News archive from 6 October 2015

Sarah Blasko: There’s strength in taking songwriting away from your identity

Sarah Blasko is happy. Tired, but happy. The Sydney musician is about to release her fifth album – a fun, synth-laden document she says is “totally about love” called Eternal Return. But another newly completed project has been keeping her up at...

 
Lord Advocate called into Holyrood over fraud probe

Lord Advocate called into Holyrood over fraud probe

SCOTLAND'S chief law officer will appear before MSPs today to face questions over a delay in launching legal proceedings against a disgraced lawyer who managed irregular property dealings involving an SNP MP. Edinburgh West MP Michelle Thomson last...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Holyrood to have power to reverse Tory benefit cuts

Holyrood to have power to reverse Tory benefit cuts

THE Scottish Government will have the power to reverse cuts to working tax credits in Scotland as well as redesign the benefit system, a senior Whitehall source has told The Scotsman. The revelation comes as Scottish Secretary David Mundell has...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Anas Sarwar set to launch bid to become MSP

Anas Sarwar set to launch bid to become MSP

FORMER Scottish Labour deputy leader Anas Sarwar is set to launch a bid to stand as a candidate for the party's regional list in next year's Holyrood elections, The Scotsman has learned. Scottish Labour members have been invited to put their names...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Sunderland pub’s £14,000 bill for screening Premier League football illegally

Sunderland pub’s £14,000 bill for screening Premier League football illegally

The former owners of a Sunderland pub have been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs for screening Premier League football matches illegally. On Friday, the Premier League secured a judgement from the High Court ordering the previous owners of...

 

BMA membership surges amid dispute over contracts

There has been a huge surge in the number of junior doctors joining the British Medical Association (BMA) in the wake of the row over contracts, according to the union. Between 26 September and 5 October, a total of 5,451 doctors joined the BMA,...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Ryan Bertrand claims England left back slot will be his after call up

The Southampton defender had surgery on both knees during the summer and only made his comeback last month. But the 26-year-old was called up by England boss Roy Hodgson for the Euro 2016 qualifying games against Estonia on Friday and Lithuania on...

 

Former Man United and Everton boss rejects return to Premier League with Sunderland

Dick Advocaat walked away from the job following his side's 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday - leaving them 19th in the table with just three points from eight games. "Our squad was simply not good enough," Advocaat said. "The club...

 

Coquelin promises England fans Arsenal team-mate Walcott is in unstoppable form

However, it is not just the striker's ability to find the back of the net in recent weeks that has impressed his Arsenal team-mates. His workrate and willingness to tackle back was instrumental in the 3-0 win against Manchester United on Sunday in...

 
Mysterious creature which appears to be a hybrid between a crocodile and a buffalo terrifies villagers in Thailand

Mysterious creature which appears to be a hybrid between a crocodile and a buffalo terrifies villagers in...

Villagers in a remote Thai village have been left bewildered and terrified by the appearance of this bizarre creature. The strange looking animal has dark, scaly skin like a reptile and a crocodile-shaped head - despite being born from a buffalo....

 
How we banished the pain of IBS for good! Millions struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome - but it's notoriously hard to treat. Three sufferers reveal what worked for them

How we banished the pain of IBS for good! Millions struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome - but it's...

The millions of Britons with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) know only too well how the symptoms - bloating, abdominal pain and cramps, excess wind, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation (or both) and tiredness - can make life a misery. And, for many, it is...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 
Never mind doctors, send for a tattooist! From saving the looks of burns victims to giving bald men 'hair', how medical tattooists can transform lives 

Never mind doctors, send for a tattooist! From saving the looks of burns victims to giving bald men 'hair',...

They may not be to your particular taste, but tattoos are normally intended to be decorative. However, they are increasingly being used in a medical setting, too, to cover scars, 'replace' lost hair and even to restore women's breasts after cancer...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 
Insomnia cure that can end sleepless nights in three weeks: How CBT can break the cycle for those who feel anxiety at bedtime

Insomnia cure that can end sleepless nights in three weeks: How CBT can break the cycle for those who feel...

Apparently, we spend one third of our lives asleep. Not me. Ever since I was a child, most of the time everyone else has spent getting their beauty sleep, I've spent tossing and turning, exasperated at my inability to do what should be so natural....

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 
Are £30 fees to see the GP the only way to cut queues? It couldn't be more controversial. But as patients are forced to beg for appointments, it may be time to think the unthinkable

Are £30 fees to see the GP the only way to cut queues? It couldn't be more controversial. But as patients...

Why do so many patients struggle to get an appointment with their GP? In the final part of this major investigative series, we look at what's going wrong - and how other countries reduce the pressure on their healthcare systems... Just after 6am, as...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 
Uruguay's rugby team beefs up for Fiji match

Uruguay's rugby team beefs up for Fiji match

After suffering the biggest defeat so far of any team at the Rugby World Cup, Uruguay might be forgiven for feeling despondent. But that is not how this group of largely of amateur players is recovering from the 65-3 drubbing inflicted upon them by...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 


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