News archive from 7 June 2015

How the 'bear claw' removes bowel tumours - in 45 minutes: No need for a scalpel as device sucks up...

A device nicknamed 'the bear claw', which sucks up and removes pre-cancerous growths, is being hailed as a major breakthrough in the prevention of bowel cancer. Some patients can face complicated surgery to remove these tumours, called polyps – fleshy...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 
Guide lists histories of Scotland’s favourite pubs

Guide lists histories of Scotland’s favourite pubs

A NEW guide that chronicles the stories and legends attached to some of Scotland's best known pubs has been published. From haunted bars to Robert Burns’ favourite watering holes, the guide shows that pubs are not just places to meet and down a pint....

 
Déjà vu over City’s amnesia over banking crisis

Déjà vu over City’s amnesia over banking crisis

IT ALL started coming home to roost with the collapse of Northern Rock. Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS followed a year later, and the taxpayer was left with a massive bill for bailing them out. Very brief highlights of the financial crisis there, in...

 
Confusion reigns in pensions shake-up countdown

Confusion reigns in pensions shake-up countdown

MANY Scots about to retire are in for a shock when they discover they don't quality for full payment under new rules, writes Jeff Salway THE government is under growing pressure to clarify details of the single-tier pension being introduced next year,...

 
Police seek lost rucksack containing medication

Police seek lost rucksack containing medication

Lincolnshire Police are asking members of the public to keep an eye out for a rucksack containing potentially-harmful medication after it was lost in Louth on Friday (June 5). The missing grey Karrimore rucksack was lost in the Queen Street area of...

 
Czech novelist Ludvik Vaculik dies, aged 88

Czech novelist Ludvik Vaculik dies, aged 88

Czech novelist and former dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, has died, aged 88. The June 1968 manifesto demanded openness from officials in the then Czechoslovakia and called for the...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 

Ten ways in which life could change if the UK left the EU

1. Travelling in the EU British visitors to mainland Europe would no longer be “fast-tracked” through the EU lines at passport control, unless the UK was willing to agree that there would still be full free movement of people between the UK and EU. It...

 

Extraordinary tale of Alain de Botton’s ‘heroine’ grandmother

Family history sometimes fails to turn up interesting stories. But the philosopher and writer Alain de Botton and his sister, the singer Miel de Botton, both members of a wealthy and cultured dynasty, must have suspected research into the life of...

 

Warning from Europe: you can’t always get what you want

Eleven years ago Poland threw in its lot, somewhat nervously, with the west and joined the European Union. But in the prime minister’s chancellery building in Warsaw – once home to the imperial Russian army’s cadet corps – no one now questions the...

 

For the record

“Bring back the boss class, say employees fed up with self-rule” (Early editions last week, News, page 20) said in 2007 “a 28-year-old computer programmer, Brian Robertson, came up with and patented the concept of holacracy” [a self-management...

 

Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link to Rome

Spectacular 2,000-year-old treasures from the Roman empire and the Aksumite kingdom, which ruled parts of north-east Africa for several centuries before 940AD, have been discovered by British archaeologists in northern Ethiopia. Louise Schofield, a...

 

Australians injured in Bali ferry explosion released from hospital

Four Australians have been released from hospital after they were caught in a ferry explosion in Indonesia. The four were injured along with other tourists when small explosions rocked a ferry crossing between popular islands Bali and Lombok on Friday...

 

A fitting tribute to Charles Kennedy would be a revival of popular liberalism

Two huge political calls have shaped British politics in recent times. Tony Blair’s decision to go to war with George Bush in Iraq so toxified Blairism that it made it impossible to continue to sell his winning radical centrism to the Labour party....

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 

Liz Kendall: Labour must champion a much more devolved United Kingdom

Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall has set out radical plans to devolve control over welfare, housing, health and transport to local government as she demands that her party breaks its longstanding habit of hoarding power at the centre. Writing in...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 

Labour was too timid to hand real power to the people

Labour lost the general election because we lost touch with the country. Too many people felt Labour didn’t understand their lives. They didn’t believe the economy or their taxes would be safe in our hands. We talked about what we would do for people...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 


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