News archive from 5 December 2014

Alloa joy as Rangers collapse

Alloa joy as Rangers collapse

BARRY SMITH probably had his tongue firmly in his cheek when, in the build-up to Alloa Athletic??s Petrofac Training Cup semi-final tie against Rangers, he wondered aloud whether the Ibrox side would fancy ??coming to Alloa, on Astroturf, on a cold...

The Herald, 00:00 in Sport
 

All Ireland bid to stage Rugby World Cup

AN all-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be officially unveiled today. Officials from the Irish Rugby Football Union will join representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish government to outline their ambition to host...

The Herald, 00:00 in Sport
 

Video: Watch shopkeepers' viral video to make sure Santa Claus visits this Christmas

Video loading   SHOPKEEPERS have gone viral to make sure Santa Claus is coming to their town. A festive YouTube video featuring local traders in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, has notched up 5,500 hits. Celebrities including TV host Ross King and violinist...

 
Man left drugs in back of police car

Man left drugs in back of police car

A MAN who was being arrested left his drugs in the back of a police car. Officers found two small bags of amphetamine after they picked up Lee Brown for an unrelated offence, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard. “The drugs offence was on August...

 
England out of Champions Trophy after losing to New Zealand

England out of Champions Trophy after losing to New Zealand

England saw their Champions Trophy tilt ended at the quarter-final juncture after a 3-1 defeat to New Zealand. Looking to avenge their dramatic shoot-out defeat at the Commonwealth Games, Laura Unsworth levelled after Rose Keddell had given the Kiwis...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 

Brazilian legend Pele named lifetime global ambassador for Santos as health continues to improve

Brazilian legend Pele has been named a lifetime global ambassador for Santos. The 74-year-old expressed his delight at the deal on Thursday which followed reports that his health is continuing to improve in hospital after he left intensive care. He...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
George Osborne driving society back to 1930s with Government spending while building huge deficit

George Osborne driving society back to 1930s with Government spending while building huge deficit

GEORGE Osborne is driving Government spending back to the 1930s, a think-tank warned yesterday. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said spending cuts “on a colossal scale” are needed if the next government want to eradicate the deficit built up by the...

 
Record View: Conservative Party are ripping society apart with tsunami of cuts rolling in to sink Britain

Record View: Conservative Party are ripping society apart with tsunami of cuts rolling in to sink Britain

THE staggering amount of public sector cuts still to come, some £21billion, is a tsunami that will sink Britain if enacted. Without tax rises that would offset the predicted 40 per cent cuts in some Whitehall departments , we risk making a permanent...

 
Spectre of old foe haunts Daniel Craig’s James Bond

Spectre of old foe haunts Daniel Craig’s James Bond

IN NEWS that will stir (and shake) the imagination of Bond fans around the world, it has been announced that 007 will be returning for his 24th outing on the big screen - to be named Spectre, and directed by Sam Mendes. The British agent – who will be...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Britain promises to stand by Afghans

Britain promises to stand by Afghans

BRITAIN, the US and other allies have promised not to abandon Afghanistan's new government, responding to pleas by Kabul for continued support as international security missions wind down amid a rise in Taleban

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan dies at 69
 
General who refused WWI Christmas Day truce

General who refused WWI Christmas Day truce

A LETTER revealing a British general's reluctance to fraternise with German soldiers during the 1914 Christmas Day truce has been unearthed by archivists. The first-hand account of troops from opposing sides sharing cigars and playing football as the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Former Liberal Party Jeremy Thorpe dies at 85

Former Liberal Party Jeremy Thorpe dies at 85

Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who once stood trial at the Old Bailey for

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Chinese asked to rename Scots tourist favourites

Chinese asked to rename Scots tourist favourites

IT HAS more native speakers than any other language, with around one billion people who consider it their mother tongue. Now tourism chiefs have launched a campaign to create Mandarin names for Scottish places and attractions in a bid to encourage...

 
At least 19 killed in Grozny, Chechnya

At least 19 killed in Grozny, Chechnya

Security forces in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, have stormed two buildings, including a school, in fierce gun battles with militants that left at least 19 people dead. The fighting erupted just hours before Russian president Vladimir Putin gave...

 


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