News archive from 11 June 2015, page 3

Sunderland carmaker Nissan begins search for 300 new recruits

Sunderland carmaker Nissan begins search for 300 new recruits

Nissan has started recruiting for 300 new jobs as the Sunderland plant gears up to begin production of the firm's premium Infiniti brand. The recruits will join the company ahead of the start of production of the new Q30 later this year, when Infiniti...

 
Gay couples still waiting for Australian recognition

Gay couples still waiting for Australian recognition

The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage but unlike their conservative counterparts elsewhere, Australian politicians are making hard work of the issue. The UK and New Zealand have backed change but Prime Minister Tony Abbott remains...

BBC, 00:46 in World News
 

Cancer drug 'not cost-effective'

Cancer charities have reacted with disappointment to news that a drug to treat advanced prostate cancer has not been deemed cost-effective for the NHS by health officials. Enzalutamide is currently available on the Cancer Drugs Fund in England, which...

 

How Satan went viral: Interactive map shows where the Salem witch trials spread - and pinpoints the source...

In 1692, mass hysteria swept through Salem, Massachusetts, spawning one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in American history. Townspeople, fearful of the devil, began accusing men and women of witchcraft, putting them on trial. They...

 

Researchers shrink the size of the biggest dinosaur on Earth (but say dreadnoughtus still weighed 40 tons...

It is still a terrifying animal - but the Dreadnoughtus, the biggest of the dinosaurs, was smaller than scientists had thought. Researchers analysed a rare fossil discovered by palaeontologists in South America in 2014. Found in Patagonia, the huge...

 

Bring me sunshine for a long life: Leading dermatologist says regular exposure is good for us 

Too little sunshine can kill you, a leading researcher has claimed. Richard Weller, an Edinburgh University dermatologist, says that far from being something to be scared of, regular exposure to the sun is good for us. His research suggests it lowers...

 

Could 'hover homes' protect California from the big one? Firm reveals plans to raise houses on giant...

Researchers have revealed plans for a 'hover home' than can simply rise up off the ground in the event of an earthquake. It would use giant magnets to lift homes for the duration of a quake, avoiding damage.  The firm behind the project is also...

 
George Osborne considering £5bn cuts to child tax credits

George Osborne considering £5bn cuts to child tax credits

The government is considering reducing child tax credits for millions of working families as part of its £12bn welfare cuts, the BBC understands. Allies of George Osborne are studying an Institute for Fiscal Studies idea to return tax credits to...

BBC, 00:53 in World News
 

Tunisia rescues 350 migrants heading by boat to Italy from Libya

"Naval forces have rescued at least 350 clandestine migrants off the coast near Ben Guerdane in an old boat that left from Libya," local Red Cross representative Abd el Karim Rguiyi told Reuters. "Among them are Syrians and families,...

 
Peterborough suitcase torso: Wrong 'suspect' photo issued by police

Peterborough suitcase torso: Wrong 'suspect' photo issued by police

A man whose picture was wrongly sent out by police investigating a torso found in a suitcase, said the experience had been "nerve-breaking". The body of a woman was found in a Peterborough house on Friday. Cambridgeshire Police looking for...

BBC, 00:53 in Regional
 
Liverpool set for THIRD summer signing after opening TALKS with Paris St-Germain star

Liverpool set for THIRD summer signing after opening TALKS with Paris St-Germain star

Brendan Rodgers is in the market for a new right-back after deciding against renewing Glen Johnson's contract. The Reds had a £10m bid for Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne rejected, with the south coast club holding out for £15m. That snub has led to...

Daily Star, 00:55 in Sport
 

Acting the clown: Katherine Jenkins reveals secret passion for JUGGLING

The 34-year-old star discovered her talent for the trick as she launched the Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week. Katherine teamed up with the channel to create the ultimate cultural 'Bucket List' for the week which takes place 13 - 19 June. As part of...

 

Osborne seeks safeguards against EU's 'ever-closer union' mantra

Britain's membership of the EU will be put to a referendum before the end of 2017 once Prime Minister David Cameron and Osborne, his most senior political ally, have renegotiated the country's ties to the bloc. Osborne used a major speech to London's...

Reuters, 00:56 in Business
 
David Livingstone attraction gets funding boost

David Livingstone attraction gets funding boost

Plans to transform the birthplace of Scotland's heroic Victorian explorer David Livingstone into a leading heritage attraction have moved a step closer after winning support for a major funding bid. If the project gets the green light, the house where...

 
44 Scotland Street: In the Cumberland Bar

44 Scotland Street: In the Cumberland Bar

VOLUME 10, episode 64: "Do people have parties any more?" asked Matthew. He was sitting in the Cumberland Bar with Angus Lordie and his dog, Cyril. Matthew and Angus were on bent-cane chairs round a small table, while Cyril lay contentedly...

 


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