News archive from 21 January 2013

Thousands trafficked to the UK and forced to work for a pittance

Thousands trafficked to the UK and forced to work for a pittance

Thousands of people are being trafficked to the UK for forced labour in a "hidden crime" where victims go unnoticed, experts will say today. The workers are forced to put in long hours with little food while living in squalid conditions, the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Head of botched ‘plebgate’ inquiry Sir Jeremy Heywood not able to be impartial, say MPs

Head of botched ‘plebgate’ inquiry Sir Jeremy Heywood not able to be impartial, say MPs

Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood was today sharply criticised by MPs for his botched investigation into former chief whip Andrew Mitchell's "plebgate" row with Downing Street police officers. The Commons public administration committee...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 

Rare spider lives in Marx cemetery

A LARGE, rare spider has been recorded living in Victorian tombs in one of the UK's most famous cemeteries, conservationists have revealed. The discovery of the orb weaver spider Meta bourneti in Highgate Cemetery, the burial place of philosopher Karl...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 

‘Happiness scale’ reveals finding a stray £10 is source of most joy

HAPPINESS is picking up a stray £10 note, according to the first study claiming to measure pleasure. Scientists carried out tests on 80 volunteers whose brainwaves were recorded while they engaged in different activities. From the readings, they...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 

Plants light the way for renewable fuel

Scientists are attempting to mimic the way plants harness energy from the sun in order to make a more efficient renewable fuel. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are embarking on an £800,000 project to replicate photosynthesis, the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Weidmann says ECB is not the only crisis manager - paper

Weidmann says ECB is not the only crisis manager - paper

His comments were published in Finnish on the newspaper's website on Sunday. Weidmann reiterated his criticism of the ECB's programme of buying bonds on the secondary market of highly indebted euro member states. "The program can bring...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

What's up, doc? United stars wear Bugs Bunny pjs on team-building flight to Qatar

Manchester United stars prepared for their long-haul flight to Qatar by wearing matching pairs of Bugs Bunny pyjamas.Sportsmail is, so far, unable to verify the reasons behind the decision, but with five members of the United team wearing the uniform,...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Charles: reputation of UK quality at risk

The Prince of Wales is to warn that Britain is in danger of relinquishing its world-class reputation as the "standard bearer of quality manufacturing and engineering" if more young people are not attracted into the industries. Charles will...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
FERGIE BLASTS LINO: ARE ROO BLIND?

FERGIE BLASTS LINO: ARE ROO BLIND?

FURIOUS Sir Alex Ferguson faces an FA rap after an extraordinary attack on linesman Simon Beck. Manchester United missed a chance to go seven points clear at the top after Clint Dempsey hit a stoppage-time stunner for Tottenham, who had trailed to...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Chelsea 2 Arsenal 1: Blues avoid a Saints repeat as they cling on to a two-goal lead after Gunners'...

The prospect of Ashley Cole in contract talks at a time when the country's road network is hazardous with ice and snow may have sparked a red alert at RAC headquarters, but it had the desired effect on Chelsea.It was seven years ago that Cole nearly...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Off–duty policeman killed in attack

An off-duty police constable died after he was attacked on his way home from a night out, police said yesterday. A murder investigation has been launched after 28-year-old PC Gareth Francis was assaulted in Edgeley, Stockport. Two men have been...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
STEVEN GERRARD'S LUIS SUAREZ FEAR

STEVEN GERRARD'S LUIS SUAREZ FEAR

STEVEN GERRARD admits Liverpool could struggle to hold on to Luis Suarez if they fail to qualify for the Champions League this season. Suarez – who hit his 20th goal of the season against Norwich on Saturday – is linked with a £40m switch to Bayern...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Union flag flies over Belfast city hall

The Union flag was flying over Belfast's city hall yesterday to mark a royal birthday. It was the second time the flag was raised since city councillors voted to restrict the number of days it can fly to 18. The flag was hoisted at dawn to mark the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
ARSENE WENGER RAGE AT COQ-UP

ARSENE WENGER RAGE AT COQ-UP

ARSENE WENGER slammed referee Martin Atkinson after Arsenal's derby defeat at Chelsea. Wenger was fuming about a foul on Francis Coquelin by Ramires in the build-up to Chelsea's first goal that went unpunished. The Chelsea midfielder appeared to step...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
TOTTENHAM 1 - MANCHESTER UNITED 1: UNITED'S CLINT OF DESPERATION

TOTTENHAM 1 - MANCHESTER UNITED 1: UNITED'S CLINT OF DESPERATION

SIR ALEX FERGUSON paid the price for his negative tactics yesterday as Tottenham claimed a last-ditch equaliser. The Scot's scheme seemed to concentrate on stopping Spurs and, in particular, their wing threats, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. His master...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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