News archive from 27 August 2014

American Islamic State Fighter Dies In Syria

American Islamic State Fighter Dies In Syria

An American was killed fighting for the Islamic State extremist group in Syria last weekend, the White House has confirmed. US officials said they were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, had travelled to the country to join a militant group. He...

 
Self-harm by mental health patients in NHS has risen by 56%, figures show

Self-harm by mental health patients in NHS has risen by 56%, figures show

Scars on a young woman's arms. The number of incidents involving self harm and suicide attempts at NHS units rose from 14,815 in 2010 to 23,053 last year. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Growing numbers of people being treated in mental...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
£7.5m contract for tidal energy at Pentland Firth

£7.5m contract for tidal energy at Pentland Firth

A TIDAL energy scheme which secured a £50 million funding package last week is already being expanded after its developer won a £7.5m contract. Atlantis Resources is installing four seabed turbines in the first phase of its MeyGen project in the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: WPP’s macro misgivings raises wider spectre

Comment: WPP’s macro misgivings raises wider spectre

THE advertising industry is a leading economic indicator, early to note a downturn as clients become cautious and one of the first to spot the nascent glimmers of any new dawn of business confidence. As the world’s largest advertising agency, WPP is...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
TUESDAY MARKET CLOSE: Drugs firm Astra helps FTSE get high

TUESDAY MARKET CLOSE: Drugs firm Astra helps FTSE get high

Drugs giant AstraZeneca helped the market stay on the front foot as a three-month closed period on negotiations with suitor Pfizer expired. Its shares added 49.5p at 4,467.5p, having already rallied more than 7 per cent last week as speculation grew...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Palestinians celebrate as ceasefire is agreed

Palestinians celebrate as ceasefire is agreed

Israel and Hamas announced yesterday that they have agreed an open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority of them Palestinians. The ceasefire was to take effect at 7pm local...

 
Mumbai Jewish centre reopens after six years

Mumbai Jewish centre reopens after six years

Rabbis from across Asia have celebrated the reopening of a Jewish centre targeted by

 
Aldi to introduce 'healthier tills' at all 500 of its UK stores by January 2015

Aldi to introduce 'healthier tills' at all 500 of its UK stores by January 2015

Supermarket Aldi will roll out 'healthier' tills at its stores across the UK. Photograph: Felix Clay The discount grocer Aldi has become the latest supermarket to introduce "healthier tills" at all of its stores across the UK, though the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Chinese insults were only meant for firm - Palmer

Chinese insults were only meant for firm - Palmer

Australian mining magnate turned populist politician Clive Palmer has apologised to China over an extraordinary tirade on television in which he called the Chinese "b*****ds" and "mongrels" and accused Beijing of trying to take...

 
Tunisia's first video games boss's global ambition

Tunisia's first video games boss's global ambition

For someone who started playing computer games as a three-year old, and launched his first business when he was 12, Walid Sultan Midani was perhaps destined to set up Tunisia's first video games development company. Now 31, Mr Midani is the founder...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Nick Matthew column: I always say ‘Yes!’ to Question of Sport

Nick Matthew column: I always say ‘Yes!’ to Question of Sport

The BBC quiz show a Question of Sport is my favourite programme. I love the show and so does my wife Esme. It was great to take part in the programme again a week ago. The episode won't be screened on television for a couple of months so I can't give...

 
George Kerevan: Is heir to Salmond’s crown apparent?

George Kerevan: Is heir to Salmond’s crown apparent?

If No triumphs next month, the SNP is likely to get a new leader - but who will it be? wonders George Kerevan ALEX Salmond returned to ebullient form on Monday night, “winning” the second televised debate with Alistair Darling hands down. That would...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Lewis Trilogy books set for BBC TV adaptation

Lewis Trilogy books set for BBC TV adaptation

THE BBC has snapped up the rights to adapt another best-selling series of Scottish crime novels. Peter May has revealed he has agreed a deal over the Lewis Trilogy, which is set in the Outer Hebrides. The Glasgow-born author, who is now based in...

 
Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

In a world of robotics, where machines control machines, and people wait for the attention of an automated response system, it is wonderful to re-encounter a craftsman or woman. With huge respect to the materials they use they labour - their hands...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Get planning your Hospice Half Hour fundraiser

Get planning your Hospice Half Hour fundraiser

Have you got half an hour to spare? The YEP needs your help to fundraise for St Gemma's Hospice and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds - and that's all the time it will take. We are launching a new fundraising challenge called Hospice Half Hour,...

 


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