News archive from 15 May 2018, page 19

Standups on Maxine Peake's Funny Cow: 'It made me proud of everything I've been through'

Standups on Maxine Peake's Funny Cow: 'It made me proud of everything I've been through'

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Rhona Cameron For a long time I felt – like Maxine Peake’s character – that life was easier on stage than off. Funny Cow left me pissed off because I wanted to write that film! But I was moved, too, because so much of its...

 

FTSE LIVE: Attention turns to crucial jobs data as investors seek rate rise clues; Vodafone chief executive...

Investor attention is focused on an update on UK employment due out today. With the Bank of England pulling back from a rate rise this month the race is on to identify when the rise will come. A strong set of jobs data could mean a rise is still...

 
Wayne Rooney to DC United: Sam Allardyce delivers major update on Everton transfer

Wayne Rooney to DC United: Sam Allardyce delivers major update on Everton transfer

Allardyce repeated an earlier claim that Rooney’s potential move to Major League Soccer side DC United was not in his hands. And it looks like there will be an update this week, with Allardyce telling Sky Sports: "It's moved on with his...

Daily Star, 08:13 in Sport
 
Antonio Conte to Arsenal: Chelsea boss urged to take over from Arsene Wenger this summer

Antonio Conte to Arsenal: Chelsea boss urged to take over from Arsene Wenger this summer

That is the opinion of former Gunners star Paul Merson. Wenger will call time on his 22 years at Arsenal at the end of the season and leaves the Emirates outfit sixth in the Premier League. And Conte is expected to be axed after the FA Cup final after...

Daily Star, 08:13 in Sport
 

Coventry's elephant building - is it loved or loathed by the city?

Readers have been having their say on some new plans for Coventry's iconic elephant building - but is it loved or loathed by residents? The controversial building could be transformed into a new community arts space and loft apartments. Designers are...

 
'These tests only measure a little bit of you' – the teachers' letters that go viral

'These tests only measure a little bit of you' – the teachers' letters that go viral

It is a ritual almost as established as the exams themselves, but with the year 6 Sats tests for primary school pupils in England starting this week, it is also that time of year when encouraging notes and messages from schools and teachers get the...

Guardian, 08:19 in Learning
 
Mexico’s education reform controversy becomes focus ahead of presidential elections

Mexico’s education reform controversy becomes focus ahead of presidential elections

It was a flagship policy of Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto: an ambitious reform programme which would revolutionize the country’s education system, improve standards, tame an all-powerful teachers’ union and crack down on rampant corruption –...

Guardian, 08:19 in Learning
 
Downer and Lamb cleared for byelections but no date yet for Super Saturday

Downer and Lamb cleared for byelections but no date yet for Super Saturday

Bill Shorten has said he is “surprised” the Speaker of the lower house has not issued writs and named the date of the five “Super Saturday” byelections, which Anthony Albanese has claimed is an attempt to shield the government from scrutiny. With...

 

Warning after distraction burglary in Kettering

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a distraction burglary in Stamford Road, Kettering. The incident happened between 10.05am and 10.50am on Saturday (May 12) when a man knocked on a woman’s door claiming to be from an electric company...

 

Cash stolen from food outlet in Kettering

Witnesses are being sought after a burglary at a food outlet in Rockingham Road, Kettering. The incident happened between 1am and 9am on Saturday (May 12) when the offender/s used a a tool to jemmy open the front door. A police spokesman said: “Once...

 

Alarm after cavity wall insulation at Wigan home catches fire

Firefighters were forced to cut into the walls of a Wigan home after a householder's insulation caught fire. An investigation is being conducted after the alarm was raised in a two-storey extension at a home in Chapel Street, Pemberton, which was...

 

Experimental drug offers hope of inhaler cold cure

0 Have your say A long-awaited cure for the common cold may be in sight after scientists successfully stripped the virus of its armour. Laboratory tests showed how an experimental drug stopped the rhinovirus hijacking a human protein to build the...

 

The new MOT changes coming into force THIS WEEK

The MOT test is getting a major overhaul this week, with new defect types and stricter rules for diesel car emissions. Changes will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and "other light passenger vehicles" according to gov.co.uk Find out when the...

 

Liverpool prepare West Ham raid for Manuel Lanzini in bid to replace Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool have barely missed Philippe Coutinho since he departed Anfield. But the Reds are reportedly lining up a replacement for the Brazilian star. Coutinho departed the Premier League giants back in January. The South American playmaker joined...

 

Liverpool 'want two Real Madrid stars' in sensational Mohamed Salah swap deal

Liverpool have reportedly identified two Real Madrid stars as they look to cash in on in-form Mohamed Salah. Salah has been in fine fettle for the Reds this term, bagging more than 40 goals and scooping the PFA Player of the Year Award. Real are...

 


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