News archive from 4 February 2015

Hague: Scottish MPs could hold England to ransom

Hague: Scottish MPs could hold England to ransom

ENGLAND could be "held to ransom" by Scottish MPs because Labour will not back moves to give English MPs a "decisive say" over issues that only apply south of the Border, William Hague has said. The Leader of the Commons made the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

Violent thugs are caught on camera in Leeds

This was the moment a gang of violent masked thugs carried out a terrifying robbery at a couple's home in Leeds. CCTV footage released by West Yorkshire Police shows the armed trio battering down the door of the property in Pudsey. Once inside they...

 
To Kill A Mockingbird ‘sequel’ published this year

To Kill A Mockingbird ‘sequel’ published this year

A SEQUEL to worldwide bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird will be published later this year. The book, by author Harper Lee, is called Go Set a Watchman and was written before To Kill a Mockingbird. However, it was rejected by Lee’s publishers, who set...

 

PS4 and Xbox One: New consoles planned for 2015

That's the prediction made by Netflix, who believe a new range of consoles will be released in 2015 that will be 4K-enabled. Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt revealed that Sony had "promised" 4K support would be included in a future...

 

The sensor that can give you a SIXTH SENSE: Film can give hands the ability to 'feel' magnetic fields

Ever wanted superpowers? Researchers have unveiled a new type of sensor that could give humans the ability to detect magnetic fields. It works in the same way as bacteria, insects and even vertebrates like birds and sharks detect magnetic fields for...

 
Bet on us: Louis van Gaal eyes FA Cup triumph

Bet on us: Louis van Gaal eyes FA Cup triumph

Louis van Gaal won't be parting with any cash when it comes to FA Cup betting - but his money would be on Manchester United to triumph at Wembley. The Reds laboured to beat Cambridge 3-0 at Old Trafford - but with a fifth round tie against League One...

 
Assisted suicide bill ‘could create another Shipman’

Assisted suicide bill ‘could create another Shipman’

Proposals to legalise assisted suicide could result in a doctor getting a "taste for killing" similar to that of former GP Harold Shipman, an opponent of the plans warned yesterday. Dr Peter Saunders, the campaign director of Care Not...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
NHS ‘facing crisis’ on cancer care

NHS ‘facing crisis’ on cancer care

One in two people will develop cancer at some time in their lives and the UK faces a "crisis" if the NHS does not plan ahead, according to the latest forecast. There will “never be one single magic bullet” to cure all cancers, and age is the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
‘Three-parent’ babies could be born next year

‘Three-parent’ babies could be born next year

MPs yesterday have approved the creation of IVF babies using DNA from three different people in order to prevent inherited diseases. The historic decision was taken in a free vote after a debate on the controversial issue of “mitochondrial donation”...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
US rethinks giving arms to Ukraine

US rethinks giving arms to Ukraine

The United States is reconsidering supplying arms to Ukraine in an attempt to bolster the country's flagging armed forces in their war with Moscow-backed rebels. Washington has so far supplied only non-lethal military aid but US officials have now...

 
Passer-by dies as Egypt hit by spate of bombings

Passer-by dies as Egypt hit by spate of bombings

A ROADSIDE bomb near Egypt's second-largest city Alexandria killed a bystander and injured two others yesterday, while

 
Serbia and Croatia cleared of genocide claims

Serbia and Croatia cleared of genocide claims

The UN's highest court ruled yesterday that neither Croatia nor Serbia committed genocide against each other's populations during the Balkan wars that

 
Cuba releases new pictures showing Fidel Castro

Cuba releases new pictures showing Fidel Castro

Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader

 

Samson Lee is ready to step up and replace Adam Jones, Wales team-mate Richard Hibbard insists

Wales youngster Samson Lee may shy away from team socials to go ferreting but his front-row colleague Richard Hibbard does not expect the rookie tighthead to back down against the English scrum on Friday. Lee, 22, has been earmarked as the long-term...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Fernando Alonso encounters problem with Honda engine during third day of pre-season testing in Jerez

McLaren's running on the third day of pre-season testing stopped just before lunch because of a problem with Fernando Alonso’s Honda engine. Testing can be an event for sitting around drinking coffee and the like.  And McLaren’s drivers have had more...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 


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