News archive from 6 October 2012, page 12

Son of Mexico party
chief found dead

A SON of the former chairman of Mexico's most powerful political party has been found shot dead in a town notorious for drug trafficking. The body of Jose Eduardo Moreira, son of the former PRI chief Humberto Moreira, was discovered at Cuidad Acuna,...


Spaniard in court after Cuba crash

A SPANIARD went on trial in Cuba yesterday in connection with a car crash in which a prominent dissident was killed, and several government opponents were detained. Angel Carromero could face up to 10 years under Cuban law over the 22 July crash.


Assad forces turn up heat on rebels

SYRIAN warplanes and artillery pounded the central city of Homs yesterday, subjecting the rebel stronghold to its heaviest bombardment in months. The reported tank and mortar shelling as well as airstrikes came alongside a push by regime force on the...


‘Anti-gay’ jail plan pilloried

Human rights bodies have condemned moves by Ukraine to introduce prison terms for the "promotion of homosexuality". Earlier this week and ahead of an election on 28 October, Ukraine’s parliament gave preliminary approval to a law whose...


Santander cash for social enterprises

Nine Scottish social enterprises will share a total of £285,000 from Santander bank, which runs an award scheme to help such groups grow. Winners include East Burnside’s Castle Enterprise Scotland, Edinburgh Community Food and Fallin Community...

Scotsman, 00:28 in Business
Stephen Jardine: More doughnuts a fat lot of good to us

Stephen Jardine: More doughnuts a fat lot of good to us

Dateline: London. This city has long been the focus of things that are bad for me and never more so than today. On the plate in front of me is a Krispy Kreme doughnut. On the basis of knowing the enemy, I pick it up and bite through the glaze into the...

Scotsman, 00:33 in Health


Wood said its engineering arm is doing well with strong orders. It is working on several big offshore schemes in the Gulf, Australia and Angola and on sub-sea and pipeline business in the North Sea and north-west Australia. Its oil refining business...



He believes the strict planning laws must be unravelled so that boarded-up shops and space over them can be converted into flats, injecting new life into dying town centres. Grimsey does not think the traditional high street will survive in its...


Jays hit by acorn crop shortage

HOSPITAL bosses are looking at a plan to scrap Dewsbury's A&E department. News Local Breaking News Email More Batley news Olympic Torch Live Regional National Health Jobs Apprenticeships Sport Batley Bulldogs Local Sport National Sport Football...


Jays hit by acorn crop shortage

A poor acorn crop this year could be pushing jays into gardens in search of food, experts have said. Jays, the most colourful member of the crow family, have been more visible than normal around the UK as they widen their search for food in the face...


Jury out in Runcorn soldier rape trial

A JURY has retired to consider its verdict in a rape trial involving a Runcorn soldier.Jason Holmes, 21, of Lockgate East, Windmill Hill, Runcorn is charged with two counts of rape and sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman in Warrington on Christmas...

Britain faces energy shortfalls in three years, warns Ofgem

Britain faces energy shortfalls in three years, warns Ofgem

The closure of ageing coal- and oil-fired power stations means Britain is facing the risk of an electricity shortfall within three years, the energy regulator has warned. Tough European environmental laws will also contribute to a decline in the spare...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Hot News
Alf Young: Free travel is far from just the ticket

Alf Young: Free travel is far from just the ticket

ENTITLEMENTS for Scottish voters are now open to public debate which offers a reality check on public spending, writes Alf Young I HAVE just received my national entitlement card. That’s what it says in bold letters at the top of the single sheet of...

Scotsman, 00:40 in Politics


The unexpectedly sharp fall in the jobless rate to 7.8 per cent in September, its lowest since January 2009, from 8.1 per cent in August came as the US economy added a further 114,000 jobs last month. Economists had forecast the unemployment rate to...


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