News archive from 5 April 2012, page 8

Tavish Scott: Crafty George Galloway will stir up the Commons

Tavish Scott: Crafty George Galloway will stir up the Commons

MANY congratulations to George Galloway on winning a parliamentary by-election. Galloway's turn of phrase and eye for the moment are an object lesson for students of politics. He is out of the Sheridan and Salmond political school where every moment...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

Alastair Davis: Big Society Capital can build on third-sector success

NEWS of the launch of Big Society Capital should be welcomed with open arms in Scotland. Not only does it raise the profile of the third sector and the role it plays in providing vital community services, but the funding itself will help create growth...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Tunnock’s view on referendum doesn’t taste so sweet for Alex Salmond

Tunnock’s view on referendum doesn’t taste so sweet for Alex Salmond

ALEX Salmond is an avowed fan of the traditional Scottish biscuits produced by Tunnock's, the Uddingston-based family business responsible for creating the famous Caramels and Tea Cakes. The First Minister has visited the biscuit factory, and in...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Analysis: So which government is right on the big question?

Analysis: So which government is right on the big question?

NUMBERS are beguiling. The bigger they are, the more compelling they sound. So it was probably inevitable that politicians on both sides of the argument should have fallen into the trap of quoting statistics when debating the results of the UK...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

SNP councillor ‘sorry’ for cleft lip joke

AN SNP councillor has been forced to apologise for making a joke on her Facebook page at the expense of those born with a cleft lip. Annette Valentine acknowledged her posting was “inappropriate” and said sorry after the party was informed of her...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Businesses back £600m Big Society social fund

Businesses back £600m Big Society social fund

David Cameron has said a new £600 million "Big Society" fund would help tackle the country's "deepest social problems". The Prime Minister claimed the money would help “smash away” the “patronising assumption” that small charities...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

William Hague reveals ‘bizarre demands’ of Brits abroad

BRITISH nationals are wasting embassy time with "ludicrous" inquiries about lost false teeth and jam that won't set, William Hague said yesterday. The Foreign Secretary urged expats and tourists not to stretch scarce consular resources by...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

Scottish independence: People speak their minds on referendum debate

Businesses, industry leaders and academics have their say on Scotland's constitutional future “Everything should be done to avoid the result being subject to legal challenge.” Scottish Council for Development and Industry “[It is] absolutely essential...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Alma telescope in Chile battles extreme weather

Alma telescope in Chile battles extreme weather

Thunderstorms, heavy rain, snow, floods and mudslides are not exactly what one would expect to see in the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile. But for the past two months, these were the working conditions of the team of scientists at...

 
Pensioners’ protest at new garden charge

Pensioners’ protest at new garden charge

PENSIONERS in Brinsley are uniting to protest against new garden maintenance charges and plan to go to Broxtowe Borough Council waving their placards next week. Janet Enever is heading the campaign after finding out the council has started to charge...

 

Portrait prize shortlist ranges from jolly auntie to tattooed artist

Tony Lewis by Jamie Routley, which has been shortlisted for the BP Portrait prize 2012. Photograph: Jamie Routley/PA A jolly auntie figure, an intense grandad, an impressively tattooed friend and a man with a newspaper stand outside Baron's Court tube...

 
LANCASHIRE STILL MERRY AT THE MERSEY

LANCASHIRE STILL MERRY AT THE MERSEY

The Red Rose county ended a 77-year wait for an outright title in the first-class game with a final-day run chase to beat Somerset at Taunton in a dramatic climax to last season. With their Manchester base out of action for most of the season due to...

 
GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS- 05/04/12

GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS- 05/04/12

CRAYFORD FANCIES 2.18 Stop Coding (1-6-3) 2.37 Ballygibba Sue (1-4-2) 2.57 Newlawn Sweep (1-5-4) 3.17 Wario (5-4-3) 3.38 Stophers Crystal (6-3-1) 3.58 Gemara (5-4-2) 4.18 Fawkham Spirit (3-2-5) 4.37 Born Phanter (3-6-4) 4.57 Said Moon (3-2-5) 5.17...

 
US soldiers among 10 killed in Afghan suicide bombing

US soldiers among 10 killed in Afghan suicide bombing

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, at a park in a relatively peaceful area of northern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the attack, are targeting Afghan...

 
Cold snap causes chaos but calm weather expected for Easter

Cold snap causes chaos but calm weather expected for Easter

The UK's dizzying yo-yo of spring weather is forecast to calm down for Easter after one of the warmest March months on record was followed by a cold snap that plunged roads and power supplies into chaos in Scotland and northern England. Engineers have...

 


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