News archive from 20 March 2017

Private care contracts for councils 'being cancelled'

Private care contracts for councils 'being cancelled'

Ninety-five UK councils have had their private care contracts cancelled, as companies say they lack enough funding, a Panorama investigation has found. Research for the programme suggests one in four of the UK's 2,500 home care companies are at risk...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
From survival scrap to silverware: St Mirren star Lewis Morgan buzzing for IRN-BRU Cup final

From survival scrap to silverware: St Mirren star Lewis Morgan buzzing for IRN-BRU Cup final

Queen of the South 0 St Mirren 2 Lewis Morgan insists he is going to relish St Mirren's silverware showdown – after spending the season scrapping for survival. Buddies face Championship rivals Dundee United in the final of the IRN-BRU Cup at Fir Park...

 
Teenager survives crocodile attack in Queensland

Teenager survives crocodile attack in Queensland

An Australian teenager has survived a crocodile attack after entering a river apparently on a dare, authorities say. Lee de Paauw, 18, managed to escape the reptile when it latched on to his arm in Far North Queensland on Sunday. He suffered...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Police reveal extent of crimes against MPs since Jo Cox murder

Police reveal extent of crimes against MPs since Jo Cox murder

A specialist police squad set up in the wake of the murder of Jo Cox to investigate crimes against MPs has dealt with more than 50 complaints in its first six months. Abusive messages and harassment, as well as 13 reports of theft and four allegations...

 
Lords warn leaving EU legal framework poses risks for cross-border cases

Lords warn leaving EU legal framework poses risks for cross-border cases

Enforcing the return of children abducted during family breakdowns and resolving international business disputes within Europe are among the legal cases likely to become more difficult after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned. Unless mutual...

 
Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump's US

Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump's US

Stephen Hawking, the leading British physicist and cosmologist, has said he no longer feels welcome in the US under Donald Trump. Prof Hawking is a recipient of the prestigious US Franklin medal for science and received the presidential medal of...

 
The weekend’s TV reviewed: Painting a picture of war

The weekend’s TV reviewed: Painting a picture of war

It is not the art, just the refusal of the makers to communicate about it. “It’s asking questions,” they say about their video installation or sardine tin, without then saying what those questions are.  “It’s making a comment,” they say, without...

 

Thousands of Scots scientists back global science campaign

Thousands of scientists, academics and others across Scotland are backing a global campaign to celebrate, promote and defend science. The March for Science initiative aims to show solidarity with scientists and science-led policy-making in the US,...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Fears missing Queensland spearfisher taken by shark or crocodile

Fears missing Queensland spearfisher taken by shark or crocodile

A Cairns man who went missing while spearfishing alone in far north Queensland may have been taken by a shark or a crocodile, it is feared. A weekend search for the 35-year-old failed to find any trace after his dinghy was found anchored off Palmer...

 

Police set up specialist team to investigate threats to MPs

A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has begun inquiries into more than 50 complaints since the murder of Jo Cox. Cases of hate-filled messages, harassment and criminal damage were reported to the Metropolitan Police’s...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 

We Will Win Battle for Orgreave Justice

Trade unionists renew call for full public inquiry TRADE unionists made it loud and clear at the weekend that they’re not giving up their battle for justice for the miners beaten and stitched up at Orgreave. More than 100 delegates to the Yorkshire...

 

Evening job sparks moonlight review

Osborne under fire from Parliament’s standards chief by Sam Tobin GEORGE OSBORNE’S appointment as editor of the London Evening Standard could prompt a rethink on MPs taking second jobs, the chairman of the committee of standards in public life said...

 

Sturgeon: Indy ref II is will of the people

SNP leader warns May not to stand in her way SCOTTISH First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that standing in the way of a second independence referendum would “shatter beyond repair” any notion that the United Kingdom is...

 

Syria: Jihadist attacks on eastern Damascus

Fierce clashes follow blasts as Hetesh attempts to break out MAJOR battles erupted in Syria’s capital yesterday as al-Qaida-affiliated militants attempted to storm eastern districts. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Hetesh) used a huge tunnel bomb and two...

 

Turkey: Opposition cowed by Erdogan’s repression

Threats, violence, arrests await No campaigners TURKEY’S Kemalist opposition have revealed the repression they face as they campaign against handing sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in April’s constitutional referendum. Members of the...

 


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