News archive from 23 June 2012, page 13

Nuclear power plant explosive ‘puzzle’

Swedish police have said they have no clues about possible perpetrators or motive two days after a small amount of explosive material was found on a forklift truck at the country's biggest nuclear power plant. Officers were analysing witness...

 

Mountain rescue man falls to death

A PARK ranger in the United States slid more than 3,000ft to his death as he helped in the rescue of four injured climbers trapped on a glacier. Nick Hall was helping to prepare them to be taken off 14,411ft Mount Rainier in Washington state when he...

 

Heart attack victims reluctant to call for emergency aid

People living in deprived areas are more likely to suffer heart attacks, yet are reluctant to call for medical help. An Audit Scotland report on cardiology services said those from poorer communities were also less likely to reach hospital alive and...

Scotsman, 00:24 in Health
 

Flood warning for Halton as gales and downpours forecast

SEVERE rain and strong gales are expected to batter Halton later this evening, prompting the Met Office to warn residents "to be prepared'.Gusts of up to 50mph and "exceptionally wet conditions' have been forecast to hit in the next 12...

 

Cheshire Fire Service issues flood advice following county-wide Met Office amber warning

A FLOOD warning has been issued for Cheshire following heavy rain in the county.Motorists and residents are advised to be wary after the amber warning from the Met Office. Cheshire Fire Service is relaying the message and a spokesperson has published...

 

Shocking task for Flintshire Big Brother contestant Luke Anderson

VIEWERS of Big Brother yesterday (Thursday) saw Flintshire contestant Luke Anderson give fellow housemates a shock.The former Hawarden High School pupil was one of three housemates chosen to take on the role of a scientist in this week's task, while...

 

Police appeal for witnesses following serious collision near Nantwich

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Newhall near Nantwich.The crash happened at 5.33pm yesterday (Thursday). Cheshire Police say a lorry was travelling along the A530 Whitchurch Road towards Nantwich when it was in...

 

Schilling says game firm collapse cost him $50 million

Schilling made the comments to a WEEI, a Boston sports-radio station, in his first interview since Providence, Rhode Island-based 38 Studios filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 7 and laid off its roughly 400 workers. When it went under, 38 Studios...

 
PARAGUAY PRESIDENT OUSTED BY SENATE

PARAGUAY PRESIDENT OUSTED BY SENATE

After a quick, five-hour trial, 39 senators voted to dismiss Mr Lugo, while four senators voted against and two were absent. Based on the decision, Mr Lugo is to be replaced by Vice President Federico Franco of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party....

 

1912 stars 'played for the passion'

Roy Hodgson's England side are pampered professionals paid millions of pounds to concentrate on football. But analysis of the England team that won Olympic gold for Great Britain in 1912 showed it included a sculptor, an architect and a dental...

 

Vow to make PPI complaints easier

Financial services providers have vowed to make it easier for customers to make complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI). Banks have agreed to provide more information online following an investigation by Which? and Moneysavingexpert.com....

 

Rio+20 ends with weak text, emboldened observers

Nearly 100 heads of state and government gathered over the past three days in efforts to establish "sustainable development goals," a U.N. drive built around economic growth, the environment and social inclusion. But a lack of consensus over...

 
Mexico got wrong man in high-profile drug arrest - lawyer

Mexico got wrong man in high-profile drug arrest - lawyer

They said they found him with an arsenal of rifles, pistols and grenades and about $160,000(102,616 pounds) in cash. But lawyer Veronica Guerrero told a news conference that her client's real name is Felix Beltran and that he is an innocent car...

 
Google CEO says nothing seriously wrong - source

Google CEO says "nothing seriously wrong" - source

Page sat out his company's annual shareholders' meeting on Thursday. The 39-year-old Google co-founder is resting his voice because of an unspecified condition, and he will miss Google's annual developer conference next week as well as its quarterly...

 
KILLER OF CHILDREN TO APPEAL

KILLER OF CHILDREN TO APPEAL

The 45-year-old is on suicide watch in a psychiatric ward at a jail near Barcelona. On Thursday, a Spanish jury found her guilty of murdering Rebecca, five, and 11-month-old Daniel. Smith, of Lichfield, Staffs, claimed she was insane when she...

 


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