News archive from 26 June 2014

Liverpool "close on deal' for Belgium World Cup star Divock Origi

Liverpool are reportedly closing on a deal to sign Belgium World Cup star Divock Origi. The talented 19-year-old has caught the eye for Marc Wilmots’ side in Brazil, scoring the only goal in the 1-0 win over Russia which sealed their place in the...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

World Cup 2014: Only one fan turns up to see England football team return home

England’s flop footballers arrived home  – not to the heroes’ welcome they would have wanted but to complete indifference. Roy Hodgson’s squad flew back from Brazil in an unmarked private plane after recording the country’s worst-ever showing at a...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

Sinitta: I want to represent Britain at Eurovision wearing a moustache

Singer Sinitta is gunning for the Eurovision crown – and may even get ‘so macho’ to bring home the title for the United Kingdom. After seeing bearded cross-dresser Conchita Wurst take the title for Austria last month, the big-haired 1980s pop star is...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Boy, three, died just days after his little brother survived meningitis scare

An ‘energetic’ boy of three died hours after falling ill with meningitis, just days after his little brother survived a scare with the same illness. Shae Button was the picture of health the day before his sudden death, playing on a trampoline in his...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Mexico: Women lead abuse fight in most violent town

Mexico: Women lead abuse fight in most violent town

JOJUTLA, population 53,000, has the unenviable title of being the most dangerous place in Mexico to be a woman. Last week the interior ministry in Mexico City released a list of municipalities with “the most severe atmosphere of violence”. Jojutla...

 
Christian woman freed ‘accused of fake papers’

Christian woman freed ‘accused of fake papers’

A WOMAN who attempted to leave Sudan to fly to the United States the day after an appeal court overturned her death sentence for converting to Christianity from Islam has sparked a diplomatic row. The Sudanese foreign ministry has summoned the US and...

 
Sanctions threat as ceasefire stutters in Ukraine

Sanctions threat as ceasefire stutters in Ukraine

Western powers told Russia yesterday that they could impose new sanctions if it did not do more to defuse the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where a ceasefire between Russian-speaking rebels and government forces appeared to be crumbling. The upper...

 
Call for new taxi law by Barnsley East MP

Call for new taxi law by Barnsley East MP

MP for Barnsley East, Michael Dugher, has opposed changes to taxi and private hire vehicle law because of concerns they could put passengers in Barnsley at risk. The reforms were included in the Government’s Deregulation Bill which was voted on by MPs...

 
Health trust to get outside help after it goes into special measures

Health trust to get outside help after it goes into special measures

An improvement director will be appointed at the health trust that runs the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after it was placed into special measures. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT) has been rated as inadequate following an...

 
‘Westminster & Holyrood should have equal powers’

‘Westminster & Holyrood should have equal powers’

FORMER Scottish Conservative leadership contender Murdo Fraser is to back a "federal" UK that would see Holyrood handed equal status and sovereignty to Westminster as part of a radical devolution settlement. Mr Fraser will use a speech...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Scottish independence mix-up for Elijah Wood

Scottish independence mix-up for Elijah Wood

HE CAUSED a stir earlier this week when he appeared to back Scottish independence, telling Scots to "go for it". But Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has now said that he misunderstood the question he was asked while he was promoting his...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Better Together willing to hold TV debate talks

Better Together willing to hold TV debate talks

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: The No campaign last night said it was willing to enter talks to resolve a row over STV's plans to host a debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond. A statement from Better Together said it was willing to discuss the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Further RBS branch closures ‘inevitable’

Further RBS branch closures ‘inevitable’

Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton has warned that further branch closures are "inevitable" as the state-backed lender continues to tackle its financial restructuring. Addressing shareholders at the group’s annual meeting in...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Skyscanner buys Chinese travel search engine

Skyscanner buys Chinese travel search engine

TRAVEL comparison site Sky-scanner yesterday confirmed that it is buying Chinese travel search start-up Youbibi. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Edinburgh-based firm said the deal will let Chinese travellers search for all their...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Wonga and the watchdog | RBS work goes on

Comment: Wonga and the watchdog | RBS work goes on

PAYDAY lenders have already ruffled a few feathers and after yesterday's ruling against Wonga they have probably lost a few more friends. Thanks to its television adverts featuring a group of excitable puppet geriatrics the company is probably the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


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