News archive from 15 May 2018, page 11

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Jowell’s huge legacy shames Brexit paralysis

Tessa Jowell never held any of the really big jobs in government, and judging by the tributes from those who knew her, she lacked the thrusting self-belief of Tony Blair’s biggest beasts. She never ran for leader, and despite delivering the Olympics...

Scotsman, 06:46 in Hot News
 

Leader comment: We must resist Russia’s ‘malign’ attack on democracy

Vladimir Putin’s attempt to undermine democracy can be defeated – but only if we remain true to our values. To some ears, the head of MI5’s warning that the Russian Government is engaged in “malign activity intended to undermine our free, open and...

Scotsman, 06:46 in Hot News
 

Darren McGarvey: This will burst your social media bubble

Social media didn’t create the mob – it just provided a new way of shouting, writes Darren McGarvey For those leading the charge, it’s a wholly legitimate ‘call-out’; a pushback against some cabal or conspiracy. Everyone involved no doubt feels a deep...

Scotsman, 06:46 in Hot News
 

Hunger Highway: desperate Venezuelans take hard road to Brazil

Daniel Guerra hit the Hunger Highway at dawn hoping to steal a march on the punishing heat of Brazil’s northern savannah and consign 21st-century socialism to his past. Facebook Twitter Pinterest “Necessity forced me to come,” explained the...

 
Barbara Windsor ‘overwhelmed’ but ‘forgets she was going to reveal Alzheimer’s battle’

Barbara Windsor ‘overwhelmed’ but ‘forgets she was going to reveal Alzheimer’s battle’

Barbara Windsor has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the show of support since revealing she is battling Alzheimer’s. The 80-year-old actress is currently taking medication to manage the disease. Dame Barbara’s friend Jane Moore told Loose Women that she has...

Metro, 06:48 in Showbiz
 

Cannabis growing equipment seized from house in Doncaster

Cannabis growing equipment was seized by police officers following a raid of a house in Doncaster. They stormed a property in High Street, Mexborough, yesterday following complaints from members of the public about the smell of cannabis coming from...

 
Is gun ownership increasing in Australia?

Is gun ownership increasing in Australia?

On Friday, Australia had its worst mass shooting since the nation overhauled its gun control laws more than 20 years ago. The suspected murder-suicide of a family of seven in Western Australia has inevitably revived discussion of the laws, often...

BBC, 06:50 in World News
 
Prince Charles and Camilla fly into Kensington Palace with their luggage for Royal Wedding

Prince Charles and Camilla fly into Kensington Palace with their luggage for Royal Wedding

They’ve spent a week taking in the beautiful sights and sunshine of Athens, Greece. But it’s now time for Prince Charles and Camilla to get down to business, with less than one week to go until the Royal Wedding. The royal couple were spotted arriving...

Metro, 06:50 in Hot News
 
Liverpool ace Dejan Lovren takes swipe at Manchester clubs ahead of Real Madrid final

Liverpool ace Dejan Lovren takes swipe at Manchester clubs ahead of Real Madrid final

The Reds will appear in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in two weeks time in Kiev. It follows an impressive year which has won plaudits for their attacking brand of football, spearheaded by a sensational Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has...

Daily Star, 06:51 in Sport
 

Fun day to take place next month for Northampton youngsters operation fund

The parents of a five-year-old Northampton boy with cerebral palsy are hosting a fun day next month to help raise £60,000 to help him stand and walk unaided. Reception pupil Harry Restall, of Duston, was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy when he...

 

World-famous Northampton architect Will Alsop dies, aged 70

A renowned architect from Northampton who won world acclaim for his bright, avant-garde designs and once saw his plans for a  "cultural mile" in the town turned down on the grounds of expense has passed away. Will Alsop knew he was going to...

 

Dragons' Den-style event pitch nets Northampton entrepreneur £50k for his startup

An aspiring Northampton entrepreneur and two of his friends have secured £50,000 for their app during their university's Dragons' Den-style event. Boateng Opoku-Yeboah, a former Northampton Academy pupil, along with co-founders Tunde Alao and Landon...

 

Northampton security guard awarded for 'extraordinary courage' after apprehending man wielding meat-cleaver

A security supervisor at the bus station in Northampton has received an award after he bravely ushered a man, brandishing a meat cleaver, away from the public. In April last year, security guard Ian Fox was working at Northgate bus station when Gavin...

 
In pursuit of perfection: Cameron Smith a champion in every sense

In pursuit of perfection: Cameron Smith a champion in every sense

Cameron Smith’s time representing Queensland and Australia is over. The captain of the Maroons and Kangaroos shocked the rugby league world on Tuesday by announcing his immediate retirement from all forms of representative football. He retires from...

Guardian, 06:54 in Sport
 

Trinity Leeds cocktail bar applies to council to ‘extend’ its outdoor area

A popular cocktail bar in Leeds city centre has applied to extend its premises. Owners of The Botanist, based in the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, are seeking permission to vary its premises licence. Leeds City Council’s Sub Committee will consider...

 


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