News archive from 30 March 2016, page 1

Cyborg beetle scuttles under remote control

Cyborg beetle scuttles under remote control

Large enough to fill the palm of your hand and with a horn as big as its head, the shield-shaped giant flower beetle is a disconcerting prospect at the best of times. Now imagine a robot army of the insects all under remote control. Scientists in...

 
Villa finally put Garde out of his misery

Villa finally put Garde out of his misery

Rémi Garde left Aston Villa last night after four calamitous months in charge of the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club. Apparently seeking to “bury” bad news, Villa made the announcement about Garde leaving by “mutual consent” during England’s...

The Times, 00:04 in Sport
 

Phil Jagielka was clearly fouled in the build up to the winning goal... the ball must be within playing...

Antonio Mateu Lahoz was invited to referee at Wembley by the Football Association who must surely be regretting that decision after the pivotal decision in the game meant that England lost. The Spanish official somehow allowed play to continue when...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Steel’s future dangling on ‘thinnest of threads’

As unions put plans to Tata, politicians squabble over whose fault it all is THE future of Britain’s steel industry was on a knife edge last night after unions held talks with Indian owners Tata in Mumbai. Tata’s directors have been considering a...

 

Criminalised kids getting the rough end of social care

YOUNGSTERS living in care in children’s homes are being “criminalised” because staff call in the police over minor incidents. A report published today by prisons charity the Howard League for Penal Reform identifies “a systemic problem” in children’s...

 

GWR ad milked thirst for public ownership

A RAIL privateer has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority today for implying that its operation is publicly owned. The ads watchdog has ruled that a Great Western Railway poster stating “the railway belongs to the region it serves” is...

 

Israel: Bill to exclude Arab MPs wins approval

Palestinian parties slam ‘racist and unconstitutional’ proposal ISRAEL’S parliament approved the first of three readings of a new Bill on Monday night that is intended to exclude Palestinian members. The amendment to existing legislation was drafted...

 

UN endorses Falklands waters claim by Argentina

Ruling not binding, says No 10 by Our Foreign Desk BRITAIN tried yesterday to downplay a United Nations ruling backing Argentina’s claim to waters around the disputed Falkland Islands. Buenos Aires hailed the decision by a UN commission upholding its...

 

Ukraine: MPs vote to sack top prosecutor

UKRAINIAN Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin “resigned” yesterday — as the parliament in Kiev voted to sack him. In a striking display of doublespeak, the website of the Verkhovna Rada said that Mr Shokin had quit after 289 of 450 members voted to sack...

 
Train operator's adverts banned for suggesting service owned by public

Train operator's adverts banned for suggesting service owned by public

The train operator Great Western Railway has been banned from running adverts that suggest its service is publicly owned. A poster campaign introducing the company formerly known as First Great Western when it rebranded last September stated: “The...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Ballet dancer talks following in footsteps of Strictly Come Dancing idol as Swan Lake tour hits Scotland

Ballet dancer talks following in footsteps of Strictly Come Dancing idol as Swan Lake tour hits Scotland

WHEN dancer Bethany Kingsley-Garner takes to the stage in Swan Lake she’ll be reminded of the last time she appeared in the ballet -as a child with her dance idol Darcey Bussell. She was just an 11-year-old student at the Royal Ballet School when she...

 
Royal letters to go on display at Battle of Jutland centenary exhibition

Royal letters to go on display at Battle of Jutland centenary exhibition

The one weak spot in the mighty armour plating of the Dreadnought battleships was their gun turrets – and that was where a century ago a nervous 20-year-old officer called Bertie spent the crucial naval engagement of the first world war, the Battle of...

 
Third of British workers may benefit from new legal pay level

Third of British workers may benefit from new legal pay level

Up to a third of workers in parts of Britain will gain from George Osborne’s national living wage when it is introduced this week, according to a thinktank that specialises in monitoring the living standards of people on modest incomes. The Resolution...

 
Leave campaign set to argue that staying in EU jeopardises Britain's security

Leave campaign set to argue that staying in EU jeopardises Britain's security

The Leave campaign will this week bolster its argument that remaining in the European Union would jeopardise Britain’s security, as justice minister Dominic Raab gives a speech on Thursday arguing that the “unyielding principle” of free movement makes...

 
Briton Ben Innes who posed for 'selfie' with Egyptair hijacker praised by relatives

Briton Ben Innes who posed for 'selfie' with Egyptair hijacker praised by relatives

A British man who posed smiling for a photo with his hijacker on board an Egyptair flight has been praised by relatives for his cheeky behaviour. Ben Innes, 26, was one of three foreigners and four crew held hostage when Seif Eldin Mustafa hijacked...

 


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