News archive from 14 April 2014, page 2

So many parallels with my mother – Peaches Geldof

So many parallels with my mother – Peaches Geldof

WEEKS before her death, Peaches Geldof spoke of the hopes she had for her two young children, saying she was raising them in an atmosphere of "pure love". In what was to be her last interview, the columnist and presenter said it was through...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Wine and white-water thrills for Duke and Duchess

Wine and white-water thrills for Duke and Duchess

IT WAS as if the schedule for the royal tour had been planned especially to quash growing speculation of the impending pitter patter of tiny feet. For the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday set out to scotch rumours that she is expecting a sibling for...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Nigel Evans demands CPS pays £130,000 legal fees

Nigel Evans demands CPS pays £130,000 legal fees

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has demanded the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) repay his £130,000 legal expenses after he was cleared of a string of sex offences. Mr Evans, who was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault at a court on Thursday, said...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Budget stores flourish – and we like some luxury

Budget stores flourish – and we like some luxury

Pressure on household finances has led consumers to trade down to discount retailers and pushed up year-on-year spending in discount stores by 21 per cent, according to Barclaycard. However, luxury spending is also robust as people use spare cash to...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
RSPB pining to renew Caledonian forest

RSPB pining to renew Caledonian forest

A PROJECT to expand Scotland's native Caledonian pine forest to its former glory by planting around 100,000 trees will help preserve some of the most iconic species in the UK, according to RSPB Scotland. The conservation charity has unveiled proposals...

 

Be prepared... we’re just not sure what for: Baffling new badges from the Scout Association

Tying knots, putting up tents and chanting ‘Dyb dyb dyb, dob dob dob’ are some of the more traditional activities undertaken to win a Scout badge. Smoking spliffs and vandalising magnifying glasses, however, seem to be somewhat at odds with the...

Metro, 00:18 in Hot News
 

Man Dies After Running London Marathon

A 42-year-old man has died after running the London Marathon, organisers Virgin Money have confirmed. He collapsed after crossing the finishing line, and although medical attention was provided, the man's death was confirmed when he arrived at...

 

Co-op must reform or go bust - peer

A former City minister who tried to reform the Co-operative Group has said only radical overhaul will save the loss-making chain of supermarkets, pharmacies and funeral homes. Lord Myners resigned from the Co-op board last Wednesday as opposition...

 
Scotsman cartoon: Justine Greening

Scotsman cartoon: Justine Greening

Westminster's International Development secretary, Justine Greening claimed some of the "world's poorest people" would suffer from a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Justine Greening said Scottish charities, universities and...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Politics
 

Cameron confirms extended GP hours

Millions of patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to a new fund to extend GP opening times, the Prime Minister has announced. David Cameron said that more than 7.5 million people will be offered...

 
New computers for Fairfield community

New computers for Fairfield community

A computer system which will keep a community switched on to the benefits of the online world has been bought thanks to a joint effort by High Peak Mayor Tony Kemp, the University of Derby Buxton and a local business. The four terminals have been...

 
Britain's economy to enjoy 'decent but unspectacular growth' say forecasters

Britain's economy to enjoy 'decent but unspectacular growth' say forecasters

Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to Item. Britain's economy will enjoy "decent but unspectacular growth" with wages rising in real terms for the first time in six years and low inflation allowing the Bank of England to avoid raising...

Guardian, 00:27 in Business
 
Homeowners raising average asking price in London by 7% a month

Homeowners raising average asking price in London by 7% a month

For sale signs outside houses in north London, where average asking prices have increased by more than 7% a month, says property website Rightmove. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Sellers are attempting to cash in on a buoyant housing market by raising average...

Guardian, 00:27 in Business
 
21st Century Scouts to earn badges for their photography skills

21st Century Scouts to earn badges for their photography skills

SCOUTS have traditionally been rewarded for rugged outdoor activities. But from today, young people who demonstrate a flair for photography and gardening will be able to adorn their Scout uniforms with badges recognising their achievements. The Scout...

 
Growing backing for devolution u

Growing backing for devolution u

THE case for handing more power to the regions is given a fresh boost today with a new report suggesting most people back strengthening the role of councils and have a higher degree of trust in local politicians. Almost 40 per cent of people want more...

 


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