News archive from 12 July 2015

The freezing needles that turn prostate cancer into ice cubes: Treatment that destroys tumours being...

A treatment that destroys tumours by turning them into ice is being offered to men as an alternative to traditional surgery for prostate cancer.  Doctors hope the highly accurate technique may help spare more patients from risks associated with full...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

First digital GP service allowing patients private appointments via video link 7 days a week goes live...

The first digital GP service allowing patients to have private appointments via video link, seven days a week, has gone live across the country.  The service, called Push Doctor, already has a network of more than 7,000 doctors and provides a...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Daniel Brooks regains Scottish Open lead despite suffering nightmare start at Gullane 

England's Daniel Brooks battled back from a nightmare start to reclaim the lead after the third round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Saturday. Brooks held a three-shot halfway lead at Gullane after impressive rounds of 64 and 65,...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Ant Crolla, back from the brink after battling with burglars, is a hero no matter what happens against...

Anthony Crolla sits in the passenger seat and closes the door. We edge the car down his close and turn right at the T-junction. Then right again, just like the fleeing burglars did on that December evening last year. We follow the path of their...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Greek debt: why the eurozone crisis is just part of our long struggle for peace

After a rollercoaster ride of cliffhanger votes, extraordinary summits and a rhetoric rarely heard beyond the confines of war, the deed, we were told, had finally been done. The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, Europe’s anti-austerian par excellence,...

 
MSPs investigate whether fox hunting ban flouted

MSPs investigate whether fox hunting ban flouted

A HOLYROOD investigation is to be conducted into claims that the hunting ban in Scotland is being flouted by hunts which allow foxes to be killed by dogs. The Scottish Government has ordered MSPs to examine the effectiveness of the ban and reported...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Terry Flanagan beats Jose Zepeda for WBO lightweight title

Terry Flanagan was crowned the WBO lightweight champion on Saturday night after Jose Zepeda succumbed to a shoulder injury during their fight at Manchester’s Velodrome. Related: Tyson Fury to fight heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in October...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 
80 per cent of Scots inmates ‘mentally ill’ - report

80 per cent of Scots inmates ‘mentally ill’ - report

Offenders in Scotland suffering from mental health issues should not be jailed, and instead should be given treatment to deal with their problems, a new report has said. Up to 80 per cent of Scotland’s 7,500 prisoners have mental health problems,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Cyclops: a one-eyed look at Wimbledon

BEST ENTRANCE Related: Serena Williams heads for calendar grand slam beyond Wimbledon records Plenty expected Garbiñe Muguruza to make an over-respectful, cagey start. She broke in the opening game. GAME OF THE DAY Second set, Williams 5-4 Muguruza....

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 
Thousands turn out as Sunniside Live rocks Sunderland

Thousands turn out as Sunniside Live rocks Sunderland

A host of top musicians set Sunderland's streets alive with sound. Sunniside Live had the historic area of the city centre buzzing with crowds with Sunderland’s own Frankie & the Heartstrings, Hyde & Beast and The Voice finalist Olivia Lawson...

 
Sturgeon calls English votes plan 'unacceptable'

Sturgeon calls English votes plan 'unacceptable'

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has described UK government plans to stop Scottish MPs voting on English laws as "unacceptable". In a letter to Conservative ministers she called for more talks, saying the Scottish government had...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

Imaginative ideas that could help save the Labour party

Whoever wins the Labour leadership will be trapped in a maze of bewildering complexity. Voters in Scotland are highly aspirational, but for an anti-austerity, social democratic nationalism – not at all what aspiration means in the Home Counties. In...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Fallon vows to spare Scotland in defence cuts

Fallon vows to spare Scotland in defence cuts

DEFENCE Secretary Michael Fallon has told officials he does not want the "military footprint" in Scotland reduced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, Scotland on Sunday has learned. Fallon, who was born and raised in Scotland, is...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Nicola Sturgeon voices concern over Evel plans

Nicola Sturgeon voices concern over Evel plans

The row over English Votes for English Laws (Evel) intensified last night when Nicola Sturgeon wrote to the UK Government to highlight her concerns about the controversial legislation. Describing the plan as “unacceptable”, the First Minster said more...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Budget shows Osborne is emerging as a Tory leader

Budget shows Osborne is emerging as a Tory leader

THE FORMER Bullingdon boy hasn't lost his sneer, yet after last week's Budget performance he is emerging as a contender to lead the Conservatives to their third election victory, writes Euan McColm To the left, he is a contemporary hate-figure without...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 


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