Sheffield toddler is youngest voter in UK – after receiving polling card!

Sheffield toddler is youngest voter in UK – after receiving polling card!

He must be the youngest listed voter in the country - but sadly toddler Ollie Wray can't back his favourite character Postman Pat. The two-year-old’s parents were stunned when he received a polling card for today’s general election through the door of...

New Zealander-Australian in China drug smuggling trial

New Zealander-Australian in China drug smuggling trial

A New Zealand-born Australian man has gone on trial in Guangzhou for attempting to smuggle crystal methamphetamine out of China. If found guilty, 25-year-old Peter Gardner could be executed. Mr Gardner was arrested last November in Guangzhou with more...

BBC, 04:47 in World News

Democrats 'didn't act in good faith' over 2016 presidential primary debate limit

An advisor to a presidential campaign has accused the Democratic National Committee of “not negotiating in good faith” over plans to limit the number of debates in the party’s 2016 presidential primary. The DNC announced on Tuesday that it would only...


Waratahs crowd favourite Jacques Potgieter to head home with Sharks

South African flanker Jacques Potgieter, a key member of the New South Wales Waratahs side that won last year’s Super Rugby title, has signed a two-year deal to join the Durban-based Sharks for next season. The 29-year-old, who won three Springboks...

Guardian, 04:52 in Sport

Why have North Korean defections dropped?

The number of North Koreans seeking refuge in South Korea has dropped significantly, with recent figures showing that just 1,396 defected in 2014. Between 2008 and 2013, the number of refugees leaving annually was between 2,400 and 2,900. So why has...


Prayer, food, sex and water parks in Iran's holy city of Mashhad

The Iranian shrine city of Mashhad has much to offer visiting Iraqis wanting to escape violence at home - but locals have mixed views about their guests. The ticket agent at the gate in Mehrabad airport, Tehran, is irate. He’s shouting at a group of...


Golden Dawn leaders to resume trial in Greece

Three years to the day after entering the Greek parliament, the men and women behind Europe’s most violent neo-Nazi political party are poised to go on trial in what could be a defining moment for the crisis-plagued country. Accused of masquerading as...


Raid victims 'have lost everything'

Victims of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid have found "their livelihoods have gone", according to a loss adjuster. Rick Marchant of Marchant and Marchant Limited said many of those who lost valuables taken when a gang of thieves ransacked...


Emily Milledge, the actor playing Carrie, Antigone and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz

At 21, Emily Milledge has a CV to be proud of. The actor made her onstage debut in Gaybies for the Midsumma festival in 2013. She went on to appear in Frankenstein and La Cage Aux Folles in Melbourne and, in 2014, took the acclaimed lead in Carrie:...


Netherley mum and son admit keeping an illegal shotgun in their house

A mum was spared jail but her son was locked up for more than two years when they both admitted having an illegal shotgun in their home. Tracy Kerr, 50, and her 26-year-old son David, of Garden Lodge Grove, Netherley, pleaded guilty to possession of a...

Poland to host WW2 commemoration with Gdansk ceremony

Poland to host WW2 commemoration with Gdansk ceremony

European leaders are due to gather in the Polish port of Gdansk to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe. A midnight ceremony is to be held at nearby Westerplatte, where the first shots of the war were fired. The anniversary...

BBC, 05:20 in World News
Eugene wins his first open title

Eugene wins his first open title

Duns badminton players took part in the East Lothian U14 Championships at Tranent recently. Eugene Stokes from Duns, who currently trains with Badminton Scotland, was the main victor winning his first Scottish Open Title. In the final he came up...


Britain at a crossroads: why you should pay attention to the UK general election

As Britain goes to the polls on Thursday should anyone else care? Busy people everywhere rarely take much notice of how foreigners vote. But once in a while they sense something important may be happening out there and take a look. Does this week’s...

Guardian, 05:33 in Politics

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