News archive from 21 August 2015, page 8

Chinese authorities investigate mass fish death near Tianjin explosion site

Chinese authorities have denied that the deaths of thousands of fish near the scene of a catastrophic industrial disaster are linked to last week’s chemical explosions in Tianjin which killed at least 114 people. Photographs showing the surface of the...

 
North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops to be on a war footing, state media says, after an exchange of fire with the South across their heavily fortified border. The KCNA report said Mr Kim declared a "semi-state of...

BBC, 03:29 in World News
 

Chancellor George Osborne's enhanced film tax relief bid gets EU approval

George Osborne's plan to give further tax breaks to Britain's film industry has been given European Union approval. The Chancellor said he hoped the approval of the 25% tax credit would help the UK attract the production of more films like Oscar...

 

David Cameron urges bosses to back apprenticeships plan

David Cameron has restated the importance of apprenticeships to his vision of a "One Nation" Government. The Prime Minister has launched a consultation on the Government's planned apprenticeship levy which force larger employers to fund...

 

Jeremy Corbyn will make Iraq War apology on behalf of Labour if he wins contest

The Iraq War was thrust into the centre of the Labour leadership race after Jeremy Corbyn said he would apologise for the conflict and defended comments comparing Islamic State (IS) to the US military. The surprise frontrunner said if he wins the...

 
Is David Cameron facing a Lords log-jam?

Is David Cameron facing a Lords log-jam?

For the first time a Conservative government does not have a majority in the Lords meaning the Upper House could block key policies. Is David Cameron facing a legislative log jam? In 1945, Clement Atlee's Labour party swept to power on a wave of...

BBC, 03:53 in Regional
 

Andy Murray digs deep to book place in quarter-finals of Cincinnati Masters

The Scot, who beat American Mardy Fish in his previous match, had to battle from a set down against Dimitrov to prevail in three - 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. After levelling at a set apiece, Murray looked to have lost his way when he threw a double fault in his...

 
China factory activity falls to weakest in over six years

China factory activity falls to weakest in over six years

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, shrank at its fastest pace in more than six years in August. The private Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) dropped to 47.1 from 47.8 in July. A figure below 50...

BBC, 04:07 in Business
 
Isle of Man TT star Gary Johnson to return for classic races

Isle of Man TT star Gary Johnson to return for classic races

BROUGHTON'S Gary Johnson will return to the Isle of Man this weekend to take part in the classic TT races. Johnson took part in the event last year, just months after suffering a horrifying crash that left him with multiple injuries. However, he had...

 
Why is the UK still knocking down historic cinemas?

Why is the UK still knocking down historic cinemas?

The number of cinemas in the UK has fallen hugely since World War Two. Is enough being done to ensure historic venues are preserved? The bulldozers are waiting to smash the Futurist. For 70 years the cinema packed in up to 1,000 people a showing,...

BBC, 04:24 in Art & Culture
 

'Regrettable' death of endangered cassowary sparks Queensland review

Queensland’s government is launching an investigation into how it deals with injured cassowaries after the “regrettable” killing of one of the endangered birds. The emaciated female cassowary, found in the Atherton Tablelands, was put down this week...

 

Orry-Kelly: the Australian designer who dressed Hollywood in its golden age

Bette Davis wouldn’t make a film without him; with Marilyn Monroe he had tête-à-têtes and private jokes between takes. Despite this – and perhaps because of his tremendous discretion – Orry-Kelly, the Academy award-winning costume designer born in the...

 
Labour leadership: Corbyn 'would make Labour Iraq apology'

Labour leadership: Corbyn 'would make Labour Iraq apology'

Jeremy Corbyn has said that, if he is elected Labour leader, he will formally apologise on behalf of the party for it taking the country to war with Iraq. Mr Corbyn told the Guardian that Labour would "never again flout the United Nations and...

BBC, 04:38 in Regional
 
Peru approves shooting down of drug smuggling planes

Peru approves shooting down of drug smuggling planes

The Peruvian Congress has approved legislation that allows the country's air force to shoot down small planes suspected of carrying illegal drugs. Peru produces more cocaine than any other country and anti-narcotics agents say most of it is smuggled...

BBC, 04:39 in World News
 
Vintage vehicles to star in Rotherham Show

Vintage vehicles to star in Rotherham Show

Rotherham Show returns in September with a colourful array of arts and crafts, automotive dreams, beauty, passion, excitement and creativity. The popular show takes place in Clifton Park on the weekend of September 12 and 13 featuring the vintage...

 


News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31