News archive from 25 September 2014

VIDEO: Fly back in time to World Gliding Championships

Flying enthusiasts from around the world descended on the Peak District in 1954 as the famous Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club had the prestigious honour of hosting the World Gliding Championships. The beautiful, idyllic surroundings of Great...

 

Cameron recalls parliament to sanction air strikes against Islamic State

Parliament, which was in recess, will reconvene on Friday to vote on allowing Britain's Royal Air Force to hit Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. The action has the backing of all three main parties and is expected to comfortably pass. Cameron...

 
David Cameron recalls MPs over Iraq air strikes

David Cameron recalls MPs over Iraq air strikes

DAVID CAMERON last night recalled parliament to seek MPs' approval for British involvement in air strikes against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq. MPs will return to Westminster tomorrow for a vote which could clear the way for RAF planes to...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
School streaming helps brightest pupils but nobody else, say researchers

School streaming helps brightest pupils but nobody else, say researchers

Splitting pupils as young as six into classes based on ability – known as streaming – makes the brightest children brighter but does little to help the rest to catch up, according to new research into schools in England. The analysis of the progress...

Guardian, 00:06 in Learning
 
Weather report: Forecasts improving as climate gets wilder

Weather report: Forecasts improving as climate gets wilder

In October 1987, UK weather forecaster Michael Fish famously dismissed fears that a hurricane was on the way, only to be proved disastrously wrong just hours later. The storm that battered southern England was the worst for nearly 300 years, causing...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Scotland lags with slowest early-bird broadband

Scotland lags with slowest early-bird broadband

SCottish householders experience slower broadband speeds early in the morning than anywhere else in the UK, a test of the nation's connectivity has found. Those connecting to the internet at 5am north of the Border suffer a poorer performance than...

 
Wind farm will kill golden eagles, say protesters

Wind farm will kill golden eagles, say protesters

A PLANNED wind farm could kill golden eagles in the blades of its 24 turbines, environmentalists have warned. Black throated, great northern and red throated divers, dotterels, white-tailed eagles and hen harriers are also threatened by the scheme...

 

PM to apologise for Queen gaffe

David Cameron is to make an unprecedented apology in person to the Queen, after being caught privately describing her as "purring" in pleasure at the result of the Scottish referendum result. A chastened Prime Minister admitted he was...

 
Net closing in on Jihadi John, says Hammond

Net closing in on Jihadi John, says Hammond

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said intelligence agencies are "getting warm" on the identity of the militant seen in Islamic State's (IS) beheading videos. The Foreign Secretary also condemned the continuing hostage situation involving...

 
Indian satellite goes into orbit around Mars

Indian satellite goes into orbit around Mars

INDIA has triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars yesterday. In scenes broadcast live on television, scientists cheered as the orbiter’s engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to ­manoeuvre the...

 
Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption case suspended

Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption case suspended

A CORRUPTION investigation against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended, French media has reported. Judicial sources were quoted as saying that the Paris appeals court is to look into a request by Sarkozy for the case to be...

 
‘Romanian Nuremberg’ trial opens

‘Romanian Nuremberg’ trial opens

A ROMANIAN man has appeared in court charged with crimes against humanity in the first day of a historic trial, as the country comes to terms with crimes committed during its years under Communist rule. Radu Preda, head of the organisation charged...

 
European organised crime fight earns 1,000 arrests

European organised crime fight earns 1,000 arrests

European police have made more than 1,000 arrests in a ten-day, continent-wide sweep against organised crime that netted suspected people traffickers and cocaine smugglers. Authorities seized 599kg of cocaine, 200kg of heroin and 
1.3 tonnes of...

 
No way back for cleared Abu Qatada, says May

No way back for cleared Abu Qatada, says May

Radical preacher Abu Qatada will not be returning to Britain after being cleared of terrorism charges in Jordan, the Home Secretary has said. Qatada, who was deported from the UK after a near-decade-long legal battle to remove him, was cleared at a...

 

Summer shutdowns pull UK car production 20 percent lower in August

Britain's biggest facility, Nissan's factory at Sunderland in northeast England, closes every summer for two weeks. This year, Nissan said an extra week of that period fell in August rather than July. The plant, which built one in three of Britain's...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 


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