News archive from 19 June 2018

Man shot in the leg as armed police swarm North Liverpool after two major incidents

A man was shot in the leg as armed police swarmed North Liverpool in two separate incidents tonight. Officers were called to reports of shots being fired on Maryport Close on the Grizedale estate in Everton just hours before a 20-year-old man was...

 

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How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this?...

 

Saudi Arabia players land safely at Rostov after plane caught fire in mid-air

Saudi Arabia’s plane has landed safely despite a terrifying incident when it caught fire during their flight to Rostov-on-Don for the World Cup game against Uruguay on Wednesday. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation posted a statement on Twitter...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
Deaths of mentally ill rough sleepers in London rise sharply

Deaths of mentally ill rough sleepers in London rise sharply

Deaths of rough sleepers with mental health problems have risen sharply over the last seven years, prompting concern that specialist services are not reaching those who need them. Research released on Tuesday by the homeless charity St Mungo’s shows...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 

Former Millbridge teacher dies at 95

A FORMER teacher at Millbridge Upper Senior School has died at the age of 95. Harry Hall died on Christmas Eve in Redditch Hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of Frank and Alice Hall of Roberttown. Frank was, for many years, general manager...

 

View across the valley is a stunner

OUR panoramic journey from Littletown to Heckmondwike continues this week and centres on Millbridge. Part four of our series of five photographs shows Valley Road and a row of old cottages in the foreground. Behind them is the pond belonging to...

 
Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead in Florida, authorities say. The 20-year-old Floridian, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shopping for motorcycles when a gunman reportedly ran up to his vehicle and shot him, according to TMZ. His...

 
Regulator condemns ‘beast from the east’ water supply failings

Regulator condemns ‘beast from the east’ water supply failings

Households could be in line for much higher compensation payouts when their water is cut off following a damning watchdog report into supply failures during the “beast from the east” weather events this year. Ofwat said multiple failings by privatised...

Guardian, 00:30 in Business
 
Susanna Reid: I've had enough of men telling me about feminism

Susanna Reid: I've had enough of men telling me about feminism

Susanna Reid has said she has received hate mail from male feminists who blamed her for her Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan’s criticism of the Women’s March. “It wasn’t women who were criticising me, it was the men,” she told the Radio...

Guardian, 00:36 in Showbiz
 
University chiefs to be forced to justify pay

University chiefs to be forced to justify pay

University leaders are to be required to provide full details of their pay package and justification for it under new rules aimed at increasing transparency and addressing disquiet about excessive vice-chancellor pay. The new universities’ regulator,...

Guardian, 00:37 in Learning
 
Water firms failed customers during 'Beast from the East'

Water firms failed customers during 'Beast from the East'

Some of the UK's biggest water companies did not properly support customers during this winter's Beast from the East snow chaos, causing "significant hardship", Ofwat has said. The regulator said more than 200,000 customers were left without...

BBC, 00:37 in Regional
 

Why is the St George’s flag controversial - and is it legal to fly it?

England play their first match of the 2018 World Cup today - but not everybody is choosing to wave the St George’s flag. The red and white cross remains divisive, and police are discouraging England supporters from showing it off in Russia amid fears...

The Week, 00:37 in Auto
 
Teenager arrested over fatal north London stabbing

Teenager arrested over fatal north London stabbing

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death near a tube station in north London. Edmond Jonuzi, 35, was found with serious injures on Green Lanes near Turnpike Lane station on the evening of Saturday 9 June. He...

 
Spain to exhume Franco's remains and turn site into place of 'reconciliation'

Spain to exhume Franco's remains and turn site into place of 'reconciliation'

Spain’s new Socialist government is determined to remove the remains of Francisco Franco from a vast mausoleum near Madrid and turn it into a place of “reconciliation” for a country still coming to terms with the dictator’s legacy. “There already...

 


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