September 2017 / 84 posts found

Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving – BBC News

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He rejoined his boyhood club Everton this summer, 13 years after leaving the Merseyside team for Manchester United. Rooney's court hearing is set for 18 September - the day after Everton take on Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Public sector pay cap to be lifted

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Teachers' pay declining, warns OECD Reality Check: Is public sector pay higher than private? Unite boss 'would back illegal strikes' Public sector pay was frozen for two years in 2010, except for those earning less than £21,000 a year, and since 2013, rises have been capped at 1% - below the rate of inflation. There has been speculation in recent weeks the cap could be lifted in response to worries about its impact on staff recruitment and retention and morale in the public sector. Announcing the increases for police and prison officers, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss said [...]

Brexit: UK to be ‘educated’ about consequences, says Barnier – BBC News

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PM appeals to backbench Tories over Brexit Brexit: All you need to know The EU suggested little substantive progress had been made on three key "separation" issues, the size of the UK's financial liabilities to the EU, the future of the Irish border and citizens' rights after Brexit. Mr Barnier accused the UK of "nostalgia" and cast doubt on whether enough progress had been made to broaden the discussions, in the autumn, to consider the UK's post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU. This led to a frosty response from British ministers, one of whom, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, said [...]

It’s confirmed: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are getting married

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Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie attend the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" season 7. Image: Getty Images It's official, guys.  SEE ALSO: Dolce & Gabbana bends the knee for House Targaryen with Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke ads After months of speculation, rumours, and reports, we have confirmation that Game of Thrones lovebirds Kit Harington (a.k.a. Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (a.k.a. Ygritte) are tying the knot.  While People reported the news on Tuesday, everybody took it with a pinch of salt as several lifestyle and entertainment sites — including Life & Styleand Bustle — had alreadyreported it [...]

Mother finds no body in her baby’s coffin – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLydia Reid has been campaigning for 42 years to find out what happened to her son's body A mother who has been fighting for 42 years to find out what happened to her dead baby's remains has discovered his coffin was buried with no body in it. Lydia Reid was granted a court order for an exhumation to be carried out at the burial plot in Edinburgh last week but no human remains were found. The exhumation was conducted by respected forensic anthropologist Prof Dame Sue Black. Her report concluded that the [...]

Briton dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFawas Lafeer, the owner of a surf school in Sri Lanka describes the moment Paul McClean was attacked A British man has died in Sri Lanka after being attacked by a crocodile, his employer has confirmed. Paul McClean, 24, from Thames Ditton in Surrey, was dragged into a river near Arugam Bay, witnesses said. Fawas Lafeer, who owns the nearby Safa Surf School, told BBC 5 live the Financial Times journalist was attacked while washing his hands in the river . Local police said Mr McClean's body was found in a lagoon [...]

Dallas Cowboys, aka ‘America’s Team,’ kneels before the national anthem on Monday Night Football

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The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem played before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The Dallas Cowboys are about as American as American football gets, and even they kneeled before their game Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals.  To be clear, "America's Team" — along with its famous billionaire owner Jerry Jones — kneeled before the national anthem on Monday Night Football.  SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests Fans in Arizona booing the Cowboys for kneeling before the anthem pic.twitter.com/RKW1ZRnugB [...]

William and Harry visit Princess Diana memorial – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe princes and the Duchess of Cambridge visited the garden together Prince William and Prince Harry have visited a London memorial garden for their mother on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. The White Garden, at Kensington Palace, was planted to mark 20 years since Princess Diana died in a car crash. The Duchess of Cambridge joined the princes on the garden tour. A spokeswoman for Kensington Palace said: "The engagement will allow the princes to pay tribute to the life and work of their mother." They met representatives [...]

Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle snag Emmys for ‘SNL’ appearances

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Sean Spicer's tenure in the White House may have ended, but we'll have Melissa McCarthy's impressions of him forever. At Sunday's Creative Arts Awards for the 2017 Emmys, McCarthy took home the statue for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live Season 42. SEE ALSO: Surprise: Trump completely changed the way 'Saturday Night Live' is made Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series was also an SNL victory, for Dave Chappelle's post-election hosting gig. Both actors were part of multiple sketches in their guest roles, but each had a zeitgeist-y standout moment: Chappelle's monologue and [...]

Former astronaut and NFL player asks Trump if he’s fit for the job

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The official portrait of astronaut Leland Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout. Image: NASA/REX/Shutterstock Leland Melvin — former astronaut, NFL player, engineer, author, and owner of the best damn official NASA photo of all time — shared a perfect takedown of President Donald Trump to his Facebook page on Saturday. In his post, Melvin condemned Trump for many of his recent actions, calling them both "boorish and disgusting." The post touches on multiple incidents, including Trump's NFL-connected attacks on free speech, his tweet which depicted violence against Hillary Clinton, his comments after protesters clashed with racists in Charlottesville last [...]