News archive from 22 September 2018

Talking Horses: Ian Williams holds the Aces in bid to lift Ayr Gold Cup

Talking Horses: Ian Williams holds the Aces in bid to lift Ayr Gold Cup

The ability to go a bit further than six furlongs is a useful asset in a horse seeking to win the Ayr Gold Cup on a testing surface and Aces (3.50) fits the bill on Saturday. Ian Williams’s charge beat 15 rivals over six at Epsom this summer, then...

Guardian, 00:17 in Sport
 

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Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year. In total, 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate - the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced...

BBC, 00:26 in Regional
 
Code-cracking Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Code-cracking Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Computer historians have staged a re-enactment of World War Two code-cracking at Bletchley Park. A replica code-breaking computer called a Bombe was used to decipher a message scrambled by an Enigma machine. Held at the National Museum of Computing...

BBC, 00:26 in Regional
 
Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders

Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders

Ministers have been urged to impose tougher penalties on companies that pay their staff below the minimum wage after it emerged that the government fined companies only £14m in a year when rogue employers underpaid their staff by £15.6m. It is a...

Guardian, 00:30 in Business
 
Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Pop singer, actress and designer Rihanna can add another accolade to her growing list of achievements after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named...

BBC, 00:30 in Art & Culture
 

Patrick Mercer: Our leaders are all at sea over defence and national security

THE party conference season lours darkly over a Brexit-battered electorate. Most, I believe, will find it difficult to find much enthusiasm for junkets funded by us, but designed by politicians, solely for their own and the media’s consumption. But if...

 

David Behrens: Sheffield Council needs lessons in common sense – not mindfulness

IT’S no secret that local authorities these days are strapped for cash, especially in the provision of social care for a population whose average age is increasing by the month. However the reality check one might have expected to accompany years of...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Universal troubles. Little political credit in the bank

LIKE so many policies, Universal Credit was driven by the best of intentions – namely a pressing need to simplify Britain’s welfare system and incentivise the long-term jobless to find meaningful employment and be weaned off benefits. To have done...

 
Wilfried Zaha: Roy Hodgson tells star to keep talking on the pitch after referee complaint

Wilfried Zaha: Roy Hodgson tells star to keep talking on the pitch after referee complaint

The furious Crystal Palace star lashed out last week over the lack of protection he is getting from referees, after scoring the winner at Huddersfield. Earlier Mathias Jorgensen’s studs-up challenge on the 25-year-old’s ankle sparked a furious...

Daily Star, 00:55 in Sport
 
Man City performance disturbing but Paul Pogba absolutely brilliant - PAUL MERSON COLUMN

Man City performance disturbing but Paul Pogba absolutely brilliant - PAUL MERSON COLUMN

That Champions League defeat at home to Lyon on Wednesday night has to be classed as totally unacceptable for a number of reasons. For a start, it was their third successive defeat at the Etihad in Europe’s most prestigious competition and that’s more...

Daily Star, 00:55 in Sport
 
How do you solve catastrophic hyperinflation?

How do you solve catastrophic hyperinflation?

Venezuelans are living through one of the worst hyperinflation episodes ever recorded since the end of World War Two. Prices have hit a new high in August, peaking at 65,000% a year, says Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins...

BBC, 01:01 in Business
 
Maniac: The new James Bond director's experimental Netflix drama

Maniac: The new James Bond director's experimental Netflix drama

If you like to unwind with a formulaic drama that you can half-watch while scrolling through Instagram - and still be able to keep up with the plot - Maniac is probably not for you. Boasting a Hollywood A-list cast led by Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and...

BBC, 01:02 in Art & Culture
 
The night Kevin Keegan sneaked back into Newcastle in a flat cap and overcoat

The night Kevin Keegan sneaked back into Newcastle in a flat cap and overcoat

Kevin Keegan has revealed he felt compelled to enter St James’ Park in disguise when attending a private function at Newcastle United’s home. That brief visit apart, Keegan has not stepped inside the ground he graced as both a player and a coach since...

Guardian, 01:04 in Sport
 
Viewpoint: What India's first newspaper says about democracy

Viewpoint: What India's first newspaper says about democracy

India's first newspaper, founded in 1780, held up a mirror to British rule in India. It can also teach us about how tyrants work and how an independent press can stop them, writes journalist and historian Andrew Otis. Known as Hicky's Bengal Gazette...

BBC, 01:05 in World News
 


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