News archive from 6 February 2015

Holyrood will expel lobbyists for rule-breaking

Holyrood will expel lobbyists for rule-breaking

POLITICAL lobbyists could be

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
‘Pick ‘n’ mix’ devolution could turn ‘messy’

‘Pick ‘n’ mix’ devolution could turn ‘messy’

THE "pick 'n' mix" deal on new post-referendum powers for Scotland could turn "messy" and leave Holyrood unable to deliver radical change, economic and tax experts have warned. The flagship Smith Commission proposals to hand some...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Leeds man jailed following drugs haul seizure

Leeds man jailed following drugs haul seizure

Police seized heroin with a street value of up to £100,000 when they stopped a car in the centre of Leeds last month. Officers were suspicious when they saw an exchange between a taxi driver and a man in a Vauxhall Corsa around 5.45pm on January 14 in...

 
Dalai Lama’s US breakfast invite to anger China

Dalai Lama’s US breakfast invite to anger China

THE Dalai Lama was invited to the National Prayer Breakfast in the US yesterday in move likely to provoke an angry response from China. The event at the Washington Hilton drew some 3,600 US and international leaders and criticism from China, which...

 
Argentine president Fernandez mocks Chinese accent

Argentine president Fernandez mocks Chinese accent

EMBATTLED Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has sparked a furore by

 
Jordanian jets strike Islamic State in east Syria

Jordanian jets strike Islamic State in east Syria

JORDANIAN fighter jets have returned home after carrying out missions, state-run TV reported yesterday. There was no immediate word on what the missions were or where they took place, but a government spokesman said most targets would be in eastern...

 
Indian police detain Christians protesting attacks

Indian police detain Christians protesting attacks

POLICE in India's capital detained hundreds of Christian protesters yesterday as they prepared to march to the home minister's residence to demand that the government investigate recent attacks on churches. The protest came after a mysterious fire...

 
France, Germany bid to broker Ukraine peace plan

France, Germany bid to broker Ukraine peace plan

THE leaders of France and 
Germany are travelling to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move by French president François Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel came as the United...

 
Twitter chief: we suck at dealing with trolls

Twitter chief: we suck at dealing with trolls

TWITTER "sucks" at dealing with trolls who abuse people online, the social media website's chief executive has admitted. Dick Costolo assumed personal responsibility for site problems in dealing with complaints in an internal memo. And he...

 

Secrets behind what made Sir Stanley Matthews England's greatest wing wizard revealed 50 years after he...

He is the wing wizard who combined sublime talent with incredible longevity. Sir Stanley Matthews played until he was 50 having taken care of his body in an era when science and sport never mixed. He made his debut in March 1932 for Stoke City and...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
Sheffield ambulance worker’s disgust after motorist refuses to let them past

Sheffield ambulance worker’s disgust after motorist refuses to let them past

A Sheffield ambulance worker was disgusted when a motorist refused to budge to allow them to respond to a call. Val Unwin, of Arriva Ambulance Service, said the team had no choice but to call police when a driver would not let them past. The...

 

Friday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES :: The Times Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried to drive a wedge between western countries with a surprise peace plan that involves France and Germany but excludes Britain and the US. :: i The Chancellor of the...

 
Axe to fall on Scots police stop-and-search tactic

Axe to fall on Scots police stop-and-search tactic

POLICE chiefs are poised to scrap the so-called "consensual" stop and search of members of the public amid growing concern over its widespread use and the targeting of children. Police Scotland tonight that it is consulting with a view to...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 

Everton boss Roberto Martinez hoping to ruin Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's Merseyside derby farewell 

Roberto Martinez wants Everton’s players to wreck Steven Gerrard’s Merseyside derby farewell and banish their own wretched record in this famous fixture. Everton have beaten Liverpool only four times since the turn of the millennium. Their last win...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 


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