News archive from 14 April 2012

Lockerbie bomber taken to hospital

The Lockerbie bomber has been admitted to hospital for a blood transfusion, it has been reported. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's health is said to have "deteriorated quickly". His brother Abdulhakim said he was taken from his home in Tripoli,...

 
Grand National: Merseyside turns on style for Ladies’ Day at Aintree

Grand National: Merseyside turns on style for Ladies’ Day at Aintree

THOUSANDS of women upped the fashion stakes in the sunshine earlier today at a sold-out Grand National Ladies' Day. Racing almost took a back seat while footballer Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen led the way as an estimated 50,000 punters attended the...

 

Lockerbie bomber taken to hospital

The Lockerbie bomber has been admitted to hospital for a blood transfusion, it has been reported. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's health is said to have "deteriorated quickly". His brother Abdulhakim said he was taken from his home in Tripoli,...

 
How Tesco can conjure up old magic

How Tesco can conjure up old magic

A decade ago Tesco was regarded as a classless grocer which, with its Every Little Helps customer mantra, set the gold standard for all other supermarkets. On Wednesday Britain's biggest retailer will report annual profits of nearly £4bn but chief...

Guardian, 22:00 in Business
 
BLUES LEGEND FRANCIS TAKEN ILL

BLUES LEGEND FRANCIS TAKEN ILL

Trevor Francis is recovering in hospital following a suspected heart attack, his former club Birmingham have confirmed. A spokesman for the npower Championship club said they had been informed by a person close to Francis' family that he had been...

Daily Star, 22:00 in Sport
 
Titanic sinks ITV ratings

Titanic sinks ITV ratings

The producer of ITV's £12m Titanic mini-series has admitted the show's nonlinear storytelling, which sees the ship hit the iceberg in each episode, may have put viewers off the Julian Fellowes-scripted drama that has foundered in the ratings. Nigel...

Guardian, 22:00 in Showbiz
 

Lockerbie bomber taken to hospital

The Lockerbie bomber has been admitted to hospital for a blood transfusion, it has been reported. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's health is said to have "deteriorated quickly". His brother Abdulhakim said he was taken from his home in Tripoli,...

 
SNP ‘manipulating’ crime figures, police say

SNP ‘manipulating’ crime figures, police say

POLICE have accused the Scottish Government of "manipulating" figures ministers repeatedly cite as evidence the country is experiencing its lowest crime rate in more than 30 years. The Scotsman has learned officers attending next week’s...

Scotsman, 22:05 in Politics
 

Blues legend Francis taken ill

Trevor Francis is recovering in hospital following a suspected heart attack, his former club Birmingham have confirmed. A spokesman for the npower Championship club said they had been informed by a person close to Francis' family that he had been...

Daily Post, 22:05 in Sport
 

Analysis: We need evidence to back up these claims

THERE are various ways of classifying both serious and petty crimes, but this does not automatically mean there will always be an under-recording of crime. Throughout the process of recording crime in Scotland, there are checks and balances to protect...

Scotsman, 22:05 in Politics
 

In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars

"It didn't even occur to me that working at a tech company was something I could do," Edmund said. "I switched my trajectory completely." So, in 2010, Edmund interned on Facebook's burgeoning design team, and, after graduation,...

 

Francis treated for 'heart attack'

Ex-England international Trevor Francis is recovering in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, his former club Birmingham City said. Francis, who was Britain's first £1 million footballer, was taken ill earlier on Friday and is thought to...

 

Francis treated for 'heart attack'

Ex-England international Trevor Francis is recovering in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, his former club Birmingham City said. Francis, who was Britain's first £1 million footballer, was taken ill earlier on Friday and is thought to...

 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announce engagement

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announce engagement

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie, 36, and Brad Pitt, 48, are engaged to be married, a spokeswoman has confirmed. But no wedding date has yet been set, she added, describing the engagement as "a promise for the future". The couple, who are...

BBC, 22:07 in Art & Culture
 

Mancini: Balotelli has to change

Balotelli has since apologised and stated his commitment to the club, a gesture which Mancini has accepted but the City manager said his actions would speak louder than words. "We are happy but it doesn't change the situation," he said....

 


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