News archive from 17 December 2014, page 1

Fury at Brand's Twitter rant as kids are slain in Pakistan

Fury at Brand's Twitter rant as kids are slain in Pakistan

The comedian tweeted a link to a YouTube video in which he interviewed former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg. Brand, 39, messaged: “The people who do ‘terror' best are the people who decide what ‘terror' is.” But at the same time six Taliban...

 
Merry SEXmas! Saucy tips to help you have a cracker

Merry SEXmas! Saucy tips to help you have a cracker

While for some Christmas might be all about stuffing the turkey and braving the shops, we reckon there's a far hotter way to celebrate. So we roped in expert DR TRACEY COX to give us her guide to making this a sizzling Sexmas treat. Here's her tips...

 
Hague bids for English MPs to be given veto on English laws

Hague bids for English MPs to be given veto on English laws

William Hague unveiled the historic proposals, which he said would bring “fairness for all the people of the United Kingdom”. Mr Hague, the Leader of the House of Commons, set out a series of options in Parliament yesterday to tackle the “English...

 
Something's out there! Robot finds life on Mars

Something's out there! Robot finds life on Mars

Methane gas sniffed out by the mission can only be explained by the presence of microbes. The space agency's six-wheeled Curiosity rover revealed the chemical on a crater called Gale. And experts believe it is from bacteria-like alien organisms. But...

 
‘EVEL’ plan at heart of Tory election campaign

‘EVEL’ plan at heart of Tory election campaign

THE Tories have put English votes for English laws (EVEL) at the heart of the election campaign next year as Leader of the House William Hague laid out three options to stop Scottish MPs voting on English-only matters in Westminster. Mr Hague...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Slovakian mugger let into UK to granny bash

Slovakian mugger let into UK to granny bash

Slovakian Mario Stojka, 30, tried to tear off 78-year-old Jean Crowther's watch and steal her jewellery. Then he snatched £200 cash from her handbag as she bravely tried to fight him off with her walking stick. A court heard how Stojka had twice been...

 
'She's a nightmare': Britain's worst teen girl tearaway

'She's a nightmare': Britain's worst teen girl tearaway

Leah Harries, 18, first came to the attention of cops in 2008, and since then has taken up more of their time than anyone else. She was responsible for 20 anti-social behaviour, rowdiness and nuisance incidents since 2012, and has been charged with 20...

 
Odds on for a white Xmas: Let's grit ready for festive snow

Odds on for a white Xmas: Let's grit ready for festive snow

Mild weather will see the mercury rise to 15C in parts of the country by Thursday. But temperatures will plunge again next week and snow is on the cards. Gritters across Britain have been put on stand-by in case it falls. This week's warm weather is...

 
Compensation win for Savile's sex victims

Compensation win for Savile's sex victims

Three judges approved a compensation scheme after a charity hoping to benefit from Savile's fortune objected to payouts. But the Appeal Court ruled victims should get cash ahead of anyone he chose to leave it to. The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust...

 
Sherlock: The No1 TV topic in UK Holmes

Sherlock: The No1 TV topic in UK Holmes

The detective, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, generated awhopping 640,000 tweets after surviving a fall from a roof. Violent fantasy epic Game Of Thrones came second with 400,000 tweets when character Oberyn Martell died after having his eyes popped...

 

Greek government faces first test in crucial presidential vote

Samaras's conservative-leftist coalition is almost certain to fail in the first round, when it needs the support of 200 lawmakers in the 300-seat chamber to elect its nominee, Stavros Dimas. But the backing his coalition, which controls 155 deputies,...

 

3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

The initiative is the latest example of medicine harnessing the rapidly emerging technology, which has already been used to manufacture some medical implants. 3D printing makes products by layering material until a three-dimensional object is created....

 
Church of England poised to name first female bishop

Church of England poised to name first female bishop

The Church of England will on Wednesday announce the appointment of its first female bishop, just four weeks after its General Synod voted for a historic law change. The candidate, set to be named at 10am, will become bishop of Stockport. It is a...

 
Hundreds attend 999 carol service at Southwell Minster

Hundreds attend 999 carol service at Southwell Minster

HUNDREDS of members of the public gathered for carols and prayers attended by Nottinghamshire's emergency services. The Joint Emergency Services Carol Service took place this evening at Southwell Minster. Mary Clayton, 64, has been attending for years...

 
BREAKING: Elderly pedestrian sustains life threatening injuries in Doncaster collision

BREAKING: Elderly pedestrian sustains life threatening injuries in Doncaster collision

A 67-year-old woman is in hospital being treated for life-threatening injuries following a collision in Doncaster this evening. The collision occurred at around 7.25pm, when it is reported that a silver Chrysler Grand Voyager was travelling along Main...

 


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