News archive from 16 April 2015, page 3

Carey reveals the glamour of sheep

Carey Mulligan has revealed her role in Far From The Madding Crowd was far from romantic as she spent hours standing in a bath full of sheep droppings. The actress plays Bathsheba Everdene in the big screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel and said...

 
Russia refuses to hand plane wreckage to Poland

Russia refuses to hand plane wreckage to Poland

Russia has refused to hand over to Poland the wreckage of a Polish government airliner five years after it crashed in western Russia killing Poland's president, Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and dozens of the country's political, military and civil...

 
Pakistan votes to stay out of Yemen conflict

Pakistan votes to stay out of Yemen conflict

Pakistan's parliament has decided not to join the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen, with MPs instead adopting a resolution that calls on the warring parties in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to resolve the conflict...

 
Sturgeon vows to ‘give people their NHS back’

Sturgeon vows to ‘give people their NHS back’

NICOLA Sturgeon has vowed that Nationalist MPs at Westminster will vote to "give people their NHS back" south of the Border. Despite English anger about Scottish MPs voting on “English only” issues – such as health – at Westminster, Ms...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Former MP Jim McGovern escorted from pub by police

Former MP Jim McGovern escorted from pub by police

POLICE officers were forced to escort former Dundee MP Jim McGovern and his councillor wife out of a pub in the city after a late night row with staff. The Labour politician, who announced he would not be seeking re-election earlier this month, was...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Ewan Crawford: Echoes of indyref in Labour attacks

Ewan Crawford: Echoes of indyref in Labour attacks

The party is on a loser by trying to portray Scotland as dependent on the south-east of England, writes Ewan Crawford THIS week, BBC Radio 4 brought together the main protagonists in the Spycatcher case of 30 years ago, when the British government...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Alex Salmond: No voters duped by the “vow”

Alex Salmond: No voters duped by the “vow”

ALEX Salmond has suggested No voters were duped by the "vow" and claimed they were now reluctant to admit they had been taken in by the pledge of more powers given by David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg. In an online interview, Mr...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Ed Miliband warns Scots of pensions cuts under SNP

Ed Miliband warns Scots of pensions cuts under SNP

Ed Miliband has warned that elderly Scots would be frozen out of the UK state pension system under the SNP's flagship plan for sweeping economic freedoms from Westminster. Retired Scots face losing £18 a week – or £940 a year – under the Nationalists’...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Leaders: New battleground is full fiscal autonomy

Leaders: New battleground is full fiscal autonomy

WITH full fiscal autonomy, Scottish Labour believes it has an issue that can hurt the SNP in this general election. Yesterday in Edinburgh, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Jim Murphy tried to press home what they see as their new advantage. They pointed to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Karen Campbell’s latest novel rises to the occasion

Karen Campbell’s latest novel rises to the occasion

Ex-police officer turned novelist Karen Campbell used last year's referendum campaign as the backdrop for her latest thriller exploring escape and belonging, identity and nationhood writes Janet Christie Glasgow, its housing schemes and wealthy...

 
Jeff Salway: A price to pay as pension fees capped

Jeff Salway: A price to pay as pension fees capped

The new rules are in general good news for investors, writes Jeff Salway Millions of people will pay lower charges on their workplace pensions after a cap on annual fees came into force this week, yet there may still be a price to pay. Anyone...

 
Incident on Chesterfield street

Incident on Chesterfield street

An incident has tonight been reported on Newbold Back Lane, Newbold. The road is understood to be closed and police are at the scene. Derbyshire Constabulary has not yet released details about the incident. Keep checking back for updates on this...

 
Scots police evidence leads to ‘legal highs’ ban

Scots police evidence leads to ‘legal highs’ ban

SCOTS police officers have played a key role in implementing a ban on five so-called legal highs known to cause "aggressive and bizarre" behaviour. Police officers Sergeant Neil Wilson and Superintendent Matt Richards have given evidence to...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Health
 
Majestic swallows up Naked Wines

Majestic swallows up Naked Wines

Retailer Majestic Wine is eyeing international expansion after agreeing to swallow online rival Naked Wines for up to £70 million. Naked Wines, which was founded in 2008, runs a crowdfunded business where some 300,000 subscribers help fund more than...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Business
 
Recruitment giant makes hay despite election woes

Recruitment giant makes hay despite election woes

Recruitment heavyweight Hays unveiled robust quarterly sales yesterday, but revealed UK employers are wary about hiring until the general election is out of the way. The group, whose activities span more than 30 countries, said UK like-for-like...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Business
 


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