News archive from 21 August 2015, page 7

Opinion 'split' over council tax reform

Opinion 'split' over council tax reform

Opinion is split on how to reform local taxation in Scotland, according to a commission looking at alternatives to the council tax. The commission has so far received more than 200 written submissions from organisations and individuals. Two thirds of...

BBC, 02:44 in Regional
 

Kimberley Walsh dazzles in a glittering bodycon dress after another successful performance in new Sweet...

She got off to a flying start on the opening night of her new musical on Wednesday. And Kimberley Walsh's beaming grin was still firmly fixed to her face as she was pictured leaving the Sweet Charity venue in west London after another successful night...

 

TOWIE's Lydia Bright is a vision in classic white jumpsuit as she hits the town after Sweet Charity musical

She's close friends with Sweet Charity's leading lady Denise Van Outen. So Lydia Bright was naturally supporting her pal on the second evening of the 1960s musical revival at London's Cadogan Hall, putting on a glamorous display in a white jumpsuit....

 

SPOILER ALERT: Suspicious Sharon follows Phil Mitchell as he continues to keep Kathy Beale's return a...

She made a shocking return to Albert Square on Monday night's episode of EastEnders, but Kathy Beale was not welcomed in open arms from Phil Mitchell, who proceeded to lock her in The Arches.  It appears Kathy, played by Gillian Taylforth, has decided...

 

Blondes have more fun: Caroline Flack debuts new light-coloured bob and puts on a leggy display in motif...

Her hairstyle is forever changing and Caroline Flack stayed true to form when she stepped out on Thursday evening with yet another new 'do. The X Factor 2015 presenter debuted a new blonde bob before she headed out for a night of fun in London....

 

'I am deliriously happy': Jennifer Aniston reveals how she kept her wedding top secret from even her...

Jennifer Aniston has finally broke her silence on her wedding to longtime boyfriend Justin Theroux. The actress - who is currently starring in the film She's Funny That Way - also revealed how she was able to keep her special day top secret. And when...

 
Maggie Kirkpatrick avoids jail time for child abuse

Maggie Kirkpatrick avoids jail time for child abuse

Australian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick has avoided jail time after being found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage girl in 1984. Kirkpatrick, 74, who starred in the Australian TV drama Prisoner Cell Block H, denied charges of gross indecency with a...

BBC, 02:52 in World News
 

It's called Apophis. It's 390m wide. And it could hit Earth in 31 years' time

In Egyptian myth, Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction, a demon that was determined to plunge the world into eternal darkness. A fitting name, astronomers reasoned, for a menace now hurtling towards Earth from outerspace. Scientists...

 

Brazil's Speaker and a former president face corruption charges

Brazil’s attorney general has filed corruption charges against the Speaker of the lower house of congress and against a senator who was impeached while serving as president in the early 1990s. The attorney general’s office said the Chamber of Deputies...

 

Peru authorises military to shoot down cocaine-smuggling planes

The Peruvian congress voted unanimously on Thursday to authorise military planes to shoot down suspected drug flights, which police say smuggle more than a tonne of cocaine to Bolivia daily. The legislation passed 89-0 and President Ollanta Humala is...

 
Denmark police hunt pair who stole Rodin bust

Denmark police hunt pair who stole Rodin bust

Police in Denmark are hunting for two thieves who stole a small bust by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin from a museum in Copenhagen in broad daylight. The theft of the bronze sculpture happened in July but police have just released CCTV footage of...

BBC, 03:12 in World News
 

Aztec skull trophy rack discovered at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor ruin site

Archaeologists say they have have found the main trophy rack of sacrificed human skulls at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Aztec ruin site. Racks known as “tzompantli” were where the Aztecs displayed the severed heads of sacrifice victims on wooden poles...

 

Rugby World Cup 2015: Michael Cheika reveals Wallabies' 31-man squad

Michael Cheika has unveiled his 31-man squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, with Matt Giteau completing his resurgence in the green and gold with a place on the plane to London, while Stephen Moore has been named captain. Adam Ashley-Cooper and...

Guardian, 03:17 in Sport
 

What do doctors do to our patients when we label them as 'anxious'?

In the dungeons of the hospital, when the nights were interminable, the sofa broken and the bread stale, I got to know a fellow resident who made the nights bearable by regaling us with the details of patients he had to see. Bed two: LOL at risk of...

Guardian, 03:18 in Health
 

First wild grey wolf pack in nearly a century sighted in California

California’s first grey wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a century ago has been spotted in the woods in the northern part of the state, wildlife officials said on Thursday. Related: Wolves in eastern Oregon are returning...

 


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