News archive from 18 January 2014

Ed Miliband reveals plan to break up banks

Ed Miliband reveals plan to break up banks

ED MILIBAND has warned of a "reckoning" with the UK's biggest banks as he announced plans to force the big five high street giants to give up branches and open up the market to new competitors. The Labour leader insisted the main banks are...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Travis fumbled teen on Top Of The Pops, court told

Travis fumbled teen on Top Of The Pops, court told

A POP music fan has told a court how DJ Dave Lee Travis "had a fumble" up her skirt on camera as he presented an edition of Top Of The Pops. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she was 17 when Travis indecently assaulted...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Prince Harry to take up new army role

Prince Harry to take up new army role

Prince Harry is to take up a new military role organising major commemorative events involving the army after completing his attachment with the Army Air Corps flying Apache helicopters, Kensington Palace has announced. Harry, who has twice been...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Wales could challenge Scottish university fees

Wales could challenge Scottish university fees

Scottish independence: The Welsh education minister has warned he would be "duty-bound" to consider a legal challenge against an independent Scotland if the SNP pursued plans to charge fees to students from the remainder of the UK. Huw...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Soldier gets six years for killing his baby

Soldier gets six years for killing his baby

A SOLDIER who killed his 20-month-old daughter after surviving an attack in Afghanistan has been jailed for six years. Lance Corporal Liam Culverhouse admitted causing the death of Khloe Abrams at an earlier hearing. The Grenadier Guardsman was...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Bones could be King Alfred or Edward the Elder

Bones could be King Alfred or Edward the Elder

The bones of King Alfred the Great or his son, Edward the Elder, are believed to have been found in a box stored in a museum - and were not buried in an unmarked grave as previously thought. Archaeologists carried out an exhumation of the grave at St...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Royal baby: Queen ‘delight’ as Zara delivers girl

Royal baby: Queen ‘delight’ as Zara delivers girl

ZARA Phillips, the Queen's granddaughter, yesterday headed home from hospital after welcoming her newborn baby daughter into the world. The silver medal-winning Olympian gave birth to her first child, as yet unnamed, with her husband, the former...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Tom Richmond: Eurosceptics must heal their divisions if they want to win

Tom Richmond: Eurosceptics must heal their divisions if they want to win

JOHN Redwood - the man still not forgiven by some Tories for trying, and failing, to bring down John Major's government - has made a telling intervention that could now save the Conservative Party's fortunes at the next election. A renowned...

 

Video: Russian to fly English flag at beauty contest

A Russian postgraduate student who knew only six English words when she arrived in the UK as a child is representing England at an international beauty contest. Maria Rimmer-Turbakova left her birthplace in Yekaterinburg and moved to Huddersfield at...

 
Norman Turner

Norman Turner

NORMAN Turner was Second World War veteran of Bomber Command who was decorated for his service. He joined the RAF in 1942 straight from school flying as a wireless operator in Lancaster Bombers stationed in Lincolnshire, eventually gaining the rank of...

 
Jim De Little

Jim De Little

JAMES Robert De Little - he was always known as Jim - ran the last firm in the country to make wooden block type for the printing of posters. Its team of craftsmen could produce hand-finished type up to three feet high from hard-wearing French...

 

Queen of style! Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke shows off her legs in a mini as she poses in chunky...

6 View comments Forget taming dragons in a fantasy world. For Emilia Clarke was a thoroughly modern girl as she posed for a fashion shoot on Thursday. The 26-year-old Game Of Thrones star managed to work both soft and hard looks simultaneously as she...

 

They get the brunt of abuse up and down the country every weekend... so is it time we ditched the fourth...

The pantomime season will soon be over but you’ll still be able to see lots of over-the-top theatrics just by looking in the Premier League dug-outs. Each week it seems there are instances of managers and coaching staff being enraged by refereeing...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Seek treatment faster to stay out of hospital, patients told

Seek treatment faster to stay out of hospital, patients told

An ambulance outside A&E. Photograph: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images The NHS is urging patients to help relieve the growing pressure on hospitals by getting faster treatment for minor ailments and not "soldiering on" with an illness that...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
‘Squeeze on consumer spending may be ending’

‘Squeeze on consumer spending may be ending’

After more than four years of watching their spending power eroded by rising prices, British households look set to enjoy a rise in real wages, according to a Bank of England policymaker. Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank’s rate-setting monetary...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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