News archive from 21 November 2017, page 1

Jamie Bhatti escapes from the abattoir and the police to international rugby

Jamie Bhatti escapes from the abattoir and the police to international rugby

Jamie Bhatti could have still been in the slaughterhouse or in the police, but instead he seems likely to line up against Australia for Scotland for his first start in this weekend’s third Autumn Test. The 24-year-old has been a full-time player for...

The Courier, 00:03 in Sport
 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Shirley Ballas SLAMMED by relative - but you won’t believe why

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Shirley Ballas SLAMMED by relative - but you won’t believe why

The 57-year-old has nearly completed one season on the BBC hit competition, following the departure of popular head judge Len Goodman last year.  Now, the star has admitted that while it hasn’t been plain sailing, her mother Audrey Rich, 80, has given...

 
Budget: Philip Hammond makes pitch for the youth vote with student loan pledge

Budget: Philip Hammond makes pitch for the youth vote with student loan pledge

An under-fire Philip Hammond will use Wednesday’s Budget to make a pitch for the youth vote as he unveils plans to extend rail discounts and put a halt to student loan overpayments. The proposals, which include the creation of a new 26-30 railcard,...

 
Pope Francis calls for police to show drivers 'mercy'

Pope Francis calls for police to show drivers 'mercy'

Drivers who are caught speeding could now cite the Pope when asking for sympathy from the police. At a meeting with traffic police in Italy, Pope Francis urged them to show "mercy" towards those who break the rules of the road. "Mercy...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 

Root's men ready for Oz showdown

** HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A £1,000 SELCO VOUCHER ** IT’S right up there with the ultimate sporting contests. The prospect of an Ashes showdown, which starts in Brisbane on Thursday, is enough to quicken the pulse of...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
New health ALERT: Statins raise risk of diabetes by 30%

New health ALERT: Statins raise risk of diabetes by 30%

Long-term use of the cholesterol-busting pills was linked with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes of up to 30 per cent. Statins, which cost just a few pence, are the most commonly prescribed drugs in Britain, with six million people taking them. But...

 
Asos to launch its Same Day Delivery service in Leeds today

Asos to launch its Same Day Delivery service in Leeds today

High fashion online retailer Asos ​will launch A​sos​ Instant, its Same Day Delivery option​,​ in Leeds​ today​. ​Asos said t​he move follows a successful launch in London six weeks ago and comes just in time for Black Friday and the festive season....

 

Peter Crouch makes record Premier League substitute appearance as he comes on for 143rd time in Stoke's...

Peter Crouch made a record 143rd Premier League appearance as a substitute when he came on for Stoke against Brighton on Monday night. Crouch's 73rd-minute introduction took him past ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi's tally, set between 2000 and...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Conor McGregor: Oscar De La Hoya issues another challenge to UFC star

Conor McGregor: Oscar De La Hoya issues another challenge to UFC star

Last week, the boxing legend shocked the world by issuing a challenge to the UFC lightweight champion, at the ripe old age of 44. "You know I'm competitive," De La Hoya told Gold Boy Radio. "I still have it in me. I've been secretly...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 
Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi LEAK: New descriptions reveal PLOT SPOILERS?

Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi LEAK: New descriptions reveal PLOT SPOILERS?

With less than a month to go until the release of Star Wars The Last Jedi, much of the plot is still very much under-wraps. However a new set of supposed LEGO set descriptions have leaked, with a couple revealing what could be major scenes in the...

 

Chancellor Phillip Hammond offers cut-price rail fares in a bid to woo young voters

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is to offer cut price rail travel to people aged between 26 and 30. They will become eligible for a travel card similar to the existing young person's rail card, which is available to people aged 16-25 and offers a discount...

 

Police appeal to find missing Coventry football player

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal to try and find a missing man from Coventry . Louis Cureton, 28, is well known on the local football circuit having represented a number of teams in the area. He has been missing since Sunday morning and...

 
G4S orders independent inquiry into immigration centre staff

G4S orders independent inquiry into immigration centre staff

Security firm G4S has commissioned an independent inquiry to review the "attitude and behaviour" of staff at an immigration removal centre it runs. Staff at Brook House were allegedly caught "mocking, abusing and assaulting" people...

BBC, 00:20 in Regional
 

Antoine Griezmann rules out January move as Barcelona and Real Madrid target vows to help Atletico Madrid...

Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann has no regrets about staying at the Liga club despite a difficult start to the season which has seen him booed by his own fans. The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United in the last...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could have 'too much mentality' for Romelu Lukaku says Jamie Carragher as he fears the...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's big ego could cause problems between him and Manchester Unite strike partner Romelu Lukaku, fears Jamie Carragher. Ibrahimovic returned from a seven-month absence due to a knee injury in the second half of United's win over...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 


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