News archive from 8 August 2015

Jenson Button and wife are gassed during burglary

Jenson Button and wife are gassed during burglary

FORMULA One driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica were gassed in their sleep by burglars who raided their room as they lay unconscious. The pair were staying with friends in a villa in St Tropez on the French Riviera when thieves broke into the...

 

Boycott takes swipe at Australia

Geoffrey Boycott has branded Australia "so bad it's unbelievable" and reckons a second-string England side would beat them. Alastair Cook's men skittled the Baggy Green for 60 at Trent Bridge on Thursday and, after another stellar day,...

 

Clubs are neglecting their responsibility to disabled fans

Disabled supporters continue to be forgotten by a number of professional clubs according to new research, with 55 of the 92 teams in the top four divisions forcing away fans to watch matches in home sections of support. Related: Premier League...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Vincent Cheminaud has a fine chance of making his first visit to Britain a successful one, thanks to Acolyte (3.50) in the Sprint, the concluding race on Ascot’s Shergar Cup card. The draw of mounts for this card is supposedly controlled so as to give...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 
School visits to promote stop and search under fire

School visits to promote stop and search under fire

SCHOOL pupils and college students may have been "guinea pigs" in a police project in which officers "promoted the apparent need for stop-and-search", it has been claimed. Lib Dem justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes raised concerns...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
David Cameron defends £3m Kids Company grant

David Cameron defends £3m Kids Company grant

PRIME Minister David Cameron has defended the Government's decision to grant £3 million to Kids Company, insisting it was right to give the charity "one last chance". Mr Cameron said the funds were offered in an attempt to restructure the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
Hillary Clinton weighed into Edinburgh film festival row

Hillary Clinton weighed into Edinburgh film festival row

HILLARY Clinton sought to put pressure on the Scottish and UK Governments to oppose a highly controversial boycott of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, newly released emails reveal. The powerful US politician attempted to intervene in a row...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Chinese SNP councillor quits amid ‘racism’ claims

Chinese SNP councillor quits amid ‘racism’ claims

SCOTLAND'S only Chinese SNP councillor has quit the party amid claims of being subjected to a "racist attack" and "bullying". Yen Hongmei Jin, 29, says she was forced to resign after the party’s top brass failed to protect her...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Chile ex-spymaster, Manuel Contreras, critically ill

Chile ex-spymaster, Manuel Contreras, critically ill

Manuel Contreras - who headed Chile's intelligence service, Dina, during the government of Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s and 80s - is critically ill in a military hospital in Santiago. Doctors have suspended all treatment for Gen Contreras, who is...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Medical innovations get £18m funding

Medical innovations get £18m funding

Development of a universal flu vaccine and a home testing kit for lung infections are among 12 projects to have received backing from a £18m fund for medical innovation. The Medical Research Council contributed £13m to the fund and government body...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Uni entry: 'Record number' of sixth-formers put in extra projects

Uni entry: 'Record number' of sixth-formers put in extra projects

Record numbers of sixth-formers are thought to have taken a dissertation-style project this year to give them an edge in their university applications. Education expert Prof Alan Smithers estimates 35,000 pupils have submitted an Extended Project...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
'Wasted money' accusation over women's prisons

'Wasted money' accusation over women's prisons

The Scottish Conservatives have accused the Scottish government of wasting money on women's prisons before changing its plans. The Tories said it was "sheer bad planning" to spend more than £11m on a women's prison which will not be built...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Youth Beatz: Thousands expected at free Dumfries festival

Youth Beatz: Thousands expected at free Dumfries festival

Thousands of fans are expected in Dumfries this weekend for what is billed as Scotland's largest free youth music festival. Youth Beatz is being staged in the town's Dock Park. Some 12,000 young people from across Dumfries and Galloway have been...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Jim Furyk pulls away to take lead at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as American looks hopes to break the...

American Jim Furyk took command of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Friday as he looked to make amends for a number of near-misses at Firestone Country Club. Furyk carded a second consecutive 66 in Akron to finish eight under par, four shots ahead...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

South Africa cricket captain Hashim Amla pays visit to Springboks squad ahead of Rugby Championship clash...

On the eve of their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina in Durban, the Springboks got some much-need inspiration from South Africa cricket captain Hashim Amla.  Amla, who has scored more than 6,500 runs in 84 Tests, handed out the jerseys to...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 


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