News archive from 9 March 2013

Independence: ‘Councils role to be in constitution’

Independence: ‘Councils role to be in constitution’

NICOLA Sturgeon has pledged that Scotland's councils will have their role enshrined in a written constitution after independence. However, the move was described as “hot air” by opponents who said the SNP’s record in office has seen the powers of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

Beef product tests find horse DNA

Preliminary tests on beef products for traces of other meats have found seven samples may contain horse DNA above 1%, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. Further tests will now be carried out on the samples, which come from six different...

 
Falkland Islands to vote on future sovereignty

Falkland Islands to vote on future sovereignty

VOTERS in the Falkland Islands go to the polls this weekend in a bid to deal an overwhelming blow to Argentina's boisterous claims to sovereignty. The islands are expected to offer a near unanimous “yes” vote in the referendum in favour of remaining a...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

Schoolgirl stab suspect sectioned

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old schoolgirl on a bus has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, police said. Christina Edkins was killed on a double-decker in Hagley Road, Birmingham, during the morning...

 
Alf Young: Forecasts can never really add up

Alf Young: Forecasts can never really add up

I'VE always loved numbers. Ever since those relentless rounds of speed arithmetic in Ardgowan primary school in the 1950s. I even studied maths for three years at university, until the challenges of strands like number theory began to defeat me and I...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Mum who lost premature baby calls for care to stay in North Wales

Mum who lost premature baby calls for care to stay in North Wales

A MOTHER who lost her baby born at 25 weeks has criticised plans to force mums with very premature babies to go to hospital on the Wirral. Louise Jones' son Tyler died in 2008 and she is now 16 weeks pregnant. She fears a long journey to the Wirral...

 
Gerry Hassan: Fat cats face the threat of a new reformation

Gerry Hassan: Fat cats face the threat of a new reformation

THIS week something momentous happened for the future of the Britain, its economy and politics, for Europe, and for our relationship with the Continent. The European Union proposed and agreed a curb on bankers bonuses, over-riding the predictable...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

McDowell challenges Woods

Rory McIlroy shot his lowest round of the season so far, but fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell is the closest challenger to a rejuvenated Tiger Woods at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami. McIlroy, in the spotlight following his poor start...

Daily Post, 00:08 in Sport
 

Brough inspires Giants

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough produced a dazzling display to help his side beat Super League champions Leeds 32-8 and lead the Giants to a third successive win at Headingley. Brough scored a try and created four more to keep the Giants top of the...

Daily Post, 00:08 in Sport
 
OPENERS GET ENGLAND OFF TO RIGHT START

OPENERS GET ENGLAND OFF TO RIGHT START

Alastair Cook and Nick Compton's fifth half-century stand in 10 Test match attempts gave England a foothold in their bid to salvage a draw at the University Oval. England found themselves needing to bat the majority of five and a half sessions to stay...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
Sportech stand to net over £80m after tax battle

Sportech stand to net over £80m after tax battle

FOOTBALL pools operator Sportech, which has its roots as an Edinburgh technology firm, is poised to net more than £80 million following a four-year battle with the taxman. The firm saw its shares soar almost 20 per cent yesterday after an independent...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 

Child dies after third-floor fall

A four-year-old boy has died after falling from the window of a block of flats, police have said. The child plunged from the third floor of a building in Pollokshields, Glasgow at about 10.20am on Friday. He was rushed to Royal Hospital for Sick...

 
Paterson Arran shortbread to sponsor Loose Women

Paterson Arran shortbread to sponsor Loose Women

PATERSON Arran is aiming to build on its position as the biggest selling shortbread brand in the UK with a TV advertising campaign that will see it sponsor lunchtime STV series Loose Women. In the Livingston and Isle of Arran-based firm’s first...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 

Beef product tests find horse DNA

Preliminary tests on beef products for traces of other meats have found seven samples may contain horse DNA above 1%, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. Further tests will now be carried out on the samples, which come from six different...

 

Schoolgirl stab suspect sectioned

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old schoolgirl on a bus has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, police said. Christina Edkins was killed on a double-decker in Hagley Road, Birmingham, during the morning...

 


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