News archive from 5 July 2014

Liverpool step up interest in Seattle Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin

Liverpool are interested in Seattle Sounders star DeAndre Yedlin and could invite the young full-back on trial during pre-season. The 20-year-old is rated as one of the best young players in America - and he added to his reputation during the World...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 
Britain's economy forecast to stay on global A-list

Britain's economy forecast to stay on global A-list

The UK economy will overtake France, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Forecasters have good news for those fearing that Britain faces a long, slow decline into economic mediocrity: the UK will still stand tall...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Tour fever hits Leeds city centre

Tour fever hits Leeds city centre

Tour de France fever took over Leeds City Centre today as the stage was set for Saturday's Grand Depart. There was a carnival atmosphere as crowds milled around Victoria Gardens on The Headrow, soaking up the pre-race buzz. National and international...

 
Alleluia as Tour de France start blessed by York Minster tribute

Alleluia as Tour de France start blessed by York Minster tribute

As Leeds and the rest of Yorkshire prepares for its grand day out Tom Richmond reflects on the enormity of the event and the legacy it will leave for its riders and the region. As Leeds and the rest of Yorkshire prepares for its GRAND DAY OUT tom...

 
George Kerevan: Markets gripped by Pamplona fever

George Kerevan: Markets gripped by Pamplona fever

THE ANNUAL bull run takes place next week in Pamplona, Spain. By tradition, a thousand young men will see if they can outrun six very angry bulls through its narrow streets for a distance of 850 metres, or half a mile. Those competitors who can't run...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Survey claims majority of Scottish farmers back UK

Survey claims majority of Scottish farmers back UK

A SURVEY released this week claimed that almost three-quarters (71.8%) of Scottish farmers want to remain within the United Kingdom. The poll, which was carried out by the Suffolk-based National Farm Research Unit (NFRU) interviewed what it said was a...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Naked wines sales surge due to market growth

Naked wines sales surge due to market growth

ONLINE DRINKS retailer Naked Wine, founded by one of Sir Richard Branson's former right-hand men, Rowan Gormley, has reported that group sales jumped by 40 per cent last year. The company said the increase to £53 million came from stronger growth in...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Palestinians and Israeli police clash at burial

Palestinians and Israeli police clash at burial

ISRAELI police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem yesterday as thousands of people converged on a cemetery for the burial of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a suspected revenge attack. Tensions...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Second body found in collapsed Brazilian overpass

Second body found in collapsed Brazilian overpass

Rescue workers yesterday recovered the body of a 25-year-old man crushed when an unfinished overpass coll

 
Concern over Australia’s move on Tamil boat people

Concern over Australia’s move on Tamil boat people

The United Nations has expressed "profound concern" at Australia's handling of asylum seekers amid reports scores of Sri Lankans will be handed over to their country's navy after just a brief assessment by Australian authorities Two boats...

 
Curfew restores peace in Burma’s Mandalay

Curfew restores peace in Burma’s Mandalay

MUSLIMS in Burma's second-largest city said morning prayers in peace yesterday after a curfew restored calm following two nights of violent rampages by extremist Buddhists. Authorities imposed the curfew in Mandalay on Thursday night after attacks on...

 
Egypt faces threat to harvest from water shortage

Egypt faces threat to harvest from water shortage

A MAJOR shortage of water is threatening Egypt's annual harvest, officials in Cairo have warned. For the past 15 years, antiquated irrigation systems and a government conservation drive have kept many farmers from nutrient-rich River Nile waters,...

 

Video: Yorkshire Festival of Cycling at Harewood

THOUSANDS of people have been making their way to one of Yorkshire's most popular Grand Depart spectator spots in a bid to get a glimpse of a royal send off. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join delegates for the ceremonial...

 

David Lascelles: Stately starting line for cycle spectacle

I KNEW very little about the Tour de France just a couple of years ago. I'm the first to admit that. Now, of course, I like to claim that I'm a world expert. I expect there are quite a few people like me in Yorkshire. The arrival of the biggest annual...

 
Garth Brooks Irish concerts: Council decision 'cannot be appealed'

Garth Brooks Irish concerts: Council decision 'cannot be appealed'

A decision to refuse permission for two of five Garth Brooks shows in Dublin later this month cannot be changed or reversed, Dublin City Council has said. The US star was due to stage five shows at Croke Park stadium on 25-29 July. When the council...

BBC, 00:22 in Art & Culture
 


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