News archive from 23 July 2018

When good TV goes bad: how Buffy the Vampire Slayer started to suck

When good TV goes bad: how Buffy the Vampire Slayer started to suck

To be clear: Joss Whedon’s 90s supernatural fantasy Buffy the Vampire Slayer was everything. Funny, moving, acute, operatic, intellectual, accessible, crammed with classical and pop-cultural references, innovative in form and content, a pitch-perfect...

 

Fjord escort: a road trip to northern Norway

Oslo has good food, design and culture, but for spectacular scenery, nothing matches the west coast and the north. A drive along the famous coastal road will provide a lifetime of memories and photographs. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Drive north from...

Guardian, 08:12 in Travel
 
Four million Virgin Media customers lose UKTV channels

Four million Virgin Media customers lose UKTV channels

Millions of TV viewers are unable to watch UKTV channels including Dave and Gold after Virgin Media’s removal of the network from set-top boxes on Sunday morning following a business dispute. After months of talks between the firms failed to solve an...

Guardian, 11:35 in Business
 
Italy’s farmers turn to cow dung to save beloved olive trees

Italy’s farmers turn to cow dung to save beloved olive trees

Ciccio Manelli, 81, who owns hundreds of ancient olive trees in the southern Italian province of Brindisi, burst into tears when contemplating the prospect of his precious trees being uprooted. “My life is being destroyed,” he said. “An infected olive...

Guardian, 11:35 in Business
 
Arts experts tell of ‘heartache’ over legal action rift with National Gallery

Arts experts tell of ‘heartache’ over legal action rift with National Gallery

Members of a team of 27 lecturers and art workshop leaders who say that they were sacked by the National Gallery in London have spoken this weekend of the heartache behind their collective legal action against an institution they still love and...

Guardian, 11:35 in Business
 
Man Utd transfer news: David de Gea set for new deal after being 'upset' by Real Madrid

Man Utd transfer news: David de Gea set for new deal after being 'upset' by Real Madrid

United want to keep De Gea and have a new contract ready for him to sign. He’s not yet put pen to paper, but it’s claimed he could now decide to commit his future to the club with Real looking on the brink of completing a deal for Chelsea shot-stopper...

Daily Star, 16:11 in Sport
 

Dog singing Toxic by Britney is video you never knew you needed

There’s so much talent in the canine world. Dogs can herd sheep. They can dance in a circle on Britain’s Got Talent. And now, we have proof that they can also howl seminal pop songs of the early 2000s. Riley here is such a superfan of Britney Spears...

Metro, 16:19 in Hot News
 
Chelsea transfer news: The REAL reason Real Madrid may NOT be able to afford Eden Hazard

Chelsea transfer news: The REAL reason Real Madrid may NOT be able to afford Eden Hazard

Hazard is on Real’s wanted list as they hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement following his switch to Juventus earlier this month. Chelsea will demand top money from Real for Hazard - with an asking price of £200m mooted, which would put the...

Daily Star, 16:11 in Sport
 
Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp gives update on Alisson debut

Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp gives update on Alisson debut

But the Brazilian has been told he will have to wait a little while longer. Alisson will join up with his new teammates at the start of next week for the Reds’ mini training camp in Evian with his debut pencilled in against Napoli in Dublin’s Aviva...

Daily Star, 19:42 in Sport
 
Richarlison to Everton: Medical to take place tomorrow ahead of £50m Watford move

Richarlison to Everton: Medical to take place tomorrow ahead of £50m Watford move

New Everton boss Marco Silva is set to break the bank to reunite with Richarlison at Goodison Park following their brief but successful stint together at Vicarage Road. The 21-year-old scored five times in his opening 12 Premier League matches last...

Daily Star, 19:42 in Sport
 
Men have child abduction convictions overturned as it was just a ‘stupid prank’

Men have child abduction convictions overturned as it was just a ‘stupid prank’

Two men have had their convictions for attempting to abduct a boy overturned after a judge ruled it was nothing more than a ‘stupid prank’. Tariq Alsamaan and Carlton Tebbs had no ‘sinister motive’ for the incident that took place at Wellacre Academy...

Metro, 16:19 in Hot News
 
Transfer News LIVE updates: Chelsea want Martial, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool latest

Transfer News LIVE updates: Chelsea want Martial, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool latest

Transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and every Premier League club as deals are confirmed. Sunday, July 22 11:00pm: Andreas Pereira is out to claim a place in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United...

Daily Star, 19:42 in Sport
 
Hero cools off from heatwave in indoor paddling pool, but his girlfriend’s not happy

Hero cools off from heatwave in indoor paddling pool, but his girlfriend’s not happy

The heatwave roasting Britain this summer is generally quite lovely – but it has presented some problems for couples. After all, we’re all too busy desperately trying to stay cool to even contemplate a cuddle, and sharing a bed is far from ideal in...

Metro, 16:19 in Hot News
 
Man Utd star Andreas Pereira sends message to Jose Mourinho ahead of new season

Man Utd star Andreas Pereira sends message to Jose Mourinho ahead of new season

Mourinho wanted Pereira to stay put at Old Trafford last season but the Brazilian instead opted to join Valencia on loan to gain more first-team experience. The 22-year-old, who has scored once in 13 senior appearances for United, is expected to be...

Daily Star, 19:42 in Sport
 
Girlfriend of school massacre plotter reveals he carved his name into her skin

Girlfriend of school massacre plotter reveals he carved his name into her skin

The girlfriend of one of the ‘Brit Columbine’ schoolboys has revealed how he used to carve his name into her back with a penknife. Tom Wyllie was seeing the 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, when he was plotting the school massacre....

Metro, 16:19 in Hot News
 


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