News archive from 18 June 2016, page 7

Popular Tractor Fest ploughs its way to a new event record

Popular Tractor Fest ploughs its way to a new event record

0 Have your say Newby Hall’s Tractor Fest has reported another record-breaking weekend with 1,500 exhibits and more than 10,000 visitors attending the annual vintage engine event. And the exhibitors celebrated HM The Queen’s birthday on Saturday with...

 

Investors back rivals Uber and Didi, raising eyebrows

SAN FRANCISCO Ride-hailing companies Uber and Didi have brought many new dimensions to the startup industry, such as making billion-dollar-plus funding rounds routine. Now, they have added another to the list: sharing big investors who are backing...

 
How I collected 25,000 vintage Indian matchboxes

How I collected 25,000 vintage Indian matchboxes

I have been collecting matchboxes seriously since 2012. My sources include collectors all over the world, dealers, auctions, flea markets, and just about any place I can think of. The accumulation, as I like to call it, includes all kinds of material...

BBC, 01:14 in World News
 
Man charged with murder of MP Jo Cox

Man charged with murder of MP Jo Cox

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox. West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, 52, has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old.

BBC, 01:15 in Regional
 

Jo Cox murder: Gordon Brown calls for new 'culture of respect'

Gordon Brown has called for a new "culture of respect" to challenge prejudice and intolerance after the murder of Jo Cox. As police investigating the killing of the Labour MP confirmed they were looking at reported links of the suspected...

 

Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

The similarity between Stairway to Heaven and a song that members of Led Zeppelin are accused of copying can be found in music dating back 300 years, a court has heard. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are facing trial in Los Angeles after...

 

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane are the odd couple making it work for Republic of Ireland with Belgium scalp...

Ahead of what could be a defining day in his eclectic career, Martin O'Neill was in waspish form. When he is good, he tends to be very good. Asked about his relationship with his assistant Roy Keane, the Republic of Ireland manager said: 'I wondered...

Daily Mail, 01:24 in Sport
 
SNP officials ordered to negotiate with Brussels to stay in EU no matter how UK votes in Brexit

SNP officials ordered to negotiate with Brussels to stay in EU no matter how UK votes in Brexit

THE Scottish Government are set to negotiate directly with Brussels to stay in the EU if the rest of Britain votes to leave. Nicola Sturgeon , spooked by polls which show the UK heading for the exit door, ordered officials in the SNP administration to...

 

Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

The similarity between Stairway to Heaven and a song that members of Led Zeppelin are accused of copying can be found in music dating back 300 years, a court has heard. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are facing trial in Los Angeles after...

 

Vladimir Putin suggests PM may have called referendum 'to blackmail Europe'

Vladimir Putin has suggested David Cameron may have called a referendum on the EU "to blackmail Europe", in his first major intervention in the Brexit debate. Politicians including Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have speculated that Mr...

 
Man charged with murder of Labour MP Jo Cox

Man charged with murder of Labour MP Jo Cox

Mrs Cox, 41, was attacked in the street outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, at lunchtime on Thursday. West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, of Birstall, has been charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a...

 
Astronaut Tim Peake prepares for touchdown after six months in orbit

Astronaut Tim Peake prepares for touchdown after six months in orbit

A Soyuz space capsule carrying the 44-year-old former helicopter test pilot is due to land on a remote spot on the Kazakhstan steppe at around 10.15am, UK time. With him will be Principia mission crewmates, US Nasa astronaut Colonel Tim Kopra and...

 
Vladimir Putin suggests PM may have called referendum 'to blackmail Europe'

Vladimir Putin suggests PM may have called referendum 'to blackmail Europe'

Politicians including Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have speculated that Mr Putin would relish a Brexit as a way of weakening the European Union and allowing Russia greater scope to reassert itself. Asked by the Press Association what his views on...

 
Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

Stairway to Heaven chords date back 300 years, copyright trial told

Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are facing trial in Los Angeles after they allegedly "lifted" the opening guitar riff on their 1971 hit from an instrumental track called Taurus by the American band Spirit. A lawsuit has been...

 
Parents challenge ruling over palliative care regime for boy, 2

Parents challenge ruling over palliative care regime for boy, 2

Mrs Justice Parker said the youngster's life should not be artificially prolonged and gave medics permission to provide only palliative care. But the boy's parents have asked the Court of Appeal to consider the case. Their solicitor, Kavi Mayor, who...

 


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