News archive from 23 January 2017

Arsene Wenger deserves this punishment for dismissal against Burnley - former referee

Arsene Wenger deserves this punishment for dismissal against Burnley - former referee

That is the view of former Premier League chief Keith Hackett. Arsene Wenger was sent to the stands after pushing fourth official Anthony Taylor. He vehemently protested the award of a stoppage-time penalty to Burnley following Francis Coquelin’s...

 
The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss....

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Great snaps from YFoto members

This month, members of Bridlington’s YFoto photography club have presented a wide variety of pictures for the Free Press readers to enjoy. Gansey Girl, the popular statue at the harbour, was taken by Muriel Hudson, while two images of the old town are...

 

Justice catches up with Leeds rapist who preyed on women as they slept

A RAPIST has been brought to justice eight years after carrying out a sex attack on a woman at a New Year’s Eve party in Leeds. Adam Fielding, 34, was locked up for nine years and nine months after a court heard he went on to sexually assault another...

 

Theresa May faces calls to come clean on failed Trident test

Theresa May is facing calls to come clean over a failed test of the Trident nuclear deterrent amid claims the government acted like North Korea in covering up the incident. The Prime Minister failed to answer several direct questions on her knowledge...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

SNP to reject Commons vote on Brexit as Indyref2 clock ticks

SNP MPs at Westminster will vote against the Article 50 to trigger Brexit and the “clock is ticking” towards a second independence referendum, Scotland Brexit minister Michael Russell has said. He insisted the 54 Nationalist MPs would not back the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Labour to reject SNP Budget as pressure builds on MacKay

The Scottish Government is under growing pressure to water down its Budget ­proposals or face the prospect of it being rejected at Holyrood after Labour called for the opposition to “unite” against the spending plans. Proposals to axe £327 million...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Livingston is Scotland’s top performer in house price growth

House price growth in Britain’s new towns has outperformed the national average, a report has found. Livingston is Scotland’s best performer in terms of house price growth, the report found, with a 423 per cent rise over the past 30 years in the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Agency nurses paid £1500 for shifts at Scottish hospitals

Agency nurses are being paid a “staggering” £1,500 a shift by Scottish hospitals as they struggle cover staffing shortages. The payouts have been branded a “slap in the face” to staff nurses who are working for a “fraction of the price”. Figures...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Police: Human trafficking cases ‘could rise’ with new laws

Police have warned they expect to see a rise in human trafficking cases as a result of laws that put an onus on ­public bodies to raise concerns. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act requires those working in the public sector to...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Leader comment: Row over nuclear missile is more heat than light

Reports that a Trident missile, a critical component of the UK’s defence system, veered off course during a test last June cannot but be of ­concern. That the incident took place before a crucial Commons vote on renewal of the ­Trident system and that...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

ScotRail boss denies exit is linked to poor performance

ScotRail Alliance chief Phil Verster has condemned the linking of his surprise departure with poor train performance as “totally wrong”. It came as transport minister Humza Yousaf accused Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale of a “bare-faced lie” in...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Poet calls for ‘proud nation’ ahead of Scotsman bicentenary

It is a call to the nation to be proud, courageous and forward-thinking, embodying the values which have defined Scotland’s national newspaper for the past two centuries One of the country’s most acclaimed young poets has produced a special work to...

 

Frying and roasting in cancer link

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a government body has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a ­public warning over the risks of ­acrylamide – a chemical ­compound which forms in some foods when they are...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Young consumers 'expect better service'

Young consumers 'expect better service'

Customer satisfaction is rising but experts say shoppers are having to work too hard to get complaints resolved. A study by the Institute of Customer Service found that while businesses were improving, a half of consumers with problems had to complain...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 


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