News archive from 18 November 2018

Euan McColm: Can’t trust confidence tricksters to oust May

How fitting it was that, as they moved in for the kill on Prime Minister Theresa May, the jackals of the Tory right couldn’t get their story straight. They have form for this, after all. Conservative Brexiteers and their fellow travellers blithely...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

The Big Interview: former Virgin Money chief Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Best known for her tenure as chief executive of Virgin Money, Jayne-Anne Gadhia was one of the most powerful women in banking, squaring up to the Square Mile on issues such as sexism, and questionable strategies that helped bring rival lenders to...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees

Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees

Students in England are being promised the option of "accelerated" two-year degree courses, saving 20% on tuition fees compared with a three-year course. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed plans for universities to be able to...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 

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The streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?

The streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?

Last year Disney put Netflix on notice, announcing it would launch its own streaming services and end distribution agreements with the online video giant. The move was yet another warning that the world of streaming television, where Netflix had long...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Alcohol reduction strategy sets sights on young people

The Scottish Government will set out their Alcohol Framework next week with almost half of the plan’s 20 actions aimed specifically at protecting young people. Nicola Sturgeon will address the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC) which will...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Hot News
 
Man Utd news: £60m Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford lined up as David De Gea successor

Man Utd news: £60m Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford lined up as David De Gea successor

The Red Devils’ fear they will lose Spain’s No.1 is growing as he continues to refuse to commit to a new long-term deal. De Gea’s current contract has less than a year left to run. While Manchester United have the option to extend it by a further 12...

Daily Star, 00:24 in Sport
 
'Stolen friend': Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue

'Stolen friend': Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue

Prominent among the eclectic hoard of treasures in London's British Museum is the imposing figure of Hoa Hakananai'a, a four-tonne basalt statue from the Chilean Pacific territory of Rapa Nui - named Easter Island by European explorers. The statues,...

BBC, 00:28 in Regional
 
Dream job: ‘My 9-to-5 is a US road trip’

Dream job: ‘My 9-to-5 is a US road trip’

Many people dream of taking control of their working life. Leo Millward has done just that, by turning it into an American odyssey. "I'm extremely fortunate to be born at a time when technology has lent itself to having this particular working...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
Ireland’s 113-year wait over as O’Mahony and Marmion make magic

Ireland’s 113-year wait over as O’Mahony and Marmion make magic

In the minutes before kick-off, the All Blacks’ Steve Hansen handed over a wodge of notes to Ireland’s coach, Joe Schmidt. What was it Steve? A card? A letter? A contract? No, Hansen explained later, it was €760. He had needed a few extra tickets for...

Guardian, 00:34 in Sport
 
Harwich WW1 U-boat surrender marked with willow model

Harwich WW1 U-boat surrender marked with willow model

A model U-boat has been created to commemorate the mass surrender of Germany's submarines on the Essex coast at the end of World War One. More than 160 U-boats surrendered at Harwich in November 1918, at one point stretching in a line two miles (3km)...

BBC, 00:41 in Regional
 
Luton Town 'illegal' women's football player identified

Luton Town 'illegal' women's football player identified

The nephew of a footballer pictured at an "illegal" women's match in 1935 has said he feels "proud" of her. Mervyn Lammiman spotted Laura Wiltsher in a photo discovered by Luton Town's historian, showing women's matches at the...

BBC, 00:41 in Regional
 

Rotherham child sex grooming gang jailed for 101 years 

Seven men who groomed and sexually abused South Yorkshire girls as young as 13 were jailed for a combined total of 101 years just a few minutes ago.  The five victims were finally given justice this afternoon, when Judge Sarah Wright jailed Mohammed...

 
Florida sues drugstores Walgreens and CVS for alleged role in opioid crisis

Florida sues drugstores Walgreens and CVS for alleged role in opioid crisis

Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. The state attorney general, Pam...

 


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