News archive from 29 June 2015

Andy Murray aims to keep his cool at Wimbledon

Andy Murray aims to keep his cool at Wimbledon

HE HAS been working hard to keep his hot temper under control, but Scots tennis champ Andy Murray will have to battle another type of temperature at Wimbledon, with a scorching heatwave due to arrive at the All England Club. Murray will take on world...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Stem cell treatment helps ease arthritis in dogs

Stem cell treatment helps ease arthritis in dogs

DOG-lovers are paying specialist vets up to £1,700 for a stem cell treatment they hope could ease the symptoms of arthritis in their beloved pets. Scientists say they have used the new treatment on more than 150 dogs in the UK – with 85 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Contactless payment devices to go on sale this week

Contactless payment devices to go on sale this week

A NEW range of payment devices that people can wear has been unveiled by Barclaycard as people's use of "tap and pay" technology continues to grow. The new “bPay” wristbands, fobs and stickers will go on sale online from Wednesday and are...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
China dominates list of world’s top banks

China dominates list of world’s top banks

The UK's largest bank HSBC has clung on to a place in the world's top 10 banks, in a year which saw the global banking model under increasing threat. HSBC fell to ninth place from fifth last year with 153 billion dollars (£97 billion) of Tier 1...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Glastonbury: Dalai Lama calls for ‘moral’ education

Glastonbury: Dalai Lama calls for ‘moral’ education

The Dalai Lama spoke passionately about the need for schools and universities to give a moral education to children as he appeared at Glastonbury Festival for the first time. Despite the rain, crowds gathered to hear the exiled Tibetan spiritual...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 

NHS staff told to say 'I am sorry' to patients for medical blunders

Doctors, nurses and midwives will have to offer patients face-to-face apologies and say they are personally sorry about medical blunders under tough new rules designed to make the NHS more honest. The 920,000 members of those three professions must...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Second fugitive captured near Canadian border

Second fugitive captured near Canadian border

THE second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a...

 

Banks want government to cut regulatory costs, survey finds

Banks and other financial companies want the new Conservative government to cut the cost of complying with a swath of new regulation, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry. When the employers’ lobby group asked firms what the...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Stationmaster cat Tama elevated to goddess status

Stationmaster cat Tama elevated to goddess status

TAMA the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans at a funeral yesterday - and elevated to the status of a goddess. The calico cat was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi station in...

 

UK banks lose ground to global rivals

Britain’s scandal-hit banks are losing their position in world markets with all but two tumbling down global rankings as Chinese rivals surge ahead. HSBC, the UK’s only player inside the world’s top 10, slumped from fifth to ninth position according...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

Barclays expands contactless wearables

British shoppers could soon be paying for cups of coffee or trips on public transport by waving a keyfob or sticker as contactless payment moves into newer wearable devices. Barclays, which launched payment wristbands last year, is launching key fobs,...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
More than 500 hurt after Taiwan water party fire

More than 500 hurt after Taiwan water party fire

A FIRE on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a Saturday night party at a Taiwan water park, injuring more than 500 people, including eight in critical condition, authorities said yesterday. The fire was sparked by an accidental...

 
Kuwait names Saudi citizen as mosque bomb attacker

Kuwait names Saudi citizen as mosque bomb attacker

Kuwaiti authorities yesterday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people as a Saudi citizen who flew into the Gulf nation just hours before he blew himself up. Police have started making arrests in...

 
Nelson Piquet Junior wins the first ever Formula E world championship

Nelson Piquet Junior wins the first ever Formula E world championship

And in an ironic twist the Brazilian won the title by a single point just as his famous father won the 1981 F1 world championship. Home hope Sam Bird won the race after a time penalty for exceeding energy allowance was handed to Stephane Sarrazin, who...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

San Francisco Pride leads celebration of supreme court same-sex ruling

Related: Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling Hundreds of thousands of people marched, danced and waved rainbow banners through San Francisco for the most jubilant Pride festival in living memory on Sunday,...

 


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