News archive from 9 July 2014, page 1

Give Dolores a new home

Give Dolores a new home

Dolores is a stunning cat who ended up at the Derby RSPCA when she gave birth to four lovely kittens. Her kittens have now found new homes and it’s her turn. She would prefer to be the only animal in her new home but she does love people! Is Dolores...

 
Star snapper hits right notes with Sheffield exhibition

Star snapper hits right notes with Sheffield exhibition

One of Sheffield's top music photographers has launched his debut exhibition showcasing the best of his work. Glenn Ashley has snapped all the big names in rock and pop to play in Sheffield over the past 21 years, including superstars U2, Kings Of...

 

UK insurers "begrudgingly" coming around to Solvency II rules - Grant Thornton

"The sector is begrudgingly ... recognising that (Solvency II) will bring some benefits," said Simon Sheaf, head of actuarial and risk at Grant Thornton UK. However, nearly two-thirds of insurers said the benefits of Solvency II would not...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 
Scottish independence: Talks on additional powers

Scottish independence: Talks on additional powers

INFORMAL discussions on bringing the next wave of powers to Holyrood have begun between the three main unionist parties in Westminster, a senior Liberal Democrat coalition figure has told The Scotsman. It is planned that in the event of a No vote in...

Scotsman, 00:28 in Politics
 
George Kerevan: A shift in political power

George Kerevan: A shift in political power

Mixture of old heads and new technology is offering the disaffected a way to re-engage with politics, writes George Kerevan On Sunday, I met hundreds of people who think politics is fun and can change the world for the better. It was quite a shock....

Scotsman, 00:28 in Politics
 
Just like watching Brazil! Brilliant Germany batter hosts

Just like watching Brazil! Brilliant Germany batter hosts

The hosts trailed 5-0 in just 29 minutes of this World Cup semi-final, before Andre Schurrle's brace in the second half rubbed salt into their wounds. Miroslav Klose became the World Cup's all-time top scorer with his 16th goal, overtaking Ronaldo's...

 
Alastair Cook aims for perfect start from England

Alastair Cook aims for perfect start from England

England skipper Cook, who conceded his own captaincy is on the line in this Investec Series, believes early momentum for either side could prove crucial. "I have never experienced five Test matches in 40 days," said Cook. "But in a...

 
Manchester United move closer to Arturo Vidal deal as Patrice Evra agrees Juventus switch

Manchester United move closer to Arturo Vidal deal as Patrice Evra agrees Juventus switch

Just a month after surprisingly signing a year's contract extension at Old Trafford, France left-back Evra, 32, is moving to Turin for what is understood to be a nominal fee and a two-year contract. But the real significance of the deal is whether it...

 
Brazil humiliated by Joachim Low's well-drilled German machine

Brazil humiliated by Joachim Low's well-drilled German machine

This was utter humiliation. This was sheer embarrassment. It was a modern-day Mineiraozo Brazil has spent 64 years trying to forget the harrowing moment they lost the final of the World Cup on home soil, forever christened the Maracanazo, and now they...

 
Manchester United line up record kit deal with Adidas

Manchester United line up record kit deal with Adidas

The proposed Adidas contract is understood to be worth more than double the £24m a season United earn from their current deal with Nike, which ends next summer after a 13-year partnership. And it dwarfs the £21m Adidas pay to provide the kit for all...

 
Martin Demichelis warns Louis van Gaal that Argentina will get tough with Arjen Robben

Martin Demichelis warns Louis van Gaal that Argentina will get tough with Arjen Robben

The Dutch winger has been in sensational form during the tournament, scoring three goals and winning two Man-of-the-Match awards. But Demichelis believes Robben will fade out of the game if Argentina target him physically and warns his side will show...

 
Willy Caballero: Joe Hart should prepare for a real Manchester City battle

Willy Caballero: Joe Hart should prepare for a real Manchester City battle

Argentinian Cabellero wasted no time in declaring he has not joined City just to sit on the bench and pick up his wages after completing his £6million move from Malaga yesterday. After signing a three-year contract, he said: "I know I am coming...

 
Exit of Paul Lambert ally adds to Aston Villa turmoil

Exit of Paul Lambert ally adds to Aston Villa turmoil

Faulkner was offered the chance to switch jobs to a different area of Lerner's business empire but the pair were unable to reach an agreement. The announcement comes with Villa already in a state of limbo as Lerner tries to sell the club, although his...

 
Tottenham rival Liverpool for Belgium World Cup star Divock Origi

Tottenham rival Liverpool for Belgium World Cup star Divock Origi

Liverpool remain confident of securing the teenage forward after agreeing a £9.8m deal with Lille and personal terms with the player. Origi, however, will meet Spurs officials today. WEST HAM have signed Charlton midfielder Diego Poyet on a four-year...

 
Napoli-bound Michu misses Swansea pre-season tour of America

Napoli-bound Michu misses Swansea pre-season tour of America

The striker, 28, has not flown to America with the rest of the squad, instead staying at home as talks continue with Serie A side Napoli . Swansea, however, look set to sign midfielder Muhamed Besic from Hungarian side Ferencvaros, with a fee of about...

 


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