News archive from 27 May 2013

David Cameron on holiday in Ibiza

David Cameron on holiday in Ibiza

DAVID Cameron "remains in charge" as he takes a week's holiday away from Britain, Downing Street has said. The Prime Minister and his wife Samantha soaked up the sun in Ibiza yesterday, after jetting out to the island on Saturday. Mr Cameron...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Woolwich: Clegg faces heat over ‘snooper’s charter’

Woolwich: Clegg faces heat over ‘snooper’s charter’

NICK Clegg was under pressure last night over his decision to stop new laws giving police and security services powers to monitor internet and e-mail activity. The Deputy Prime Minister blocked the so-called “snooper’s charter” earlier this month, but...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
China PM says stable euro in best interests of China and world

China PM says stable euro in best interests of China and world

"We've stood by Europe and we hope that the European Union can overcome these momentary difficulties," he said. "We hope the euro zone can remain stable. I've said before that China is ready to offer its assistance. It's mutually...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Ex-Crimewatch host Nick Ross defends rape comments

Ex-Crimewatch host Nick Ross defends rape comments

BROADCASTER Nick Ross was forced to defend himself last night over controversial remarks suggesting "rape isn't always rape". The former Crimewatch presenter made the comments in his book, in which he claimed half of all women who have had...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Ruth Davidson under attack over Holyrood policy

Ruth Davidson under attack over Holyrood policy

THE SCOTTISH Conservative leadership is in "disarray" over plans to hand new powers to Holyrood, political opponents said yesterday. The claim followed a warning from party grandee Lord Forsyth that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson’s panel...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish independence ‘must cover risk to savers’

Scottish independence ‘must cover risk to savers’

THE head of the UK's most influential financial compensation body warned last night that thousands of bank account deposits would be at risk in an independent Scotland unless a new government set up its own guarantee scheme. Mark Neale, the chief...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Lesley Riddoch: Wind farms keeping us fuel poor

Lesley Riddoch: Wind farms keeping us fuel poor

It seems the only people enjoying a cash benefit from renewables are landowners, writes Lesley Riddoch Scotland is reputedly the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy. I always assumed that was a reference to Scotland’s vast renewable resources – in wind,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Brian Monteith: Leaders glad for holiday breather

Brian Monteith: Leaders glad for holiday breather

SCOTLAND'S leaders have plenty to plan and think about, so an extra day off comes in handy, writes Brian Monteith Holiday weekends can be a very useful thing for politicians. You might think that the little rascals get enough holidays and that the odd...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish WWI tribute accused of ‘whitewash’
 
Donside By-election: Candidates spar over council tax

Donside By-election: Candidates spar over council tax

THE vast majority of people in Aberdeen Donside support the council tax freeze, according to the SNP. Mark McDonald, who is bidding to replace late SNP MSP Brian Adam in the forthcoming by-election, said he had conducted a survey of 8,487 Donside...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Scottish independence: SNP facing savings questions

The SNP is facing calls to set out how it would protect the cash of savers in Scottish banks after independence. It follows a warning from the chief executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which at present provides such protection...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Scottish independence: Tories deny 1970s oil claims

North Sea oil projections were not suppressed in the early 1970s to head off the threat of Scottish nationalism, according to the Conservative Party. Former Labour chancellor Lord Healey caused a stir among nationalists last week when he claimed his...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
CARL FROCH NOW LOOKING FOR REMATCH WITH ANDRE WARD

CARL FROCH NOW LOOKING FOR REMATCH WITH ANDRE WARD

CARL FROCH is on another revenge mission following his bruising super-middleweight unification victory over Mikkel Kessler. He wants a megabucks clash with Andre Ward, the second best pound-for-point fighter on the planet. Froch won a thrilling bout...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
ARJEN ROBBEN'S GUNNING FOR OLD PALS

ARJEN ROBBEN'S GUNNING FOR OLD PALS

WEMBLEY hero Arjen Robben has told the rest of Europe: Catch us if you can! Robben's last-gasp Champions League winner against Borussia Dortmund confirmed Bayern Munich as kings of the continent for the fifth time. It also set up a Super Cup showdown...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
FALCAO SET FOR MONACO FOR £51M

FALCAO SET FOR MONACO FOR £51M

CHELSEA and Manchester City were last night blown out of the water as Monaco tied up a staggering £51m deal for Radamel Falcao. The Premier League sides had been chasing Atletico Madrid's star striker but even their deep pockets were not enough....

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 


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