News archive from 24 April 2015

David Cameron commits UK help in migrant crisis

David Cameron commits UK help in migrant crisis

David Cameron has offered to commit one of the largest ships in the Royal Navy to a European operation to tackle the Mediterranean refugee crisis. Arriving at emergency EU talks in Brussels, the Prime Minster said he was offering to deploy navy...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Fears over future of historic child abuse inquiry

Fears over future of historic child abuse inquiry

SURVIVORS of historical child abuse have expressed concerns about the future of a long-awaited public inquiry after the Scottish Government postponed a key announcement on its chairperson. Education secretary Angela Constance had been expected to name...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Ruth Davidson demands U-turn over ‘named person’

Ruth Davidson demands U-turn over ‘named person’

SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for the end of the controversial "named person" scheme that will see children assigned a state guardian, following the government's climbdown on abolishing corroboration. At Holyrood...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Nicola Sturgeon allows TV glimpse into home life

Nicola Sturgeon allows TV glimpse into home life

NICOLA Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell last night gave a rare glimpse into their private life when they were asked about their lack of children, her fashion choices and what it is like to be Scotland's first female First Minister. In an...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Potential child malaria vaccine ‘a milestone’

Potential child malaria vaccine ‘a milestone’

A POTENTIAL malaria vaccine has been identified during a new study, which has been hailed as a "milestone" step towards saving the lives of millions of children. There is currently no licensed vaccine against malaria, which claimed the lives...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Air pollution ‘can shrink middle-aged brains’

Air pollution ‘can shrink middle-aged brains’

Middle-aged and older adults who breathe polluted air in towns and cities can be at increased risk of dementia and strokes, researchers have warned. Normal pollution levels – fine particles from traffic fumes, factory and power station emissions and...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Elderly can ‘feel the benefit’ of quitting smoking

Elderly can ‘feel the benefit’ of quitting smoking

EVEN smokers over the age of 60 can rapidly reduce their risk of dying from heart disease if they kick the habit, research has found. Generally smokers increase their risk of heart attack and stroke with every cigarette they smoke, scientists from the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 

Jeff Powell's Greatest Fights: Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier, the Thrilla in Manila, on October 1, 1975,...

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao will be the biggest fight of all time financially and the most significant this century. Evaluating the greatest ever fights is a complex variable of several factors including not only the quality and excitement of...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Jack Grealish must learn from 'hippy crack' incident... it may actually help keep the Aston Villa starlet's...

It’s a shame to see another talented young player being photographed taking ‘hippy crack.’ It might be legal but it’s still a drug. If you want to be a top athlete you don’t want that in your body. In a strange way, maybe this story will actually help...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Three more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault

Three more women have accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago, as the veteran comedian gets ready for the final show in his US comedy tour. Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by...

 

AP McCoy is still in a league of his own... so why is 20-time champion jockey going now?

Sunday, April 26. That is when it becomes real. The second act of Tony McCoy's life.  On Saturday he will dismount from the bay gelding Box Office after the 5.30pm at Sandown Park – the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle – and it will begin. Perhaps it will not...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Pulitzer-winning Australian photographer wants the world to remember Ebola

Daniel Berehulak embarked on his assignment to West Africa during the height of the Ebola crisis with few goals, except to document the personal stories of those impacted by the deadly virus. He wasn’t prepared for what he saw. Facebook Twitter Pinterest

 

Malaria vaccine a breakthrough despite being partially effective, say scientists

The world’s first malaria vaccine is partially effective and could protect small children from the life-threatening disease, according to scientists who have completed the final trials. The vaccine has been in development for 20 years and has cost...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Fuel banks pilot scheme aims to address austerity-era dilemma of 'heat or eat'

Families in poverty who are forced to switch off their gas and electricity supply because they are unable afford spiralling energy bills will be offered free charity fuel vouchers under a pilot scheme. The so-called “fuel banks” initiative will...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

Shardlow Primary School pupils clean up with £365 car wash for Cancer Research UK

Pupils and staff from Shardlow Primary School have raised £365 for Cancer Research UK. They grabbed their buckets and sponges during a charity car wash event on the school's field, with everyone playing their part. A school spokeswoman said: "The...

 


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