News archive from 7 August 2015, page 11

'Here it is. My moment of zen': Jon Stewart says farewell to The Daily Show

“Welcome to the Daily Show. I am Jon Stewart. Thank you very much for coming.” That understated opening gambit was how Stewart began his final appearance during his run as host of the show. For 16 and a half years, Jon Stewart has entertained America...

 

Politicians’ entitlements and expenses: help investigate four years of data

Expenses scandals have engulfed both sides of politics, with Bronwyn Bishop stepping down and the prime minister, Tony Abbott, announcing another review into parliamentarians’ entitlements is on the way. Earlier this year, we used data analysis...

 
KICK-OFF 2015/16: New challenges are all part of the learning curve for Scunthorpe United defender Niall Canavan

KICK-OFF 2015/16: New challenges are all part of the learning curve for Scunthorpe United defender Niall...

HE IS now the longest-serving player on the books at Scunthorpe United, but for Niall Canavan the new season presents new challenges. The 24-year-old has been one of the mainstays of the Iron defence during pre-season and is looking forward to the...

 
Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip to step down

Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip to step down

The head of West Midlands transport authority Centro has announced he will step down after almost a decade in the role. Chief executive Geoff Inskip has steered the public transport body since 2006 during which time it has overseen the expansion of...

 
Green light for NatWest Tower demolition

Green light for NatWest Tower demolition

A £60 million 26-storey office block will be built in Birmingham city centre by summer 2018 after getting the green light from council planners. The planning committee was today almost unanimous in its support for the demolition of the NatWest Tower...

 
Canada's PM targeted over economy in TV debate

Canada's PM targeted over economy in TV debate

Canadian party leaders attacked Prime Minister Stephen Harper's economic record in a televised debate at the start of a long election campaign. "Mr Harper, we really can't afford another four years of you," said New Democratic Party leader...

BBC, 05:17 in World News
 
North Korea's new time zone to break from 'imperialism'

North Korea's new time zone to break from 'imperialism'

North Korea is to switch to a new time zone to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War Two, say state media. North Korea is currently in the same time zone as South Korea and Japan, which are nine hours ahead of GMT. But...

BBC, 05:17 in World News
 
House burgled in South Shields

House burgled in South Shields

Police are appealing for witnessed following a burglary at a house in South Shields. It happened on Harton Lane between 9.30am and 1.15pm on Monday, July 13. The offender forced their way in through the rear door and searched the house and stole some...

 
Dark Justice vigilantes catch deaf paedophile carrying condoms, vodka and teddy bear

Dark Justice vigilantes catch deaf paedophile carrying condoms, vodka and teddy bear

A deaf paedophile who travelled 160 miles from his home to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex has been jailed after being caught out in a vigilante sting. Kenneth Walker, 37, who turned up to the meeting with condoms, alcohol, a blanket and a teddy bear,...

 
Opinion: Burton Albion have cover all over the pitch after summer business

Opinion: Burton Albion have cover all over the pitch after summer business

BURTON Albion have made 11 signings this summer which - on the face of it - is quite the recruitment drive. But at no point does it feel like a signing has been made for the sake of bringing in a player, or through having no other choice. Clubs always...

 
Stuart Beavon: League One holds no fear for Burton Albion

Stuart Beavon: League One holds no fear for Burton Albion

STUART Beavon says Burton Albion have nothing to fear ahead of their first ever season in League One, writes ASHLEY WILKINSON. The Brewers kick off their 2015-16 campaign on Saturday at home to Scunthorpe United at the Pirelli Stadium (3pm). Jimmy...

 

Uber taxis arrive in Liverpool tonight in bid to transform Merseyside cab market with cashless app

Controversial taxi app firm Uber will launch in Merseyside today. The company, which allows drivers and passengers to connect via a cashless app, says 25,000 Merseysiders have already signed up for their services. Uber has hit headlines around the...

 

Anfield £260m regeneration project hailed a massive success

The ongoing regeneration of Anfield is moving in the right direction councillors said tonight, following a site visit to the area. Members of Liverpool Council’s Regeneration, Housing and Sustainability Select Committee said that the Anfield...

 

Stoneycroft man gets a medal for his work on wartime Arctic convoys 70 years after WW2 ended

A Stoneycroft man has finally received a medal honouring his role aboard the Arctic convoys in the Second World War - more than 70 years late. Ernest Landy, 90, served in the Royal Navy and was given the honour by Russia in recognition of those who...

 
Victory for campaigners who win 61-year battle to keep Anglesey footpaths on the map

Victory for campaigners who win 61-year battle to keep Anglesey footpaths on the map

A 61-year legal fight has ended after a planning inspector threw out a bid to wipe two footpaths from the map. The wrangle has surrounded “footpaths 7 and 8”, at Gorad, near Valley on Anglesey, which are a stone’s throw away from the Wales Coastal...

 


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