News archive from 13 October 2015

VIDEO: M1 re-opens after fatal crash leaves two dead

Highways England has announced a section of the M1, which was shut off following a crash that killed two people, has now re-opened. Motorists can now drive on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 24 and 25 for the first time...

 
The bird that's more valuable than ivory

The bird that's more valuable than ivory

Image copyright Science Photo Library The illegal trade in elephant tusks is well reported, but there's a type of "ivory" that's even more valuable. It comes from the helmeted hornbill - a bird that lives in the rainforests of East Asia and...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 
‘Europe's last dictator' sweeps to power again

‘Europe's last dictator' sweeps to power again

BELARUS president wins fifth term in office after securing over 83% of vote Alexsander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, has swept to a fifth term in office following presidential elections that once again cemented his autocratic rule over a...

 
IS ‘Immortals' plotted bombing at Turkish peace rally

IS ‘Immortals' plotted bombing at Turkish peace rally

TURKISH investigators were yesterday close to identifying one of two suicide bombers in the country's deadliest attacks in years, the prime minister said, adding that the Islamic State group was the "No1 priority" of the investigation. Ahmet...

 
Multi-million deal backs buyout of Turcan Connell's asset arm

Multi-million deal backs buyout of Turcan Connell's asset arm

A CLUTCH of fund management heavyweights has backed a multi-million buyout of law firm Turcan Connell's asset management arm. Hugh Little, former head of acquisitions for Aberdeen Asset Management and hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, founder of Odey...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Cantor taps Shore for Edinburgh venture

Cantor taps Shore for Edinburgh venture

INVESTMENT bank Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (CFE) is to open an Edinburgh office after hiring a team from rival Shore Capital. The US-owned group said the new faces include healthcare analysts Brian White and Paul Taylor, who will work closely with the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund generating ‘remarkable' returns

VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund generating ‘remarkable' returns

A FUND set up three years ago to encourage conferences to take place in Scotland is expected to help generate more than £200 million for the economy north of the Border, more than 100 times the amount invested, it was revealed yesterday A fund set up...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Todd Carney to sue NRL club Cronulla Sharks for 2014 unfair dismissal

Todd Carney is suing Cronulla for close to $3 million in what he calls a bid to protect fellow players. The troubled former Australian playmaker was sacked by the NRL club in June last year after a lewd photo purporting to show him urinating in his...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 

Video: Murder detectives release new CCTV images over brutal one-punch killing of Leeds postman 20 years on

Murder squad detectives have released new CCTV images today which they say could be the key to solving the brutal one-punch killing of a Leeds postman. Twenty years on from the death of 42-year-old Andrew Batten, police have asked for the public’s...

 

Blood clots contribute to deaths of 4,000 cancer patients a year, MPs warn

Thousands of patients are surviving cancer every year only to die from blood clots that may have been brought about by their treatment, according to a report by MPs. Blood clots, or venous thromboembolism (VTE), are a known risk for cancer patients....

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Cooper to attack Cameron's 'still far too weak response' to Syrian refugee crisis

David Cameron will be guilty of allowing Syrian children to “freeze to death” on Britain’s doorstep unless he allows at least 10,000 refugees into the UK over the next year, Yvette Cooper is to say. In some of her strongest criticism of the...

 

British and German navies to mark Battle of Jutland

British and German warships will lay wreaths at the site of the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea to commemorate the biggest naval engagement of the first world war, in which more than 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors died. The ceremony on...

 
Scots wildlife ‘in serious trouble' claim expert groups

Scots wildlife ‘in serious trouble' claim expert groups

Environmental organisations have called on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to save the country's natural environment and wildlife, which they say are in "serious trouble". Their report, Responses For Nature, outlines a number...

 

VIDEO: M1 re-opens after fatal crash leaves two dead

Highways England has announced a section of the M1, which was shut off following a crash that killed two people, has now re-opened. Motorists can now drive on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 24 and 25 for the first time...

 

Rugby World Cup boosts sales of beer and party food

Demand for beer and party food for Rugby World Cup watchers and school shoes for the new term helped lift retail sales last month, according to industry figures. In the latest report to indicate consumer spending remains the main driver of economic...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 


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