News archive from 4 October 2014

Scunthorpe Scorpions round off play-off campaign with victory over Ipswich Witches

Scunthorpe Scorpions round off play-off campaign with victory over Ipswich Witches

SCUNTHORPE Scorpions rounded off their play-off campaign with a 49-41 over Ipswich Witches. Although the Scorpions campaign had ended with a defeat at Somerset on Wednesday they still produced some fantastic racing to pull the victory out of the bag...

 
Police warn of dangers of mislaid medication in Nottingham city centre

Police warn of dangers of mislaid medication in Nottingham city centre

Nottinghamshire Police have given a warning over medication that has been lost in the city centre. A white case of Buprenorphine tablets was reported missing on Friday 3 October. The white tablets could prove fatal if taken together. Police are...

 
Comment: Andy Street talks French | Warren Buffett

Comment: Andy Street talks French | Warren Buffett

IT WOULD have been amusing if John Lewis boss Andy Street, having stirred up a cross-Channel hornets' nest with his gratuitous fusillade against the French, had the elan on reflection to say Je ne regrette rien. Unfortunately, the retailer's MD has...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Singaporean wealth fund joins £1bn airport talks

Singaporean wealth fund joins £1bn airport talks

THE Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is thought to be set to join Spanish infrastructure firm Ferrovial and Australian bank Macquarie in buying Aberdeen and Glasgow airports as part of a £1 billion deal. Sources close to the talks suggest that a deal...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Pension tax changes ‘will add to risk’

Pension tax changes ‘will add to risk’

Experts warn of "unintended consequences' of Osborne's plans, writes Jeff Salway Government plans to scrap “death tax” on pensions will result in savers walking away from valuable guarantees and putting their retirement pots at risk. Experts have...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Aids pandemic traced back nearly to Kinshasa

Aids pandemic traced back nearly to Kinshasa

The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say. Assisted by rail transport and the sex trade, the virus that causes Aids then spread across the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Learning
 
Liberal Democrats pledge to spend extra £1bn a year on NHS

Liberal Democrats pledge to spend extra £1bn a year on NHS

The Liberal Democrats will today move to outflank their Tory coalition partners by pledging to spend an extra £1bn a year on the NHS – over and above the amount promised by David Cameron – as the party tries to overcome dire poll ratings in the runup...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Saturday's National Newspaper Front Pages

Saturday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES :: Daily Telegraph A video apparently showing the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning has been released on the internet. :: Daily Express A plea is made by the seriously ill father of John Cantlie from his hospital bed...

 
Elephants and rhinos ‘extinct in 20 years’

Elephants and rhinos ‘extinct in 20 years’

Elephants and rhinos could be extinct within two decades,

 
Kenny MacAskill calls for Barnett to be retained

Kenny MacAskill calls for Barnett to be retained

KENNY MacAskill has accused unionist parties of tinkering around the edges of a devolution settlement which poses a barrier to his efforts to tackle inequality and cut crime. The justice secretary said Scotland must get “the high level of devo-max...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
What Lancashire can learn from Yorkshire!

What Lancashire can learn from Yorkshire!

As Lancashire start to rebuild after slipping to relegation from the LV= County Championship, they could do worse than to look across the Pennines to champions Yorkshire. As the Red Rose fell out of the top division for the second time in three...

 
Talking Horses: Best bets for Saturday’s racing plus our competition

Talking Horses: Best bets for Saturday’s racing plus our competition

Valuable seven-furlong handicaps are a familiar part of Ascot’s programme from the Victoria Cup each spring right through to autumn but, while there is plenty of course-and-distance form to consider in Saturday’s totepool Challenge Cup, it does not...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 

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National Trust to hand over control of its sites

National Trust to hand over control of its sites

Scotland's biggest conservation charity is set to take on more of a campaigning role and hand over the running of many of its sites across the country. Almost 90 per cent of members of the National Trust for Scotland, which looks after many of the...

 


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