News archive from 13 July 2015

Nick Clegg blames Lib Dem collapse on nationalism

Nick Clegg blames Lib Dem collapse on nationalism

NICK Clegg blamed his party's humiliating election defeat on an "invidious" nationalism north and south of the Border as he said the Conservative campaign highlighting the prospect of a Labour-SNP coalition had "really chilled the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Greece: Hopes rise as EU bailout deal ‘very close’

Greece: Hopes rise as EU bailout deal ‘very close’

GREECE last night moved a step closer to a deal with its European creditors which would stave off an immediate financial collapse and prevent the debt-ravaged nation's exit from the Euro currency zone. The Eurozone’s top official, Jeroen Dijsselbloem,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Mexican drug lord escapes prison through tunnel

Mexican drug lord escapes prison through tunnel

mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman escaped through a one-mile tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell, the country's top security official revealed yesterday. With the elaborate escape hatch allegedly built without the detection of prison...

 
Ten rare lions killed in devastating Indian floods

Ten rare lions killed in devastating Indian floods

MONSOON flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world's last population of wild Asiatic lions, forest officials have revealed. At least 81 people died in mudslides, collapsed homes or high waters in Gujarat...

 
Historic Iran nuclear deal set to be agreed

Historic Iran nuclear deal set to be agreed

NEGOTIATORS at the Iran nuclear talks are hoping to announce today that they have reached agreement on a historic deal, capping nearly a decade of diplomacy, that will curb the country's atomic programme in return for sanctions relief. Two diplomats...

 

T in the Park, Sunday: Strathallan Castle, Perthshire

T in the Park, Sunday Strathallan Castle, Perthshire Marianne Gunn Four stars The final day of the Perthshire fling was served with some serious mud and a very welcome spattering of sunshine. Sunday's scene was a more subdued affair in the afternoon,...

 

Manchester United agree £24m deal for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin

Manchester United have agreed a deal worth an initial £24m with Southampton for the France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as Louis van Gaal’s significant reshaping of his squad gathers pace. Schneiderlin travelled to Carrington on Sunday evening to...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport
 
Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says. It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year. In a major report on unhealthy diets, the body...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Mother welcomes new app to monitor epilepsy

Mother welcomes new app to monitor epilepsy

A mother whose son died suddenly after suffering an epileptic seizure has welcomed a new way for sufferers to monitor their condition. The self monitoring app has been designed to help those with epilepsy manage their risk and prevent sudden death....

 
Breast cancer warning to older women

Breast cancer warning to older women

Many older women are unaware of some of the early warning signs of breast cancer, according to a survey. Fewer than half of the women over 70 who were questioned could name a symptom, apart from a lump. The government health agency, Public Health...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Employers warn of 'skills emergency'

Employers warn of 'skills emergency'

More than half of employers fear they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers, according to a survey by the CBI. The employers' organisation is warning that a skills shortage is "threatening to starve economic growth"....

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Presenting Top Gear post-Clarkson like being new Doctor Who, says Chris Evans

Presenting Top Gear after Jeremy Clarkson is like being the new Doctor Who, and is the most challenging thing he has ever done, new presenter Chris Evans has said. In an interview with the BBC’s Top Gear magazine, Evans revealed the furore over...

 

Man held over 'baby for sale'

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of child neglect following reports that a person tried to sell a baby in a shopping arcade. A member of the public said they were approached by a man with a three-month-old baby boy in a pram at Manchester's...

 

Raheem Sterling is leaving Liverpool but his recent behaviour should be a warning sign to Manchester...

We understand why Raheem Sterling has left Liverpool. He wants an upgrade: in the standard of his team-mates, the potential for achievement, quite probably in salary, too. So, yes, we get it. What is harder to fathom is why Manchester City have been...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Younger generation of British Muslims showing shift in attitude to gender roles

Most young British-born Muslims reject the view that married women should stay at home while their husbands go to work, marking a shift of attitudes from older generations of Muslims in the UK, according to a report by a thinktank. The difference of...

 


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