News archive from 15 July 2018

Dani Garavelli: May’s trial by Trump almost excites sympathy

You might have thought (hoped) Theresa May’s last joint press conference with Donald Trump in Washington, in January 2017, when the US President dished out put-down after put-down, would have marked the nadir in British-American relations; that...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

The Big Interview: venture capitalist and serial investor Paul Atkinson

Looking back over his career, venture capitalist and serial investor Paul Atkinson highlights the many “twists and turns” on a route spanning everything from engineering and recruitment to assisting some of Scotland’s most high-profile start-ups....

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

Gemskii Moon, 28, missing from Blackpool

0 Have your say A 28-year-old woman is missing from her home in Blackpool. Gemskii Moon was last seen in the Warbreck Drive area at around 5:30pm on Saturday, July 14. She is wearing a black vest top, grey short sleeved shirt and blue denim shorts...

 

GALLERY: A lot of Madness, a few Lightning Seeds, a bit of The Tailormade and quite a few of you!

Check out our selection of photos from today's events in the pastures at Alnwick Castle - do you recognise anyone? The third concert of the week in Alnwick and it just gets better and better! The crowds were bopping along to The Tailormade who...

 
Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard issues Real Madrid come and get me plea

Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard issues Real Madrid come and get me plea

The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu in recents months.  And, with the transfer window in full swing, the Blues ace appears to have urged Real to make a bid.  He told HLN: “After 6 wonderful years at Chelsea it...

Daily Star, 00:44 in Sport
 
Africa's WWI effort recognised in new Tate Modern exhibit

Africa's WWI effort recognised in new Tate Modern exhibit

There have been many events to mark the centenary of World War One - but Africa has seldom rated a mention. Yet as part of the war effort the colonial powers used hundreds of thousands of Africans as porters to carry heavy loads over huge distances....

BBC, 00:45 in Art & Culture
 

BBQ fire at beach in Lytham

0 Have your say Firefighters were called to a small fire at the beach in Lytham today. It came after a family lit a BBQ just off Lytham Green at Central Beach at 7.21pm. In a Tweet a spokesman at Lytham Fire Station said: “Family attempting to light a...

 
Observer killer sudoku

Observer killer sudoku

Click here to access the print version. Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by grey lines. Buy next week’s...

 
Pregnant women are doing it wrong

Pregnant women are doing it wrong

I’ve never been pregnant; I’m a heterosexual male, and barring a sudden major shift in my underlying psychology coupled with a dramatic advancement in gender reassignment surgery, I never will be. I’ve known many pregnant women though. A few years ago...

 
'It's bad here': how One Nation is spooking major parties in Longman

'It's bad here': how One Nation is spooking major parties in Longman

Longman is tired. Or, more specifically, Caboolture – just too far from Brisbane, and not close enough to the next population hotspot, the Sunshine Coast – is tired. The area has always been working class, with its residents earning their living in...

 
Farnborough Airshow: Brexit and bulging order books dominate

Farnborough Airshow: Brexit and bulging order books dominate

The weather forecast may be warm and sunny, but there is still likely to be a cloud hanging over the Farnborough Airshow this week. The show is big event of the year for the aerospace industry. It's where the latest multi-billion-dollar fighters and...

BBC, 00:59 in Business
 

Paid Off: TV show offers to pay off student debt

In the world of TV game shows, people have had their lives changed by winning expensive cars or houses. In 2018 America, a new programme is offering a slightly different - but perhaps as coveted - prize. Your student debt paid off. "It's a...

BBC, 01:02 in World News
 
Why this Bollywood film on middle-age love is unusual

Why this Bollywood film on middle-age love is unusual

A recent Bollywood film about a middle-aged husband trying to woo his unhappy wife drew attention for its subject. The BBC's Vandana Vijay writes about what makes the plot so unusual. The movie, titled Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (In English, it's I love...

BBC, 01:02 in World News
 
The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world

The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world

Record numbers of women are standing for election in countries around the world - changing the global face of politics and bringing gender equality in national legislatures a step closer. Mexico has just elected an equal number of men and women MPs...

BBC, 01:02 in World News
 
'Why I keep my vasectomy a secret'

'Why I keep my vasectomy a secret'

Michael is one of the few African men to have had a vasectomy, but he's ashamed. He tells the BBC how cultural beliefs in Africa make it impossible to talk about the procedure, which some experts believe could provide a solution to the continent's...

BBC, 01:02 in World News
 


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