News archive from 21 August 2015, page 1

Jimmy Carter's hometown rallies after cancer diagnosis with hundreds of signs

When former president Jimmy Carter appeared at a press conference on Thursday to discuss his cancer diagnosis, messages poured in from world leaders, including former presidents Obama and George HW Bush. Related: Jimmy Carter announces cancer has...

 

MI5 believed anyone with Communist links were legitimate cold war targets

MI5 believed that anyone thought to have links to the Communist party, however tenuous, were legitimate targets during the cold war, according to newly released files at the National Archives. It also believed those groups or individuals thought to be...

 
EUROMILLIONS: What is tonight's jackpot & what time is the draw on Tuesday August 18?

EUROMILLIONS: What is tonight's jackpot & what time is the draw on Tuesday August 18?

HAVE you got your EuroMillions ticket yet for tonight's (Friday, August 21) draw? The game gives ticket-holders across Europe the chance of becoming instant millionaires. Players throughout the continent will be hoping to claim a share of the...

 
Scottish economic growth 'longest since 2001'

Scottish economic growth 'longest since 2001'

Scotland's economy has seen its longest period of uninterrupted growth since 2001, according to the Scottish government's chief economist. Gary Gillespie said the 11 consecutive quarters of expansion and upbeat forecasts for the future demonstrated...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Festival chief: I was bullied over indyref debate

Festival chief: I was bullied over indyref debate

SIR Jonathan Mills, the former director of the Edinburgh International Festival, has said he felt bullied by critics who demanded he tackle the Scottish independence debate. The Australian impresario has told how he felt he was being put under...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Zoo champions most endangered bird

Zoo champions most endangered bird

Blackpool Zoo's work as species champion for one of the world's most endangered birds has been celebrated in a new report. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has compiled the document, which outlines the top 10 bird...

 
Famous-name medicine 725% more expensive

Famous-name medicine 725% more expensive

Shoppers are paying nearly ten times more for branded medicines and supplements in store that are identical to the shop's own brands, a study has found. The cost of branded over-the-counter painkillers and supplements at high street supermarkets and...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 
Children handed pocket money pay rise worth 450%

Children handed pocket money pay rise worth 450%

POCKET money increases have outpaced parents' wage growth by 255 per cent over the past 28 years, a report by Halifax has revealed. The average pocket money given to eight to 15-year-olds has increased by 448 per cent since 1987 when the Halifax...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 
Journalist betrayed Britain to become Russian spy

Journalist betrayed Britain to become Russian spy

A JOURNALIST who worked for the Daily Express betrayed his country to become one of the key Soviet agents of the Second World War. Cedric Belfrage leaked highly sensitive secrets to the Russians while working for the British security services in the...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 
Thousands attend the funeral of Cilla Black

Thousands attend the funeral of Cilla Black

Thousands of fans and mourners packed the streets outside St Mary's Church in Liverpool to pay a final tribute to Cilla Black at her funeral yesterday. Celebrities including Sir Tom Jones, Sir Cliff Richard, Paul O’Grady and Lord Lloyd-Webber joined...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 

Government contract bids will have to show commitment to apprenticeships

Companies bidding for government contracts worth over £10m will be expected to demonstrate a clear commitment to apprenticeships, David Cameron has announced, as part of a government push to create three million more apprenticeship places this...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 

John McEnroe: I'd beat Serena Williams! US legend challenges World No 1 to showdown

John McEnroe has boasted he could beat women's world No 1 Serena Williams. McEnroe, 56, made his claim in an interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Live chat show in the United States, and left the door open for a match against Williams in the future. Tennis...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

HEAD TO HEAD:Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson prepare for showdown at World Championships  

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will clash for the first time since 2012 when they compete in the World Championships in Beijing. Ennis-Hill aims to add at least 250 points to her season's best 6,520 while her rival can set a new...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

Jessica Ennis-Hill set for 'bonus' in Beijing but star admits that Rio is still her main aim 

Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in the Bird's Nest stadium for the first time on Friday having missed the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a broken ankle. Ennis-Hill was tipped for at least a silver medal seven years ago before breaking down in her last...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 
Guilt trip: Is holidaying more hassle than it's worth?

Guilt trip: Is holidaying more hassle than it's worth?

For some people holidaying is not a problem. They can compartmentalise their lives and go off without a care in the world. But for the rest of us, it's not that simple. We experience a lot of seepage between the walls of work and life. Holiday worry...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 


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