News archive from 25 February 2015

George Osborne earns praise for economic recovery

George Osborne earns praise for economic recovery

GEORGE Osborne has won praise from a leading

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Health chief: Mesh implant issues ‘not widespread’

Health chief: Mesh implant issues ‘not widespread’

THE head of a health watchdog has said there is "no evidence" of widespread problems with controversial mesh implants, despite a Scottish Government ban. Dr Neil McGuire of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Gerbils, not rats, ‘gave Europe the Black Death’

Gerbils, not rats, ‘gave Europe the Black Death’

BLACK rats might not be responsible for the plagues that killed millions of people across medieval Europe, research suggests. Instead scientists believe that repeated outbreaks of the Black Death may in fact be traced to gerbils arriving from Asia. A...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
HIV game-changer as drug protects healthy gay men

HIV game-changer as drug protects healthy gay men

A "GAME-CHANGING" trial has shown that rates of HIV infection can be slashed by treating actively gay men with an anti-viral drug when they are healthy. The Proud study, conducted in England, provides the first evidence that prophylactic HIV...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Bono 'knocked out' by survey

U2's Bono has said he is "knocked out" by an independent survey claiming their songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than any other musician. The news will come as little surprise to many Apple users as the band's latest album Songs...

 
Career profile: Sir Malcolm Rifkind

Career profile: Sir Malcolm Rifkind

SIR Malcolm Rifkind's decision to quit as an MP in May marks the end of a distinguished parliamentary career spanning more than 30 years. Born in Edinburgh, he was educated at the city’s George Heriot’s School and studied law at Edinburgh University....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
BREAKING: Newthorpe horses taken in midnight run

BREAKING: Newthorpe horses taken in midnight run

Distraught animal lovers who have been looking after neglected horses were shocked to discover the whole herd has now disappeared completely. Reports that the horses were removed in the middle of the night come after an RSPCA investigation into their...

 

Graves plans shake-up

Colin Graves will look at ways to "de-congest" the domestic cricket calender and introduce a new-look Twenty20 competition after being confirmed as the new England and Wales Cricket Board chairman. The ECB confirmed the Yorkshire chairman's...

 
Peter Pan voted nation’s favourite opening line

Peter Pan voted nation’s favourite opening line

THEY can be the result of a blinding flash of inspiration or an arduous slog through piles of crumpled paper. A new poll has revealed that the nation’s favourite opening line from a novel is JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, which begins: “All children, except...

 
Elle Style Awards 2015: Taylor Swift steals the show as she is crowned Woman of the Year

Elle Style Awards 2015: Taylor Swift steals the show as she is crowned Woman of the Year

TAYLOR Swift was crowned Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards 2015. The stunning singer, who is due to perform at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, follows in the footsteps of Katy Perry who won last year’s coveted title. Fellow singer Sam...

 

Police appeal for help in tracing man who went missing in St Helens while visiting family

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who went missing in St Helens while visiting family. Philip Ruane, 49, of The Malting, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, was reported missing at around 11.30pm on Monday but has not been seen since he...

 

U.S. Embassy reports threats to Americans in Afghanistan

It said the threats were against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan, but there was no further information provided. New U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter visited Afghanistan on Sunday. The United States plans to cut the roughly 10,000 U.S. troops in the...

 

States fail to protect civilians from militant violence - Amnesty

A year of catastrophic violence had led to one of the worst refugee crises in history, as the number of displaced people worldwide topped 50 million for the first time since the end of the World War Two, the rights group said in its annual report....

 

Five reasons Arsenal can win the Champions League

It might seem like a fairy-tale title, but Arsenal do have a chance of winning the Champions League this season. They are about to play Monaco in the last-16, a fixture where Arsenal are heavy favourites. If they win, they'll be into the last eight of...

Metro, 00:12 in Sport
 
North Sea oil sector could be ‘world training hub’

North Sea oil sector could be ‘world training hub’

SCOTLAND'S beleaguered oil and gas industry could re-invent itself as a "world leading" training hub as it seeks new outlets for its skilled staff amid the oil price slump. A Scottish Enterprise survey of senior global industry figures shows...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 


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