News archive from 11 November 2014

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The MTV EMAs have been going for 20 years. Who knew they had TV that long ago? But the lovely music peeps at MTV are staying bang up to date with a brand new app to celebrate this huge anniversary. MTV Trax is offering users three months of free...

 
Plan for huge coal field under Firth of Forth

Plan for huge coal field under Firth of Forth

AN ENERGY plant would extract gas from under the Firth of Forth which could power around 15 million homes for a year, under plans being drawn up following a major coal find. Cluff Natural Resources said it planned to build the UK’s first underground...

 
Jim Murphy promises to stop cash flowing south

Jim Murphy promises to stop cash flowing south

Labour leadership front-runner Jim Murphy has unveiled plans to assert the party's freedom from London with proposals to cut a key funding pipeline which sees money go south of the Border. The former Scottish secretary is expected to warn today that...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Dougie MacLean: BBC sidelining folk music

Dougie MacLean: BBC sidelining folk music

ONE of the nation's leading singer-songwriters has accused the BBC of sidelining traditional Scottish culture. Dougie MacLean, who was given the honour of closing the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, has branded BBC Scotland “useless” and...

 

AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Schwarzenegger is back to Yorkshire roots

When the Terminator looks you dead in the eye with that lethal blood-red stare - well, you better run for it, writes Graham Walker. This unstoppable killing machine, a skin-covered metal endoskeleton, has a nasty reputation for destroying everything...

 

North Korea halts U.N. charm offensive over human rights record

In a statement given to U.N. states and obtained by Reuters on Monday, Pyongyang said it had suspended talks on a draft resolution that urges the Security Council to consider sending North Korea to The Hague-based court over accusations of crimes...

 

How to get a waist like Salma Hayek: The secrets of an A-list body 

  How to get the enviable physiques of the stars. This week: Salma Hayek’s waist. Despite her nipped-in waist, actress Salma Hayek, 48, insists she’s no gym-bunny.  Instead of pounding the treadmill, the mother-of-one combines yoga and Pilates for...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Health
 

When that blinding headache is a sign of deadly adult meningitis 

Sitting at her desk, financial administrator Sharon Fallon closed her eyes and rubbed her temples to ease her increasingly severe headache. It had started out of the blue earlier that morning and, despite her taking painkillers, continued to throb...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Health
 
Shares in Serco battered after Soames warns of pain

Shares in Serco battered after Soames warns of pain

RUPERT Soames, the Serco chief executive who left Glasgow-based Aggreko to head up the scandal-hit outsourcing firm, yesterday admitted the company faces two more difficult years. Shares in the firm – which recently won a 15-year contract to run the...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Comment: Getting down to business in the EU debate

Comment: Getting down to business in the EU debate

BRITAIN is not going to quit the European Union without the business lobby putting up a hell of a fight. That much was clear from the Confederation of British Industry's annual conference. Business was rattled by the Scottish independence referendum,...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Taxpayers to escape the cost of bailing out banks

Taxpayers to escape the cost of bailing out banks

NEW rules have been unveiled to prevent major international banks from ever being bailed out with taxpayers' money again following the billions of pounds of state money that propped up the industry in the wake of the financial crash. The Financial...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes appointed manager of Real Sociedad

Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes appointed manager of Real Sociedad

David Moyes has been named as the new coach of Primera Division side Real Sociedad on a year-and-a-half deal. Moyes, who was axed by Manchester United in April following a dismal first season in charge at Old Trafford, has been handed a contract until...

 
Pep Guardiola says he will never return to Barcelona manager role

Pep Guardiola says he will never return to Barcelona manager role

Pep Guardiola, the Bayern Munich coach, says he will never return to take charge of former club Barcelona. “In principle I won’t coach Barça again,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “I think that there are cycles in life and that mine [at the club]...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
Television programmes praised over portrayal of mental health in storylines

Television programmes praised over portrayal of mental health in storylines

Sensitive portrayals of people with mental health problems in television programmes such as Homeland and Coronation Street are helping to promote much better understanding of the conditions and even prompting sufferers to seek help, according to a...

Guardian, 00:19 in Health
 
Some children’s juice drinks have more sugar than Coke

Some children’s juice drinks have more sugar than Coke

Supposedly healthy supermarket smoothies and juices aimed at children can contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar - more than one-and-a-half times as much as in Coca-Cola, according to a survey carried out for a health campaign group. A quarter of the...

Guardian, 00:19 in Health
 


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