News archive from 28 May 2015

Elon Musk's SpaceX given go ahead to bid for billion dollar contracts to launch secret military satellites

Billionaire Elon Musk's firm SpaceX has won long-waited approval from the US Air Force to launch military satellites. The groundbreaking move opens the way to a lucrative market that has been a virtual monopoly for a Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint...

 

LIVE FILM REVIEW: Get ready to Rock – San Andreas is ridiculously fun

The disaster movie is a much-maligned genre, with offerings over recent years barely rising above the levels of Sharknado. Luckily, the Rock is rumbling to the rescue with an adrenalised, high-octane romp that will leave you blown away and...

 

Nursery rhymes abound in window display at Derby charity shop

Lesley Kennedy is putting the finishing touches to the window display at the Lighthouse charity shop in Chellaston. The display has crammed 15 nursery rhymes into the shop front in a bid to win the "Best Shop Window" at the Charity Retail...

 

Worcester up after thrilling finish

Worcester secured a quickfire Aviva Premiership return after a remarkable climax to the Championship final second leg at Sixways. Full-back Chris Pennell's try with just 25 seconds left, followed by a Ryan Lamb conversion with the game's final kick,...

 

UK's cancer death rates blamed on delays in sending patients for tests

Delays in testing for cancer at GPs’ surgeries may be the reason why patients in the UK are more likely to die of the disease than those in comparable countries, according to authoritative new research. Cancer patients in the UK have a lower chance of...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 

UK students increasingly opting to study abroad

An increasing number of British students are opting to study abroad with some citing the attractive prospect of the benefits of living overseas, experiencing a different culture and working for international firms. Studying overseas has become more...

 
David Cameron tells SNP to stop talk & take action

David Cameron tells SNP to stop talk & take action

DAVID Cameron has told SNP MPs that their party needs to "stop talking and start acting" on new powers being devolved to Scotland. In a debate in the House of Commons following the Queen’s Speech yesterday, the Prime Minister prioritised the...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 
Assisted suicide bill is rejected at Holyrood

Assisted suicide bill is rejected at Holyrood

Controversial plans to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland have been rejected for the second time in five years by MSPs. But support has more than doubled after 36 MSPs across all parties voted in favour of the move at Holyrood last night, while 82...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 
Competition fever hits Brazil's food-obsessed bars

Competition fever hits Brazil's food-obsessed bars

There is a saying in Brazil for how most people like their beer to be served - estupidamente gelada (stupidly cold). And if you have ever experienced a scorchingly hot Brazilian day, you'll know that this is actually a wise thing. You really do want...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Russian gas industry looks east to strengthen position

Russian gas industry looks east to strengthen position

Just two years ago, Gazprom spent a reported $1bn on its 20th birthday celebrations, with Sting and the Bolshoi ballet entertaining President Putin and company executives in a lavish gala dinner hosted at the Kremlin. And there was much to celebrate....

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Mark McGuigan hails Albion Rovers stint as he signs for Stranraer

Mark McGuigan hails Albion Rovers stint as he signs for Stranraer

MARK McGUIGAN checked out of Albion Rovers but admitted: I’ve had a blast. The 26-year-old forward signed a one-year deal with Stranraer just weeks after helping Rovers to the League Two title. McGuigan follows in the footsteps of his father, Ian, who...

 
Downing Street reveals EU referendum question

Downing Street reveals EU referendum question

THE Conservatives have unveiled the 27 laws they hope to pass this parliament in a Queen's Speech dominated by the EU Referendum Bill. David Cameron promised a “One Nation Government” for hard working families, but much of the focus remained on the...

 

Review: Yer Granny

Theatre Yer Granny King's Theatre, Glasgow Neil Cooper Four stars Douglas Maxwell's scurrilous West Coast of Scotland version of Argentinian writer Roberto Cossa's piece of comic outrage, La Nona, could have been tailor-made for popular fun palaces...

 
Transport seating firm on track to double sales

Transport seating firm on track to double sales

A WEST Lothian firm that specialises in transport seating has predicted a near-doubling in revenues after sealing a deal to buy a rail engineering specialist. Transcal, which has carried out interiors work for train operators including East Midlands...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 
AAM beefs up global presence with US firm deal

AAM beefs up global presence with US firm deal

Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) yesterday hit the acquisition trail again, snapping up a US private equity specialist in a deal which will add more than $6 billion (£4bn) in assets under management. The Scottish fund manager is buying Flag Capital...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 


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