News archive from 21 June 2014

Up to 20 homes evacuated as firefighters battle blaze in Luther Street, Leicester

Up to 20 homes evacuated as firefighters battle blaze in Luther Street, Leicester

Up to 20 homes were evacuated when fire took hold of a house in a terraced street in Leicester tonight and threatened to spread to its neighbours. Fire crews were called to Luther Street, off Hinckley Road, in Leicester's West End shortly before 9pm....

 

Carlos Costly chews on mysterious blue object during Honduras v Ecuador, Twitter is baffled

Honduras may not have a reputation for being the least physical of teams at the World Cup, but suggestions the mysterious object in Carlos Costly’s mouth is ‘part of a French player’s leg’ may be slightly wide of the mark. The forward was caught on...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
The French admit their too rude to tourists

The French admit their too rude to tourists

ZUT ALORS! The French are being urged to shake off their reputation for being unfriendly and instead be a bit more "Oui" than "Non" towards visitors. Those working in the French tourist industry in the country have been asked to...

 
SNP ‘in frantic rush’ to fill jobs after Yes vote

SNP ‘in frantic rush’ to fill jobs after Yes vote

THE SNP Government has been accused of a "frantic rush" to find staff to prepare for the prospect of independence in a series of job adverts. The posts were labelled “business critical” with staff applying for the posts even told there is...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
En route Tour terrace up to let for £10k amid scramble for rooms

En route Tour terrace up to let for £10k amid scramble for rooms

With Grand Depart accommodation in high demand, renting a terrace house on the stage two route in Holmfirth could cost you up to £10,000 for just three days in July. People across the county have been setting up temporary bed and breakfasts or letting...

 
David Blunkett To Quit To 'Give Labour A Break'

David Blunkett To Quit To 'Give Labour A Break'

Former home secretary David Blunkett is to stand down as an MP before the next election, saying he wants to give the Labour party a "break from the past". The 67-year-old, who has held his seat in Parliament since 1987, said standing down...

 
Stephen McGinty: The rabbit storm on Twitter

Stephen McGinty: The rabbit storm on Twitter

THE TWITTER storm over "bunny killer' Jeanette Winterson was surreal, but she's right about one thing - if we eat meat we should not be blind as to how it arrived on our plates, writes Stephen McGinty EACH morning at around 7:30, a wild hare the...

 
Jane Bradley: Clarks under fire from parents

Jane Bradley: Clarks under fire from parents

Little boys need strong shoes for rough and tumble and little girls prefer style over substance. That was the message this week from retailer Clarks, writes Jane Bradley, which came under fire from parents angered at their latest ads for children's...

 
Interest rates and mortgage costs set to rise

Interest rates and mortgage costs set to rise

HOMEOWNERS are turning to fixed-rate mortgages as they brace for an interest rate hike over the coming months - but borrowing costs are already on the rise. An interest rate increase is on the cards before the end of the year after the governor of the...

 
Energy reforms ‘put solar power plan in doubt’

Energy reforms ‘put solar power plan in doubt’

THE HEAD of a Scottish renewable energy firm believes the fledging solar industry in Scotland risks being dealt a hammer blow by sweeping changes to UK government support. Andrew Lyle, director of Edinburgh-based renewables firm Locogen, said the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Sainsbury’s resurrects Netto brand

Sainsbury’s resurrects Netto brand

SUPERMARKET chain Sainsbury's has announced a surprise move to bring the Netto brand back to the UK as it seeks to fight off the challenge from discount rivals Aldi and Lidl. The group is forming a joint venture with the Danish retailer’s parent Dansk...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Carry on Roy! Hodgson backed by players and FA despite humiliating World Cup exit

Carry on Roy! Hodgson backed by players and FA despite humiliating World Cup exit

FA chairman Greg Dyke believe Hodgson remains the right man to lead the country forward and there was timely support from within the England dressing room as well for the manager following a second successive defeat here in Brazil. "We're...

 
Gutted! Wayne Rooney apologises to fans as England are sent packing from World Cup

Gutted! Wayne Rooney apologises to fans as England are sent packing from World Cup

Two consecutive defeats to Italy and Uruguay, coupled with Costa Rica's shock victory over Cesare Prandelli's side, sees England exit the tournament at the group stage for the first time since 1958, and they could also be on course to become the first...

 
Anyone notice that hat-trick? Stuart Broad becomes a record breaker at Headingley

Anyone notice that hat-trick? Stuart Broad becomes a record breaker at Headingley

Broad took the prized wicket of Kumar Sangakkara with the final ball of his 11th over, then had Dinesh Chandimal and Shaminda Eranga caught with the first two balls of his next over with the bowler and captain Alastair Cook oblivious to his historical...

 
England's top-heavy riches gives Jack Wilshere chance to impress Roy Hodgson

England's top-heavy riches gives Jack Wilshere chance to impress Roy Hodgson

"I believe the team going forward will be a very good team," said the England coach. "There are good young players. "I don't think there's any need to have any doubts this England group of players will go on to do good things in...

 


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