News archive from 15 September 2012, page 4

Jacobite map tells tragic story of Prince Charlie’s rebellion

Jacobite map tells tragic story of Prince Charlie’s rebellion

IT MARKS the poignant path of one the most celebrated journeys in Scotland's turbulent history - charting an almost mythical tale of heroism, betrayal, romance and glorious failure. This historic map, found among the possessions of Bonnie Prince...


Archbishop is wrong over Blair and Iraq

From: D Birch, Smithy Lane, Cookridge, Leeds. I SEE that Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked for Tony Blair to be tried in an international court for crimes against Iraq. I have lived a long time and followed and acknowledged 
his working life as an...


A place to speak your mind

From: Roger Crossley, Fall View, Silkstone, Barnsley. WHAT a silly letter from David Smith (Yorkshire Post, September 12) in which he asks certain correspondents not to “foist” their opinions “on others ad nauseam”. He enjoys letters that are...


Revaluation needed to make council tax fair

From: Howard A Knight, Lyons Street, Sheffield. EITHER the new Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis doesn’t know what he’s talking about [Radical shift in council tax bands urged, Yorkshire Post, September 11] or, as I suspect, he’s being...

Stephen McGinty: In the name of God, speak

Stephen McGinty: In the name of God, speak

AS a calculated insult to Islam inflames the Muslim world, there must be a way where religions can assess their differences without following fanatics into the mire, writes Stephen McGinty The worst thing in the world resides in Room 101. For Winston...


Military policeman
held for murder

A MILITARY police officer has been detained for the killing of a journalist who reported on illegal logging in north-eastern Cambodia. Captain Ean Bun Heng was arrested in connection with death of Vorakchun Khmer Daily reporter Hang Serei Oudom in...


Swedes made false apology to get out of Ethiopia jail

Back home after being imprisoned in Ethiopia for more than a year, two Swedish journalists yesterday dismissed their trial on terrorism charges as a "sham," saying they accepted 11-year prison terms to improve their chances of being...


Owners of death fire factory bailed

A PAKISTANI court has granted bail to owners of a garment factory in Karachi where a fire killed 258 people. Pakistani police have opened a murder case and are investigating whether possible negligence by the owners and managers of the garment factory...


Afghanistan bus crash kills 51

A BUS and a truck collided and burst into flames in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 51 people. The collision occurred in Ghazni province on a highway that links the Afghan capital of Kabul with Kandahar, the largest city in the south....


‘Doorstop’ vase is sold for $1.3m

A RARE Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a doorstop in a New York home has been sold for $1.3 million at auction. The blue and white moon flask was auctioned on Wednesday at Sotheby’s sale of Chinese works of art. Its presale estimate was...


More tension in islands dispute

Chinese and Japanese government ships exchanged warnings yesterday in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, while Tokyo called on Beijing to protect its citizens amid anti-Japan protests and reported assaults in China. Tensions have...


World’s hottest place cools off

An INTERNATIONAL team of weather experts has named California's Death Valley as the world's hottest place. The World Meteorological Organisation yesterday confirmed the title after it investigated a long-held record from El Azizia, Libya, and found...

Hillsborough files: Police officers could be charged with manslaughter

Hillsborough files: Police officers could be charged with manslaughter

THE chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has said the force would consider asking a police watchdog whether those involved in the Hillsborough tragedy should face manslaughter investigations. David Crompton said the force was looking into a...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
‘Rogue trader lost £1.4bn by gambling it away’ court told

‘Rogue trader lost £1.4bn by gambling it away’ court told

A "ROGUE trader" accused of Britain's biggest banking fraud was "a gamble or two away from destroying Switzerland's largest bank for his own gain", a court has heard. Kweku Adoboli, 32, is accused of gambling away £1.4 billion...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
Deathly silence over ticking time bomb of costly funerals

Deathly silence over ticking time bomb of costly funerals

The cost of a funeral is rising and more people are struggling to meet the bills. Sheena Hastings reports. THE price of a funeral has risen by six per cent on last year as almost a fifth of people struggle to pay the costs, new research reveals...


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