News archive from 19 December 2014

Dundee United rage at Paul Paton ban

The Tannadice club were left seething over the decision to uphold a two-game ban dished out to midfielder Paton. SFA rules prevent clubs appealing a Fast Track Tribunal, but United will demand to know from Hampden chiefs how they came to a decision...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool join Arsenal and Tottenham in Van Dijk chase

The struggling Anfield club are desperate for new players to revitalise a season that has gone horribly wrong. And, although much of the focus has been on the lack of goals scored, there is also concern about the number being conceded. Anfield boss...

 

Derek McInnes not interested in Rangers job

McInnes has been strongly linked with the Ibrox hotseat now McCoist has handed in his 12 months' notice. The 43-year-old has helped turn around the Dons' fortunes and re-established himself as one of the country's brightest young coaches. But, while...

 

Argentinians in talks to buy St Mirren

The Argentinians turned their attention to Saints after failing to secure a deal to buy a majority stake in Premiership rivals Motherwell, whom the Buddies entertain tomorrow afternoon. One of the four men seen emerging from the meeting is thought to...

 
Renewables account for 32% of Scottish electricity

Renewables account for 32% of Scottish electricity

THE amount of clean power made in Scotland has matched that produced from fossil fuels for the first time, in a record year for renewables,

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
43% of drivers back zero drink drive limit

43% of drivers back zero drink drive limit

NEARLY half of UK motorists back a "zero tolerance" drink drive limit, according to a poll published today by road safety charity Brake. The 43 per cent support for a 20mg alcohol limit in 100ml of blood is almost twice that found in a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
St Ives tops poll for place where people picture their ideal home

St Ives tops poll for place where people picture their ideal home

Perhaps it’s the culture, maybe it’s the beaches, or perhaps it’s because Guardian readers named it Seaside Town of the Year in 2007. Whatever the reason, St Ives in Cornwall has been voted the ideal place to live by visitors to property website...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
The secrets behind Hungary's escape games craze

The secrets behind Hungary's escape games craze

Being locked in a dingy cellar for an hour with fiendishly difficult problems to solve isn't everyone's idea of fun. But in the Hungarian capital Budapest, "escape room games" are luring in tourists and locals alike. So what's the appeal? If...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Jack Wilshere posts photo showing Arsenal fans he's doing everything in his power to return from injury as...

Jack Wilshere has promised Arsenal fans he is doing everything in his power to ensure a speedy return from injury. The 22-year-old was ruled out for three months at the end of November after undergoing surgery on damaged ligaments in his left ankle....

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Alan Pardew calls for supporter calm ahead of Tyne-Wear derby: The last thing the North East should be...

Alan Pardew insists that the last thing Newcastle and Sunderland supporters should be doing is ‘fighting each other’ – and believes the Malaysian Airlines disaster has brought the rival fans closer together. A fund set up by a Sunderland supporter in...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Manchester United's Michael Carrick will always be a midfielder - despite starring in defence for Louis van...

Michael Carrick says he will always class himself as a midfielder despite being called upon to shore up Manchester United’s defence. The 33-year-old is highly regarded by manager Louis Van Gaal so much so that he has been trusted to play as an...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

CB Dolloway relishing underdog role as he targets Lyoto Machida upset 

CB Dolloway is starting to feel at home in Brazil but will still relish playing the role of the underdog against Lyoto Machida. Dolloway takes on the former UFC light-heavyweight champion in Barueri on Saturday night in what will be his third fight in...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
Pakistan: 57 Taleban die in revenge air strikes

Pakistan: 57 Taleban die in revenge air strikes

Pakistan has carried out a series of devastating attacks on suspected Taleban strongholds in the Khyber region in response to the murder of 132 school-children and their teachers in Peshawar four days ago. Dozens of air strikes were launched in the...

 
What crisis? Putin bid to ease fears over economy

What crisis? Putin bid to ease fears over economy

PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has insisted Russia will weather its worst economic storm since the financial crash of 1998, which has seen the value of the rouble plummet by 45 per cent and Russians scramble to buy dollars and imported goods. Trying to ease...

 
Gang gets 160 years for killing Scots gem expert

Gang gets 160 years for killing Scots gem expert

A KENYAN court has sentenced four men to 40 years in jail each after finding them guilty of killing a prominent Scottish gemstone expert. A crowd armed with clubs, spears and bows and arrows attacked and killed the geologist Campbell Bridges in August...

 


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