News archive from 2 September 2018

Funeral inspector tells of leaking coffin and body mix-up

A body mix-up and damaged and leaking coffins have been dealt with by Scotland’s new inspector of funeral directors, her first annual report reveals. Natalie McKail said she had also made some “significant recommendations” for improvements following...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health

Leader: The right to a longer life

“While life expectancy in Scotland has increased for the past three decades, there has been no change over the last few years.” The Registrar General’s report on the changes to Scotland’s population is packed full of facts and figures, but the number...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health

The Big Interview: serial entrepreneur Robin Knox

As co-founder of point of sale specialist IntelligentPos, Robin Knox is among the most high-profile names in Scotland’s effervescent tech scene. He’s also earning a reputation as a serial entrepreneur, driven by the thrill of the start-up stage in any...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics

Mixed emotions for Alan Browne after stunning goal in Preston's Deepdale draw with Bolton

Preston Nortth End midfielder Alan Browne admitted his stunning strike against Bolton had the gloss taken off it in Saturday’s Deepdale draw between the sides. How they rated: Our marks out of 10 after Preston's 2-2 draw with Bolton The swivel volley...

Mortgage hikes show the dancing is nearly over at Australia's credit party

Mortgage hikes show the dancing is nearly over at Australia's credit party

In 2007, Chuck Prince, the soon to be former boss of the huge American bank Citigroup, famously dismissed concerns about a looming credit crunch and committed himself to continued deal-making by bullishly declaring: “As long as the music is playing,...


Tributes pour in for Neville Staples' grandson killed in city centre stabbing

The young man who died today after being found with stab wounds in the city centre has been locally identified as Coventry legend Neville Staples' grandon. The 21-year-old, named locally as Fidel, died at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire...


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US military to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

US military to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

The US military says it is cancelling $300m (£230m) in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad's failure to take action against militant groups. President Donald Trump has previously accused Pakistan of deceiving the US while receiving billions...

BBC, 00:35 in World News

In the courts of Lincolnshire

The following case have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Mark Anthony West, 59, of 3 Cowbit House Farm Cottage, Deeping High Bank, Deeping St Nicholas, Spalding, pleaded guilty to driving with 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100...

Brexit: Theresa May says a second referendum would be a 'betrayal'

Brexit: Theresa May says a second referendum would be a 'betrayal'

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will not "give in" to those calling for a second referendum on Brexit. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, she says such a move would be a "betrayal of democracy" - and of the trust of the people...

BBC, 00:43 in Regional

Lopetegui praises Benzema in Real Madrid win as he fills Ronaldo's boots with vital brace

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was pleased with his side's performance as they eased to a third LaLiga win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Leganes. Gareth Bale set the ball rolling for the home side before Leganes drew level from the penalty...

Daily Mail, 00:48 in Sport
Missed this week's entertainment news?

Missed this week's entertainment news?

It's been another packed week in the world of entertainment news - for example, we learned who will present I'm A Celebrity... with Dec, what the TV critics thought of Bake Off, and which star Prince Harry had on his bedroom wall as a teenager. If you...

BBC, 00:55 in Regional

Should parents of babies with sticky-out ears really buy these Spanish correctors?

They haven’t hindered the careers of Gary Lineker, Martin Clunes or Will Smith, but parents worried about their children’s protruding ears are being offered a controversial product to help pin them back. About 2,500 packets of Baby Otostick, a Spanish...

Daily Mail, 01:04 in Health

Lincs CCC going for a treble

Lincolnshire CCC travel to Carlisle to face Cumberland CCC in their final Unicorns Eastern Division match of the season - knowing that a victory (16 points) plus three or more bonus points will give them the Eastern Division title for the third...


Art reaches new heights as the Birdman nestles in

It is already a landmark, but the arrival of the 'Birdman of the Rotunda' has ensured the Birmingham city centre icon is getting even more public attention than usual. In a bizarre but eyecatching display, a giant bird's nest has appeared at 130ft on...


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