News archive from 15 April 2014

Port Vale: Doug Loft's horrific injuries pictured in The Sun

THESE are the horrific injuries suffered by Port Vale captain Doug Loft in a training ground altercation. The 27-year-old has been ruled out for the rest of the season after being left with a broken jaw, broken cheekbone and broken nose last...

 
RSPB accused of hypocrisy over peatland bogs plan

RSPB accused of hypocrisy over peatland bogs plan

THE RSPB has been accused of double standards by pushing ahead with plans for a £9.6 million development on the largest expanse of blanket peatland bogs in the world. Objectors claim the project at the internationally famous 1,500-square mile...

 
Munich gives go-ahead to ‘urban naked zones’

Munich gives go-ahead to ‘urban naked zones’

AFTER the famous beer festival, here comes the bare festival. Munich has legalised public nudity in six designated zones – including one just ten minutes from its busy main square. Germany’s third largest city is to bring in the tolerance areas after...

 
Syria activists post chlorine gas attack ‘evidence’

Syria activists post chlorine gas attack ‘evidence’

Syrian opposition activists have posted photographs and video footage which they say show an improvised chlorine bomb, to back up claims that president Bashar al-Assad's

 
Robot sub joins search for missing Malaysia plane

Robot sub joins search for missing Malaysia plane

THE Australian navy vessel searching the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has sent a robotic submarine two-and-a-half miles down to search for the jet's black boxes. The Ocean Shield launched the unmanned underwater vehicle,...

 
French Connection's strong sales spark share spike

French Connection's strong sales spark share spike

French Connection shares have risen 11% after positive sales data. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Shares in French Connection soared more than 11% on Monday as the fashion chain revealed a jump in sales in the first quarter of the year....

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

"They walk around like ghosts': Teachers' warning over children at school ten hours a day

Children as young as four are being left like zombies because they have to spend up to ten hours a day at school, teachers are warning. They regularly fall asleep, rarely speak to anyone and fall behind less stressed classmates, it is claimed. At...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Nigel Farage challenges Salmond to TV debate

Nigel Farage challenges Salmond to TV debate

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has challenged First Minister Alex Salmond to a televised debate ahead of the independence referendum. Following recent successes in televised debates on the UK’s future in Europe with Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scotsman cartoon: Trident and Scottish independence

Scotsman cartoon: Trident and Scottish independence

The Scottish Governement's plan to scrap Trident would cast a "dark shadow" over the international reception given to an independent Scotland, according to high-ranking defence veterans. Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, former first sea lord and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Brooks affair shouldn’t have happened - Coulson

Brooks affair shouldn’t have happened - Coulson

Former News of the World (NotW) editor Andy Coulson told the phone hacking trial his affair with Rebekah Brooks "shouldn't have happened". The 46-year-old said the affair started in 1998, but was not “continual”. The married father-of-three...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Brits fine with divorce; won’t change teabag brand

Brits fine with divorce; won’t change teabag brand

Three-quarters of Britons are creatures of habit who regularly have the same thing for breakfast, go to bed at the same time - and even insist on using the same mug. Researchers found a large number of people feel trapped in a cycle of the same...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Cupid feeling unloved after Toscafund sells stake

Cupid feeling unloved after Toscafund sells stake

Toscafund, the hedge fund manager chaired by former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Sir George Mathewson, has sold its entire 16 per cent holding in online dating outfit Cupid. The asset manager had been building up an interest in the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: GSK probe | Cupid stake sale

Comment: GSK probe | Cupid stake sale

BIG Pharma and improper sales and marketing behaviour related to pushing its drugs is not exactly rare. Along with the defence sector and the banks, the drugs sector is one of the industries that seems to attract allegations of dodgy behaviour too...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Scottish craft ale firm gets a howling name change

Scottish craft ale firm gets a howling name change

THE Stirlingshire-based craft brewery Traditional Scottish Ales has relaunched under a new name after an investment from former brewing and media businessman Andrew Richardson, who also joins the board. Owner VC2 Brands has renamed the Throsk-based...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Grassroots drive to offset CAP blow

Grassroots drive to offset CAP blow

Quality Meat Scotland is going right back to basics in trying to help this country's 10,000 plus livestock producers at a time when almost every one of them will be losing some of their subsidy under the new common agricultural policy. Johnny Mackey,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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