News archive from 23 April 2014

Bronze statue will mark home of golden retriever

Bronze statue will mark home of golden retriever

A MEMORIAL statue in honour of the world's first golden retriever is to be erected at its birthplace in a remote Highland glen. The famous breed was first created in 1868 at Guisachan Estate in the Inverness-shire village of Tomich, near Cannich....

 

The end of the charger? Wireless system can recharge EVERY phone in your office (and even power your TV)...

It could mean the end of the daily hunt for power cables. Korean researchers have unveiled an experimental wireless recharging system that could top up the mobile of everyone in the office wirelessly. The system can transmit power up to 5 metres, and...

 
Syria: Rebel forces close to collapse in Homs

Syria: Rebel forces close to collapse in Homs

Syrian rebels are making a last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad launch their harshest

 
South Korean ferry tragedy deaths hit 113

South Korean ferry tragedy deaths hit 113

The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week has reached 113, as divers continue to recover bodies from the sunken hull. Officials yesterday said that more than 190 passengers were still missing or presumed trapped...

 
Ukraine on attack after two ‘tortured to death’

Ukraine on attack after two ‘tortured to death’

TENSIONS in Ukraine continued to rise last night after the acting president relaunched military operations in the east of the country after two men, one a local politician, were found

 
Sherpas quit Everest after deadliest disaster

Sherpas quit Everest after deadliest disaster

Most sherpa mountain guides yesterday decided to leave Mount Everest in a walkout which will disrupt a climbing season already marked by grief over the loss of 13 lives in Everest's deadliest disaster. The move came after Nepal’s government agreed to...

 
William and Kate follow Charles and Diana to Uluru

William and Kate follow Charles and Diana to Uluru

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed in the footsteps of Charles and Diana yesterday, when they visited Australia's Uluru landmark in the heart of the Outback. William and Kate initially saw the world-famous site – also known as Ayers Rock –...

 
Revamp of Scots courts 50 years overdue, says Gill

Revamp of Scots courts 50 years overdue, says Gill

SCOTLAND'S most senior judge has defended controversial court reforms, claiming they are "50 years overdue". Appearing before the Scottish Parliament’s justice committee yesterday, Lord Gill said the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill would...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Salmond: We will be England’s ‘closest friends’

Salmond: We will be England’s ‘closest friends’

ALEX Salmond will today reassure the people of England that the Scots will remain their "closest friends" and "closest neighbours" after independence. On a visit to Carlisle for St George’s Day, the First Minister will also confirm...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Name of Thrones – boom in medieval baby names

Name of Thrones – boom in medieval baby names

FROM the sentimentality of Edwardian times to the setting of virtuous examples of the Victorian era, the trend for old-fashioned baby names is nothing new. But parents across the country are delving even further into the past when choosing a name for...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Sir Alex proves a hard act to follow for Moyes

Sir Alex proves a hard act to follow for Moyes

MANCHESTER United yesterday ruthlessly brought the axe down on David Moyes' reign just ten months into his six-year contract - a move which made headline news worldwide. The Scottish manager slipped into United’s training base unnoticed early...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Coulson denies listening to Sienna Miller message

Coulson denies listening to Sienna Miller message

Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson has denied listening to a voicemail message left on James Bond actor Daniel Craig's phone by secret lover Sienna Miller - or knowing employees were targeting mobiles of the rich and famous. Coulson, a former Number...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Card Factory joins retailers’ float rush

Card Factory joins retailers’ float rush

card Factory yesterday became the latest retailer to announce plans to float on the stock market in a move expected to value the business at £700 million. The Yorkshire-based company, which has more than 700 shops, is expected to raise £90m in next...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Alcohol industry's complaints about TV advert's cancer link thrown out

Alcohol industry's complaints about TV advert's cancer link thrown out

The World Health Organisation classes alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen, alongside tobacco. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Alcohol industry complaints that a television advertisement linking drinking with an increased risk of cancer was misleading have...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Harley-Davidson smashes Wall Street forecasts

Harley-Davidson smashes Wall Street forecasts

Profits at motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson accelerated by almost a fifth in the first three months of the year as the brand continued to make inroads into Asia. The US company was also helped by a raft of efficiency efforts that helped it post net...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 


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