News archive from 30 July 2014

NHS orders 17,000 obese children to go on diets

NHS orders 17,000 obese children to go on diets

Thousands of overweight youngsters across Scotland have been placed on slimming programmes in recent years after their GPs or school staff stepped in to try and help them lose weight. Almost 17,000 children between the age of five and 15 have been...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Sanctions as EU leaders lose patience with Putin

Sanctions as EU leaders lose patience with Putin

THE European Union is to impose tough new economic sanctions on Russia, targeting oil companies, banks and the arms industry. The move is designed to increase pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin to act against pro-Russian separatists fighting...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Race legends revel in Laura Weightman performance

Race legends revel in Laura Weightman performance

Running greats Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe have praised Laura Weightman after she landed a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Cram, who coaches the Lesbury athlete, spoke of his delight after her performance and paid tribute to her work...

 

Bragg pulls strings to end jail ban

Protest singer Billy Bragg has helped reverse a government ban on steel-strung guitars in prison. The activist joined politicians and fellow musicians, including former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, calling for inmates to be granted use of guitars...

 

Bragg pulls strings to end jail ban

Protest singer Billy Bragg has helped reverse a government ban on steel-strung guitars in prison. The activist joined politicians and fellow musicians, including former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, calling for inmates to be granted use of guitars...

 
Nile Rodgers lands Ryder Cup gala concert role

Nile Rodgers lands Ryder Cup gala concert role

DISCO legend Nile Rodgers has won a starring role at the gala concert which will herald Scotland's hosting of the Ryder Cup golf tournament. The veteran musician, producer and songwriter, best known for his work with Sister Sledge and Chic, will...

 
NHS Highland accused of ‘breaching human rights’

NHS Highland accused of ‘breaching human rights’

A health board is being accused of breaching the human rights of two patients who have had to travel almost 700 miles a week for months to access dialysis treatment. The women, who both live in Campbeltown, have to travel to Vale of Leven Hospital in...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Health
 
Gaza crippled by Israel’s heaviest bombardment

Gaza crippled by Israel’s heaviest bombardment

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas yesterday, striking at symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in...

 
GLASGOW 2104: Daniel Wallace storms back for silver

GLASGOW 2104: Daniel Wallace storms back for silver

Berwickshire swimmer Daniel Wallace secured another silver for Scotland as he came second in the men's 200m individual medley to claim his third medal of the Commonwealth Games. The former Duns swimmer came from last to finish second behind...

 
Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform. James Proud launched his product, Sense, on 23 July with a goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days. But...

 
Usain Bolt joins Royals on Glasgow 2014 tour

Usain Bolt joins Royals on Glasgow 2014 tour

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were joined by world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, as they visited athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games. The Royal trio and the Jamaican sprint star chatted and posed for photographs in the...

 
Racing column: Day Two of Glorious Goodwood

Racing column: Day Two of Glorious Goodwood

The Qipco Sussex Stakes is today's feature on Day 2 of Glorious Goodwood and it is impossible to oppose Kingman (3.05) backed from 4/7 to 1⁄2 on Tuesday morning at BetVictor as he bids to give the classic generation their sixth win in the...

 
Race legends revel in Laura Weightman performance

Race legends revel in Laura Weightman performance

Running greats Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe have praised Laura Weightman after she landed a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Cram, who coaches the Lesbury athlete, spoke of his delight after her performance and paid tribute to her work...

 
Britain’s Got Talent stars at special gala in aid of ChildLine

Britain’s Got Talent stars at special gala in aid of ChildLine

Two Britain's Got Talent singing stars are appealing for people to join them for a special gala night at Alnwick Garden, in aid of Childline. Classical duo Richard and Adam will be performing at the ChildLine Gala in the Garden – the first of its kind...

 
Wath MEP’s pledge over missing girls

Wath MEP’s pledge over missing girls

Wath-based MEP Linda McAvan is calling on European Union member states to be at the forefront of the campaign to find 276 school girls kidnapped by a militant group in Nigeria in April. She addressed MEP’s at the European Parliament and is also...

 


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