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October 18, 2017 5:00 AM Remembering the Barrow Bridge Mission

ALAN Simpson’s memories of growing up in Bolton are now told in his latest book — A Matchstick’s Journey. The story is based on Alan’s recollections of walking in the Bolton countryside with his grandfather and following the imagined journey of a matchstick they threw into the river — a story we began in last week’s Looking Back. He talks fondly of Barrow 22

October 18, 2017 5:00 AM Have you spotted this artist through a gallery's window?

WALKERS passing a city centre gallery will be able to watch an artist at work this week. Laurence Vallières, from Montreal, is working at The Art of Protest gallery, in Little Stonegate, working on a number of specially commissioned sculptures. She produces playful sculptural works creating massive, often life-sized sculptures of animals out of recycled 20

October 17, 2017 9:54 PM Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU – A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts 58

October 17, 2017 5:01 PM Newcastle up for sale: Latest odds on who could be the Magpies next majority shareholder

From Mark Zuckerburg to Vince McMahon, from Shahid Khan to Donald Trump; the men bookies have given odds to buy Newcastle It has now been over 24 hours since Mike Ashley placed Newcastle United officially up for sale, and there has been boundless amounts of speculation since. Ashley has been unofficially searching for a buyer for three to four months 32

October 17, 2017 2:15 PM 'It happens every week': Birdman star Andrea Riseborough reveals her torment under relentless 'psychologically damaging' sexual harassment

British actress Andrea Riseborough, who starred in Birdman, has claimed she witnesses 'sexual inappropriacy' almost every week. Riseborough, who was doing press interviews to promote her latest movie The Death of Stalin, was asked about her views on the ongoing sex scandal involving producer Harvey Weinstein. The movie mogul is facing allegations from more than two dozen 23

October 17, 2017 1:45 PM Spanish prosecutors accuse Marcelo of tax fraud

MADRID (AP) - Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid left back Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of nearly half a million euros. Prosecutors say the Brazil international defrauded authorities of 490,917.70 euros ($579,348) in 2013. They say the irregularities are related to Marcelo's use of companies abroad to handle earnings from image 22

October 17, 2017 1:45 PM Ron Chernow's latest historical subject: Ulysses Grant

NEW YORK (AP) - As he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument. The historian whose Alexander Hamilton biography was the basis for the Broadway musical "Hamilton" is now hoping to raise the reputation of a long-disparaged president. As recently as 2002, a Siena University 20

October 17, 2017 12:30 PM Spanish pilot dies in military jet crash at base near Madrid

A pilot has died in a military jet crash at an air base outside Madrid, Spain's defence ministry has said. A ministry spokesman said the F-18 jet crashed at the Torrejon de Ardoz base on Tuesday during take-off. The ministry said it had no details on the cause of the incident, which took place shortly after 11pm local time. Television images showed a massive 24

October 17, 2017 12:05 PM Bosnian region raises $12.1 mln in 9-mo T-bills auction at higher cost

SARAJEVO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Bosnia's autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation on Tuesday raised 20 million Bosnian marka ($12.1 million) through an auction of nine-month treasury bills, aimed at helping it plug budget gap and finance maturing debt, the Finance Ministry said. Below are the auction details: Auction date Previous auction 17/10/17 08/11/16 9-month 18

October 17, 2017 11:00 AM Big shake-up of Kent's Parliamentary constituencies proposed

It’s all change and no change in the proposed boundary review of Kent parliamentary constituencies in the Electoral Commission’s latest draft proposals published today. The county currently has 17 constituencies and will retain that number after the re-organisation, but two of them will be cross-border constituencies and include voters from East Sussex 17