News archive from 21 June 2015, page 1

Meningitis B vaccine for all babies from September

Meningitis B vaccine for all babies from September

A vaccine to protect babies from meningitis B will be offered across the UK from September, it has been announced. The Men B vaccine will be given to babies at two months, four months and 12 months old. From August, another meningitis vaccine - Men...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
We should not have gone into Iraq says former Blair ally Charles Falconer

We should not have gone into Iraq says former Blair ally Charles Falconer

UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair's closest allies during the build-up to war. The former Lord Chancellor told the BBC: "We didn't find weapons of mass destruction there and that was...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Babies in Scotland to be get meningitis B vaccine from September

Babies in Scotland to be get meningitis B vaccine from September

The meningitis B vaccine will be introduced to the routine childhood vaccination programme in Scotland from 1 September, it has been announced. Scotland is now one of the few nations in the world to offer the vaccination to all infants. The...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Scottish berry research projects win funding

Scottish berry research projects win funding

The UK government has announced funding for three new research projects which it said could "revolutionise" Scottish berry production. It has provided £1.3m for studies led by the Dundee-based James Hutton Institute and James Hutton Ltd. The...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Jenson Button's 25-place penalty on a 20-man grid is further evidence that Formula One is disappearing up...

A combination of arcane rules and Honda's spluttering engines have produced two of the most absurd punishments ever handed out in Formula One. McLaren-Honda's two drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, will both start the Austrian Grand Prix with...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Labour will ‘scrap tax breaks for private schools’

Labour will ‘scrap tax breaks for private schools’

CONTROVERSIAL plans to end the charitable status of independent schools in Scotland have been unveiled by Labour leadership frontrunner Kezia Dugdale. The Lothians MSP also pledged to increase taxes for Scotland’s high earners using the new powers...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Ken Macintosh on his vision for Scottish Labour

Ken Macintosh on his vision for Scottish Labour

SCOTTISH Labour must ease off highlighting what it opposes and start talking about hope for a fairer Scotland, writes Ken Macintosh ‘HOW do you build the Good Society? There are many places to start but education must be near the top of any list. As...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Kezia Dugdale: Scottish Labour must focus on youth

Kezia Dugdale: Scottish Labour must focus on youth

A revitalised party, which connects with a lost generation, can champion Scots against SNP establishment, writes Kezia Dugdale ‘I’m sorry. Sorry to the 700,000 people in Scotland who voted Labour at the general election last month. Sorry that we...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 

If David Cameron makes a passionate case for the EU, its leaders will help him

The phoney war is almost over. At the Brussels summit on Thursday and Friday, David Cameron will unveil his priorities on EU reform. He hopes to clinch a final deal in December – allowing an in/out referendum to be held in 2016, probably in the...

 

‘Even if your home town is Dewsbury, you can be British and Muslim at the same time’

A devout Muslim, former social worker, proud Dewsbury resident and foster father to two white British brothers, Kauser Tai is a weary but patient defender of his home town against charges that it is a segregated hotbed of extremism. “It doesn’t...

 
Royal Bank’s top brass to apologise for new IT snag

Royal Bank’s top brass to apologise for new IT snag

ROYAL Bank of Scotland's two big guns will apologise this week to investors for the

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 

The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon, indeed, before the Earth’s biological treasures are trashed, in what will be the sixth great mass extinction event? This is what...

 

Britain signs convention on protecting treasures in war zones

Britain is to end years of indecision by ratifying an international agreement aimed at preventing the loss of cultural and historic artefacts in conflict zones, amid growing outrage at the destruction by Isis militants of ancient sites in Iraq and...

 
CBI urges a permanent tax break for investment

CBI urges a permanent tax break for investment

BRITAIN could receive a £1 billion boost if the Chancellor made a tax break to make long-term business investment permanent, the CBI said today. The call to make the annual investment allowance (AIA) of at least £250,000 permanent from 2016 is one of...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 

US official says British government undermined progress on tax avoidance

Britain has been attacked by a senior US official for undermining progress on a global clampdown on tax avoidance by multinationals ahead of an international agreement to be published at the G20 talks in the autumn. Efforts to establish standards that...

 


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