News archive from 4 June 2013

Hugh Reilly: Kudos to Mike Russell for EIS show

Hugh Reilly: Kudos to Mike Russell for EIS show

Not since trembling Christians entered the Coliseum praying that gastric band operations on the pride of obese, over-fed lions had been a wonderful success has any individual shown more bravery than Mike Russell. According to reports, the education...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 
Leaders: Ed Balls | Teachers on independence

Leaders: Ed Balls | Teachers on independence

IT WAS one of the great pieces of political oratory. Many, many years ago, when the Tories were still in power, Michael Heseltine ridiculed a speech made by Gordon Brown in which the then shadow chancellor used the phrase "neoclassical endogenous...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 

College students given chance of university life

COLLEGE students will be able to win places at Scottish universities under a new initiative to widen access to higher 
education. The associate degree programme at Edinburgh College will allow those completing a two-year HND course to then...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 
Grown-up children living at home cost £900 a year

Grown-up children living at home cost £900 a year

Adult children who remain at home in Scotland add about £870 a year to their parents' household bills, a report reveals. Almost seven in ten Scottish parents with children aged over 18 say their offspring are still living at home, according to the UK...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Police rescue British pair held hostage for ransom

A BRITISH couple who were kidnapped in India have been rescued by police, officers said last night. The pair were abducted on 29 May in Chennai and apparently held for a £300,000 ransom. The two, from London, have not been named but are safe and well,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Corrie actor ‘used status to abuse boy’

Corrie actor ‘used status to abuse boy’

A FORMER Coronation Street actor "used his status" to "flatter and gain the trust" of a 14-year-old boy whom he went on to indecently assault on a number of occasions, a court heard yesterday. Andrew Lancel, 42, was charged last...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

BBC apologises for Clare Balding comment

The BBC has apologised after it included a section in a live radio show on how gay presenter Clare Balding could be "turned around". The 5 Live show, Fighting Talk, broadcast from the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday, included a satirical...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
First pieces of Scots Diaspora Tapestry go on show

First pieces of Scots Diaspora Tapestry go on show

THE first finished panels of a major artwork created with the help of Scots from across the world have been unveiled by the Culture Secretary. The first of 150 embroidered panels were created by those living in Sweden and Italy. The panels tell...

 
Petraeus scandal figure sues FBI, Pentagon over alleged leaks

Petraeus scandal figure sues FBI, Pentagon over alleged leaks

News outlets suggested that Kelley and General John Allen, one-time commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, had exchanged embarrassing personal emails. The lawsuit said Kelley was subjected to public "ridicule, moral opprobrium, scorn...

 

Council chiefs bid to tackle pollution in smog-filled centres

Lorries could be banned from some routes in the centre of Ripon as councillors try to work out ways to tackle the issue of air quality after studies revealed HGVs are responsible for a large proportion of emissions. Three years ago an air quality...

 
Villagers earn civic honours as they seal treble

Villagers earn civic honours as they seal treble

HULL CITY may have grabbed the headlines with their money-spinning promotion to the Barclays Premier League, but the arguably even greater achievements of a village football team just a few miles down the road ensured a season of unprecedented...

 

Firefighters take to the Internet to warn of kitchen grease dangers

TWO firefighters, who say they have become "fed up" with the number of house fires caused by dirty ovens and grill pans, have turned to the power of the Internet to tell people how to clean them properly. Ryan Webster and Adam Dilks, both...

 

Traders to launch new ‘Georgian Quarter’

BUSINESSES in Beverley are hoping to transform the fortunes of one of the town's most historic shopping areas when they relaunch it as The Georgian Quarter in two weeks. The North Bar Traders’ Association were given £10,000 under the Mary...

 

Resort set to unveil war memorial

Whitby is to have a war memorial after almost a century. Town mayor, Coun John Freeman, said Whitby did not have a local point of remembrance for the fallen of the two world wars, because the War Memorial Hospital, built in their memories, no longer...

 
Abba star Fältskog back in limelight with new solo album A

Abba star Fältskog back in limelight with new solo album A

Agnetha Fältskog insists she is 'just a normal Swedish woman'. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Agnetha Fältskog, the former Abba singer back in the limelight with a new solo album to promote, has insisted she is no Greta Garbo-esque figure of...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 


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