News archive from 4 September 2014

Scientists identify moves that make men irresistible on the dancefloor

Bad dancers make repetitive moves that are restricted to their arms and legs Link to video: Dirty dancing: How to look hot on the dancefloor The enduring mystery of why men rarely flatter themselves when they take to the dancefloor may finally have...

 
Peak District sheep dog trials draw in the crowds

Peak District sheep dog trials draw in the crowds

Country lovers and spectators enjoyed glorious sunshine at the Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials. The 116th event involved competitors from across the world who descended on the Peak District estate with their dogs to compete for the coveted silver teapot....

 
Gay people report worse experiences with GPs

Gay people report worse experiences with GPs

Gay people were also more likely than straight people to report poor general health. Photograph: Martin Godwin Gay people are less likely to have a positive experience with their family doctor than their heterosexual peers, researchers have found....

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
UK will ‘look at all options’ to aid Scots hostage

UK will ‘look at all options’ to aid Scots hostage

FOREIGN Secretary Philip Hammond declared yesterday that every possible option will be explored to protect a Scottish hostage whose life is being threatened by the same jihadists who have already killed two American journalists. The 44-year-old aid...

 
Putin expects Ukrainians to reach deal by tomorrow

Putin expects Ukrainians to reach deal by tomorrow

Russia's president has said he is hoping for a peace deal between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels by tomorrow. Vladimir Putin urged both sides to stop military action in eastern Ukraine, saying that his views and those of his Ukrainian counterpart were...

 
UK experts to unveil secrets of Mount Paektu

UK experts to unveil secrets of Mount Paektu

More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in ash. But unlike other major volcanos, the remote and...

 
Hollande’s bids to win ex-lover back exposed

Hollande’s bids to win ex-lover back exposed

French President Francois Hollande tried to win back his former partner with flowers, dinner invitations and a barrage of texts in the months following their public break-up, according to a tell-all book published today. Valerie Trierweiler, a...

 
Japanese PM appoints five women to cabinet

Japanese PM appoints five women to cabinet

Japan's prime minister has picked five women for his cabinet, sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders. The Asian nation’s highly 
educated women are...

 
Go-Ahead awarded Fair Tax Mark

Go-Ahead awarded Fair Tax Mark

Richard Murphy, director of the Fair Tax Mark Photograph: Daniel Lynch Go-Ahead, the bus and rail group, has become the first major listed company to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark, a scheme that aims to hold companies to account over their tax...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
O’Leary’s charm offensive helps Ryanair traffic

O’Leary’s charm offensive helps Ryanair traffic

Ryanair's efforts to woo more passengers by improving its 
customer service helped the budget airline deliver record traffic numbers last month. The Irish carrier, led by chief executive Michael O’Leary, also said the launch of its business...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Services sector gives fuel to MPC hawks

Services sector gives fuel to MPC hawks

Britain's services sector grew at its fastest pace in ten months during August, adding to the pressure on the Bank of England to start edging interest rates higher before the year's end. The Markit/Cips services purchasing managers’ index (PMI)...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Stonelaw pupils head for school games

Stonelaw pupils head for school games

Two Stonelaw High pupils are travelling south this week to take part in the 2014 School Games in Manchester. S6 pupils Blair Gillies and Charlie McFarlane have been selected to play for the Scotland West volleyball team at the UK Sainsbury’s 2014...

 
Bryan Prunty delighted to have come home to Airdrieonians

Bryan Prunty delighted to have come home to Airdrieonians

BRYAN PRUNTY says his son was almost reduced to tears of joy after he told him he was returning to Airdrieonians. The 30-year-old put pen to paper on a deal to the end of the season after leaving Championship Dumbarton. Father-of-two Prunty is now in...

 
Darren Young hails Albion Rovers strong squad after great start

Darren Young hails Albion Rovers strong squad after great start

DARREN YOUNG reckons competition for places has helped Albion Rovers to their best start in 12 years. The Coatbridge outfit are in second place in League Two after collecting nine points from their opening four games. You have to go back to the start...

 
Scottish independence: Twitter plays for big stage

Scottish independence: Twitter plays for big stage

A SERIES of Twitter plays inspired by the referendum debate are to brought to life on the day the country goes to the polls. David Greig’s mini kitchen sink drama has unfolded on the social networking site since last December, with more than 1400...

 


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