News archive from 4 July 2018, page 10

Councillors told to pay for hospitality at Sunderland Airshow

Councillors have been told they must put their hands in their pockets if they want to enjoy hospitality at this year’s Sunderland International Airshow after costs were put under scrutiny. Sunderland City Council was asked about the expense of hosting...


Derbyshire’s most mysterious UFO sightings

Today is World UFO Day, the day when people gather together to gaze at the sky for unidentified flying objects. Derbyshire has a long history of mysterious sightings, with UFOs spotted in places like the village of Bonsall and Ladybower Dam in the...


New report says Sunderland could be among worst hit areas by a hard Brexit

A bungled Brexit will have ‘devastating consequences’ for Sunderland and the wider North East, says a city MP. Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott was speaking as a new report today singled out the city as one of the places in the UK likely to be...


Dead horse dumped on roadside alongside rubbish

A man was left shocked after he found a dead horse dumped along with rubbish bags on the side of a country road. Stephen Todd saw the foal alongside a black bin liner in Elemore Lane in the Easington Lane area. It was absolutely shocking to see and...


How one NHS consultant is using Twitter to improve treatment

Twitter allows Dr Graham Mackenzie to tap into the latest thinking and research from around the world to help improve outcomes and treatment, he tells Kevan Christie in the latest of our series marking the NHS at 70 In the third part of our NHS at 70...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Hot News

Pupils clean up the beach at Seaham

Pupils from an East Durham school enjoyed a day at the beach - but strictly for educational purposes. For the youngsters from Seaham High School were not sunning themselves, they were looking after the environment. A group of Year 8 pupils from the...


Ayesha Hazarika: Putin is using the World Cup like Hitler used the Olympics

As someone who has no interest in football, even I have to admit this World Cup has been positive and, dare I say, uplifting. The lack of violence, hooliganism and racism (bar one incident at the Russia-Uruguay match) has been a relief. We were all...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Hot News

Professor Christopher Chapman: Community can play a huge part in tackling child poverty

Around a quarter of ­Scotland’s children live in poverty. This means that about 230,000 children are growing up without the resources to ­participate in activities, have the ­living ­conditions, or obtain the type of diet that are considered the norm...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Hot News

Brexit: Fishermen ‘able to pay to escape quotas’ under new plans

British fishermen will be able pay to avoid quotas after the UK leaves the European Union, it was claimed last night as the government unveiled its Brexit plans for the fishing industry. The Scottish Government said the proposals would put fishing...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Politics
Sayeeda Warsi calls for inquiry into Islamophobia within Tory party

Sayeeda Warsi calls for inquiry into Islamophobia within Tory party

Sayeeda Warsi has called on the Conservatives to launch a “full independent inquiry” into Islamophobia in the party and warned the Tories were pursuing a politically damaging policy of denial about the problem in its own ranks. The former Conservative...

Guardian, 06:36 in Politics

Miles Briggs: No surrender in the war on drugs

It’s time to get tough on drug dealers and provide effective treatment to rid people of addiction, writes Miles Briggs. It was my colleague and former Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie who, in 2008, pushed then First Minister Alex Salmond...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Politics

Chris Marshall: Less than 1% of population suffers 57% of all violence

When former justice secretary Michael Matheson told a conference of police officers last month that most people in Scotland don’t experience crime, he was setting himself up for a fall. Recently released statistics from Police Scotland show violent...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Politics

Professor John Elliott: What Scots and Catalans can learn from history

Relations between Catalonia and Madrid soured in the 1800s as the Romantic Movement took off and inspired a new kind of nationalism, writes John Elliott. As the current generation of Scots and Catalans face up to unusually agonising decisions about...

Scotsman, 06:36 in Politics

Bramham School fair gets sports fever

International sporting events kicked of a have a go sports theme at this year’s Bramham Primary school summer fair. Over 400 people flocked to the school hall, playground and field which were a hive of activity as children challenged themselves to...


GUIDE: All you need to know about this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone

For one weekend a year, the village of Silverstone becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country as F1 descends on Northamptonshire. Here is our guide to this weekend's British Grand Prix.


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