News archive from 6 January 2015

What is happening at the heart of our galaxy? Largest X-ray flare ever detected explodes from supermassive...

Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. This event, detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, raises questions about how our galaxy works.  The supermassive...

 

P-P-P-Pick up an iPad: Zoo unveils latest treat for penguins - a mouse chasing app they can play with their...

A California zoo has begun holding regular iPad gaming sessions - for its penguins.  Staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach say its animals love to play a game originally designed for cats. However, instead of using paws, they peck at the...

 
SNP accused of breaking promise over class sizes

SNP accused of breaking promise over class sizes

SCOTLAND'S largest teaching union has warned of a government "stitch-up" on teacher numbers and class sizes. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) yesterday accused the Scottish Government of abandoning its commitment to maintain...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Learning
 
Rolls-Royce sells more than 4,000 cars a year for first time

Rolls-Royce sells more than 4,000 cars a year for first time

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited has announced the highest annual sales of its 109-year history. The company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW based in West Sussex, delivered a record 4,063 cars in 2014 – up 12% on its 2013 total and the fifth...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 

Gary Anderson reveals how deaths of dad and brother drove him to World Championship glory

Gary Anderson was spurred on to win his first World Championship title by the memory of his brother and father who died within months of each other. The Flying Scotsman revealed he ignored jibes from those who derided him as he struggled to recapture...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
‘Crumbling’ Leeds roads’ £100m repair backlog

‘Crumbling’ Leeds roads’ £100m repair backlog

Harsh winters and decades of underfunding have left Leeds' roads "crumbling" - and a repair bill of £100million. Councils across the country have been left searching for millions of pounds to pay for the repairs as the scale of the problem...

 
Leeds’s stars are set to shine at National Television Awards

Leeds’s stars are set to shine at National Television Awards

Both Emmerdale and Leeds-born funnyman Leigh Francis have each netted three nominations in this year's National Television Awards. Leigh’s comedy panel show Celebrity Juice – which he hosts as alter-ego Keith Lemon alongside stars Fearne Cotton and...

 
Rangers power struggle: Robert Sarver must come clean on his motives for buying Ibrox club, says Alastair Johnston

Rangers power struggle: Robert Sarver must come clean on his motives for buying Ibrox club, says Alastair...

FORMER Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston last night urged Phoenix Knight Robert Sarver to reveal the true motives behind his plan to pump £18million into the broken Ibrox club. Record Sport understands American millionaire Sarver will release a...

 
Scottish Premiership RECAP: Kilmarnock v Celtic

Scottish Premiership RECAP: Kilmarnock v Celtic

KILMARNOCK were at home against Celtic in the latest top flight Monday night clash. The reigning champions arrived at Rugby Park four points off the pace of league leaders Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership, but with two games in hand...

 

In pictures: Kilmarnock 0 Celtic 2, Scottish Premiership

VIEW GALLERY CELTIC will jet off on their January jaunt to Spain with three points in the bag after returning to winning ways against Kilmarnock. The reigning champions largely dominated the proceedings and took the lead with Emilio Izaguirre scoring...

 
'Burglar's shopping list' security flaw fixed

'Burglar's shopping list' security flaw fixed

An online service recommended by most of the UK's police forces has fixed a privacy flaw after being alerted by a security expert. Immobilise allows members of the public to add records to the National Property Register, detailing valuables in their...

 
Police appeal over Adam Whitehurst- man missing since New Year's Eve

Police appeal over Adam Whitehurst- man missing since New Year's Eve

Police have launched a fresh appeal for help in finding a man who went missing on New Year’s Eve. Adam Whitehurst, 34, was last seen by his wife at around 10am on Wednesday December 31 in the Churchtown area of Southport, his home town. He works for...

 

Sony PlayStation 4 sales top 18.5 million units worldwide

The latest sales figures are also a relief for Sony as it grapples with weak sales of smartphones and TVs. The company is heading for its fifth net loss in six years. The console went on sale in late 2013 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin...

 
Nick Clegg vows to spend £8bn extra on NHS

Nick Clegg vows to spend £8bn extra on NHS

Nick Clegg has laid out plans to provide an extra £8bn of spending on the NHS if the Liberal Democrats enter government after the election, in an attempt to trump the promises made by Labour and the Conservatives. Fleshing out the figure released by...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 
Two killed as Libyan jets bomb Greek oil tanker

Two killed as Libyan jets bomb Greek oil tanker

LIBYAN government fighter jets have bombed a Greek-owned tanker at an eastern city controlled by Islamist extremists, killing two crew members and wounding two more. Officials apologised for the bombing as the Greek foreign ministry demanded...

 


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