News archive from 30 October 2016

Mark McCall dismayed by Saracens' failure to secure bonus point

Mark McCall lamented Saracens' final-quarter slump that meant they failed to secure the bonus point in Saturday's 24-10 Aviva Premiership victory over Leicester. The champions led 17-3 at half-time and then added a third try through Billy Vunipola in...

Belper News, 00:02 in Sport

SNP under attack for legislative vacuum since election

Nicola Sturgeon has come under fire after analysis showing her government has failed to introduce a single piece of legislation to Holyrood since the SNP won the Scottish election almost six months ago. The Scottish Conservatives accused the First...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics

John Kerry in Ireland for Brexit talks and peace prize

US secretary of state John Kerry has paid a visit to Ireland for talks on subjects including Brexit. Kerry yesterday met the Republic’s foreign affairs minister, Charlie Flanagan, and was also presented with the Tipperary International Peace Award for...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics

Genetics show many Scots are descended from Russian nomads

The Scots of today are descended from a pastoral, nomadic people living in the Russian Steppes, who were among the first humans to make use of the wheel. New research conducted at Harvard University has discovered that genetic material which derives...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics

US election: Clinton campaign condemns FBI email move

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign team has challenged the FBI over its decision to brief US lawmakers on a new inquiry into the Democratic candidate's email use. FBI Director James Comey informed Congress of the move in a letter on Friday, 11...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
Will we believe a man who says he’s on the pill?

Will we believe a man who says he’s on the pill?

What is it about producing medical male contraception that seems so uniquely difficult? Why is it that decades have passed since the female pill became freely available and still the “male pill” is dangled as some tantalising hope that it’s going to...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
My cancer diary: ‘There’s a new drug, but the NHS won’t pay. Private cost? £15,624 a month!’

My cancer diary: ‘There’s a new drug, but the NHS won’t pay. Private cost? £15,624 a month!’

Monday 24 October My 11th dose of high-energy radiation, which, to be honest, I’m finding a bit more punishing than the seven cycles of chemotherapy I’ve just finished. I’ve lost my appetite, I’m more tired at the end of the day, and pain when I eat...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health

Pep Guardiola relieved after four-goal show from Manchester City

Pep Guardiola praised goalscorers Sergio Aguero and IIkay Gundogan after Manchester City returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion against West Brom. Guardiola was a relieved boss after the longest winless run of his managerial career ended with a...

Michael Buble: I was told my music wouldn't sell

Michael Buble: I was told my music wouldn't sell

Michael Buble has revealed how he went from bank to bank to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to persuade a music executive to sign him at the start of his career. The Canadian singer told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs that the executive told...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri hails spirit of his players and says jinx of Tottenham is written in the...

Claudio Ranieri left London with a satisfied smile on his face and it was nothing to do with a remarkable personal record against Spurs which he extended 11 Premier League games without defeat. Ranieri was purring because he detected Leicester had...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
When should you do your Christmas shopping?

When should you do your Christmas shopping?

It is a mild weekday in late October, and mother and daughter Julie Pasifull and Abby Forster are already Christmas shopping on Oxford Street. Abby says they are doing it now because "leaving it to the last minute is a lot more stressful and all...

BBC, 00:19 in Regional

Dissident's wife 'mistreated' in Bahrain following husband's London protest

The wife of a UK-based Bahraini dissident was "mistreated" in the Gulf state hours after he took part in a Downing Street protest against the country's regime, it has been claimed. Duaa Alwadaei was detained at Bahrain airport and quizzed...


X Factor hopefuls trick and treat judges with mixed bag on fright night

The X Factor spooked viewers with a fright night theme for Halloween - but contestants were hoping for screams of delight rather than horror. ITV's singing contest saw the remaining acts bring out their scariest performances, with the show's finale...


Laura Whitmore 'didn't stop crying' after being forced to pull out of Strictly

Laura Whitmore has confessed to never having cried so much as she did when she was forced to pull out of last weekend's Strictly Come Dancing due to an ankle injury. The TV presenter, 31, also revealed her upset over letting people down for missing...


Gemma Chan 'nearly fell down stairs' while playing robot in Humans

Humans star Gemma Chan has revealed how close she came to falling down three flights of stone stairs while playing robot Anita in the hit show. The actress stars in the drama set in a parallel present where families use life-like humanoids, known as...


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