News archive from 1 April 2013

Scots facing ‘hidden tax bombshell’

Scots facing ‘hidden tax bombshell’

SCOTS are facing a hidden tax bombshell of half a billion pounds after the next election because of national insurance measures Conservative Chancellor George Osborne brought into his Budget last month. With the government claiming severe cuts are...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Fears over Rosyth nuclear submarine waste

Fears over Rosyth nuclear submarine waste

SCOTLAND has been chosen for the pilot project to break up some of Britain's old nuclear submarines, prompting fears it could become a dumping ground for radioactive waste. Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials will test the removal of reactors in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Plebgate: Mitchell complaint against ‘police leaks’

Plebgate: Mitchell complaint against ‘police leaks’

Former Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell has lodged a formal complaint against Scotland Yard over the apparent leaking of its report into the "Plebgate" affair. The senior Tory MP has written to the Independent Police Complaints Commission...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
DI CANIO HAS 7 GAMES TO SAVE BLACK CATS

DI CANIO HAS 7 GAMES TO SAVE BLACK CATS

SUNDERLAND last night appointed Paolo Di Canio as manager in a desperate late bid to save the club from relegation. Black Cats owner Ellis Short has placed the club's survival in the hands of the Italian firebrand, whose only previous managerial job...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
IT'S GOOD OLD STEVEN GERRARD

IT'S GOOD OLD STEVEN GERRARD

BRENDAN RODGERS has tipped superhero Steven Gerrard to play on until he's 40. The Liverpool boss says his skipper can grace the top tier just as long as the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. Gerrard scored the winner and pulled off an incredible...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
MICHEL VORM IS BARCA TARGET

MICHEL VORM IS BARCA TARGET

SWANSEA goalkeeper Michel Vorm is a shock summer target for Barcelona The Spanish giants are eyeing the 29-year-old Dutchman as a potential replacement for Victor Valdes. Long-serving stopper Valdes is refusing to sign a new Nou Camp contract....

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
SUNDERLAND IN PAOLO DI CANIO GAMBLE

SUNDERLAND IN PAOLO DI CANIO GAMBLE

SUNDERLAND is hardly a club associated with footballing success but they certainly win prizes for their managerial ­appointments. And the arrival of Paolo Di Canio matches the bold decision seven years ago to give Roy Keane his big break. For a man...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
ASTON VILLA 1 - LIVERPOOL 2: STEVEN GERRARD PILES THE PRESSURE ON STRUGGLING VILLA

ASTON VILLA 1 - LIVERPOOL 2: STEVEN GERRARD PILES THE PRESSURE ON STRUGGLING VILLA

STEVEN GERRARD turned on the magic again to make sure a Christian didn't ruin Liverpool's Easter. Gerrard rattled home the winner from the penalty spot and then turned superhero at the other end with an astonishing mid-air goal-line clearance. Brendan...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
DANNY GUTHRIE NOT GUTTED AT BRIAN MCDERMOTT SACK

DANNY GUTHRIE NOT GUTTED AT BRIAN MCDERMOTT SACK

DANNY Guthrie admits he was pleased Reading sacked Brian McDermott. And in a bitter blast the midfielder claimed some players were guaranteed their places with McDermott in charge. Guthrie only played a bit-part role under McDermott but is hoping for...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
ANNIE HAS THE POWER

ANNIE HAS THE POWER

WILLIE MULLINS, who handles five-time Cheltenham Festival winner Quevega, looks to have another star mare in Annie Power who landed her first Grade One at Fairyhouse yesterday and is now unbeaten in seven starts. “I knew that the trip would be no...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Lloyds to lend more than £1bn to UK manufacturers

PARTLY taxpayer-owned Lloyds Bank revealed yesterday that it is on track to outstrip its £1 billion lending commitment to the UK's battered manufacturing industry. The bank – which is 39 per cent state-owned after its £17bn bailout following its...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
CHIL FACTOR PUTS TONY BELLEW ON ICE

CHIL FACTOR PUTS TONY BELLEW ON ICE

TONY Bellew's world title dreams have been put on hold after failing to beat Isaac Chilemba in a final title eliminator. Bellew knew that victory at the Echo Arena in Liverpool would put him in a position to take on WBC light-heavyweight champion Chad...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Big fine, yet big bonus at Prudential

INSURANCE giant Prudential is set to hand its chief executive a £7 million bonus despite the firm being fined £30m by the regulator last week. In one of its last acts of punishment meted out for regulatory failings, the Financial Services Authority...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
MADONNA'S HOMELESS BROTHER LASHES OUT AT SUPERSTAR SISTER

MADONNA'S HOMELESS BROTHER LASHES OUT AT SUPERSTAR SISTER

MADONNA's homeless brother has lashed out at the superstar for allegedly turning her back on him, insisting his famous sister doesn't care if he is "dead or alive". The Vogue hitmaker's elder brother Anthony Ciccone has been living on the...

 

Stark warnings for future over health reforms

THE Government has been warned the biggest overhaul in the history of the NHS which kicks in today could be an unmitigated disaster owing to the financial fragility of the healthcare system and gross disparities in the distribution of resources....

 


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