News archive from 16 January 2017

Inaugural poem for Donald J. Trump revealed

The Society of Classical Poets today published their poem for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. The poem draws on Trump’s noble Scottish roots and is written by New Mexican native and decorated poet Joseph...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Figures reveal two-year wait for mental health care

Opposition MSPs have claimed Scotland’s NHS waiting times “crisis” has intensified after it emerged that some adults have been forced to wait two years for mental health care. New figures show delays in at least two Scottish health boards meant that...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Leeds man caught in stolen £20,000 Mercedes

POLICE found stolen car parts at the home of a man after arresting him for driving a £20,000 Mercedes on the day it was taken during a burglary. Officers also found cocaine hidden in a wall cavity after searching Luke Frearson’s home on Old Run Road,...

 

Scottish couple’s crowdfunding takes on Big Six energy firms

A Scottish couple fed up with the high prices charged by the Big Six energy firms have launched a crowdfunding site to set up a new publicly-owned energy company. Karin Sode and David Pike from Gullane, East Lothian, whose crowdfunding campaign,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Susan Dalgety: Corbyn doesn’t work for Labour

Two political leaders gave big speeches last week. One, at the end of his career as an elected politician, was graceful, thoughtful, optimistic for the future of his country. The other was Jeremy Corbyn. I don’t want to labour Corbyn’s shortcomings....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

London Olympic Games bosses to advise on Birmingham's 2026 Commonwealth Games bid

Architects of the London 2012 Olympics will tell Birmingham if it has what it takes to host the Commonwealth Games. Sports consultancy Origin Sport Group is being lined up by city chiefs to carry out a feasibility study into Birmingham’s ability to...

 

Growing likelihood of a hard Brexit sets pound sliding again

Downing Street has refused to confirm reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will set out plans for a “hard Brexit” in a major speech tomorrow, signalling that the UK will pull out of the single market and the European customs union to curb...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Liverpool and Everton target wants Premier League move: Chelsea admission made

Liverpool and Everton target wants Premier League move: Chelsea admission made

The 16-year-old striker currently plays for Uruguayan side Liverpool and he has already been tipped for a bright future. Both Merseyside outfits have tracked the teenager in recent months and he has set his sights on playing in England’s top flight....

 
Obama says U.N. vote didn't rupture U.S.-Israel relations

Obama says U.N. vote didn't rupture U.S.-Israel relations

U.S. President Barack Obama played down fallout from a U.S. abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel....

 
Trump says Merkel made 'catastrophic mistake' with refugee policy

Trump says Merkel made 'catastrophic mistake' with refugee policy

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made a "catastrophic mistake" with a policy that let a wave of more than one million migrants into her country. In a...

 
Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half’

Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half’

The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam. The charity said its figures were based on improved data and showed the gap between rich and poor was...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Johanna Konta 'flattered' by Andy Murray praise ahead of Australian Open

Johanna Konta 'flattered' by Andy Murray praise ahead of Australian Open

But both of them have their sights set on the second round of the Australian Open, and with good cause. Konta, Britain's No1 and the world No10, will open her account tomorrow against Kirsten Flipkens, the veteran Belgian who reached the semi-finals...

 
West Ham captain Mark Noble opens up about striking star Dimitri Payet

West Ham captain Mark Noble opens up about striking star Dimitri Payet

The Hammers look certain to sell Payet, with Marseille ready to up their offer for the Frenchman to £34million, despite at first insisting the 29-year-old would be held to his contract after going on strike. Marseille, who have had one bid rejected,...

 
Graham Taylor remembered in emotional farewell as Watford play out draw with Middlesbrough

Graham Taylor remembered in emotional farewell as Watford play out draw with Middlesbrough

Just like Taylor was no ordinary man, this was no ordinary day. It was an emotionally charged one on which Watford's bore draw with Middlesbrough paled into insignificance. Whatever the result, this was always going to be nothing more than a sideshow...

 
Arsenal star: This is why I agree with Arsene Wenger's decision to take off Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal star: This is why I agree with Arsene Wenger's decision to take off Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez showed his frustration when he was hooked in the 79th minute, brushing past Wenger before kicking his gloves on the touchline. It was similar to the tantrum he threw at Bournemouth earlier this month after the Gunners failed to collect...

 


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