News archive from 8 May 2013

Effects master Harryhausen dies

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen has died aged 92. When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by King Kong that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulfilled his desire as an adult, thrilling audiences with...

 
IMF team needs to see UK economy's clouds, not the sunbeam

IMF team needs to see UK economy's clouds, not the sunbeam

Business secretary Vince Cable has said banks are working on a "pawnbroker business model" demanding "heaps of collateral" which makes it hard for businesses to borrow. Photograph: Richard Gardner /Rex Features Dear IMF officials,...

 

Effects master Harryhausen dies

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen has died aged 92. When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by King Kong that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulfilled his desire as an adult, thrilling audiences with...

 
Immigration: Queen’s Speech sees coalition move to right

Immigration: Queen’s Speech sees coalition move to right

THE UK government is expected to move to the right today, with new measures to tackle immigration among bills unveiled in the Queen's Speech. The move unveiled for the coalition’s third programme for government comes amid concern among Conservatives...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Ferry workers urge Orkney council to restart talks

Ferry workers urged Orkney Islands Council to return to the negotiating table today after industrial action caused cancellations over the bank holiday weekend. A below-inflation pay rise of 1 per cent prompted workers to vote in March to take action...

 

Bali drug convict Sandiford lodges top court appeal

British woman Lindsay Sandiford who is facing the death penalty for drug smuggling in Bali has lodged an appeal at Indonesia's Supreme Court, lawyers said today. Ms Sandiford lost her first appeal against the ruling at the Bali High Court last month...

 
Tia Sharp accused ‘was sexually attracted to her’

Tia Sharp accused ‘was sexually attracted to her’

THE man accused of murdering Tia Sharp killed her after sexually assaulting her, a court heard today. Stuart Hazell, the former boyfriend of Tia’s grandmother, allegedly had a sexual attraction for the 12-year-old, jurors at the Old Bailey were told....

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Coalition urged to bring in plain packaging

The lives of thousands of children will be at risk if the government backs down on plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging, health professionals warned today. The Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA), part of the Unite...

 
Scotland’s tallest wind turbine gets go-ahead

Scotland’s tallest wind turbine gets go-ahead

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build Scotland's tallest wind turbine were approved by the Scottish Government despite opposition to the "noisy eyesore" from campaigners. The 196-metre turbine will be erected 35 metres offshore offshore at Fife...

 

Effects master Harryhausen dies

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen has died aged 92. When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by King Kong that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulfilled his desire as an adult, thrilling audiences with...

 

Campaigners win recognition for anti-war activist

Local campaigners have won recognition for anti-war activist, suffragist and revolutionary socialist Alice Wheeldon who died in 1919 after a state-run conspiracy to destroy her. Over 100 people including Ms Wheeldon's great grand-daughters Chloe and...

 

Effects master Harryhausen dies

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen has died aged 92. When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by King Kong that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulfilled his desire as an adult, thrilling audiences with...

 

Ex-soldier expat loses bid to keep his vote

Retired serviceman Harry Shindler, who left Britain more than 30 years ago, lost a legal battle today over the right to vote. Voting rights expire after 15 years for Britons living abroad but Mr Shindler argued that the restriction violates his...

 
Queen's speech to feature new curbs on migrants from EU

Queen's speech to feature new curbs on migrants from EU

Former chancellor Lord Lawson called for Britain to quit the EU, saying it is a ‘bureaucratic monstrosity’ damaging the City. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA David Cameron will today make his most concerted effort yet to prevent a stampede of his core...

 
TUC warns of 'lost decade' as IMF arrives to scrutinise UK economy

TUC warns of 'lost decade' as IMF arrives to scrutinise UK economy

George Osborne has been embarrassed and irritated by IMF calls for the UK to change tack on its fiscal policy. Photograph: Reuters International Monetary Fund officials arrive in London today for their annual health check of Britain's economy as the...

 


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