News archive from 1 February 2014

Doctor who gave wife heroin banned for 9 months

Doctor who gave wife heroin banned for 9 months

A SCOTTISH doctor who watched his wife collapse after injecting her with heroin has been suspended for just nine months when a tribunal found he was unlikely to offend again. Dr Ashley Sibery gave wife Sital the drug so she could experience what it...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
Amanda Knox ‘will never willingly return to Italy’

Amanda Knox ‘will never willingly return to Italy’

Amanda Knox has said she will never willingly go back to Italy to face a 28-year prison sentence for murdering British student Meredith Kercher. She made the comments on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday, a day after the guilty verdict against her...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
William Roache trial: Actor ‘haunted by Savile’

William Roache trial: Actor ‘haunted by Savile’

The CASE against Coronation Street's William Roache is "nonsense", with the trial haunted by the "spectre" of Jimmy Savile, a court heard yesterday. Louise Blackwell QC, defending Roache, poured scorn on the idea that the actor...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Huhne speeding points judge faces retrial

Huhne speeding points judge faces retrial

PART-TIME judge Constance Briscoe is to stand trial for a second time over charges that she lied to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points case, after a jury failed to reach verdicts at the conclusion of the first trial yesterday....

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

U.S. retailer Michaels warns of possible payment card breach

If confirmed, it would mark the second known data breach since 2011 at Michaels, which is preparing to sell shares in an initial public offering. "We are concerned there may have been a data security attack on Michaels that may have affected our...

 
Next lines up further £75m for shareholders

Next lines up further £75m for shareholders

Investors in fashion chain Next are to share in an additional £75 million special dividend payment, it was announced yesterday. When the group updated on festive trading at the start of January it suspended its share buyback programme and said it...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Broadband television battle heats up

Comment: Broadband television battle heats up

IN MILITARY theory, the defending force usually has the advantage against an attacker. But in Britain’s broadband television war, upstart BT’s blitzkrieg tactics seem to have caught the BSykB defences off guard. Yesterday BT reported pre-tax profits...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
U.S. FAA downgrades India aviation rating; Air India, Jet hit

U.S. FAA downgrades India aviation rating; Air India, Jet hit

India's government said it expected to resolve by March all concerns raised by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, including appointing an adequate number of flight operation inspectors, and would approach the U.S. regulator for a review of its...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 
How to cut down the cost of divorce

How to cut down the cost of divorce

PERSONAL FINANCE: Jennifer Gallagher writes on the steps you can take to lessen the financial pain of marital separation Planning saves money Most solicitors’ charges are time-based so use that time wisely. The costs of consulting a solicitor in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Homeowners face shortfalls amid payout plunge

Homeowners face shortfalls amid payout plunge

PERSONAL FINANCE: While Standard Life pension savers celebrate, endowments are hit, writes Jeff Salway Thousands of homeowners with Standard Life endowments maturing this year face mortgage shortfalls as payouts slump to a new low. The Edinburgh-based...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Hoellinger returns as Glenmorangie whisky boss

Hoellinger returns as Glenmorangie whisky boss

MARC Hoellinger has returned to Scotland to take up the post of chief executive of The Glenmorangie Company. Hoellinger is a marketing veteran who has held a number of positions in the sector and was latterly wines and spirits marketing strategy...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Judge gives permission for caesarean section on mentally ill woman

A high court judge has given doctors permission to perform an urgent caesarean section on a mentally ill woman who has diabetes. Mr Justice Hayden gave specialists working for the Royal Free London NHS Trust the go-ahead after a five-hour hearing in...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Pupil excluded from primary school for flouting healthy eating policy

Pupil excluded from primary school for flouting healthy eating policy

A primary school in Colnbrook has excluded a child for four days over its healthy eating policy. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA A six-year-old boy has been excluded from his primary school for four days amid a stand-off between his parents and the...

Guardian, 00:10 in Learning
 
Africa’s only polar bear mourns death of partner

Africa’s only polar bear mourns death of partner

Wang, the only polar bear in Africa, has taken the death of his life-long partner very hard, tearing up toys and grass in the enclosure they shared. Two weeks after his loss, he is still grieving. Geebee, 30, was found dead in the pool of her...

 
Great Barrier Reef under threat from dumped mud

Great Barrier Reef under threat from dumped mud

MILLIONS of tonnes of dredged mud is to be dumped near the Great Barrier Reef after an

 


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