News archive from 8 May 2018

Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member, is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's...

BBC, 06:05 in World News
 

Ellis Short’s decision to write off Sunderland AFC debt is ‘huge boost for the club financially’ says...

Ellis Short’s decision to cover Sunderland AFC’s debts will hand the Black Cats a massive advantage next season, says a leading sports finance expert. The club announced last week that the American billionaire had agreed to cleared all its debts in...

 
All the outfits from the Met Gala 2018

All the outfits from the Met Gala 2018

It’s the first Monday in May, and you know what that means. No, not that you got the day off and got to spend it drinking pints in the park – it’s the Met Gala, of course. The annual ball is held in New York, and is the highlight of the fashion...

Metro, 00:03 in Lifestyle
 
Why millennials should pick Jerusalem over Tel Aviv for their next Israel vacay

Why millennials should pick Jerusalem over Tel Aviv for their next Israel vacay

Done the usual long weekend in Paris, Rome or Amsterdam and want something a bit different? Try Jerusalem. Hey, if it was good enough for Jesus… Donald Trump raised eyebrows last year by officially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The...

Metro, 00:03 in Lifestyle
 
New plagiarism row for Melania Trump as pamphlet bears uncanny likeness to 2014 version

New plagiarism row for Melania Trump as pamphlet bears uncanny likeness to 2014 version

A booklet published by Melania Trump’s new campaign for children’s online safety bears an uncanny resemblance to a document released under Barack Obama’s administration. Donald Trump’s wife gave an opening night address at the Republican National...

 
Mind the gap: a new report aims to square intergenerational injustice

Mind the gap: a new report aims to square intergenerational injustice

The Resolution Foundation is not short of ambition. It believes its new report, A new generational contract, can reframe the political debate, shifting it away from free-market, small state concerns towards the new anxieties of voters. The report...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
NHS to make perinatal mental health available across England

NHS to make perinatal mental health available across England

New and expectant mothers will be given access to mental health services during pregnancy and after childbirth across England within the next year, as health officials focus on providing more help to under-served areas of the nation. NHS England said...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Sell out success for Cartmel Priory VR experience

Earlier this year a virtual reality experience was installed at the tourist attraction, transporting people back to life more than 500 years ago. The team behind the project, 'The Young Martyr' have hailed it as a massive success. Its opening weekend...

 

Win A Romantic Lake District Mini-Moon

More newlyweds than ever are choosing to escape for a couple of days following their wedding day for some much-needed rest and relaxation - and where better than a staycation in the beautiful Lake District? Set in 400 acres of gardens and woodland,...

 
Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter slays the Met Gala in dress that appears to change colour

Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter slays the Met Gala in dress that appears to change colour

The OG Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, rocked the 2018 Met Gala red carpet on Monday evening – and her dress was also a wonder as it appeared to change colour. It’s like the black and blue or white and gold debate all over again. The dress was green in...

Metro, 00:16 in Showbiz
 
Give millennials £10,000 each to tackle generation gap, says thinktank

Give millennials £10,000 each to tackle generation gap, says thinktank

Every person in Britain should receive £10,000 when they turn 25 to help fix the “broken” intergenerational contract between millennials and baby boomers, an influential thinktank has proposed following a two-year study. The payment, described as a...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Rail industry prepares for season ticket cull in fares shake-up

Rail industry prepares for season ticket cull in fares shake-up

The rail industry is preparing for a cull in the number of fares and season tickets offered to commuters as it launches an appeal for root-and-branch reform of the “outdated” regulations underpinning the £9.7bn-a-year fares system. Britain’s rail...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Introducing Pope Rihanna, who took the Met Gala theme and ran with it

Introducing Pope Rihanna, who took the Met Gala theme and ran with it

Rihanna took the Met Gala theme and ran with it this year, turning up to the annual gala and slaying it dressed as a pope. Wearing a heavily bejewelled mitre, the headdress consisting of a tall white peaked cap that is a signature part of the pope’s...

Metro, 00:23 in Showbiz
 

Birmingham closing on Superprix deal to bring motor racing back to city streets

Negotiations are being finalised regarding a deal to potentially bring motor racing to the streets of Birmingham - almost 30 years after the last city Superprix. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street says he is optimistic that Birmingham will be confirmed...

 
Mind the gap: a new report aims to square intergenerational injustice

Mind the gap: a new report aims to square intergenerational injustice

The Resolution Foundation is not short of ambition. It believes its new report, A new generational contract, can reframe the political debate, shifting it away from free-market, small state concerns towards the new anxieties of voters. The report...

Guardian, 00:24 in Politics
 


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