News archive from 17 August 2012

Camouflage robot changes colour for disguise

A robot that can change colour to either blend in with or stand out from its surroundings has been created by scientists. The machine, designed by researchers at Harvard University, was inspired by the camouflage skills of sea creatures such as...

 

A-level results for South Cheshire Schools and Colleges

MORE than half of all A-level students at Alsager Sixth Form achieved A*-B at Alsager School in this year's A-level results.Richard Middlebrook, headteacher said: "We are delighted with our A, AS Level and BTEC results which once again...

 

A-level results day for thousands of Flintshire students

THOUSANDS of students across Flintshire will be anxiously awaiting the results of their A-levels today.And for a number of them it will also be the day when they discover whether they have the results needed to get the university place they are hoping...

 
My Edinburgh: Anna Freemantle, Director of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

My Edinburgh: Anna Freemantle, Director of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

"Edinburgh has so many wonderful cultural events. For me, I love August and its crowds" Have you got one, stand-out, most memorable ever Edinburgh event? The births of both my sons and the impeccable service and care at the Edinburgh Royal...

 

Jewish settlers suspected of fire-bomb attack on Palestinians

Israeli media said that tracks were found leading from the site of the incident to a nearby settlement and that at least four of the passengers wounded were members of the same family, two of them children. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced...

 

Colne drunken man exposed himself in police van

A COLNE man who exposed himself in the back of a police van and performed an obscene act in front of a female constable has been ordered to attend an alcohol treatment course. Drunken William Alderson also made obscene threats towards PC Heidi Andrews...

 
South Africa escape under cover of darkness on day one against England

South Africa escape under cover of darkness on day one against England

A power-cut in this corner of north-west London brought a premature end to a day which had started so well for Andrew Strauss' men in their captain's 100th Test appearance. England had the tourists, who won the toss and elected to bat, rocking on 54...

Metro, 22:17 in Sport
 

Czech upper house upsets government with tax, pension vetoes

The bill envisages a hike in value-added and income taxes, worth 25.5 billion crowns, or around 0.7 percent of gross domestic product, next year as part of a plan to cut the budget deficit below 3 percent of GDP in 2013. The two bills will now head...

 

Murray crashes out in Cincinnati

Andy Murray relinquished his Western and Southern Open title after falling to a straight sets defeat against Jeremy Chardy. Murray had beaten the French World number 38 in all of their four previous encounters. But he looked out of sorts on his own...

Daily Post, 22:20 in Sport
 

Norwich bring in Garrido on loan

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has brought Spanish defender Javier Garrido to the club on a season-long loan from Lazio. The deal for the 27-year-old former Manchester City left-back, subject to the usual rules of international clearance, sees Garrido...

Daily Post, 22:20 in Sport
 
Runway success: What Scottish designers did at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012

Runway success: What Scottish designers did at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012

WHILE Scotland's big-name designers prepare to show their Spring/Summer 2013 collections at London Fashion Week next month, we cast a critical eye over what they showed for Autumn/Winter 2012 CHRISTOPHER KANE Easily now London’s most globally...

 

Colne drunken man exposed himself in police van

A COLNE man who exposed himself in the back of a police van and performed an obscene act in front of a female constable has been ordered to attend an alcohol treatment course. Drunken William Alderson also made obscene threats towards PC Heidi Andrews...

 
Jessica Biel 'too busy to sort out plans for wedding to Justin Timberlake'

Jessica Biel 'too busy to sort out plans for wedding to Justin Timberlake'

The Total Recall actress, 30, simply doesn't have time to think about her fairy-tale moment with the singer and will probably end up relying on Trousersnake's ‘stylish' tastes. The Hollywood babe, who was busy on the red carpet in London on Thursday...

Metro, 22:28 in Showbiz
 
Robin van Persie arrives in Manchester for his medical before joining United

Robin van Persie arrives in Manchester for his medical before joining United

Robin van Persie has arrived at Bridgewater Hospital to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United. The 29-year-old is expected to join the Old Trafford side from Arsenal for a reported fee of £24m. United fought off competition...

 
Breivik report forces Norway police chief to quit

Breivik report forces Norway police chief to quit

Police Chief Oeystein Maeland, who became the head of the police directorate weeks before Breivik's attack on July 22, 2011, has been criticised for his failure to face up to police shortcomings in the aftermath of Norway's worst peacetime violence....

 


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