News archive from 6 May 2015

Murder accused Michael Tate 'offered wife £50k to leave'

Murder accused Michael Tate 'offered wife £50k to leave'

A man stabbed his wife to death after she turned down his offer of £50,000 to leave him, a court has heard. Margaret Tate, 63, was found dead with six stab wounds in an outbuilding at her home in Scunthorpe last November. Michael Tate, 73, of...

BBC, 00:00 in Regional
 
Ambulance strike 'may lead to 999 delays'

Ambulance strike 'may lead to 999 delays'

Wednesday's 24-hour strike by ambulance staff may lead to delays in 999 response times, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has warned. The Unite union, which represents about 250 NIAS staff, is staging the stoppage because of a pay dispute....

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
UK facing obesity crisis in 15 years

UK facing obesity crisis in 15 years

THE UK is facing an obesity epidemic with two out of three women and three out of four men predicted to be overweight by 2030. World Health Organistaion (WHO) projections are warning a third of British women (33 per cent) will be clinically obese in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 

Beatles did not revolutionise music, study claims

They are credited with reviving rock’n’roll, setting the template for modern pop songwriting, and inviting a generation to turn on, tune in and drop out by embracing psychedelia. But a study questions quite how influential the Beatles were – claiming...

 
Scottish army sergeant guilty of sex attacks

Scottish army sergeant guilty of sex attacks

AN ARMY recruitment sergeant has been found guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits. Edwin Mee, 46, abused his power to “bully and groom” the women before attacking them, after swapping the excitement of the battlefield for a “dull” job in a...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 

UK economic growth predicted to slow as construction industry struggles

Britain’s economy will grow at a slower pace this year and faces serious risks from weak productivity and a troubled eurozone, a leading thinktank has warned. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has cut its forecast for...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
Aston Villa: Callum Robinson can push for first team spot, says Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa: Callum Robinson can push for first team spot, says Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood will block any loan moves for young forward Callum Robinson once he returns from Preston North End. The Aston Villa boss rates Robinson highly and reckons he could push for a first-team spot next term after the Lilywhites play-off...

 
Mike Huckabee joins race for presidential nomination

Mike Huckabee joins race for presidential nomination

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination yesterday. Mr Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister turned politician, is the third Republican to enter the race this week. Two political...

 
Drug lords grow super-size poppy seeds

Drug lords grow super-size poppy seeds

AFGHAN poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, need less water than seeds they have used...

 
France’s anti-terror bill given go-ahead

France’s anti-terror bill given go-ahead

THE French parliament yesterday approved new rules to provide help for the country's intelligence services trying to prevent Islamist attacks. The law on intelligence-gathering comes nearly four months after three days of attacks in Paris in January,...

 
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sees net profits halve

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sees net profits halve

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, owner of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Wall Street Journal newspapers, saw third quarter net profits fall 52%, compared with the same period in 2014. Declining advertising revenues and circulations for print...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 
Horror in Nepal's 'worst-hit' village

Horror in Nepal's 'worst-hit' village

My cameraman Sanjay Ganguly and I were the first journalists to visit what is reckoned to be the worst hit village in all Nepal. We'd travelled on a reconnaissance mission with two British Gurkhas. You can watch our report here but be warned, it is...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 
Indigenous Australia exhibition tells many stories

Indigenous Australia exhibition tells many stories

It is just past 8 a.m. on a chilly London morning and the gates of the British Museum have yet to open. An enormous exhibition banner flaps gently in the breeze as a small group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women crane their necks...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 

Belfast police raid home in connection with killing of Gerard 'Jock' Davison

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has raided a house in Belfast in connection with the murder of one of the IRA’s most senior members in the city earlier on Tuesday. Detectives said they visited a property in the north of the city several hours...

 
Leaders target Scotland in final election push

Leaders target Scotland in final election push

SCOTTISH voters have been put at the forefront of the final appeals by party leaders as they make their last push before the election tomorrow. Prime Minister David Cameron and Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will both end their campaigns...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 


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