News archive from 3 August 2015

Fatal helicopter crash grounds Russian helicopters

Fatal helicopter crash grounds Russian helicopters

The Russian defence ministry has grounded its fleet of Mi-28 attack helicopters after a fatal accident at an air show on Sunday. One pilot died and another jumped clear as the helicopter crashed during an aerobatic display by the elite Berkut squadron...

BBC, 00:00 in World News
 

Bank lending to business forecast to rise in 2015

Business lending by Britain’s banks remains on track to rise in 2015, despite falling sharply in June, according to a new forecast from the EY Item Club. Boosting business investment is seen as an essential factor in restoring Britain’s shaky...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
David Cameron criticised as Mone to get peerage

David Cameron criticised as Mone to get peerage

DAVID Cameron is facing growing criticism over the expected imminent appointment of a raft of new Conservative peers as a row intensified last night over reports that Glaswegian lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone is to be handed a seat in the House of...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scots Lib Dems to reclaim Steel and Kennedy mantle

Scots Lib Dems to reclaim Steel and Kennedy mantle

SCOTTISH Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said his party has to be "militant for the reasonable person" by reclaiming the mantle of politicians such as the late Charles Kennedy. Mr Rennie said the party must reclaim Mr Kennedy’s...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Creative Scotland meets Sturgeon’s gender target

Creative Scotland meets Sturgeon’s gender target

THE government agency in charge of promoting Scotland's arts has become the first public body to meet Nicola Sturgeon's flagship target for all such organisations to have 50 per cent female representation on their boards. The First Minister said...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Transfer News: Benzema to Arsenal, winger's three-year Man Utd deal, Liverpool £15m bid

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports linking Karim Benzema with a move to the club. As the London Evening Standard report, Wenger says he is not interested in Real Madrid's 27-year-old striker star. When questioned on the Benzema...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Why Arsenal should snap up Barcelona's Marc Bartra in this transfer window

Arsenal have just a few weeks left of the transfer window to buy one or two more players that would make them genuine title contenders. Although only Chelsea and Southampton conceded fewer Premier League goals than the Gunners' 36 from the 2014/15...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

Illegal immigrants face eviction without court order under plans to discourage migrants

Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher place to live in, the government will announce as it redoubles its response to the Calais migrant crisis. In a...

 

Can transfer target Kenedy make it big at Chelsea after an impressive summer tour?

Chelsea ended their tour of the US with a 4-2 penalties victory following an entertaining 2-2 draw with European Champions Barcelona, with the future of a promising 19-year-old being one of the talking points after the game. Kenedy, still a trialist...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

Foreign Office drops references to its campaign to abolish death penalty

The UK Foreign Office has revised its global human rights priorities, dropping any explicit reference to its campaign to abolish the death penalty. The recalibration of the promotion of civil liberties overseas has triggered a row between campaigners...

 
Arts review: Twin Fields, Common Guild Glasgow

Arts review: Twin Fields, Common Guild Glasgow

WITH ITS elegant Victorian architecture, intimate domestic scale and astonishing views across the city, Glasgow's Common Guild is a gallery with a distinctive and handsome personality. Ann Hardy – Twin Fields Common Guild, Glasgow Star rating: **** I...

 
George Osborne to launch £2.5bn sale of RBS shares

George Osborne to launch £2.5bn sale of RBS shares

THE sale of taxpayer-owned shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland could begin as early as today, seven years after the bank had to be bailed out as the financial crisis reached its peak. Chancellor George Osborne is understood to be preparing for the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 

How to spot whodunnit: academics find secret clues in Agatha Christie mysteries

For almost 100 years, Agatha Christie has beguiled readers with her much-loved mysteries. But now a panel of experts claims to have worked out how to answer the perennial question: whodunnit? Related: No one should condescend to Agatha Christie –...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 

This iPad game has been found to help people with schizophrenia

A new game could seriously help people with schizophrenia. A brain-training iPad game has been developed to help improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia. Episodic memory - the kind you need to remember where you parked your car or left your...

Metro, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Tax hike ‘attack’ on motorists already hit by rising premiums

Tax hike ‘attack’ on motorists already hit by rising premiums

A PROPOSED tax hike is nothing short of a "direct attack" on motorists who will be doubly punished because of a fresh rise in insurance premiums, campaigners said. Nearly nine in 10 motorists believe the increase in insurance premium tax...

 


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