News archive from 20 November 2015

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BBC, 23:59 in Regional

Aung Sang Suu Kyi meets former general for transition talks

Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker met for key talks to outline howthe country will move from decades of military rule towards democracy after landmark polls this month. Uncertainty surrounds the handover of power in the...


Arsenal transfer news: Alexis Sanchez deal, Nolito release clause to be paid, Alexandre Pato move eyed -...

Arsenal will get back to Premier League business after an emotional international break. The Gunners will visit West Brom on the weekend as they look to keep pace at the top of the Premier League with Manchester City. Arsene Wenger's squad has already...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

1) The Lovren and Skrtel show Manchester City’s encounter with Liverpool on Saturday evening means an inevitable shining of the spotlight on Raheem Sterling but it would be wise for the visitors not to get too wrapped up in the sight of their former...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
Racist admits to vile Twitter slur at SNP minister Humza Yousaf

Racist admits to vile Twitter slur at SNP minister Humza Yousaf

A RACIST has admitted sending a hate-filled message to Scottish Government Minister. Johnathan McAuley, 20, from Huddersfield, sent a tweet to SNP MSP Humza Yousaf calling him a ‘P***’ . He pled guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court to acting in a racially...

Arsenal legend: Liverpool will give Man City star Raheem Sterling grief but he won't care

Arsenal legend: Liverpool will give Man City star Raheem Sterling grief but he won't care

The former Arsenal defender believes the England international will take any criticism in his stride and could be the danger man against his old side. Sterling moved from the Reds to City for £49m in the summer and has impressed for the Premier League...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
Man Utd 16-year-old dubbed the next Ryan Giggs is 'something special' says former coach

Man Utd 16-year-old dubbed the next Ryan Giggs is 'something special' says former coach

Swain, who helped nurture Gribbin during his former role as a Three Lions under-16 and 17 coach, has very high hopes for the midfielder. He's even admitted that the 16-year-old leaves him 'breathless' with his close control and ability to beat...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport

UK to mark centenary of start of battle of Somme with overnight vigils

Overnight vigils will be held at Westminster Abbey as well as in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on 30 June to mark the centenary of the start of the battle of the Somme. The government will announce the full plans to mark one of the bloodiest...


Tom Watson told to make written apology over Lord Brittan comments

Tom Watson should make a written apology to Lord Brittan’s family, and the police were wrong to be influenced by fear of “media criticism and public cynicism” in its handling of a 40-year-old rape allegation against the peer, MPs have said. The...

Guardian, 00:08 in Politics

Budget pressures forcing schools in England to cut staff, survey finds

Budget pressures are pushing more than half of schools in England towards cutting staff, with most preparing for big reductions to balance their books, according to a national survey of school leaders. More than a quarter of the schools surveyed by...

Guardian, 00:10 in Learning

Travel-ban Britons smuggled in lorry to get to syria

Trevor Brooks, also known as Abu Izzadeen, and Simon Keeler were discovered by police on a train heading for Romania on Saturday. One offered a Koran when asked for ID. The pair are subject to a travel ban, so are not allowed to leave the UK without...


Network Rail investment plan has 'staggering' costs, report finds

A damning report by MPs into Network Rail’s aborted five-year investment plan has warned that the public will foot the bill for “staggering and unacceptable” cost increases after the government and industry agreed to pay for work that could never have...

Guardian, 00:16 in Business

Exclusive: West Ham legend reveals how he knew Slaven Bilic would always be a top manager

It was the way he was sat with the rest of the players at the back of the West Ham bus, enjoying a drink and smoking a crafty fag. While other foreign imports brought their scientific principles and clean living to educate the Premier League, Bilic...

Man's lifelong wait for Blue Peter badge

Man's lifelong wait for Blue Peter badge

SOME things are worth waiting for... like a Blue Peter badge. Adam Beasley was eight years old when he penned a poem about Anne Frank which he submitted to the BBC children’s favourite in the hope of winning one of the show’s famous badges. And he...


Couple awarded compensation after tenant problems

A COUPLE have been awarded compensation from Berneslai Homes after it failed to properly conduct checks on a tenant who ended up owing them almost £2,000 in rent. They decided to let out the house in Wombwell, which belonged to a relative who died,...


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