News archive from 8 June 2015, page 8

Amanda Vanstone says she despaired at her party's proposal to strip citizenship

The former Howard government immigration minister Amanda Vanstone has said she despaired to learn that people on her side of politics thought it was acceptable for a minister to revoke an Australian citizen’s rights “in the blink of an eye”. In a...

 
How do you change the Met's face?

How do you change the Met's face?

There's a very telling moment in the BBC's landmark series on the Metropolitan Police, which begins on Monday on BBC One. As teams of officers prepare for a street festival in Brixton, the south London suburb that is one of the hearts of black...

BBC, 02:31 in Regional
 
HMS Bulwark 'overloaded' by migrant tide

HMS Bulwark 'overloaded' by migrant tide

For HMS Bulwark and her crew, 7 June was "the longest day". It started at first light when she launched her Merlin helicopter to scan the horizon for the boats filled with migrants. It didn't take long to find them. As the Royal Navy ship...

BBC, 02:31 in Regional
 
How my father gave me a terrifying lesson at 10

How my father gave me a terrifying lesson at 10

At the age of 10, Bernard Hare's father took him down the mine where he worked. It was an experience he would never forget. Sometimes, even now, I wake up with my head throbbing and my ears ringing, as if my skull has been tightly clamped in a vice...

BBC, 02:31 in Regional
 
How safe is air quality on commercial planes?

How safe is air quality on commercial planes?

Seventeen former and serving cabin crew are planning to take legal action against British airlines because they say contaminated air inside plane cabins has made them seriously ill, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Figures from the Civil...

BBC, 02:31 in Regional
 

Floyd Mayweather honoured with 'The Best Ever' trophy by actor Robert De Niro during Spike TV's Guys Choice...

Floyd Mayweather may have the perfect record in the ring - having won WBC, WBO and WBA welterweight titles - but he looked humbled after being honoured with 'The Best Ever' award. The 38-year-old was at Spike TV's Guys Choice awards when actor Robert...

Daily Mail, 02:38 in Sport
 

Newcastle United fans paid whopping £3,150 on tickets and travel to watch their team in Premier League last...

It has been a torrid season to forget, with their Premier League survival secured only on the final afternoon. And it seems long-suffering Newcastle United fans have been paying through the nose for the 'privilege' of watching their under-performing...

Daily Mail, 02:38 in Sport
 
Nadine Dorries MP reveals she was abused as a child

Nadine Dorries MP reveals she was abused as a child

Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire, has revealed she was sexually abused as a child. The former I'm a Celebrity contestant, who grew up in Liverpool, says she was abused for two years from age eight by her local vicar Reverend...

BBC, 02:40 in Regional
 

Iceland paves way for lifting of capital controls

Capital controls have been in place in the North Atlantic island nation of 330,000 people since 2008, when Iceland's three main banks - Glitnir, Landsbanki and Kaupthing - collapsed, sending the economy and the Icelandic crown into meltdown. The...

 

Two fizzy drinks a day can raise risk of liver disease: Diet versions found to not have same damaging effect

Drinking just two cans of fizzy drink a day raises your risk of liver disease, according to a study. Scientists found people who drink more than one sugar-sweetened drink such as cola or lemonade a day were more likely to have non-alcoholic fatty...

Daily Mail, 02:55 in Health
 

Netball: Romelda Aiken stars as Firebirds dominate Swifts

Goal shooter Romelda Aiken has starred for the Queensland Firebirds, who overcame the NSW Swifts 55-44 in the Australian conference final of the trans-Tasman netball competition. The Firebirds overcame a first-quarter deficit to register their 11th...

Guardian, 03:04 in Sport
 

Victoria proposes forcing suspected radicalised teenagers into programs

Victoria police are seeking powers to force those they identify as potential terrorists into deradicalisation programs, restrict who they associate with, and ban them from using the internet under a proposal before the state government. The Victorian...

 
David Cameron says ministers must back any EU deal

David Cameron says ministers must back any EU deal

David Cameron has suggested that he expects all members of the government to back him over any EU deal. Speaking at the G7 summit in Germany, he said he was confident he could secure sufficient reforms but indicated that ministers who did not support...

BBC, 03:09 in World News
 
Japanese shares down despite revised growth data

Japanese shares down despite revised growth data

Japanese shares headed lower on Monday despite revised economic growth figures beating expectations by a wide margin. The world's third largest economy expanded 1% in the first three months from the previous three, up from an initial estimate of...

BBC, 03:09 in World News
 
Arsenal Transfer News: £11m SHOCK bid, midfielder deal hope, Benzema staying put

Arsenal Transfer News: £11m SHOCK bid, midfielder deal hope, Benzema staying put

Arsenal are on alert with Paris St-Germain ready to sell Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to Tuttomercatoweb. The striker is reportedly fed up with life in France and is linked with a return to AC Milan although the Gunners, Liverpool and Chelsea are...

Daily Star, 03:15 in Sport
 


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