News archive from 13 December 2014

Bucks takes a stand against ‘vested interests’ of tobacco industry

Bucks takes a stand against ‘vested interests’ of tobacco industry

Councils in Bucks have become the first in the country to sign a declaration on tobacco control aimed at cutting the number of smokers in the county. The four district councils joined the county council to become the first full two-tier local...

 

Thompson wants to play his part on the pitch

The St Mirren forward has always been a garrulous figure, his chatty demeanour earning him a regular guest spot on Sportscene as well as other media roles. Only on the subject of why he has now been twice overlooked this season when St Mirren were...

The Herald, 00:02 in Sport
 

Deila hopes to avoid re-match with Legia Warsaw

UEFA's secondary club competition may remain largely unloved but there is little argument that, come the knock-out phase, it boasts clubs of a calibre similar to many of those competing in the Champions League. Whoever Celtic get - whether it is one...

The Herald, 00:02 in Sport
 
The write stuff: Hare by Peter Ranscombe

The write stuff: Hare by Peter Ranscombe

BOSTON, 1863. And in this fast-moving historical thriller by Peter Ranscombe, a Scottish detective hunting a serial killer comes across a suspect he last came across years ago. A certain William Hare ... ‘Gentlemen, as our Lord said during his all-too...

 
North Sea jobs in jeopardy as oil prices plummet

North Sea jobs in jeopardy as oil prices plummet

A CONTINUED slide in oil prices to a fresh five-year low has cast further shadows over Scotland's North Sea industry, which could face thousands of job losses in the coming years. Prices fell heavily yesterday after the International Energy Agency...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
UK agents ‘knew about CIA torture’ - ex-spy chief

UK agents ‘knew about CIA torture’ - ex-spy chief

THE torture of al-Qaeda suspects by the CIA during the war on terror was done with the knowledge of British agents, according to a former chief of defence

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Frozen toys overthrow Lego in letters to Santa

Frozen toys overthrow Lego in letters to Santa

It built a reputation for delivering childhood fun one

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Korean Air chief sorry for daughter’s ‘nut rage’

Korean Air chief sorry for daughter’s ‘nut rage’

The embarrased chairman of the Korean Air Lines Company has apologised for the behaviour of his adult daughter after she delayed a flight in a "nut rage." incident. Cho Yang-ho made a deep bow before journalists in response to simmering...

 
Anger as Crimean leader joins Putin’s delegation

Anger as Crimean leader joins Putin’s delegation

UKRAINIAN president Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India yesterday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation this week. India does not back western...

 

Louis van Gaal hits back at former Old Trafford stars Gary Neville and Paul Scholes claiming they know...

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told outspoken Old Trafford legends Gary Neville and Paul Scholes they know nothing about what is happening at their former club. Van Gaal takes his team’s five-game winning run into Sunday lunchtime’s home...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Women-only cab firm trains drivers in karate

Women-only cab firm trains drivers in karate

AFTER an alleged rape by a taxi driver for a US-based firm, women in Mumbai are turning to a new taxi service - run by women trained in karate. Viira Cabs is run by women for women, and drivers are trained in karate and armed with knives and pepper...

 
US passes spending bill to avert shutdown

US passes spending bill to avert shutdown

THE US House of Representatives has avoided a damaging government shutdown by narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion (£63 billion) spending bill. The legislation was passed despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions. The...

 
Andy Maciver: Forget Smith Commission report

Andy Maciver: Forget Smith Commission report

WESTMINSTER needs to realise that independence or federalism are only realistic options for Scotland, says Andy Maciver I’m a big tennis fan. And I like a particular type of player. For me, it’s not so much about grace, or ability, or even about...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Leader: The English question demands a fair answer

Leader: The English question demands a fair answer

LURKING unanswered at the back of the ever-increasing devolution of Westminster powers to the Scottish Parliament has been the West Lothian question, which now really ought to be called the English question: why should Scottish MPs continue to vote on...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Brian Wilson: Alex Salmond hung by his own canard?

Brian Wilson: Alex Salmond hung by his own canard?

WHETHER talking about energy or playing up his own future role, the would-be MP must be called to account, writes Brian Wilson Anyone – and there is one obvious candidate – who is basing his career plans on the prospect of a hung parliament would do...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 


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