News archive from 26 January 2018, page 4

Sri Lanka women take on 'body shaming' barrel ad

Sri Lanka women take on 'body shaming' barrel ad

A gym in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo caused outrage after it put up a billboard featuring a picture of a barrel with the text "this is no shape for a woman". The BBC's Ayeshea Perera reports on the fight to get it taken down. The hoarding...

BBC, 02:06 in World News
 

Martin Warhurst: Facing up to the challenges of the next 30 years at Martin House Hospice

CELEBRATING a major landmark, as Martin House did last year when we marked our 30th anniversary, means it’s time not just to reflect on our past achievements but to also ask the question ‘what’s next?’ When we opened in 1987, Martin House was the...

 
A third of coral reefs 'entangled with plastic'

A third of coral reefs 'entangled with plastic'

Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists. More than 11 billion items of plastic were found on a third of coral reefs surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region. This figure is predicted to...

BBC, 02:11 in World News
 

Girl time! Hailey Baldwin bundles up in edgy all-black look as she heads to gal pal Bella Hadid's NYC...

She's one of the most stylish stars out there. And Hailey Baldwin opted for a classic all-black look as she stepped out to reunite with friend Bella Hadid in NYC on Thursday. Hadid, also 21, had just touched down in the states after closing out the...

 

Sienna Miller dazzles in sequinned halterneck dress as she joins lookalike model mother Jo at glitzy beauty...

She's famed for her stunning good looks as well as her acting abilities.  And it was clear to see where Sienna Miller, 36, gets her beautiful features from as she cosied up to her mum Jo at Teresa Tarmey's launch party in London on Thursday. Enjoying...

 
Roger Federer can capitalise on this major Hyeon Chung flaw - Wilander

Roger Federer can capitalise on this major Hyeon Chung flaw - Wilander

Those are the thoughts of Eurosport pundit Mats Wilander. Chung, who is ranked 58th in the world, goes into the Australian Open semi-final clash as a massive underdog. Despite knocking out Novak Djokovic, the South Korean is facing Federer, who is...

 

Martin Warhurst: Facing up to the challenges of the next 30 years at Martin House Hospice

CELEBRATING a major landmark, as Martin House did last year when we marked our 30th anniversary, means it’s time not just to reflect on our past achievements but to also ask the question ‘what’s next?’ When we opened in 1987, Martin House was the...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Dales dilemma. Tax surcharge for second homes?

THE radical proposal to impose a 500 per cent council tax surcharge on second homes in the Yorkshire Dales was never going to find favour with the owners of the properties concerned. Why, they contend, should they be penalised when they’ve worked hard...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: May steps up to the world stage. The power of new technology

THERESA May’s speech to global elites gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos was all the more thoughtful – and ambitious – because it deliberately did not mention the ‘Brexit’ word. There were two reasons for this. She did not want to highlight...

 
The Voice UK 2018: Olly Murs left fuming as he suffers EPIC blunder at crucial moment

The Voice UK 2018: Olly Murs left fuming as he suffers EPIC blunder at crucial moment

Olly became frustrated after he was unable to turn around for a contestant during a pivotal moment on the ITV singing competition. The singer nearly missed out on an act when his spinning chair suddenly broke down as he pressed his buzzer. Flaring his...

 
Nutella CRISIS: 'They were like animals' France descends into CHAOS with RIOTS after sale

Nutella CRISIS: 'They were like animals' France descends into CHAOS with RIOTS after sale

Intermarché supermarkets slashed the price on the product from €4.50 (£3.90) to €1.40 (£1.23) and had no idea of the devastating repercussions it would bring as violence broke out. The Nutella loving customers were soon fighting and pushing each other...

 
Australian Open 2018: How Hyeon Chung can BEAT Roger Federer - Mats Wilander

Australian Open 2018: How Hyeon Chung can BEAT Roger Federer - Mats Wilander

hung has been the surprise packed of the tournament so far. He is the lowest ranked player, at No 58 in the world, to reach the semi-final of the Australian Open since Marat Safin in 2004. And his biggest achievement was undoubtedly beating Novak...

 
Four BBC male news presenters agree pay cut

Four BBC male news presenters agree pay cut

Four of the BBC's leading male news presenters have agreed to take a pay cut after revelations over equal pay. Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys, Huw Edwards and Jon Sopel have all agreed, either formally or in principle, to reduce their salaries. It follows...

BBC, 02:44 in Regional
 

Get a move on! Plea over regeneration

HECKMONDWIKE folk are concerned about the time it is taking the council to acquire a piece of land needed for the town's regeneration scheme. The 5.8m project, which involves building a state-of-the-art library and information centre (LIC) and a new...

 

New trees line walking route in Greetham

An avenue of 50 new trees has been planted along a route popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders thanks to a £6,000 grant. The trees – a mix of oak, beech, and various fruits – were planted on grass verges either side of a 500m stretch of...

 


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