News archive from 2 February 2013

Bedroom tax to hit 7,500 homes in North Wales

MORE than 7,500 families on low incomes across North Wales will be hit hard by the so-called "bedroom tax." People living in social housing who have a spare bedroom will find their housing benefit reduced by up to £80 a month from April....

 
Buck stops with me says AM as North Wales NHS row contniues

Buck stops with me says AM as North Wales NHS row contniues

"THE buck stops with me," was the bold admission made by Health Minister Lesley Griffiths as the row over the shake-up of the NHS in North Wales intensifies. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Post, the Wrexham AM says she will not shy...

 

North Wales headteacher tells tribunal he didn't call student a druggie

A HEADTEACHER denied branding a former student as "a druggie" and making a sexual reference in a Facebook post to a pupil, a tribunal heard yesterday. Bernie Routledge was suspended as principal at Howell's School, Denbigh, in April 2011 for...

 

Tickets now on sale for Chester Rocks 2013

TICKETS for the third Chester Rocks extravaganza have gone on sale this morning (Friday).Jessie J, The Wanted and X-Factor's Union J are some of the acts who will be lighting up the stage at the city's annual summer music festival which takes place at...

 
Beyonce admits lip-synching at Obama inauguration

Beyonce admits lip-synching at Obama inauguration

BEYONCE has admitted she did "lip-sync" when she performed at the US inauguration day. The singer held a press conference in New Orleans, ahead of her half-time performance at tomorrow’s American football championship Super Bowl. She said...

 

Missing tycoon Kevin McGeever found at side of road

AN IRISH property developer who had been missing for eight months has been found "injured, distressed and starving' at the side of a rural road in Ballinamore, county Leitrim, according to police. A local couple were out walking when they came...

 
HELEN MIRREN ENJOYS STEAMY SMOOCH WITH PAUL RUDD

HELEN MIRREN ENJOYS STEAMY SMOOCH WITH PAUL RUDD

The Oscar-winning actress appeared alongside Rudd as a guest on Graham Norton's talk show this week (ends01Feb13) and showed she still has her cheeky side as the actor discussed awkward movie kissing scenes. After Rudd recounted his time in 2010 film...

 

Argentina rebuffs talks with UK and Falklanders

Britain has expressed renewed concern over Argentina's behaviour towards the Falklands after its foreign minister refused to 
attend talks with representatives of the islanders. Foreign Secretary William Hague invited Hector Timerman to a...

 
Duchess of Cambridge phone hoax: No charge for DJs

Duchess of Cambridge phone hoax: No charge for DJs

The Australian DJs behind a prank call to a hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge will not face charges in connection with the death of a nurse who took the call, prosecutors have said. Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse at King Edward VII’s hospital in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Background: Cardiff hitmen on trial for murder

Background: Cardiff hitmen on trial for murder

The trial of Ben Hope and Jason Richards lifted the lid on a criminal underworld in Cardiff's leafy suburbs. A pretty Victorian park in a middle-class suburb was where the contract was taken out, the day before the botched hit. The shady businessman...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Plebgate: Two police officers arrested

Plebgate: Two police officers arrested

THE so-called "plebgate" affair gained momentum last night after two arrests were made in as many days and the Prime Minister demanded "proper answers" from the investigation. A 46-year-old Metropolitan Police officer became the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Taxi! Chinese Firm Saves British Icon

Taxi! Chinese Firm Saves British Icon

A Chinese company has rescued the maker of Britain's iconic black taxi and intends to sell them around the world. Privately-owned Chinese carmaker Geely has bought Coventry-based Manganese Bronze in a deal worth £11m. Geely previously owned a 20%...

 
Cardiff hitmen hacked schoolboy to death

Cardiff hitmen hacked schoolboy to death

The devastated family of a schoolboy murdered in a bungled Mafia-style hit have said they do not want revenge for his death. Iqbal and Parveen Siddiqi said they were content to see “justice done” as the men responsible for hacking down their son were...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 

Man calls 999 after McDonalds staff ‘ignore’ him

A MAN dialled the emergency services to complain about staff at a fast food restaurant, it emerged today. • Man dialled emergency services because he was being “ignored” by McDonalds staff • Other “ridiculous” calls released include a request for a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 

200 seabirds were killed by ‘refined mineral oil’

Hundreds of seabirds have died after being covered in a "refined mineral-based oil mixture". Almost 200 birds – mostly guillemots – are being treated at RSPCA centres along the south coast of England after they were washed ashore covered in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 


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