News archive from 4 January 2015

Give SNP balance of power, Sturgeon asks voters

Give SNP balance of power, Sturgeon asks voters

NICOLA Sturgeon today publishes an open letter urging Scots to unite behind the SNP in this year's Westminster poll as she sets out the battle lines for the general election. The First Minister claims the SNP can unify Yes and No voters by holding the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
No campaigners back ‘stop Salmond’ candidate

No campaigners back ‘stop Salmond’ candidate

GRASSROOTS No campaigners are planning to defy the leadership of UK parties by getting together behind a "stop Alex Salmond" candidate in Gordon. Despite the Conservatives and Labour ruling out a deal to thwart Salmond’s general election...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: Twitter classes show power in politics

Euan McColm: Twitter classes show power in politics

A COUPLE of hours after polling stations closed on 18 September last year, Alex Salmond was preparing to give his victory speech. The first results were yet to be revealed, but the former first minister was convinced that the Yes campaign had not only...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
If Tesco’s boss can trim the fat, 2015 could see the retailer rise again

If Tesco’s boss can trim the fat, 2015 could see the retailer rise again

If 2014 was the year of the discounter, 2015 is set to be the year of Dave. All eyes are on the new boss of Tesco, Dave Lewis, as he tries to reboot the UK’s biggest retailer after an annus horribilis marked by falling sales, five profit warnings and...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
South Australia bushfires: homes lost as strong winds fan blaze

South Australia bushfires: homes lost as strong winds fan blaze

Strong winds were expected to fan South Australia’s worst bushfire in 30 years as the Adelaide Hills braced for a third day of devastation. An out-of-control bushfire in the state’s Mount Lofty Ranges has destroyed 12 homes and there are fears for 20...

 
Struan Stevenson: Work out the enemy in Iraq conflict

Struan Stevenson: Work out the enemy in Iraq conflict

ALTHOUGH the Kurdish Peshmerga has recently broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq, the Islamic State continues to make major advances across Anbar Province, posing a direct threat to Baghdad itself. Military experts admit that US...

 
Girl, 7, walks away from fatal plane crash

Girl, 7, walks away from fatal plane crash

A SEVEN-year-old girl has walked away from a plane crash that killed her parents and everyone else on board in the United States. The child, who has not been named, managed to climb out the wreckage of the light aircraft and knock on a stranger’s door...

 
Australians flee homes as bushfires rage

Australians flee homes as bushfires rage

THOUSANDS of Australians fled their homes as wildfires raged across the south of the country yesterday, with firefighters struggling to contain the blazes fanned by strong winds. Police have declared a major emergency and told residents that their...

 
Terror suspect facing trial dies in hospital

Terror suspect facing trial dies in hospital

AN ALLEGED al-Qaeda leader has died just days before going on trial in New York over 1998 US embassy attacks in Africa that killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans. Abu Anas al-Liby, 50, is reported to have died of complications from liver...

 
‘Women on the wagon’ club together to cut back on drinking

‘Women on the wagon’ club together to cut back on drinking

Feeling that wine o’clock is starting to dominate the day? Want to cut down but perhaps unwilling to give up entirely? Join the club – no, really. A new wave of clubs and websites is springing up to support the growing numbers of women who are worried...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Election obstacle for fair-set economy

Election obstacle for fair-set economy

UK is doing OK, but uncertainty looms on mid-year horizon, writes Martin Flanagan BRITAIN’S economy has sufficient beneficial tailwinds to suggest its current rate of momentum could get a further push in 2015. This would not be too shabby a...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Y-fronts celebrate 80 years of support

Y-fronts celebrate 80 years of support

As a Christmas present, they might be a bit pants - but despite dropping in and out of fashion over the years, Y-fronts are now celebrating their 80th birthday. While sales might have occasionally slumped in the face of competition from boxer shorts...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 

From punk rocker, to builder, to Dakar motorcyclist... Chris Cork is about to embark on the 5,500-mile...

A lifelong dream becomes reality for Chris Cork in Buenos Aires on Sunday, as the former punk rocker from High Wycombe sits on his bike to begin the world’s most punishing motorsport event. The 43-year-old Englishman, a builder by trade, will put his...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

World Cup hero and MBE Sarah Hunter says England's rugby triumph part of a 'massive turning point' for...

Newly appointed MBE and Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter believes 2014 was the most significant year yet for closing the gender equality gap in sport. Despite only two players from England women’s 2014 world champion side being recognised on the...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Freddie Burns confident ahead of rematch with England No 10 rival George Ford as Leicester aim for...

Drawing comparisons with his younger brother, Freddie Burns shows a rare moment of self-doubt. The Leicester No 10 has been keeping a close eye on his sibling, Billy, who is breaking through into the senior ranks at Gloucester. ‘He reminds me of...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 


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