News archive from 3 May 2013

School creating a garden for all

School creating a garden for all

An unused field at a Worksop school is being transformed into a garden and allotment for the benefit of pupils and the local community. Work got underway on the piece of land at Outwood Academy Portland last week on the project aimed at inspiring...

 
Kraft Foods profit beats Street, shares rise

Kraft Foods profit beats Street, shares rise

"I don't want you to think that we're off to the races in terms of underlying profit and earnings growth," said Chief Financial Officer Tim McLevish. Net income was $456 million (£293.5 million), or 76 cents per share, in the first quarter,...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Somalian militants ‘stopped aid deliveries’ says UN

Somalian militants ‘stopped aid deliveries’ says UN

AROUND 260,000 people, half of them children, died in the 2010-12 famine in Somalia, the UN has said in a new report, placing some of the blame for the deaths on the Islamic militant group al Shabaab, which denied access to the disaster area to...

 
Gaddafi’s son in court on national security charge

Gaddafi’s son in court on national security charge

SAIF al-Islam, a son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, appeared in court yesterday in the town of Zintan, where he had been held since his capture by former rebels in November 2011. Saif, at the centre of a legal tussle between Libya and the...

 
India playing it cool over Chinese army incursion

India playing it cool over Chinese army incursion

FOR the past two weeks, a platoon of People's Liberation Army soldiers has been camped in the barren Depsang Valley in India's Ladakh region, some 11 miles inside Indian territory, in what is being seen as a test by China of Delhi's resolve to protect...

 
Bangladesh: Desperate search continues in Dhaka

Bangladesh: Desperate search continues in Dhaka

AS she knelt beside the linen-wrapped body and looked at the dress that she herself had purchased, Farida's sobs of sorrow turned to tears of painful relief. Just moments before, she had stopped workers from placing the body in one of the dozens of...

 
Athens mayor ‘attacked’ at Golden Dawn soup kitchen

Athens mayor ‘attacked’ at Golden Dawn soup kitchen

AN attempt by the extremist far-right Golden Dawn party to stage a "Greeks-only" hand out of food in defiance of a city ban has ended with Athens' mayor saying a party MP tried to punch him and draw a gun. The punch missed its target,...

 

'That chapter is closed...' Guardiola rules out romantic future return to Barcelona as his Bayern...

Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has no plans to return to the Catalan club.The 42-year-old, who will take over the Bayern Munich reins from Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season, led Barca to 14 major trophies during a glorious four-year tenure...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Danny Alexander to call referendum debate ‘vicious’

Danny Alexander to call referendum debate ‘vicious’

SHADOW foreign secretary Douglas Alexander is set to enter the row over the "bitter" nature of the Scottish independence referendum campaign today, saying it is time for "vision, not viciousness" to prevail. In a speech, the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Bank buys direct link to city’s new arena

THE new Leeds Arena has already undergone a name change after signing a sponsorship deal with First Direct bank. Civic leaders announced yesterday that the council-owned venue would be officially known as the First Direct Arena. Council leader...

 
Independence currency plan ‘could prompt bank run’

Independence currency plan ‘could prompt bank run’

A MOVE to a separate Scottish currency could see Scottish-based savers and depositors rushing for the Border to ensure their cash stays in sterling, a leading economist has warned. After pro-independence supporters criticised Alex Salmond’s “keep the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Joyce McMillan: Healthier view of social democracy

Joyce McMillan: Healthier view of social democracy

SCOTLAND'S defence of social justice is laudable, but now a higher level of commitment must be evident, writes Joyce McMillan IT’S MONDAY morning in Edinburgh, and a very serious Norwegian – one of a group of theatre leaders, on a visit to Scotland –...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Graham Leicester: Further crises ahead for Scotland

Graham Leicester: Further crises ahead for Scotland

THE banking crisis was just the start, as the world becomes smaller and everything we do impacts somewhere else, so a different way of thinking is needed, writes Graham Leicester It was quite an opening. Ian Goldin, director of the Oxford Martin...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
English council elections: Cameron blasted by Tory MP

English council elections: Cameron blasted by Tory MP

DAVID Cameron lacks "leadership and decisiveness", a prominent Conservative back-bench MP warned yesterday, as the party prepared to count the cost of a bruising verdict from voters in the English local government elections. The Tories and...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
A CLASS ACT: DIXIE IS OK WITH UK

A CLASS ACT: DIXIE IS OK WITH UK

TNA President Dixie Carter readily admits that the UK is pivotal to the ambitions of the company in the immediate future. The charming Texan could likely sway the most seasoned journalists and convince us which way is up, and FT found her in typically...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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