News archive from 1 October 2012, page 5

UK government to back Scottish minimum alcohol pricing in courts

UK government to back Scottish minimum alcohol pricing in courts

THE UK government will support the Scottish Government when its minimum alcohol pricing legislation is challenged in the courts, according to the Advocate General for Scotland. The new law, designed to tackle alcohol misuse by setting a floor price of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Tesco drops to eighth place in battle to be best UK supermarket

Tesco drops to eighth place in battle to be best UK supermarket

CONSUMER experts have left Tesco languishing near the bottom of a table to find Britain's best supermarkets, new research shows. The chain comes eighth place out of ten major retailers, according to the analysis of which grocery giants offer the best...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Climate change and rise in sea temperature may see fish shrink

Climate change and rise in sea temperature may see fish shrink

FISH could shrink by almost a quarter of their current size by the middle of this century because of global warming, scientists have warned. Experts using computer simulations to predict the effects of climate change on hundreds of species of ocean...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Only 3% of women aware of five signs of breast cancer

Only 3% of women aware of five signs of breast cancer

JUST 3 per cent of women can name five warning signs of breast cancer, new research has shown. The figures are part of a survey that also shows that just over a third – 37 per cent – examine their breasts regularly. Breakthrough Breast Cancer today...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Family of Jimmy Savile hit back at child abuse claims

Family of Jimmy Savile hit back at child abuse claims

THE nephew of the late broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile says his family is "disgusted and disappointed" that allegations his uncle sexually abused school girls have been made when he is no longer around to defend himself. Roger Foster was...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

BNP leader Nick Griffin hits back after ‘Fenian’ tweet sparks complaint to police

BRITISH National Party leader Nick Griffin has tried to defend himself following criticism of his use of the word "Fenian" on Twitter. He said he had used the word after receiving abusive messages from Irish republicans. Mr Griffin, who...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Twighlight star Robert Pattinson is still the world’s sexiest man

Twighlight star Robert Pattinson is still the world’s sexiest man

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has maintained his place as the world's sexiest man. The British star, 26, who is said to be rekindling his relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart, 22, following her admission that she had an affair with her Snow...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
PLAQUE HONOURS ROBIN GIBB

PLAQUE HONOURS ROBIN GIBB

The Bee Gees singer died in May, aged 62, following a battle with cancer. The honour was made by the Heritage Foundation – of which Gibb was president from 2008 to 2011 – and Thame Town Council. Tributes were led by DJ Mike Reid and lyricist Sir Time...

 

‘No decision yet’ on Army lay-offs, MoD claims

The UK government has played down reports that 8,000 troops are to be made redundant after Christmas. There had been claims that an acceleration in Army cutbacks would see notices sent out in the festive period. But a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Minister says UK wasting cash on undeserving Europe-funded aid cases

A TORY minister has ramped up coalition tensions over Europe by arguing the UK is being forced to waste huge sums on undeserving causes.
International development minister Alan Duncan said the EU is failing to focus aid on poverty. He...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Investigators begin Nepal crash probe

InvestigatORs are looking into the cause of a plane crash in Nepal which claimed the lives of 19 passengers, including seven Britons. The Dornier twin-engine propeller plane crashed two minutes after take-off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
ROBERT PATTINSON STILL THE SEXIEST

ROBERT PATTINSON STILL THE SEXIEST

The British star, 26, who is said to have rekindled his relationship with Twilight co-star Kristen, 22, following her admission she had an affair, has won the accolade for the fourth year running. Fellow British actor and Avengers Assemble star Tom...

 

Kidnapped Brit rescued from jungle in Ecuador

A BRITISH woman kidnapped in Ecuador while visiting a remote nature reserve in the Amazon jungle has been rescued. The tourist, reportedly named by Ecuadorian army officials as Katherine Sara Cox, was abducted on Friday with an Australian woman near...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
BROOKE SHIELDS' REPRESENTATIVE DISMISSES SMOKING PHOTO

BROOKE SHIELDS' REPRESENTATIVE DISMISSES SMOKING PHOTO

A Twitter.com user named David Hill posted the 1980s snap on the internet on Thursday (27Sep12), alongside the caption: "Here is a photo of Brooke Shields smoking pot with H.R." The photo features a young woman, who bears a striking...

 


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