News archive from 8 July 2014

Concerns raised over seabird disturbance at St Abb’s Head

Concerns raised over seabird disturbance at St Abb’s Head

Concerns have been raised about the impact of diving tourism on the seabird populations of the St Abb's Head Nature Reserve Graham White, a retired environmentalist who lives in nearby Coldstream, was birdwatching at St Abb’s Head earlier this month...

 
Records of First World War fallen revealed

Records of First World War fallen revealed

RECORDS of more than 300,000 soldiers killed in the First World War, including details of their final journey to the grave, are being released today by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict. The...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Abuse victim died of drug overdose

Abuse victim died of drug overdose

A TALENTED violinist who gave evidence about sexual abuse by her music teacher told her husband she felt she had been the one on trial, just days before she died of a prescription drug overdose. Frances Andrade, 48, died at her home in Guildford,...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Polar bear ripped tent and mauled boy to death

Polar bear ripped tent and mauled boy to death

A POLAR bear ripped open the tent of a 17-year-old and dragged him out causing "mortal wounds" to his head, according to an independent report into the tragedy which happened during an Arctic adventure holiday. Sir David Steel describes the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Rolf Harris: Feltz upset at ‘misogyny and hatred’

Rolf Harris: Feltz upset at ‘misogyny and hatred’

TELEVISION and radio presenter Vanessa Feltz has described her shock at the "outpouring of misogyny and hatred" directed towards her on social media following her claim that Rolf Harris assaulted her during a live TV interview. Feltz said...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Post Office launches mobile phone network through EE

Post Office launches mobile phone network through EE

The Post Office’s mobile move adds to the company’s home phone and broadband service, which has around 500,000 customers. Photograph: SWNS.com The Post Office is launching a mobile phone network to challenge similar services offered by Tesco,...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Skills shortage and housing bubble have arrived very early in the economic cycle

Skills shortage and housing bubble have arrived very early in the economic cycle

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) apprentice Anthony Sermon works on a engine in the charity's workshop in Poole, Dorset. Only last week Labour highlighted a fall in traineeships only a year after their launch. Apprenticeships remained...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Chambers of commerce say interest rate rise would derail recovery

Chambers of commerce say interest rate rise would derail recovery

Bank of England is being urged to hold off on a rate rise. Photograph: Stockcam/Getty Images British businesses are calling on the Bank of England not to rush into an interest rate rise, warning that the recovery is not yet secure as a closely watched...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Spire Healthcare float to value firm at nearly £1bn

Spire Healthcare float to value firm at nearly £1bn

Private hospital chain Spire Healthcare is poised to be valued at almost £1 billion after setting the price range for its upcoming flotation, which will be one of London's largest so far this year. The group has 39 hospitals across the UK, including...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Poundworld sales accelerate after profits jump

Poundworld sales accelerate after profits jump

DISCOUNT store Poundworld has seen its sales growth accelerate sharply after profits at the chain more than doubled last year. The retailer, which started life 40 years ago as a market stall in West Yorkshire, said total sales in the year to 31 March...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Local authorities key to housing bubble

Comment: Local authorities key to housing bubble

The house price boom seems to be spreading, providing good news for long-suffering building firms and tradesmen. It does, however, present some massive problems for housebuyers and a bubble that surely has to burst at some point. After the long...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure

Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure

A brain scan of a patient suffering with Alzheimer's disease. The darker areas show a reduction of function and blood flow. Photograph: Alamy A blood test to detect which people with failing memories will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease has been...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
Warning over 'shocking gaps' in mental health services for new mothers

Warning over 'shocking gaps' in mental health services for new mothers

Dr Dan Poulter, a health minister, said the government had ensured every trainee midwife would receive training in perinatal mental health. Photograph: Felix Clay The NHS offers patchy and at times dangerously inadequate care to women who suffer...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
Sheffield United: Academy launches pioneering new scheme

Sheffield United: Academy launches pioneering new scheme

Sheffield United have launched a pioneering new scheme designed to provide youngsters with an alternative route into professional football, writes James Shield. Nick Cox, manager of the League One club’s Redtooth Academy, last night announced it has...

 
Cocaine man bailed ahead of sentence

Cocaine man bailed ahead of sentence

A MAN caught in possession of cocaine is set to be sentenced at the crown court. Michael Mullen admitted a charge of possessing a Class A drug at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The offence took place on Thursday, May 22. The 23-year-old also...

 


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