News archive from 15 May 2018, page 10

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Why SNP arguments are not the end of independence

Bored Yes activists are getting on each others’ nerves, but how much does it matter, asks Paris Gourtsoyannis. Is the ‘Yes movement’ destroying itself from within? For the past two weeks, some of its loudest voices have been embroiled in argument with...

Scotsman, 06:40 in Politics
 

Edinburgh hotel prices rising three times as fast as UK

Hotel prices in Edinburgh are growing at three times the pace of the UK average, new research has revealed. The average daily rate (ADR) in the Scottish capital now tops £100, cementing its place as the second most expensive city in which to spend the...

Scotsman, 06:40 in Politics
 

Josephine Mpango: Fountain of youth ready to take its place in politics – and change the world

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) brought ­together leaders from all 53 ­member states to discuss and take action on issues of social, economic and ­political importance across the ­Commonwealth. I was attending the CHOGM Youth...

Scotsman, 06:40 in Politics
 

Dr Gordon Macdonald: Love thy neighbour with compassion for migrants and modern slavery victims

There is a temptation to turn a blind eye to large-scale tragedies and carry on with our everyday lives. For example, in Syria civilians are facing an ongoing and intractable civil war with mass atrocities and it is remains difficult to know where to...

Scotsman, 06:40 in Politics
 
Couple earned money on YouTube by skinning endangered animals then eating them

Couple earned money on YouTube by skinning endangered animals then eating them

A woman has been arrested after she filmed herself skinning, cooking and eating endangered animals so that she could earn money on YouTube. Dressed in hot pants and crop tops, Ah Lin Tuch sparked outrage at her choice of food as she presented a...

Metro, 06:41 in Hot News
 
Man Utd facing major FA Cup blow: Romelu Lukaku ‘behind schedule’ for Chelsea bout

Man Utd facing major FA Cup blow: Romelu Lukaku ‘behind schedule’ for Chelsea bout

The Red Devils have finished second in the Premier League and have one last chance to end the season with some silverware. After beating Tottenham in the semi-final, they have set up an FA Cup final against Chelsea to be played on May 19. In a repeat...

Daily Star, 06:43 in Sport
 

Vital village bus service cuts to be debated at public meeting in Cottingham

All bus subsidies provided by Northamptonshire County Council have been cancelled following the authority’s financial meltdown - meaning that villages and rural communities around the county could be left without bus services. Many rural buses are...

 

Opening date for Irthlingborough’s new Co-op store revealed

The new Co-op store set to built on a former factory site in Irthlingborough is due to open in just a few months’ time. Central England Co-op is opening a food store and funeral home where the Express Works factory used to stand in Church Street. This...

 

Council says no to buying Higham Ferrers library building

The future of Higham Ferrers Library is in the balance after town councillors voted against buying the town’s library building at an extraordinary meeting. The library was earmarked for closure after cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council said...

 

Fume-loving plants ousting wild flowers on road verges

A “dirty dozen” of invasive plants that thrive on traffic fumes is taking over road verges and squeezing out wild flowers important for bees, conservationists have warned. Described as “nitrogen guzzlers”, the marauding plants thrive in nitrogen-rich...

 

Lancashire man's life saved by cancer surgery robot

0 Have your say A Lancashire man has become the first person outside London to have his oesophagus removed by a robot in a revolutionary procedure. Neil Jones, 56, who lives in Mellor, near Preston, has had the first robotic oesophagectomy at Royal...

 

Ilona Amos: Help save the UK’s native honey bees

Pollinators are essential to the health of the planet’s ecosystem. They also play a key role in the world’s agricultural economy and the survival of humankind since a third of all the food we eat is dependent on pollination for its production. The bad...

 

Departing John Welsh’s Premier League prediction for PNE

0 Have your say John Welsh predicts Preston can challenge for promotion next term to continue the year-on-year improvement he has witnessed over the last six seasons at Deepdale. The midfielder will seek pastures new this summer after reaching the end...

 

‘Fighting attitude’ can adversely affect cancer patients, study says

Maintaining a “fighting attitude” could have a negative effect on terminal cancer patients’ end of life experience, according to a new report. Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of cancer patients in Scotland see themselves as a fighter which can result...

Scotsman, 06:46 in Hot News
 

Wealthier children more likely to die from asthma

Wealthier children and young adults may be more likely to die from asthma than their poorer peers, according to a new study. For many conditions, being poor has been linked to worse health outcomes. A new study, published in the journal Thorax, found...

Scotsman, 06:46 in Hot News
 


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