News archive from 2 August 2018

Cumbria's flood-ravaged River Derwent to benefit from £10m National Trust plans

The River Derwent in Cumbria is one of five rivers and the landscapes around them that will be protected and restored in a new £10 million conservation project. The National Trust is today unveiling plans to boost habitats, wildlife and access for...

 
Glasgow's European Championships kicks off with George Square opening party

Glasgow's European Championships kicks off with George Square opening party

Rain couldn’t dampen spirits as the biggest sporting event in Glasgow since the 2014 Commonwealth Games kicked off with a display of music, dancing and fireworks this evening. An enthusiastic crowd gathered in the city’s George Square for the opening...

 

Cross party group of Northern politicians urge £100bn transport cash boost in Budget

A cross party group of politicians, including senior Tory party grandees, have today taken the unprecedented step of coming together to urge the Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to transform the north’s rail and road network to prevent...

 

Cross party group of Northern politicians urge £100bn transport cash boost in Budget

A cross party group of politicians, including senior Tory party grandees, have today taken the unprecedented step of coming together to urge the Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to transform the north’s rail and road network to prevent...

 

Water-damaged Copper Bar may not reopen until CHRISTMAS

Copper Bar could take up to six months to reopen after a catastrophic water leak destroyed the interior. A fire in a neighbouring property caused a water to seep into the bar, ruining many of the decorations and copperwork. The managers have now said...

 

Shaolin monks to perform 'breath-taking display' at the Forum

The group will perform traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, and demonstrate movements of Chi with weaponry. Their performance will also be combined with choreography and dramatic lighting and sound to showcase their martial arts expertise. The monks are from...

 
Liverpool transfer news: Potential Barcelona deal ‘perfect’ - pundit

Liverpool transfer news: Potential Barcelona deal ‘perfect’ - pundit

Mignolet is surplus to requirements at Liverpool this summer following the world-record arrival of Alisson from Roma. The Belgium international had already lost his No.1 spot midway through last season to Loris Karius. Barcelona are reportedly...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 
Arsenal fans hail Matteo Guendouzi as teen stars against Chelsea in pre-season clash

Arsenal fans hail Matteo Guendouzi as teen stars against Chelsea in pre-season clash

The Gunners held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw before winning on penalties in the International Champions Cup. Unai Emery has made several changes since taking over from Arsene Wenger.  The Spaniard has already brought in several new faces, including World...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 
Liverpool transfer news: Christian Pulisic backed to sign… but there’s a twist

Liverpool transfer news: Christian Pulisic backed to sign… but there’s a twist

That is according to German football expert and pundit Raphael Honigstein. A fee was agreed with RB Leipzig last summer for Keita to move to Anfield in July. And Liverpool are looking to raid the Bundesliga again at Jurgen Klopp’s old club. Chelsea...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

Police refuse to say how Carluke man died as hunt for savage killer continues

Police have refused to say how a man murdered in his own home died, as the hunt for his killer continues. It follows claims he was brutally stabbed in a frenzied attack. Paul Halley was found dead at his flat in Carluke on Sunday having been the...

 
Stash of potentially deadly chemical found in Scotland

Stash of potentially deadly chemical found in Scotland

An apparent stash of a potentially deadly chemical used in extreme dieting has been seized in Scotland. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said their food crime unit have recovered “a quantity” of powder believed to be the highly-toxic substance DNP. DNP –...

 
Extremely rare £5 note worth £50,000 enters circulation in Scotland - do you have it?

Extremely rare £5 note worth £50,000 enters circulation in Scotland - do you have it?

A handful of limited edition £5 notes worth £50,000 have been released into circulation across the country - and one is in Edinburgh. The extremely rare notes, which feature the face of footballer Harry Kane, are believed to be worth more than a...

 
'Fly high angel' Heartbroken friends pay tribute to tragic Wishaw girl, 13

'Fly high angel' Heartbroken friends pay tribute to tragic Wishaw girl, 13

Tributes are being paid to a 13-year-old girl found dead at her home in Wishaw . Police initially treated the death of Robyn Goldie, who was discovered in her Lanarkshire home a week ago, as "unexplained", but confirmed that a report has...

 
Scots woman wins life-changing £58million in National Lottery jackpot

Scots woman wins life-changing £58million in National Lottery jackpot

A woman from Kincardineshire has reportedly won a massive £57.9 million National Lottery payout - despite the ticket going unclaimed for over a week. The Courier reports that the woman, who works in Montrose, bagged the life-changing sum of money by...

 
Voice calls drop despite smartphone fever

Voice calls drop despite smartphone fever

The number of voice calls made on mobile phones in the UK fell for the first time ever in 2017, despite the fact we seem hooked on our devices. That is according to the latest report from telecoms regulator Ofcom, which charts what it describes as a...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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