News archive from 27 March 2018, page 13

Scarlett Moffatt returns to Instagram following Ant McPartlin drink driving arrest

Scarlett Moffatt returns to Instagram following Ant McPartlin drink driving arrest

Scarlett Moffatt has returned to Instagram after her BFF Ant McPartlin was arrested for drink driving. The 42-year-old returned to rehab last week following a crash that involved two other cars, and it’s the first time since the incident that his...

Metro, 07:11 in Showbiz
 
NI court cases 'take twice as long as England and Wales'

NI court cases 'take twice as long as England and Wales'

Northern Ireland court cases typically take twice as long to complete and cost significantly more than cases in England and Wales, a report has found. The Audit Office report has also concluded that Northern Ireland's criminal justice system does not...

BBC, 07:13 in Regional
 
Russia Kemerovo fire: Putin cites 'criminal negligence'

Russia Kemerovo fire: Putin cites 'criminal negligence'

The fire which killed 64 people, many of them children, at a leisure complex was caused by "criminal negligence", President Vladimir Putin has said. Visiting the scene in Kemerovo, Siberia, Mr Putin berated "sloppiness"....

BBC, 07:13 in World News
 
Michael Cohen: Who is Trump's pugnacious and loyal lawyer?

Michael Cohen: Who is Trump's pugnacious and loyal lawyer?

He’s a pugnacious lawyer with a Long Island accent who says he grew up idolizing Donald Trump and soaking in the wisdom of the real estate tycoon’s bestseller, The Art of the Deal. But Michael Cohen’s devotion to Trump, his boss and mentor since 2006,...

 
Scientists warn 90% of hepatitis B sufferers remain unaware of silent killer

Scientists warn 90% of hepatitis B sufferers remain unaware of silent killer

About 300 million people worldwide are living with hepatitis B, yet the majority of cases remain undiagnosed or untreated, researchers have found. According to a study published on Monday in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology journal,...

 

Jarvis just a frontman for council leaders

I am no Corbynista, or even a member of the Labour Party, but I welcome the ruling of the National Executive Committee that anyone who is elected a Regional Mayor should cease to be an MP. We are often told how heavy a workload MPs have (particularly...

 

Exclusive: Pools could yet sign players, as prospective new owners eye special dispensation ruling

Hartlepool United could still sign players on a rulebook technicality, despite the National League deadline having passed. Speaking to those close to the takeover there was a despondency after last Thursday’s 5pm fifth tier player registration...

 
‘I could be taken from my home': why disabled people once again fear being 'warehoused'

‘I could be taken from my home': why disabled people once again fear being 'warehoused'

‘I fear for my life,” Lucy Watts, 24, tells me from her family bungalow in Benfleet, Essex. Watts has a range of severe health problems – muscle weakness around her lungs; kidney and stomach problems; and dysfunction of the nervous system....

Guardian, 07:18 in Health
 

Turnbull enjoying new formation and says it can ‘bring another dimension’ to the Cobblers

It took many by surprise at the time but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s recent decision to switch formations and play 3-5-2 has been to the benefit of several players, including centre-back Jordan Turnbull. Having moved away from his preferred 4-4-1-1...

 

Shock death of ‘passionate’ headteacher

Tributes have been paid to a popular headteacher found dead at his home. Mick Charnock died suddenly at his home in Blackpool. A keen runner and walking enthusiast, he is believed to have felt unwell on Tuesday and a neighbour raised the alarm on...

 
Tuesday’s best TV: Come Home, One Strange Rock

Tuesday’s best TV: Come Home, One Strange Rock

Come Home 9pm, BBC One Why would a woman abandon her husband and three children after 19 years of marriage? That’s the mystery that propels this three-part family drama along its compelling trajectory. Christopher Eccleston stars as Greg, a father...

Guardian, 07:21 in Showbiz
 
'Smoking' elephant in India baffles experts

'Smoking' elephant in India baffles experts

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in...

BBC, 07:21 in World News
 
Volvo Ocean Race yachtsman John Fisher rescue hope 'diminishes'

Volvo Ocean Race yachtsman John Fisher rescue hope 'diminishes'

Hopes of finding a yachtsman who fell overboard during a round-the-world race in the Atlantic Ocean are "diminishing", organisers say. John Fisher, 47, from Southampton, fell from Team Sun Hung Kai's Scallywag yacht 1,400 nautical miles west...

BBC, 07:25 in Regional
 
Call for post-Brexit trade deals to safeguard against invasive species

Call for post-Brexit trade deals to safeguard against invasive species

Invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, signal crayfish and New Zealand flatworms must be subject to stronger safeguards after Brexit, a group of conservation charities has urged, or the cost of dealing with them may spiral. They fear that future...

Guardian, 07:27 in Politics
 

Aisha Iqbal: It’s time voting in elections - local and other - became mandatory

In less than six weeks, we’re all invited to a day out at the races again - the poll races that is. I know that after the last few turbulent years in the political landscape nationally, many people are fed up of the word ‘election’. But I genuinely...

 


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