News archive from 25 October 2015

Manchester United transfer news: Real Madrid willing to sell Gareth Bale, LVG still wants Mats Hummels,...

Manchester United have a mouthwatering derby against Manchester City to look forward to this weekend, but before then it looks like Louis van Gaal has his eye firmly on targets for the January transfer window. The Dutchman has brought a host of big...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
Gender pay gap details to include bonuses

Gender pay gap details to include bonuses

Image copyright Thinkstock Larger employers will have to publish the amount men and women are awarded in bonuses as part of proposed legislation to reduce the gender pay gap. The planned regulations will apply to businesses in England, Wales and...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
Home-buyers' anger at unfinished roads

Home-buyers' anger at unfinished roads

Hundreds of new homeowners are said to be living on unfinished housing developments and residents claim they are powerless when left with incomplete roads, sometimes without streetlights or pavements. Keith Beattie moved into his new house in Haydock,...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
RAF Air Combat Power Visit at RAF Coningsby

RAF Air Combat Power Visit at RAF Coningsby

43 Cadets from five different squadrons (12 cadets from Number 17 Squadron - Coningsby) of Trent Wing were treated to a rare tour into RAF Air Combat Power Visit (ACPV) at RAF Coningsby. The ACPV is the RAF’s opportunity to broaden understanding of...


The women who design for men

Do women have a different approach to designing menswear than their male counterparts? An increasing number of women are choosing to specialise in menswear – and doing so very successfully. Perhaps they benefit from knowing what makes a man look good...

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New Zealand’s Richie McCaw could miss World Cup final if cited over elbow

Richie McCaw could miss the World Cup final if he is deemed to have deliberately elbowed Francois Louw in the first half of the semi-final. The All Blacks captain struck Louw on the forehead after 20 minutes, sending the openside flanker reeling with...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
The tragedy and gaiety of David Jones

The tragedy and gaiety of David Jones

Image copyright Getty Images David Jones found critical acclaim both as a painter and a poet and wrote an epic poem about World War I, yet little of his work is familiar today. Can two new exhibitions in Sussex return the artist-writer to the...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional

Cameron insists: no means no in EU vote

David Cameron has delivered a stark warning to the British people that a vote to leave the EU will be final and irreversible, as he stamps on suggestions that a better deal could then be negotiated and put to the electorate in a second referendum. The...


Tony Benn’s granddaughter delivers blow to Corbyn by calling for policy chief to go

Emily Benn, the granddaughter of Tony Benn and a former parliamentary candidate, has asked the Labour party to consider expelling Jeremy Corbyn’s new head of policy, Andrew Fisher, for supporting the anarchist Class War party at the general election....


Report into Pasadena police killing of unarmed teenager Kendrec McDade to be published

An independent report into the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in California is finally to be published after a three-year battle. Kendrec McDade, 19, was shot dead on the street in Pasadena in 2012 by two police officers. The officers...


In deepest rural Poland, politics is shaped by love of church … and hatred of Brussels

The gigantic green-and-yellow tractor should be the pride and joy of Janusz Wnorowski’s humble farmyard. But the 57-year-old milk farmer associates the John Deere with the debt and bureaucracy that have visited him since Poland joined the European...


Scientist who found new human species accused of playing fast and loose with the truth

It remains one of the most dramatic human fossil finds of recent years. In 2013, in a tiny, cramped chamber in the Rising Star cave near Johannesburg, researchers led by palaeontologist Lee Berger uncovered several thousand bones of ancient humans....


New wave of podcasts aimed at younger, wider audience

As listeners look forward to the return of hit US true-crime podcast Serial, audio producers are hoping to recreate its success with a new wave of podcasts aimed at the reality TV generation. An audio diary by teenage cancer survivors and subjects as...


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