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New Year celebrations: NZ’s Auckland first world city to welcome in 2017

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huge crowds gathered for the fireworks display in Auckland Auckland in New Zealand has become the first major world city to welcome 2017. Fireworks erupted from the 328m (1,080ft) tall Sky Tower in the city centre. Polynesia and Pacific islands including Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati entered 2017 at 10:00 GMT. [...]

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Iraq Baghdad: 28 dead as twin bombs rip through market

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blasts hit during the Saturday morning rush in a busy market area At least 28 people have died in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a double bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The explosions happened one after another in the busy al-Sinak market. More than 50 people were [...]

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New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA, EPA, Getty Image caption Andy Murray, Patricia Routledge, Anna Wintour and Mo Farah are all picked out for recognition this year Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among the Olympic stars recognised in a New Year Honours list which also includes big names from the entertainment world. Rio 2016 men’s [...]

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Cabinet files reveal plan to shoot nuclear intruders

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionProtester tells what he found when he got on board HMS Repulse Sentries at Faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders after three people broke into a nuclear submarine, cabinet papers show. PM Margaret Thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was “horrified” that the intrusion had succeeded. The papers [...]

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Oxford Bus Company coach overturns on M40 in thick fog

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Highways England Image caption South Central Ambulance Service described the crash as a ‘major incident’ Seventeen people were hurt when a coach veered off a motorway slip road and overturned while driving in heavy fog. The Oxford Bus Company vehicle came off the M40 slip road northbound at junction seven near Thame at [...]

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Russia moves to expel US diplomats in response to sanctions

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia’s foreign ministry wants to expel US diplomats from Moscow in response The Russian foreign ministry has called for the expulsion of 35 US diplomats in response to a similar move by Washington. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the request had been made to President Vladimir Putin. The Obama administration [...]

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Boxer Ricky Hatton: ‘I tried to kill myself several times’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Ricky Hatton, the former World Champion boxer, has battled depression throughout his career. As part of her guest editorship of the Today programme, Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams wanted to find out what kind of support is offered to professional boxers and if that’s different to what’s available to amateurs like her. Now retired, Hatton [...]

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Senior GP Helen Stokes-Lampard voices fears for services

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Dr Stokes-Lampard said GP surgeries were “already on thin ice” Britain’s leading GP says she is “profoundly concerned” about how doctors will cope with demand over the busy winter period. Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs Council, said general practice was “skating on thin ice”, warning: “Something [...]

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US actress Debbie Reynolds dies grieving for daughter Carrie Fisher

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionA look back at the life and career of Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds, who starred opposite Gene Kelly in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, has died a day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. The US actress, 84, had been rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke. Her son, Todd [...]

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Carrie Fisher: Star Wars fans pay tribute in Hollywood

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 28, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Fans in Hollywood have been remembering Carrie Fisher, who has died aged 60 after a cardiac arrest. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38449042

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