News archive from 19 February 2014

Police hunt after Thorne robbery

Police hunt after Thorne robbery

A woman was stamped on by a robber as he snatched her bag. At around 5pm on Sunday, 16 February, the woman was walking along Haynes Road in Thorne. As she reached the junction of Haynes Road and Haynes Grove, a man on a black mountain bike rode past...

 
Shopping centre raises £6,000 for charity

Shopping centre raises £6,000 for charity

Frenchgate shopping centre has raised £6,000 for the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust. The £641.28 raised during its Christmas events including a gift wrapping servic and the Santa’s Grotto were added to the charity total for last year and donated to...

 
Comment: Whether luck or judgment, Carney wins

Comment: Whether luck or judgment, Carney wins

IT HAS been a good month for Bank of England governor Mark Carney. After delivering one of the keynote speeches of the independence campaign, he must be feeling doubly delighted that inflation fell below the government's 2 per cent target for the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Unite unveils £38m Edinburgh flats plan

Unite unveils £38m Edinburgh flats plan

STUDENT accommodation specialist Unite yesterday announced plans for a £38 million development in Edinburgh. The company has struck a deal to acquire a 1.8 acre development site on St Leonard’s Street where a Homebase DIY store is currently based....

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Sinkhole leaves house close to collapse in Yorkshire

Sinkhole leaves house close to collapse in Yorkshire

A SINKHOLE has opened under a detached house, leaving part of the structure close to collapse and a community concerned about their properties. No-one was hurt when the 25ft-wide hole opened up beneath the 100-year-old building in Magdalen’s Close in...

 
No reason for do-little response on animal welfare

No reason for do-little response on animal welfare

In its 175th year, SSPCA workload is growing, says Mike Flynn We have spent 175 years rescuing and rehoming animals in Scotland: reflecting on our past and looking to the future This year marks the Scottish SPCA’s 175th anniversary, a milestone every...

 
Add poachers to endangered list

Add poachers to endangered list

Our expertise in wildlife forensics is making its mark on the illegal trade in our most important protected wildlife, says Chris West IN A previous appearance on these pages, we referred to our pioneering scientific research in DNA profiling of...

 
Is it time to allow Scotland to go wild?

Is it time to allow Scotland to go wild?

Would beaver and lynx bother you, asks Lindsay Mackinlay HERE’S a question for you. Do you wish to see lynx and beavers living freely in Scotland again within our lifetimes? Let’s throw in another question. If these animals never returned to the wilds...

 
Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival running out of room

Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival running out of room

THE founder of the Free Fringe movement has warned the event is in danger of reaching capacity after a dramatic surge in applications to stage free shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Peter Buckley Hill, now the biggest promoter at the...

 
Chemicals leaching into food from packaging raise safety concerns

Chemicals leaching into food from packaging raise safety concerns

Packaged burger and chips. Synthetic chemicals in packaging include phthalates, known to disrupt hormone production. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Synthetic chemicals which are used in the processing, packaging and storing of the food we...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Starry Eyed! Ellie Goulding wows in black jumpsuit with see-through sheer side panels at Elle Style Awards

She has been known to flash her flesh on several red carpets. And Ellie Goulding continued to embrace her penchant for a see-through side panel outfit at the Elle Style Awards on Tuesday night. The 27-year-old singer turned heads as she stepped out at...

 

Something Kinda Ooooh: Cheryl Cole 'offered £2m' to rejoin the X Factor judging panel by TV boss Simon Cowell

11 View comments Cheryl Cole has reportedly been offered £2 million to rejoin The X Factor judging panel. The 30-year-old singer looks set to return to the show replacing zany former Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger, who announced she wouldn’t...

 
Dying cancer patient told she had trapped nerve

Dying cancer patient told she had trapped nerve

A WOMAN who was told her severe pain was caused by trapped nerves criticised doctors yesterday after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Christina Boselli, 50, suffered blinding headaches for more than a year but was repeatedly sent home with...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 
American artist breaks $1m Ai Weiwei vase

American artist breaks $1m Ai Weiwei vase

AN AMERICAN painter faces being charged after police said he smashed a $1 million (£600,000) vase, created by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, at a Miami gallery. Maximo Caminero, 51, claims he attacked the work to highlight gallery favouritism...

 
Asia in cautious mood; euro breaks higher

Asia in cautious mood; euro breaks higher

The early action was light, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan flat and Australian stocks up a slim 0.2 percent. Bulls will be hoping Japan's Nikkei can keep a hold on Tuesday's 3 percent rally, which followed a decision...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 


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