News archive from 4 January 2013

Mercy dash soldier with new-born son

Mercy dash soldier with new-born son

A SELBY soldier, who survived an explosion whilst on duty back in 2010, was given the best New Year present ever - after a 30-hour dash home saw him united with his newborn son. Cpl James Grundy, serving with the Royal Engineers, was in Afghanistan...

 

Police injured in new flag riots

Jan 3 2013 Eight police officers have been injured by rioting loyalists in east Belfast. One needed hospital treatment after a series of violent attacks linked to protests over the decision by councillors to restrict the flying of the Union Flag over...

 
Entertaining Alliance: Twilight distributor’s Canada bid

Entertaining Alliance: Twilight distributor’s Canada bid

ENTERTAINMENT One, the media group that produces Peppa Pig cartoons and distributes the Twilight vampire film series - starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - has been given the green light from Canadian authorities to press ahead with its

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Endowment mortgages: Legacy of a scandal

Endowment mortgages: Legacy of a scandal

Nearly 25 years ago, Christine Taylor took the plunge and bought the first and only house she has ever owned. Now, more than two decades on, she admits that paying off the resulting debt has been a constant worry. That is because she was sold an...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
David Cameron rejects means tests for winter fuel payments

David Cameron rejects means tests for winter fuel payments

David Cameron has rejected calls to means-test winter fuel payments, insisting he would stick to an election pledge not to cut state help for pensioners. The Prime Minister stuck to his guns after former minister for care services, Paul Burstow, said...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Council leader recounts life or death fight with gunman on submarine

Council leader recounts life or death fight with gunman on submarine

A FORMER council leader has told an inquest how he wrestled to the ground a gunman who had shot a Royal Navy officer on board a nuclear-powered submarine. Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux was killed by Able Seaman Ryan Donovan who went on a rampage...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Jim Davidson ‘vigorously denies’ sex abuse claims following arrest

Jim Davidson ‘vigorously denies’ sex abuse claims following arrest

COMEDIAN Jim Davidson "vigorously denies" sex abuse allegations made against him by two women, his solicitor said in a statement last night. The former Generation Game and Big Break host was questioned by detectives investigating the Jimmy...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Ships’ passenger lists published online

The journeys of millions of people who emigrated from the UK during the 19th and 20th centuries are documented in records published online for the first time today. The collection of ships’ passenger lists, digitised by family history website...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Enough to drive anyone to despair – £100,000 Bentley lost to floodwaters

Enough to drive anyone to despair – £100,000 Bentley lost to floodwaters

IT would be enough to reduce many a grown man to tears - a £100,000 Bentley Continental GT is swamped by the rising water level in a flooded street. But lottery winner Robert Johnson, 65, from Gloucestershire, shrugged off the loss, and bought himself...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Oldest British prisoner of war dies, aged 98

Oldest British prisoner of war dies, aged 98

THE man thought to be the oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war has died aged 98. Alfie Fripp died in hospital in Bournemouth yesterday surrounded by his family. His niece Patricia Fripp announced his death on Facebook. She...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Media graduate ‘spends last £500’ on giant billboard of himself in his ongoing hunt to find a job

Media graduate ‘spends last £500’ on giant billboard of himself in his ongoing hunt to find a job

An UNEMPLOYED graduate has spent his last £500 on a billboard in a desperate bid to find himself a job. Adam Pacitti, 24, of Ryde, Isle of Wight, who gained a first class degree in media production at the University of Winchester, hired the billboard...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

War veteran’s home raided after honour

A SECOND World War fighter pilot and charity fundraiser has been targeted by thieves days after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. Graham Furley, 91, was asleep at his home in Birches Drive, Stroud,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

20th anniversary of Lawrence murder

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence today launched a campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of his death - exactly a year after his killers were convicted. Doreen Lawrence said more would be done this year to ensure no other family has to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Joyce McMillan: Political nit-picking serves no-one

Joyce McMillan: Political nit-picking serves no-one

The future of Scotland must be determined in broader terms than the simple Yes-No option currently offers, writes Joyce McMillan Welcome 2013: lucky for some, perhaps, but not, it seems, for the unfortunate people of Scotland, doomed as they are to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 


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