News archive from 1 May 2012, page 17

Four in court on terrorism charges

Four men appeared in court today to face terrorism charges. Zahid Iqbal, 30, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, 24, Umar Arshad, 23, and Syed Farhan Hussain, 21, are accused of discussing methods, materials and targets for an alleged attack in Britain. This is...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Call for rapist to be left off honour list

Thousands of people have signed an online petition to remove footballer Ched Evans from an end-of-season honours list following his rape conviction. The 23-year-old striker, who was jailed for his attack on a 19-year-old woman, was included in the...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Glider pilot dies after crash in field

A MAN died after the glider he was flying crashed into a field. Emergency services went to the scene in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, after a call from a member of the public just after 2:30pm yesterday. The man was a member of the London Gliding Club in...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Pledge of action on airport queues

The UK government has promised action to deal with "too long" queues at Heathrow Airport, but blamed the rain for recent troubles and insisted claims of two-hour waits were a "wild" exaggeration. Immigration minister Damian Green...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Rail firms ‘keeping disruption payouts’

TRAIN companies have been accused of passing on to passengers only a "tiny fraction" of the tens of millions of pounds they receive from Network Rail (NR) for disruption to services. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association said NR paid...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Genetic boost for fertility discovered

SCIENTISTS studying mice have identified a gene which could boost human fertility. Experts say the discovery could help people struggling to conceive naturally. A Durham University team working with scientists from Osaka University in Japan were...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Major ISPs ordered to block Pirate Bay

The High Court in London yesterday ordered five internet service providers to block access to the world's largest illegal file-sharing website, the Pirate Bay. The firms – Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media – will have to fulfil...

Scotsman, 02:26 in Hot News
 

Hague’s warning to Scots

Scottish independence would damage the UK's influence in international security decisions, William Hague has warned. The Foreign Secretary told MPs and peers last night that breaking away would have “strategic and security implications” for each of...

Scotsman, 02:27 in Politics
 

Road safety budgets cut by 15%

Councils in England slashed road safety budgets by an average of 15% last year, according to the latest figures. The cuts compared with average reductions of just 6% for other council services, showed the statistics from the Institute of Advanced...

 
Cameron’s Tories lack principles, says Tebbit

Cameron’s Tories lack principles, says Tebbit

Former Conservative chairman Lord Tebbit has accused David Cameron of leading a party that lacked "vision and principles" in government. Lord Tebbit, who was party chairman under Margaret Thatcher, said the coalition was looking...

Scotsman, 02:37 in Politics
 
Sketch: Mr Angry finds himself Lib Demless on the front bench

Sketch: Mr Angry finds himself Lib Demless on the front bench

WHEN you're in trouble you know who you're friends are, because they stand right by you. Which must have made David Cameron aware of the lack of any Liberal Democrats on the front bench beside him. Nick Clegg and other Lib Dem Cabinet ministers were...

Scotsman, 02:37 in Politics
 
Delta buys refinery, becoming first airline to make own fuel

Delta buys refinery, becoming first airline to make own fuel

Atlanta-based Delta said the first ever purchase of a refinery by an airline would allow it to cut $300 million annually from jet fuel costs, which reached $12 billion last year. It said production at the refinery along with other agreements to...

Reuters, 02:48 in Business
 

Road safety budgets cut by 15%

Councils in England slashed road safety budgets by an average of 15% last year, according to the latest figures. The cuts compared with average reductions of just 6% for other council services, showed the statistics from the Institute of Advanced...

 
Harriers almost came back for Libya

Harriers almost came back for Libya

THE government yesterday admitted that it had considered bringing back one of its aircraft carriers and the Harrier jump jets for the Libya operations. In a response to the defence select committee’s report on the Libya conflict, the government...

Scotsman, 02:48 in Hot News
 
Blind dissident wants future in China after miracle escape - supporter

Blind dissident wants future in China after "miracle" escape - supporter

Chen's supporters say he is now under U.S. diplomatic protection in Beijing after escaping 19 months of stifling informal detention in his rural home, his future the subject of fraught secret talks between China and the United States. "Chen...

 


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