News archive from 22 October 2014

Justine Greening joins army medics on Ebola mission

Justine Greening joins army medics on Ebola mission

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has joined British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola. The minister flew from RAF Brize Norton yesterday with around 100 soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps....

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Lack of cow’s milk linked to vitamin D deficiency

Lack of cow’s milk linked to vitamin D deficiency

CHILDREN whose parents give them alternatives to cow's milk are twice as likely to suffer vitamin D deficiency, according to new research. A Canadian study of almost 3,000 children aged between one and six years old discovered that those drinking...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Wife turns in Leeds drink driver after ten years

Wife turns in Leeds drink driver after ten years

A DRINK driver who was involved in a high speed police pursuit through Leeds has been jailed - ten years after committing the offence. Anthony Davis, 51, was handed a seven month sentence, three days short of the tenth anniversary of the incident in...

 
Give cities more power to boost UK growth, says study

Give cities more power to boost UK growth, says study

Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded. The amount equates to boosting current UK productivity by 5%, said the RSA City Growth Commission,...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Sales take Scottish independence referendum hit

Sales take Scottish independence referendum hit

Scottish retailers suffered their worst month on record in September as uncertainty caused by the independence referendum meant sales plunged 2.9 per cent year-on-year. Figures published today by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG show...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Nicola Sturgeon’s devo-max ‘would lose Scots £5bn’

Nicola Sturgeon’s devo-max ‘would lose Scots £5bn’

THE SNP leadership suffered a blow yesterday to its flagship post-referendum demand for full control over tax policy, as the commission tasked with delivering new Holyrood powers was warned the plan would leave a £5 billion black hole in Scotland's...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Tributes to designer fashion Oscar de la Renta

Tributes to designer fashion Oscar de la Renta

THE fashion world has lost a favourite son with the death of designer Oscar de la Renta at the age of 82. The Dominican-born designer died at his home in Connecticut after a decade-long battle with cancer. His elegant, feminine creations have been...

 
Cross-Border rescue mission for UK’s hen harriers

Cross-Border rescue mission for UK’s hen harriers

ONE of Britain's most threatened birds of prey could have a secure future thanks to a new project launched by the RSPB. Scotland hosts most of the UK breeding population of hen ­harriers, mostly on Orkney, the Hebrides and parts of the West Coast. The...

 
UK should campaign for international ban on autonomous killer drones

UK should campaign for international ban on autonomous killer drones

Britain should lead the campaign for an international ban on development of autonomous “killer robots” but existing armed drone technology poses no “convincing ethical” problems, according to a policy commission headed by a former director of GCHQ....

 
WIFE shops Leeds drink driver after ten years

WIFE shops Leeds drink driver after ten years

A DRINK driver who was involved in a high speed police pursuit has been jailed...TEN years after committing the offence. Anthony Davis, 51, was handed a seven month sentence, three days short of the tenth anniversary of the incident in Leeds. A court...

 
Whitbread eyes German expansion for Premier Inn

Whitbread eyes German expansion for Premier Inn

WHITBREAD is to trial its Premier Inn model in Germany, as the leisure group revealed yesterday that its hotels arm and Costa coffee chain both went "from strength to strength" in a robust first-half trading performance. Whitbread, which...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Comment: Public finances ride out austere medicine

Comment: Public finances ride out austere medicine

NEXT year's general election, if it wasn't challenging enough for David Cameron already on the Ukip front, has arguably just got tougher. Britain's worsening public finances in the first six months of the current tax year mean Chancellor George...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
George Osborne’s deficit reduction goal in doubt

George Osborne’s deficit reduction goal in doubt

George Osborne has suffered a fresh blow after the six-year squeeze on earnings growth was blamed for the latest official figures showing a widening hole in the public finances. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) yesterday showed...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Has the end of a match ever been cut due to TV’s black-out laws?

Has the end of a match ever been cut due to TV’s black-out laws?

“Has an injury ever delayed play by so long in a televised Saturday lunchtime game that the final whistle came after 3pm, so the broadcasters were unable to show the conclusion of the match because of the black-out laws?” asks Ian Burnett. Well we...

Guardian, 00:12 in Sport
 
Leeds defender accused of racism during Norwich draw

Leeds defender accused of racism during Norwich draw

Norwich’s 1-1 draw with Leeds at Carrow Road was overshadowed by a racism row involving striker Cameron Jerome and visiting defender Giuseppe Bellusci. Referee Mark Clattenburg halted the game midway through the first half after receiving a complaint...

Guardian, 00:12 in Sport
 


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