News archive from 23 December 2018

Man fatally stabbed, another injured at Bondi Junction KFC

Man fatally stabbed, another injured at Bondi Junction KFC

One man is dead and another is in a stable condition in hospital after a stabbing in Sydney’s east. Police said they were called to Oxford Street in Bondi Junction on Saturday night following reports a man had been stabbed several times. Officers were...

 
Get in debt or turn down job? Universal Credit's 'stark choice'

Get in debt or turn down job? Universal Credit's 'stark choice'

The Universal Credit system leaves too many UK claimants with children facing a stark choice between turning down jobs or getting into debt, MPs warn. The Work and Pensions Select Committee says the way parents have to pay for childcare up front, then...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Four-day week: 'Time is one of the best gifts of all'

Four-day week: 'Time is one of the best gifts of all'

Staff at medical communications agency Synergy Vision have been given the gift of time in the run up to Christmas. Since the beginning of December the 45 staff have been working a four-day week, but being paid the same. "Everyone's loved it in...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton to defend IBF featherweight title

Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton to defend IBF featherweight title

The Leeds man made the first defence of the IBF featherweight title and he did it in stunning style. Warrington was given no chance of beating Welshman Lee Selby to win the belt in May. And he was the underdog again against former two-weight world...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 
Books 2019: Which top fiction picks will you choose?

Books 2019: Which top fiction picks will you choose?

Each new year brings a frisson of excitement among book lovers as they anticipate the happy hours ahead absorbed in a library's worth of fresh reads. And 2019 looks to be bumper year. To whet your appetite we've picked a selection of fiction titles...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Does the EU need us more than we need them?

Does the EU need us more than we need them?

"They need us more than we need them," has been a recurrent theme in the Brexit debate. After the referendum, the idea has been used to suggest the government could have taken a tougher line in the negotiations over the terms of the UK's...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Miya Folick: The pop star who started a band on Tinder

Miya Folick: The pop star who started a band on Tinder

People go onto Tinder looking for lots of things - but a musical career isn't normally one of them. But that's exactly what LA songwriter Miya Folick did, tapping up the dating app to find herself a band. And it worked. "You can make a profile on...

BBC, 00:19 in Art & Culture
 
Dillian Whyte wins London war with 11th-round knockout of Derek Chisora

Dillian Whyte wins London war with 11th-round knockout of Derek Chisora

It was asking a lot of Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora to take up where they left off here two years ago, but they did exactly that. They likely will not want to do this again – unless the money is right. The capacity crowd of 20,000 roared their...

Guardian, 00:27 in Sport
 
Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' protected with plastic

Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' protected with plastic

Banksy's latest work in south Wales has been covered with a protective plastic screen. It appeared on a garage in Port Talbot and depicts a child enjoying snow falling on one side, while the other reveals it is a fire emitting ash. Film star Michael...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
Vietnamese illegal immigrants: Eight teenagers still missing

Vietnamese illegal immigrants: Eight teenagers still missing

Eight out of the 13 Vietnamese teenagers who disappeared from a county council's care more than a year ago are still at large, police have confirmed. The group absconded after they were discovered in the back of a lorry in Corby, Northamptonshire, in...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
Christmas: Passengers face train festive disruption

Christmas: Passengers face train festive disruption

Passengers heading in and out of Wales around Christmas and new year face huge disruption as the multi-billion pound upgrade of the UK railways continue. Travellers leaving or arriving in Wales from London, Cheltenham and England's south coast have...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
Open golf championship's £69m boost to Scottish economy

Open golf championship's £69m boost to Scottish economy

The Open golf championship at Carnoustie in July boosted the Scottish economy by £69m this year, according to an independent study. Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University found the Angus area alone received a £21m cash injection from hosting the...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
The Muslim families donating to food banks for Christmas

The Muslim families donating to food banks for Christmas

Muslim families across Liverpool have been donating food to people who would otherwise go hungry this Christmas. Several Islamic organisations in the city, which was home to England's first mosque, have been collecting for food banks during the...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
Josh Warrington surprises Carl Frampton in IBF featherweight fight

Josh Warrington surprises Carl Frampton in IBF featherweight fight

Josh Warrington upset the odds once again as he retained his IBF featherweight title at the Manchester Arena after getting the better of Carl Frampton in a bruising 12-round battle. The pair engaged in one of the contenders for fight of the year but...

Guardian, 00:44 in Sport
 
Moussa Sissoko: ‘I never wanted to quit Spurs. I knew I could succeed’

Moussa Sissoko: ‘I never wanted to quit Spurs. I knew I could succeed’

On at least one level, it seemed like the final insult for Moussa Sissoko. The France midfielder had endured two turbulent seasons at Tottenham – with the first being the most traumatic of his career – and one of the consequences was that when his...

Guardian, 00:44 in Sport
 


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