News archive from 28 July 2015

Taskmaster: ‘Nato should be informed of its molten-hot banter’

I don’t know what makes a person turn to a career in comedy – perhaps those promising Hollyoaks auditions came to nothing, or they have a natural proficiency for lax personal hygiene – but I know that the ultimate aim is to appear on a panel show. In...

Guardian, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
'Wrecked submarine' found in Swedish waters

'Wrecked submarine' found in Swedish waters

Sweden is investigating a report that a submarine wreck has been discovered in the country's territorial waters. The military says it is now studying video footage of the wreck taken by divers off Sweden's eastern coast. The divers from Ocean X Team...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 
Scots Labour hopefuls rule out break from UK party

Scots Labour hopefuls rule out break from UK party

THE two candidates vying to be the next leader of Scottish Labour have both rejected calls for the party north of the Border to break away from UK Labour. But Kezia Dugdale and Ken Macintosh, taking part in a leadership debate on BBC Two’s Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scots universities campaign against UK leaving EU

Scots universities campaign against UK leaving EU

SCOTLAND's leading universities are part of a major new campaign to persuade British voters to keep the UK in the European Union. The Universities UK group of 133 universities from across the country – which includes famous names such as St Andrews,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Learning
 
Hospital A&E closed down amid Mers virus alert

Hospital A&E closed down amid Mers virus alert

A HOSPITAL was forced to close its accident and emergency department amid an investigation into two patients with suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (Mers). Manchester Royal Infirmary said both patients had been isolated while they...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Man United's £22m Pedro deal just days away as Van Gaal takes summer spending over £100m

Man United's £22m Pedro deal just days away as Van Gaal takes summer spending over £100m

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has flown back to the UK to finalise the transfer that will see the club take their summer spending over the £100m mark. As The Mirror report, United are prepared to trigger Pedro's £22m release clause and...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Alton Towers owner warns of £50m loss after crash

Alton Towers owner warns of £50m loss after crash

The Smiler rollercoaster tragedy at Alton Towers in June could cost the park's owner Merlin Entertainments up to £50 million. The boss of Alton Towers owner Merlin said the theme park could take 18 months to recover following the accident, in which...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
David Cameron pledges to combat ‘shared enemy’ IS

David Cameron pledges to combat ‘shared enemy’ IS

David Cameron and Indonesian president Joko Widodo have agreed a package of measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State (IS) 
extremism. The Prime Minister promised British help to increase security at airports in Bali...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Afghanistan wedding shootout leaves 21 dead

Afghanistan wedding shootout leaves 21 dead

A SHOOTOUT at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and eight wounded. The gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in Dih Salah district late on Sunday, Abdul Jabar Perdili, police chief of Baghlan...

 
Candidate likens Iran nuclear deal to Holocaust

Candidate likens Iran nuclear deal to Holocaust

United States Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has likened the Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven", a reference to the Holocaust. The former Arkansas governor made the remark on Twitter on...

 
Barack Obama warns Ethiopia over press freedom

Barack Obama warns Ethiopia over press freedom

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has urged Ethiopia's leaders to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that human rights groups say legitimises an oppressive government. “When all voices are being heard, when people know...

 
Mexico finds 129 bodies – but no missing students

Mexico finds 129 bodies – but no missing students

THE search for 43 missing college students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the past ten months, the country's attorney general has said. None of the remains was connected to...

 
Renting cost ‘soars by third’ in Edinburgh Festival

Renting cost ‘soars by third’ in Edinburgh Festival

THE cost of renting a house has risen by almost a third for the Edinburgh Festival season, according to research. It has found the average price of a four-person home in Edinburgh next month will be £178 a night compared with £136 this month. Experts...

 

Great British Bake Off contestants poised to serve up sixth series

The most popular show on television, The Great British Bake Off, will return to BBC1 next week with a Lithuanian bodybuilder, a London firefighter and this year’s youngest contestant, a 19-year-old arts student from Scotland, among those vying for the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 

UK advertising spends hits record £4.7bn in first quarter of 2015

UK advertising spend reached £4.7bn in the first three months of 2015, a record for the tradtionally weak first quarter, driven by a surge in TV advertising. TV advertising grew 11.5% year on year to reach £1.2bn, it’s highest Q1 figure on record,...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 


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