News archive from 11 August 2015

M56 tanker fire: Motorway closed in both directions between junctions 12 and 15

Firefighters tackling a fire after a tanker carrying propane gas burst into flames, have now got the blaze under control. But the M56 motorway in Cheshire remains closed in both directions between junctions 12 and 15, Runcorn and Ellesmere Port. Fire...


Lucas Leiva could leave Liverpool after being left out against Stoke

Lucas Leiva could be heading for a Liverpool exit after falling out of favour with Brendan Rodgers and being omitted from the squad who opened the season with a win at Stoke City. The Brazil midfielder did not travel to the Britannia Stadium having...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport

Sussex and Ben Brown fall cruelly short against high-flying Middlesex

This match had simmered, spitting and bubbling, and reached a maddening conclusion. A tense victory left Middlesex second top, chasing Yorkshire’s tail, and Sussex second bottom, just three points above Hampshire, mired in a scrap to avoid relegation...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport

Arsenal "ready to make transfer offer to sign Edinson Cavani'

Arsenal are ready to sign Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports. The Gunners are looking for a quality forward this summer to add to their ranks, and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has been strongly linked. However, with that...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport

Thousands of Liverpool residents leave tribute messages to Cilla Black

Thousands of tribute messages have been made to Liverpool legend Cilla Black in a public book of condolence. Liverpool Council said 3,178 messages of sympathy have so far been received with 2,832-messages from people who signed the book in person and...


Liverpool road taped off after crash leaves car 'overturned'

Part of a main road in Wavertree is taped off in both directions as emergency services deal with a crash. An eyewitness account reported a crash happened tonight, just before 11pm, between a van and a car along a stretch of Picton Road. @StoryArcCIC...


Abbott government's 2030 emissions target dubbed 'pathetically inadequate'

The Abbott government will reportedly unveil a target for a reduction in Australia’s greenhouse emissions of at least 26% below 2005 levels by 2030 – less ambitious than most other developed countries. Conservationists and climate campaigners said the...


Modern life is homogenised and not as much fun, says John Hurt

Sir John Hurt has bemoaned the homogenised state of modern society, in which excessive warnings about the danger of alcohol abound and making a pass at a woman is fraught with risks. The 75-year-old actor, whose film credits include The Elephant Man,...


Supermarket food sales fall despite consumers' rising spending power

Britain’s supermarkets are struggling to attract newly cash-rich consumers who are using their extra spending power to buy luxuries they denied themselves when incomes were being squeezed, according to the latest retailing health check. Food sales...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business

Michelle Mone of Ultimo lingerie made Cameron's entrepreneurship tsar

David Cameron has appointed the founder of the lingerie brand Ultimo as the government’s new entrepreneurship tsar for areas of high unemployment. Michelle Mone – tipped to be on the list of new peers, expected to be revealed later this month – will...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
Naming ceremony for £700k patrol vessel

Naming ceremony for £700k patrol vessel

A new fisheries patrol vessel named after one of Northumberland's most illustrious saints is set to become a familiar sight along the coastline from Tyne to Tweed. St Aidan, the new £700,000 vessel belonging to the Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and...


Manchester United transfer news: Pedro medical, Lucas Biglia agrees terms, Harry Kane in talks

Louis van Gaal's made five signings already this summer but he's keen to bring in at least two more players before the transfer window closes in three weeks time. The Manchester United boss kicked off the Red Devils' Premier League with a 1-0 win...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport

Radio 4 newsreader got champagne reward for handling Jeremy Hunt gaff

Jim Naughtie has recalled his colleagues on the Today programme throwing up their hands in mock surrender after an infamous slip of the tongue as he introduced then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt as “Jeremy Cunt”. In an interview with Radio Times to...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
The big business of trophy hunting in Iran

The big business of trophy hunting in Iran

The furore over the killing by a US dentist of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has thrown a spotlight on trophy hunting - but while Africa is commonly associated with the sport, American enthusiasts are finding another popular hunting destination - the...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
No action over Hartlepool council data breaches

No action over Hartlepool council data breaches

Council workers have breached data laws by accessing sensitive information. But despite the infringements, no one has resigned or been convicted. We take all breaches of data protection very seriously and any breach is always fully investigated to...


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