News archive from 5 October 2012, page 11

Pressure on Kenny MacAskill over prison visitors

JUSTICE secretary Kenny MacAskill is facing renewed calls to save voluntary prison visiting committees. He was criticised by opposition parties for suggesting plans to replace the system, which has been in use since the Victorian age, with a new...

Scotsman, 00:23 in Politics
 

Scots college numbers drop 70,000 in two years

Enough people to fill a town the size of Paisley have been cut from college rolls in the past two years, the Scottish Government has confirmed. There are 70,000 fewer going to college than in 2010. But youth employment minister Angela Constance...

Scotsman, 00:23 in Politics
 

Spaniard, 21, held over Columbine copycat plot

Spanish police have arrested a man on suspicion that he planned to imitate the 1999 Columbine school killings in the US by planting bombs around a university campus. Interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz yesterday praised the arrest, saying: “It...

 

Fury over Beijing’s role in aftermath of sinking

A SHOW of concern by Beijing over a boat collision that killed 38 people in Hong Kong this week has apparently backfired. Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying allowed Chinese official Li Gang – Beijing’s deputy director of the Central Liaison...

 

Mugabe outrider burns to death in crash

A POLICE motorcyclist in Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's motorcade has burned to death after crashing into a lorry. He was clearing the way for Mr Mugabe’s 15 vehicle convoy when he struck the moving vehicle on Wednesday, causing his bike to...

 

Twenty months after uprising to topple Assad began, Islamists claim role in Aleppo bombings

SYRIA's bloody internal struggle continued yesterday, with an Islamist group claiming responsibility for a series of bombings in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, and rebels ambushing a bus carrying 21 members of the country's elite Republican...

 

Bees make M&M coloured honey

Bees at a cluster of apiaries in north-eastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&Ms processed at a nearby bio

 

Morocco spurns ‘abortion ship’

Morocco blocked a Dutch "abortion ship" entering one of its harbours yesterday during a campaign group's first attempt to raise awareness about safe abortion in a Muslim country. The Women on Waves ship, which has visited Catholic Spain,...

 

Funding row closes Sarajevo museum

Bosnia's 124-year-old National Museum in Sarajevo sealed its doors yesterday because the divided country's authorities could not agree how to 
fund it. The museum in the Bosnian capital has outlived the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian...

 

Republicans take heart as wordy president lets challenger off hook

Republicans were quick to claim bragging rights after Mitt Romney's aggressive performance in the first presidential debate on Wednesday, while Democrats struggled to explain president Barack Obama's often flat showing. Within minutes of the debate’s...

 

Feathers fly over Mitt Romney’s Big Bird jibe

HE PAYS no income tax and so is in Mitt Romney's famous 47 per cent and now Sesame Street's giant yellow Big Bird has ruffled the Republican candidate's feathers. In the debate Mr Romney said he wanted to slash the $444 million (£275m) the US...

 

Red Army hero’s grave is found

TWO Polish brothers have found the grave of a third brother, 67 years after he was killed fighting for the Soviets in Austria in the last days of the Second World War. Zygmont and Longin Zbucki found the the grave of Wladyslaw, who fell on 28 April,...

 
Boost of £6 million for long-term health conditions care

Boost of £6 million for long-term health conditions care

A scheme to help people with long-term health problems manage their condition has been given a £6 million boost. • Public Health Minister Michael Matheson announces £6 million in extra funds for scheme to aid self-care • Mr Matheson said that schemes...

Scotsman, 00:27 in Health
 

Consumer spending increases by 3%

Consumer spending recorded its strongest monthly growth in nearly three-and-a-half years in September, as improvements to people's finances led to strong clothing sales as they renewed their winter wardrobes, a study has said. UK household spending...

 

UK 'unhygienic during flu outbreak'

Britons are among the most unhealthy people to be around in the midst of a major flu outbreak, research suggests. Of five populations studied, people from the UK were the least likely to pay more attention to basic rules of hygiene such as washing...

 


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