News archive from 7 May 2013

Premeditation key in trial of U.S. soldier who killed fellow servicemen

Army Sergeant John Russell pleaded guilty last month to killing two medical staff officers and three soldiers at Camp Liberty, adjacent to the Baghdad airport, in a 2009 shooting the military has said could have been triggered by combat stress....

 

Stars line up for Big Weekend fest

Bruno Mars, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris are to headline Radio 1's Big Weekend event later this month. Dizzee Rascal, Maverick Sabre, The Vaccines, Ellie Goulding, The Saturdays, Paramore, Vampire Weekend and The Script as among more than 40 acts to...

 

Sunderland 1 Stoke 1: Paolo di Canio says point earned by John O'Shea goal could be crucial in relegation...

Football: Paolo di Canio had suggested that his side's 6-1 defeat at Aston Villa last Monday was the result of a complacency following two good wins and a series of other favourable results. This result suggested he was right. Poor discipline and a...

 
SNP councillor Fergus Hood defects to Lib Dems

SNP councillor Fergus Hood defects to Lib Dems

ABERDEENSHIRE Council's ruling "rainbow coalition" has strengthened its hold on power following the surprise defection of a leading SNP councillor to the Liberal Democrats. Fergus Hood, who was the SNP group’s finance spokesman, has quit the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Now teachers condemn new code for universities

Now teachers condemn new code for universities

TWO of the largest teaching unions have become the latest group to attack a new code of governance for Scotland's universities. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said the draft code was “not fit for purpose”, while the University and College...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
‘Cowboy’ letting agents causing havoc for tenants

‘Cowboy’ letting agents causing havoc for tenants

Letting agents are operating in an unregulated sector which is "reminiscent of the Wild West", a housing charity has warned. Shelter Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to introduce legislation to regulate the industry. Director...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Universal Credit ‘fails to help nine in 10 families’

Universal Credit ‘fails to help nine in 10 families’

Most families will gain nothing from the government's new Universal Credit, with ministers overstating the generosity of the benefit, a new report claims today. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Child Poverty Action Group said the new single benefit...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Union mergers ‘should be probed by watchdog’

Union mergers ‘should be probed by watchdog’

THE UK's Competition Commission should be handed powers to investigate trade union mergers to curb industrial action, business leaders have said. A report from the Institute or Directors (IoD) said that some unions have “become divorced from their...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Tiffany Jenkins: Less anonymity means more justice

Tiffany Jenkins: Less anonymity means more justice

Given anonymity to the accuser but not the accused in cases of rape or sexual offences is unfair. It's time the uneven secrecy ended, writes Tiffany Jenkins Another week, another arrest for alleged sexual abuse hits the headlines. Deputy Commons...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Peter Jones: Patience is a virtue for nationalists

Peter Jones: Patience is a virtue for nationalists

Alex Salmond is right to commit to a sterling zone, rather than rush ahead with a Scottish currency, writes Peter Jones Impatience is understandable if you are a nationalist. You are itching to get your country out of the blight of London misrule,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Christopher Harvie: Scotland counts the cost

Christopher Harvie: Scotland counts the cost

Continuing our collaboration with the University of Glasgow's Vox Populi series, Christopher Harvie considers the impact of the devolution referendum in 1979 The champion of parliamentary sovereignty, Prof A V Dicey, distrusted referenda on principle,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Memorial concert for Bob Taylor

THE Royal Air Forces Association is inviting all members to a memorial concert to celebrate the life of well-known and highly respected Melton musician Bob Taylor. The concert, with music by Tornado Sound, will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 7.45pm at...

 
North Korea missiles moved away from launch site - U.S. officials

North Korea missiles moved away from launch site - U.S. officials

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea last month that it would be a "huge mistake" to launch the medium-range missiles, but the prospects of a test had put Seoul, Washington and Toyko on edge. One U.S. official, speaking on...

 

Brazil to deploy 6,000 Cuban doctors in remote areas -minister

Brazilian medical associations have opposed Cuban-trained doctors practicing in their country, arguing that standards at Cuba's medical schools are lower than in Brazil and equivalent in some cases to a nursing education in Brazil. Over the past...

 
Edinburgh gets new film and TV champions

Edinburgh gets new film and TV champions

A NEW body is to being set up to help attract film and TV productions to Edinburgh following criticism of cutbacks at the city's main marketing body. Marketing Edinburgh has unveiled plans for an “advisory group” that is expected to include leading...

 


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