News archive from 8 February 2018, page 10

Lionel Messi to China? Hebei China Fortune tempt Barcelona star to join Argentine duo

Lionel Messi to China? Hebei China Fortune tempt Barcelona star to join Argentine duo

The government funded Chinese Super League would have to break the bank to make the deal happen. Messi's contract runs until 2021 and reportedly contains a £618m release clause. The striker has been at Barcelona for his entire career and turned down a...

Daily Star, 06:18 in Sport

'We'll get the best High Speed 2 rail deal for Staffordshire' vow

Council chiefs in Staffordshire have vowed to get the best possible deal during negotiations on the £56 million high speed rail link. The rail link - known as HS2 or High Speed 2 will link London to Birmingham in phase one of the project, then connect...

Manchester United set to spend £45m on Brazilian utility man from Monaco - report

Manchester United set to spend £45m on Brazilian utility man from Monaco - report

Jose Mourinho was linked with the versatile Brazilian throughout the January transfer window. But United focused instead on landing attacking talent in the form of Chile star Alexis Sanchez. According to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di...

Daily Star, 06:21 in Sport

Tennis starlet Taylor named Child of the Year after superb fundraising effort

Dewsbury Tennis player Taylor Aitcheson was named ‘Child of the Year’ at last week’s Child Friendly Leeds Awards held at Leeds City Varieties. While Taylor’s on court action has earned him recognition from national coaches, away from tennis the...


Health: Why it’s important to face your fear and have your smear, ladies

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35, with around nine women a day diagnosed with the disease in the UK. The best form of protection against the illness is to attend a smear test, however, I was shocked to discover that,...


The greenest and leafiest the city has to offer

“Sheffield Greenway is quite incredible,” says Rob Haslam. “A 111 mile route, 90 per cent of which is off-road, meandering in the shape of a flower’s petals through the city’s leafiest suburbs and never straying more than seven miles from the city...

Pro-EU campaign secures £400,000 from George Soros

Pro-EU campaign secures £400,000 from George Soros

A campaign group fighting to keep the UK in the EU has received £400,000 from billionaire investor George Soros. Mr Soros made his donation to Best for Britain through one of his foundations. The Daily Telegraph says the group will launch advertising...

BBC, 06:24 in Regional

Matlock teacher turned jewellery designer in London industry spotlight

A former deputy headteacher from Matlock is hoping to take her new career to another level when she exhibits her handmade jewellery at a major trade show in London. Emma Worrell, 36, left her post at All Saints’ Infant School last summer and has now...

Woman jailed for helping boyfriend to rape schoolgirl twice

Woman jailed for helping boyfriend to rape schoolgirl twice

A woman has been jailed after she helped a man to rape a girl under the age of 13 twice. Gemma Hill, 33, exchanged messages with boyfriend, Stephen Arnopp, in which they discussed how he would rape the girl. They were also found to have plotted the...

Metro, 06:24 in Hot News

Classic novels rewritten to show internet’s impact on romance

They are three of the nation’s most iconic love stories, set in a time when life was far more simple and all communication was done face to face or by letter. But now novels by Jane Austen, Emily Brontë and Thomas Hardy have been given a rewrite to...

Scotsman, 06:24 in Hot News

Leader comment: Jane Austen re-written for social media age

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a smart-phone, must be in want of a date for the night on Tinder” as Jane Austen very much did not write. Austen remains a popular writer because of the quality of her prose,...

Scotsman, 06:24 in Hot News

Kenny MacAskill: The UK politician with the power of life and death

Do we have the death penalty in the UK? Of course not, people say. Suspended in 1965 following a backbench MPs bill, the ban was made permanent four years later by Jim Callaghan when Home Secretary. The last person hanged in Scotland was Henry Burnett...

Scotsman, 06:24 in Hot News
Riyad Mahrez to Man City: Leicester star warned he will NOT be paid after going AWOL

Riyad Mahrez to Man City: Leicester star warned he will NOT be paid after going AWOL

The tricky winger has not reported for training since a deadline day move to Manchester City collapsed. The Algerian handed in a transfer request after the runaway Premier League leaders had two bids rejected. Pep Guardiola was desperate to bring...

Daily Star, 06:25 in Sport

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Permanent deal planned; Afobe's startling admission; Fans are feeling good

Permanent deal Benik Afobe is in line to make his return to Wolves permanent once runaway Championship leaders clinch promotion, according to The Mirror. The striker went back to Molineux last month on a deadline-day loan from Premier League...


West Bromwich Albion: Midfielder’s message; Pardew’s plan; Fans fear the drop

The players are still confident Gareth Barry insists Albion’s Premier League campaign has not been derailed just yet. Speaking to the official website, he said: “It will be a case of taking things one game at a time. “There are going to be a lot of up...


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