News archive from 23 September 2012

Free Syrian Army rebel leaders move from Turkey to Syria

The FSA has been based in Turkey for more than a year as fighters have struggled to battle forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Although rebels now control large swathes of Syria, they face air and artillery attack from Assad's forces. "The...


Cameroon sentence ex-minister to 25-year jail term

Hamidou Yaha was minister of territorial administration until he was sacked in December in a cabinet reshuffle by President Paul Biya. He was widely believed to harbour ambitions to succeed the 79-year-old Biya. Biya, who has been in power since 1982,...


Plea for more cash aid for poor students to study law

MORE government support should be available to help students from poorer backgrounds to study for a profession in the law, according to the Scottish
Labour Party. It now costs an estimated £13,000 to study for the postgraduate diploma in...

Scotsman, 22:11 in Business

Fourteen new jobs at Screwfix

FOURTEEN jobs have been created in Pinchbeck thanks to the new Screwfix store. The store, located on Bervor Close, off Wardentree Lane, is Screwfix’s 248th to open. It gives tradesmen access to more than 18,000 tools, accessories and hardware...

Tax dodgers to pay the penalty

Tax dodgers to pay the penalty

North Lincolnshire Council has for a year refrained from filing bankruptcy notices against debtors who fall into arrears with their council tax payments. But this week magistrates in Scunthorpe issued 544 liability orders against defaulters. Local...

Chelsea keen on signing unsettled Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

Chelsea keen on signing unsettled Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

The defender was left out of Real's side for their Champions League opener against Manchester City on Tuesday, with youngster Raphael Varane taking his place in Jose Mourinho's first 11. It is understood that this led to a rift between player and...

Metro, 22:14 in Hot News

China envoy warns Canada against politicizing Nexen deal

"If we politicize all this, then we can't do business," he added, referring to the Canadian Industry Ministry's review of CNOOC Ltd's (0883.HK) proposal to buy the Canadian oil and gas producer. The deal, if completed, would mark the first...

Reuters, 22:25 in Business
Kahn group rape inquiry to be shelved - report

Kahn group rape inquiry to be shelved - report

According to a report posted on Le Figaro's website on Saturday, the woman has since retracted her deposition in a letter sent to judicial police, saying that in fact the sex was consensual and that the group was playing "sexual games"....


Sergeant 'a man of real substance'

A serviceman who died in Afghanistan has been named as Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Reme). Sergeant Kups, who was 38 and from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, was an electronics technician, and was described by...


Mitchell admits swearing at police

Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell admits swearing at No 10 police officers but insists he did not call them "plebs", it has been claimed. The Tory enforcer concedes that he said "f******" when a member of Scotland Yard's Diplomatic...

‘Bionic’ Claire to start Leicester Marathon

‘Bionic’ Claire to start Leicester Marathon

CHARITY champion and London Marathon heroine Claire Lomas will officially start the Leicester Marathon next month. Claire, of Eye Kettleby, who was paralysed from the chest down after a horse riding accident in 2007, famously completed her personal...


Sudan, South Sudan move towards security deal as U.N. deadline expires

The neighbours reached an interim deal in August to revive southern oil exports that must transit the north to reach Red Sea ports. But Sudan has insisted on first reaching a security accord - something which both parties have been unable to agree...

Football must raise its sights above the gutter

Football must raise its sights above the gutter

When the fans come bustling down Anfield Road on Sunday lunchtime, they will carry a conventional cargo of emotions. Liverpool against Manchester United always provokes acute anticipation, extravagant optimism and a lip-biting dread of defeat. But...

Daily Mail, 22:54 in Sport

Outrageous: How Sheffield Wednesday sought compensation for lost ticket revenue... just one month after...

A month after the Hillsborough Disaster, which cost the lives of 96 Liverpool fans, the chairman of Sheffield Wednesday approached the Football Association over a claim for compensation to help cover the club's losses resulting from the tragedy -...

Daily Mail, 22:54 in Sport

I relish our rivalry, but it's never an excuse to go beyond bounds of decency

When I grew up watching Manchester United in the Eighties, sitting with my dad in the "K-stand', where some of the most passionate fans would be, there were times when we left the ground and it was a battle zone outside. I vividly remember my...

Daily Mail, 22:54 in Sport

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