News archive from 22 January 2013

MANCHESTER UNITED PLOT SWOOP FOR LIVERPOOL KEEPER PEPE REINA

MANCHESTER UNITED PLOT SWOOP FOR LIVERPOOL KEEPER PEPE REINA

The Spaniard, who is widely considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Barclays Premier League, has already attracted interest from Arsenal and Barcelona. United are trying to force David de Gea closer to the exit, as he has failed to...

 
SIR ALEX FERGUSON RAGES AT OFFICIALS AFTER LATE, LATE SHOW FROM CLINT DEMPSEY

SIR ALEX FERGUSON RAGES AT OFFICIALS AFTER LATE, LATE SHOW FROM CLINT DEMPSEY

Clint Dempsey's strike to cancel out Robin van Persie's first-half goal means United's lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League has been cut to five points. Ferguson could not hide his frustration, with linesman Simon Beck in the fi...

 
Onesie wearing Shetland ponies back tourism drive

Onesie wearing Shetland ponies back tourism drive

THEY are normally the attire of trend conscious celebrities or urban-dwellers in their early 20s popping out to the shops but now it seems Shetland Ponies are also Onesie wearers. The above picture, taken on Shetland, shows two young ponies happily...

 
Fraud on the rise as financial pressures bite, says KPMG

Fraud on the rise as financial pressures bite, says KPMG

Personal pressures at work and at home are driving more people to commit fraud, a survey by KPMG has suggested. Identity fraud more than doubled in value to £26.3m in 2012 and counterfeit goods' fraud is at a five-year high. Companies blamed insider...

BBC, 00:01 in Business
 

Obese drivers more at risk of dying

Obese drivers are more likely to die in car crashes than other motorists, scientists have found. Research shows fat people are propelled further forward during a collision because of their additional soft tissue which prevents a seat belt from...

 

Vegas incident 'let people down'

Prince Harry "let himself and his family down" after pictures of him frolicking naked in Las Vegas emerged on the internet last year. But the 28-year-old royal, speaking in Afghanistan on active duty - which can now be reported after...

 

Harry: I can't wait to be an uncle

Prince Harry has said he "can't wait to be an uncle". The 28-year-old Army captain was in Afghanistan when the news broke that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their first child, but he revealed he called home to congratulate...

 

Harry: I killed Taliban insurgents

Prince Harry has confirmed he killed Taliban insurgents during his latest tour of Afghanistan. As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, the royal flew on scores of missions with his fingers on the triggers of deadly rockets, missiles and a 30mm...

 
Northampton residents told keep leaving rubbish and food waste out despite missed collections

Northampton residents told keep leaving rubbish and food waste out despite missed collections

People in Northampton whose bins have been missed due to snow are being asked to keep leaving out their rubbish and food waste for collection. Northampton Borough Council said crews have been working hard since mid-morning on Monday to clear waste...

 
Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: The hinterland

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: The hinterland

The twelfth instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's new series of his daily novel 44 Scotland Street: The hinterland Volume 9 Episode 12 Big Lou, proprietrix of The Morning After Coffee Bar in Dundas Street allowed her thoughts to wander as she...

 
Aung San Suu Kyi to reveal her Desert Island Discs

Aung San Suu Kyi to reveal her Desert Island Discs

Aung San Suu Kyi's music choices were mostly associated with her family, Kirsty Young said. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA The Burmese opposition leader and pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is to appear on Desert Island Discs on Sunday. . Such...

 
JOSE MOURINHO TEXT IN LINE

JOSE MOURINHO TEXT IN LINE

JOSE MOURINHO has been paving the way for a sensational return to Chelsea by regularly texting and phoning Blues owner Roman Abramovich. The pair have repaired their relationship to such a degree that Abramovich has been using him as an unofficial...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Historic divorce records go online

Historic divorce records go online

Thousands of divorce proceedings from the 19th and early 20th centuries have been published online for the first time, revealing details why marriages broke down. Adultery, mistreatment or inability to consummate marriage were some of the reasons...

 
Pete Martin: Scottish fashion caps it all

Pete Martin: Scottish fashion caps it all

ONCE I built a railroad..." my Uncle Chic sort of bellowed the song rather than sang it. At family parties, fuelled by a few sherbets, his rendition of the 1931 Bing Crosby classic was always a bravura performance. He’d throw an arm wide,...

 
Driver for Kurdish activist questioned in France over murders

Driver for Kurdish activist questioned in France over murders

Protests in Paris earlier this month against the killing of the three Kurdish activists. Photograph: Davide Del Giudice/Corbis French prosecutors have filed preliminary murder and terrorism charges against a Turkish citizen who worked as a driver for...

 


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