News archive from 18 July 2018, page 11

Former Olympian daubed ‘whore’ in pig’s blood after Tory peer lover cheated

Former Olympian daubed ‘whore’ in pig’s blood after Tory peer lover cheated

A former Olympic showjumper used pig’s blood to daub ‘whore’ and ‘big dick lord’ inside a Tory peer’s house after she found he had cheated on her, a court has heard. Lizzie Purbrick, 63, admitted using a key to enter the south London home of...

Metro, 23:09 in Hot News
 

World Cup worst Team of the Tournament: Neymar, Caballero, Sanchez – who had a shocker?

France were crowned World Cup winners after a 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow, bringing to an end a superb month of football. The likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe were in scintillating form as Les Bleus secured their second title, but...

 
Fans are not happy with the new price of Manchester United kits

Fans are not happy with the new price of Manchester United kits

After the inspiring heroics of the World Cup, football fans have come back to earth with a bump after the prices of Premiership kits were revealed. Manchester United’s home kit is the most expensive ever with the shirt, shorts and socks costing fans...

Metro, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Silent 999 call 'myth must be debunked', review says

Silent 999 call 'myth must be debunked', review says

The "urban myth" that silent 999 calls will bring help must be debunked, a report into a woman's murder has said. Karen Catherall, 45, from Gwernaffield, Flintshire, was strangled by a man she met on the Plenty of Fish dating site in...

BBC, 23:09 in Regional
 
Inquest criticises police over London killing of Dutch academic

Inquest criticises police over London killing of Dutch academic

An inquest jury has criticised police failings over the killing of the academic Dr Jeroen Ensink, who was stabbed by a stranger suffering from psychosis as he posted cards announcing the birth of his daughter. Returning a narrative verdict of unlawful...

 
Ukip councillor’s casual 999 call made minutes after he killed his wife

Ukip councillor’s casual 999 call made minutes after he killed his wife

This is chilling 999 call a former Ukip councillor made admitting he had killed his wife, telling the operator: ‘Bit of a bizarre situation but you know… nevermind.’ Stephen Searle strangled his wife of 45 years after she discovered he was having an...

Metro, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Are Donald Trump and Theresa May really committing treason?

Are Donald Trump and Theresa May really committing treason?

‘If it prosper,” wrote the Elizabethan courtier John Harington, “none dare call it treason.” They dare now. After Donald Trump cooed that “President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial” that Russia had interfered in his election, the...

 

Lebanese activists angry after assaulted Kenyan is deported

Campaigners in Lebanon have condemned the country’s “oppressive” treatment of migrant workers after a Kenyan woman who was the victim of a “mob attack” was deported. Footage of the assault, which took place in a suburb of Beirut on 17 June, went viral...

 
Government defeats rebel Tory move to keep Britain in EU customs union

Government defeats rebel Tory move to keep Britain in EU customs union

Theresa May has defeated a rebel Tory move which could have forced her to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU. The Prime Minister was saved from a humiliating reverse after MPs backed the government by a margin of just six votes, rejecting the...

Metro, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series

Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series

A TV adaptation of Batwoman is to become the first live-action superhero series with an openly gay lead character. The show is being developed for the US channel, the CW, adding to the network's collection of shows based on DC comics characters....

BBC, 23:09 in Art & Culture
 
Odds on Donald Trump being impeached shorten sharply after Putin statement

Odds on Donald Trump being impeached shorten sharply after Putin statement

A bookmaker is offering 2-1 odds on Donald Trump being impeached in the wake of Tuesday’s emergency statement on his meeting with Vladimir Putin. The Irish company, Paddy Power, narrowed the odds on the president being ousted from 8-1 to 2-1 in the...

Metro, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Cashless welfare card's effectiveness unclear, auditor general says

Cashless welfare card's effectiveness unclear, auditor general says

The government will push ahead with the expansion of its cashless welfare card trials, despite the auditor general finding it was unclear whether the program was actually reducing social harm. An auditor general’s report published on Tuesday found it...

 
Here’s an easy way to split the cost of summer

Here’s an easy way to split the cost of summer

Summertime is glorious isn’t it? Picnics, barbecues and beers in back gardens, festivals, football, gigs and road trips. It can also be quite expensive – beers and barbecue don’t buy themselves, after all. Often, despite promises of shared costs and...

Metro, 23:09 in Lifestyle
 
Chelsea consider re-signing Petr Cech from Arsenal as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement

Chelsea consider re-signing Petr Cech from Arsenal as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement

Chelsea are considering a surprise move for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, according to reports. Real Madrid are closing in on a move for Courtois, who has less than a year remaining on his contract with Chelsea...

Metro, 23:10 in Sport
 
Brazil World Cup player's mother freed after being kidnapped

Brazil World Cup player's mother freed after being kidnapped

The mother of the Brazilian footballer Taison, a member of the World Cup squad who plays for the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, was kidnapped on Monday by an armed gang but released within hours after police located their hideout. Security camera...

 


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