News archive from 9 August 2014, page 3

The Magic Hour review – women that fail, flail and persist nonetheless

Ursula Yovich in The Magic Hour. Photograph: Jon Green/Deckchair Theatre At some point Disney, and then Pixar, monopolised the fairytale telling space. They filled it with beautiful heroines, assigned them clearly defined goals (marry a prince, rescue...

 

Steep rise in antibiotic use for coughs and colds

GPs are still giving out antibiotics to treat coughs and colds, the Mail Online, The Daily Telegraph and BBC News report, as a study reveals efforts to curb antibiotic use has had "mixed success". The study found the proportion of people...

 
Cox broadcasts opposition to splitting up BBC

Cox broadcasts opposition to splitting up BBC

HOLLYWOOD actor Brian Cox, one of the leading cultural voices in favour of Scottish independence, has spoken out against the prospect of Scotland having a separate state-funded broadcaster. The X-Men and Bourne Identity star said he would not want to...

Scotsman, 02:41 in Politics
 
Female captian of Navy warship axed over ‘affair’

Female captian of Navy warship axed over ‘affair’

THE first female captain of a Royal Navy warship has been stripped of her command over claims she had an affair with a fellow officer. Commander Sarah West, 41, was sacked as skipper of HMS Portland but will remain in the service and be reappointed....

Scotsman, 02:42 in Hot News
 

GM ignition switch fund gets 63 death case claims

Feinberg, who started taking claims from Aug. 1 and will continue until Dec. 31, will determine the number of claims eligible for payments and final payouts. GM earlier this year recalled 2.6 million cars for the faulty ignition switches, which can...

Reuters, 02:46 in Business
 
UK Hosts First Footgolf International Open

UK Hosts First Footgolf International Open

The first UK International Open for the new sport of footgolf is hoping to showcase the game. It starts in Manchester today, with competitors from across Europe hoping to win the title. The sport is a combination of two of the biggest participation...

 

Firefighters announce new strikes

Firefighters in England and Wales will launch a fresh wave of strikes today in a bitter row with the Government over pensions, with no sign of a breakthrough in the long running dispute. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for two hours...

 

After Verizon, U.S. FCC quizzing other carriers on data management

Verizon, the biggest U.S. carrier, said last month that the top 5 percent of high-speed data users on its older unlimited data plans might experience slower speeds starting in October. In a letter to Verizon, Federal Communications Commission Chairman...

 
600k animals experimented on in Scotland last year

600k animals experimented on in Scotland last year

MORE than half a million animals were experimented on in Scotland last year, new research has revealed. The figures show that during 2013 in Scotland, 619,798 animals were experimented on under regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific...

 

Packham speaks out for hen harriers

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is leading a protest against the illegal killing of hen harriers ahead of the start of the grouse shooting season. Packham said the event to mark the first national "Hen Harrier Day" would send out...

 

War medal reunited with owner's son

A First World War medal found in an abandoned garden shed is to be reunited with its owner's son after a public appeal to trace the family. Graham Banks discovered the medal in friend Jennifer Ette's garden as he helped demolish a derelict shed two...

 
Lothian Doctors defend treatment ban for smokers

Lothian Doctors defend treatment ban for smokers

Scotland's second largest health board has defended the practice of asking smokers to quit before they access certain treatments. Vascular surgeons at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI) said they would not take GP referrals for non-emergency patients...

Scotsman, 03:33 in Health
 

Packham speaks out for hen harriers

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is leading a protest against the illegal killing of hen harriers ahead of the start of the grouse shooting season. Packham said the event to mark the first national "Hen Harrier Day" would send out...

 
Firefighters Launch Fresh Wave Of Strikes

Firefighters Launch Fresh Wave Of Strikes

Firefighters in England and Wales will launch a fresh wave of strikes today. The action comes amid a bitter row with the Government over pensions, with no sign of a breakthrough in the long running dispute. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk...

 
Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016'

Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016'

Pairs of high-tech smart glasses, designed to help millions of blind and partially-sighted people to see, could be in shops in 2016. The specs use a specially adapted 3D camera to maximise a person's remaining vision by separating and highlighting...

 


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