News archive from 13 December 2018, page 4

Fairytale of New York homophobic row must consider distinction between art and life

Fairytale of New York homophobic row must consider distinction between art and life

The timeless Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and the late Kirsty MacColl is, perhaps, the ultimate Yuletide anthem. It captures perfectly the dashed hopes of the everyman and woman as their dream of a perfect Christmas collapses around them in a...

 
Tragic Scottish girl dies four years after surviving Spanish pool horror

Tragic Scottish girl dies four years after surviving Spanish pool horror

A girl who pulled through against the odds after being found unconscious at the bottom of a Spanish swimming pool four years ago has died. Cally Simpson suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident in Salou. But she recovered enough to start...

 
'One punch is all it takes to be a killer' warns doctor

'One punch is all it takes to be a killer' warns doctor

A doctor who treats victims of “one punch” attacks has warned they can kill – and leave survivors with horrific consequences. Consultant neuro-anaesthetist Michael Murray was speaking at the launch of Police Scotland’s festive One Punch campaign...

 

Scot wanted by FBI over alleged £1m Nasdaq share scam in court victory over extradition case

A Scot wanted in the US over an alleged £1million shares scam has won a court victory as he fights a bid to have him extradited. James Craig is accused of trying to distort prices on the Nasdaq exchange by starting Twitter rumours about companies. It...

 
Scotland's reduced drink-drive limit failed to lower number of road accidents

Scotland's reduced drink-drive limit failed to lower number of road accidents

The reduced drink-drive limit in Scotland has had no impact in lowering the number of road accidents, a study shows. The Scottish Government cut the legal blood alcohol limit for motorists from 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg in December...

 
Rangers fans slam fellow supporters after boozed up 'bampots' herded off flight at Glasgow Airport

Rangers fans slam fellow supporters after boozed up 'bampots' herded off flight at Glasgow Airport

Rangers fans have hit out at fellow supporters after boozed up 'bampots' were herded off a plane at Glasgow Airport yesterday. Eight supporters were removed from the flight to Munich before take-off. As a result, the flight was delayed for three hours...

 
Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Just weeks after making the closest ever flyby of the Sun, Nasa's Parker Solar Probe is sending back its data. Included in the observations is this remarkable image of the energetic gas, or plasma, flowing out from the star. The bright dot is actually...

BBC, 05:03 in World News
 
Mum's despair as son, 9, out of school for SIX months after moving house

Mum's despair as son, 9, out of school for SIX months after moving house

A Hull mum has spoken of her anger after her young son has been without an education for nearly six months. Susan Mason's nine-year-old son Alfie Jay Mason was attending St Richard's Academy in Marfleet Lane, east Hull, up until July this year when he...

 

Here are the issues being ignored as the nation focuses on Brexit

Birmingham is to have more rats, because the council can’t afford to deal with vermin any more. That’s no exaggeration. It’s one of a number of cost-cutting measures set out in Birmingham City Council’s budget plans. Other local authorities across the...

 
The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

In 2002, a major report predicted an Aids catastrophe in India. The country would have 20-25m Aids cases by 2010. People were being infected at the rate of about 1,000 a day. Aids orphans numbered 2 million. This scourge would ravage families,...

 
Religious freedom and LGBT kids: Coalition kicks can down the road with yet another review

Religious freedom and LGBT kids: Coalition kicks can down the road with yet another review

The Coalition’s response to the Ruddock review of religious freedom is … wait for it, another review. The Australian Law Reform Commission will take a look at five of the most contentious Ruddock recommendations, because it’s just too politically...

 
Turkey high-speed train crashes in Ankara

Turkey high-speed train crashes in Ankara

A crash involving a Turkish high-speed train causes casualties in the capital Ankara, local media say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can...

BBC, 05:28 in World News
 

Sickened sister of Hull paedophile speaks out and says 'he's dead to her'

The sister of a convicted peadophile says her brother is "dead" to her and her family after they discovered he had been downloading child abuse images of children. Anna Whitehead said she is still in a state of shock after her son discovered...

 

Pregnant mum feared she would die as ex-partner took her on night long terror ride

A mum thought she was going out for a social evening in Birmingham with her ex-partner - but was instead taken on a night-long terror ride. The victim feared she was going to die when James Cash drove all night before they ended up in the north of...

 

Kings Heath has a new artisan bakery - serving bacon soaked in ginger beer

A new artisan bakery has opened in Kings Heath - so if you prefer bacon butties on white bread with brown sauce look away now. The Early Bird Bakery wants customers who are looking for a 'Bacon Fix' for breakfast. That's short for 'Ginger beer...

 


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