News archive from 14 May 2017

Passengers evacuated as Leeds Bradford Airport closes after reports of ‘suspicious package’

Air passengers have been evacuated after reports of a ‘suspicious package’ being found at Leeds Bradford Airport. Officers were called to the airport at around 8.10pm today (Saturday) to reports of the package. The airport is now closed and police at...

 
Leeds Bradford Airport bomb alert: What we know so far

Leeds Bradford Airport bomb alert: What we know so far

Bomb disposal specialists are on their way to Leeds Bradford Airport after a suspicious package was discovered. West Yorkshire Police have confirmed they were called shortly after 8pm to reports of the package. For the latest information go to our...

 
Poldark takes on Britain's Got Talent in ratings battle

Poldark takes on Britain's Got Talent in ratings battle

The first episode of the BBC’s hit period drama is expected to face Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent in the ratings battle of 2017. Schedules are yet to be finally confirmed, but early planning suggests that the first episode of season three of Poldark...

 

James Walker: Make sure you get the broadband you paid for

We’ve got so used to broadband, mobile phones and new technology that the world of landlines and dial-up connections seems far away. But as we’ve become more reliant on broadband services, problems have emerged. Over 17,000 people have contacted...

 
Dr Rangan Chatterjee the GP of BBC's Doctor In The House

Dr Rangan Chatterjee the GP of BBC's Doctor In The House

What is Doctor In The House about? What happens if you have more than 10 minutes with your doctor? I have thrown diagnosis out the window and I am looking at the person and trying to find out what’s wrong with them by looking at their lifestyle.  How...

 

Ruth Davidson: No indyref2 until 2049

Ruth Davidson has said she will try to keep a second independence referendum off the table for a generation – suggesting another vote should not be considered for around 35 years. The Scottish Conservative leader has signalled her intention to...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
TV round-up: Babs, King Charles III and Loaded

TV round-up: Babs, King Charles III and Loaded

It involved a chilly camping ground, a wardrobe malfunction and other bits and bobs. Yes, bobs. So was that scene in Babs (BBC1, Sunday), the strange (why was it even made?) biopic of the former EastEnders’ star? Bizarrely, it wasn’t.  The reason you...

 

Ruth Davidson to announce Tory U-turn on prescription charges

Ruth Davidson is to make a dramatic U-turn by announcing that the Scottish Conservatives are to support free prescriptions north of the border. The radical shift will be a key part of the Scottish Conservative manifesto and follows years of opposition...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Insight: Fiona Hill, from Scotsman reporter to Theresa May’s right-hand woman

As a former Scotsman journalist protects Theresa May from hostile colleagues and close public scrutiny, Dani Garavelli asks why Fiona Hill wields such power Twenty-odd years ago, Fiona Hill turned up at the offices of The Scotsman on North Bridge...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Kal Yafai beats Suguru Muranaka on points to retain WBA super-flyweight title

Kal Yafai beats Suguru Muranaka on points to retain WBA super-flyweight title

The 2008 Olympian cruised to a unanimous points win over Japan’s Suguru Muranaka and is now eyeing up unification clashes in the division. But he did not get the stoppage after complaining of hand trouble from the second round. The British fighter...

 

Interview: Scottish Salmon Company chief Craig Anderson

It’s about four years since Craig Anderson started captaining the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC), but he has discovered that there had been a sweepstake on how long he’d last in the chief executive post. “From what I understand, one person thought...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Kal Yafai retains WBA super-flyweight title with unanimous points win over Suguru Muranaka

Kal Yafai retains WBA super-flyweight title with unanimous points win over Suguru Muranaka

The 2008 Olympian cruised to a unanimous points win over Japan’s Suguru Muranaka and is now eyeing up unification clashes in the division. But he did not get the stoppage after complaining of hand trouble from the second round. The British fighter...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Thierry Henry: I wasn't surprised by this shock Chelsea transfer decision

Thierry Henry: I wasn't surprised by this shock Chelsea transfer decision

And the Premier League legend has claimed the shock transfer didn’t really come as a surprise. Brazil star Luiz returned to Stamford Bridge in a £32m deal for Paris St-Germain last summer. And he capped off a fine individual campaign by helping...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

Passengers evacuated as Leeds Bradford Airport closes after reports of ‘suspicious package’

Air passengers have been evacuated after reports of a ‘suspicious package’ being found at Leeds Bradford Airport. Officers were called to the airport at around 8.10pm today (Saturday) to reports of the package. The airport is now closed and police at...

 

Leader: Prescriptions U-turn just what the doctor ordered

Ruth Davidson has sprung a few surprises in her time as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, mainly at the ballot box recently. Supporting free prescriptions in Scotland is another. This policy was implemented by the SNP six years ago, by the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 


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