News archive from 17 June 2015

Top Gear: Guy Martin named as a favourite to join Chris Evans on BBC2 - and he wouldn't rule it out!

Top Gear: Guy Martin named as a favourite to join Chris Evans on BBC2 - and he wouldn't rule it out!

Guy Martin is among the favourites to join Chris Evans on Top Gear. Evans was today named as the new main host, replacing Jeremy Clarkson. It has not, however, been revealed who is replacing James May and Richard Hammond. However, Martin is quoted at...

 
DRIVER ALERT: Roadworks on Scotter Road, Scunthorpe

DRIVER ALERT: Roadworks on Scotter Road, Scunthorpe

Drivers are being alerted to roadworks on a busy route in the Scunthorpe area. Scotter Road South, in Bottesford, will have 'give and take' traffic controls in place until tomorrow (Wednesday, June 17). Repair work is being undertaken for Anglian...

 
Refugee crisis reaching Britain’s borders - May

Refugee crisis reaching Britain’s borders - May

THE migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is "reaching to our borders", Theresa May said as she called for European action to tackle the criminals behind the boatloads of people risking the voyage. The Home Secretary, who was attending talks...

 
Emotional appeals for children feared taken to Syria

Emotional appeals for children feared taken to Syria

Two fathers whose wives are feared to have taken their children to Syria broke down as they begged their families to come home. Akhtar Iqbal, husband of Sugra Dawood, directly appealed to his family, saying: “All of you, I can’t live without you....

 
Donald Trump to run for US president

Donald Trump to run for US president

DONALD Trump, the flamboyant real estate magnate and television personality, has announced he will be running for US president. Trump was introduced by his daughter Ivanka as he formally declared his 2016 intentions, descending an escalator with wife...

 
Island building in South China Sea ‘will finish soon’

Island building in South China Sea ‘will finish soon’

CHINA will complete land reclamation projects on its disputed South China Sea territorial claims as planned within "upcoming days." A statement from the foreign ministry said China would build infrastructure to carry out functions ranging...

 
Al-Qaeda No2 in Yemen is killed in US drone strike

Al-Qaeda No2 in Yemen is killed in US drone strike

Al-QAEDA has confirmed that Nasir al-Wahishi, its No2 figure and leader of its powerful Yemeni affiliate, has been killed in a US strike, making it the harshest blow to the militant network since the killing of Osama bin Laden. In a video statement...

 
California balcony collapse leaves 6 Irish dead

California balcony collapse leaves 6 Irish dead

SIX young Irish nationals celebrating a 21st birthday party died when a balcony they were standing on gave way and they fell 60ft to the ground. At least seven others were injured in the tragedy in Berkeley, California, where the group were spending...

 

Co-op commits £125m to slash prices of fruit and veg

The battle among grocers for Britain’s shopping baskets has moved up a gear, with the Co-op ploughing £125m into cutting the prices of fresh fruit and vegetables in its 2,800 UK stores. The move by Co-operative Food – in its attempt to become the UK’s...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 

The F Factor: Simon Cowell launches search for young tech talent

Simon Cowell is turning his attention to a new talent search – trying to find young technology entrepreneurs. The X Factor supremo, who unveiled Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw as the new judges on his show on Tuesday, has joined forces with the Founders...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
May’s washout hits Scottish high streets

May’s washout hits Scottish high streets

Last month's cool and damp weather saw Scottish high streets suffer their sharpest drop in sales in more than two years, figures published today reveal. Total sales fell by 3.1 per cent in May compared with a year earlier, when they had decreased by...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Biogelx eyes global growth after cash injection

Biogelx eyes global growth after cash injection

University of Strathclyde spin-out Biogelx has secured a £630,000 cash injection to help fund its overseas expansion. The firm, makes “hydrogels” for growing cells to be used in drug discovery and toxicology screening, is also planning to double its...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Back to normal inflationary service, kemosabe

Comment: Back to normal inflationary service, kemosabe

Who was that masked deflation? Hi-ho, Silver, and away! (Cue, the stirring music from the Lone Ranger). After a slight technical flirtation with negative pricing in April, official data yesterday showed inflation rose slightly to a rate of 0.1 per...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Hotels and coffee a winning duo at Whitbread

Hotels and coffee a winning duo at Whitbread

STRONG demand at Premier Inn hotels and continued growth at Costa Coffee helped leisure group Whitbread post a 4.3 per cent rise in its first-quarter same-floorspace sales yesterday. It came as the parent company also announced that Lloyds Banking...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Cameron concessions see off EU referendum rebellion

Cameron concessions see off EU referendum rebellion

DAVID Cameron escaped a humiliating defeat in the Commons last night after being forced to grant concessions that pledged a "fair" referendum. The Prime Minister survived the vote by 288 to 97 after he agreed to backtrack on plans to change...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 


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