News archive from 4 September 2015

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood backs Idrissa Gueye to make a name for himself

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood backs Idrissa Gueye to make a name for himself

Tim Sherwood has saluted Aston Villa’s ever-ready midfielder Idrissa Gueye after his encouraging introduction to the Premier League. Gueye has completed all four of the claret and blues’ top flight games so far this season after being asked to fill...

Comeback kid: Andy Murray keeps US Open dream alive after securing victory over Adrian Mannario

Comeback kid: Andy Murray keeps US Open dream alive after securing victory over Adrian Mannario

ANDY MURRAY survived the furnace of Flushing Meadows as his Grand Slam dream almost came a cropper in the heat of the city. Murray was taken all the way by French left-hander Adrian Mannarino in brutal conditions that could yet impact his chances of...

How aspirin could help slow growth of cancer

How aspirin could help slow growth of cancer

WONDER drug aspirin may slow the growth of tumours when combined with cancer drugs, according to researchers. Experiments on mice found combining the two medications substantially slowed the development of bowel and skin tumours compared to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland to take in 1000 refugees

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland to take in 1000 refugees

SCOTLAND will take at least 1,000 refugees caught up in the escalating humanitarian crisis as soon as the UK government accepts its "fair share" of asylum seekers, Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday. The First Minister told MSPs that Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics

UK summer washout means mixed news for business

The chilly August that just capped off the coldest British summer in three years meant mixed fortunes for businesses. It was a washout for clothes retailers but sunny times for cut-price airlines. Bookings slumped for campsites in some parts of the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business

Anthrax scandal: US army orders new toxins crackdown

Image copyright EPA The US military has ordered a new crackdown on laboratories producing biological toxins, after another anthrax contamination scare. A safety review and production freeze has been ordered at all defence department facilities...

BBC, 00:06 in World News

Pope Francis pops out of Vatican to buy new glasses

Image copyright Reuters Pope Francis drew crowds for an unusual reason on Thursday - after slipping out of the Vatican to visit an optician. While the optician normally delivers new glasses to the Vatican, Pope Francis insisted on travelling to the...

BBC, 00:06 in World News

Dover father and son jailed over sex abuse

Image copyright Kent Police A father and son have been jailed after being found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls. Horace Nix, 84, and Malcolm Nix, 55, abused the girls when one was four and the other was eight. The victims are now in their...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional

David West murder: Son phoned police to 'admit murder'

The son of a nightclub tycoon phoned police and said: "I would like to admit a murder" following the stabbing of his father, the Old Bailey has heard. David West, 45, admits killing his 70-year-old father, also called David West, but denies...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
EBay auction site celebrates 20th birthday

EBay auction site celebrates 20th birthday

IT is the online auction site where just about everything can be bought and sold - from Princess Beatrice's "pretzel" hat worn to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to old CDs, make-up and even Roman artefacts. Now eBay –...


Donald Trump loves Kanye, hates Jeb, but most of all adores being Trump

At a “special announcement” press conference in New York during which he revealed that he had signed a pledge not to run as a third-party candidate, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tackled a wide range of other issues, slamming GOP...


Huddersfield 40-26 Castleford: In-form Giants stay on course for semi-finals

Jermaine McGillvary went joint top of the Super League tryscoring chart as Huddersfield strengthened their hold on third place with an impressive 40-26 win over Castleford. Right winger McGillvary once more pressed his claims for an England call-up by...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport

Teenagers who watch screens in free time 'do worse in GCSEs'

Teenagers who spend hours on screens during their free time, either watching TV, playing computer games or surfing the internet, appear to achieve lower grades at GCSE, according to a study published on Friday. Research from Cambridge University...


Chris Coleman hails team spirit as Cyprus win leaves Wales on brink of Euro 2016

Wales coach Chris Coleman insisted togetherness had got them through their tough Euro 2016 examination in Cyprus. Wales had to wait until Gareth Bale's 82nd-minute winner to secure the three points in the Nicosia heat which takes them to within...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport

Toys aimed at girls 'steering women away from science careers'

Toys aimed at young girls are steering them away from science and engineering before they even reach school age, according to a leading British researcher. Dame Athene Donald, professor of experimental physics at Cambridge University, said that toys...


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