News archive from 1 January 2015

Getting together for some carols - and cake for Mayor!

Getting together for some carols - and cake for Mayor!

Suzanne Oulton took this overhead picture of Todmorden Schools' packed Advent service at St Mary's Church in the run up to Christmas. The children were representing their Primary Schools and singing a selection of songs plus doing some readings. Also...

 
How you can clinch your dream job in 2015

How you can clinch your dream job in 2015

Recruitment supremo james reed tells Grant Woodward how to get ahead. IT’S nearly a new year – and for many that means the start of the hunt for a new job. And who better to guide you through the process than James Reed? After all, as chairman of the...

 
Revealed: Eco-friendly spin on road toll scheme

Revealed: Eco-friendly spin on road toll scheme

DONALD Dewar's Labour-led administration attempted to present plans for a controversial road toll scheme as a green policy to tackle congestion, writes Tom Peterkin. Newly released papers reveal that Scotland’s first transport minister Sarah Boyack...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Why Donald Dewar didn’t condemn Royal Catholic ban

Why Donald Dewar didn’t condemn Royal Catholic ban

DONALD Dewar feared that backing SNP calls to end the ban on Catholics acceding to the throne would disrupt the Northern Ireland peace process, it has emerged. Newly declassified documents giving an insight into the birth of devolution reveal the late...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Magna Vitae takes over leisure services in East Lindsey

Magna Vitae takes over leisure services in East Lindsey

"Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture' takes over the provision of Leisure, Culture and Health services in East Lindsey today. From today (January 1, 2015) Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture will assume responsibility for managing and...

 

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David Cameron and Ed Miliband issue new year messages

David Cameron and Ed Miliband issue new year messages

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have issued new year messages as they prepare for a flurry of general election campaigning in the first few days of 2015. With just over four months until voters go to the polls on 7 May, the leaders of the two main...

Guardian, 00:13 in Politics
 
Second Scottish Ebola scare patient gets all-clear

Second Scottish Ebola scare patient gets all-clear

A woman who had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary amid fears she was suffering from the Ebola virus was given the all-clear late on Tuesday night. A patient who was placed in isolation at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro, also...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Health
 
Millions Across UK Welcome 2015 With A Bang

Millions Across UK Welcome 2015 With A Bang

Millions of people around the UK have celebrated the arrival of 2015, including with spectacular fireworks displays in London and Edinburgh. In the capital, hundreds of thousands of people lined the River Thames for a fireworks show timed to the...

 
PM's Stark New Year Warning For Voters

PM's Stark New Year Warning For Voters

David Cameron has delivered a stark New Year message to British voters - warning the country faces "chaos" if it changes economic course. A Labour win in the General Election would send the country spiralling backwards and jeopardise the...

 

Miliband aides dismiss Blair claim

Allies of Ed Miliband have rallied around him after former prime minister Tony Blair appeared to cast doubt on Labour's chances of success at the general election. The former prime minister insisted comments in which he suggested a party fighting on a...

 
Balloon plan to get The Interview into North Korea

Balloon plan to get The Interview into North Korea

A SOUTH Korean activist said yesterday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's The Interview toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong-un. The comedy depicting an assassination attempt on...

 
Tragedy for family as boy accidently shoots own mother dead

Tragedy for family as boy accidently shoots own mother dead

Three traumatised girls and their two-year-old cousin were being comforted by family after the toddler shot his mother dead as the five shopped in an Idaho Walmart store. The incident happened when the little boy reached into Veronica J Rutledge’s...

 
How generosity of Scots will save African turtles

How generosity of Scots will save African turtles

A SCOTTISH-backed conservation project is set to help save endangered sea turtles in the "jewel of Africa". The Lamu region is home to half of all the turtle nests found along the coast of Kenya, but development of a major shipping port and...

 

UK retailers upbeat about prospects for 2015 - industry survey

Just over two-thirds responded that they expected to increase investment levels. Weak consumer demand was the biggest cause of worry for retailers, followed by business rates tax, the survey showed. "The retail industry will be doing its part to...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 


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