News archive from 13 July 2017, page 3

Jayne Dawson: Wiping out your past is easy – just grab a pot of paint

Live in a house long enough and you will erase many past lives. Your children grow, styles change, your stuff gets old fashioned, or it just plain wears out. All these things leave a mark. I could be fanciful and say they mark the very fabric of your...

 

Councils see drivers as wallets on wheels, says the AA

Drivers are being viewed as “wallets on wheels” as three-out-of-five English councils cut their highways budgets despite increases in parking revenue, a study has warned. Some 62% of local authorities have reduced their expenditure on services such as...

 
The Week the Landlords Moved In viewers RAGE at ‘lazy’ property owners

The Week the Landlords Moved In viewers RAGE at ‘lazy’ property owners

The concluding part of the three-episode series saw property magnates moving into the houses they were renting out and attempt to survive on the budgets of their tenants for a week.  This evening saw Birmingham landlord Samuel get a huge shock when he...

 

Calls for independent inquiry over conduct of pervert ex Leeds Lord Mayor and police authority chair

A senior councillor has called for an independent inquiry into the case of a former Leeds Lord Mayor following his conviction and jailing on child pornography offences. The leader of Leeds City Council’s opposition Conservative group Andrew Carter...

 
Alastair Cook missed being England captain at Lord's... but insists he made the right call

Alastair Cook missed being England captain at Lord's... but insists he made the right call

“It was just working out you will never do that again was the only bit,” said the former skipper yesterday. “Aside from that I am happy with my decision. I have done my bit. Now I move on back to being normal.” ‘Normal’ is doing Cook the world of good...

 
Women's World Cup: Natalie Sciver's century sends England to semi-finals

Women's World Cup: Natalie Sciver's century sends England to semi-finals

Sciver’s 129, and 93 from fourth-wicket partner Tammy Beaumont, helped the hosts to a 75-run win over New Zealand at Derby. England had recovered from 52-3 to set a victory target of 285 and once New Zealand captain Suzie Bates was out for 44 and Amy...

 
Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta's long journey to SW19 success

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta's long journey to SW19 success

Clearly her opponent, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, was not buying into the whole experience of a Sunday afternoon by the British seaside, and polite handclaps accompanied her swift exit towards the distant glowing lights of the clubhouse. Jo Konta...

 
UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show

UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show

The number of people applying for UK university places has fallen by more than 25,000 (4%) on last year, data from the admissions service Ucas shows. The figures show a sharp decline in those applying to study nursing courses - down 19% - and a...

BBC, 00:37 in Regional
 
Grenfell survivor was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning

Grenfell survivor was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning

At least one survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning, BBC Newsnight has learned. Medical discharge papers show 12-year-old Luana Gomes was treated for the effects of the highly toxic gas, which may have been released...

BBC, 00:43 in Regional
 
Teacher shortage blamed for 'limited' range of subjects in schools

Teacher shortage blamed for 'limited' range of subjects in schools

Teacher shortages may be limiting the range of subjects available to pupils in schools, according to the Scottish Conservatives. The party claimed that some schools offer a wider choice of Highers than others nearby. It said the disparity is often at...

BBC, 00:43 in Regional
 
Schools need 68,000 extra BME teachers to reflect population

Schools need 68,000 extra BME teachers to reflect population

An extra 68,000 teachers from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds need to be recruited to reflect England's school population, figures show. Just 13% of state-funded school's teachers are currently from a BME background, compared to 27% of...

BBC, 00:43 in Regional
 

Antoine Griezmann returns to Atletico Madrid training after snubbing Manchester United move... as the...

Antoine Griezmann has been welcomed back to Atletico Madrid with open arms after the striker turned down a move to Manchester United this summer.  Griezmann was United's top transfer target but despite admitting a move to Old Trafford was a...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 
Drivers being viewed as 'wallets on wheels' as councils SLASH highways budgets

Drivers being viewed as 'wallets on wheels' as councils SLASH highways budgets

Some 62 per cent of local authorities have reduced their expenditure on services such as road maintenance, street lights and school crossing patrols since 2016/17, according to the AA. But the motoring organisation found that more than 200 councils...

 
RSB: Bank to pay £4.2bn fine over US mortgage scandal – with MORE to come

RSB: Bank to pay £4.2bn fine over US mortgage scandal – with MORE to come

Royal Bank of Scotland agreed the sum with US regulators yesterday to settle a claim that it mis-sold toxic mortgage bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis.  The deal will cost the lender – 71 per cent owned by the taxpayer – £3.65billion after...

 
Finn Balor plays down Bullet Club reunion, but is he turning heel?

Finn Balor plays down Bullet Club reunion, but is he turning heel?

Despite being one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE, Finn Balor has been marginalised in recent months on television. The Irish star returned from an eight month injury absence in March, but was not put on the Wrestlemania card in early April....

Metro, 00:49 in Sport
 


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