News archive from 2 June 2012, page 15

Hague urges ‘united coalition’

William Hague yesterday urged Syrian opposition groups to build a united coalition against the "murderous" Assad regime, hours after failing to rule out an international military intervention. The Foreign Secretary warned the country stood...

Scotsman, 00:36 in Politics
 

Diamond Jubilee 2012: Avoiding the party

I THINK that anywhere you go in Britain, you'll be able to get away from the Diamond Jubilee. The events are not as widespread as people have been making out, and there was a YouGov survey which showed that only 30 per cent of people are celebrating,...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Hot News
 

Addict father gave toddler methadone

A DRUG-ADDICTED father has been jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of his toddler after giving him methadone. Jamie Green, 33, from Bristol was yesterday found guilty of killing Jayden Lee Green by giving him the heroin substitute, a court...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Hot News
 

Diamond Jubilee 2012: Capital to screen Jubilee | New book produced | Rare photos of Princess emerge

A ROUNDUP of the latest Jubilee news, as Edinburgh looks set to screen the celebrations in Festival Square, a new book about the Palace of Holyroodhouse is issued to mark the Jubilee and rare pictures of Princess Elizabeth in South Africa emerge....

Scotsman, 00:37 in Hot News
 

Private schools in warning over tax

Private schools should be stripped of tax breaks unless they sponsor city academies or take other significant steps to help youngsters from deprived areas, a Government adviser has said. Alan Milburn, the ex-Labour cabinet minister who is now the...

 

Labour to force vote on inquiry into Jeremy Hunt

Pressure has continued to mount on Jeremy Hunt after Labour revealed it will force a Commons vote calling for the beleaguered Culture Secretary to face an independent investigation into claims he breached the ministerial code. The Cabinet minister...

Scotsman, 00:44 in Hot News
 

14 sentenced over summer rioting

Twelve men and two youths have been sentenced for their part in riots during which a police station was firebombed in the disorder last summer. Three police officers and three PCSOs were inside during the attack when nine lighted petrol bombs were...

 

Unusual whale sightings flagged up off Scotland

TEN different species of whales and dolphins have been spotted in Scottish waters over the past month, including "highly unusual" sperm whale sightings. Marine experts hailed the bumper month as proof of the health of marine life. Species...

 

Two guilty of triple blaze deaths

A used-car salesman has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife, their young son and his father-in-law by setting fire to their family home following the collapse of their marriage. Danai Muhammadi, 24, was fuelled by "spite, anger and...

 

Kelly takes on Brave new voice role

Kelly Macdonald has described her debut voice role in Disney-Pixar's Brave as "a real challenge". The Boardwalk Empire star, 36, was promoting the Scottish animated film - in which she voices teenage heroine Merida - with co-star Kevin...

 

UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Jun 2 2012 A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, when...

 

Private schools in warning over tax

Jun 2 2012 Private schools should be stripped of tax breaks unless they sponsor city academies or take other significant steps to help youngsters from deprived areas, a Government adviser has said. Alan Milburn, the ex-Labour cabinet minister who is...

 

UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lieutenant Colonel John Kerner, spokesman for British Forces Helmand, said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh has died as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj District...

 

Skip roadblock threat called off

They insisted that Landfill Tax rates had not changed, and that last week's guidance had been intended simply to ensure that site operators applied them correctly. Following the move, the man behind a petition against increases in the tax issued a...

 

Private schools in warning over tax

Private schools should be stripped of tax breaks unless they sponsor city academies or take other significant steps to help youngsters from deprived areas, a Government adviser has said. Alan Milburn, the ex-Labour cabinet minister who is now the...

 


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