News archive from 14 April 2017

Empty Leith church to be flooded for spectacular Fringe show.

A 19th century church building is to be flooded with 20 tonnes of water for an Edinburgh Festival Fringe production this summer. A new adaptation of the classic Chekhov play The Seagull, which a lake plays a key part in, will be staged in the heart of...

 

44 Scotland Street: She wanted a man so desperately

Pat Macgregor looked out of the window of her Marchmont flat. By standing in one corner of the room and craning her neck, she had a view of the Meadows, of the trees that lined Jawbone Walk, and of the skyline of the old Royal Infirmary beyond that....

 

NASUWT: Kids of four suffer school panic attacks

Teachers having to deal with depression and anxiety problems by Felicity Collier in Manchester CHILDREN as young as four are suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression, research showed yesterday. The poll by...

 

Labour ‘will make Brexit help firms’

British businesses to be given priority for public contracts LABOUR will give British companies priority over foreign firms in bidding for public-sector contracts after Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday. The party leader said that while leaving the...

 

A&E worst winter: 200,000 wait over 4 hours to be seen

ALMOST 200,000 emergency patients were forced to wait more than four hours for treatment last winter, which is the worst winter average on record, figures showed yesterday. Official health service data showed that a total of 195,764 A&E patients...

 

China: Force can’t fix problem of North Korea, says Beijing

MILITARY force cannot resolve tensions over North Korea, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaffirmed yesterday as a US aircraft carrier group sailed to the region. “Amid challenge, there is opportunity. Amid tensions, we will also find a kind of...

 

US: Police discount foul play in female Muslim judge’s death

NEW YORK City Police discounted foul play yesterday after the body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first Muslim black woman judge in US history, was found in the Hudson River. An autopsy will be conducted to determine what caused the death of 65-yearold...

 

Venezuela: Locals accuse right of killing 13-year-old boy

RESIDENTS of Ali Primera Socialist City accused Venezuela’s right-wing opposition of attacking their community on Tuesday and killing a 13-year-old boy. Radio Nacional de Venezuela reported that, amid escalating anti-government violence, protesters...

 

Corbyn sets out bold alternative to the Tories

“BRITAIN doesn’t have to be so meek.” Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for a stronger and fairer country outlined in Doncaster yesterday is a breath of fresh air because it challenges the helpless pessimism that pervades our political life. For decades we have...

 

Monty Starling’s flying circus

Red Arrows, eat your hearts out and vacate the skies for the starling marvel of murmurations is about and has wholly bewitched thousands – including PETER FROST ISN’T it nice that the evenings are at last starting to get lighter? Since the clocks...

 

The forbidden red flag of rebellion flew over Neva

JOHN ELLISON takes us back in time to April 1917, when the senseless slaughter of WWI raged on, French soldiers mutinied against their officers and Lenin returned to Russia ON APRIL 16 1917, the latest murderous offensive opened on the Western Front,...

 

The citizens’ revolution is beginnng in France

Melenchon has the potential to unite all of France’s discontented, says BENOIT MARTIN ON APRIL 18, JeanLuc Melenchon, candidate of the France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party for the presidential election will address simultaneously seven meetings....

 

Formula One: Hamilton pushes Button to return

McLaren need a driver with Alonso away for Monaco GP Lewis Hamilton called on his former team McLaren yesterday to bring Jenson Button back to the Formula One fold as a replacement for Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix. Button, the 2009 world...

 

Police still searching for Dortmund bus bombers

German investigators said yesterday they have found no evidence so far that an Iraqi detained after the Borussia Dortmund bus attack was involved in the bombing, but he is suspected of membership in the Islamic State (Isis) group. The search for the...

 

Football was the last thing on Dortmund’s mind after attack

CIARAN FAHEY looks at how the game was played 24 hours after their team bus was attacked by a bomb and the effect it had on the players Sometimes, it’s hard to focus on a football game. Borussia Dortmund players had to, though, less than 24 hours...

 


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