News archive from 24 July 2015

Ex-Liverpool winger Harry Kewell joins Watford as Under-21 coach

Former Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has been appointed as Watford’s new Under-21 coach. The Australian international retired last year after a short spell with Melbourne Heart, now Melbourne City, and embarks on his first major coaching...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

Derby sign Jason Shackell from Burnley using Sky Bet transfer fund

Derby County have completed the signing of defender Jason Shackell from Championship rivals Burnley using the £250,000 Sky Bet transfer fund Derby won this month. Shackell returns for a second spell with the Rams, moving to the iPro Stadium for an...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

NHS England announces eight vanguard areas to meet emergency care targets

A drive to make more one-stop shops for urgent and emergency care will be announced on Friday as the NHS in England seeks to remedy its failure to meet its target for dealing with 95% of A&E patients within four hours last winter. NHS England...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Shoppers cut back on food and petrol

Shoppers cut back on food and petrol

Retailers suffered an unexpected drop in sales last month as shoppers bought fewer household goods and less food and petrol, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales fell 0.2 per cent between May and June,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
TSB lobbies for bank tax change

TSB lobbies for bank tax change

Challenger bank TSB saw its profits in the first six months of the year slump by almost half as it was impacted by merger charges and banking levies. The lender, which is about to be taken over by Spanish rival Banco de Sabadell in a £1.7 billion...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Thriving Hebburn firm Aspires to even greater things

Thriving Hebburn firm Aspires to even greater things

A thriving South Tyneside firm is aspiring for even greater things - after bolstering its workforce with 14 new recruits. Aspire Technology Solutions, which has one of its three national sites in Hebburn, has risen from a two-man operation in 2006 to...

 
Keating putts on the Ritz at Fairmont St Andrews

Keating putts on the Ritz at Fairmont St Andrews

ONE of Scotland's most prestigious golf resorts has appointed a new general manager of the luxury complex. Irishman John Keating joins the Fairmont St Andrews with 30 years’ experience in the industry, including training at London’s Ritz Hotel. He has...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Leeds teen locked up over horror attack on female student

Leeds teen locked up over horror attack on female student

A DANGEROUS teenager used "grotesque violence" during an unprovoked baseball bat attack on a student and expressed fantasies about killing female members of his family, a court heard. Cameron Higgins carried out the horror attack on the...

 

Barcelona fined by Uefa for pro-Catalan banners at Champions League final

Uefa has fined Barcelona €30,000 (£21,250) after fans displayed pro-Catalan independence flags at last month’s Champions League final in Berlin. Uefa announced the decision on Thursday following a meeting of its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body,...

 
Scots use 130m fewer plastic bags after 5p charge

Scots use 130m fewer plastic bags after 5p charge

SCOTS have dramatically ditched their use of supermarket plastic bags since a 5p charge was introduced, new figures have revealed. Almost 130 million fewer single-use bags were bought under the mandatory charging regime since October last year,...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
SNP challenged to use powers to reverse Tory cuts

SNP challenged to use powers to reverse Tory cuts

THE SNP have been challenged to use new tax and spend powers to make up for a £1 billion deficit in the Scottish block grant created by George Osborne's latest austerity measures. The Scottish Tories have pointed out that the £20 billion cuts to...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
SNP MSP calling for indyref in campaign literature

SNP MSP calling for indyref in campaign literature

AN SNP MSP is circulating campaign literature saying a Nationalist victory in next year's Scottish election will result in a second independence referendum. Leaflets produced by Colin Keir, MSP for Edinburgh Western, have angered opponents who say the...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 

'Alarming' stats show 309 police officers and PCSOs arrested for serious crimes

Hundreds of police officers have been convicted of crimes including sex offences, violent assaults, drug use and possession of indecent images of children over the past three years. According to the figures obtained by the Press Association, 309...

 
Leeds teenager locked up over horror attack

Leeds teenager locked up over horror attack

A DANGEROUS teenager used "grotesque violence" during an unprovoked baseball bat attack on a student and expressed fantasies about killing female members of his family, a court heard. Cameron Higgins carried out the horror attack on the...

 

Royal Mint makes a mint … again

The Royal Mint has reported soaring profits, boosted by commemorative coins struck and sold to mark events such as the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta . The Mint, which is the UK’s oldest...

Guardian, 00:15 in Business
 


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