News archive from 1 August 2015, page 99

Scotland’s jails ‘failing’ on prisoner education

Scotland’s jails ‘failing’ on prisoner education

AN overwhelming majority of Scotland's prisoners are not functionally literate or numerate, new research has revealed. Figures obtained through Freedom of Information have shown only 15 per cent of inmates are functionally numerate, and just 30 per...

Scotsman, 23:46 in Politics
 

Musicians launch campaign to save the bassoon as shortage threatens orchestra

It is widely understood that lions, pandas and polar bears are all in serious jeopardy … The fact that bassoons now share this endangered status may come as more of a surprise, but this summer the reed instrument has become a strong candidate for...

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he may have played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain as striker hints at...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped a huge hint that he could be leaving Paris Saint-Germain in one of the summer's biggest transfers after saying he may have played his last game for the French club. The mercurial Swedish striker played a starring role as...

Daily Mail, 23:48 in Sport
 
CHELSEA V ARSENAL: What TV channel is the FA Community Shield match on today & what time does the game kick-off at Wembley Stadium?

CHELSEA V ARSENAL: What TV channel is the FA Community Shield match on today & what time does the game...

CHELSEA face Arsenal in the FA Community Shield today (Sunday, August 2). The traditional curtain-raiser to the new season will be played at Wembley Stadium between the two London clubs. Premier League champions Chelsea go into the game after penalty...

 
UPDATE: Body found in search for missing woman

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing woman

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed they have found a body in the search for missing woman Karen Greenwood. They have Tweeted tonight (Saturday): “Sad to report that officers searching for missing Karen Greenwood found a body earlier today near Gedney....

 

Jihadi extremisits threaten Lincolnshire family - and police issue warning over social media

Extremists have sent a death threat to the family of a serving soldier in Lincolnshire. The letter from Islamist extremists is reportedly entitled ‘JIHAD – The Holy War For Islam – A warning to the brides of British Soldier Warmongers’. The Mirror...

 
Nicola Sturgeon lauds £55m boost from China trip

Nicola Sturgeon lauds £55m boost from China trip

Nicola Sturgeon rounded off her trade mission to China yesterday by saying Scotland was open for business and claiming her trip bolstered links that will help support more than 50 Scottish businesses. The First Minister’s five-day visit was dominated...

 
Calais crisis a mix of politics and public anxiety

Calais crisis a mix of politics and public anxiety

THE humanitarian imperative of helping Channel Tunnel asylum seekers is getting lost in a disastrous mix of British politics, public anxiety and French industrial action, writes Euan McColm After what they’ve experienced in their home countries, the...

 
New Afghan Taleban leader calls for unity

New Afghan Taleban leader calls for unity

THE new leader of the Afghan Taleban has vowed to continue his group's 13-year insurgency, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. The audio message purportedly from Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor also included...

 

Jihadi extremisits threaten Lincolnshire family - and police issue warning over social media

Extremists have sent a death threat to the family of a serving soldier in Lincolnshire. The letter from Islamist extremists is reportedly entitled ‘JIHAD – The Holy War For Islam – A warning to the brides of British Soldier Warmongers’. The Mirror...

 
Citizenship for stateless between India and Bangladesh

Citizenship for stateless between India and Bangladesh

TENS of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly def

 
Iraq asks rebels to quit area to save citizens

Iraq asks rebels to quit area to save citizens

IRAQ'S Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdish Workers' Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory yesterday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of airstrikes by Turkey. A statement from the office of Kurdish...

 
Anglers hit out at salmon fishing ‘kill licence’

Anglers hit out at salmon fishing ‘kill licence’

ANGLERS are angered by Scottish Government plans to impose a "kill licence" on those who fish for salmon in Scotland's sporting rivers. Fishing clubs, river owners and those who maintain salmon beats have criticised the proposal to ban the...

 
Seaweed farm to begin production off Argyll coast

Seaweed farm to begin production off Argyll coast

PLANS have been unveiled that will see mainland Britain's first commercial-scale seaweed farm set up in Scottish waters later this summer. The new facility will be run as a demonstration project that will help shape the country’s embryonic seaweed...

 

Sir Steve Redgrave fears drugs could be the focal point of Rio 2016 Olympics and calls on USADA to confront...

Sir Steve Redgrave fears the Olympic Games next year could be overshadowed by a major drugs controversy and has demanded the World Anti-Doping Agency get a grip on the problem. With one year to go until the Games in Rio, many observers are concerned...

Daily Mail, 23:58 in Sport
 


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