News archive from 21 December 2014

VIDEO: Full steam ahead with plan to restore famous Doncaster loco

Little remains of the vast factory in which some of the world's premier locomotives were built. Coveted steam engines such as the Flying Scotsman and Mallard were once crafted by thousands of skilled workers at Doncaster Plant Works in Hexthorpe in...

 

Sunderland's Lee Cattermole eager for victory over Newcastle, the team he began his career against almost...

Lee Cattermole was 17 years old when he was sat in a hotel on Newcastle's Quayside and Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren told him he would be making his debut later that day at St James' Park. The fearless teen duly started, helped Boro to a 2-2...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Lockerbie: Lord Advocate to track down accomplices

Lockerbie: Lord Advocate to track down accomplices

SCOTLAND'S top prosecutor has reaffirmed his belief that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing and has pledged to track down his

 
Botched job on fresco of Jesus ridiculed

Botched job on fresco of Jesus ridiculed

AN 83-year-old Spanish widow and amateur painter faced nothing but ridicule and scorn after trying her hand at restoring a nearly century-old fresco of Jesus crowned with thorns in her local church. News of the conscientious, if utterly failed,...

 
Outpouring of grief over Cairns child deaths

Outpouring of grief over Cairns child deaths

TEARS cascaded upon a burgeoning carpet of flowers as mourners laid bouquets in tribute outside the home where eight children were apparently stabbed to death by a mother in the northern Australian city of Cairns last week. It emerged yesterday five...

 
Claire Black: Hackers terrorise Hollywood

Claire Black: Hackers terrorise Hollywood

YOU wait for months for a story about a dictator to come along and then two arrive in one week. Just as Barack Obama and Fidel Castro spark up a couple of huge Havanas to celebrate the thawing froideur between Cuba and the United States, relations...

 
Pakistan school massacre ‘mastermind’ revealed

Pakistan school massacre ‘mastermind’ revealed

THE most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim". His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taleban say he masterminded last week’s massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a...

 
How designer fashion is going to the dogs this Christmas

How designer fashion is going to the dogs this Christmas

It’s tough on the high street as fashion chains struggle to offload winter woollies and coats after the warm autumn, but business has never been brisker in the market for specially tailored clothes for our canine friends. Designer dogwear,...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
How oil price fall will affect crude exporters – and the rest of us

How oil price fall will affect crude exporters – and the rest of us

John Paul Getty’s formula for success was to rise early, work hard and strike oil. But a dependence on the black stuff can create its own problems, especially when the price tumbles as it has over the last few months. The price of a barrel of Brent...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Taxes can change fortunes? Well, PwC would know …

Taxes can change fortunes? Well, PwC would know …

“What’s the right tax system that will generate the revenue that we need to build schools, to build hospitals, to educate our children? What’s the system that’s fit for the future?” These are perfectly fair questions, of course, but the odd eyebrow...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Russia: Why oil crash could threaten Vladimir Putin with a palace coup

Russia: Why oil crash could threaten Vladimir Putin with a palace coup

When Vladimir Putin was asked at his annual marathon press conference whether he feared the possibility of a “palace revolution” at some point in the future, the Russian president cracked a smile. “I can assure you that we don’t have palaces, so a...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plants

‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plants

Maria Lopez will never forget that day. It was 2004, the middle of an ordinary shift on the line at Hormel Foods – a sprawling brick-and-concrete complex on the southern edge of Fremont, Nebraska. The worker beside her fed pork shoulders one after...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Tods Murray revealed to have debts of £5m

Tods Murray revealed to have debts of £5m

TODS Murray, the 158-year-old law firm which fell into administration in October, left more than £5 million in debts in its wake following its high-profile collapse. Dozens of unsecured creditors, including small businesses such as taxi firms,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Calnex chief attacks plan to limit foreign workers

Calnex chief attacks plan to limit foreign workers

THE chief executive of fast-growing technology group Calnex has spoken out against efforts to curb immigration, arguing that Scotland does not produce enough highly skilled engineers of its own. Tommy Cook, who founded the Linlithgow-based maker of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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