News archive from 29 September 2012

TEACHER SHOT DEAD 'BURGLAR' SON

TEACHER SHOT DEAD 'BURGLAR' SON

The killing of 15-year-old Tyler Giuliano shortly after midnight on Thursday left his quiet Connecticut town of New Fairfield reeling in confusion and grief. His father, Jeffrey Giuliano, is a popular fifth-grade teacher in the community, where there...

 
Darwen councillor joins Gambia mission

Darwen councillor joins Gambia mission

By Dan Clough, Reporter A DARWEN councillor has paid to join a charity trip to help children in the north of Gambia. Coun Stephanie Brookfield will head to the developing African country with youth football team Darwen Spartans in January. The trip...

 
Bright future as Eilean Ban remains in public hands

Bright future as Eilean Ban remains in public hands

ONE of Scotland's smallest islands - the inspiration for Ring of Bright Water author Gavin Maxwell - is to remain in public hands. One of Scotland’s smallest islands – the inspiration for Ring of Bright Water author Gavin Maxwell – is to remain in...

 
Darwen councillor joins Gambia mission

Darwen councillor joins Gambia mission

By Dan Clough, Reporter A DARWEN councillor has paid to join a charity trip to help children in the north of Gambia. Coun Stephanie Brookfield will head to the developing African country with youth football team Darwen Spartans in January. The trip...

 
72 civil servants received six figure pay offs - Scottish Government accounts show

72 civil servants received six figure pay offs - Scottish Government accounts show

Seventy-two civil servants were awarded six-figure golden goodbyes from SNP ministers, Scottish Government accounts have revealed. The accounts for 2011-12 showed that the total cost of exit packages was £38 million, despite concern about public...

Scotsman, 22:14 in Politics
 
Labour’s Robin Hood plans for cuts could ‘stigmatise’ the poor

Labour’s Robin Hood plans for cuts could ‘stigmatise’ the poor

LABOUR'S chief whip yesterday claimed that his party's controversial review of universal services would "redistribute" money from the rich to the poor. James Kelly also indicated Labour would look at the option of means testing as the party...

Scotsman, 22:14 in Politics
 
RHINOS CLAIM WEMBLEY PLACE

RHINOS CLAIM WEMBLEY PLACE

The champions looked to have lost their grip on the crown when Wigan came from 11-0 down at half-time to lead 12-11 but skipper Kevin Sinfield kicked a penalty three minutes from the end to send them through to another Grand Final. There was almost...

 

Venky's 'disappointed' by Kean exit

Blackburn owners Venky's are "very disappointed" Steve Kean has resigned as Blackburn manager, according to the club's managing director Derek Shaw. Kean walked away from his post at Ewood Park after 21 months on Friday evening, claiming in...

Daily Post, 22:16 in Sport
 

USA on front foot at Medinah

Davis Love's two current major champions and a pumped-up Keegan Bradley more than made up for the struggles of Tiger Woods as the United States threatened to take a grip on the Ryder Cup in Chicago. After the morning foursomes had been tied 2-2,...

Daily Post, 22:16 in Sport
 
MAN 'SHOOTS HIMSELF' ON LIVE TV

MAN 'SHOOTS HIMSELF' ON LIVE TV

Fox News was covering the chase using live helicopter footage from its Phoenix affiliate when the man driving the small vehicle stopped, ran into the desert and appeared to place a handgun to his head and fire. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told...

 
Two G4S directors resign following Olympics staffing fiasco but chief executive remains

Two G4S directors resign following Olympics staffing fiasco but chief executive remains

Two G4S directors have resigned in the wake of an independent review into the company's botched Olympic Games contract. • Chief executive Nick Buckles to remain but two of his deputies to depart • Buckles had admitted to MPs that Olympics staffing...

Scotsman, 22:22 in Hot News
 
UK services output bounces back in July

UK services output bounces back in July

The services sector makes up more than three quarters of British GDP, and Friday's data suggests the economy made a strong start to the third quarter, after contracting by 0.4 percent in the second quarter of the year. July's month-on-month rebound...

Reuters, 22:24 in Business
 

Wigan 12 Leeds 13: Sinfield's late strike sends Leeds to Grand Final after thriller

Kevin Sinfield booted the match-winning penalty three minutes from time as Leeds clinched victory in one of Super League's most remarkable play-off thrillers.Wigan trailed 11-0 at half-time and looked well beaten as the ruthless Rhinos threatened to...

Daily Mail, 22:30 in Sport
 

Northampton 24 Wasps 6: Wilson sends Saints top after fifth straight home victory

New Zealander James Wilson scored his first two tries for Northampton as they made it five wins out of five at Franklin's Gardens to move to the top of the Aviva Premiership.Wilson's double plus 14 points from the boot of Stephen Myler eased the...

Daily Mail, 22:30 in Sport
 
Recession is now 'all but over' after a powerful rebound in the services sector

Recession is now 'all but over' after a powerful rebound in the services sector

Economists last night declared that the recession is all but over after a powerful rebound in the dominate services sector. Output from services firms - such as lawyers and accountants, hairdressers and restaurants - rose 1.1 per cent in July, figures...

 


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