• World War Two spy’s row with wife ‘almost ruined D-Day’ – BBC News
  • Nottingham anti-begging posters banned by advertising authority – BBC News
  • Grown men cried when Teesside’s last steel mill shut – but what happened next? – BBC News
  • The challenge facing Labour in Oldham – BBC News
  • Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab

World War Two spy’s row with wife ‘almost ruined D-Day’ – BBC News

His feedback of false information to the Nazis diverted them away from the scene of the actual D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. Mrs Pujol not only struggled to cope with the pressure of the family’s double life but also became homesick. She was missing Spanish food and became upset at her husband being absent so often. Fears that the Pujol family would be recognised on the streets of London,…


Grown men cried when Teesside’s last steel mill shut – but what happened next? – BBC News

It is now owned by British Steel – a brand revived in 2016 by an investment group when it bought a division of Tata Steel. Media captionRedcar steelworks closure: One year on It is a clever use of the name that once defined the nation’s steel industry, an industry that once employed around 33,000 on Teesside. Today, it is around 1,200. On 28 September last year, Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK…


The challenge facing Labour in Oldham – BBC News

Media captionA look at the problems facing Labour in Oldham At Oldham’s annual end-of-summer carnival you see the town’s 20th-Century history in flesh and blood. The crowds mingle in the sunshine, kids queue for ice-cream, adults for fish and chips; young Asian women in saris or headscarves enjoy the fairground rides and shirtless men with dogs on chains watch performers on temporary stages. It is a tradition that dates back…


Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab

(CNN)A Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine’s October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited praise in some quarters and provoked condemnation in others. She’ll appear alongside a sex activist, a comedian and novelist as part of the magazine’s “Renegade” series, which highlights people who have “risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love.” Earlier this year, Playboy changed directions,…


Was it necessary to shoot Keith Lamont Scott?

(CNN)We all wondered why Chief Kerr Putney refused to release the police video footage of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot dead this month by a Charlotte police officer. If social media is any indication, that plea alone is subject to at least three interpretations: 1) Mrs. Scott is telling her husband to not use the gun that the officers are ordering him to drop; 2) Mrs….


South Asia’s ‘disposable women’ – BBC News

Dream wedding Marriage for Sunita, not her real name, began how she had always dreamed it would in a grand venue in India’s Punjab region, with hundreds of guests and a beautiful red dress. “Everything was great,” she says, as she runs through photos of her big day on her phone. After the wedding, her new husband stayed with her for a month in India before returning to his home…


Bridgegate: Port Authority officials planned to make Fort Lee ‘traffic jam as bad as possible’

Newark (CNN)Former Port Authority executives and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie staffers planned to make the traffic from the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge “as bad as possible,” according to testimony heard in federal court Monday. David Wildstein, former Port Authority director of Interstate Capital Projects, testified that in June 2013, Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, was upset that their office had not…


Reid signals possible solution to funding stalemate

Washington (CNN)Four days before the government is scheduled to run out of money, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain at odds about whether to add millions of dollars for Flint, Michigan, to a spending bill to keep agencies operating. Democrats are insisting help for Flint — hard hit last year by lead poisoning in its drinking water supply — be attached to the must-pass bill. If it’s not, they vow to…


Top US Supreme Court Decisions Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at some of the most important cases decided by the US Supreme Court since 1789. 1803 – Marbury v. MadisonThis decision established the system of checks and balances and the power of the Supreme Court within the federal government. Situation: Federalist William Marbury and many others were appointed to positions by outgoing President John Adams. The appointments were not finalized before the new Secretary of State James…


Junior doctors: No more strikes, so what next? – BBC News

It only took a few days of warnings about patient safety from the General Medical Council and the leadership of NHS England for the BMA to think again and scrap the first set of five-day walkouts in mid-September. Fresh perspective Continued murmurings about the danger to patients developed in the days leading up to the weekend meeting of the Junior Doctors’ Committee (JDC). But the most likely outcome seemed to…


‘This isn’t Pompeii, this is Aleppo’

(CNN)As Aleppo was hammered by 200 airstrikes this weekend, activists and aid workers posted dozens of pictures and videos online. Each of them heartbreaking, each of them helping to convey horror of the besieged city. On Friday afternoon, a photo of a father and son who had fallen victim to the war emerged. Covered in blood and dust, the pressure of the rubble holding their final postures in place.


