News archive from 17 May 2013, page 2

Scotland set for Generation visual arts celebration

Scotland set for Generation visual arts celebration

A BLOCKBUSTER celebration of the visual arts - the biggest ever in Scotland - will be staged in more than 50 venues across the country to coincide with the staging of the Commonwealth Games next year. The nation’s booming arts scene over the last...

 

Cameron floats childcare compromise

May 16 2013 David Cameron has signalled he is ready to compromise to end the coalition stand-off over flagship childcare reforms. The Prime Minister said he believed the Government would "find a way forward" despite Liberal Democrat deputy...

 
Council wrongly classed asylum seeker children as adults

Council wrongly classed asylum seeker children as adults

Young asylum seekers have been unlawfully held in detention centres because they were wrongly classified as adults. Photograph: Fabio De Paola A London council has had to pay out more than £1m in costs for wrongly assessing asylum seeker children as...

 
Leaving Europe would be bad for British business

Leaving Europe would be bad for British business

David Cameron with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. 'We have to focus on a positive vision' of a reformed Europe. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images This week's political demands for a bill to underpin the prime minister's promise of an EU...

 
CBI chief John Cridland issues warning over European Union exit

CBI chief John Cridland issues warning over European Union exit

John Cridland has warned of the risks of withdrawing from the European Union. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian The head of Britain's most powerful employers' organisation today issues a blunt warning about the risks of quitting the European...

 
Cornwall speedboat accident report says 'kill cord' not attached to driver

Cornwall speedboat accident report says 'kill cord' not attached to driver

Nick Milligan and his daughter Emily died in the accident at one of Cornwall's most popular boating spots. Photograph: Sky/PA The driver of a speedboat involved in an accident that resulted in the death of a television executive and his eight-year-old...

 
Call to remove tributes from beside railway tracks

Call to remove tributes from beside railway tracks

TRIBUTES to people killed on the railways should be removed from beside tracks because they upset train drivers, members of their main union have urged. Aslef will next week debate a motion at its annual conference in Edinburgh calling for such...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 
Shop raises awareness of laboratory dog breeding

Shop raises awareness of laboratory dog breeding

Staff at a cosmetics store are supporting a national campaign to close a beagle farm. Lush and Save the Harlan Beagles (STHB) are hosting an event in Preston to raise awareness of laboratory dog breeding in the UK. STHB is a campaign to close down...

 
Call to change Town Hall flag protocol

Call to change Town Hall flag protocol

Councillors are to call for a change in the protocol of flying a flag at half-mast following the death of a former Prime Minister. Ken Hudson, the leader of the Conservative group on Preston Council, has confirmed the protocol will be discussed when...

 
Scottish fact of the day: first TV signal broadcast

Scottish fact of the day: first TV signal broadcast

OPENED in 1883 and designed by the Edinburgh-born architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow - known to locals by its original name the Central Hotel - has a rich and fascinating history. The hotel of choice for many...

 

LulzSec members jailed over hacking

Members of a group of young British computer hackers who masterminded sophisticated cyber attacks on major global institutions from their bedrooms have been jailed. Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Mustafa Al-Bassam and Ryan Cleary considered themselves to...

 
Bringing Lebanon's fashion industry online

Bringing Lebanon's fashion industry online

Starting a business is never easy. But what are the challenges involved in setting up an online retailer in a country where internet speeds rank as some of the slowest in the world and where shoppers still prefer visiting bricks and mortar stores?...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Juliet Dunlop: Lifestyle hoop marks new era in IVF

Juliet Dunlop: Lifestyle hoop marks new era in IVF

This week the Scottish Government announced that couples who need help to conceive will benefit from an IVF shake-up. The health minister, Michael Matheson, said the new rules would provide “fair, reliable and faster access” to treatment; that...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Health
 

LulzSec members jailed over hacking

Members of a group of young British computer hackers who masterminded sophisticated cyber attacks on major global institutions from their bedrooms have been jailed. Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Mustafa Al-Bassam and Ryan Cleary considered themselves to...

 
Children’s learning revealed as a cost of caring

Children’s learning revealed as a cost of caring

Nearly 10,000 children aged five to seven are providing care for family members, Census figures have revealed. A total of 177,918 minors are carers for their loved ones, with 15,728 providing more than 50 hours of care a week and 19,422 between 20 and...

 


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