News archive from 21 December 2012

Iraqi minister accuses Shi'ite prime minister of crackdown

The incident came just hours after President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who often mediated among the country's fractious Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish blocks, left for Germany after suffering a stroke that may remove him from politics. Finance Minister Rafie...

 
Supervision of Red Arrows 'lacking before fatal crash'

Supervision of Red Arrows 'lacking before fatal crash'

At an inquest last week, a coroner ruled the likely cause of the crash was that Flt Lt Egging was suffering "ALOC" - almost loss of consciousness - due to being impaired by a maximum G-force of 6.3. A report into the incident by the Military...

 
Christmas recycling plea to help ease festive waste burden

Christmas recycling plea to help ease festive waste burden

Christmas recycling plea to help ease festive waste burden Bradfordians celebrating Christmas are being urged to recycle the large increase in household waste generated over the holiday period. The amount of waste created over the festive period can...

 

Neon judge to rule on cancer therapy

A HIGH Court judge is expected to decide today whether a seven-year-old boy can have radiotherapy treatment, following surgery on a brain tumour, against his mother's wishes. Sally Roberts, 37, a New Zealander who lives in Brighton, East Sussex,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

New year date for Bloody Sunday probe

A MURDER inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings in Londonderry is to begin in the new year. Senior police commanders yesterday briefed relatives of the 14 people who died after British paratroopers opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Ukip says it will back foster parents

Two Ukip supporters who are threatening to sue Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council after it took away their eastern European foster children will be "backed to the hilt" by the party. The couple say the authority wrongly accused them of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Higgs boson ‘breakthrough of year’

THE capture of the most sought after sub-atomic particle in physics was last night named as the scientific breakthrough of the year. Scientists had been chasing the Higgs boson, nicknamed the “God particle”, for more than four decades. In July, the...

 

Eoin Morgan laments England's failure to secure Twenty20 win in India

ENGLAND captain Eoin Morgan lamented his side's failure to capitalise on an excellent start following their five-wicket defeat to India in the first Twenty20 international. The tourists seemed on course for a formidable total when Alex Hales (56) and...

Daily Post, 00:06 in Sport
 
The city bucking the trend for online Christmas shopping

The city bucking the trend for online Christmas shopping

If Britons are set to buy more Christmas gifts and groceries online than on the high street, why has Leeds seen a surge in shoppers? Rod McPhee reports. The figures seem contradictory, to say the least. Experts predict that 54 per cent of our 2012...

 
Joyce McMillan: Gun culture is biggest target of all

Joyce McMillan: Gun culture is biggest target of all

TO ANYONE who was here in Scotland, at the time of the Dunblane shooting of 1996, there's been something almost unbearably familiar about the pattern of horror, disbelief, and searing grief surrrounding last week's shocking massacre at Sandy Hook...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

England slip to twenty20 defeat in India

ENGLAND faltered against Yuvraj Singh's spin, after a blistering half-century from Alex Hales, and then had no answer themselves to India's strokemakers in last night's five-wicket Twenty20 defeat. Yuvraj, the last of seven bowlers used by Mahendra...

Daily Post, 00:06 in Sport
 
Michael Russell: We will not fail to deliver on education

Michael Russell: We will not fail to deliver on education

I WAS very pleased to see Brian Wilson's recognition of the excellence of our university sector (Perspective, 17 December) and the achievement of Strathclyde University in becoming the THES UK University of the Year. However, it is disappointing that...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Hundreds of pupils kept off school after letters spark panic

Hundreds of pupils kept off school after letters spark panic

A COUNCIL has apologised after its attempt to play down speculation surrounding a threat to its schools spread further panic and caused nearly 800 pupils to miss the last day of term. East Lothian Council wrote to parents on Wednesday in an attempt to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
Insurance rules on gender will alter prices

Insurance rules on gender will alter prices

Millions of people will see price changes on their next insurance policy following fresh rules that have now come into force. New European rules mean insurers will no longer be able to take a customer's gender into account when calculating their...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Home rental costs record rare dip, says LSL

Home rental costs record rare dip, says LSL

The cost of renting a home has fallen for the first time since March, dropping by 0.4% in November, a survey says. However, rents remained 3.4% higher than the same month in 2011, according to LSL Property Services, which owns Your Move and Reeds...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 


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