News archive from 21 July 2013

Adebolago pushed against window by guards, claims brother

Adebolago "pushed against window" by guards, claims brother

The Prison Officers Association (POA) has strenuously denied its members did anything wrong and say the officers used approved restraint procedures. Adebolago's brother Jeremiah said in an interview with the BBC the altercation began when Michael...

 
Trident: MPs want replacement deal signed soon

Trident: MPs want replacement deal signed soon

A CROSS-PARTY group of MPs is to launch a campaign to force the UK government to sign the contract for the replacement Trident submarines before the next election. The campaign group, which is currently led by Tory backbenchers, fears that if the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Scottish independence: Scientists setback fears

Scottish independence: Scientists setback fears

SCOTTISH scientists risk losing access to internationally renowned facilities should voters back independence in next year's referendum, experts have warned. The Institute of Physics (IOP) in Scotland, which represents 3,000 members, said the Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Royal baby: World still waiting for arrival

Royal baby: World still waiting for arrival

THE waiting game continued yesterday - both for expectant parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and for the world's media scrum gathered outside the private Lindo wing of the St Mary's hospital in central London. Journalists and well-wishers...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Russell Brand ‘caught in anti-BBC agenda’

Russell Brand ‘caught in anti-BBC agenda’

COMIC Russell Brand has claimed the notorious Sachsgate controversy erupted because he had become caught up in an anti-BBC "agenda". In an interview for BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, he reiterated his apology for the upset the incident...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Sweeteners are not bad for you: Take the scare stories about diet drinks and sweets with a pinch of salt,...

Aspartame, xylitol and Stevia might sound like Doctor Who villains, but in fact they are sugar substitutes, or sweeteners. Most of us have been consuming them in some form since the first of them, saccharin - dubbed "the poor man's sugar' - was...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 

They promised luxury - but my cosmetic surgery 'holiday' was a nightmare: Polish practice reduced June's...

It's website shows stunning - clearly airbrushed - models in ballgowns, inviting readers to "take the first steps .  .  . to a new you'. Secret Surgery, which specialises in "luxury plastic surgery...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 
Independence: Oil ‘a bonus’ in independent Scotland

Independence: Oil ‘a bonus’ in independent Scotland

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland will benefit from a North Sea oil "boom" but will not become over-reliant on the offshore industry, a Scottish Government paper will claim this week. The paper will argue that offshore revenue should be treated as a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: McCrone wary of ‘upheaval’

Scottish independence: McCrone wary of ‘upheaval’

A FORMER senior government adviser has warned that independence would be a "major upheaval" and believes now is not the time for a vote on the issue. • Former chief adviser at Scottish Office writes new book on independence • McCrone says...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Drumlanrig: Susan Boyle | Alyn Smith | Pete Wishart

Drumlanrig: Susan Boyle | Alyn Smith | Pete Wishart

ONE could be forgiven for thinking that the Yes campaign must be reeling from Susan Boyle's heartfelt declaration in favour of the Union last week. (“I strongly believe Scotland should remain part of Britain. I am a proud, patriotic Scot, passionate...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Glaxo chief to address claims of corruption in China

Glaxo chief to address claims of corruption in China

SIR Andrew Witty, chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, is this week expected to outline what action is being taken to deal with allegations of corruption and "sexual bribery" in China. The FTSE 100 drugs giant is facing a growing crisis...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Batman hint for Superman film

Superman is coming back, and he may have a caped co-star. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder announced at San Diego's Comic-Con that he was making another Superman film, then dropped a hint it may be with Batman. He declined to reveal many details,...

 
Business Growth Fund sets sights on Central Belt

Business Growth Fund sets sights on Central Belt

THE £2.5 billion Business Growth Fund (BGF), a government-inspired funding initiative, is expanding in the Central Belt and has made a number of high-profile appointments to help grow its investment portfolio. Simon Munro, Scotland director at the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Comic-Con in early look at Godzilla

Exploding planes, flattened trains, massive missiles and even more massive monsters greeted Comic-Con fans in a glimpse of Godzilla. Stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson joined director Gareth Edwards to offer a look at early...

 

Hunger Games cast debuts trailer

The cast of The Hunger Games has made its Comic-Con debut, along with the trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Lenny Kravitz were among the film's stars who watched the trailer for the...

 


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