News archive from 26 December 2018

The lion lover who forced Parliament to ban people having exotic pets

The lion lover who forced Parliament to ban people having exotic pets

The ‘beware of the lions’ sign on the front gate of Lew Foley’s home was not a joke – it was an instruction. Lew’s suburban home in the 1970s was a menagerie of amazing sights with lions, a tiger called Winston, a crocodile in the bath and a gorilla...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Prince Philip absent as royals attend Christmas Day church service

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to see the royal family attend the Christmas Day church service on the Sandringham estate - but the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall were missing. Philip and Camilla did not join the rest of the royals...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Opal Tower cracks: NSW government promises urgent investigation

Opal Tower cracks: NSW government promises urgent investigation

The New South Wales government has begun an urgent investigation into the Sydney apartment building that developed a crack on Christmas Eve. The brand new Opal Tower highrise was evacuated on Monday night after residents heard loud noises and a crack...

 
'Absolute revolution': UK biotech firms thrive despite Brexit threat

'Absolute revolution': UK biotech firms thrive despite Brexit threat

Biotech is one of the most promising parts of the British drug industry, not least according to the investors who continue to pump vast sums into the sector despite the looming shadow of Brexit. In the first eight months of 2018 alone it received...

 
Bumper Boxing Day crowds expected on UK’s ailing high streets

Bumper Boxing Day crowds expected on UK’s ailing high streets

Millions of Britons are expected to make their annual pilgrimage to the Boxing Day sales despite the event having been hijacked by last month’s Black Friday spree. Some of the country’s biggest shopping centres are predicting bumper crowds as...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Treasury urged to hire woman as Bank of England governor

Treasury urged to hire woman as Bank of England governor

The Treasury needs to work harder to find a woman to succeed Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, according to two of parliament’s most influential select committee chairs. The Labour MP Rachel Reeves, who chairs the business select...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Shell says it wants to double green energy investment

Shell says it wants to double green energy investment

Shell has declared an ambition to double the amount it spends on green energy to $4bn (£3.2bn) a year, in a sign of how the Anglo-Dutch company is looking to speed up its move to a future beyond oil and gas. Maarten Wetselaar, the head of the gas and...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Councils to bid for share of £675m fund to invigorate UK high streets

Councils to bid for share of £675m fund to invigorate UK high streets

Local councils are being invited to bid for a share in a new £675m government fund set up to help reinvigorate the country’s beleaguered high streets. The so-called future high street fund was announced by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, in the...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Wonga collapse clears decks for US payday loan firms in UK market

Wonga collapse clears decks for US payday loan firms in UK market

US-owned lenders have emerged as some of the biggest players in the UK payday loans market after the collapse of the former industry mainstay Wonga. QuickQuid, WageDayAdvance and Sunny – owned by American-listed firms Enova, Curo and Elevate Credit,...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Talking Horses: Gold Cup winner Native River can land King George

Talking Horses: Gold Cup winner Native River can land King George

As any schoolboy ought to know, Cheltenham and Kempton are very different tracks and horses which prosper at Prestbury are by no means certain to succeed in Sunbury. Still, it is odd indeed to see the reigning Gold Cup winner, Native River (3.05),...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
NSW man shot by police after allegedly lunging at officers with knife

NSW man shot by police after allegedly lunging at officers with knife

A man has been shot by police in New South Wales after he allegedly lunged at officers with a knife, and has been taken to hospital in a critical condition. Police were called to a home in Waterview Heights, west of Grafton, in the early hours of...

 

Sudoku 4,253 medium

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

 
Strictly Come Dancing: JLS star Aston Merrygold wows judges to win Christmas special

Strictly Come Dancing: JLS star Aston Merrygold wows judges to win Christmas special

Aston Merrygold has won Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special. The former JLS star and his professional partner Janette Manrara were crowned champions after wowing the judges with their jive to What Christmas Means To Me by CeeLo Green. Merrygold...

 
2018: The year in business - from K-pop to soybeans

2018: The year in business - from K-pop to soybeans

One of President Donald Trump's key aims in 2018 was to "level the playing field" of global trade. But so far, his main achievement has been to fill the fields of America with giant mounds of unsold soybeans. Those soybeans used to be...

BBC, 00:44 in Business
 
Young mum adopts her aunt with Down’s syndrome after grandad dies in car crash

Young mum adopts her aunt with Down’s syndrome after grandad dies in car crash

A young mother-of-three has taken the selfless decision to care for her aunt with Down’s syndrome after her grandfather died in a car crash. Whitney Howell, 29, has three young children but knew she had to step up when her aunt Lorena’s main carer...

Metro, 00:44 in Hot News
 


News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31