News archive from 21 April 2013

Cleverly retains his WBO light-heavyweight title with dominating performance against Krasniqi at Wembley Arena

Nathan Cleverly was ruthlessly efficient as he dismantled German challenger Robin Krasniqi to retain his WBO world light-heavyweight title over 12 rounds at Wembley Arena.The Welshman has endured a frustrating 18 months since his victory over Tony...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 

Police warning over 'legal highs'

Three teenagers needed hospital treatment when they started vomiting blood after taking a so-called legal high, police said. They fell ill at around 5.35pm on Saturday in Blyth, Northumberland, and paramedics were called to an address in the town. It...

 

Police warning over 'legal highs'

Three teenagers needed hospital treatment when they started vomiting blood after taking a so-called legal high, police said. They fell ill at around 5.35pm on Saturday in Blyth, Northumberland, and paramedics were called to an address in the town. It...

 

POOLS SLIDESHOW: Pools 1 Brentford 1

HARTLEPOOL United were already down - but they still produced a good result in their final home game of the season. Enjoy Frank Reid’s slideshow

 
Drones should be banned from private use, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Drones should be banned from private use, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt has raised concerns over the use of miniature drones by individuals. Photograph: Christopher Lane for the Guardian The use of cheap, miniature "everyman" drones needs to be banned by international treaties before such devices...

 

Police warning over 'legal highs'

Three teenagers needed hospital treatment when they started vomiting blood after taking a so-called legal high, police said. They fell ill at around 5.35pm on Saturday in Blyth, Northumberland, and paramedics were called to an address in the town. It...

 
Art of beekeeping will keep gallery in the honey

Art of beekeeping will keep gallery in the honey

IT'S bound to create a buzz in the arts world. An ambitious plan to keep bees and produce honey on the roof of the Scottish National Gallery is taking flight. Restaurateur Victor Contini is in talks to place two beehives on the top of the landmark...

 
Project to put neglected Scottish heroines on map

Project to put neglected Scottish heroines on map

IT may be the first map ever to feature Minnie the Minx, Anne Frank and Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger. A project pioneered by Women’s History Scotland and the Glasgow Women’s ­library is attempting to record memorials to women across...

 
Scottish tourism loses £½m every day

Scottish tourism loses £½m every day

THE full scale of the torrid times faced by Scottish tourism has emerged, after figures revealed the value of the sector had slumped by almost £200 million in the space of a year - equivalent to more than £500,000 a day. • Visitors to Scotland dropped...

 
Exams body still looking to do deals with Bahrain

Exams body still looking to do deals with Bahrain

A SCOTTISH education body criticised for signing a deal with a government accused of human rights abuses against women and children is planning further business with the regime. The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) was condemned earlier this...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Learning
 
Superfood oil to be released by Lothians farm

Superfood oil to be released by Lothians farm

A FAMILY-OWNED Lothians farm is to roll out a "superfood" rapeseed oil to health clinics after new research revealed it was more nutritious than its olive-based counterpart. Experts at Queen Margaret University revealed Black and Gold –...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Learning
 
‘Send rescue teams’ into failing hospitals

‘Send rescue teams’ into failing hospitals

A HEALTH service watchdog would have the power to send in troubleshooting "change teams" to run failing hospitals under proposals announced by Scottish Labour. The body would also have the power to pursue prosecutions against health...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Treasury faces ‘large losses’ on mortgage help plan

Treasury faces ‘large losses’ on mortgage help plan

GEORGE Osborne's flagship plans to revive the housing market and help thousands of first-time buyers on to the property ladder could leave the Treasury with a gaping hole in its coffers, MPs have warned. The “Help to Buy” scheme was at the heart of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Leaders: Devo-sceptics a test for Lamont

Leaders: Devo-sceptics a test for Lamont

THEY have been carping from the sidelines for many months. But at Scottish Labour's conference in Inverness this weekend the devo-sceptic wing of the party's Westminster contingent of MPs has finally been flushed out into the open. And, to be frank,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Eddie Barnes: Lamont’s devolution power struggle

Eddie Barnes: Lamont’s devolution power struggle

FRIDAY night in Inverness, and the bars throb with the sound of men and women sloshing pints and gin and tonics, and debating the ins and outs of tax decentralisation. “This is what gives politicians a bad name, when they’re just talking to...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 


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