News archive from 15 December 2018

Man Utd should be EMBARRASSED by Liverpool, they're MILES behind - PAUL MERSON COLUMN

Man Utd should be EMBARRASSED by Liverpool, they're MILES behind - PAUL MERSON COLUMN

But the really bad news for United fans is that Liverpool could actually win the title this season. They are playing at that kind of level. I honestly can’t believe, over the course of three years, how massive the gap has got between the two clubs....

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

'The infamous Celtic Park': Austrian press react to Red Bull Salzburg's victory over Celtic

The Austrian press have been reacting to Celtic's defeat to Red Bull Salzburg, praising both the home atmosphere and the visitors' performance. Football website Abseits - translating as 'offside' - suggested that Celtic were unable to keep up with Red...

 
Talking Horses: Frodon can bag Gold Cup prize on big day at Cheltenham

Talking Horses: Frodon can bag Gold Cup prize on big day at Cheltenham

The BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November is often the best guide to the big handicap chase at the December meeting, even if the former is staged on the old course at the home of jumps racing while the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup is on the new. It...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Nigeria's military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children's agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this came after "extensive deliberations" during emergency talks with Unicef...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 
How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon

How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon

In the dying days of the Soviet Union, Russians used humour to escape the bleak reality of economic stagnation, food shortages and long queues. Political satire flourished on TV in the form of latex puppets during the 1990s, but it was quickly slapped...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 
North Korea's high-tech pursuits: Propaganda or progress?

North Korea's high-tech pursuits: Propaganda or progress?

North Korea often flaunts its military hardware but of late, it appears to be making progress in developing civilian technologies - or at least is claiming to be. As with most things in the country, it is difficult to verify these claims, but it is...

BBC, 00:25 in World News
 

Petition over palm tree demand

A restaurant owner says he could have a fight on his hands after planning chiefs ordered him to take down three light-up palm trees in his car park. More than 1,000 people have signed a petition against a Kirklees Council demand that Shama owner Billy...

 

Suggestions sought for time capsule project

WHAT would you choose to put into a time capsule that represented the year 2005? The Guardian and Herald and the area trade co-ordinator Keith Joplin are running a competition for one adult and one child to win the chance to put an item of their...

 
Newcastle man charged with planning act of terror

Newcastle man charged with planning act of terror

A man has been charged with planning an act of terrorism. The 33-year-old from the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later. He was arrested in Arthur's Hill on Tuesday and taken to a police station in...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 
'Extinction is not an option': the $1bn push to save orcas in Washington

'Extinction is not an option': the $1bn push to save orcas in Washington

Five months after twin tragedies cast a spotlight on the state’s ailing orcas, Washington plans to spend more than $1bn to stave off extinction. If enacted, a proposal from the governor, Jay Inslee, would knock down two dams, repair habitat and place...

 
UN urged to seek Australia-based Hakeem al-Araibi's freedom from Thai jail

UN urged to seek Australia-based Hakeem al-Araibi's freedom from Thai jail

Supporters of the Australia-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi have petitioned the United Nations to seek the young footballer’s freedom from a Thai jail cell, where he awaits extradition to Bahrain over a conviction he says is politically motivated....

 

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Poor transport and bad traffic stymies region, admits Government advisor

Economic initiatives in Yorkshire are likely to be “stymied” by the region’s poor public transport and its congested roads, the head of the Government commission set up to advise on infrastructure challenges has admitted. Sir John Armitt, who chaired...

 

David Behrens: Seeds of Tories’ self-destruction were planted by Margaret Thatcher

THE chaos in Downing Street this week is the consequence of a catastrophic series of missteps from which no one emerges with any credit – and which questions fundamentally the competence of those in power to govern us. Everything that could have gone...

 


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