News archive from 25 February 2013

Last image of Reeva Steenkamp alive comes to light

Last image of Reeva Steenkamp alive comes to light

A still from CCTV footage shows Reeva Steenkamp arriving at Oscar Pistorius's housing estate on the night she died. Photograph: Dan Newling Pictures have emerged of a smiling Reeva Steenkamp arriving at the home of her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, on...

 
Leeds mother and tot in attack ordeal

Leeds mother and tot in attack ordeal

A jealous thug who wrapped a wire around a toddler's neck as he used terrifying violence in an attack on her mother has been jailed for three years. A court heard James Greenall’s former partner was left wheelchair-bound from her injuries after she...

 

Creditors seize Argentine ship

A COURT in Ghana has upheld the detention of an Argentine naval vessel seized by creditors over the South American country's 2002 debt default. Argentina defaulted a decade ago and now faces a raft of lawsuits in US courts by bondholders seeking to...

 

Islamist brigades form united liberation front in bid to see off Bashar al-Assad

Syrian Islamist brigades have joined forces in a "liberation front" to topple president Bashar al-Assad. After more than a month of meetings, leaders of Islamist units – including the Farooq Brigade that operates mainly in Homs and the...

 

One in four out of work as biggest firm departs

Greece's jobless rate topped 25 per cent yesterday as its biggest company said it would move out of the country. The announcement by bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic that it was switching its listing from Athens to London, and moving its base to low-tax...

 

New bid to protect Scotch whisky from inferior copies

A CONSULTATION to find ways to protect Scotch whisky from inferior copies is to be launched today by HM Revenues and Customs. The new proposals are designed to protect Scotch whisky, by making sure that the “real thing” goes through the five specified...

 
Chinese writer Mo Yan picks up Nobel prize for literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan picks up Nobel prize for literature

CHINESE writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature yesterday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life in China. Mo, who was once so destitute he ate tree bark and weeds to...

 
Malcolm Fraser: Artists need to speak funder’s language

Malcolm Fraser: Artists need to speak funder’s language

The issues underlying the current 100 Scottish artists v Creative Scotland stushie mirror those underlying the Scottish historians v Historic Scotland one that blew and spluttered earlier this year. Playwright David Greig, leading the 100, is correct...

 

David Price vows to get back on track for world title after defeat to Tony Thompson

BOXING: David Price is confident he can get his world title ambitions back on track despite Saturday night's shocking second-round stoppage defeat to Tony Thompson. The touted Liverpool heavyweight saw his dreams derailed when American veteran...

Daily Post, 00:07 in Sport
 

Kuchar proves Match Play mettle

Revenge was sweet - almost £965,000 sweet - for Matt Kuchar when he beat defending champion Hunter Mahan to win the Accenture Match Play title in cold and windy Arizona. Crushed 6&5 by his fellow American in last year's quarter-finals, Kuchar...

Daily Post, 00:07 in Sport
 

Clegg denies cover-up over Rennard

Nick Clegg was forced to deny orchestrating a cover-up after he admitted knowing five years ago that there were concerns about alleged sexual harassment by Lord Rennard. The Liberal Democrat leader issued a dramatic clarification after days of denials...

 

Commuters travel 7,000 miles a year

The average annual mileage of car driving commuters is the equivalent of travelling to New York and back, according to a survey. The daily commute by road for Britons adds up to an average annual total of 7,130 miles, the poll by Allianz Your Cover...

 

Rolex tops superbrands list again

Swiss watchmaker Rolex has retained its place at the top of an annual list of UK superbrands. The luxury goods firm beat Apple and Microsoft into second and third places respectively to take first place for the second year running. However, the top 20...

 

King's descendants seek York burial

The living descendants of King Richard III have demanded that his remains are reburied in York. The monarch's 500-year-old skeleton was identified earlier this month after it was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a council car park in...

 

Money value 'falls 67% in 30 years'

The value of money has plummeted by two thirds (67%) over the last 30 years as the cost of everyday goods has rocketed, research has found. A three-fold increase in retail prices means that someone would need £299 today to have the equivalent...

 


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