News archive from 9 March 2019

‘You look 25’... Health pills from Barbara Cartland to the Iron Lady

In a revelation which may help to explain her attitude towards the NHS, Margaret Thatcher was obsessed with “alternative” health cures, and corresponded with the romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland and a millionaire industrialist about their...

 

Naked rambler near Lothian nursery sparks fury and bewilderment

A STUNNED passerby told of her shock after spotting a naked man strolling through West Lothian woodland. The disbelieving dog walker managed to snap a photograph of the unexpected sight as the mystery man brazenly made his way through Invy Park in...

 
Malcolm Turnbull says Liberal party definitely has a women problem

Malcolm Turnbull says Liberal party definitely has a women problem

The Liberal party “absolutely” has a women problem and requires structural reform to assist more women into parliament, the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has said on International Women’s Day. Speaking at Oxford University on Friday, Turnbull...

 

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Anthony Yarde closes in on title shot as boxing returns to Albert Hall

Anthony Yarde closes in on title shot as boxing returns to Albert Hall

Anthony Yarde moved closer to a world light-heavyweight title fight by stopping the veteran American Travis Reeves in the fifth round at the Royal Albert Hall in London. On the undercard his fellow Londoner Daniel Dubois enhanced his burgeoning...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 

Juan Guaidó: Is there a new cult of personality in Venezuela?

At one point during the noisy rally in Caracas to mark his return to Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaidó climbed on to some scaffolding to wave to his supporters. For a brief moment, it looked almost as though he were going to stage dive into the...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 
Corruption fighter tipped as Europe's first prosecutor

Corruption fighter tipped as Europe's first prosecutor

The European Union has never had a chief prosecutor, and now the front-runner to become the first is a woman who has built a fearsome reputation at home. Until last year Laura Codruta Kovesi, 45, was head of Romania's powerful Anti-Corruption...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 
Pakistan's dilemma: What to do about anti-India militants

Pakistan's dilemma: What to do about anti-India militants

Standing guard at the gate of a madrassa on the outskirts of Islamabad was a stern-looking young man, armed with what appeared to be a powerful automatic rifle, and missing one eye. Inside, one of those involved in running the religious school...

BBC, 00:30 in World News
 
'Absurd': Thatcher's private papers reveal fury over Lawson's exit

'Absurd': Thatcher's private papers reveal fury over Lawson's exit

Nigel Lawson may claim that Brexit is finishing the job that Margaret Thatcher started but the prime minister was infuriated by his 1989 resignation, her newly released personal papers reveal. For the Conservatives, it was a year which had uncanny...

Guardian, 00:32 in Politics
 
Talking Horses: Williams can lift Imperial Cup with Monsieur Lecoq

Talking Horses: Williams can lift Imperial Cup with Monsieur Lecoq

Saturday’s Imperial Cup at Sandown can become the most notable prize won by Jane Williams, since she started training in her own name last summer. The Devon trainer, whose horses formerly ran in the name of her husband, Nick, fields Monsieur Lecoq...

Guardian, 00:34 in Sport
 
Driving after Brexit: What you need to know

Driving after Brexit: What you need to know

At the moment, UK driving licences may be used to drive anywhere in the EEA (this is the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). If Theresa May's withdrawal agreement is passed, UK licences will still be valid for visiting EEA countries. If the UK...

BBC, 00:34 in Regional
 
'I never thought I would watch Blackpool play again'

'I never thought I would watch Blackpool play again'

After a boycott lasting four years and more than 200 games, thousands of Blackpool fans will flock to Bloomfield Road later on Saturday. The last time postman Peter Platt, 56, entered the stadium was for his wedding reception four years ago. Since...

BBC, 00:34 in Regional
 
How the Rwanda-Uganda border crossing came to a halt

How the Rwanda-Uganda border crossing came to a halt

A diplomatic feud between Rwanda and Uganda has stopped most cross-border movements between the two countries, a situation that has had a huge effect on daily life for families in both countries. A row between the two neighbouring countries has been...

BBC, 00:35 in World News
 

Preston city centre exit to be made permanent

0 Have your say An experiment to redirect traffic flow out of Preston city centre is to be made permanent, almost 18 months after the idea was first trialled. Lune Street was opened up to two-way traffic and an exit created from the side road onto the...

 


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