News archive from 25 October 2014

Review: Twin Atlantic, Barrowland, Glasgow

Review: Twin Atlantic, Barrowland, Glasgow

At one point in this celebratory homecoming show, Sam McTrusty mentioned that "nearly every song we've written since the last time was designed for you guys." You cannot deny the success of this method, given that Twin Atlantic now dine at...

 
The Write Stuff: Head for the edge by Kate Tough

The Write Stuff: Head for the edge by Kate Tough

Just a routine operation, they said. Maybe it was. Maybe she could carry on with the daft blethering of ordinary life. But maybe she couldn't. An exclusive extract from the opening chapter of the powerful debut novel by Kate Tough Having done what he...

 

Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain's Rajoy over jailed opponent

The conservative Rajoy met the wife of Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez in Madrid this week, Tweeting a photo with an exhortation for him to be freed and protests allowed. "I think you have made a mistake, Mr. Rajoy, " the socialist...

 
Talking Horses: best bets for Saturday’s racing

Talking Horses: best bets for Saturday’s racing

Aidan O’Brien has seven previous victories in the Racing Post Trophy and three in the last five years, but his team underwent an abrupt makeover earlier in the week and on the bare ratings at least, the two Ballydoyle runners that remain have...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 
Scots-based soldier ‘tried to fight IS on leave’

Scots-based soldier ‘tried to fight IS on leave’

POLICE have interviewed a soldier based in Scotland after he was suspected of attempting to travel to the Middle East during his leave to take up arms against Islamic State. The 22-year-old, who is stationed at RM Condor in Arbroath, was reportedly...

 
China’s spacecraft blasts off for mission to moon

China’s spacecraft blasts off for mission to moon

CHINA launched an experimental spacecraft yesterday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day programme is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have...

 
St Louis waits to see if policeman will face trial

St Louis waits to see if policeman will face trial

POLICE have stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in a suburb of St Louis. The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of...

 
France: Le Pen urges new controls on borders

France: Le Pen urges new controls on borders

FRENCH far-right leader Marine Le Pen, seizing on tensions over illegal immigrants in the northern port town of Calais, called yesterday for urgent reintroduction of internal border controls that were banished across much of Europe. Ms Le Pen, whose...

 
Hong Kong protesters plan poll over offer

Hong Kong protesters plan poll over offer

HONG Kong protesters plan to hold a straw poll tomorrow on government proposals they rej

 
David Cameron vows: We will not pay £1.7bn EU bill

David Cameron vows: We will not pay £1.7bn EU bill

DAVID Cameron has angrily denounced a surprise European Commission demand for £1.7 billion from UK taxpayers as "unacceptable" and "unjustified" and flatly refused to pay the money by the deadline of 1 December. A visibly furious...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

Jonathan Trott to be named in England Lions squad to tour South Africa 

Jonathan Trott will take his first tentative steps back towards playing Test cricket by being named in an England Lions squad to tour South Africa in January. The 33-year-old batsman who came home from last winter's Ashes tour after suffering a stress...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
David Clegg: Johann Lamont forced to resign by the eternal curse of Labour - backstabbing and betrayal

David Clegg: Johann Lamont forced to resign by the eternal curse of Labour - backstabbing and betrayal

WHEN Johann Lamont took over the Scottish Labour leadership the party was at its lowest ebb. Labour had just been humiliated in the Holyrood election and faced a referendum fight to the death they had no stomach for. Lamont - not a natural leader -...

 
Lancashire will remain Lightning!

Lancashire will remain Lightning!

Lancashire have no plans to follow Middlesex in dropping their one-day nickname. The Lord’s-based side have decided to do away with Panthers and will now just use Middlesex in all three competitions from next season. They join Gloucestershire,...

 

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his growing trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards. The Hollywood star, 44, was given the accolade for his role in the acclaimed series True...

 
Crime warning as clocks go back

Crime warning as clocks go back

Ahead of the clocks going back on Sunday, Lincolnshire Police has issued advice to residents in a bid to prevent crime. It is not uncommon for offenders to take advantage of earlier hours of darkness and target properties in the early evening when...

 


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