News archive from 7 August 2015

Jeremy Corbyn would make ‘pact’ with SNP to be PM

Jeremy Corbyn would make ‘pact’ with SNP to be PM

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he would be willing to make a pact with the SNP to become prime minister. The left-wing candidate, who has dominated the leadership contest since entering to “widen the debate”, raised the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima yesterday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for US President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world. Tens of...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Mark Carney dashes hopes of BoE interest hike

Mark Carney dashes hopes of BoE interest hike

Bank of England governor Mark Carney yesterday dampened expectations of an interest rate hike coming before the end of this year as he raised the prospect of inflation falling below zero again. The pound dropped by a cent against the US dollar and the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Scotland’s weather: Mountain rescue in busiest year

Scotland’s weather: Mountain rescue in busiest year

THE miserable summer weather has played a major part in stretching the resources of Scotland's busiest mountain rescue team, which has responded to a massive rise in call-outs. The volunteers in the Highland region of Lochaber, whose patch covers the...

 

Hand washing really does reduce infection, trial scheme finds

The trial of an online scheme that educates adults about proper hand-washing techniques has offered the first conclusive evidence that washing your hands makes a difference in reducing infection. You don’t only protect yourself, you also protect your...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Why it IS easier to work out to music: Tunes help dull the pain of exercise by producing chemicals 'similar...

Gym goers have known for years that working out is easier to music. Now scientists think they know the reason why – it seems listening to our favourite tunes helps reduce pain. Listening to music makes our brain release natural painkilling chemicals...

 

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Former Argentina President Menem misses Jewish centre bomb trial

Former Argentina President Menem misses Jewish centre bomb trial

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has missed the opening day of his trial over a huge bomb attack against a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. Mr Menem, 85, said he could not attend because of health reasons. He is one of 13 people accused...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 

Manchester United transfer news: Angel Di Maria exit, Kevin De Bruyne move, shock Toni Kroos deal

Louis van Gaal's spent over £75million this summer but the Dutch boss has nearly half of his £150m budget remaining to turn Manchester United into champions next season. The Dutch boss has brought in five players but has crucially also cleared much of...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 

Aston Villa "in talks with Tottenham over Aaron Lennon transfer'

Aston Villa are reportedly lining up a transfer bid for Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon. The 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Everton, has been at White Hart Lane since 2005 but has been linked with a move away in recent months. The Villans...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 

US military's joint staff hacked as officials point the finger at Russia

Russia is the leading suspect in a sophisticated cyber-attack on the unclassified email network of the US military’s joint staff that prompted the Pentagon last month to restrict access to portions of that network, US officials said on Thursday. Early...

 
Families sue over Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak

Families sue over Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak

FAMILIES affected by the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh in which four people died are pursuing civil action against two firms they believe are responsible. Lawyers acting on their behalf have lodged claims against pharmaceutical company...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 

Jenson Button's wife has engagement ring stolen as pair burgled while asleep

Formula One driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica have been burgled on holiday and “most upsettingly” the thieves made off with her engagement ring. It is feared the pair, who were with friends in a villa in St Tropez, may have been gassed by the...

Guardian, 00:14 in Sport
 
Pressure is all on Man Utd's Van Gaal this term after RvP, Falcao and Di Maria nightmare

Pressure is all on Man Utd's Van Gaal this term after RvP, Falcao and Di Maria nightmare

Teams across the league will have to endure the weight of expectation as fans and media worldwide ready their pitchforks. And, one man who should be feeling the heat as much as anyone is Louis van Gaal. Post Sir Alex Ferguson, Van Gaal has done a good...

Daily Star, 00:15 in Sport
 


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