News archive from 9 June 2015

Ex-Spanish PM's visit to support Venezuela opposition causes stir

Gonzalez, a Socialist who governed from 1982 to 1996, met on Monday with Venezuela's opposition bloc in support of jailed politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Daniel Ceballos who are both on partial hunger strikes. "That's what has motivated my...

 
Police launch fresh investigation into claims Lord Janner abused an underage boy in Scotland

Police launch fresh investigation into claims Lord Janner abused an underage boy in Scotland

LABOUR Peer Lord Janner is facing a fresh investigation into claims he sexually assaulted a teenage boy in Scotland. Scottish detectives have revealed they have launched a new probe after the Crown Prosecution Service in England controversially failed...

 
Peter Jones: Nats are playing a game of bluff

Peter Jones: Nats are playing a game of bluff

ONLY Westminster can end austerity - the SNP going it alone would leave the Scots worse off, writes Peter Jones. In just two simple moves, the SNP has exposed the gross hypocrisy on which its campaign for independence, and its lesser cousin – full...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Wales to introduce e-cigarette ban

Electronic cigarettes are to be banned in enclosed public spaces and workplaces as part of a raft of radical health plans announced by the Welsh government. The law would be the first such restriction in the UK and would be hugely controversial among...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Cities with physically active residents more productive as well as healthier

Cities in which residents are physically active have a big advantage over their more sedentary rivals, with better economic productivity, higher property values and improved school performance, as well as a healthier population. In an increasingly...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Lord Prescott banned from driving for speeding in Jaguar

Lord Prescott banned from driving for speeding in Jaguar

Lord Prescott has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding in his Jaguar. The former deputy prime minister and Hull East MP drove at 60 mph in a 50 mph zone at Scampton, Lincolnshire. Prescott, who was also transport...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White to open restaurant in ‘thriving’ part of Leeds city centre

LEEDS-born celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is set to return home with a new restaurant in a booming part of the city centre. The Yorkshire Evening Post can exclusively reveal that the world-famous kitchen maestro plans to open his first ever Leeds...

 

Destiny: Bungie's Taken King release date leaked ahead of E3 announcement

Bungie are reportedly set to launch their next expansion, which is sizably larger than past DLC offerings, on September 15, 2015. The new source appeared on Reddit, stating that three new subclasses will be shown at E3, which the studio have already...

 

Chilly May weather dampens UK retail sales

Poor weather dented demand for fashion last month and falling prices continued to knock takings at grocers, leaving overall retail sales flat, according to industry figures. The British Retail Consortium said sales values were unchanged from a year...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Punk rock brand: the Sex Pistols to feature on a range of credit cards

They railed against consumerism, but the Sex Pistols will now be helping to oil the wheels of the capitalist machine as the band’s name and artwork are to feature on a range of credit cards. Virgin Money, the bank backed by Sir Richard Branson, has...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Cabin crew to sue British airlines over ‘poisoning’

Cabin crew to sue British airlines over ‘poisoning’

A GROUP of 17 current and former cabin crew are planning legal action against the airlines which employed them over allegations that "toxic" cabin air has damaged their health. Funded by the Unite union, which represents 20,000 flight staff,...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 

Liverpool transfer news: ‘Antonio Candreva eyed, Mateo Kovacic and Fabio Borini swap deal, offer for...

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready so splash the cash in the transfer market. Danny Ings and James Milner have already arrived and several more players should follow. Here’s the latest transfer chat: Antonio Candreva targeted – confirmed Lazio...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Alton Towers crash girl, 17, has leg amputated

Alton Towers crash girl, 17, has leg amputated

The family of a 17-year-old girl badly injured in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers have thanked doctors for saving her life after she had one of her legs 
amputated. Leah Washington was one of four people seriously hurt last week when...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Commons Speaker raps SNP MP for reading newspaper

Commons Speaker raps SNP MP for reading newspaper

A NEW SNP MP has been scolded by the Speaker for reading a newspaper during questions in the Commons. John Bercow rebuked John Nicolson after spotting the East Dunbartonshire MP’s activities during defence questions. It will take us time to learn the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Dame Helen Mirren crowned Queen of Broadway

Dame Helen Mirren crowned Queen of Broadway

DAME Helen Mirren has been crowned Queen of Broadway, winning her first Tony theatre award for her role as the monarch in The Audience. The star has already won an Oscar for her portrayal of the Queen in a film set in the aftermath of the death of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 


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