News archive from 24 January 2016

Electoral deadlock a danger to Ireland's 'Brexit' response

DUBLIN Ireland's government will step up its support for Britain to remain in the European Union if it is re-elected, Foreign Minister said on Saturday. However, an inconclusive result in elections expected next month could endanger a consistent...

Italy same-sex marriage: Rallies held across country

Italy same-sex marriage: Rallies held across country

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Italy, demanding legal recognition for same-sex couples. The rallies were held as lawmakers are due to debate the deeply divisive issue next week. Opponents of the bill in the mainly Catholic...

BBC, 00:01 in World News

Jose Mourinho contacts Manchester United to make his pitch for the job at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho has written to Manchester United to state his case to become the club's next manager, according to a report in the Independent on Sunday. The newspaper states that former Chelsea manager Mourinho has sent United a six-page letter in...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport

Shane Warne says his charity has 'nothing to hide' as investigation launched

Shane Warne insists his beleaguered charity has “absolutely nothing to hide” after it was revealed Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) has ordered an independent audit of the Shane Warne Foundation. Related: Shane Warne's charity 'under investigation',...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
Labour election report branded 'whitewash'

Labour election report branded 'whitewash'

A former Labour pollster has told the BBC that a report into why Labour lost the 2015 election is a "whitewash and a massive missed opportunity". Deborah Mattinson completed voter research to feed into Dame Margaret Beckett's report, but...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
Honour in defeat for Denbigh Town in Word Cup Final

Honour in defeat for Denbigh Town in Word Cup Final

Denbigh Town 0 The New Saints 2 Saints goalscorer Matty Williams admitted he found it difficult playing against his home town team in Saturday's Word Cup Final at Llandudno. There was to be no fairytale ending for Gareth Thomas' underdogs, who had...

Daily Post, 00:07 in Sport
More teachers 'need Holocaust training', say MPs

More teachers 'need Holocaust training', say MPs

Too few teachers - particularly history teachers - are being trained to teach the Holocaust in England, the Education Select Committee says. Although good Holocaust teaching material is available, the majority of teachers are "self-taught"...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional

‘Electric service stations’ open in boost for plug-in car use

Britain is to get its first “electric service stations” as part of a £40m government fund to encourage drivers to switch to plug-in cars. Four new stations are to be built, with at least one being located on the M1, ,which became the UK’s first...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics

There’s so much to protest against. How to keep up?

The Disability Benefits Consortium, a coalition of disability charities, has written an open letter to the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, calling on him to drop planned cuts to employment and support allowance (ESA). On the eve of a...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics

The Corbynistas are already preparing their alibis for defeat

I can reveal that I have had an exclusive leak of the Labour party’s official inquest into why it lost the general election of 2020. Dame Margaret Beckett was chosen to author the report after her inquiry into the 2015 defeat demonstrated an...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics

‘Plebgate’ MP backs celebrities wrongly accused of sex abuse

The former international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, has joined forces with radio presenter Paul Gambaccini and comedian Jimmy Tarbuck to press for greater protection for people under investigation over historical sex abuse allegations....

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics

River Island, Jigsaw and Zara: The best office outfits

From left: Silk shirt, £98, Jigsaw (; tweed skirt, £26; coat, £78, both Topshop (; shoes, £185; snakeskin bag, £295, both LK Bennett (; necklace, £29.50, Marks & Spencer ( Poloneck,...


Muhammad Ali's famous Deer Lake boxing training camp on sale for £347,000

The training camp which boxing legend Muhammad Ali prepared for several of his high-profile fights such as Joe Frazier and George Foreman is up for sale. The five-acre Deer Lake site in Owigsburg, Pennsylvania is available to buy for $495,000...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
Birmingham City analysis: Plenty of good Will, nutmeg retribution, fine form and other things we learned

Birmingham City analysis: Plenty of good Will, nutmeg retribution, fine form and other things we learned

Another week, another 3-0 victory, this time Ipswich had no answer to the Groningen Goal Machine and his Spanish accomplice. Birmingham City's win put them level on points with the play-off places. Other than the fact Maikel Kieftenbeld is deadly and...

19 things you did in Birmingham in the 90s that you can't do now

19 things you did in Birmingham in the 90s that you can't do now

The heady days of the 90s leave so many great memories. Children and young people growing up at that time had a fantastic choice of music and clubs. Technology might have been basic by today's standards but we found plenty to fill our leisure time,...


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