News archive from 28 February 2016

Scott Reid: debate crucial as public tires of Project Fear

Scott Reid: debate crucial as public tires of Project Fear

THE results of the Federation of Small Businesses’ survey last week on the Brexit vote had a familiar ring about them. With four months to go until crunch day on 23 June, it appears that the majority of Scottish business folk are clamouring for more...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business

For mothers with a wee problem, the £249 pelvic floor booster which removes the need for post-birth exercises

A new device could take the strain out of exercises undertaken by millions of women after they give birth. Designed to be strapped to the upper thigh, the £249 gadget is a discreet way of giving a workout to the pelvic floor muscles – the cause of a...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Health

Four Kalamazoo shooting victims remembered at Michigan funerals

Four of the six victims of a shooting rampage were remembered Saturday at funerals and memorials, a week after they were randomly killed in southwestern Michigan. Somber gatherings were held in Bridgman, Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Motorcycles joined...


Carl Frampton beats Scott Quigg to unify world super-bantamweight titles

Carl Frampton beat Scott Quigg on points after an initially dominant performance in their world super-bantamweight unification bout to take his opponent’s WBA title. The Irishman initially dominated the all-British bout, using his superior boxing...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
Carl Frampton defeats Scott Quigg by split decision to unify the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight world titles in gripping bout

Carl Frampton defeats Scott Quigg by split decision to unify the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight world...

Carl Frampton preserved his unbeaten record with a split-decision win over Scott Quigg on Saturday night. The Jackal won Quigg's WBA super-bantamweight world title to unify the division with his IBF belt too. The judges scored the fight 116-112,...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
Did the Birmingham singers get through on BBC1's The Voice?

Did the Birmingham singers get through on BBC1's The Voice?

It was a case of ‘two out of three ain’t bad’ for Brummies on The Voice tonight. Two of our contestants won through the Battles round, with duo Scott and Vicki leaving the competition. Sailing through was Kings Heath bingo caller Brooklynne Richards...


‘I witnessed the birth of Isis’: how one film-maker captured the horror of Iraq

At some point during this film from deep inside Iraq’s many wars, one asks oneself, shattered: “Do I need to watch this?” Jihadi executioners clear a pavement opposite a marketplace and shoot a suspected informer while he kneels, hooded, then kick the...


President Rouhani wins emphatic vote of confidence in Iran elections

Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, earned an emphatic vote of confidence and reformist partners secured surprise gains in parliament in early results from elections that could accelerate the Islamic Republic’s emergence from years of isolation. While...


Hollywood claims to have listened. So will this be the last ‘white’ Oscars?

Few comedians – and none as adept at exposing prejudices – have been given a stage as politically primed as the one Chris Rock will command as host of Sunday’s Academy Awards. Hollywood, a company town that loves the sound of political correctness if...


Hillary Clinton defeats Bernie Sanders to win South Carolina primary

Hillary Clinton achieved her first resounding victory of 2016 against Bernie Sanders on Saturday, as the South Carolina primary propelled her towards Super Tuesday and proved she had made peace with voters who shattered her presidential dreams eight...


From farming to sport and from the environment to science, what would Brexit mean for everyday life?

Sport and culture The EU referendum on 23 June will take place in the middle of the Euro 2016 football championships. By then England, Wales and Northern Ireland will either be in the last 16, or out of the competition. For a few days European sport...

How I hit the headlines on Siberian TV

How I hit the headlines on Siberian TV

On a recent trip to Siberia, the BBC Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg, was pursued by a local journalist. The next thing he knew, he was featured on the TV news and criticised for showing a less than idyllic view of Russia. When morning breaks...

BBC, 00:12 in World News

Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg: Bored boxing fans demand refund

There has been weeks worth of hype ahead of Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg. It was billed as one of the most exciting fights of the year, between two huge rivals both hoping to become unified world champion. Tickets sold out quickly so money quickly...

Metro, 00:13 in Sport

Irish election: Enda Kenny plans to form government despite losing voters

Battered by unexpected losses in the Irish general election, Enda Kenny has insisted that it is his duty to try to form and head another government. Related: Ireland's general election – the Guardian briefing With his Fine Gael party expected to lose...


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