News archive from 11 June 2014

Fewer Borders pupil walk to school

Fewer Borders pupil walk to school

A survey carried of local authorities across Scotland has shown that fewer Borders school pupils are walking to school. Over 13,000 pupils in primary and secondary schools in the region replied to the Hands Up Scotland Survey, which looks at how young...

 
Clinton: Gaddafi responsible for Lockerbie bombing

Clinton: Gaddafi responsible for Lockerbie bombing

Hillary Clinton thought that former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi was a "terrorist who could never be trusted" because he was behind the Lockerbie bombing. Writing in her memoir, which was published yesterday, the former US secretary of...

 
Five US soldiers killed in friendly-fire strike

Five US soldiers killed in friendly-fire strike

Five members of the American forces have been killed in an

 
Utah ‘mountain Man’ jailed for ten years

Utah ‘mountain Man’ jailed for ten years

For years, he lived a solitary life in the Utah wilderness, ransacking cabins and trekking hundreds of miles alone with a rifle over his shoulder. But yesterday the survivalist known as the “Mountain Man”, who evaded US police for six years, was...

 
Karachi airport shutdown after two attacks

Karachi airport shutdown after two attacks

PakistanI Taleban insurgents yesterday claimed responsibility for an attack on a security academy at Karachi's airport. The admission came less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taleban fighters killed more than 30 people at what is Pakistan’s...

 
Al-Qaeda-linked militants in control of Mosul

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in control of Mosul

Sunni Islamist militants have seized control of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, following a "total collapse of the security services". The Shiite-led government in Baghdad has now asked parliament to declare a state of emergency. The...

 
Too many cancer patients delay going to doctor with symptoms

Too many cancer patients delay going to doctor with symptoms

Patients with breast cancer were the least likely to delay going to see their doctors. Photograph: Phanie Agency/Rex Features One in five people who develop cancer symptoms delay going to see their GP for at least three months, according to new...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
New Star Wars film 'will be made in UK', says Osborne

New Star Wars film 'will be made in UK', says Osborne

Another Star Wars film will be made in the UK next year, Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed. He made the announcement during a visit to the set of the Star Wars: Episode VII film which began shooting at Pinewood Studios, near London, in May. The...

BBC, 00:05 in Art & Culture
 

Ultimate World Cup 2014 squad: Who are statistically the best 23 going to Brazil?

England fans have cause to celebrate, as Roy Hodgson’s players dominate a squad of the "best 23 players' going to the World Cup. EA Sports data reveals that England captain Steven Gerrard and his Liverpool team mate Daniel Sturridge both make the...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 
Ted Baker leads surge as British clothes retailers return to growth

Ted Baker leads surge as British clothes retailers return to growth

The Ted Baker store in Covent Garden, London. The brand’s high street sales rose 16$ while online sales were up 48%. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris Quirky fashion brand Ted Baker has announced an 18% leap in sales as British fashion chains enjoyed...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
World Bank cuts global economic growth forecast

World Bank cuts global economic growth forecast

Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, was disappointed that the developing world will have sub-5% growth for a third year. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA The World Bank has cut its growth forecast for the global economy in 2014 following a weak start to...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Quarter of groceries will be sold online by 2030, says bank analyst

Quarter of groceries will be sold online by 2030, says bank analyst

Ocado reckons that the percentage of groceries sold online will be closer to 60% by 2030. Photograph: Justin Kase/Alamy A quarter of groceries could be sold online by 2030 – five times current levels – according to a report which suggests all...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Coca-Cola Life: Coke with fewer calories and less sugar to tackle obesity

Coca-Cola Life: Coke with fewer calories and less sugar to tackle obesity

Coca-Cola is to launch a naturally sweetened drink in green cans as its response to an official anti-obesity drive. Photograph: Wilfredo Lee/AP Coca-Cola has announced plans to launch a version of its bestselling soft drink with a third less sugar and...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Bid to keep Island hoard in the region

Bid to keep Island hoard in the region

A secret hoard of gold and silver coins recently found on Holy island by a builder has now been officially declared treasure and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (SANT) needs to raise £30,900 to keep it in the North East. SANT is...

 
Comment: Macdonald plan requires change of culture

Comment: Macdonald plan requires change of culture

THEY say God loves a trier, and property mogul Dan Macdonald cannot be faulted for trying to make a difference. At 64, he's still driven to launch initiatives and his latest, the curiously named N-56, is arguably his most challenging to date. As I...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 


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