News archive from 29 December 2018

Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested again

Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested again

Arsalan Tariq Khawaja, the brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, is back behind bars after police say he attempted to contact a witness, allegedly breaching his bail conditions. Khawaja, who allegedly tried to frame a colleague as a...

 
Norman Gimbel, award-winning lyricist, dies aged 91

Norman Gimbel, award-winning lyricist, dies aged 91

Norman Gimbel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning lyricist, has died at the age of 91, his family has announced. Gimbel's work included Killing Me Softly with his Song - recorded by Roberta Flack, the Fugees and others - and the theme to TV series Happy...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Putin's Russia: Icy Siberia reveals cracks in society

Putin's Russia: Icy Siberia reveals cracks in society

It takes hours for the morning steam to lift from the river in Irkutsk and for the temperature to creep up from around -20C. This sprawling Siberian city feels like a place apart, its harsh realities overlooked by the decision-makers in Moscow, five...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 

Fond memories of Roy Orbison

MUSICIANS and friends of Roy Orbison who played with him at Batley Variety Club flocked to West Yorkshire for a reunion. The reunion of English band the Art Movement and other musicians who backed the 'Big O' for his performances in Batley in 1968 and...

 
Bougie nights: Sussex vineyard makes a show of English wine

Bougie nights: Sussex vineyard makes a show of English wine

On chilly mornings in the next few months, the vines of the Ridgeview Wine Estate in East Sussex will be illuminated by the flickering glow of a thousand flames. Paraffin wax candles in pots, known as bougies, protect budding vines from frost, one of...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Britons buy record 164m bottles of sparkling wine in 2018

Britons buy record 164m bottles of sparkling wine in 2018

Britons bought a record 164m bottles of champagne and sparkling wine this year – and roughly one-quarter of them will have been drunk on Christmas Day or will be enjoyed on New Year’s Eve. Sales of champagne and other sparkling wines, including an...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 

Scottish Football Live: Rangers target on future | US star wants Celtic move | Hearts trial for ex-Celt |...

Follow The Scotsman’s daily blog as we keep you updated with all the latest news, views, rumours and much more from around Scottish football. Refresh for live updates. Rumour Mill: No Celtic move for Dutch striker | Rodgers eyes 18-year-old goal...

 

Rumour Mill: No Celtic move for Dutch striker | Rodgers eyes 18-year-old goal machine | Rangers offer...

Celtic will make no move for Vincent Janssen, Aaron Connolly is wanted by the Ladbrokes Premiership leaders, and Rangers have offered contracts to their American trialists. READ MORE - Celtic come out on top over Rangers as pundits choose best Old...

 

Supermodel Twiggy, England football boss Gareth Southgate and cave diving rescuers earn New Year Honours

British divers who helped save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand have been decorated alongside stars of entertainment, sport and the arts in the 2019 New Year Honours list. Sixties supermodel Lesley "Twiggy"...

 

Hebburn Sea Cadet volunteer honoured with MBE

A dedicated volunteer who has spent years to helping youngsters in the Sea Cadets has been awarded an MBE for his years of service. George Bone, from Hebburn, has received his award in the New Year Honours list in recognition of his nine years of...

 

Meet the LGBT campaigner who has been awarded a British Empire Medal

A volunteer who has spent more than 20 years supporting families with lesbian, gay and bisexual children come to terms with their child’s sexuality has been recognised in the New Year Honour list. Joan Small has awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM)...

 

David Behrens: Am I all right? Well, I’ve got a bad case of homogenised language

ONE of the pleasures of this time of year is seeing people for the first time in a while. The downside is that all of them will ask me whether I’m all right. I don’t think they have taken a quick glance and jumped immediately to the conclusion that I...

 
Talking Horses: Kateson can take the honours in competitive Challow

Talking Horses: Kateson can take the honours in competitive Challow

There are few Grade One races without at least one no-hoper in the field but this year’s Challow Hurdle at Newbury can make that claim, as all seven runners go to post after an impressive win last time out. Champ, from the Nicky Henderson stable, is...

Guardian, 00:23 in Sport
 

Sarah Todd: No easy answers as farmers face uncertain times

“FARMING looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field…” This quote from former American president Dwight D Eisenhower seems particularly pertinent as Britain teeters on the threshold of 2019. As we...

 

Mark Russell: Even in difficult times, we can all make a difference in 2019

THE turn of the year is an important moment to pause and look back over the last 12 months. What was 2018 like for you? What was the highlight? It certainly wasn’t a dull year was it? A year we lost Sir Ken Dodd, Avicii, Dale Winton, Aretha Franklin...

 


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