News archive from 23 July 2014

Schools pushed intolerant Islamic ethos - report

Schools pushed intolerant Islamic ethos - report

AN INQUIRY has found there was a deliberate effort to introduce an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" into a number of Birmingham schools. The government-ordered investigation into the “Trojan Horse” allegations found “clear evidence”...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 
Factory slowdown hits economy

Factory slowdown hits economy

Factory orders have slowed more than expected in recent weeks, casting a shadow over the pace of recovery in Britain's manufacturing sector. The latest CBI industrial trends survey, which polled almost 500 businesses, found that just 2 per cent had...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Royal Mail | Carbon targets

Comment: Royal Mail | Carbon targets

THE City jury will be out for a while on the trading prospects for Royal Mail following the jolt from its first-quarter trading update yesterday. The shares are at their lowest level since the controversial privatisation last year after the group said...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Louis Van Gaal snubbed as Jurgen Klopp tells United boss to forget Reus and Hummels

Louis Van Gaal snubbed as Jurgen Klopp tells United boss to forget Reus and Hummels

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has flown back to Manchester from the club's tour here to step up summer transfer business, with Germany's World Cup-winning centre-back Hummels his top target. But Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp insists neither...

 
Stuart Broad facing fitness fight to be ready for England's third Test against India

Stuart Broad facing fitness fight to be ready for England's third Test against India

To add to England's woes Jimmy Anderson faces a ban from the fourth Test. Broad has been affected by tendinitis in his knee since the end of the Ashes campaign and found it difficult to impose himself on the match at Lord's. His returns in this...

 
Holding out for a new hero: Who will replace Steven Gerrard as England captain?

Holding out for a new hero: Who will replace Steven Gerrard as England captain?

It has also peeled back another - who is his natural successor in the central midfield holding role? The answer to the first has generated one favourite, Wayne Rooney, but more on that later. The second has caused furrowed brows as the nation realises...

 
Lionel Messi 'eyed' a move to Arsenal

Lionel Messi 'eyed' a move to Arsenal

The Argentina striker locked horns with the Spanish club in May as he demanded a new contract that would make him the best-paid player in the world. He spoke to team-mate Cesc Fabregas, to ask his agent to sound out a potential move to Arsenal. The...

 
Newcastle dedicate win to tragic fans of MH17

Newcastle dedicate win to tragic fans of MH17

Manager Alan Pardew and skipper Fabricio Coloccini laid wreaths for the two fans - John Alder and Liam Sweeney - on a pair of empty seats among Newcastle supporters before the match in Dunedin. The team warmed up with shirts bearing the names of the...

 
No more World Cup bids from England if Sepp Blatter stays on

No more World Cup bids from England if Sepp Blatter stays on

Furthermore he stated publicly that if FIFA is serious about reforming, it needs a new president next year when Blatter is due to put himself up for re-election. The FA chairman had been called to give evidence to a Culture, Media and Sport select...

 
Rickie Lambert wants to prove he's a true Liverpool player on the pitch

Rickie Lambert wants to prove he's a true Liverpool player on the pitch

The boyhood Red has endured a football career suitable for a Hollywood film script, but he is interested only in writing his own Anfield story now. Lambert, 32, was let go by Liverpool when he was 15, but carved out a career in the lower leagues...

 
Manchester United will have a long wait for Hummels according to Borussia Dortmund boss

Manchester United will have a long wait for Hummels according to Borussia Dortmund boss

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp told United's executive vice-chairman to forget about signing top targets Mats Hummels and Marco Reus - for this summer at least. “I can assure everyone there are no indications that Mats or Marco want to leave,”...

 
Stoke coup lands £3m Bojan from Barcelona

Stoke coup lands £3m Bojan from Barcelona

The forward signed a four-year deal for around £3m and will now fly out to Germany to link up with his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp. Bojan, who spent last season on loan at Ajax, had initially been poised to join on a temporary...

 
James Rodriguez becomes the fifth highest transfer of all time in move to Real Madrid

James Rodriguez becomes the fifth highest transfer of all time in move to Real Madrid

Rodriguez, 23, said: “I'm very happy.” He is expected to meet up with his new team-mates on August 1 and joins Madrid's prolific attacking force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. He follows Bale, Ronaldo, Neymar and Luis Suarez as...

 
Gowns and a beard among hospital fire horrors

Gowns and a beard among hospital fire horrors

PATIENTS setting themselves alight were included among hundreds of shocking fire incidents recorded in Scottish hospitals in the past five years. Documents released under Freedom of Information show bedding, mattresses and even gowns were deliberately...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
UK experts to examine flight MH17 black boxes

UK experts to examine flight MH17 black boxes

BRITISH experts will play a key role in establishing what downed flight MH17 amid renewed suggestions the wreckage of the stricken airliner may have been tampered with. As the bodies of around 200 victims finally left rebel-controlled territory in...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 


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