News archive from 27 December 2016

Liverpool league title wait will affect Jurgen Klopp's players after 26-year drought, says Stoke's Mark Hughes

Liverpool's players will be feeling the burden of the weight of expectation as the club looks to end its long wait for a league title, according to Stoke boss Mark Hughes. Hughes, who takes his team to Anfield on Tuesday evening, was part of the...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
Emmerdale spoiler: Laura Norton teases Kerry's 'life is in danger' after shock collapse

Emmerdale spoiler: Laura Norton teases Kerry's 'life is in danger' after shock collapse

The former factory worker (played by Laura Norton) has been reeking havoc in the Dales of late since she broke up with Dan Spencer (Liam Fox). In the New Year, Kerry is having her access to Kyle restricted by Cain (Jeff Hordley), who is concerned...


Japan's Abe pays respects at Hawaii memorials a day before Pearl Harbor trip

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday stopped at several memorials in Hawaii, one day before he will visit the site of the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor during a trip intended to show a strong alliance between his country and the United States....

Skin savers for the festive party season

Skin savers for the festive party season

While dancing until dawn may seem like a good idea now, the combination of mince pies, late nights and booze can wreak havoc on our appearance.  From blotchy complexions and break-outs to puffy eyes and feeling bloated, overdoing it in December can...


Driver-less electric cars 'could eradicate air pollution in 10 years'

Self-driving electric cars could make car parks obsolete within the next 10 years and reduce air pollution to almost zero in Scotland's cities, an expert has predicted. The vehicles are likely to be commonplace by 2030, said Simon Tricker, of...


Beloved character actress did not achieve fame until her 50s

Liz Smith, who famously played Nana in the TV comedy hit The Royle Family, was one of the best-known and beloved character actresses of her generation.


Government accused by Labour of Boxing Day railway 'standstill'

Travellers visiting relatives or hitting the Boxing Day sales will face a "standstill" on the railways due to a "lack of action" by the Government, Labour said. Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald accused the Tories of...


The words that ruled the Chinese internet in 2016

From skinny blue mushrooms to melon-eating masses, it's been a banner year for the internet dwellers of China, reports the BBC's Tessa Wong. Spawned from viral videos, cooked up as riffs on the news, these are just some of the quirky and creative...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
How Mormons find love in India

How Mormons find love in India

Summer Green Resort lies some 25km (15 miles) north of India's southern city of Hyderabad, right off of a sparkling new eight lane road. Situated over 22 acres, the complex resembles a gated community that wouldn't be out of place in Florida. While...

BBC, 00:14 in World News

Doctors issue stark warning over future of ‘struggling’ NHS

Scotland’s medical leaders have issued a stark warning that the NHS is now “struggling to cope” through a lack of funding and soaring demand. The situation has become so critical that in future hospitals may have to look at scaling back treatment for...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Politics

Growing number of teachers absent with stress and anxiety

A growing number of Scots teachers are signing off work with stress, anxiety and depression it has emerged. Almost half a million days have been lost in the past three years due to mental health issues, a Freedom of Information request by the Liberal...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Politics

YP Letters: Clarke and Remain lobby should observe spirit of democracy

From: Gordon Lawence, Stumperlowe View, Sheffield. THAT dilapidated, indefatigable old mouthpiece for the Remain lobby, Ken Clarke, has been, since they unbelievingly lost, a continual stirrer of anti-Brexit opinion and now sneeringly asserts that the...


YP Letters: Loss of control pushed UK voters to rebel

From: Thomas W Jefferson, Batty Lane, Howden, Goole. IN his latest apologia for the EU, Don Burslam (The Yorkshire Post, December 17) hits the nail on the head when he says “we are subject to overall control” by the EU in so many areas of our lives....


YP Letters: Yet another empty promise to sort out buses

From: Carol Gannon, Flats Lane, Barwick-in-Elmet. Here we go again, a promise of improvements to bus services in Leeds! We are now informed 90 per cent of services will run at 10 minute frequencies. Even now those who use services which are supposed...


Andrew Vine: Shame mobile menaces like we did drink-drivers

A LITTLE parlour game I sometimes play to while away the time spent stuck in traffic or waiting for the lights to change involves totting up the number of drivers using their phones around me. I passed a personal milestone in the game the other day,...


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