News archive from 13 January 2019

Ian Wright slams Unai Emery’s decision to axe Mesut Ozil from Arsenal squad

Ian Wright slams Unai Emery’s decision to axe Mesut Ozil from Arsenal squad

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has criticised Unai Emery’s decision to leave Mesut Ozil out of the squad that lost to West Ham and feels the team lost creativity without him. The German, who has been sidelined through injury but was passed fit for...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 
Kyrgios: Murray scared me more than Federer & Nadal… and should have won more than Djokovic!

Kyrgios: Murray scared me more than Federer & Nadal… and should have won more than Djokovic!

Nick Kyrgios found the prospect of facing Andy Murray more scary than facing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, while revealing he always mocked the three-time Grand Slam champion for not winning as much as Novak Djokovic. The Australian is known to...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Free bookshop aims to reduce volume of titles dumped in landfill

Local people and the planet are set to benefit as a new free bookshop gets ready to open in the west of Scotland. The new shop in Greenock is the first such venture north of the border for the Global Education Trust, a charity responsible for giving...

 

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‘Huge boost’ for MS sufferer – even if it is the placebo

A Scot who is taking part in the largest ever trial for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis has spoken of the “huge boost” he initially received even though he may be on a placebo drug. Stephen Ritchie, started the groundbreaking MS-STAT2 trial...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Health
 

Rangers transfer latest: Striker goes out on loan | Ibrox great urges ‘terrific deal’ | Gerrard warns duo

All the latest transfer news and gossip coming out of Ibrox... Young striker allowed to leave on loan Promising Rangers striker Zak Rudden has gone back to Falkirk for the second half of the season. The Championship club’s top goalscorer had returned...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Health
 

New children’s role play city is launching in Birmingham - and it looks seriously fun

A new family attraction is launching in the city this spring. MiniBrum will be a child-sized mini-city specifically for under eights. Designed around role play, it will feature shops, market stalls, a park, a construction site, a health clinic, a home...

 
Village churchgoers lose savings over failed musical

Village churchgoers lose savings over failed musical

Parishioners of a village church lost hundreds of thousands of pounds after the collapse of a religious musical that was supposed to tour arena venues. Members of The International Church's congregation said they were told giving to Heaven on Earth...

BBC, 00:20 in Regional
 

Christmas film boosts visitors to Cromer

A seaside town has seen a boost in visitors after its 117-year-old pier starred in a BBC One film over Christmas. Cromer, in Norfolk, was the location for the channel's festive idents which were shown before programmes, as well as the short film...

BBC, 00:20 in Regional
 
Neil Warnock on Brexit: ‘I can’t wait to leave. To hell with the rest of the world’

Neil Warnock on Brexit: ‘I can’t wait to leave. To hell with the rest of the world’

Neil Warnock has used a post-match press conference to attack the government’s handling of Brexit negotiations – insisting a clean exit from the EU will be better for Britain “football-wise”, and “in every aspect”. The Cardiff City manager, speaking...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
Pain, regrets and post-tennis plans: Andy Murray on his hardest decision

Pain, regrets and post-tennis plans: Andy Murray on his hardest decision

Andy Murray has been guarding a chronic hip condition for several years, he has revealed in his first major interview since announcing his plans to retire from the game because of injury. Speaking to journalists before what could be his last public...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft grounded

Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft grounded

The world's longest aircraft has been permanently grounded as developers prepare to start work on a new model. The £32m Airlander 10 - a combination of plane and airship - had completed six test flights before it collapsed to the ground in November...

BBC, 00:30 in Regional
 
Gambling addiction: Flaws exposed in online self-exclusion scheme

Gambling addiction: Flaws exposed in online self-exclusion scheme

The head of a scheme designed to help problem gamblers says she is "deeply concerned" after an investigation found people were able to cheat the system. More than 50,000 people have signed up to GamStop, which was launched in April 2018 to...

BBC, 00:35 in Regional
 

Russia loses control of orbiting Spektr-R space telescope

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has admitted that its Spektr-R space telescope is no longer responding to commands transmitted from ground control on Earth. Engineers are now working to try and regain control of the stricken spacecraft, which...

 


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