News archive from 20 December 2014

Turkey issues arrest warrant for Erdoğan rival Fethullah Gülen

Turkey issues arrest warrant for Erdoğan rival Fethullah Gülen

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for the US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, a former ally of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who has since become a fierce critic. In his request for the warrant, Istanbul public prosecutor...

 
Revellers enjoy night out in city centre on 'Mad Friday'

Revellers enjoy night out in city centre on 'Mad Friday'

HUNDREDS of revellers are out on the tile in one of the busiest nights of the year for clubs and pubs. Staffordshire Police are providing extra officers to cover 'Mad Friday', and so far the evening is passing off full of festive goodwill. Also known...

 
Doc wants a 'big cap' in his Christmas stocking

Doc wants a 'big cap' in his Christmas stocking

Marwan Koukash is clearly in good spirits with Christmas Day fast approaching. The Salford Red Devils owner has raised a laugh by claiming on Twitter all he is wanting from Santa is a ‘‘big cap’’. Marwan is however not hoping for either a trendy...

 
Warning South Yorkshire Police could be disbanded if budget cuts continue

Warning South Yorkshire Police could be disbanded if budget cuts continue

South Yorkshire Police could be disbanded within the next decade if Government cuts continue, the region's Police Federation chairman has warned. Neil Bowles said he could foresee the force being consumed into a larger Yorkshire-wide organisation in...

 
Leader: Alex Salmond’s smart move

Leader: Alex Salmond’s smart move

ALEX SALMOND'S declaration that a group of SNP MPs, that he hopes to lead, could drop their self-imposed ban on voting on matters affecting only England is a sighting salvo before the political barrage of May's General Election campaign. While it...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Beer makes a comeback in 2014

Beer makes a comeback in 2014

THE beleaguered beer market, which has been hit by pub closures and squeezed consumer spending, is thought to have enjoyed a comeback this year, according to a study of alcohol sales in 2014. Overall volume sales of beer are thought to have rebounded...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Parkinson’s sufferers ‘will be able to walk again’

Parkinson’s sufferers ‘will be able to walk again’

PEOPLE with Parkinson's disease could walk again following a major breakthrough. Researchers have shown in experiments with rats that mobility can be restored in patients with the degenerative disease. CONNECT WITH THE SCOTSMAN • Subscribe to our...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Hillsborough inquest: Kenny Dalglish defends fans

Hillsborough inquest: Kenny Dalglish defends fans

WEARING a red Liverpool FC tie and with a lapel badge for the "96" sitting prominently on his suit jacket, Kenny Dalglish gave evidence at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster yesterday. He was questioned about the behaviour of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Family say goodbye to Charlotte Bevan and baby

Family say goodbye to Charlotte Bevan and baby

THERE were tears, joy and laughter as family and friends gathered to say farewell to a young mother and her newborn daughter

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Strictly helped Judy Murray shred ‘Andy’s mum’ tag

Strictly helped Judy Murray shred ‘Andy’s mum’ tag

JUDY Murray has revealed her time on Strictly Come Dancing means she is "no longer just Andy's mum" and plans to use her new-found confidence to grow tennis in Scotland. The tennis coach has said the hit BBC show had boosted her self-belief,...

 

BREAKING: Man, 28, arrested over murder of PC Neil Doyle as post-mortem reveals cause of death

A man was tonight being quizzed over the murder of a Merseyside police officer beaten to death on a Christmas night out. PC Neil Doyle , 36, was killed in the early hours of Friday when he and two off-duty colleagues were set upon by a gang in...

 
Britain’s immigration system in intensive care, say MPs

Britain’s immigration system in intensive care, say MPs

Britain’s immigration system has gone into intensive care, with serious doubts that a pledge to introduce 100% exit checks on all passengers leaving the country can be in place by the general election, say MPs. The Commons home affairs select...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Oil price fall – the winners and losers

Oil price fall – the winners and losers

THE oil price fall delivering a festive season boost for motorists has set nerves jangling among investors as markets recover from another week of volatility. Petrol prices are forecast to dip under the magic £1 a litre mark before the year is out,...

 
Insurers and government strike flooding deal

Insurers and government strike flooding deal

Homeowners in flood-risk properties have been given a boost after a deal was struck to guarantee the availability of affordable insurance. The government and the insurance industry have finally reached agreement on Flood Re, a scheme aimed at keeping...

 

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