News archive from 18 August 2018

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday - but not before attending nuptials in Austria first. A Kremlin spokesman confirmed earlier this week that that Mr Putin would be a surprise guest at the...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 
HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier heads to US to carry first aircraft

HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier heads to US to carry first aircraft

The captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new aircraft carrier, warned journalists before its maiden voyage across the Atlantic not to write anything negative or he would bomb them. It was a joke, but it would have been an empty threat. He could...

 
Talking Horses: the best Saturday tips for Newbury, Ripon and Newmarket

Talking Horses: the best Saturday tips for Newbury, Ripon and Newmarket

Mere inches saved Sir Dancealot (3.35) from being the unluckiest loser at Glorious Goodwood, after he met repeated trouble during the course of the Lennox Stakes. Gerald Mosse’s mount got just enough luck to find a clear run through in the dying...

Guardian, 00:17 in Sport
 
Behind the exodus from US state schools

Behind the exodus from US state schools

The number of children taught at home in the US is steadily growing. What's behind parents' concerns with the education system? As fierce national debate over controversial social justice issues spills into America's public schools, many parents are...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 

Residents "short-changed" by "shoddy" road resurfacing

A number of residents in Graves Park ward were the latest to speak out about “botch job” road resurfacing carried out as part of a city-wide scheme to repair roads. Loose chippings, unfinished work and dug up roads barring paths are just some of the...

 

Can you help? Harrogate couple's desperate appeal in search for lost wedding ring

A Harrogate couple are appealing for support to track down a treasured wedding and engagement ring which were lost in Harrogate this week. The interlinked diamond and emerald rings were in a pink draw-string jewellery bag, together with two eternity...

 
Corbyn to criticise tech firms' media influence in Edinburgh speech

Corbyn to criticise tech firms' media influence in Edinburgh speech

Jeremy Corbyn will use an appearance at Edinburgh television festival to criticise the role of billionaire owners, and large internet companies such as Facebook, in the British media. “A strong, diverse and independent media is a cornerstone of a...

Guardian, 00:30 in Politics
 
UK public backs tough action on plastic waste in record numbers

UK public backs tough action on plastic waste in record numbers

An unprecedented number of people have backed tough action against plastic waste in a government consultation that could pave the way for a series of fiscal measures in the autumn budget. The government will say response is evidence that there is...

Guardian, 00:30 in Politics
 
Nigel Farage hits out at MPs as he joins forces with hard Brexit group

Nigel Farage hits out at MPs as he joins forces with hard Brexit group

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage is to lend his support to a hard-Brexit campaign group, he has said. Farage accused MPs and the Lords of refusing to enact the result of the 2016 EU referendum and said he would join forces with the property tycoon...

Guardian, 00:30 in Politics
 

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Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

With its bold claims of Asian representation, the Hollywood film extravaganza Crazy Rich Asians was destined for intense scrutiny, coming as it does after bitter debates about whitewashing and "yellowface" casting - where white actors...

BBC, 00:35 in World News
 
The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

In 20th Century Australia, nostalgic European immigrants far from home chose unlikely settings to build shrines to old traditions and in the process created Australia's first theme parks. When asked what it was like growing up in Australia's first...

BBC, 00:39 in World News
 
100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books by parodying them using male heroes in poses typically associated with women. She-Hulk has superhuman strength and speed and is one of the most formidable hand-to-hand...

BBC, 00:40 in World News
 

Marchmont House is lovingly restored to its former glory

Accolades keep on coming to the Burge family for the sensitive manner in which they have restored the Grade A listed Marchmont House, at Greenlaw, back to its former glory. A commendation in the 2017 Historic Houses Association/Sotheby’s Restorations...

 
Cases of type 2 diabetes among young people rise 41% in three years

Cases of type 2 diabetes among young people rise 41% in three years

Growing numbers of children and young people are developing type 2 diabetes, a disease usually seen in those aged over 40, in the latest sign of worsening childhood obesity. The number of people aged up to 25 with the condition in England and Wales...

 


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