News archive from 11 June 2015

Arsenal "swoop for Claudio Marchisio transfer, agent confirms talks'

Arsenal are ready to sign Claudio Marchisio from Juventus with the player's contract talks stalling. Marchisio, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners in the past, has proven himself as a crucial part of the Juve midfield. But reports...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 
Man jailed for attempted robbery in Halifax

Man jailed for attempted robbery in Halifax

A man has been jailed over an attempted robbery in Halifax. Aiden Dean Comer was imprisoned for 30 months by a judge at Bradford Crown Court. The prosecutor in the case was Heather Gilmore and the lead officer in the case was Detective Constable...

 
Vodafone’s ‘quad play’ move to bring Glasgow jobs

Vodafone’s ‘quad play’ move to bring Glasgow jobs

Vodafone has become the latest telecoms provider to join the "quad play" market as it said it would offer its customers a "lightening fast" broadband service and a range of options to control how internet connectivity is allocated...

 

England reach World Under-20s semi-final despite defeat by France

England have secured a place in the semi-finals of the World Rugby Under-20s Championship despite losing their final group match to France, qualifying as the highest performing second-placed team. They will face South Africa in the last four on...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
Ex nurse had child porn images at his home in Leeds

Ex nurse had child porn images at his home in Leeds

A FORMER nurse ordered DVDs containing vile images of children being sexually abused to be delivered to his home in Leeds, a court heard. Benjamin Altman, 50, was arrested at his home in Moortown after West Yorkshire Police received a tip-off from...

 

North Sea oil price slump puts industry confidence at an all-time low

Two-thirds of North Sea oil and gas industry operators have been forced to cancel projects because of the recent fall in the oil price, according to a survey. Confidence was found to be at an “all-time” low in the sector and activity levels were down...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

UK house prices 'will rise 25% in next five years'

UK house prices are forecast to rise by 25% over the next five years and become “ever more unaffordable”, largely because of an acute shortage of homes for sale, a leading property body has warned. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics)...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Murder charge dropped for woman over abortion pill

Murder charge dropped for woman over abortion pill

A SOUTH Georgia prosecutor said yesterday he has dismissed murder charges against a 23-year-old woman accused of inducing an abortion by taking pills. Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said in statement that Kenlissia Jones had been...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 

Manchester United "want Karim Benzema as part of David De Gea's transfer to Real Madrid'

Manchester United want Karim Benzema as part of the transfer deal that takes David De Gea to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain. De Gea, 24, who was born and raised in Madrid, progressed through the youth academy of Atletico before making his...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 

WA minister Dean Nalder in conflict of interest claim over $1.6bn road

Western Australian transport minister Dean Nalder has dismissed fresh conflict of interest claims as “disgraceful” after the state opposition revealed that he owned property near the proposed Perth Freight Link route. The $1.6 billion road, which has...

 

Dresses on washing lines pay tribute to Kosovo survivors of sexual violence

A conceptual artist is transforming a football pitch in Kosovo into a giant art installation, with thousands of dresses hung on washing lines in a powerful and poignant tribute to survivors of sexual violence. The exhibition, Thinking of You, will go...

 

DfID under fire from watchdog for 'lack of clear strategy' with aid agencies

Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) lacks a clear strategy for engaging with multilateral aid agencies and is not doing enough to let taxpayers know why it spends billions of pounds through the likes of the World Bank, the EU and...

 
‘Fewer crimes solved’ despite extra street police

‘Fewer crimes solved’ despite extra street police

POLICE officers are solving fewer crimes as they spend more time carrying out duties previously performed by civilian staff, a new report claims. Research by the think tank Reform Scotland found the total number of crimes being “cleared up” has fallen...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Scotland retains top spot in drink brands

Scotland retains top spot in drink brands

THE United States is closing in on Scotland's number one position for producing the world's most powerful drinks brands according to a report. For the tenth year running, spirits brands including Johnnie Walker helped Scotland maintain its top...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Business
 
Codeshare ‘milestone’ gives Flybe a lift

Codeshare ‘milestone’ gives Flybe a lift

Flybe has announced the latest in a string of agreements to link up with major national carriers as the budget airline posted a loss for the full year to the end of March. The new codeshare deal will connect Flybe passengers from Aberdeen and...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Business
 


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