News archive from 18 September 2014

Sheffield boxing: Full probe into coma victim

Sheffield boxing: Full probe into coma victim

The British Board of Boxing Control will mount a full investigation into the injury suffered by coma victim Jerome Wilson, in Sheffield six days ago. Chief among their concerns will be the training and weight regimes applied by Wilson and his...

 
Alan Biggs: Princely sums add up to a well run club at Bramall Lane

Alan Biggs: Princely sums add up to a well run club at Bramall Lane

There are those who will tell you that nothing has changed as an anniversary passes almost unnoticed. A year on from a much-fanfared investment, Sheffield United are facing a significant challenge just to escape from League One. The amount pumped in...

 
Alan Biggs: Owls’ back in the groove

Alan Biggs: Owls’ back in the groove

Whoever first said "attack is the best form of defence" would be proud of Sheffield Wednesday right now. Just seven goals in as many Championship games might not appear to show it. But stats can lie – just as only four conceded, and five...

 
Sheffield boxing: Full probe into coma victim

Sheffield boxing: Full probe into coma victim

The British Board of Boxing Control will mount a full investigation into the injury suffered by coma victim Jerome Wilson, in Sheffield six days ago. Chief among their concerns will be the training and weight regimes applied by Wilson and his...

 
End of student cap was 'sprung on universities', ex-special adviser admits

End of student cap was 'sprung on universities', ex-special adviser admits

Students graduating from Edge Hill University, Lancashire. The NUJ said: 'It’s important that this policy widens access.' Photo: Colin McPherson/Corbis The government's plans for a free-for-all in university undergraduate numbers in England are...

Guardian, 00:09 in Learning
 
£50m deal to ensure tidal scheme powers on

£50m deal to ensure tidal scheme powers on

The company behind a tidal energy scheme that could power a city the size of Aberdeen has signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity generated by the Scottish project. Atlantis Resources has chosen independent energy firm Smartest-
Energy...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Divided MPC looking likely to maintain stance

Divided MPC looking likely to maintain stance

Interest rates look almost certain to remain on hold for the rest of this year, despite a continued split among policymakers at the Bank of England. Minutes published yesterday from the monetary policy committee (MPC) showed two members – Ian...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Sony woes see Walkman inventor axe divi

Sony woes see Walkman inventor axe divi

electronics giant Sony expects annual losses to swell to

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Scottish Independence: Decision Day For Voters

Scottish Independence: Decision Day For Voters

Around four million Scottish voters go to the polls today in a referendum that will change Britain forever, whatever the outcome. A Yes vote at the end of a hard-fought campaign will bring an end to the Union of the United Kingdom that has stood for...

 
Muslim Aid Workers Make Plea For UK Hostage

Muslim Aid Workers Make Plea For UK Hostage

A British Muslim aid worker has made a direct appeal to Islamic State's leader to show "compassion and mercy" to UK hostage Alan Henning. The father-of-two from Salford travelled to Syria with charity workers in December, but was kidnapped...

 
Drunk As A Skunk: Animal Gets Stuck In Beer Can

Drunk As A Skunk: Animal Gets Stuck In Beer Can

A skunk found with a beer can stuck on its head outside a fraternity house in Ohio has been rescued. Police in Oxford responded to the unusual call to find the mammal blindly banging into shrubs outside the house. A picture posted on the Oxford Police...

 
Albion Rovers still searching for perfect formula despite hitting top spot

Albion Rovers still searching for perfect formula despite hitting top spot

DARREN YOUNG watched Albion Rovers go to the top of League Two – then revealed he doesn’t know what his best team is. The Cliftonhill men moved ahead of Arbroath on goal difference after strikes by Ross McNeil and Mark McGuigan sealed a 2-0 win at...

 
Airdrieonians legend John Martin wants fans to think of Sammy Conn

Airdrieonians legend John Martin wants fans to think of Sammy Conn

IT has been unofficially billed by fans as ‘Johnny Martin day’. But the Airdrieonians goalkeeping legend reckons Saturday should be a celebration of the life of the late Sammy Conn. Martin is being honoured after he auctioned off his 1992 Scottish Cup...

 

The World Cup 2015 in England and Wales is just 365 days away ... here's how the leading eight nations are...

Exactly a year from Thursday, England will line up against Fiji in the opening encounter of a home World Cup which has the potential to profoundly galvanise the sport.  The national team are steadily on the rise as a global force, but the All Blacks...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Stuart Lancaster insists England will give everything to make nation proud at 2015 World Cup

Stuart Lancaster insists England will give everything in pursuit of filling the nation with pride at the 2015 World Cup. The quest for the sport's ultimate prize commences a year on Thursday when the hosts face Fiji at Twickenham in what they hope...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 


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