News archive from 27 February 2013

Boat towed to safety

VOLUNTEERS from Sunderland RNLI Station scrambled into action to help four fishermen. Their boat had suffered gearbox failure on the River Wear at South Hylton. The rescue mission was launched shortly after 2pm on Sunday. Officers based at Humber...

 

Boost for city centre proposals

PLANNERS have backed a development which could safeguard and generate up to 800 jobs. The proposals to build office blocks, cafes, a tourism information centre and public square on the site of the ice rink in Freeman’s Quay, Durham, would also include...

 

BBC facing joint strike call over cuts

TWO trade unions are to ballot BBC journalists and technical staff on joint strike action. The National Union of Journalists and the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre union (Bectu) said the vote would be held in the coming weeks...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
REAL MADRID PLOT £40M SWOOP FOR GARETH BALE

REAL MADRID PLOT £40M SWOOP FOR GARETH BALE

GARETH BALE is set for talks with Real Madrid over a sensational £40m summer move to Spain. The Tottenham star is being tracked by Real as they look for a replacement for the unsettled Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu. And they are prepared to stump...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
RAFA BENITEZ REMAINS DEFIANT

RAFA BENITEZ REMAINS DEFIANT

RAFA BENITEZ claims Chelsea's players are 100 per cent behind him – despite growing unrest about his training methods. More than one senior player argued openly with Benitez in front of the whole squad during a heated training-ground discussion on...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
LATICS DREAM SHATTERED BY MOYES BOYS

LATICS DREAM SHATTERED BY MOYES BOYS

KEVIN MIRALLAS struck the first blow as Everton crushed Oldham's FA Cup dreams at Goodison Park last night. Unmarked striker Mirallas scored the opener for David Moyes' men from close range in the 15th minute. Oldham's ex-Everton player Jose Baxter...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
GARETH BALE TO BE NEW CRISTIANO RONALDO

GARETH BALE TO BE NEW CRISTIANO RONALDO

GARETH BALE is ready to reign in Spain and ­become the natural ­successor to king ­Cristiano Ronaldo. Whether Tottenham fans like it or not, the brilliant Bale looks poised to move to Madrid this ­summer to fill the giant hole left by the exit of...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
SCOTT PARKER: TOTTENHAM READY TO COME OUT FROM UNDER ARSENAL'S SHADOW

SCOTT PARKER: TOTTENHAM READY TO COME OUT FROM UNDER ARSENAL'S SHADOW

SCOTT PARKER claims Tottenham are finally ready to step out of the shadow of north London rivals Arsenal this season. Spurs warmed up for Sunday's showdown with the Gunners at White Hart Lane by beating West Ham 3-2 to go third, thanks to Gareth...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Paul Tucker raises prospect of negative interest

Paul Tucker raises prospect of negative interest

BANK of England deputy governor Paul Tucker has floated the radical step of introducing "negative interest rates" in a bid to encourage banks to free up more lending. Appearing before the Treasury select committee yesterday, Tucker also said...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
RIVALS FACING BATTLE TO LAND VILLA HOTSHOT ANDREAS WEIMANN

RIVALS FACING BATTLE TO LAND VILLA HOTSHOT ANDREAS WEIMANN

TOTTENHAM and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Andreas Weimann. The North London duo are locked in the scrap for the Champions League places. And they could renew their rivalry in a summer battle for Aston Villa's versatile forward. The Austrian has been a...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Farmers: Help shoppers buy British in supermarkets

SHOPPERS want more food from British farms on supermarket shelves in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a new poll suggests. Farmers called for more transparency and an end to “short-termism” in some sectors of the food supply chain and for better...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
OVERTURN ON TRACK

OVERTURN ON TRACK

DONALD McCain has dismissed suggestions that he will be running scared of Simonsig at the Cheltenham Festival. McCain pitches his dual-code performer Overturn against Nicky Henderson's odds-on favourite in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase. McCain...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Craneware’s position makes it takeover target - analyst

HOSPITAL billing software specialist Craneware yesterday posted a rise in half-year profits, sparking talk among analysts of the Edinburgh-based firm becoming a takeover target. Singer analyst Chris Glasper told The Scotsman that the Aim-quoted...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
DAD'S THE THE WAY TO DO IT FOR JOHN BATEMAN

DAD'S THE THE WAY TO DO IT FOR JOHN BATEMAN

JOHN BATEMAN thought his life was in tatters at 15 when he was told he was going to be a dad. But England might just be ­rejoicing at Bateman's shock news come the World Cup later this year. Because now the Bradford ­forward is convinced it was the...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'S BACK TO DEFEND WORLD TITLE

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'S BACK TO DEFEND WORLD TITLE

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN will make a shock return in April to defend his world title. And the four-time champ will be practising at home with a Chinese takeaway delivery driver. O'Sullivan, 37, will end a year out of the game by appearing at Sheffield's...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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