News archive from 13 January 2019, page 3

John Howard praised by PM after reportedly intervening in domestic violence incident

John Howard praised by PM after reportedly intervening in domestic violence incident

Scott Morrison has lauded the former prime minister John Howard for intervening in a domestic violence incident. Howard, 79, who was prime minister between 1996 and 2007, was on his daily walk near his Sydney home on Wednesday when he saw a couple...

 
Temperatures to soar as heatwave hits every state and territory

Temperatures to soar as heatwave hits every state and territory

Every state and territory will bake through a heatwave on Monday with meteorologists saying soaring temperatures will last for days in some parts. The Bureau of Meteorology said hot days were expected in January but multiple days in a row of...

 

Former Aston Villa man shares his first impressions as West Brom react to promotion blow

West Bromwich Albion have made another transfer window signing - by appointing Gary Walsh as goalkeeping coach. It comes just months after he left rivals Aston Villa, where he worked as part of Steve Bruce's backroom team. Walsh, a former Bradford...

 

Dean Smith issues warning to Aston Villa flops as fans rage at players

Dean Smith has warned his Aston Villa players he wants the claret and blue faithful chanting their names by the end of the season after booing them off at Wigan Athletic. Villa were lethargic against the Latics and paid the price for a shocking...

 
Notorious cocaine gang kingpin faces super-Asbo crackdown after jail release

Notorious cocaine gang kingpin faces super-Asbo crackdown after jail release

One of Scotland’s most notorious gangsters will have his phone calls monitored when he is released from prison. Cocaine kingpin Mark Richardson will also have his internet use and bank accounts checked. There will be controls on the 31-year-old’s...

 
Junior football bosses beef up security for referees after alleged attack during game

Junior football bosses beef up security for referees after alleged attack during game

Junior football bosses have ordered tighter security for match officials after an alleged attack on a referee. New guidelines have been issued to clubs after referee Calum Scott claimed he was assaulted during a clash between Glenafton Athletic and...

 
King Con serial fraudster jailed over £16,000 building work scams

King Con serial fraudster jailed over £16,000 building work scams

A notorious fraudster dubbed King Con after scamming thousands from unsuspecting victims has been jailed. Alexander Clark, 54, ripped off customers after promising to complete more than £16,000 worth of building work on people’s homes. The serial...

 
Scots fire chief reveals he's most haunted by Glasgow bin lorry crash as he exits force

Scots fire chief reveals he's most haunted by Glasgow bin lorry crash as he exits force

When Alasdair Hay became the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s first chief in 2013, he had no idea just how turbulent his five years in office were going to be. From the Glasgow School of Art fires and Clutha to the bin lorry crash and Cameron House,...

 
Celtic hero John Hartson 'delighted' after sister cleared over match-fixing scandal

Celtic hero John Hartson 'delighted' after sister cleared over match-fixing scandal

Former Celtic star John Hartson is said to be “delighted” after his sister was cleared over a match-fixing scandal. Hayley Hartson, 45, has opened up about the “two-and-a-half years of hell” that followed her arrest, along with 10 others, in a dawn...

 
Firm stepping in after NHS clinical waste crisis fined £500k over their own environmental scandals

Firm stepping in after NHS clinical waste crisis fined £500k over their own environmental scandals

The company lined up to solve Scotland’s clinical waste crisis has been fined more than £500,000 for a series of their own environmental scandals. Tradebe are set to replace Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), who were axed after they were found...

 
American 'weapons of mass destruction' spook's linked to Fife-based infowars unit

American 'weapons of mass destruction' spook's linked to Fife-based infowars unit

A PR guru who helped spread stories of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction is linked to a Government-funded infowars unit exposed by the Sunday Mail. Fife-based “charity” the Institute for Statecraft have been paid £2million by the Foreign Office to...

 
Hopes for restoration of historic River Clyde dock fade after contract blow

Hopes for restoration of historic River Clyde dock fade after contract blow

Regeneration hopes for a historic River Clyde dry dock have been dashed after its owner lost out on a major contract. Shipbuilder Cammell Laird had claimed to be bidding for work to maintain the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers at Inchgreen in...

 
Children trafficked into Scotland have 'vanished from council care', report reveals

Children trafficked into Scotland have 'vanished from council care', report reveals

More than 40 children have been trafficked to Scotland – with several going missing from care, a report has revealed. Minors from Vietnam and Afghanistan were among nearly 200 young victims in the UK who vanished from local authority supervision in...

 
Extraordinary life of late Sunday Mail picture editor Ronnie Anderson told through his legendary lens

Extraordinary life of late Sunday Mail picture editor Ronnie Anderson told through his legendary lens

Former Sunday Mail picture editor Ronnie Anderson, who died last week aged 70, was a talented and prolific photographer who thrived in a golden age for the printed press. The story of Ronnie’s incredible working life is perhaps best told by the...

 
Cop car chase crashes triple in four years 'worrying' figures reveal

Cop car chase crashes triple in four years 'worrying' figures reveal

The number of crashes involving police cars chasing suspects has more than tripled in four years. New figures show there were 43 smashes involving pursuits in 2017 compared to just 13 in 2014. Road safety campaigners blamed a lack of police resources...

 


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