News archive from 20 December 2018

Preston North End squad knows rotation is not an option over Christmas

Alex Neil is hoping his stretched Preston North End squad can carry the load of a hectic Christmas and New Year period. The in-form Lilywhites start a run of four games in 10 days when they head to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday on...

 
Aaron Finch set to be fit for MCG Boxing Day Test against India

Aaron Finch set to be fit for MCG Boxing Day Test against India

Aaron Finch’s healing powers have him ready to play in the Boxing Day Test but he’s not expecting similar miracles from the MCG pitch. Finch was in good spirits as Australia’s squad departed Perth on Wednesday, having defeated India in the second Test...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Dele Alli’s best moments are when he sees it and plays it, circuits whirring

Dele Alli’s best moments are when he sees it and plays it, circuits whirring

It is easy to forget that Dele Alli is still only 22, such have been the vicissitudes of a career that has seen him ease through the incredulous highs and lows of two England tournaments and during which his own levels have veered between a...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Cops and coastguard in emergency callout after reports of missing person at Queensferry Bridge

Cops and coastguard in emergency callout after reports of missing person at Queensferry Bridge

Police have been scrambled to the Queensferry Bridge tonight after reports of a missing person. Officers from Police Scotland and coastguard crews from the RNLI launched at around 8.30pm in the River Forth after reports of a missing person. The RNLI:...

 

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The Christmas present that could tear your family apart

The Christmas present that could tear your family apart

This Christmas it's likely that more people than ever before will spit into a tube, or swab some cheek cells and send the result off for DNA analysis. Millions in the US have already done it, and the craze is spreading. But what happens when you find...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 

Rumour Mill: Rangers to lose out on key target? | Hibs to sign midfielder | Ibrox flop finds new club

Crystal Palace are interested in Rangers target Dominic Solanke, Hibs are set to sign midfielder Tommy Block, and Umar Sadiq has found himself a new club. READ MORE - Celtic: 10 strikers Brendan Rodgers could sign in January Levein admits failure to...

 
Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

Police officers carrying Taser electronic weapons are almost 50% more likely to use force and also more likely to be assaulted, a study has found. Stun guns were de-holstered nine times during the year-long University of Cambridge study involving City...

 
Is the tradition of Christmas tipping still going strong?

Is the tradition of Christmas tipping still going strong?

To some, slipping a note or two into the hands of the postie or the refuse collector at Christmas time is second nature. But others have never heard of it. The tradition of the "Christmas box" sees people give cash or small gifts to those...

BBC, 00:20 in Regional
 
When is a sale actually a sale?

When is a sale actually a sale?

First it was the High Street, now it's online as well: retailers are desperate to attract consumers by offering huge discounts. There's talk of clothing firms slashing prices to jumble-sale levels in a bid to shift their stock. The perception is that...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 
Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned. Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 
Man Utd transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be handed £50m spree in January

Man Utd transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be handed £50m spree in January

Solskjaer takes his first training session today as United caretaker boss following Jose Mourinho’s sacking after two-and-a-half years in charge. He said: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. **PREDICT...

Daily Star, 00:26 in Sport
 

Car smashes into takeaway window after major crash with two other vehicles

A car has smashed through the front of a takeaway after a collision with a van and another car. Emergency services were called to Rice Lane, at the junction with Rawcliffe Road and Fazakerley Road, at around 10pm tonight to reports that three vehicles...

 
What's the UN global compact on migration?

What's the UN global compact on migration?

A new UN pact on global migration is proving highly controversial across Europe. Supporters of the agreement say it will foster co-operation and improve the handling of millions of migrants but critics fear it will encourage more illegal migration....

BBC, 00:32 in World News
 
5,000 jobs could be created at huge new business park by A63

5,000 jobs could be created at huge new business park by A63

More than 5,000 jobs could be created at a new business park near Hull. Property developer Wykeland Group has bought more than 200 acres of land next to the existing Meltonwest Business Park – close to the A63 – and hopes to create a £200m site. If...

 


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