News archive from 11 February 2015

Comment: StAnza well versed in poetry 18 years on

Comment: StAnza well versed in poetry 18 years on

FOR better or for verse, StAnza is again the place to be as Fife welcomes poets and fans of poetry With just a few weeks left until StAnza officially opens, welcoming the world to St Andrews to celebrate the spoken word in all its forms, it is timely...

 

Nasa wants to send a SUBMARINE to space in 2040: Agency reveals plans for a craft to explore Titan’s...

If sending rovers to Mars wasn't enough, Nasa now wants to send submarines to Titan. The space agency has outlined plans to launch the huge structure to Saturn's largest moon by 2040. Titan is unique in the outer solar system in that it is the only...

 

The 'magic' hi-tech window that can block out noise - but still let fresh air in

It could be the answer to any city dweller's dreams. Researcher have revealed the ultimate window - one that can block out sound, but let fresh air in. The double glazed windows have holes designed to let air in - but block the most annoying...

 

Is this the best photo of Earth's night sky EVER taken? Amazing long-exposure montage reveals a meteor,...

Witnessing a meteor blaze across the night sky is awe-inspiring. So is seeing a comet, nebula or star cluster . But what if you could see all of them, at the same time, in the same image of the cosmos? That’s the amazing celestial montage apparent in...

 
Inquest opened into death of Sheffield police officer facing investigation

Inquest opened into death of Sheffield police officer facing investigation

An inquest has been opened into the death of a police officer facing investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. PC Hassan Ali, aged 44, died on Friday from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car in January. PC Ali had been...

 
No future for Grangemouth without fracking - Ineos

No future for Grangemouth without fracking - Ineos

THE massive Grangemouth petro

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Driverless cars to hit British roads for the first time EVER

The future has officially arrived. Britain has today given the nod to driverless cars being trialed for the first time ever in a £19 million government-funded project. And it means that if you live in either Greenwich, Milton Keynes, Coventry or...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Where are Britain's most dangerous roads?

Chilling figures have revealed the casualty rates on the UK's motorways. They show that in 2013, there were nearly four casualties (those killed or seriously injured) for every mile of the UK's 2,262 motorway network. The South East fares the worst...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Fears train fares will go up after report blames government regulation for overcrowding

A think-tank report suggesting government regulation of train fares is to blame for overcrowding has led to fears that travel prices will increase as companies engage in an "all-out free-for-all'. The report, which was carried out by the...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Asbestos-related cancer cash

Asbestos-related cancer cash

Asbestos-related cancer sufferers are to receive up to £54,000 extra under new compensation rules brought in today. The Government said compensation will rise to match 100 per cent of average civil claims, up from the current 80 per cent. Those...

 

Louis van Gaal's four-page dossier reaction was 'bizarre' says former Manchester United midfielder Paul...

Paul Scholes has slammed Louis van Gaal for reacting to Sam Allardyce's 'long-ball United' comments made after the two sides drew on Sunday - labelling the Dutchman's outburst 'bizarre'. The former England midfielder believes Van Gaal, as manager of...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
50 Shades sparks baby boom: Valentine’s sex-fest predicted to leave hospitals struggling

50 Shades sparks baby boom: Valentine’s sex-fest predicted to leave hospitals struggling

Experts claim as many as 300,000 UK women could fall pregnant after watching the sizzling bonk-buster with their lovers this weekend. The Valentine's sex-fest is predicted to leave maternity units struggling to cope as the annual birth rate leaps by...

 

Bank-busting £5bn Premier League TV deal will herald the £500,000-a-week superstar... and armchair fans...

Sky Sports have retained their stranglehold on the Premier League’s live TV rights as part of a staggering £5.136billion deal. The seven packages on offer for the three seasons, starting from 2016-17, went to Sky and BT Sport in what is a 70 per cent...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Bath truck tragedy: Mitzi, 4, died as she walked hand-in-hand with her gran

Bath truck tragedy: Mitzi, 4, died as she walked hand-in-hand with her gran

Mitzi Rosanna Steady was hit as she was going to meet her older sister who attends a primary school just yards from the scene. Her grandmother was last night critically ill in hospital. One floral tribute laid at the spot read: “Dear sweetest Mitzi, I...

 
Dying costs in Leeds are among highest in country

Dying costs in Leeds are among highest in country

New figures have revealed the cost of dying in Leeds is among the highest in the country. A comparison of the biggest cities outside London shows Leeds is the third most expensive place to be buried and the most expensive to be cremated. And from the...

 


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