News archive from 29 March 2013

Hackers attack Falklands War game

Mar 28 2013 UK hackers have attacked an Argentine online video game recreating scenes from the Falklands War and allowing players to shoot British "terrorists". Argentine company Dattatec.com this week launched a "map" for popular...

 
When the Scots were defeated at Whitby over date of Easter

When the Scots were defeated at Whitby over date of Easter

Who decides when Easter falls? Pete McGrath on why Yorkshire has claims on the most important day in the Christian calendar. Back in the 19th-century Whitby famously inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. However, rewind a few centuries earlier to 664 and a...

 

Learning the true value of money is important for everyone

From: Jennifer Hunter, Queens Road, Knaresborough. I APPLAUD Jayne’s Dowle’s balanced approach in her article (Yorkshire Post, March 18) regarding younger people’s experiences with finances. I am not a parent, but I do believe that today’s parents...

 

Driving priorities

From: N Bywater, Airedale Terrace, Morley, Leeds. IVAN Kovacks has it right (Yorkshire Post, March 20), the police ignore many driving offences. Parking on the pavement is just one. In the recent poor weather, fog and snow, some drivers seem to be in...

 

Bedroom tax will not solve housing crisis

From: Mrs W Abbott, Boulsworth Avenue, Kingston Upon Hull. I WONDER if David Cameron’s latest proposals will solve the housing crisis or make the situation worse than it already is. Firstly those in receipt of state benefit who are living in...

 

How you address your county is your choice

From: MP Fitzgerald, The Crescent, Northallerton. YOU have recently published letters criticising Royal Mail for continuing to use county names such as Cleveland and Humberside. I am surprised that Royal Mail have not responded to this themselves as...

 
ARREST MADE IN RYDER INVESTIGATION

ARREST MADE IN RYDER INVESTIGATION

Police have made an arrest in connection with the late-night assault that left New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder in an induced coma in hospital with serious head injuries. Ryder, the 28-year-old Wellington all-rounder, was admitted to Christchurch...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

Benefits reform trial defended

Benefit chiefs have rejected fresh claims that a flagship welfare reform is "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full trial of the new Universal Credit will start at just one Jobcentre. The Department for Work and Pensions said...

 
High hospital occupancy causing spread of bugs

High hospital occupancy causing spread of bugs

Hospitals across Scotland are experiencing high levels of demand and a shortage of beds as the prolonged winter weather puts pressure on services. • Over-occupancy was said to be one of the main causes of the novovirus spreading • There have been...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 

‘Ban smoking in cars for children’s sake’

THE Scottish Parliament is being urged to bring in a law to ban people from smoking in their cars when children are on board. Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume wants parliament to hold a public consultation and hopes he will get enough support to...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 

Eating more fibre can cut risk of stroke

Eating more fibre may protect against death and disability by lowering the risk of having a stroke, a study has found. Each 7g increase in daily fibre intake results in a 7 per cent ­reduction in first-time stroke risk, according to researchers. One...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 

IPCC slams ex-police chief Bettison

A former chief constable attempted to manipulate his police authority "for his own self interest" in the wake of a damning report into the Hillsborough disaster, the police watchdog has concluded. The Independent Police Complaints Commission...

 

Benefits reform trial defended

Benefit chiefs have rejected fresh claims that a flagship welfare reform is "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full trial of the new Universal Credit will start at just one Jobcentre. The Department for Work and Pensions said...

 
Lower bonus for Aggreko chief Rupert Soames

Lower bonus for Aggreko chief Rupert Soames

RUPERT Soames, the chief executive of temporary power firm Aggreko, saw his pay package fall by a third last year after a sharp drop in his bonus. Soames received a £51,000 bonus compared to £638,000 the previous year. The drop saw his pay package,...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Cameron hails all-electric Nissan Leaf

Cameron hails all-electric Nissan Leaf

Nissan has officially launched production of its 100 per cent electric Leaf car at its vast Sunderland plant. Along with a new UK battery facility, yesterday marked the culmination of a £420 million investment by the Japanese car manufacturer. The...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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