News archive from 19 March 2017, page 9

Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon

It was a week of politics no one saw coming - first Nicola Sturgeon's fresh bid for a Scottish independence vote, second Theresa May's response of "not now". Here, I reflect on the actions of two normally cautious political leaders taking...

BBC, 03:27 in Regional
 
Xbox Scorpio news: New games won’t ruin current machines, PS4 Pro facing major 4K specs

Xbox Scorpio news: New games won’t ruin current machines, PS4 Pro facing major 4K specs

While we know that Microsoft have no current plans to offer exclusive games for the Xbox Scorpio, we do know that the console will look to offer upgraded 4K gameplay over the base Xbox One - much like the PS4 Pro. Being touted as the most powerful...

 

A hard act to swallow: Pill that's really a thermometer could improve survival rates for frail people with...

A new mini-thermometer that patients can swallow like a pill could improve survival rates in hospitals. The e-Celsius is a wireless gadget the size of a typical drug capsule that acts as an early-warning system when a person’s temperature rises or...

Daily Mail, 03:28 in Health
 
British actors compete against global stars at Empire Awards

British actors compete against global stars at Empire Awards

The ceremony, which celebrates the most impressive titles and cast members across genres, will take place at London's Roundhouse on Sunday. La La Land stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have been tipped for top awards, along with Casey Affleck, Ryan...

 
Jennifer Hudson picks favourite Mo Adeniran for The Voice UK semi-finals

Jennifer Hudson picks favourite Mo Adeniran for The Voice UK semi-finals

In Saturday's episode of the ITV talent contest, the coaches each chose one of their team's three singers to go on to the semi-finals, leaving the final two to the public vote. First up was will.i.am who took a characteristically long time to choose...

 
National Trust bid to save species by creating thousands of acres of new habitat

National Trust bid to save species by creating thousands of acres of new habitat

The National Trust has outlined plans to create tens of thousands of acres of new natural habitat on its land to help save dwindling species such as cuckoos and water voles. Important and threatened habitats such as lowland meadows, woodlands,...

 
BBC apologises for 'what is the right punishment for blasphemy?' tweet

BBC apologises for 'what is the right punishment for blasphemy?' tweet

BBC Asia has apologised after it posted the question “what is the right punishment for blasphemy?” on its Asian Network Twitter account. The tweet was intended to promote a debate about about blasphemy on social media in Pakistan with presenter Shazia...

 
Gunnar Nelson eyeing welterweight division's elite after submission win over Alan Jouban

Gunnar Nelson eyeing welterweight division's elite after submission win over Alan Jouban

Iceland native Nelson defeated Brahma in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 107 at the O2 Arena in London. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert dominated the contest from the outset with his crisp striking and fluid movement. Meet UFC's sexiest Octagon...

Daily Star, 03:43 in Sport
 
Manus Island detainees riot over new food distribution system – reports

Manus Island detainees riot over new food distribution system – reports

A riot has reportedly erupted between guards and refugees in the kitchen and dining area of the Manus Island detention centre, following complaints of taunting by security guards. Detainee Behrouz Boochani, a journalist and an Iranian refugee, said...

 

RBS steps up settlement bid with Shareholder Action Group

Royal Bank of Scotland has stepped up efforts this weekend to reach an out-of-court settlement with thousands of former investors who claim they were misled in the bank’s £12 billion cash call in 2008. It is understood the bank’s lawyers have resumed...

Scotsman, 03:48 in Business
 
Michael Gove: criticising Mark Carney is seen as 'thought crime'

Michael Gove: criticising Mark Carney is seen as 'thought crime'

Michael Gove has become the latest senior Conservative to criticise the governor of the Bank of England, accusing Mark Carney of being intolerant of criticism and lacking in humility. Gove compared Carney to the Chinese emperor Ming whose “person was...

Guardian, 03:50 in Business
 
Tillerson says Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China

Tillerson says Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday that President Donald Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China and the opportunity for a visit in the future. Xi said he was glad to see good progress...

 
Egypt's Sisi to visit Washington in first week of April - newspaper

Egypt's Sisi to visit Washington in first week of April - newspaper

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington during the first week of April at the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday. The trip will be Sisi's...

 
Food and drink exports from Scotland hit record high

Food and drink exports from Scotland hit record high

Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which...

BBC, 04:02 in Regional
 
UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson - Five things we learned

UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson - Five things we learned

Jimi Manuwa's next fight should be for the light-heavyweight title Jimi Manuwa has put himself on the brink of becoming only the third Brit to fight for a UFC title. Manuwa staked his claim for a shot at the UFC light-heavyweight crown in emphatic...

Daily Star, 04:03 in Sport
 


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