News archive from 29 June 2014

Arsenal "will sign Alexis Sanchez and Morgan Schneiderlin in £42m double deal'

Arsenal will sign Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez and Southampton's this summer, according to one of France's most reliable football experts. Francois Pinet, who works Tele Mundial, has previously broken the news of Arsenal signing Olivier Giroud and...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 
Bannockburn sell-out hit by queues and downpour

Bannockburn sell-out hit by queues and downpour

THE opening day of a controversial festival staged to mark 700 years since the Battle of Bannockburn was finally declared a sell-out yesterday, but visitors were hampered by chaotic queues inside and outside the rain-lashed arena. Tourism agency...

 
Generation: 25 Years of Scottish Contemporary Art

Generation: 25 Years of Scottish Contemporary Art

SCOTTISH music filters through the upstairs rooms of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Gallery ***** Ross Sinclair is belting...

 
Scottish support for Irish independence in 1920’s

Scottish support for Irish independence in 1920’s

SUPPORT in Scotland for Irish independence was once so strong that explosives were illicitly manufactured in the chemistry department of Glasgow University while an armed gang tried to free an IRA commander from a police wagon, according to a new...

 
Scientists sceptical about device that 'remotely detects hepatitis C'

Scientists sceptical about device that 'remotely detects hepatitis C'

Hepatitis C is conventionally detected through needle-based blood tests, a laborious and expensive procedure. Photograph: Alamy The device the doctor held in his hand was not a contraption you expect to find in a rural hospital near the banks of the...

 
Furious IFAs accuse Aegon of ‘poaching’ customers

Furious IFAs accuse Aegon of ‘poaching’ customers

PENSIONS company Aegon has been accused of attempting to "poach" clients from independent financial advisers without informing them. The Edinburgh-based firm has written to a number of its customers asking them if they still have a...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Martin Flanagan: Calm before the financial storm

Martin Flanagan: Calm before the financial storm

FINANCIAL markets have been reasonably calm this year, writes Martin Flanagan, geopolitical concerns like Ukraine and Iraq aside. And the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis that rocked those markets in 2011 and 2012 almost has a slightly sepia tinge to it...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
On my radar: Christine Bottomley's cultural highlights

On my radar: Christine Bottomley's cultural highlights

Christine Bottomley: 'Marina Abramović is always trying to break boundaries. She puts her neck on the line.' Photograph: David Fisher/Rex Features Rochdale-born actor Christine Bottomley graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama...

 
Cameron accused of “politicising” Armed Forces Day

Cameron accused of “politicising” Armed Forces Day

DAVID Cameron was last night accused of "politicising" Armed Forces Day after the Prime Minister said the UK's military strength kept Scottish people safe. On a visit to Stirling for the event marking the contribution made by UK servicemen...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Armed police ‘must not be elite unit’

Armed police ‘must not be elite unit’

SCOTLAND'S most senior policeman is encouraging armed officers to get more involved in day-to-day policing arguing that he does not want them to be viewed as an elite or

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
SNP told off for Yes event at Holyrood

SNP told off for Yes event at Holyrood

HOLYROOD authorities have reprimanded a group of SNP MSPs for breaking rules which forbid referendum campaigning on Scottish Parliament property. Scotland on Sunday can reveal that the MSPs, who took part in an event backed by Yes Scotland on ground...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
The success of the NHS lies in the strength of its values

The success of the NHS lies in the strength of its values

The altruism of blood donors is what helps to drive the NHS. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian As a committed NHS consultant (part retired) dealing with leukaemias among other haematological disorders, I read Will Hutton's column with great...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 
Shortage of doctors prompts NHS 24 crisis tactics

Shortage of doctors prompts NHS 24 crisis tactics

PATIENTS telephoning their GP will be diverted to a call centre under controversial plans to tackle Scotland's shortage of doctors. Phone calls from patients to their local doctor would be re-routed to NHS 24, the medical helpline that normally deals...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Health
 
Camels imports are linked to deadly Mers virus

Camels imports are linked to deadly Mers virus

SAUDI Arabia is considering a ban on importing camels from parts of Africa after they were linked to the Mers virus that has killed hundreds of people in recent months. Scientists researching how the virus is spread now suspect animals from the Horn...

 
Music’s stars tributes to soul king Bobby Womack

Music’s stars tributes to soul king Bobby Womack

TRIBUTES flooded in yesterday for the legendary soul singer Bobby Womack, who has died at the age of 70. The singer-songwriter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago and had overcome addiction and health problems to revive his music...

 


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