News archive from 2 February 2015

Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions

Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions

The Labour Party has announced plans to devolve £30 billion of public money to the regions - including Birmingham and the Midlands - if they win the general election. The offer, outlined by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, is the latest in a bidding war...

 
Win a meet and greet with Mr Bloom at Alton Towers Resort

Win a meet and greet with Mr Bloom at Alton Towers Resort

We've teamed up with The Alton Towers Resort to offer the chance to win a family pass for use during the Theme Park's half term opening week. Young visitors will get the chance to see their favourite gardener, Mr Bloom as he visits the Resort to check...

 

Daniel Sturridge is a ray of light for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Just 11 minutes into the forward's comeback and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had also seen the light. Sturridge did not alter the course of a contest which went with the weight of more than 50 years of history, though he may yet transform his...

 
Labour in pledge to go beyond powers of ‘the vow’

Labour in pledge to go beyond powers of ‘the vow’

GORDON Brown and Jim Murphy will today unveil a new general election pledge to give Holyrood the power to top up and vary the UK's state pension and welfare benefits. The former prime minister and the Scottish Labour leader will promise measures that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
£2bn plea to prevent Aberdeen hitting hard times

£2bn plea to prevent Aberdeen hitting hard times

UK AND Scottish ministers will today be urged to back a £2 billion package to fund jobs programmes and transform infrastructure in Aberdeen along similar lines to the Glasgow City Deal signed last year. At an oil industry summit in the city, the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
VisitScotland chief criticises foreign graduates plan

VisitScotland chief criticises foreign graduates plan

THE chief executive of VisitScotland has hit out at Conservative plans to deport foreign students as soon as they have graduated. Malcolm Roughead told The Scotsman he strongly disagreed with a pledge made by Home Secretary Theresa May to crack down...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Nottingham Forest appoint Dougie Freedman after sacking former Man City boss Stuart Pearce

Nottingham Forest appoint Dougie Freedman after sacking former Man City boss Stuart Pearce

Pearce, a Forest legend after 12 years at the club as a player, was dismissed after showdown talks with chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi. And Al Hasawi moved quickly to make Freedman his sixth permanent manager since taking charge of the club in 2012. Pearce...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Arsenal 5 - Aston Villa 0: Gunners turn on style as Villains' goal drought continues

Arsenal 5 - Aston Villa 0: Gunners turn on style as Villains' goal drought continues

Paul Lambert's team were dreadful as they extended their Premier League goal drought to a staggering 10 hours and 23 minutes. Granted Arsenal were good yesterday as they recorded a fifth successive win. But Villa were awful, with the players looking...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Manuel Pellegrini: Man City will have to be almost perfect to beat Chelsea to title

Manuel Pellegrini: Man City will have to be almost perfect to beat Chelsea to title

The champions earned a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday, but are still five points behind the leaders. And Pellegrini suggested City may need a near perfect finish to the campaign to pip their rivals, with his team currently on 48 points, with 15...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Number of Polish immigrants becoming British soars by 1,200 PERCENT

Number of Polish immigrants becoming British soars by 1,200 PERCENT

In the last five years the number of foreigners whose citizenship applications have been accepted has shot up a whopping 1,200%. It is unusual for migrants from fellow EU countries to take the drastic step because they already have the rights to live...

 
Whitney Houston's daughter found face down in bathtub fights for life in coma

Whitney Houston's daughter found face down in bathtub fights for life in coma

The pop heiress, 21, was in a medically induced coma at Atlanta's North Georgia Hospital after being discovered floating face down in a bath at her home on Friday. Yesterday one US gossip website claimed troubled Bobbi Kristina was brain dead - and...

 
TWENTY-EIGHT foreign terror fiends we can't kick out

TWENTY-EIGHT foreign terror fiends we can't kick out

They now present massive difficulties to the security services as they need to be continually monitored. All claim they would face ill-treatment if sent home.

 
Confused copper demands Romanian crook 'tell him his HIPPO'

Confused copper demands Romanian crook 'tell him his HIPPO'

He repeatedly asked the shoplifter for his “hippo” thinking it meant address. The bobby had typed in 'What is the Romanian word for address?' on his smartphone, with the top answer stating hippo.

 
Three-year-old Evelyn wanted to catch a burglar - and you'll never guess what she did

Three-year-old Evelyn wanted to catch a burglar - and you'll never guess what she did

Little Evelyn Bardgett penned a picture of a cruel thief who broke into her family's home and stole an iPad and dad Stephen's wallet. Stephen, 36, said: “Nobody saw the burglar unfortunately but Evelyn was desperate to help, she said to me: ‘I will...

 
Paging Dr WIKIPEDIA! GPs admit using website to diagnose patients

Paging Dr WIKIPEDIA! GPs admit using website to diagnose patients

A shocking report has revealed more than half of all GPs use the online encyclopedia to help them figure out what illness a patient might be suffering. One in 12 said they regularly use the popular web reference site, which is edited and written,...

 


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