News archive from 16 January 2014, page 1

Films and video games lead young to original books

Films and video games lead young to original books

IT'S one of the most common parental gripes - that children spend too much time in front of a screen. But new research suggests films and video games not only encourage reading, they help introduce young people to more demanding books. A survey of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Pair ‘covered trail’ of female serial killer

Pair ‘covered trail’ of female serial killer

TWO men helped a female serial killer to cover up the "terrible truth" of her murders, a court heard yesterday. Joanna Dennehy, 31, stabbed three men in the heart and dumped their bodies in ditches before driving across the country and...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Dave Lee Travis: Woman ‘in panic at groping’

Dave Lee Travis: Woman ‘in panic at groping’

A RADIO announcer allegedly assaulted by DJ Dave Lee Travis as she introduced BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour believed senior managers at the broadcaster would have told her to "live with it" had she complained, a court heard. The woman, who...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Lord Rennard: No action over sex row

Lord Rennard: No action over sex row

Nick Clegg has ruled out Lord Rennard playing a role in his 2015 election campaign, despite the senior peer being told he will not face disciplinary action over sexual harassment claims. However, the party’s former chief executive is set to return to...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
‘Judge lied in bid to bring down Chris Huhne’

‘Judge lied in bid to bring down Chris Huhne’

A barrister and part-time judge lied to police about her role in exposing Chris Huhne's speeding points scandal, then tried to cover up her dishonesty using altered and fake documents, a court has heard. Constance Briscoe was “intent” on bringing...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
ROACHE TRIAL: star used TV role “to manipulate star-struck teenagers”

ROACHE TRIAL: star used TV role “to manipulate star-struck teenagers”

Coronation Street star William Roache used his TV role to "manipulate the trust and attention of star-struck teenagers", a court has been told. Ilkeston-born Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow, denies seven separate charges of indecent assault...

 
FTSE sets highest closing level in eight months

FTSE sets highest closing level in eight months

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index finished up by 0.8 percent, or 53 points, at 6,819.86 points - marking its highest closing level since late May 2013. "The general outlook today has been fairly positive, helped by the World Bank upgrade," said...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 

‘Zeppelin zapper’ returns to life

Using faded and sketchy plans, a remarkable aircraft is being reproduced - revealing a hardly known First World War fighter plane. Inside a hanger at the Yorkshire Air Museum, among a variety of other aircraft restoration projects, an Eastchurch...

 
Mediation ‘may not be answer’ in divorce

Mediation ‘may not be answer’ in divorce

A family law expert has given a cautious welcome to the news that the Government is planning to make mediation mandatory in divorce cases. Justice minister Simon Hughes has backed the Government’s plans to ensure that separating couples in disputes...

 
Charity wants people to take part in walk

Charity wants people to take part in walk

People from Lancashire are being urged to get on their walking boots to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The Valentines Walk organised by Blackpool BHF Fundraising Group is asking people to help save and improve the lives of...

 
Michael Palin to return to TV drama in BBC1 thriller Remember Me

Michael Palin to return to TV drama in BBC1 thriller Remember Me

Michael Palin said he was drawn to the 'strong, challenging role' and the prospect of filming in Yorkshire. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Michael Palin will take his first leading role in a TV drama for more than 20 years in BBC1's supernatural thriller...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 

House price expectations hit 14-year high in December - RICS

The survey showed house prices rose in every area of Britain last month. However, its main house price balance measure eased to +56 in December from November's +58. That undershot a Reuters poll consensus of +60 but still concluded the first...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 
410 over-75 emergencies every day in Scotland

410 over-75 emergencies every day in Scotland

The number of elderly people being admitted to hospital as an emergency has soared in the past decade, figures show. The statistics revealed that there were 149,866 emergency admissions among people over 75 in 2012/13, compared to 116,128 in 2003/4....

Scotsman, 00:20 in Health
 
Aberdeen woman’s deadly cancer caused by treatment

Aberdeen woman’s deadly cancer caused by treatment

A GRIEVING father yesterday paid tribute to his "inspirational" daughter, who died after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer triggered by the treatment she had received for another, less aggressive form of the disease. Stari...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Health
 
You are never too old to beat the smoking habit

You are never too old to beat the smoking habit

Too many pensioners still light up, says Sheila Duffy IT’S never too late to give up smoking and feel the health benefits. It’s a message we must get across to Scotland’s senior citizens, who perhaps think that stopping in later life will make no...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Health
 


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