News archive from 23 July 2015

SNP ideology like that of cavemen - Tony Blair

SNP ideology like that of cavemen - Tony Blair

TONY BLAIR has said the SNP is a "reactionary political force" with an ideology similar to that of cavemen. The former prime minister accused the party of blaming others for Scotland’s problems, stating that nationalism is “the oldest...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Fight to save remains of Zulu boats on Moray coast

Fight to save remains of Zulu boats on Moray coast

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to restore a rare collection of Scottish fishing boats before they fall victim to coastal erosion. The so-called Zulu boats were favoured by herring fishermen at Findhorn Bay on the Moray Firth. But the vessels were...

 

How Diego Costa will benefit from Radamel Falcao’s transfer to Chelsea

Diego Costa had a mixed bag of a first season a Chelsea. On the one hand his quality shone through and the £32million looked a bargain in hindsight. On the other, his hamstring issues became a huge problem by the end of the campaign. Step forward his...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 

Why Liverpool should not make a transfer bid for Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa

Brendan Rodgers has bought well for Liverpool so far this transfer window, so his interest in Reds old boy Alvaro Arbeloa comes as something of a surprise. The Real Madrid man was a popular addition on the red half of Merseyside during 2007-09, but...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 

Arsenal transfer news: Wojciech Szczesny deal done, Sergi Samper move, secret striker lined up

Arsenal have just over a week to go until their huge Community Shield clash with Chelsea - and there’s every chance they could get some big business done in that time. Arsene Wenger has built a team that can really challenge for the title, but is...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 

Church spires in danger from corrosion, rotten timber and … woodpeckers

The soaring spires of parish churches that punctuate the UK skyline – a pointer to heaven for the devout and a landmark for all – are in trouble: stone is decaying, timbers rotting and the iron cramps added by the Victorians corroding and splitting...

 
UK car production at 'seven-year high', SMMT says

UK car production at 'seven-year high', SMMT says

UK car production hit a seven-year high in the first half of the year, the industry's trade body has said. In total 793,642 cars were built between January and June, up by 0.3% on a year ago, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

UK car industry reports best half-year output since financial crisis

Three cars were built in the UK every minute over the first six months of the year, the best half-year output since 2008, new figures have shown. A total of 793,642 cars were built between January and June, up by 0.3% on a year ago, said the Society...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 

North London landlord tops list of housing offence convictions

A landlord who used a sticker to disguise a faulty fire alarm and left tenants living in damp and freezing homes despite council warnings tops a list of letting agents and landlords who have been convicted for housing offences. Katia Goremsandu, who...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Leeds cannabis dealer had £5,000 of drug in car

Leeds cannabis dealer had £5,000 of drug in car

A CANNABIS dealer had more than £5,000 worth of the drug in his car when he was stopped by police at a petrol station in Leeds. Kasif Hussain, 33, was arrested at the garage on Cardigan Road, Burley, in the early hours of January 13 this year when...

 

More than 50 dead in suspected Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram attacks left more than 50 people dead on Wednesday, after Nigeria’s president warned the United States that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram. Twin suicide attacks in Maroua, northern Cameroon, killed at least...

 

Why Arsenal old boy Samir Nasri should keep his mouth shut about Raheem Sterling's transfer from Liverpool

Raheem Sterling made his debut for Manchester City and promptly got himself on the scoresheet in under three minutes. An impressive start by anyone’s standards. Facing Roma in Australia, however, the mixed crowd that you tend to get at these sorts of...

Metro, 00:18 in Sport
 

Manchester United transfer news: David De Gea and Sergio Ramos deals, Fernando Llorente lined up, Sergio...

Manchester United are nowhere near done with their transfer business this summer. Everyone at the club expects some more new arrivals, and while the team are hard at work on their pre-season tour to the US, plenty of officials are working on deals...

Metro, 00:18 in Sport
 

Manchester United "accept £45.4m transfer offer for Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint Germain'

Manchester United have accepted a £45.4million bid from Paris Saint Germain for Angel Di Maria, according to reports. Di Maria, who was given permission to leave United at the end of last season, has been keen to move away after failing to settle in...

Metro, 00:18 in Sport
 
Video shows Sandra Bland being threatened by trooper

Video shows Sandra Bland being threatened by trooper

A POLICE dashcam video showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody has been released by officials in Texas. The film shows a state trooper who tried to pull motorist Sandra Bland out of her car, then drew his...

 


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