News archive from 23 January 2016, page 7

Britons set for taste of spring as big freeze hits US

Britons set for taste of spring as big freeze hits US

Britons will bask in unseasonably warm weather of 15C (59F) this weekend - while across the Atlantic 50 million Americans face a massive winter storm expected to dump up to 3ft (90cm) of snow across the east coast. A state of emergency has been...

 
Rail union boss Mick Cash attacks 'scandalous' foreign train contract

Rail union boss Mick Cash attacks 'scandalous' foreign train contract

Unions have branded a decision to hand a £490 million train building contract to Spain a "kick in the teeth". Bombardier's Derby operation was reportedly bidding for the deal to provide 281 vehicles to Arriva Rail North but has lost out to...

 

Steven Moffat calls time on his role as Doctor Who boss

Steven Moffat has quit his role as lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, the BBC has said. He will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. A Doctor Who Christmas special will air later this year, while series 10, Moffat's last,...

 
Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company: WSJ

Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company: WSJ

Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company's electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Zadesky, who...

 
Teenager shot in both legs in west Belfast attack

Teenager shot in both legs in west Belfast attack

A 17-year-old boy has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast. The attack happened at Ardmonagh Parade and was reported to police shortly after 19:00 GMT. The teenager has been taken to hospital for treatment, but his...

BBC, 01:02 in Regional
 
Fears for future of Fort William aluminium smelter

Fears for future of Fort William aluminium smelter

Workers at the aluminium smelter at Fort William have been told that the owners are reviewing its operations. The announcement from Rio Tinto said the review would include its assets in Lochaber. The plant is one of the largest employers in the area....

BBC, 01:02 in Regional
 

Steven Moffat calls time on his role as Doctor Who boss

Steven Moffat has quit his role as lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, the BBC has said. He will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. A Doctor Who Christmas special will air later this year, while series 10, Moffat's last,...

 
Leeds nostalgia: Nightclubs of the past gave “the youth” something to do

Leeds nostalgia: Nightclubs of the past gave “the youth” something to do

When, in 1996, a Leeds nightclub applied to extend its opening hours from 11pm to midnight, council licensing chiefs treated the matter with a great deal of seriousness. Nearby residents were interviewed, there was a site visit and the matter went...

 

Abortion approved for woman badly injured in attack

A woman who suffered brain damage after being attacked is expected to have an abortion soon after a judge in a specialist court gave doctors permission to terminate her pregnancy. Mr Justice Baker ruled an abortion would be lawful because evidence...

 

Scientists hope protein can help in fight against disease

Part of a protein found in breast milk could be used to wipe out certain types of bacteria, scientists have found. The study, by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and University College London, found that the minuscule fragment, less than a...

 

Britons set for taste of spring as big freeze hits US

Britons will bask in unseasonably warm weather of 15C (59F) this weekend - while across the Atlantic 50 million Americans face a massive winter storm expected to dump up to 3ft (90cm) of snow across the east coast. A state of emergency has been...

 

Rail union boss Mick Cash attacks 'scandalous' foreign train contract

Unions have branded a decision to hand a £490 million train building contract to Spain a "kick in the teeth". Bombardier's Derby operation was reportedly bidding for the deal to provide 281 vehicles to Arriva Rail North but has lost out to...

 

Australian Open: Federer wins 300th Grand Slam match

Roger Federer collects tennis records like other people collect "art treasures, exquisite fine jewellery or vintage cars", says Barry Flatman, of The Times. And the Swiss master picked up another one at the Australian Open on Friday,...

The Week, 01:09 in Sport
 

Spurs transfer news: Newcastle Andros Townsend bid scuppered

There are many reasons why Andros Townsend will not be heading to Newcastle this month, four million in fact, after the Magpies offer of £10m for the winger was rejected by Spurs. Tottenham value the England player at £14m, says The Sun, and...

The Week, 01:09 in Sport
 

Liverpool transfer news: West Ham in for Daniel Sturridge

Are West Ham readying themselves for a swoop on Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge? Rumours have grown this week that Hammers gaffer Slaven Bilic is eyeing up the 26-year-old frontman after injuries to Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho. But Talksport...

The Week, 01:09 in Sport
 


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