News archive from 30 April 2015

Is YOUR region racist? Hate map of the US reveals dramatic divide between Eastern and Western states

While racism is thought to be rife in the Southern US states, a new 'hate map of America' reveals prejudice to be common elsewhere. The map suggests that the coal region and rust belt in the American Northeast, along with the South, have now become...

 
Grimsby candidates call for change during latest election debate

Grimsby candidates call for change during latest election debate

Two of Grimsby's election candidates called for voters to give up on the established parties and welcome in change when the nation goes to the polls on Thursday. Five House of Commons hopefuls from Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire clashed over issues...

 

Fossil fuels are the new tobacco when it comes to health risk

As future doctors we call on the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to remove their investments from fossil fuel companies. We share a responsibility to our future patients to address unmitigated climate change – described as...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Life expectancy increases but gap widens between rich and poor

Life expectancy is rising faster than thought, with 90 expected to become the norm in some affluent areas of the country by 2030, putting further pressure on pensions, health and social services, according to new research. But the gap between rich and...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Politicians not tough enough on tax avoidance, say voters

Voters in Britain’s key marginal seats want tougher action to crack down on tax avoidance and have unimpressed by pledges by political parties to raise billions of pounds from rich individuals and corporations, according to a poll published on...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Airdrieonians heroes to open 'Sammy's Shelter' at final game of the season

Airdrieonians heroes to open 'Sammy's Shelter' at final game of the season

TWO Airdrieonians heroes will open a new disabled facility at New Broomfield – in memory of a former team-mate. John Martin and Evan Balfour will be on hand to open 'Sammy's Shelter' which has been named after the late Sammy Conn who passed away in...

 
Albion Rovers boss Darren Young eyes new deal after League Two title success

Albion Rovers boss Darren Young eyes new deal after League Two title success

DARREN YOUNG looks set to be rewarded with a new contract after leading Albion Rovers to a first championship in 26 years. The 36-year-old player/manager will meet with chairman Pat Gillooly on the back of the club receiving the League Two trophy at...

 
Sturgeon ratchets up pressure on Labour to do deal

Sturgeon ratchets up pressure on Labour to do deal

NICOLA Sturgeon has told Labour leader Ed Miliband he will have to strike a deal with the SNP after a new poll suggested the Nationalists are poised to win every one of Scotland's 59 seats. The First Minister made her demand buoyed by an unprecedented...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Scotland may face £126bn UK debt payment

Scotland may face £126bn UK debt payment

SCOTLAND may have to pay back its entire £126 billion share of UK debt under the SNP's plan for full fiscal autonomy, according to Alistair Darling's former right-hand man at the Treasury. Dr Angus Armstrong said autonomy within the UK could create a...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: Tory tax pledge makes no sense

Bill Jamieson: Tory tax pledge makes no sense

Cameron's promise to rule out tax rises for five years undermines the flexibility governments need, writes Bill Jamieson IT MAY still be possible for the Conservatives to poll more votes than their rivals next Thursday. But as the election campaign...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Scottish archaeologists primed for Waterloo dig

Scottish archaeologists primed for Waterloo dig

IT IS a humble farmstead where one of the most extraordinary stand-offs in military history was played out. Now, a team of Scottish archaeological experts has started a major excavation of the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium Duke of Wellington....

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Mentally demanding jobs ‘help keep dementia at bay’

Mentally demanding jobs ‘help keep dementia at bay’

INTELLECTUALLY demanding jobs can help to stave off dementia, according to new research. Those with challenging work had half the rate of decline in memory and thinking compared to those in mentally undemanding work. “Education is a factor that...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
‘Turning point’ in Down’s syndrome screening

‘Turning point’ in Down’s syndrome screening

A NEW test for Down's syndrome has been described as a "major turning point in antenatal screening" that would also be far cheaper than the current NHS screening programme. All pregnant women are offered the chance to have a blood test to...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Schools blitz to tackle falling literacy levels

Schools blitz to tackle falling literacy levels

WORK to improve pupils' reading and writing is to be ramped up in schools as a study reveals that levels have dropped since 2012. Results from the 2014 Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy found 47 per cent of S2 boys were doing well, very well or...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Vulnerable girls repeatedly abused by Jimmy Savile

Vulnerable girls repeatedly abused by Jimmy Savile

PAEDOPHILE television presenter Jimmy Savile abused at least 22 pupils and one visitor at a school for emotionally disturbed teenage girls where he was allowed to stay overnight and even molested his victims in the principal's office, according to a...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Hot News
 


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