News archive from 2 October 2014

David Cameron banks on tax cuts ‘for 30m people’

David Cameron banks on tax cuts ‘for 30m people’

DAVID Cameron has put a £7.2 billion tax cut for 30 million people at the heart of his pitch to the British people ahead of next May's general election. At the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister promised that by April 2020...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Lest we forget the lost lingo of First World War

Lest we forget the lost lingo of First World War

THEY are the words and phrases that survived the mud and

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
New defence contract secures 1,500 Faslane jobs

New defence contract secures 1,500 Faslane jobs

A MULTI-BILLION pound contract has secured 1,500 jobs at the Clyde naval base, the UK government has said, a fortnight after Scotland rejected independence.

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Murder hunt after body of Alice Gross found

THE parents of teenager Alice Gross said they were "completely devastated" after a body found in a river was confirmed as that of the schoolgirl. Scotland Yard yesterday said the body recovered from the River Brent is that of the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Help shape a new mental health service

Help shape a new mental health service

People who have experienced common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are being asked for their views to help shape a new mental health service. Psychological therapies are a critical part of providing local people with quick access...

 
Cyclists set to descend on Wooler

Cyclists set to descend on Wooler

Some 600 cyclists are expected to take part in the Wooler Wheel Classic on Saturday, October 4 - the fifth event organised by the Wooler Cycle Hub. Many are now regulars to the event, drawn back by the fantastic scenery around the routes and the...

 
May’s anti-terror plans will be open to abuse

May’s anti-terror plans will be open to abuse

I don’t think that I will be the only one alarmed by Theresa May’s proposals. Oh yes, they’ll be welcomed in some quarters, but if I read them correctly, they represent the most draconian attack on freedom of speech in my lifetime (Editorial, 1...

 
Fear spreads as medics treat first US Ebola case

Fear spreads as medics treat first US Ebola case

THE first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US has been confirmed in a man who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health...

 
Jamaica drafts law to lift ban on use of marijuana

Jamaica drafts law to lift ban on use of marijuana

JAMAICA'S justice minister has said legislation has been drafted to decriminalise marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.

 
Hong Kong: Students threaten to escalate protests

Hong Kong: Students threaten to escalate protests

STUDENT leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official did not resign by today they would step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

 
Up to 600 GP surgeries could close over course of next year as doctors retire

Up to 600 GP surgeries could close over course of next year as doctors retire

Up to 600 GP surgeries in Britain could close over the next year because family doctors are due to retire and a recruitment crisis may mean there is no one to replace them, according to the leader of Britain’s GPs. The practices include 543 in...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Leeds United draw a blank in Milanic’s first home game

Leeds United draw a blank in Milanic’s first home game

No goals from his first two games in charge is not the start Darko Milanic would have wished for, but at least he has his first point as Leeds United head coach after a draw with Reading. In a game that will not live long in the memory -aside from...

 
EY partners share in rising profits amid M&A and IPO boom

EY partners share in rising profits amid M&A and IPO boom

Partners at EY’s UK business will receive an average £727,000 share in profits after a year in which a revival in mergers and acquisitions and company flotations boosted revenues. It was an increase on the £651,000 profit share a year earlier, and the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 

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