News archive from 28 August 2015

Chvrches frontwoman condemns online trolls following sexist abuse

The lead singer of Chvrches has hit back at online trolls who launched a stream of sexist abuse over the band’s latest music video. Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry was threatened with rape and branded a slut and a whore following the release of the video...

 
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of Lords

Michelle Mone among new faces in House of Lords

ENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing Street. The Scottish lingerie tycoon, who has been appointed to head a review encouraging new businesses in employment black-spots, had been tipped for a peerage earlier this...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Come clean over T in the Park cash, SNP told

Come clean over T in the Park cash, SNP told

LABOUR has called for a full disclosure of the facts surrounding the Scottish Government's £150,000 donation to T in the Park after it emerged that the

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Patient tells of recovery after surgery by robot

Patient tells of recovery after surgery by robot

ONE of the first patients in Scotland to have pioneering surgery carried out by a robot has spoken of his delight at his recovery. NHS Grampian unveiled the Robotic-Assisted Surgical System (Rass) last week, with the first patients to go under then...

 
High antibiotic use raises diabetes risk - study

High antibiotic use raises diabetes risk - study

FREQUENT antibiotic use could raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study has claimed. Danish researchers have discovered that people who had five or more prescriptions over a period of up to 15 years were more than half as likely to develop...

 
Scottish scientists develop video game to fight TB

Scottish scientists develop video game to fight TB

IT IS one of the oldest diseases facing humanity but Scottish scientists are hoping a very modern approach will help tackle the scourge of tuberculosis. Experts from Abertay University and St Andrews University have developed the Project Sanitarium...

 

UK services sector bounces back after weak start to 2015, CBI data shows

The best performance in 17 years from companies in areas such as accountancy, law and marketing have helped Britain’s dominant services sector bounce back after a weak start to the year, according to the CBI. Business and professional services...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
Moody and neurotic? You could be a creative genius

Moody and neurotic? You could be a creative genius

PEOPLE who admit to being tense, moody neurotic, should take heart - they could also be creative geniuses. A new theory suggests that neurotic misery and imagination go hand-in-hand. And it could explain why so many original thinkers, such as the...

 
Midtjylland 1 Southampton 0 (agg 2-1): Saints suffer Euro heartbreak in Denmark

Midtjylland 1 Southampton 0 (agg 2-1): Saints suffer Euro heartbreak in Denmark

The Danish international ended Saints' Europa League party by smashing in a first-half sucker-punch to give Midtjylland a 2-1 aggregate win. Saints were aiming to reach the Europa League group stage for the first time in their history but always...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Usain Bolt sees off Justin Gatlin to complete World Championship sprint double in Beijing

Usain Bolt sees off Justin Gatlin to complete World Championship sprint double in Beijing

After the narrowest of defeats in the 100m double drugs cheat Gatlin was still favourite to grab Bolt's 200m crown yesterday. But after seeing the American make a blazing start Bolt quickly reeled him and eased away to win his fourth successive world...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Meningitis jab: 'infant paracetamol will help baby avoid fever'

Parents are being advised to give paracetamol to babies who have been given the new meningitis B vaccine, to avoid the fever that follows the injection. But Public Health England, launching the national immunisation campaign which begins on 1...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

X Factor's Simon Cowell laughs off ratings threat from Strictly line-up

X Factor judge Simon Cowell has laughed off any ratings rivalry with Strictly Come Dancing, joking about the BBC’s lack of a star-studded line-up. The TV mogul has reprised his role as a judge on this year’s series of the ITV singing competition...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 

Government taskforce set up to tackle 'ghastly blight' of road signs

The number of signs dotting Britain’s roadsides is due to fall as the government promised to end the “ghastly blight” of gratuitous road signs. Promising to tackle street clutter and cut red tape, the Department for Transport has set up a traffic...

 
Watch cracking training goal from Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett

Watch cracking training goal from Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett

The gaffer's still got it! Gary Rowett has shown himself to be a shrewd manager since taking over at Birmingham City ten months ago today. But of course, before he started making a name for himself off the pitch as a manager, the Blues boss spent the...

 

Mark Zuckerberg hails Facebook's one billion visitors in single day

One billion people have used Facebook in a single day for the first time in the site's 11-year history. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hailed the figure as an "important milestone" for the site, which in little over a decade has become an...

 


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