News archive from 7 July 2013

Blair: Army had to remove Morsi

Tony Blair has defended the Egyptian army's decision to remove Egypt's first elected leader - amid violent protests which have claimed more than 30 lives. The former prime minister - now the Middle East peace envoy for the US, Russia, the EU and the...

 
NHS payouts for medical errors soar to £55m

NHS payouts for medical errors soar to £55m

THE NHS in Scotland paid out almost £55 million in compensation for medical errors last year - an increase of almost 50 per cent compared with the previous 12 months. New figures show that clinical compensation payouts totalled £54,815,540 in 2012-13,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Falkirk: Labour call in police over rigging claim

Falkirk: Labour call in police over rigging claim

POLICE have been called in to investigate the Labour Party's biggest trade union donor in an escalating row over alleged candidate-rigging. The party handed evidence to Police Scotland, setting out claims that the Unite union tried to manipulate a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Vince Cable: Visa rhetoric off-putting to students

Vince Cable: Visa rhetoric off-putting to students

BRITAIN'S attempt to boost growth is being "undermined" by the UK government's rhetoric against

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Cable warns of getting distracted from issue of economy

Cable warns of getting distracted from issue of economy

VINCE Cable feels a certain nostalgia whenever he comes back up to Scotland. Forty years ago, long before his switch to the Lib Dems, before the appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, he was a Labour councillor for the Maryhill district in Glasgow....

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Abu Qatada: Cleric to arrive in Jordan

Abu Qatada: Cleric to arrive in Jordan

A NEAR decade-long battle to remove Abu Qatada from Britain is expected to conclude today when the controversial cleric finally arrives in Jordan. After spending at least £1.7 million trying to eject the terror suspect from the UK, the Home Office...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
John Prescott resigns from Privy Council

John Prescott resigns from Privy Council

JOHN Prescott has resigned from the Privy Council in protest at a delay to new press regulation plans that "borders on a conspiracy". The Labour former cabinet minister took the rare step of withdrawing from the prestigious body over what he...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Gordon Brown plea to MoD over Fife pollution

Gordon Brown plea to MoD over Fife pollution

FORMER prime minister Gordon Brown has called on the Ministry of Defence to release documents which he says will show it previously accepted blame for radioactive contamination of a beach in his constituency. The MP has submitted freedom of...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Falkirk 'betrayed Labour values'

Ed Miliband said he wanted to "mend...not end" Labour's relationship with the trade unions as he promised further party reforms to prevent a repeat of a highly-damaging row over candidate selection. The Labour leader, who is engaged in a...

 
Why the Washington Post doesn't know it's left from right

Why the Washington Post doesn't know it's left from right

A demonstrator holds a sign with a photograph of Edward Snowden during Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters American papers still think that having a separate, quasi-independent editor...

 
Guantánamo guards 'forcing inmates to stay awake'

Guantánamo guards 'forcing inmates to stay awake'

Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner in the US Guantánamo Bay camp, has claimed guards are slamming doors during the night. Photograph: Bob Strong/REUTERS Detainees inside the US camp at Guantánamo Bay are being exposed to increasingly brutal sleep...

 
Theresa May to pull UK out of Europol despite Madeleine McCann leads

Theresa May to pull UK out of Europol despite Madeleine McCann leads

Theresa May: determined to quit Europol. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA The home secretary, Theresa May, is expected to ignore private warnings from senior police officers and abandon the UK's membership of a European cross-border crime agency which is...

 
Deepwater Horizon: BP cry foul as 10,000 claims flood in each month

Deepwater Horizon: BP cry foul as 10,000 claims flood in each month

A rotting fish lies in the water as workers pick up oil balls from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Waveland, Mississippi in July 2010. Photograph: Lee Celano/Reuters The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster had some awful, undisputed consequences: 11...

 
What to look out for at Women's Euro 2013

What to look out for at Women's Euro 2013

Rachel Yankey, the most capped player in English football history, is part of the squad in Sweden. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images Hope Powell's England team are in Sweden, ready to compete in Women's Euro 2013. Their preparations were going...

 

Falkirk 'betrayed Labour values'

Ed Miliband said he wanted to "mend...not end" Labour's relationship with the trade unions as he promised further party reforms to prevent a repeat of a highly-damaging row over candidate selection. The Labour leader, who is engaged in a...

 


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