News archive from 17 May 2013

Images of Scotland: Jasper, Scottish farm cat

Images of Scotland: Jasper, Scottish farm cat

Tom Steven took this photograph of Jasper, a hard working Scottish farm cat, who catches a lot of mice, rats and rabbits View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The Scotsman email...


I did pressure officials into giving me 'Fergie Time' admits retiring legend Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he pressured match officials into giving Manchester United what became known as "Fergie time' and has promised David Moyes a new watch when he succeeds him at Old Trafford.'He'll get one, don't worry, we've got good...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Arsenal on red alert for Rooney with Wenger bolstered by £70m transfer kitty... but will Wayne's wages...

Arsenal have discussed a move for unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Less than 12 months after selling Robin van Persie to this season's Premier League champions, the Gunners are plotting an equally dramatic move for his troubled...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Clubs across Europe on red alert as Alcantara is put up for sale by Barcelona

Manchester City have been alerted after Barcelona put Thiago Alcantara up for sale.The 22-year-old midfielder is also favoured by Manchester United and Bayern Munich but Barca want £20m for him. City have deals lined up for La Liga stars Isco of...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
Footfall goes up as Trinity opens, but so do the ‘To Let’ signs

Footfall goes up as Trinity opens, but so do the ‘To Let’ signs

The first major retail scheme in Yorkshire in years has drawn 4m visitors in just eight weeks. But at what cost to existing high streets? Neil Hudson reports. Gerald Jennings, the northern director of Land Securities which owns and built Trinity...


Call for referendum on transport spending takes the biscuit

From: R Hanson, Swallow Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. YORKSHIRE Forward was abolished because it was too successful in working with the councils in getting money out of the Government for infrastructure projects that are essential to...


Clear message to Cameron on democracy

From: Aled Jones, Mount Crescent, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. IS there any reason to think that David Cameron’s administration cannot be seriously considered a feared administration? Feared because it has arrogantly refused to give us the chance to...


Balding fatigue syndrome sets in

From: Patricia Schofield, Park Lane, Blaxton, Doncaster. WHOEVER decided that Clare Balding, presenter of Channel 4 Racing, is a national treasure? In my view she is a nightmare. She has certainly ruined my enjoyment of watching racing on television....


Menaces on two wheels require urgent action

From: James Colin Smith, Beech View, Fryston Lane, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire. I AM writing about bicycle riders as I think it is time something was done about their control. Day after day, motorists have to put up with people riding bikes who don’t...

US: Tax chief quits over right-wing scandal

US: Tax chief quits over right-wing scandal

STORM clouds were still swirling over the White House last night despite the departure of the head of the US tax collection agency over a scandal involving the unfair targeting of conservative groups. Steven Miller, the acting commissioner of the...

Venezuela: Maduro’s government toilet paper pledge

Venezuela: Maduro’s government toilet paper pledge

AMONG all the other daily tribulations Venezuelans face, they now have to cope with a shortage of one of life's most basic

Merkel hails working relationship with Hollande

Merkel hails working relationship with Hollande

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may not have a "bosom friendship" with her French counterpart, she has said, but her working relationship with Fran


China missile launch is interceptor test claims US

THE US government believes a Chinese missile launch this week was the first test of a new interceptor that could be used to destroy a satellite in orbit, a senior defence official has said. China launched a rocket into space on Monday, but no objects...


Syria: Rebels post video of summary executions

A VIDEO posted on the internet shows fighters of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men accused of taking part in massacres by president Bashar al-Assad's forces. The film is believed to be from eastern Deir al-Zor province and...

Man commits suicide with shotgun at Paris school

Man commits suicide with shotgun at Paris school

A MAN shot himself in the head with a sawn-off shotgun in front of a dozen six-year-olds and their teacher at a private Catholic school in Paris yesterday. The man, said to be in his 50s, battled his way into the school past staff before making a...


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