News archive from 27 February 2016

Port Vale 3, Southend 1: Rob Page hails complete performance as Vale roar back to form

PORT Vale boss Rob Page hailed a 'complete performance' from his team as they easily beat Southend 3-1 at Vale Park tonight. Michael O'Connor scored one and had a hand in two other goals on his return to the side as the Valiants raced into a 3-0...


Tony Abbott defends time as prime minister: 'I would have won election'

Tony Abbott has launched a defense of his prime ministership, saying he would have won the federal election with budget cuts and lower taxes. Related: Tony Abbott and other Liberals took Rolexes they thought were fake “The poll-measured unpopularity...

EUROMILLIONS: The winning numbers for Friday, February 26

EUROMILLIONS: The winning numbers for Friday, February 26

The EuroMillions draw for Friday, February 26, has been made. Are you feeling lucky? The winning numbers are: 5, 13, 15, 33 and 50. The Lucky Stars are: 9 and 11. And the Echo also follows the national lottery, publishing results from draws as they...


Angola says proposes U.N. arms embargo on South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS Angola said on Friday it has proposed that the United Nations Security Council impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, where more than 10,000 people have been killed in a two year civil war sparked by a political dispute between the...


McVitie's ginger nuts expected to return to supermarkets in March

McVitie’s ginger nuts are to return to the shelves after production was halted three months ago by flooding at a factory in Carlisle. United Biscuits, the owner of the McVitie’s, Carr’s and Jacob’s brands, has told its retail clients, who include...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
Planning applications

Planning applications

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED First floor side extension and conversion of existing conservatory to a sun room at The Gables, 11 Woodfield Drive, Greetland, Halifax. Residential development of...

‘Sex-tortion’ warning over online blackmail

‘Sex-tortion’ warning over online blackmail

Police are warning men about an online ‘sex-tortioner’ after a man was secretly filmed performing a lewd act and then blackmailed. The victim, in his 20s, was approached online and flirted with someone he believed to be a 23-year-old woman using the...


Boris Nemtsov killing: Grief, fear and anger one year on

For the past year, supporters of Boris Nemtsov have been keeping guard at a shrine on the spot beside the Kremlin where he was murdered. They brave the elements 24 hours a day to protect the memorial from nationalists who have vandalised it,...

BBC, 00:10 in World News
Scott Quigg v Carl Frampton: Northern Ireland fighter can’t touch me says Bury’s Quigg

Scott Quigg v Carl Frampton: Northern Ireland fighter can’t touch me says Bury’s Quigg

Scott Quigg is confident of victory in his super-bantamweight unification fight against Carl Frampton. The two undefeated British world champions meet in Manchester tonight to contest Frampton’s IBF belt and Quigg’s WBA crown. Quigg, from Bury, said:...

Hartlepool boss: We have class to beat Northampton

Hartlepool boss: We have class to beat Northampton

Craig Hignitt says Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park showdown with League Two’s invincibles Northampton Town is not a mission impossible. Not many neutrals would give Hignett’s side a prayer tomorrow against a Cobblers team who have reeled off 10 wins...


Richard Herring: The sauna? I simply can’t bare it

On our last afternoon in Austria, my wife and I headed to the sauna for a bit of après-ski relaxation. I am never quite sure what I am meant to be getting out of this experience. You get hot and sweaty and it’s hard to breathe, which I imagine is what...

Metro, 00:11 in Lifestyle

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus all the latest racing news

Two former winners will line up at Kempton for the race that used to be known as the Racing Post Chase but the one I fancy found one rival too good when he ran in it last year. Le Reve (3.35) is having another productive season and Lucy Wadham’s...

Guardian, 00:13 in Sport

Ireland need referee’s green light for scrum success against England

It is a wonder Eddie Jones in his entertaining preamble to this Six Nations Test did not dial up a scrum sequence from Ireland’s defeat in Paris two weeks ago, and linger on that rather than Johnny Sexton. While there is clear water between the...

Guardian, 00:13 in Sport

Ireland captain Rory Best warns England and Eddie Jones about targeting Johnny Sexton

The England coach caused controversy when he questioned whether it was safe for Ireland's kingpin to be playing because of repeated injury issues and wondered aloud whether Sexton's parents would be worried. They were observations which implied the...


Scientists reveal new particle - and say 'tetraquark' could help explain how matter sticks together

A new particle has been discovered at Fermilab's Tevatron collider, and researchers say it's exhibiting unusual properties. Unlike normal particles, this one exotic particle contains four 'flavours' of quarks and antiquarks, making it a candidate for...


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