News archive from 2 May 2015

Mayweather ready for Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather has declared "the time is now" as the gaze of the sporting world turns to Las Vegas for a seismic showdown with Manny Pacquiao that will end five years of disillusion. The welterweight rivals finally collide at the MGM Grand...

 
Ed Miliband blasts SNP values in final push

Ed Miliband blasts SNP values in final push

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband launched a scathing attack on Scottish Nationalism last night in an impassioned last-ditch

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Leaders: Nicola Sturgeon in a win-win situation

Leaders: Nicola Sturgeon in a win-win situation

ON THIS, the weekend before polling day, no-one can say for certain who will be prime minister of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of May 7. What we can predict with some certainty is that the undisputed winner of the 2015 general election will be...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Ewan Crawford: SNP aim remains the same

Ewan Crawford: SNP aim remains the same

TIMES have moved on for the Nats since their 1974 election success but party strategy has long aimed at building trust and confidence in the electorate, writes Ewan Crawford. Despite being a believer in Scottish independence for as long as I can...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino demands final say in all summer signings

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino demands final say in all summer signings

The Argentinian knows the next few months will be crucial if Spurs are to have a real go at breaking into the Champions League elite. Chairman Daniel Levy is proactive when it comes to buying and selling and technical director Franco Baldini along...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Watford star Troy Deeney: I thought the boss was a clown but how wrong I was

Watford star Troy Deeney: I thought the boss was a clown but how wrong I was

Jokanovic became the Hornets' fourth manager in an astonishing 39 days when he turned up in October and skipper Deeney says he expected the Serb to be just another bad joke. "He was one of one of four in the space of month," said the...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
South Yorkshire Police nominated for award for ‘raising awareness’ of child sexual exploitation

South Yorkshire Police nominated for award for ‘raising awareness’ of child sexual exploitation

South Yorkshire Police have been shortlisted for a communications award - for raising awareness of child sexual exploitation. The force has been nominated five times for four different campaigns in the UK Public Sector Communications Award 2015. Its...

 
Odd structure hampering Glasgow art school rebuild

Odd structure hampering Glasgow art school rebuild

THE architect charged with rebuilding the fire-damaged Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of the Art has said the historic structure was "nailed together like a garden fence" and admitted it will be a challenge to create an exact...

 
Taxing election questions won’t be everyone’s taste

Taxing election questions won’t be everyone’s taste

Proposed changes to tax and pensions are at the heart of the manifestos being pored over by voters this weekend as the election approaches. And while the main parties are in agreement on some areas of tax in particular, there are some key differences...

 
South Yorkshire Police nominated for award for ‘raising awareness’ of child sexual exploitation

South Yorkshire Police nominated for award for ‘raising awareness’ of child sexual exploitation

South Yorkshire Police have been shortlisted for a communications award - for raising awareness of child sexual exploitation. The force has been nominated five times for four different campaigns in the UK Public Sector Communications Award 2015. Its...

 

Ukip suspends election candidate Jack Sen over racially charged comments

Ukip has suspended another of its parliamentary candidates a week before the general election after he made a series of racially charged comments. Jack Sen, who was to stand for the party in West Lancashire, said that minorities in South Africa were...

Guardian, 00:17 in Politics
 
Leeds arson hotspots revealed, including street of shame

Leeds arson hotspots revealed, including street of shame

Today the Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal Leeds's arson hotspots as firefighters insist they are cracking down on the problem. Analysis of figures shows that the city and Hunslet council ward had 93 deliberate fires in a six-month period – the...

 

Drug gang leader spread misery on Leeds estate

THE ringleader of a gang of drug dealers who spread misery on a housing estate has been jailed for four years following a landmark legal action brought about by police and council chiefs. John Kitchen and nine other members of the gang were rounded up...

 

Tour de Yorkshire stage one sees several favourites crash out in difficult conditions but Sir Bradley...

Cycling's much-anticipated return to Yorkshire proved a brutal one as race favourite Ben Swift and star sprinter Marcel Kittel were among several casualties on the road from Bridlington to Scarborough. Swift's Team Sky team-mate Lars Petter Nordhaug...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 
Gloom deepens among UK’s struggling oil firms

Gloom deepens among UK’s struggling oil firms

Offshore operators remain firmly focused on cost-cutting as confidence among the UK's oil and gas explorers has sunk for the third quarter in a row. The latest business sentiment index published by industry body Oil & Gas UK fell further into...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Business
 


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