News archive from 26 April 2015

‘Tattie roguer’ shortage threatens Scots reputation

‘Tattie roguer’ shortage threatens Scots reputation

THE success of Scotland's £116 million a year potato industry could be threatened by a shortage of "disease police". Farmers and agricultural experts are calling for more “tattie roguers”, trained to root out diseased and undesirable plants...

 

Kyle Walker 'disgusted and horrified' as he threatens legal action against internet trolls who falsely...

Tottenham right back Kyle Walker has hit out at claims he is in any way linked to an explicit video posted on social media. There was speculation on Friday that X-rated footage posted online may have been filmed by the England defender - but he has...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Violent scenes at derby between Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade delays game and leaves 35 police...

The Belgrade derby between Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade was marred by violent scenes that left dozens of police officers injured in clashes with fans ahead of a 0-0 draw in Serbia on Saturday. Fans threw missiles, including stun grenades,...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

To balance Scotland’s books, tax cyclists and joggers

I am not entirely sure if a number exists representing the annual cost to Scotland of multi-deprivation. I wouldn’t have thought, though, that the task of calculating this would tax the resources and expertise of your friendly, independent financial...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 

In Scotland, an epic political journey is under way, its destination as yet unknown

The SNP canvassers are baffled. “We don’t understand what’s happening. Nobody does.” If the consistent polls are believable, Scotland’s voters are preparing to give the Scottish National party a towering majority on 7 May, mostly at the expense of...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
Falcao has been given a chance, insists Van Gaal as striker nears Man Utd exit

Falcao has been given a chance, insists Van Gaal as striker nears Man Utd exit

Louis van Gaal has given the clearest indication that Radamel Falcao does not figure in his long-term plans - suggesting the Colombian will only ever be a bit part player at Manchester United. Falcao is set to return to return to Monaco after a...

 

Election 2015: As a German, I’m amazed at this campaign. You obsess over selfies but are ignoring the big...

Billboards. Where are the billboards? Come election time in Germany, politicians’ faces are everywhere, smiling down on you from billboards, hanging from lamp-posts – really! – and often adorned with little Hitler moustaches or blacked-out teeth by...

 

Australian drug smugglers face firing squad in Bali within 72 hours

Hopes for a last-minute reprieve for two men on death row in Indonesia had all but faded this weekend after it became clear that the country’s authorities are planning an execution by firing squad for early this week. Families and embassy officials...

 

Paula Radcliffe eyes only a personal victory in final London Marathon

Paula Radcliffe admits she will be annoyed by the slowness of her time in her farewell marathon – but is grateful that she can even run at all. The 41-year-old, who set the world record of 2hr 15min 25sec in London in 2003, was hoping to go under two...

Guardian, 00:13 in Sport
 

Britain’s craft boom produces new model artisan army

For someone at the forefront of the burgeoning craft movement, James Boardwell is a little reticent about his own abilities. “I’ve never sold anything, but I dabble in woodwork,” said the chief executive of online craft retailer Folksy.com. “To be...

 

Ronnie O’Sullivan fights back to lead Matthew Stevens in second round

Ronnie O’Sullivan fired back to take a 5-3 lead over Matthew Stevens in the second round of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. The five-times world champion fell two frames behind his Welsh opponent in the best-of-25...

Guardian, 00:16 in Sport
 

AP McCoy: the final analysis

THE HISTORIC NUMBERS Tony McCoy retires after riding 4,348 winners in Britain and Ireland and winning 20 consecutive champion jump jockey titles. All by the age of 40 – his 41st birthday is on 4 May. IN THE BEGINNING McCoy’s first winner in Ireland...

Guardian, 00:16 in Sport
 

Police guard scene after fire tears through unoccupied home in Grimsby

Emergency services were called to deal with a fire which broke out at a home just off Cromwell Road in Grimsby. Two fire engines attended the property on St Chads Walk South shortly after 7pm this evening. The downstairs window of the property had...

 

The Observer view on the valuable worth of organ donation

Jess Evans and Mike Houlston made a courageous decision when they were told 12 weeks into Jess’s pregnancy that one of the twins she was carrying had a condition so severe he would live for only a day or two. To their great credit, Teddy, who died a...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 

Why we’re running the London Marathon: five charity runners’ tales

To remember my son, Jake Jo-Ann Ellis, 36 Jo-Ann is running with her sister, Nicola, to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group in memory of her son, Jake, who was diagnosed with a rare aggressive tumour called rhabdomyosarcoma at...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 


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