News archive from 4 December 2012, page 10

Royal baby on the way – but it’s a tough time for Kate Middleton

Royal baby on the way – but it’s a tough time for Kate Middleton

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby, but there was concern as well as celebration for the royal couple following the announcement on Monday afternoon. The duchess has been admitted to hospital for treatment for a severe form of...

Scotsman, 01:00 in Hot News
 
Leveson report: If press fails to regulate itself then we will, warns Culture Secretary

Leveson report: If press fails to regulate itself then we will, warns Culture Secretary

The government is ready to use legislation to enforce effective regulation of the press if the industry fails to set up a genuinely tough and independent self-regulatory body, as set out in last week's Leveson Report, Culture Secretary Maria Miller...

Scotsman, 01:04 in Hot News
 

Israeli ambassador told of UK anger at settlements

Britain yesterday summoned the Israeli ambassador amid deepening international anger at plans by the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to extend settlement building in the occupied Palestinian

Scotsman, 01:04 in Hot News
 
Mansfield garden waste collection scheme could be extended to Newark & Sherwood

Mansfield garden waste collection scheme could be extended to Newark & Sherwood

A GARDEN waste collection in Mansfield could be rolled out in neighbouring parts of Newark & Sherwood. Mansfield District Council is looking at the viability of extending the scheme to Blidworth, Rainworth, Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton,...

 

Hong Kong shares may post 2nd daily loss

On Monday, the Hang Seng Index closed down 1.2 percent at 21,767.9, after earlier testing a new intra-day 2012 high at 22,162.5. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 1.5 percent. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei...

 
Nick Clegg to hail 'earlier generations' at award of Nobel peace prize to EU

Nick Clegg to hail 'earlier generations' at award of Nobel peace prize to EU

Nick Clegg will describe award as 'tribute to the people, not the institution'. Photograph: Sang Tan/AP Nick Clegg will hail the sacrifices of earlier generations for helping to create an unprecedented period of peace in Europe when he represents...

 
The man who’ll take on the Taleban once British troops leave Helmand

The man who’ll take on the Taleban once British troops leave Helmand

THE Afghan general who will lead the fight against the Taleban in Helmand after the withdrawal of international troops said his country would not fall to the insurgents as long as it received the right funding for training and equipment. Brigadier...

Scotsman, 01:27 in Hot News
 

Postal workers issue boycott threat

Postal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail as part of a campaign to highlight a threat to the UK's universal service, union leaders have warned. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) raised the threat of a...

 

Study: Children with cancer bullied

Children with cancer are being bullied by their classmates, losing friends and risk falling behind at school, research suggests. The illness can significantly disrupt a child's education as well as their ability to make and keep friends, according to...

 

Osborne set to unveil PFI reforms

A "faster and more transparent" system to lever in private funding for public infrastructure projects is expected to be unveiled by George Osborne on Wednesday, Government sources indicated. The Chancellor will use his Autumn Statement to...

 

Police hurt in Union flag protest

Police have been injured as loyalists rioted in Belfast city centre after a controversial vote on the Union flag. The violence spread to parts of east Belfast where loyalists who had earlier tried to smash their way into the grounds of City Hall...

 
Former HBOS chief executive admits: We were incompetent

Former HBOS chief executive admits: We were incompetent

FORMER HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby yesterday agreed with MPs that incompetent lending helped lay waste to the bank with billions of pounds of losses, and was partly responsible for driving it into the arms of Lloyds Banking Group. Sir James,...

Scotsman, 01:35 in Politics
 

Williams joins casualties in York

The williamhill.com UK Championship has now lost four of the world's top 10 inside the opening round after a "shocking" Mark Williams became the latest big name to make an early exit. The two-time winner looked horribly out of sorts against...

Daily Post, 01:37 in Sport
 
Dandy Comic Publishes Its Final Print Edition

Dandy Comic Publishes Its Final Print Edition

The Dandy's final printed edition goes on sale today as it marks its 75th anniversary by relaunching as an online-only publication. Britain's longest-running comic will now be available to download online, and as a smartphone and tablet app....

 

Look at the Sight Of You two! Tulisa isn't the only one brave enough to wear a festive unicorn jumper at an...

It's the fear of every celebrity, that someone would be wearing the same outfit as they stepped out in public.But Tulisa shrugged off the awkward situation with a smile as she was met by a fan sporting the same Christmas jumper on Monday. The X Factor...

 


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