News archive from 20 July 2015

Two arrests in Belfast after 'Facebook-arranged fight between 200 youths'

Two teenage girls have been arrested in Northern Ireland after 200 youths gathered in Belfast city centre for what police believe was a prearranged fight. Hundreds of young people gathered in central Belfast in and around Castle Street and Millfield...

 

Peter FitzSimons appointed head of Australian Republican Movement

Author Peter FitzSimons is the new head of the organisation leading the campaign for an Australian republic. FitzSimons replaces the former Western Australian premier Geoff Gallop as chairman of the Australian Republican Movement. “I think most...

 
Dover ‘time capsule’ war tunnels open to public

Dover ‘time capsule’ war tunnels open to public

A LABYRINTH of forgotten Second World War tunnels built beneath the white cliffs of Dover on Winston Churchill's orders have revealed glimpses of wartime life. The Fan Bay Deep Shelter was carved out of chalk in just 100 days in the 1940s as part of...

 
Blood scandal payment delay ‘unnacceptable’

Blood scandal payment delay ‘unnacceptable’

THE UK government has provoked anger by announcing another delay in sorting out the payment of compensation to victims of the contaminated blood scandal. A decision on the £25 million fund Prime Minister David Cameron set up last year will not be made...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
‘Public will judge’ if Sun was right on Nazi salute

‘Public will judge’ if Sun was right on Nazi salute

THE public should have the final say on whether the Sun newspaper was right to publish images of the Queen as a young child performing a Nazi salute, the UK culture secretary has insisted. The controversy over the leaked footage showing the monarch,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Call for more organ donors after numbers fall

Call for more organ donors after numbers fall

THE number of people donating organs has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, leading to a call for more

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Pre-packed food ‘costs more than at delicatessens’

Pre-packed food ‘costs more than at delicatessens’

Pre-packed foods can be more expensive on the shelves of Tesco and Asda than from the counters of Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason, research reveals. Pre-packed products sold at the giant supermarket chains were even more expensive than fresh...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Cameron: Stop laying blame for terror on Iraq War

Cameron: Stop laying blame for terror on Iraq War

DAVID Cameron will today attack those who blame the rise of Islamic State on the actions of the West as he sets out his case for British military intervention in Syria. The Prime Minister will signal his intention to help the US “destroy” the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
New property tax sends Scottish house prices down

New property tax sends Scottish house prices down

PROPERTY prices have fallen following the introduction of a new Scottish property tax that changes the way buyers pay duty on house purchases. Figures released today by the Edinburgh Solicitors’ Property Centre (ESPC) reveal average property prices in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
SNP MP tells racist cybernat to ‘keep it up’

SNP MP tells racist cybernat to ‘keep it up’

AN SNP MP has actively encouraged and supported a cybernat who has posted online racist comments and pictures of No voters being hung. Paul Monaghan, who won the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seat from Liberal Democrat John Thurso, has...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
‘Game changer’ in fight against rhino horn poachers

‘Game changer’ in fight against rhino horn poachers

RHINOS wearing satellite tracking collars with spy cameras implanted into their horns could help turn the tables on poachers, experts believe. The British-designed system incorporates a video camera, GPS, and a 24-hour heart-rate monitor that triggers...

 
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrested for second time

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrested for second time

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was behind bars yesterday after being arrested in New Zealand, just days after he was sentenced to home detention for threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer was arrested at...

 
Female foes vie for presidency in Taiwan

Female foes vie for presidency in Taiwan

TAIWAN'S top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signalling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China. The ruling...

 
Bill Cosby paid women to keep his affairs secret

Bill Cosby paid women to keep his affairs secret

BILL Cosby, in sworn testimony a decade ago, said he had paid women after sex to keep the affairs from his wife. He suggested he was skilled at understanding non-verbal cues for sexual consent and called one of his accusers a liar. The New York Times...

 

Chelsea should have kept Ryan Bertrand instead of signing Felipe Luis

So after just one season and barely making an impact, Felipe Luis appears to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge. His sale will come after failing to oust Cesar Azpilicueta as the club's first choice left back, which meant he made just 26 appearances...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport
 


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