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Mexico 1971: When women's football hit the big time

Mexico 1971: When women's football hit the big time

It was short lived.... but for three memorable weeks in the summer of 1971 women's football flared brightly like a comet, before crashing back down to earth again. Just 14 months after Brazil had crushed Italy in the 1970 men's final in Mexico City,...

Friday, 07:19 in Sport
 
Williams railways review to look at 'all options'

Williams railways review to look at 'all options'

Keith Williams, who is heading a year-long review of UK railways, has refused to rule out nationalisation as a possible recommendation to government. Mr Williams is a deputy chairman of John Lewis Partnership and former chief executive of British...

Friday, 06:44 in Business
 
Ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues

Ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues

When Meenakshi Sarkar landed a job as a teaching fellow at Leeds University after a successful career in business in India, she was delighted. But the university put her on the lowest possible academic pay band, leaving her struggling financially. It...

Friday, 06:05 in Regional
 
The Irish border and Brexit explained by @BorderIrish

The Irish border and Brexit explained by @BorderIrish

The 310 mile border cutting through Ireland currently separates the Republic from Northern Ireland. After Brexit, it will be the only land border separating the UK from the EU. But it's also the only border in the world (as far as we know) to have its...

Friday, 05:48 in Regional
 
Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart quits as host amid tweets row

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart quits as host amid tweets row

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart says he has stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscars following a controversy over homophobic tweets. He said he did not want to be a distraction and that he was "sorry he had hurt people". The choice of Hart...

Friday, 05:40 in World News
 
Australia data encryption laws explained

Australia data encryption laws explained

Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and crime. However...

Friday, 05:09 in World News
 
Golden Globes: Constance Wu is first Asian woman nominated in decades

Golden Globes: Constance Wu is first Asian woman nominated in decades

Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe best lead actress nomination, the first Asian woman in 44 years to be named in the category. Wu, who was nominated for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, said she was "ecstatic but also in shock". The...

Friday, 04:47 in World News
 
'Meaningful vote' compromise bid dismissed by Brexiteers

'Meaningful vote' compromise bid dismissed by Brexiteers

A government bid to find a compromise to win over rebels before the Commons Brexit vote has run into criticism. A Tory backbench amendment - understood to have No 10's backing - offers MPs more of a say over the contentious issue of the Northern...

Friday, 04:11 in Regional
 
India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released

India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released

An Indian man has been released from prison after more than a month, for posting satirical tweets about erotic sculptures in a temple. In September, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, posted a video in which he makes disparaging comments about the famous Konark...

Friday, 03:31 in World News
 
Air travel for disabled passengers 'on the up'

Air travel for disabled passengers 'on the up'

Air travel could become smoother and less fraught for disabled passengers if a new charter for airlines and airports is adopted, say ministers. Disabled flyers have long complained of lost or damaged wheelchairs, struggles with access on planes and in...

Friday, 02:23 in Regional
 
Frightened Rabbit preparing for 'highly emotional' return

Frightened Rabbit preparing for 'highly emotional' return

Frightened Rabbit are to play for the first time this weekend since the death of singer Scott Hutchison. Mr Hutchison's body was found on the banks of the Firth of Forth after he killed himself in May. His family said there had been concerns about his...

Friday, 02:05 in Regional
 
New Scottish film studio site announced

New Scottish film studio site announced

An enormous industrial building in the Port of Leith has been identified as the home of a major film and television studio for Scotland. Screen Scotland, the organisation tasked with boosting the industry, is now trying to find the right private...

Friday, 02:05 in Regional
 
Call for women to take up jobs working with trees

Call for women to take up jobs working with trees

A new initiative aims to encourage more women to consider a career working with trees. The Arboriculture Association has set up a working group to promote tree surgery, tree nursery work and contract management roles to women. Almost 90% of the...

Friday, 02:05 in Regional
 
Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN'

Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN'

US President Donald Trump is set to announce state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report. One of the reports came from Fox News, where Ms Nauert has previously worked as a presenter. Nikki...

Friday, 02:02 in World News
 
Strictly Come Dancing: Is Ashley Roberts 'too good' to be a contestant?

Strictly Come Dancing: Is Ashley Roberts 'too good' to be a contestant?

There are some things you can depend on happening every Christmas. Mariah Carey on the radio. The Queen's speech on the TV. A chocolate orange in your stocking. And, like clockwork, a Strictly contestant being accused of having too much dance...

Friday, 01:35 in Regional
 


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