News archive from 16 June 2015

US cannabis legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds

Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research that surprised its authors and will encourage those hoping for relaxation of the law elsewhere. Since 1996, 23...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Doctors putting 100,000 UK asthma sufferers in danger, says charity

More than 100,000 people with asthma in the UK are at risk of having a potentially fatal attack because GPs are not prescribing them the right medication, a charity for sufferers warns today. An estimated 22,000 people, including 2,000 children, are...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Rita Ora slammed for choosing 'cash over credibility' as she rejects The Voice for £1.5m X Factor deal

RITA Ora has been accused of choosing "cash over credibility" after she rejected The Voice for The X Factor. BBC insiders have claimed bosses are disappointed at the singer's decision because she was a hit on The Voice. Just last week, our...

 

IoD index to put spotlight on worst corporate governance

Banks, supermarkets and service companies have the worst corporate governance in the FTSE 100, according to an index of boardroom behaviour being compiled by the Institute of Directors. The IoD is constructing the index after a string of scandals,...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Business confidence negative as profits fall

Business confidence negative as profits fall

Business confidence in Scotland has swung into negative territory for the first time in three years and is now the lowest of anywhere in the UK, according to a report out today. Sales, turnover and profit growth all fell during the second quarter of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: You may ask yourself - once in a lifetime?

Comment: You may ask yourself - once in a lifetime?

IS STEWART Hosie, the Scottish National Party's Treasury spokesman in Westminster, acting as an outrider for the party in threatening the possibility of a fresh referendum to break up the UK unless David

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
More room at Premier Inn with Falkirk expansion

More room at Premier Inn with Falkirk expansion

Hotel chain Premier Inn has unveiled plans to expand its venues across Falkirk as the area seeks to cash in on a tourism boom. With the Falkirk Wheel now well established as an attraction and the nearby Kelpies drawing in more than one million...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Thomas Cook in China joint venture deal

Thomas Cook in China joint venture deal

THE famous Thomas Cook brand is heading East after the 174-year-old travel firm yesterday agreed to form a joint venture selling holidays under its name in China's booming

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Birmingham City announce new EZE Group shirt sponsorship deal

Birmingham City announce new EZE Group shirt sponsorship deal

Birmingham City have announced their new shirt sponsors for the 2015-16 campaign. The Championship outfit have agreed a six-figure deal with EZE Group - the second time the leisure company has had its name on the club’s strip. This latest commercial...

 
Lithuania and Poland to host US heavy arms

Lithuania and Poland to host US heavy arms

LITHUANIA and Poland are preparing to host US heavy arms as part of an American plan that could see the US station military equipment in Central and Eastern Europe for the first time despite opposition from Russia. Tomasz Siemoniak, Poland’s defence...

 
US targets chief with links to al-Qaeda in Libya

US targets chief with links to al-Qaeda in Libya

THE US military says it launched weekend airstrikes targeting, and likely killing, an al-Qaeda-linked militant leader in eastern Libya charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hostages, including three...

 
Al-Bashir heading to Sudan after dodging arrest

Al-Bashir heading to Sudan after dodging arrest

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan was due to touch down back home last night after he left South Africa yesterday -dodging a South African court's ruling that he should be arrested because there is an international warrant against him. In Geneva, UN...

 
Mother loses battle to have dead daughter’s baby

Mother loses battle to have dead daughter’s baby

A MOTHER has lost a High Court battle in her bid to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild. A judge was told the cancer victim daughter, who can only be referred to as “A” for legal reasons, was desperate to have...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
‘Magna Carta legacy to safeguard distorted human rights’

‘Magna Carta legacy to safeguard distorted human rights’

David Cameron called for human rights reform to "safeguard" the Magna Carta's legacy yesterday as the historic document's influence over the past 800 years was celebrated. The Prime Minister spoke at a major international event, attended by...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 

Chuck Blazer agreed to go undercover at Fifa to avoid potential 75-year sentence

Former Fifa executive Chuck Blazer agreed to go “undercover” to help the US government expose widespread corruption across world football in order to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison, according to details of his plea bargain made public...

 


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