A possible new swing state and old problems in Ohio?

Washington (CNN)Shifting terrain in three battlegrounds, the ‘debate expectations’ game in full effect, and how historically black colleges and universities factor into 2016. It’s all a part of our ‘Inside Politics’ forecast. 1) Battleground Ohio: Trump has momentum — and Clinton Is MIA Arizona, a swing state? Georgia and Arizona are two traditionally red presidential states that have come up as potential Clinton targets this year. The smart money is…


Three Billion To Cure All Diseases: Paging Mr. Zuckerberg And Dr. Chan

In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, prepare for a speech in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) The question, taken at face value, seems preposterous: Can we cure all diseases in our childrens lifetime? It takes a very bold thinker to answer, Yes. And it takes very deep pockets to try to make it happen. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his…


Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS 11bn – BBC News

Dr Rebecca Wagstaff of PHE says these conditions pose a real threat to the future sustainability of the health service. “When you look back to Victorian times, we worried about things like diphtheria and polio, and we’ve actually managed to conquer those now. “The new threats are things like diabetes and chronic bronchitis. They could overwhelm us.” “They are illnesses for which there is no cure, and they cost the…


Science confirms beer goggles do exist, drinking makes us friendlier

Science has proven what many a beer drinker probably already knows drinking beer makes you nicer and more likely to be attracted to others. Thats according to a new study conducted by researchers in Switzerland, the BBC reports, where a team from University Hospital in Basel conducted tests with 60 men and women. Researchers had an equal number of both sexes engage in a wide variety of tasks, including face…


6 Healthy Ballpark Snacks

 (Sarah Bossert) While part of the food ritual of a baseball game is enjoying a hot dog and nachos, if youre batting up for some healthier options, youre in luck. Some Major League Baseball parks have started offering better-for-you baseball fare. If the Little League has stolen your attention this season, you have even more control over what snacks will fuel your game. Check out these ballpark food options for…


Ryder Cup 2016: Lee Westwood fires shot at Davis Love’s “best ever” claim

(CNN)Shots have been fired between senior figures of the US and European Ryder Cup teams a full week before taking to the greens at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Davis Love III, who captained the losing 2012 US Ryder Cup team, told PGA Tour Radio on Friday that this US squad “is the best golf team maybe ever assembled.” Onboard the MetLife Blimp “People have always seemed to try to do too much…


Elephant In The Room, Edison Becomes One Of Ohio’s Statues On Capitol Hill

From left, Ohio House of Representatives Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., applaud during the unveiling of the statue of Thomas Edison in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The elephant in the room, is, well, in this case, the elephant in the…


Scots teachers ‘dangerously overstretched’ by vacancies – BBC News

Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott said teachers would be “dangerously overstretched” unless action was taken to address the shortages. ‘Increase pressure’ His party has called for a penny increase in income tax in order to raise money for education spending. He said: “Thousands of pupils faced the prospect of going back to school without a dedicated class teacher in place. “This can only increase pressure on other teachers and…


White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack

Washington (CNN)Most white working-class voters who are evangelical Christians — like most white evangelicals — would consider voting for Donald Trump. But it’s not because they believe he shares their conservative Christian values. Rather, they agree with him that America is not as great as it once was, according to a new CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The economy stinks but I’m OK Working class whites blame D.C. but want more…


Vintage clothes priced by weight attract young shoppers – BBC News

It may be a relatively new phenomenon in this country, but shops selling clothes by the weight are popular in Holland and parts of eastern Europe. Image copyright Jenessa Williams Image caption Designer and artist Elizabeth Ilsley wearing one of her customised leather jackets at a Vintage Kilo sale. Rebranding Maria Malone, principal lecturer in fashion business at the Manchester Fashion Institute, says her students attend the sales and, as…