News archive from 19 October 2015, page 2

Man charged with four counts of murder and poisonings

Man charged with four counts of murder and poisonings

Image copyright Google A man has been charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering a poison. Stephen Port, 40, of Cooke Street, Barking, faces murder charges in relation to the deaths of four men between June 2014 and last...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Scottish Sentencing Council comes into force

Scottish Sentencing Council comes into force

Image copyright Scottish Court Service A new sentencing council for Scotland has come into force. The council is an independent body responsible for preparing guidelines to help ensure a consistent approach to sentencing throughout Scotland. It will...

BBC, 00:20 in Regional
 

Nutritionist believes constant jibes about bad Scottish diet help persuade us to eat unhealthy food

IS the deep-fried Mars Bar bad for Scots who have never eaten one? An Edinburgh University researcher has been given £177,000 to find out. Nutritionist Christine Knight believes constant jibes about the bad Scottish diet help persuade us to eat...

 
Roy Hodgson orders his England players to stay on the back pages in run-up to Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson orders his England players to stay on the back pages in run-up to Euro 2016

A report yesterday claimed one of Hodgson's squad has been targeted by a blackmailer over an apparent sex video. But Hodgson is hoping his players only make the back pages ahead of next summer's finals in France. "You just have to deal with it...

Daily Star, 00:24 in Sport
 
Ander Herrera: We must keep playing like we did against Everton to show we can win league

Ander Herrera: We must keep playing like we did against Everton to show we can win league

Louis van Gaal's side take on bitter rivals and league leaders Manchester City on Saturday. And after cruising to victory over Everton at Goodison to get rid of the memory of their heavy loss to Arsenal, Herrera is eyeing up a title push. He said:...

Daily Star, 00:24 in Sport
 
Helicopters drafted in to help save Scotland's Munros

Helicopters drafted in to help save Scotland's Munros

HELICOPTERS are being hired by conservationists as part of a major new effort to help save Scotland's most popular Munros after thousands of hikers have caused severe erosion to high level paths. The National Trust for Scotland launched the initiative...

 
‘Consumers should benefit from low costs of renewables'

‘Consumers should benefit from low costs of renewables'

RENEWABLE sources of energy are bringing down the wholesale cost of electricity, reducing the impact of clean power subsidies on consumer bills, research has shown. The UK ­government recently moved to cut support for onshore wind and solar power,...

 
Scottish jobs market sees 'modest' improvement

Scottish jobs market sees 'modest' improvement

Image copyright Thinkstock The number of people placed in work in Scotland rose only modestly last month, according to a survey. Recruitment consultancies reported strong growth in demand for staff, particularly for permanent roles. But the Bank of...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 
France's migrant 'cemetery' in Africa

France's migrant 'cemetery' in Africa

Image copyright AFP Europe has been so transfixed by tragedies in the Mediterranean in recent years that a similar crisis in the Indian Ocean has gone almost unnoticed. It is caused by the magnetic attraction of the French island of Mayotte to the...

BBC, 00:29 in World News
 

Labour warns Cameron over draft surveillance and ​anti-terror laws

Labour has signalled it is prepared to oppose new surveillance and counter-terrorism legislation if it is too heavy-handed, as David Cameron announces more details about his anti-terror strategy such as measures to prevent teenagers travelling to join...

Guardian, 00:29 in Politics
 

Foreign Office cleaners disciplined after writing to Philip Hammond for pay increase

A group of cleaners at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been put under disciplinary investigation by their employers after raising the issue of their low pay in a letter to the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond. The 14 cleaning staff were sent...

Guardian, 00:29 in Politics
 
Pension reforms 'open door for scams'

Pension reforms 'open door for scams'

Image copyright Thinkstock Pension reforms have increased the prospect of people being conned out of their life savings, a committee of MPs has concluded. New rules, which came into force in April, allow people aged 55 and over to cash in their...

BBC, 00:30 in Business
 
Half a million people in Yorkshire facing spending Christmas Day by themselves

Half a million people in Yorkshire facing spending Christmas Day by themselves

Half a million older people from across Yorkshire are facing spending Christmas Day alone. Last year there were 12 Christmas Day activities listed in Yorkshire on the Community Christmas website - but the charity said many more are needed this year....

 
Beeston bus stop rapist due to be sentenced today at Leeds Crown Court

Beeston bus stop rapist due to be sentenced today at Leeds Crown Court

The man who raped and violently attacked an 18-year-old woman at a Beeston bus stop earlier this year was due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court this afternoon. Zdenko Turtak, 21, from Velka Ida, Kosice, Slovakia, grabbed his victim at a bus stop on...

 

Prosecutions for using phone at wheel down 47%

Prosecutions for motorists using a phone at the wheel are down by almost half in five years despite a study showing the potentially dangerous practice is more common, official figures show. Data released by the Ministry of Justice last month show that...

 


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