News archive from 30 May 2015

Exclusive - U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed: sources

Exclusive - U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed: sources

The operation began in tandem with the now-famous Stuxnet attack that sabotaged Iran's nuclear programme in 2009 and 2010 by destroying a thousand or more centrifuges that were enriching uranium. Reuters and others have reported that the Iran attack...

 

Jack Wilshere: "I'm staying at Arsenal and won't transfer away'

Jack Wilshere has ruled out a transfer move away from Arsenal this summer. The England international has attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City but has declared he will stay at the club. When asked if he will be at Arsenal...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 

Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm "keen on Manchester United transfer'

Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm is reportedly keen on a transfer to Manchester United. The World Cup winner has enjoyed a glittering career with Bayern and Germany and is keen for a new challenge, according to the Express. Lahm, 31, has won virtually...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 
Retro: Long-lost pubs from days before The Moor

Retro: Long-lost pubs from days before The Moor

Today we start at Moorhead and wend our way down The Moor to treat our taste buds. Before we start our pub crawl, I must remind readers that not all of the pubs mentioned were standing or open at the same time – I’m trying to give an insight into the...

 
Yvette Cooper officially launches Labour leadership campaign

Yvette Cooper officially launches Labour leadership campaign

Yvette Cooper will officially launch her campaign to be leader of the Labour party with a rally in Castleford today. Ms Cooper, who is MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, will hold the event for Labour members at Castleford Tigers’ Wheldon...

 

Obesity 'will be main cancer cause'

Tackling obesity is a major priority the Government has said, as a report warns that one in five cancer deaths is caused by it. The alert came at the world's biggest conference on cancer, which sounded the warning that obesity is killing tens of...

 

Stranded ducklings freed from sewer

Two ducklings have been freed after rescuers used an iPad recording of the mother duck's quack to coax them out of a sewer. A couple of holidaymakers visiting Burton Bradstock in West Dorset discovered the mother duck quacking loudly near a manhole...

 
Birmingham prepares to pay tribute to Great War VC recipients

Birmingham prepares to pay tribute to Great War VC recipients

Birmingham is to pay tribute to its 10 Great War VC recipients - by turning the memorial stones into a “Walk of Heroes”. The walkway’s official unveiling, at the Hall of Memory, will take place on Remembrance Day, November 11. Birmingham City Council...

 
Injury forces Jack Vettriano to quit painting

Injury forces Jack Vettriano to quit painting

JACK Vettriano, one of Scotland's most successful artists, has been forced to give up painting for the foreseeable future after a freak accident. The 63-year-old has broken his right shoulder, on the arm he paints with, after tripping up and falling...

 
Art review: Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show 2015, Dundee

Art review: Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show 2015, Dundee

Amongst the rather gorgeous jewellery and metal design on display at the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show this year, I was particularly taken with one graduating student's contribution. Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show 2015 - Duncan Of...

 
Thousands are mortgage prisoners

Thousands are mortgage prisoners

Interest-only home loans are leaving a trail of debt and dismay, writes Jeff Salway BORROWERs on interest-only loans are being forced out of their homes or into equity release deals because lenders are locking them out of the mortgage market. That’s...

 
Richard Keen appointed Tories’ top legal adviser

Richard Keen appointed Tories’ top legal adviser

A LEADING QC who is chairman of the Scottish Tories has been appointed the UK government's most senior adviser on Scots law. Richard Keen is stepping down from his post in the Conservative Party to become the Advocate General for Scotland. Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Call to end bar on Catholic monarch

Call to end bar on Catholic monarch

CENTURIES-old legislation which prevents there being a Catholic monarch is continuing to foster division and should be scrapped, a major report into sectarianism in Scotland has concluded. The Scottish Government-commissioned study said the 1701 Act...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
A very Scottish coup as SNP lose Highland Council

A very Scottish coup as SNP lose Highland Council

The SNP has lost control of Highland Council after the Lib Dems walked away from their coalition partnership. The Lib Dems are now in discussion with the Independent party at the local authority, claiming they had found it increasingly difficult to...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Instant replays to fans' phones tested at FA Cup final

Instant replays to fans' phones tested at FA Cup final

Mobile operator EE and the BBC will test mobile apps at the FA Cup final using 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to watching fans. The trial will work with 20 devices, with a public service planned for 2016. 4G Broadcast helps solve the...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 


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