News archive from 1 August 2015, page 1

Nicola Sturgeon warns Cameron over second indyref

Nicola Sturgeon warns Cameron over second indyref

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has issued a warning to her unionist opponents that "no politician has the right to stand in the way" of another independence referendum if Scotland votes to have a rerun. Ms Sturgeon has faced repeated calls to...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 

Arsenal Transfer News: Double deal confirmed, triple exit, striker target revelation

Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Isaac Hayden has joined Hull City on loan. The youngster featured in the Gunners' Capital One Cup campaigns during the past two years, as well as captaining the Under-21 squad last season. “I'm very pleased and very...

 
Sickness soars as ambulance staff are ‘run ragged’

Sickness soars as ambulance staff are ‘run ragged’

SICKNESS levels among ambulance service workers have soared to a ten-year high with more than 570,000 hours lost since June 2014. A report before the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) board this week revealed a 7 per cent absence rate, compared to the...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Raith Rovers v Albion Rovers: Selection worries for Cliftonhill boss Darren Young

Raith Rovers v Albion Rovers: Selection worries for Cliftonhill boss Darren Young

DARREN YOUNG has a selection headache for today's League Cup date with Raith Rovers. The Coatbridge part-timers have a number of concerns as they prepare for a first-round clash with the Fifers at Stark's Park. Keeper Ross Stewart is rated doubtful...

 
Calais migrant chaos: Cameron says he’s ‘on it’

Calais migrant chaos: Cameron says he’s ‘on it’

THE impact of chaos in Calais is set to last all summer, David Cameron warned yesterday as he launched the government's latest attempt to get a grip on the crisis. The Prime Minister called the situation “unacceptable” and declared: “We are absolutely...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Stirling Albion v Airdrieonians: Diamonds boss Gary Bollan confirms strike star needs surgery

Stirling Albion v Airdrieonians: Diamonds boss Gary Bollan confirms strike star needs surgery

GARY BOLLAN has revealed that Airdrieonians strike star Jim Lister needs surgery to beat his injury blues. The Diamonds boss confirmed the club's worst fears after the 34-year-old visited a specialist last week. Lister, who broke down during...

 
Iraqis protest over Baghdad heatwave power cuts

Iraqis protest over Baghdad heatwave power cuts

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters have taken to the streets of Baghdad to protest against power shortages as the country experiences a heatwave. They blamed government corruption for a lack of investment in infrastructure. On Thursday, the government...

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 
Alexander McCall Smith’s Edinburgh ‘Culture Crawl’

Alexander McCall Smith’s Edinburgh ‘Culture Crawl’

HE is one of Scotland's best-known authors, whose books have sold more than 20 million copies around the world. Alexander McCall Smith has already created a cast of characters for his 44 Scotland Street stories, about the comings and goings in a...

 
Jeff Salway: Don’t make drama out of China crisis

Jeff Salway: Don’t make drama out of China crisis

Investors should avoid a knee-jerk reaction to falling share prices, says Jeff Salway Fresh volatility in the Chinese stock market has left investors rattled as more money flows out of Asia and emerging markets funds. Many ordinary investors and...

 

Hillary Clinton papers reveal a third of top backers linked to financial industry

A third of Hillary Clinton’s top backers made their money from the financial services industry, according to Guardian analysis of new campaign finance disclosures released on Friday. Related: Hillary Clinton aides' Wall Street links raise economic...

 
Students targeted in MenW vaccination programme

Students targeted in MenW vaccination programme

Teenagers going to university and college this year are being offered protection against a deadly strain of meningitis, called MenW. GPs across the UK are inviting 17 and 18-year-olds to come for a vaccine. First-time students under 25 are eligible...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 
British Library becomes Grade I listed building

British Library becomes Grade I listed building

The British Library has become one of the youngest buildings to be given Grade I listed status for "outstanding architectural and historic interest". It is the largest public building built in the UK in the 20th Century and was designed by...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 
Search for missing Lachlan Simpson continues

Search for missing Lachlan Simpson continues

The search for a 22-year-old man who went missing almost a week ago is due to resume over the weekend. Lachlan Simpson, a chef from Embo in the Highlands, has not been seen since he left a dance in the town at 01:30 BST on Sunday morning. Dozens of...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 
New meningitis vaccine for freshers in Scotland

New meningitis vaccine for freshers in Scotland

A new vaccination programme for meningitis has been launched for teenagers in Scotland. The ACWY vaccine was announced earlier this year in response to a rise in the number of cases of meningitis W. It will be offered to students under 25 who are...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 

Two-for-one lunch deals at 51 pubs in England and Wales

The Guardian has teamed up with Alastair Sawday’s to offer readers two-for-one pub lunches at 51 of Sawday’s handpicked pubs across England plus some in Wales. Sawday’s have been seeking out special pubs for over 10 years. Their team of inspectors...

Guardian, 00:23 in Travel
 


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