News archive from 1 May 2013, page 5

Susan Calman: Death threats for independence satire

Susan Calman: Death threats for independence satire

COMIC Susan Calman has called for the end of "name-calling, swearing and death threats" marring the independence debate after her satirical contribution to a radio show triggered an onslaught of online abuse. The Glaswegian comedienne has...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Independent Scotland wins backing over Nato and EU

Independent Scotland wins backing over Nato and EU

THE remainder of the UK should support Scotland's bid to join the European Union and Nato if voters back independence, a Commons committee says today. The foreign affairs committee also called on the UK government to use diplomatic channels to...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Hyslop warns over state-appointed press watchdog

Hyslop warns over state-appointed press watchdog

A NEW state-appointed watchdog could be imposed on newspapers if there is no solution to the "impasse" surrounding an overhaul of press regulation, culture secretary Fiona Hyslop warned yesterday. Newspaper chiefs have rejected the UK...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
More than 330 kids see parents die of drug abuse

More than 330 kids see parents die of drug abuse

HUNDREDS of children lose a parent to a drug-related death every year, a new report on substance abuse in Scotland reveals. A total of 331 children lost a parent or parental figure as a result of drugs in 2011, a sharp rise on the figure of 238 the...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Eddie Barnes: Discord for sterling’s bandleader

Eddie Barnes: Discord for sterling’s bandleader

Alex Salmond's eagerness to keep pound poses more questions than it answers, writes Eddie Barnes KEEP the pound. In 2001, that message, around which Tory leader William Hague based his failed UK general election campaign, sounded marginal and faintly...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Peter Geoghegan: Scotland in the spotlight

Peter Geoghegan: Scotland in the spotlight

From Bosnia to Boston to Belfast, attention is turning to the independence debate, and our politicians deserve to do the nation justice, says Peter Geoghegan From the outside, it can sometimes feel that everyone is looking at Scotland – and next...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 

Police to 'tag' dementia patients

Elderly care campaigners have branded a police force's decision to buy tracking devices for dementia patients as "completely wrong". Sussex Police have bought 15 GPS tags in a bid to save money searching for pensioners who often go missing,...

 

Police to 'tag' dementia patients

Elderly care campaigners have branded a police force's decision to buy tracking devices for dementia patients as "completely wrong". Sussex Police have bought 15 GPS tags in a bid to save money searching for pensioners who often go missing,...

 
2 out of 5 Scots will be diagnosed with cancer

2 out of 5 Scots will be diagnosed with cancer

TWO out of five people in Scotland will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime, new figures show. It was previously estimated that one in three would be affected by the disease. But new figures from ISD Scotland show that...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Health
 
Scottish independence quest hampered by policy gaps, MPs say

Scottish independence quest hampered by policy gaps, MPs say

Alex Salmond's security and foreign policies have significant gaps, MPs say. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Alex Salmond's quest for Scottish independence is being undermined by significant gaps in his government's security and foreign policies, an...

 

Implants 'raise cancer death risk'

Women who have breast implants and go on to have breast cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease than those without, a new study has suggested. Researchers said that patients with cosmetic implants have a 38% higher risk of dying from...

 

Implants 'raise cancer death risk'

Women who have breast implants and go on to have breast cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease than those without, a new study has suggested. Researchers said that patients with cosmetic implants have a 38% higher risk of dying from...

 

Comment: Stroke impact is more than just physical

More than 12,000 people have a first stroke every year in Scotland and there are over 120,000 stroke survivors. The impact of a stroke can be profound and long term - it can affect ability to walk, talk and think and it can also affect emotional and...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Health
 
BLUES WANT JOSE BACK

BLUES WANT JOSE BACK

BRANISLAV IVANOVIC last night urged Jose Mourinho to come back to Chelsea and make them champions again. Starsport exclusively revealed how Mourinho has already agreed to return to his old club, where he won six trophies in three years. Now Ivanovic...

Daily Star, 00:16 in Sport
 
RONNIE ROCKET HELPS LUIS SUAREZ

RONNIE ROCKET HELPS LUIS SUAREZ

SNOOKER ace Ronnie O'Sullivan has told Luis Suarez: ‘My mind guru will save your career like he did mine'. Liverpool striker Suarez is being sent for sessions with sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, the same man who O'Sullivan credits for getting...

Daily Star, 00:16 in Sport
 


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