News archive from 24 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Election is a straight fight between SNP and Tories

Nicola Sturgeon will today warn that the Tories will do “anything they want” to Scotland if they makes sweeping gains in the forthcoming general election. The First Minister and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will each tell Scottish union leaders at the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Report calls for ‘bespoke immigration policy’ for Scotland

A new report for a Holyrood committee has highlighted how bespoke immigration measures could be implemented in Scotland, based on international examples. Powers over immigration are currently reserved to Westminster, but the decision to leave the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales. Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of weekly income, rather than...

BBC, 00:04 in Regional
 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives Manchester United fans update on injury

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has broken his silence after suffering a serious knee injury, vowing 'giving up is not an option'. The Manchester United striker sustained 'significant' ligament damage to his right knee in stoppage-time during the Europa League...

 

Firefighters attend car fire on A1

Firefighters battled a car fire on the A1 near Worksop this afternoon. A car caught fire around 2pm today (Sunday, April 23) near the Blyth roundabout. Crews from Worksop used two hose reel jets and breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze. Police...

 

Tottenham striker Harry Kane calls on his team-mates to win Premier League for Ugo Ehiogu after FA Cup exit  

Harry Kane insists Tottenham will try to win the Premier League for Ugo Ehiogu after they were beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. Fans of both teams at Wembley paid tribute to Ehiogu, who died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest on...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Manchester City will learn from trophyless campaign, says Pep Guardiola: ‘We’ll be stronger'

Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to bounce back from their FA Cup exit ahead of Thursday’s vital Manchester derby. The Manchester City boss has injury concerns after David Silva and top scorer Sergio Aguero limped off as Arsenal won 2-1 in...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Protect roadsides to save precious plants, councils urged

Roadside verges are in desperate need of green-fingered care if some of the UK’s rarest plants are to beat the threat of extinction, conservationists have warned. Species such as fen ragwort and wood calamint are now only found on road verges, sites...

 

‘I’ll die in jail’: Leeds paedophile expects to end his life behind bars after sharing sick photos

A PENSIONER from Leeds with a string of previous convictions for sex attacks on boys has been jailed for five years after admitting possessing and distributing indecent images of children. Leeds Crown Court heard 72-year-old Dennis Cocking, of...

 

T in the Park chief: music festivals have changed forever

For more than two decades it was a fixture of the summer calendar, with tens of thousands of Scots flocking to the nation’s biggest live music event. But now the organiser of T in the Park has admitted that the festival landscape has changed forever...

 

Alejandro Valverde donates Liege-Bastogne-Liege prize money to 'great friend' Michele Scarponi's family...

Alejandro Valverde donated his €20,000 (£17,000) Liege-Bastogne-Liege winners cheque to the family of Michele Scarponi after claiming an emotional fourth title. The Movistar rider was pre-race favourite and whilst various rivals tried to spoil his...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Digital Festival shining spotlight on Leeds’s technical prowess

AN AUTOMOTIVE data company which added nearly 100 staff last year is expanding overseas. Leeds-based CAP HPI is launching a new operation in France where it will continue to supply vehicle valuation and provenance data. The company, based at Bond...

 
Chelsea star N’Golo Kante wins PFA Player of the Year Award

Chelsea star N’Golo Kante wins PFA Player of the Year Award

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante beat off competition from five other nominees to claim the PFA award. His Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Harry Kane of Tottenham, Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and Everton striker...

 
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: How Lionel Messi made the difference against Real Madrid

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: How Lionel Messi made the difference against Real Madrid

Luis Enrique hailed his superstar forward who rose to occasion at the Bernabeu to secure a dramatic victory. Barca prevailed 3-2 winners to keep themselves in the La Liga title race and break Madrid hearts. Messi did not let an elbow to the mouth from...

 
PFA Player of the Year: N'Golo Kante tops off remarkable 12 months with prestigious award

PFA Player of the Year: N'Golo Kante tops off remarkable 12 months with prestigious award

The Frenchman, who is on course to win a second successive Premier League title after also being part of the Leicester side which upset the odds last season, secured the most votes from his fellow players. He saw off competition from Chelsea team-mate...

 


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