News archive from 16 September 2018

Carolinas face catastrophic flooding as Florence breaks rainfall records

Carolinas face catastrophic flooding as Florence breaks rainfall records

Tropical storm Florence moved slowly down the Carolina coast on Saturday, as officials forecast catastrophic flooding in the region and said at least eleven people had been killed by the giant weather system that is set to plague the area for days...

 

Louis Moult insists Preston North End will keep on fighting after Reading defeat

0 Have your say Louis Moult insists Preston North End’s players will keep on fighting after their latest setback in a tough start to the Championship season. ALSO READ: How they rated - Our marks out of 10 after Preston North End's defeat at home to...

 

Opposition view: McCall salutes Saracens for showing composure at Saints

Mark McCall saluted his Saracens side for their composure after David Strettle's late brace secured a 38-27 Gallagher Premiership victory at Saints. Wing Strettle scored twice in as many minutes late on to seal a bonus-point success, while Alex...

 

Boyd: Saints don't aspire to play like Saracens

Chris Boyd insists Saints are not using Saracens as their template for future success. But the Kiwi boss is impressed with the way the current Premiership champions play to their strengths. Saints were beaten 38-27 by Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on...

 
Dudley Sutton, aka Lovejoy's Tinker, dead aged 85

Dudley Sutton, aka Lovejoy's Tinker, dead aged 85

Actor Dudley Sutton, known to millions as Tinker Dill from TV's Lovejoy, has died aged 85. A veteran of the small and big screen, he starred opposite Ian McShane's roguish antiques dealer in the BBC comedy-drama from 1986 to 1994. Former colleagues...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 
Morrison to announce royal commission into aged care after string of scandals

Morrison to announce royal commission into aged care after string of scandals

The Morrison government will establish a royal commission into the aged-care sector in response to damning incidents of neglect, abuse and negligence in nursing homes across the country. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, says incidences of older...

 

Sign up for Lincolnshire umpire courses

The Lincs ECB Association of Cricket Officials is organising a number of training courses this winter for anyone who would like to find out more about umpiring. Courses will take place at Grantham CC (stage one on October 27 and November 3; stage two...

 

Gawthorpe receives special award to mark 50 years dedication to Liversedge

Liversedge president Bob Gawthorpe has been honoured by the Football Association after 50 years of outstanding service to the club. Mr Gawthorpe joined Liversedge in 1967 from Ossett Albion as player coach and has held almost every role with the club,...

 
London Fashion Week: Why Alexa Chung has 'imposter syndrome'

London Fashion Week: Why Alexa Chung has 'imposter syndrome'

If you're sick of hearing people shout "Alexa!" everywhere you go, it's probably best you steer clear of London Fashion Week. Not because the photographers and journalists are spending the weekend barking at their smart speakers, but because...

BBC, 00:48 in Art & Culture
 

Theresa May 'irritated' by leadership speculation

Theresa May has said she gets "irritated" by the ongoing speculation over her position as prime minister. In an interview to mark the six-month countdown to Brexit, Mrs May told the BBC the debate should be about the country's future rather...

BBC, 00:50 in Regional
 

Huge fire at Sheffield recycling plant

A huge fire has broken out at a recycling plant in the Darnall area of Sheffield tonight, Eight fire engines are tackling the blaze at Fletchers Plant Ltd, on Clement Street. Residents in the area are being urged to keep their windows and doors...

 
Mark's epic bike challenge less than a year after stem cell transplant

Mark's epic bike challenge less than a year after stem cell transplant

Mark Nicholas is getting back in the saddle for charity – almost a year after undergoing a life-saving stem cell transplant. Mark was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in May 2016 and, when prolonged treatment wasn’t successful, he...

 

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Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'

Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'

Patients are facing delays in diagnosis because of severe shortages among pathology staff, according to a report seen by the BBC. A survey by the Royal College of Pathologists found only 3% of the NHS histopathology departments that responded had...

BBC, 01:22 in Regional
 


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