News archive from 11 February 2018, page 11

Do Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal get on? Nadal reveals what he really thinks of Federer

Do Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal get on? Nadal reveals what he really thinks of Federer

The pair have won 36 Grand Slams between them in what is arguably tennis' greatest ever rivalry. But in an interview this week, Nadal gave a big clue that they are close off the court as they are on it. The Spaniard, who partnered Federer in the Laver...

 

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks

Boris Johnson has called for the safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after holding talks with its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The foreign secretary met with Ms Suu Kyi in the capital Nay Pyi Taw on Sunday, after meeting members of the...

BBC, 08:17 in Regional
 

Police tackle international challenge on the rugby pitch

England wasn't the only rugby team to take to the pitch this week, with Northumbria Police's own officers representing their country. Six members of the force were called up to represent the England Police and the British Police Women's teams....

 

Castle Hills housing plan approved

Outline plans for eight new building plots near Castlehills Farm in Berwick have been approved. The application, made on behalf of Donald and Sarah Macpherson, would see homes built to the north west of the access road, off Castle Terrace....

 
Georgia Toffolo’s ex James Middleton opens up on split from I’m A Celeb champion: ‘She was out most nights’

Georgia Toffolo’s ex James Middleton opens up on split from I’m A Celeb champion: ‘She was out most nights’

Made In Chelsea’s Georgia Toffolo won hearts after finishing last year’s I’m A Celebrity as winner – but one heart she definitely didn’t win was ex-boyfriend James Middleton. In a new interview James, 23, told Daily Mail that he knew the couple were...

Metro, 08:21 in Showbiz
 

The Long Read: Book end generations interact across Banbury

When Channel 4 aired the ground breaking docu-series in August 2017, it probably never expected the mini revolution it would inspire within the care home community. In addition to the two groups already outlined Adderbury’s immersive musical group,...

 

Flat atmosphere, missed chances and no excuses - Andy Turner's Coventry City verdict

Missed opportunity The impressive 28,343 crowd was the biggest gate for a fourth tier game since the league reorganisation in 2004, beating the previous record set by Portsmouth two years ago when 18,746 watched their home game against Northampton....

 

'You can't just go throwing teacups' Coventry City head to Colchester after Accrington misery

MINI MATCH REPORT Coventry City’s promotion ambitions suffered yet another blow as the players failed to deliver in front of a record League Two crowd at the Ricoh Arena. More than 28,000 fans were left deflated as Mark Robins’s men simply couldn’t...

 

‘A reason for a medical school’

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has used the NHS’ winter crisis as another reason to call for a medical school in Lincolnshire. Speaking during a debate on the crisis on Monday, Mr Warman said: “Not only are this Government increasing the funding...

 
Spice Girls ‘to launch TV talent show’ as Victoria Beckham denies reunion tour

Spice Girls ‘to launch TV talent show’ as Victoria Beckham denies reunion tour

While we’re still on tenterhooks as to whether the Spice Girls will go on tour once more, it’s emerged the group is looking to band together to find the next superstar pop group. It’s been reported the five-piece are coming together with their founder...

Metro, 08:25 in Showbiz
 

First headliners for Blackpool's Livewire Festival confirmed

0 Have your say The first headline acts for this year's Livewire Festival have been revealed. The weekend festival, which burst on to the scene last year with a storming show by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, returns for the August Bank Holiday...

 

'5-1 and we're all off to the Social for a disco!' Aston Villa fans on the Birmingham City derby

Aston Villa face Birmingham City today knowing a Second City success would catapult them into Championship automatic promotion places. Derby County letting a lead slip to draw 1-1 against Norwich City means a Villa victory would lift them into second...

 

McDonald's brings back much-loved menu item - but here's 10 we still miss

Birmingham loves a trip to McDonald's - and why wouldn't we, with more Maccy D restaurants in Brum than any other UK city, bar London? A trip to the Golden Arches can be a wonderful experience - be it for breakfast, a mid-shopping trip lunch, or a...

 

Arsonists torch campervan outside South Yorkshire home

Arsonists are being blamed for torching a campervan outside a South Yorkshire home in the early hours of this morning. The blaze tore through the vehicle and spread to some garages in Woolley Colliery Road, Darton in Barnsley at 2.25am. Crews from...

 

New proposals aim to protect salmon stocks

New measures to protect salmon stocks, currently among the lowest on record, have been welcomed by the River Tweed Commission (RTC). The Environment Agency is proposing to stop the taking of salmon from the majority of net fisheries by 2019. For...

 


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