News archive from 4 December 2012, page 12

Venus may be experiencing volcano blasts

VOLCANOES may be erupting on the planet Venus, scientists believe. Surges in levels of sulphur dioxide high in the planet’s atmosphere could be an indication of volcanic activity. Venus is covered by hundreds of volcanoes, but whether any are still...

Scotsman, 01:54 in Hot News
 

MP puts a spoke in the BBC’s wheel

A BBC television documentary about cycling has been described as "stupid and inaccurate" by an MP who said it could lead to more confrontations on the roads. The hour-long programme entitled War On Britain’s Roads is described by the BBC as...

Scotsman, 01:54 in Hot News
 
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, 02:19 in Politics
 
Pope will tweet ‘pearls of wisdom’ @Pontifex

Pope will tweet ‘pearls of wisdom’ @Pontifex

HE IS known for his hefty volumes of theology, but will now look to spread his faith in 
140 characters or less. Pope Benedict XVI has opened a personal account on the microblogging website, Twitter, as part of a drive by the Catholic Church...

 
Can you spot the danger drinker? These brave volunteers kept diaries of a week's drinking so doctors could analyse the health risks. The results were startling

Can you spot the danger drinker? These brave volunteers kept diaries of a week's drinking so doctors could...

We are among the biggest drinkers in Europe and the Government has announced plans for a minimum price for a unit of alcohol to tackle this. According to the World Health Organisation, Britons get through on average more than 13 litres of pure alcohol...

Daily Mail, 02:25 in Health
 

Warning on slow pace of greenhouse gas cuts

The pace of progress in cutting global greenhouse gas emissions is "recklessly slow", experts are warning today. On current projections, global emissions will plateau at about 50 billion tonnes over the coming decades, putting the world on...

 

In days gone by, many women with debilitating hyperemesis gravidarum condition were advised to have an...

IT HAS been described as a severe form of morning sickness, but hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can be considerably more dangerous. The condition comes on in the first or second month and is characterised by continuous vomiting. Until fairly recently,...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Kate Middleton pregnancy: For first time, baby’s gender will not matter

The new baby should one day rule as monarch - whether it is a boy or a girl. Thanks to the proposed shake-up of the rules of succession, its gender will not determine whether he or she wears the crown. In October 2011, David Cameron announced that the...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Lady Gaga snaps up Jackson outfits

COSTUMES worn by Michael Jackson have fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors. The singer tweeted that she had bought 55 pieces in the sale in Los Angeles and said she plans to keep the items...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Metal detectors turn up treasures

A BOAR mount that could have belonged to Richard III, an Iron Age helmet that once held cremated remains and a Viking Age hoard have been discovered by metal detector enthusiasts. The copper-alloy mount was found in October on the Thames foreshore,...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Prisoner charged over months on run

A PRISONER who went on the run for nearly two months was charged yesterday with "being unlawfully at large", police said. Ivan Leach, 47, absconded from an open prison on 9 October, sparking a police search across Scotland and England. Also...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Mortgage fraud on the increase

CASES of mortgage fraud are expected to surge next year as more people try to misrepresent their finances. Information company Experian predicts that 43 out of every 10,000 applications will be identified as fraudulent, an increase of 13 per cent on...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 
Javier Hernandez helps to fight crime and induce labour in native Mexico

Javier Hernandez helps to fight crime and induce labour in native Mexico

According to Mexico City police, reported incidents drop when Hernandez is playing, helping to crack down on the number of people murdered by drug gangs in the country, which can reach up to 15,000 every year. And the decline in crime rates is...

Metro, 02:26 in Sport
 
BREAKING NEWS: Major delays on East Coast Main Line after person hit by train

BREAKING NEWS: Major delays on East Coast Main Line after person hit by train

RAIL passengers are being warned of delays of up two hours on services between Doncaster and London King's Cross tonight after a person was hit by a train. There is major disruption on the East Coast Main Line after the incident between Grantham and...

 

Fry meets Pi at premiere

COMEDian Stephen Fry was one of the celebrities attending the London premiere of Life of Pi last night. Oscar-winning director Ang Lee has revealed his new movie Life Of Pi was his most challenging yet. The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon filmmaker’s...

 


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