News archive from 28 December 2012, page 5

15-year-old girl goes missing with man she met on Facebook

15-year-old girl goes missing with man she met on Facebook

A TEENAGE girl has disappeared from her home in Milnathort, sparking a nationwide manhunt. Chantelle Stewart, 15, went missing during a visit to Falkirk on 23 December. She is believed to be with a man she met on Facebook, and her family have failed...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
An embarrassing fundamentalist – Peter Higgs’ scathing verdict on Richard Dawkins

An embarrassing fundamentalist – Peter Higgs’ scathing verdict on Richard Dawkins

CELEBRATED Scottish scientist Peter Higgs has made an outspoken attack on fellow academic heavyweight Richard Dawkins, branding him a "fundamentalist" and "embarrassing". Prof Higgs is widely expected to win a Nobel prize after...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Hogmanay alcohol and pills hangover ‘cure’ could kill

Hogmanay alcohol and pills hangover ‘cure’ could kill

BRITONS are popping pain-killers with alcohol to ward off colds and avoid hangovers, but the practice could prove fatal, a pharmaceutical group has warned. One in six people has mixed over-the-counter pain- killers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
RocknRoll wedding as Winslet ties knot with nephew of Virgin tycoon

RocknRoll wedding as Winslet ties knot with nephew of Virgin tycoon

Kate Winslet has tied the knot for the third time in a private ceremony in New York, her spokesman said. The Oscar-winning actress was reportedly given away by her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio when she wed Ned RocknRoll in front of her two...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Deganwy street second most expensive to live in Wales

Deganwy street second most expensive to live in Wales

A STREET has come in as one of the most expensive in Wales to live - with houses costing more than £600,000. Homes on Gannock Park in Deganwy, Conwy, have an average price of £636,000 - second only in Wales to Druidstone Road in Cardiff where houses...

 
Facebook and Twitter ‘crime’ soars by 780 per cent, police reveal

Facebook and Twitter ‘crime’ soars by 780 per cent, police reveal

COMPLAINTS of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter have increased by 780 per cent in four years, resulting in around 650 people being charged last year, police figures show. The phenomenon of social networking crime was comparatively minor in 2008...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
North Wales teen who nearly lost leg in propeller accident making slow recovery

North Wales teen who nearly lost leg in propeller accident making slow recovery

A TEENAGER who nearly lost a leg in a horrific boating accident last summer is making a slow and gradual recovery. Cian Wyn Williams was caught in the propeller of a speedboat while he was trying to climb back into it after swimming near Porthmadog....

 

Benefit concerns in North Wales as claims move online

THOUSANDS of people face getting the wrong benefits or no benefits at all as the Department for Work and Pensions move most claims online from 2013 a Plaid Cymru MP warned. Nearly three million households will suffer a cut in their benefit when the...

 

New crackdown sees 175 foreign criminals deported

More than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown, including a violent sex offender and an Indian man who attempted to defraud the department store, Harrods. A further 314 foreign criminals were detained as a result of Operation...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Public must accept reforms if NHS is to survive, warns hospitals chief

Public must accept reforms if NHS is to survive, warns hospitals chief

NHS Confederation chief Mike Farrar has called for 'fundamental changes' to the way the health service cares for patients. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian The public need to accept the closure of many hospital units and live healthier lives...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
 
Perseverance works a treat for trader Steve

Perseverance works a treat for trader Steve

A Calder Valley entrepreneur is using Perseverance to bounce back from the summer floods. Steve Hill lost thousands of pounds’ worth of stock when his warehouse in Mytholmroyd was swamped in June. But he has battled back from adversity to open up in...

 

Two die and 250 seriously injured in North Wales workplace accidents

TWO men died and more than 250 were seriously injured in workplace accidents across North Wales in a year. Employers are being urged to rethink workplace safety in the New Year after statistics showed more workers lost their lives last year. The...

 
Family pay tribute to ‘happy and joyous boys’ who died in Christmas Day M6 crash

Family pay tribute to ‘happy and joyous boys’ who died in Christmas Day M6 crash

The family of two young brothers who were killed in a Christmas Day motorway crash on their way to a wedding have paid tribute to their "happy and joyous boys". Adnan Habib, 10, and four-year-old Arsalaan were killed when the car they were...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 

Strange in any language – English stroke victim starts talking … in Welsh

An Englishman has woken up after a stroke and started speaking Welsh. Alun Morgan, 81, was evacuated to Wales during the Second World War and during his time there he never picked up the native tongue. His wife Yvonne was the only person who could...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 

Lib Dems fear policy on migrants will damage UK

A POLL of MPs today revealed deep concern among Liberal Democrats about the damage the government's immigration policies could do to the British economy. Every single one of the Lib Dem MPs interviewed by pollsters Ipsos Mori agreed that restrictions...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 


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