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June 18, 2018 9:46 PM FIBA changes way women's hoops teams qualify for Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) - FIBA is changing the way women's basketball teams qualify for the Olympics and world cup. The International Basketball Federation announced Sunday the new system that will give more countries a chance to qualify for both major international events. "It will give more teams a chance to play and host tournaments," said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley 6

June 18, 2018 4:07 PM Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

SARANSK, Russia (AP) - Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments. Japan coach Akira Nishino, who built his professional reputation coaching Gamba Osaka, said he and a number of his players have acquaintances or loved ones affected by Monday's 5

June 18, 2018 3:01 PM Petition to save Moulsecoomb Primary School staff

Last month, The Argus reported that 11 staff at the primary school were at risk of compulsory redundancy as a result of cuts to funding. Consultations between the school and Brighton and Hove City Council on the future of the staff have drawn to a close, with further meetings with the school and local education authority planned for this week. Angela

June 17, 2018 11:45 PM Civil servants will be quizzed on what school they went to in a drive to increase diversity

Whitehall bosses are to ask staff if they went to private school in a drive to increase diversity. As part of a survey of ‘socio-economic’ issues, civil servants will be asked to state the type of school they attended. Other topics will include whether they qualified for free school meals as children and the profession and academic qualifications of their 8

June 17, 2018 2:58 AM ISIS KILL over 25 people in car bomb ATTACK amid Taliban and Afghan Eid ceasefire

ISIS have killed at least 26 people from Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar after carrying out a car bomb attack on Saturday whilst soldiers and militants celebrated an Eid ceasefire. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack while the Taliban denied involvement. Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants had earlier entered the Afghan 9

June 15, 2018 3:51 PM Stephen Hawking's memorial service LIVE: Latest as renowned physicist’s ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey

Professor Stephen Hawking's voice will be beamed into space as his ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey today. The broadcast is set to take place following a service that will feature readings and addresses from Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the physicist in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake, among others. One thousand members of the public 3 2

June 15, 2018 5:03 AM Mytham Primary School celebrates 50 years

The Mayor of Bolton Cllr Elaine Sherrington attended the anniversary event where she saw pupils from all year groups acros the school performing dances to the music of everything from the Beatles to Abba and beyond. The mayor saw a parade of the children including her own grandchildren William and Edward Simpkins who are pupils at the school. She also unveiled 2

June 14, 2018 4:00 AM Protester was on top of lorry for 19 hours

AN anti-fracking protester who sat on top of a lorry for 19 hours is wanted on warrant. Matthew Thomas Eade, 22, of no fixed address, failed to attend two trials on the same day at York Magistrates' Court. The trials went ahead in his absence and he was convicted twice of hindering others going about their lawful business and a warrant was issued for his arrest 11

June 7, 2018 9:34 AM House struck by lightning near New Romney

A house near New Romney was struck by lightning last night, which caused holes in the roof of the property. Fire crews (KFRS) attended the house in Alfred Road, Greatstone at around 11.30pm. The residents had heard a loud bang, they lost power and then saw smoke coming from the fuse box, so called KFRS. Two fire engines attended the incident, although 11

June 6, 2018 9:00 AM Pride organisers expect best yet

ORGANISERS of this year’s York Pride festival expect it to be the biggest and best yet. Charity York Pride holds a summer festival each year, and this year it will take place on Saturday. The festival will once again feature a parade, which is expected to attract thousands of people, including representatives from the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal 6