News archive from 5 March 2014

Le Vell to take break from Corrie

Troubled Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell is to take a break from the show to get help for "personal issues", ITV has said. The 49-year-old actor, who plays mechanic Kevin Webster on the soap, only recently started filming again on...

 
‘Water, fruit and veg cut premature birth risk’

‘Water, fruit and veg cut premature birth risk’

Pregnant women who drink water and eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole-grain cereals can reduce their chances of having a premature birth, new research suggests. Experts found women with such a diet were less likely to give birth before 37...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Accused’s lyrics told of ‘chopping him all over’

Accused’s lyrics told of ‘chopping him all over’

PC KEITH BLAKELOCK TRIAL: A man accused of stabbing Pc Keith Blakelock during the 1985 Tottenham riots wrote a rap, saying "we chop him all over", his murder trial heard yesterday. A prison officer found the poem while searching Nicky...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Prof Hawking joins Bananaman stag night out

Prof Hawking joins Bananaman stag night out

Stephen Hawking is often caught up in the finer points of theoretical physics, but on Saturday night he found himself caught up in a stag night in Cambridge. Prof Hawking was snapped with Chris Hallam, 29, and ten friends who had dressed as Bananaman...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 

Khloe Kardashian 'demands lie detector tests for everyone who had access to her and Lamar Odom's former...

9 View comments Khloe Kardashian has demanded that those close to her be subject to a lie detector test, following a burglary at her home. On Tuesday TMZ reported the Tarzana, California mansion the former lovebirds used to call home was robbed of...

 

Nicole Richie shows off new purple locks in Instagram shot... as Kelly Osbourne reveals it's not a...

Nicole Richie sure likes to play guessing games with her hair color. On Monday the 32-year-old posted a photo to Instagram where her hair was a cool looking lavender hue. The beauty was all gussied up in gems and fur to hit Madonna's Oscar party on...

 
Patients needlessly in A&E to be denied treatment

Patients needlessly in A&E to be denied treatment

Patients who visit A&E units when they do not need to will be sent on to other services in efforts to cope with rising demand. It is estimated that about 16 per cent of people visiting A&E do not need to be there and some Scottish hospitals...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
UN warns over danger of legalising marijuana

UN warns over danger of legalising marijuana

Legalising cannabis poses a "grave danger to public health and well-being", the United

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 

NHS technology must improve - Hunt

The NHS has fallen behind other industries in terms of technological advances, the Health Secretary has said. The health service has "barely scratched" the technology revolution, Jeremy Hunt said. Mr Hunt said "little has changed"...

 
Skara Brae ‘will be submerged by 3C warming’

Skara Brae ‘will be submerged by 3C warming’

THE Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and neolithic sites in Orkney could end up underwater if the "likely" rise in global temperatures of just a few degrees happens, scientists have warned. New York’s Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House...

 
Nepalese in crackdown on Mount Everest litterbugs

Nepalese in crackdown on Mount Everest litterbugs

LITTERBUGS, beware - Nepal is making new rules to persuade trekkers to clean up after themselves on Mount Everest, in a bid to clear the tonnes of rubbish now clogging the world's highest peak. From this spring, officials at Everest base camp will...

 
Comment: Challenger banks are the new normal

Comment: Challenger banks are the new normal

AT an Institute of Directors dinner this week, the question arose as to when the banks would once again be operating "normally". No-one, of course, could provide a definitive answer. However, it is clear that the “new” banks are beginning to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
£4.5m food and drink overseas sales boost

£4.5m food and drink overseas sales boost

A NEW £4.5 million plan to drive up the sale of Scottish food and drink products will target 15 overseas markets. Developed jointly by the industry and government, the aim of the Export Plan is for food sales to emulate the success of the whisky...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Lloyds to invest £500m in manufacturers

Lloyds to invest £500m in manufacturers

The private equity arm of Lloyds Bank yesterday pledged to invest £500 million in specialist manufacturing businesses supplying Scotland's thriving oil and gas sector. Around £50m of that total is expected to flow towards mid-sized Scottish firms by...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Farms reap reward of cutting emissions

Farms reap reward of cutting emissions

REDUCING agriculture's carbon footprint can be more practical and profitable than you would think, says Rebecca Audsley Meeting the Scottish Government’s 2020 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 42 per cent involves everyone, not...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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