News archive from 4 November 2014

Hillsborough officer hadn't had first aid refresher in 15 years and 'felt like a spare part' during rescue

A detective inspector who had not had a first aid refresher in 15 years has told the Hillsborough inquests he felt 'a bit like a spare part' as the rescue operation took place. Proceedings in Warrington resumed after a ten day break with evidence from...

 
Henry McLeish: Labour must revive leftist heart

Henry McLeish: Labour must revive leftist heart

LABOUR'S new leader must re-capture the "left-leaning" sympathies of Scots voters to revive the party's fortunes, former first minister Henry McLeish has said. The SNP’s success in portraying itself as Scotland’s party of the left is seen as...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
JP Morgan faces US currency trading probe

JP Morgan faces US currency trading probe

JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the US, has revealed it is under investigation over currency trading. The firm said the US Department of Justice (DoJ) had launched a criminal investigation, other regulators are running civil investigations. It...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Kick It Out reports racist abuse of Manchester City’s Yaya Touré to police

Kick It Out reports racist abuse of Manchester City’s Yaya Touré to police

The police have been called to investigate claims Yaya Touré was racially abused within hours of reactivating his Twitter account. Manchester City midfielder Touré rejoined Twitter on Monday, five months after leaving the social network site in order...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 

Romeo Beckham plays Cupid as the star of Burberry's 2014 Christmas campaign

Romeo Beckham has been unveiled as the star of Burberry's 2014 festive campaign. The 12-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham was so charming in the last campaign he shot for the British fashion brand that Burberry's Chief Creative Officer...

Metro, 00:06 in Lifestyle
 
Win flights for a family of four to a worldwide destination

Win flights for a family of four to a worldwide destination

We have teamed up with KLM, the Dutch flag carrier, to offer our readers the chance to win flights for a family of four to one of its many destinations worldwide. The lucky winner will have a choice of over 200 routes in over 100 countries, all of...

 

Argentina says president to remain hospitalized for infection

The 61-year-old, two-term president had an operation last year to remove blood that had pooled on her brain. She had since resumed a full schedule but took several days off last month with a sore throat. Argentina cancelled an official visit by...

 

Central bank views boost dollar; Wall Street ends flat

U.S. stocks ended flat as investors paused after a sharp rally on Friday and ahead of U.S. elections on Tuesday, although economic data pointed to a slowly strengthening economy. The benchmark S&P index briefly pushed to a record 2,024.46 at the...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 
Holiday pay ruling to impact millions of workers

Holiday pay ruling to impact millions of workers

A closely-watched ruling will, later on Tuesday, determine whether millions of workers are entitled to claim for overtime to be included in holiday pay. Across the UK, employers could be liable for billions of pounds in backdated pay, some estimates...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Fund raising starts for Sheffield/Barnsley cancer fighting boxer

Fund raising starts for Sheffield/Barnsley cancer fighting boxer

It is one of the most historic and successful gyms in British boxing history. It has reared world champions and changed the lives of kids heading for society’s scrap heap. Sheffield’s Ingle gym is committed to maintaining Kell Brook’s global status,...

 
The Passing Bells (BBC1): John Woodhouse's TV review

The Passing Bells (BBC1): John Woodhouse's TV review

TWO people were snogging on a hillside. Either this was the carefree days before the First World War or Countryfile had got a bit racy. It was Germany, 1914, and Michael and Katie were about to be torn apart by conflict. "What if I get...

 
UN refugee agency launches global campaign to end statelessness

UN refugee agency launches global campaign to end statelessness

Ali Jasher al-Dhusairy, 27, a stateless Kuwaiti Bidoon who arrived in the UK in 2009 and whose asylum application has been rejected, wrote to the Queen in July to request her help, a desperate (and ultimately futile) measure taken after his repeated...

 
Stuart McCall quit struggling Motherwell because he had no answers

Stuart McCall quit struggling Motherwell because he had no answers

McCall resigned on Sunday following five defeats in a row with the side languishing second bottom of the Premiership and out of the League Cup. That is in stark contrast to previous campaigns under the 50-year-old, which saw him lead Well to second...

 
Scottish Cup draw puts top-flight clubs in danger

Scottish Cup draw puts top-flight clubs in danger

Five Premiership teams are guaranteed to go out as the top 14 teams in the SPFL are drawn against each other. Holders St Johnstone welcome Ross County, Celtic travel to Championship leaders Hearts, St Mirren entertain Inverness, Dundee take on...

 
Gordon Strachan's Rangers, Hibs and Hearts request declined by SPFL

Gordon Strachan's Rangers, Hibs and Hearts request declined by SPFL

Strachan welcomed the draw for the League Cup semi-finals which will see Celtic face Rangers, but reckons three of the country's biggest clubs should be helped back into the Premiership. Hearts hold a seven- point lead over Rangers at the top of the...

 


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