News archive from 26 July 2015

Scots doctors’ funding down £1bn in real terms

Scots doctors’ funding down £1bn in real terms

INVESTMENT in Scotland's family doctors has fallen by more than £1 billion in real terms over the past decade while demand for their services are higher than ever before, a report has claimed. The dramatic funding cut is revealed in a Royal College of...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
Turning over a new leaf in critical care

Turning over a new leaf in critical care

SCOTTISH doctors are shaping emergency care on a global scale with the publication of a handbook on care for critically ill patients that is being used in some of the world's poorest countries. Consultant general surgeon Fanus Dreyer and David Ball, a...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
New exhibition to tell of daring Jacobite escape

New exhibition to tell of daring Jacobite escape

A JACOBITE rebel who made a daring escape from the Tower of London shortly before he was due to be executed 300 years ago is being celebrated in an exhibition in the Borders. William Maxwell, the 5th Earl of Nithsdale, was captured and imprisoned...

 
Suzuki’s SUV makeover will cost you some power

Suzuki’s SUV makeover will cost you some power

SUZUKI'S Vitara was the first compact SUV. It appeared in 1988 and was six years ahead of Toyota's RAV4 - claimed by Toyota to be the class pioneer. Sold with other names, such as Sidekick and Escudo, the Vitara was produced at seven factories between...

 
Former Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph has tried to block out abuse following Manchester City move

Former Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph has tried to block out abuse following Manchester City move

Fabian Delph has revealed he has tried to block out the abuse aimed at him following his controversial move. Delph also hinted that his family priorities were behind his shock u-turn to leave Aston Villa for Manchester City. The England midfielder...

 
Searching for Mrs Livingstone

Searching for Mrs Livingstone

Mary Livingstone crossed the Kalahari desert and endured extreme hardship on expeditions with her husband David, but her life was overshadowed by his fame. Her grave in Mozambique testifies to a forgotten story. At first sight the border point at Vila...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Aston Villa's Jores Okore shows why he is a fans' favourite on and off the pitch

Aston Villa's Jores Okore shows why he is a fans' favourite on and off the pitch

As a footballer, the best way to endear yourself to fans is to star on the pitch. But failing that, a surefire way to keep supporters on side is to mingle amongst them on the terraces. That's exactly what Jores Okore did during Aston Villa's 1-1 draw...

 
The turbulent life story of Bhutan's happiness guru

The turbulent life story of Bhutan's happiness guru

In the 1970s, the king of Bhutan announced that the happiness of the population was more important than Gross Domestic Product. Saamdu Chetri has been charged with overseeing Bhutan's happiness - but his own life has had its share of suffering. On the...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Aston Villa's Callum Robinson delighted to take chance while Gabby Agbonlahor nursed a minor injury

Aston Villa's Callum Robinson delighted to take chance while Gabby Agbonlahor nursed a minor injury

Callum Robinson’s first Aston Villa goal sent out a timely reminder to Tim Sherwood as the manager assesses his striking options. Robinson got a chance to impress with Gabby Agbonlahor missing due to a slight knock and the youngster took his...

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic brutally elbows John Terry during Paris Saint Germain v Chelsea "friendly'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most elegant and technically gifted footballers in the world, but he's often known for being controversial. And the Paris Saint Germain striker sparked some of that dark side after pulling off this brutal elbow on...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
Scots councils paid £1.5m to child abuse victims

Scots councils paid £1.5m to child abuse victims

SCOTTISH councils have paid out around £1.5 million in compensation to the victims of child abuse during the past decade. Payments were made in relation to physical and sexual abuse which took place in schools and children’s homes. Dumfries and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Holyrood to get devolved powers ‘one year early’

Holyrood to get devolved powers ‘one year early’

THE UK government plans to introduce the extensive Smith Commission powers a year earlier than planned to ensure that next year's Holyrood election is focused on what parties will do with them. The revelation comes as Scottish Secretary David Mundell...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
A Point of View: Why the row between Greece and Germany is like a lovers' tiff

A Point of View: Why the row between Greece and Germany is like a lovers' tiff

The eurozone stand-off resembles a romance gone sour, says writer Peter Aspden. About 30 years ago, while on vacation in Greece, I travelled to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus to see a comedy by Aristophanes called The Knights. Two things made a...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 

Children hope Nasa space camp will take them one small step closer to Mars

On recent evidence at least, Space Camp, an all-American rite of passage for generations of young maths wizards, science geeks and wannabe astronauts, ought to have disappeared into a black hole. Nasa no longer launches people into orbit, the US...

 

The Observer view on Barack Obama and his potential legacy

Barack Obama’s sojourn in Kenya, the land of his father, was akin to the climax of a classical odyssey or epic saga. After un-numbered African generations suffer the agonies of enforced servitude and historical exile, a favoured son, blood of their...

 


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