News archive from 18 March 2015

EXCLUSIVE: 'It's complicated' - Head of Google's secretive X lab reveals why it is making military robots...

Dr Astro Teller, director of Google's secret X lab, has defended the firm's decision to develop military robots that could one day replace soldiers on the battlefield.   The fabled lab near Mountain View, California, has been a source of controversy...

 
Vin Diesel announces birth of third child in the most adorable way

Vin Diesel announces birth of third child in the most adorable way

VIN Diesel has announced the birth of his third child in the most adorable way. The Fast and Furious star took to Facebook where he confirmed the news and shared a snap of his newborn. The 47-year-old announced his partner Paloma Jimenez, with whom he...

 
Albion Rovers FC blog: Our League Two title hopes are on the line

Albion Rovers FC blog: Our League Two title hopes are on the line

A BANANA skin successfully avoided for Albion Rovers – now it’s all eyes on two potentially season-defining fixtures. I was worried about our home game against League Two's bottom club Montrose on Saturday. After two excellent away victories, it was...

 
Airdrieonians FC blog: Gary Bollan's half-time team talk works wonders again

Airdrieonians FC blog: Gary Bollan's half-time team talk works wonders again

WHO listens to the manager’s half time team-talk anyway? Against Stirling Albion in that last game at New Broomfield, it was obviously wee Liam Watt’s lug that was closest to the fabled hairdryer as it was his second-half intervention that helped the...

 

Manchester United "want to seal £165m double transfer deal for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale'

Manchester United are interested in a £165million double transfer deal for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. United are gearing up for another huge summer spending spree, with Louis van Gaal looking to add top quality additions. Both Ronaldo and Bale...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 
Silicon Valley entrepreneur course comes to London

Silicon Valley entrepreneur course comes to London

Stanford University, one of the world's great institutions for turning hi-tech ideas into huge businesses, is going to start teaching in London from the autumn. The Californian university, where Google began as a PhD project, is going to offer its...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Look: Rate the players after Coventry City's 2-0 win at Fleetwood Town

Coventry City continued their improvement under new manager Tony Mowbray as they clinched a late 2-0 victory at Fleetwood. Dominic Samuel opened the scoring with just two minutes left on the clock before Frank Nouble put the icing on the cake with the...

 

Hearts' history boys enjoy best road run for over 50 years

However, Neilson's rampant charges - who have already registered Hearts' biggest ever league win this term by annihilating Cowdenbeath 10-0 - were last night celebrating a different milestone altogether following a hard-fought 3-1 win over 10-man...

The Herald, 00:13 in Sport
 
Tails You Win: Teen Designs New £1 Coin Image

Tails You Win: Teen Designs New £1 Coin Image

A 15-year-old's design for the new £1 coin has been chosen ahead of more than 6,000 entries. David Pearce's drawing will feature on the new currency that will be released in 2017. He was told the news by George Osborne. "Designing the new £1 coin...

 

Northern Lights: Pictures of Aurora Borealis over Derbyshire

THESE beautiful photos, taken by Ashbourne photographer Rod Kirkpatrick, of F Stop Press, show the Northern Lights over Derbyshire. The natural phenomenon, officially called the Aurora Borealis, appears as a result of collisions between gaseous...

 

Liverpool "set to close Roberto Firmino transfer, £18.6m bid going in'

Liverpool are looking to close the signing of Hoffenheim star Roberto Firmino, with a £18.6million offer going in. The Reds have been scouting Brazilian sensation Firmino consistently for the last 18 months - and have been strongly linked with a...

Metro, 00:22 in Sport
 
Arbroath v Albion Rovers: Darren Young urges Cliftonhill men to close in on crown

Arbroath v Albion Rovers: Darren Young urges Cliftonhill men to close in on crown

DARREN YOUNG insists Albion Rovers can take a massive step towards the title – with victory at Arbroath tonight. The League Two leaders will make the long trip to Gayfield for a showdown with the third-placed Smokies. It’s the first of two massive...

 
Budget 2015: George Osborne to unveil pre-election Budget

Budget 2015: George Osborne to unveil pre-election Budget

George Osborne is to set out his tax and spending plans in the Budget later - his last before the election. The chancellor has pledged "no giveaways" or "gimmicks" in his speech, which will be delivered at 12:30 GMT. Reports...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 

Osborne readies final budget before knife-edge election

Five years into his austerity plan to fix Britain's public finances, Osborne has said he will not indulge in pre-election gimmicks and will instead stick to tough spending cuts if his boss, Prime Minister David Cameron is re-elected on May 7. But with...

Reuters, 00:24 in Business
 

EU to require share of tax ruling data in tax avoidance fight

These rulings provide guarantees on how a company will be taxed, but can be exploited by companies that artificially shift profits to the country where they are taxed the least. The proposals come after international criticism of the tax practices of...

Reuters, 00:24 in Business
 


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