News archive from 17 February 2014

Bridge plans put in place

Bridge plans put in place

Young children from a Boston school are set to open the town's new St Botolph's Bridge at the end of the month, weather permitting. A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said that, weather depending, the bridge will be lifted into place between...

 
‘Insulate homes to cut fuel povert and excess deaths’

‘Insulate homes to cut fuel povert and excess deaths’

A campaign is calling for more to be done to insulate homes in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and cut down on excess winter deaths. In Lincolnshire alone, there were 540 excess winter deaths recorded in 2012, which are deaths over and above the average...

 
Sir Sean Connery denies links to corrupt officials

Sir Sean Connery denies links to corrupt officials

SIR SEAN Connery was asked about any links to convicted criminals and his personal finances as part of a court inquiry into the sale of his former Spanish home, it emerged yesterday. The Scottish actor was quizzed on whether he had offshore firms, had...

 
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr leaves Iraq politics

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr leaves Iraq politics

One of Iraq's most influential Shiite clerics, Muqtada al-Sadr, has decided to leave politics and distance himself from any

 
Search for missing plane in Nepal continues

Search for missing plane in Nepal continues

A SEARCH for a plane that went missing in Nepal with 18 people on board yesterday is expected to resume this morning. Two helicopters despatched for search and rescue halted their operation last night amid poor weather conditions. Contact with the...

 
Venezuelan security forces hunt Leopoldo López

Venezuelan security forces hunt Leopoldo López

Venezuelan security forces raided the homes of Leopoldo L

 
‘Kercher has been forgotten’ in Amanda Knox drama

‘Kercher has been forgotten’ in Amanda Knox drama

The sister of murdered student Meredith Kercher has spoken of the "fear and terror" she must have felt on the night she died. Stephanie Kercher made the comments in a documentary about Amanda Knox, who was reconvicted of murdering the...

 
Fears for entombed miners in South Africa

Fears for entombed miners in South Africa

EMERGENCY services in South Africa last night rescued the first members of a group of miners trapped underground while working illegally in an abandoned mine shaft. Workers pulled at least 12 miners to the surface amid ongoing confusion as to how many...

 
Egypt:Mohamed Morsi’s lawyers court protest

Egypt:Mohamed Morsi’s lawyers court protest

Lawyers for Egypt's ousted president and his co-defendants walked out of court yesterday to protest about the soundproof glass cage in which defendants are held during proceedings. State television said judge Shaaban el-Shamy ordered a recess after...

 
Weather: PM ‘failing to tackle climate change’

Weather: PM ‘failing to tackle climate change’

THE political row over the UK government's response to the winter storms deepened yesterday after Ed Miliband accused Prime Minister David Cameron of giving up the fight against climate change and warned that Britain is "sleepwalking into a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Extremists return to Britain after waging jihad

Extremists return to Britain after waging jihad

Around 250 British-based extremists who went to train and fight in Syria have returned to the UK. Ministers have been told that, over the past two years, more than 400 Britons have gone to Syria and it is now thought just over half have returned. In...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Potato developed to beat blight behind Irish famine

Potato developed to beat blight behind Irish famine

A NEW strain of British genetically modified potato

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
CAMPAIGN: Harrogate lives ‘put on hold during transplant wait

CAMPAIGN: Harrogate lives ‘put on hold during transplant wait

There are 23 people waiting for a potentially life-saving organ transplant in the Harrogate district. As part of the ‘Advertiser group campaign to raise awarness of those in need, reporter Ruby Kitchen speaks to one of them about the impact it has on...

 
TV viewing figures show Brits prefer traditional sets over smartphones

TV viewing figures show Brits prefer traditional sets over smartphones

Predictions of the death of living room TVs continue to be wide of the mark with 98.5% of average daily viewing done via traditional sets. Photograph: Getty Images/Bambu Producoes It appears it will be some time before the explosion in smartphones and...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Next Silicon Valleys: Seattle lures in a new generation

Next Silicon Valleys: Seattle lures in a new generation

When it comes to technology, Seattle punches above its weight. Amazon is based there and Microsoft's nearby, helping spur a vibrant tech cluster. In the second in our Next Silicon Valleys series, Richard Taylor visits the seaport city to see how it...

 


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