News archive from 17 August 2016, page 6

Golds for Laura Trott and Jason Kenny make it a perfect 10 between them

Golds for Laura Trott and Jason Kenny make it a perfect 10 between them

The latest victories sweep the engaged couple's gold medal tally into double figures - with the pair now able to boast 10 between them. Trott became the first British woman to claim four Olympic gold medals with her win in the Omnium, while Kenny...

 
Labour would reinstate scrapped student maintenance grants if elected

Labour would reinstate scrapped student maintenance grants if elected

The party would also restore the Education Maintenance Allowance for 16-18-year-olds if it was to win power in the next general election. Labour said the measures would support more than one million young people and increase the number of students...

 
Medics call for new healthcare hubs to ease 'crisis' in A&E

Medics call for new healthcare hubs to ease 'crisis' in A&E

Such a move would help ease the "crisis" currently facing emergency departments, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said. The emergency department should become just one component of these...

 
Always look on the bright side? It's just not natural

Always look on the bright side? It's just not natural

For decades experts have believed it is normal to expect good things to happen in the future and under-estimate the possibility of bad outcomes - a trait known as "irrational optimism bias". But a new study suggests this assumption may be...

 
BHP Billiton slumps to record £4.9bn annual loss

BHP Billiton slumps to record £4.9bn annual loss

The mining giant, which made a near- £1.5billion profit the previous year, was dragged into the red after a £3.8billion impairment on the value of its onshore gas operations in America and a £1.7billion charge relating to the disaster at its Samarco...

 
'Revolving door' system recalling soaring numbers of convicts to prison

'Revolving door' system recalling soaring numbers of convicts to prison

Offenders who are freed to carry on serving their sentence under supervision in the community can be recalled if they fail to comply with the conditions of their licence. Figures show that in June 1995 only around 150 members of the prison population...

 
Pension pot: Our guide how you can avoid withdrawing too much

Pension pot: Our guide how you can avoid withdrawing too much

Under pension freedom rules the over-55s can strip out money when they wish, but need to plan carefully to avoid depleting their funds. Some could see their retirement cash run out in under a decade, so how much should you be taking out?  No...

 
I was just having a laugh with wind-ups, says CBB's Heavy D

I was just having a laugh with wind-ups, says CBB's Heavy D

The Storage Hunters UK star left the Channel 5 lock-up to the sound of boos from the crowd as he met the show's host Emma Willis. The self-confessed 'Boominator' joked around with the audience as he booed back at them. During his post-eviction...

 
Santander savings account to halve interest rate in new blow to savers

Santander savings account to halve interest rate in new blow to savers

Dubbed Britain’s most popular bank account, Santander 123 pays 3 per cent on balances between £3,000 and £20,000 but plans to slash that to just 1.5 per cent, a far harsher cut than expected. This is a blow to savers who have resorted to high-interest...

 
Lancashire v Yorkshire: Roses run chase was ‘bridge too far’ insists Jason Gillespie

Lancashire v Yorkshire: Roses run chase was ‘bridge too far’ insists Jason Gillespie

0 Have your say JASON GILLESPIE last night defended Yorkshire’s tactics after his Lancashire counterpart Ashley Giles said that he was surprised they did not make more of an effort to go for the win. Set 367 from a minimum of 71 overs, Yorkshire were...

 

I was just having a laugh with wind-ups, says CBB's Heavy D

Heavy D said he was "having a laugh" when questioned about his "antagonising" behaviour in the Celebrity Big Brother house, as he became the fourth contestant to be evicted. The Storage Hunters UK star left the Channel 5 lock-up to...

 
Lancashire v Yorkshire: Roses run chase was ‘bridge too far’ insists Jason Gillespie

Lancashire v Yorkshire: Roses run chase was ‘bridge too far’ insists Jason Gillespie

0 Have your say JASON GILLESPIE last night defended Yorkshire’s tactics after his Lancashire counterpart Ashley Giles said that he was surprised they did not make more of an effort to go for the win. Set 367 from a minimum of 71 overs, Yorkshire were...

 
Roberto Di Matteo provides updates on Aston Villa duo Joleon Lescott and Gabby Agbonlahor

Roberto Di Matteo provides updates on Aston Villa duo Joleon Lescott and Gabby Agbonlahor

Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that Joleon Lescott is actively seeking to leave Aston Villa after being told he is not part of the manager's plans. Di Matteo has reportedly agreed to let Lescott leave for free, but no clubs have been forthcoming for...

 
Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo on Pierluigi Gollini and THAT equaliser

Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo on Pierluigi Gollini and THAT equaliser

Roberto Di Matteo has refused to blame young goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini for Aston Villa's late surrender to Huddersfield Town tonight. The goalkeeper's mistake meant Villa had to settle for a point in a match that they largely dominated, but only...

 

Joe Joyce shows he is light on his feet as heavyweight celebrates his points win over Bakhodir Jalolov

Big Joe Joyce celebrated his winning of Britain’s third medal in the Olympic ring with one of his trademark gymnastic manoeuvres. The crowd in Pavilion 6 at Riocentro loved it. Almost as much as they were in awe of the clubbing power of the latest...

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