News archive from 15 May 2015

Missing Swadlincote man found

Missing Swadlincote man found

MICHAEL Lovatt, a 77-year-old from Swadlincote has been found safe and well after going missing earlier today. There had been concern for his welfare after he did not return home after leaving his home before 9am. Derbyshire Police issued an appeal...

 

Young footballer dies of fatal head injury after crashing into concrete wall during game

** WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS CONTENT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING ** Emmanuel Ortega, 21, spent 10 days in hospital and underwent emergency surgery on his skull, but passed away early on Thursday morning. The Argentine player suffered a double-skull...

 
Cameron heads north for crunch talks with Sturgeon

Cameron heads north for crunch talks with Sturgeon

PRIME Minister David Cameron has issued a plea to Scots for "one-nation" unity as he makes his first visit north of the Border since being returned to power and the SNP's election landslide. The Conservative leader will hold showdown talks...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Record high for Scottish fish landings

Record high for Scottish fish landings

THE value of fish and shellfish landed by Scottish boats has hit an all-time high, the latest official figures show. Statistics from the Scottish Government show landings increased by nearly a fifth in value since the previous year to reach a record...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Thatcher poll tax adviser gets Scotland Office job

Thatcher poll tax adviser gets Scotland Office job

A FORMER tax adviser to Margaret Thatcher has been made a peer by David Cameron so that he can serve as a junior minister in the Scotland Office. Andrew Dunlop, who also advised Mr Cameron during the referendum, has been elevated to the House of...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

Mauricio Pochettino set to be 'professionally cold' when he assesses his Tottenham squad

Mauricio Pochettino looked unusually serious, just for a moment, before declaring he is 'professionally cold' when it comes to dealing with his players.  The Tottenham manager, who always takes time for a handshake or shoulder-squeeze before...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

QPR boss Chris Ramsey admits club must move to offload 'bad eggs' following Premier League relegation disaster

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey admits the club must embark on a drastic summer overhaul to offload the 'bad eggs' that have destroyed their season. The Loftus Road club's return to the Championship was confirmed following last weekend's 6-0...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Militiamen rape 127 women in east Congo town - medical charity

Dozens of armed groups operate in eastern Congo, where a 1998-2003 conflict killed millions of people, mostly from hunger and disease. Both state and rebel forces have been accused by rights groups of using rape as a weapon of war. In November,...

 

Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Although a five-day humanitarian truce was largely holding, and aid was getting to some of the millions of Yemenis deprived of food, fuel and medicine, tensions were also mounting over an Iranian relief ship, which Saudi Arabia insisted on...

 
Aston Villa: Tim Sherwood happy with his full-backs

Aston Villa: Tim Sherwood happy with his full-backs

Aston Villa may not need a new left-back this summer after Tim Sherwood revealed his fondness of those currently at the club. The claret and blues boss describes Kieran Richardson’s performances under him as ‘outstanding’ and also admits that Joe...

 
Aston Villa: Jack Grealish's international future is his decision, says Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa: Jack Grealish's international future is his decision, says Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood played no part in Jack Grealish’s decision to turn down a senior call-up from the Republic of Ireland after insisting the teenager’s stance has not changed. Grealish will only make a choice on his international future once the season is...

 
Two die during Chile student protest in Valparaiso

Two die during Chile student protest in Valparaiso

Two young men have been shot dead during a student protest in Chile. The victims were named as Exequiel Borbaran, 18, and Diego Guzman, 24. Both men were killed in the port city of Valparaiso, said Interior Minister Jorge Burgos. Local media report...

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 

Which? brands two leading SPF30 sun creams as ‘don’t buys’

Two leading sun creams are failing to provide the UV protection they claim, according to consumer watchdog Which? Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise Lotion SPF30 and Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF30 both offered only about two-thirds of...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Poignant stories of first world war's conscientious objectors go online

In the winter of 1916 the conscientious objector Harry Millward wrote to his wife Lizzie, maintaining a determinedly jaunty tone. “The unexpected has again happened. We are going to Dartmoor Prison tomorrow ... We are all in good spirits but as you...

 

Moses Odubajo is on brink of Wembley but a borrowed Oyster card and a Transport Police office could have...

A borrowed Oyster travel card and a British Transport Police officer nearly ended Moses Odubajo’s career before it had begun. The 21-year-old is two games away from a place in the Barclays Premier League with Brentford, who need to overcome a 2-1...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 


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