News archive from 6 June 2013, page 2

Scottish independence: SNP ‘weak’ on inmate votes

Scottish independence: SNP ‘weak’ on inmate votes

THE Scottish Government is guilty of "weakness" and trying to "wriggle" out of European law over its refusal to allow prisoners a vote in the independence referendum, according to a former chief inspector of prisons. The Very Rev...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
SNP challenged over ‘perverse’ education funding

SNP challenged over ‘perverse’ education funding

THE Scottish Government has been challenged to end the "perverse" higher education funding system amid evidence it makes poor students poorer by pushing them into debt. Education secretary Michael Russell faced calls from the Labour party to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
RBS ‘turning its back on taxpayers’ with closures

RBS ‘turning its back on taxpayers’ with closures

ROYAL Bank of Scotland bosses are "turning their back" on taxpayers who bailed out the institution during the banking collapse by pressing ahead with controversial branch closures, an MSP has claimed. Labour and SNP MSPs united to attack the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Bill Jamieson: Is independence really on offer?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to tell what the Yes campaign is asking us to vote for, writes Bill Jamieson Two years after the SNP’s historic election victory and mandate to hold an independence referendum, how goes the battle? According to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
WAYNE ROONEY STAYS

WAYNE ROONEY STAYS

WAYNE ROONEY is set to stay at Manchester United. The unsettled striker asked to leave Old Trafford before the end of last season after becoming disillusioned with his role in the team. But the shock retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has persuaded...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
MARTINEZ TARGETS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

MARTINEZ TARGETS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

ROBERTO MARTINEZ has vowed to get Everton into the Champions League. Martinez has signed a four-year contract with the Merseysiders. And he is convinced he can guide them into the Premier League top four to qualify for Europe's premier competition....

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
FERNANDINHO SET TO SEAL MANCHESTER CITY MOVE AS CARLOS TEVEZ NEARS EXIT

FERNANDINHO SET TO SEAL MANCHESTER CITY MOVE AS CARLOS TEVEZ NEARS EXIT

FERNANDINHO will complete his £25m move to Manchester City within the next 48 hours. The midfielder jetted to Manchester to undergo a medical at Bridgewater Hospital after City agreed a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk. But Carlos Tevez looks to be on his...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
NEW EVERTON MANAGER ROBERTO MARTINEZ CAN'T WAIT TO GET GOING

NEW EVERTON MANAGER ROBERTO MARTINEZ CAN'T WAIT TO GET GOING

ONE of the first telephone calls Roberto Martinez will make from his new office at Everton will be to predecessor David Moyes. Former Wigan boss Martinez was yesterday installed as Goodison Park manager following the defection of Moyes to Manchester...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
WEST HAM SIGN REAL BETIS KEEPER ADRIAN

WEST HAM SIGN REAL BETIS KEEPER ADRIAN

SAM ALLARDYCE'S West Ham have landed 6ft 3ins Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer. The 26-year-old helped his hometown club to an impressive seventh place in La Liga last season. Adrian kept 11 clean sheets in 31 appearances as Real Betis...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Michelle Obama snaps at lesbian heckler

Michelle Obama snaps at lesbian heckler

SHE appears the epitome of an American First Lady, slow to react whatever the provocation, aware that she is a vital component in the presidential public relations'

 
LIVERPOOL INSIST STEVEN GERRARD RECOVERY ON TARGET

LIVERPOOL INSIST STEVEN GERRARD RECOVERY ON TARGET

LIVERPOOL have insisted that Steven Gerrard will be fit for the start of the season. Gerrard, 33, has been recovering after undergoing surgery on a damaged shoulder. The midfilder missed the end of the Premier League season, as well as England's...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Turkey: Protesters set out demands to end clashes

Turkey: Protesters set out demands to end clashes

TURKISH activists have presented a list of demands they claim could end days of anti-government demonstrations, centred on Taksim Square in Istanbul. Deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc yesterday met a group whose attempt to prevent authorities from...

 
FRANKIE DETTORI STILL SEARCHING FOR ELUSIVE WINNER

FRANKIE DETTORI STILL SEARCHING FOR ELUSIVE WINNER

FRANKIE DETTORI is still searching for that elusive winner after drawing a blank from his two rides at Kempton Park last night. Dettori, who resumed race-riding last Friday at Epsom following a six-month ban for testing positive for cocaine at...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Treating cancer: Saatchi's legislative shrine

First do no harm is the basic medical duty, but for patients with lethal diseases, the ethical line between doing no harm and failing to do any good is blurred. All the more so with those terminal cancers where the clinical consensus is for brutal...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Syria: Qusair falls to Hezbollah and Assad forces

Syria: Qusair falls to Hezbollah and Assad forces

Syrian government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies have finally seized control of the border town of Qusair, a severe setback to rebels battling to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad. Three weeks of heavy fighting reduced much of the town...

 


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