News archive from 18 March 2018, page 15

Warning after mini Beast from the East brings overnight chaos to county roads

Police are warning motorists not to venture out ‘unless absolutely necessary’ after the mini Beast from the East brought more chaos to county roads overnight. Farmers were again the heroes of the night as drifting snow resulted in a number of road...

 
Gigi Hadid and Lewis Hamilton ‘sending flirty texts’ days after Zayn Malik split

Gigi Hadid and Lewis Hamilton ‘sending flirty texts’ days after Zayn Malik split

Gigi Hadid recently announced her split from Zayn Malik after two years together – but the model may have already moved on with another famous face. The Victoria’s Secret star has reportedly been flirting up a storm with Lewis Hamilton, just days...

Metro, 08:45 in Showbiz
 

YouTube legend Keyboard Cat – aka ginger kitty Bento – has died aged nine

YouTube legend Keyboard Cat – who found fame in a string of viral videos – has sadly died aged nine. Bento – to give him his real name – was the replacement for original Keyboard Cat Fatso, who featured in the original YouTube video that went viral...

Metro, 08:45 in Showbiz
 
From Ireland’s win to England’s loss, the Six Nations was settled in Paris

From Ireland’s win to England’s loss, the Six Nations was settled in Paris

The outcome of the 2018 Six Nations was settled in Paris. It was where Johnny Sexton, on the opening weekend, delivered a precious away victory for Ireland four minutes after time was up with a 45-metre drop goal after his side had taken play through...

Guardian, 08:45 in Sport
 
Daniel Ricciardo: ‘Being in the F1 title fight is the minimum I would ask’

Daniel Ricciardo: ‘Being in the F1 title fight is the minimum I would ask’

Always suffused with conjecture and supposition, Formula One’s phoney war will end with the firing of engines in earnest at the Australian Grand Prix next Sunday. Expectations are it will herald another battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian...

Guardian, 08:45 in Sport
 
Adrien Silva: ‘I will never understand Fifa’s decision. We’re talking seconds’

Adrien Silva: ‘I will never understand Fifa’s decision. We’re talking seconds’

Adrien Silva is recalling when he was banned from playing after a Premier League club tried to sign him, only this episode has nothing to do with Leicester City and the deadline-day saga that ended with an international footballer running round a...

Guardian, 08:45 in Sport
 
Few fans and little history but Basaksehir are challenging Turkey’s big three

Few fans and little history but Basaksehir are challenging Turkey’s big three

There was plenty to recognise when, on 2 August, Istanbul Basaksehir beat Club Brugge 2-0 to qualify for the Champions League play-off round. The first goal came when Emmanuel Adebayor, meeting a cross from his erstwhile Arsenal team-mate Gaël Clichy,...

Guardian, 08:45 in Sport
 
Nothing to see here, just some very good doggos celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Nothing to see here, just some very good doggos celebrating St Patrick’s Day

It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day is an excuse for everyone to get razzled. Around the globe yesterday, people from all walks of life were drinking their weight in Guinness and wearing silly hats. And some folk decided to...

Metro, 08:46 in Lifestyle
 
Centre of Syrian city seized - Turkey

Centre of Syrian city seized - Turkey

Turkish-backed forces have taken full control of the centre of Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin, Turkey's president says. "Units of the Free Syrian Army... took control of the centre of Afrin this morning," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The two...

BBC, 08:47 in World News
 
Hero bobby fighting to stop Northumbria Police reviewing his injury payout

Hero bobby fighting to stop Northumbria Police reviewing his injury payout

A hero bobby whose life was ruined when he was attacked by armed robbers is fighting to stop his former force reviewing his payout. David Curry suffered catastrophic head injuries when he challenged the violent trio on Gateshead High Street in 1987....

 
Why MP Laura Pidcock says getting more women into top boardroom jobs doesn't really help

Why MP Laura Pidcock says getting more women into top boardroom jobs doesn't really help

Forget about glossy pictures of women in the boardroom - the real battle for equality is on the factory floor, according to MP Laura Pidcock. Debates about equal pay sometimes focus on the number of women in top management roles. For example, an...

 
Newcastle from above: Aerial pictures from the 1920s reveal striking differences to the city today

Newcastle from above: Aerial pictures from the 1920s reveal striking differences to the city today

The aerial view of Grey’s Monument in Newcastle, taken in 1924, reveals two striking differences to the view today. Given that it was 94 years ago, the traffic-free roads appear bare and the buildings, especially the start of Grey Street, are coal...

 

NOSTALGIA: The bigger one got away

Young Paul Courier did not look all too happy with his catch. The oohs and aahs of encouragement from photographer Pete Spencer couldn’t bring a smile to his face, nor would he say ‘cheese’ for the camera. The reason for Paul’s disappointment? The...

 
No travel unless ‘absolutely necessary’ today as more ‘mini beast’ snow set to cover Britain

No travel unless ‘absolutely necessary’ today as more ‘mini beast’ snow set to cover Britain

People are being warned not to travel anywhere today unless ‘absolutely necessary’ as more snow and ice is expected to hit the UK. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, some homes evacuated and dozens of cars stranded in snow across the country as...

Metro, 08:49 in Hot News
 

Snow Live Birmingham: Traffic travel and weather updates as Beast from the East 2 strikes West Midlands

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now The Beast from the East is back and appears to be worse than expected. The West Midlands has once again woken to a covering of snow. Temperatures dropped...

 


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