News archive from 11 October 2014

Tony Jeffries on the American Dream and swapping boxing for fatherhood

Tony Jeffries on the American Dream and swapping boxing for fatherhood

OLYMPIAN Tony Jeffries is back on Wearside and says he couldn't be happier after swapping boxing gloves for bibs. The 29-year-old from Silksworth, who fought his way to medal glory in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is back on home turf for the first time...

 
UK Ebola screening descends into ‘shambles’

UK Ebola screening descends into ‘shambles’

PRIME Minister David Cameron has defended the decision to introduce enhanced screening for Ebola at major airports and terminals, saying it had been taken on "medical advice". Questions have been raised about the checks, set to take place at...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
UK government commits further £330k to eradicate FGM

UK government commits further £330k to eradicate FGM

The government is to commit a further £330,000 towards the battle against female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage within at-risk groups in England, in an announcement timed to coincide with the UN’s international day of the girl on...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Six years after Lehman’s crash, US and UK play out next financial crisis

Six years after Lehman’s crash, US and UK play out next financial crisis

The top financial brass from the Treasuries and central banks of Britain and the US are to take part in a war game, behind closed doors in Washington on Monday, to test how they would handle another Lehman Brothers-style banking crisis . Six years...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Venezuela blocks Argentine website showing politician's corpse

In a gruesome and murky case, Robert Serra, 27, a rising star in the ruling party, and his companion Maria Herrera, died of multiple knife wounds late at night in his Caracas home. President Nicolas Maduro has accused radical opponents of being behind...

 
Leeds Force 80 Manchester Giants 69

Leeds Force 80 Manchester Giants 69

THE travel sickness that dogged Manchester Giants last season caught them on the hop again last night. Just five days after downing one of the favourites for the BBL crown at the Trafford Sportsdome, Jeff Jones’ men stumbled to a surprise defeat...

 
The Royal National Mod kicks off in Inverness
 
Write Stuff: The Lost Hour by Moira McPartlin

Write Stuff: The Lost Hour by Moira McPartlin

It's always midday and always Wednesday when Solomon arrives with the tourists and the children almost earn their keep. Moira McPartlin provides a well-observed portrait of a close yet distant encounter of the third world kind It is Wednesday morning...

 
Surge in first-time buyers ‘unlikely’

Surge in first-time buyers ‘unlikely’

Experts play down growth hopes from John Swinney's new property tax, writes Jeff Salway A surge in first-time buyer numbers in Scotland is unlikely next year despite government proposals for new property tax rates that reduce the cost of buying...

 
COMMENT: When in France | Planet Scotland

COMMENT: When in France | Planet Scotland

I'M WRITING from Paris, where (as usual) the workers on the urban rail network are on a go-slow. This means I will have to set off extra early if I'm to make my plane home. The upside to France's Kamikaze industrial relations is that I had a tranquil...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Construction falters and UK exporters under cosh

Construction falters and UK exporters under cosh

British construction fell sharply in August as it was hit by a fall in house-building, adding to signs of a slowdown in the wider economy, official data showed yesterday. Separate figures showed Britain’s goods trade deficit narrowed in August, but...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Glenn Maxwell's big hitting seals Australia's ODI series against Pakistan

Glenn Maxwell's big hitting seals Australia's ODI series against Pakistan

Glenn Maxwell blasted 76 off 81 balls to guide Australia to a series-clinching win in Friday’s second one-day game against Pakistan. Chasing Pakistan’s target of 216, Australia reached 5-217 in 43.2 overs. Maxwell smashed nine fours and one six,...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport
 
New wind farms ‘to power half of Scots homes’

New wind farms ‘to power half of Scots homes’

SCOTTISH ministers have approved four major offshore wind farms that it is claimed could generate enough electricity for more than half of the homes in Scotland, as part of the SNP government's flagship policy of promoting renewable energy. The...

 

Police close busy Liverpool road after two-vehicle smash

A busy city road was closed after a smash between a van and a car. Emergency services were called to the scene on Allerton Road near its junction with Queens Drive in Mossley Hill at around 9pm tonight. The road was closed off by police for a short...

 


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