News archive from 30 September 2014

The tests that show if you've got a male or female brain: The answer may surprise you - and explain your...

Sit down for a moment. Relax. Then clasp your hands together so your fingers entwine — don’t overthink it! Now look at your thumbs. Which one is on top — the left one or the right? If you are a man, the odds are it will be the left; if you are a...

 
Youths rescued by fire service hydraulic platform after playing with a 40ft cherry picker on Willows estate Grimsby

Youths rescued by fire service hydraulic platform after playing with a 40ft cherry picker on Willows estate...

Youths playing with a cherry picker on the Willows estate Grimsby had to be rescued by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. Fire crews deployed their hydraulic platform to bring the 16-year-olds to safety. Humberside Police thanked the fire service for...

 
Orkney hospital retrains staff after nosebleed death

Orkney hospital retrains staff after nosebleed death

A HOSPITAL has retrained staff after an investigation into the death of a patient who was admitted to casualty with a nosebleed. Orkney’s Balfour Hospital, in Kirkwall, ordered an investigation after classing the fatality as an “adverse event”....

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 

Serial Wirral robber jailed for three and a half years

A serial robber who attacked his latest victim in a friend’s house before fleeing with £220 snatched from his sock was jailed for three and a half years. Gareth Jamie Hayden set upon William Carl Thomas while he was helping tie a disabled friend’s...

 
South Yorkshire Police under fire over child protection

South Yorkshire Police under fire over child protection

Police chiefs have been given just six weeks to improve the way that children are protected in South Yorkshire. The warning comes in a critical report published today, just weeks after the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham was laid bare....

 
Profit warning leaves Balfour Beatty vulnerable

Profit warning leaves Balfour Beatty vulnerable

A THIRD profit warning of the year from Balfour Beatty claimed the scalp of its chairman yesterday and re-ignited speculation that suitor Carillion could return with a tougher offer. Former Railtrack boss Steve Marshall, who has been running Balfour...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Bostock anointed as chief of Santander UK

Bostock anointed as chief of Santander UK

Santander has named former Royal Bank of Scotland finance chief Nathan Bostock as the new boss of its UK business. Bostock had been the hot favourite for the job since Ana Botin was appointed chair of the wider Santander Group following the death of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Obstacles litter road to income tax devolution

Comment: Obstacles litter road to income tax devolution

In the wake of the independence referendum, the debate has moved quickly to devolving further tax (and other) powers to Scotland. Whilst the outcome may or may not be tied to addressing the decentralisation of powers to regions in England and Northern...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Best turnover figures in more than seven years

Best turnover figures in more than seven years

SCOTTISH firms enjoyed their best sales performance for more than seven years over the summer, with confidence levels remaining high for the rest of 2014 and into 2015, a Bank of Scotland survey revealed today. Both the manufacturing and services...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Croatia and the EU - what difference has a year made?

Croatia and the EU - what difference has a year made?

Fireworks, fanfares and a massed chorus of Ode To Joy heralded Croatia's entry to the European Union last year. But the champagne moment did not last long. The country is still stuck in a seemingly endless recession that would tempt even the most...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Win a pair of tickets to Hull City v Crystal Palace and a copy of FIFA 15

Win a pair of tickets to Hull City v Crystal Palace and a copy of FIFA 15

Win tickets to Hull City v Crystal Palace and a copy of EA Sports Fifa 15 We have teamed up with EA Sports to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to Hull City v Crystal Palace at the KC Stadium on Saturday, October 4, 2014, plus the winner will...

 
Stoke 1 - Newcastle 0: Peter Crouch sinks Toon leaving Alan Pardew on the brink

Stoke 1 - Newcastle 0: Peter Crouch sinks Toon leaving Alan Pardew on the brink

Toon officials had been at pains to stress that owner Mike Ashley's tirade last week, when he allegedly said that Pardew would be "dead, over, finished" if the struggling Magpies lost at Stoke, was said in jest. But the Newcastle manager...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Alan Pardew suffered on a cold Monday night in Stoke as Newcastle crashed at the Britannia

Alan Pardew suffered on a cold Monday night in Stoke as Newcastle crashed at the Britannia

Toon owner Mike Ashley said last weekend that Pardew was "finished" if they lost at their relegation rivals before insisting he was only joking. But even his patience will surely be exhausted after Newcastle handed Stoke their first home...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Hundreds in tribute to stab teacher

Pupils, colleagues and family members joined nearly 2,000 people at a memorial service today to pay tribute to "passionate" and "committed" teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death at her school. Around 1,200 people packed...

 
Ashley Cole looking forward to Frank Lampard reunion as Roma take on Man City

Ashley Cole looking forward to Frank Lampard reunion as Roma take on Man City

The pair spent eight years together at Chelsea before going their separate ways in the summer. Cole headed for Italy to join Roma, while Lampard has linked up with Manchester City on loan from New York City. Cole can hardly believe they will be on...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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