News archive from 22 March 2017

Trump's ex aide Paul Manafort 'hid' $750,000 payment

Trump's ex aide Paul Manafort 'hid' $750,000 payment

Further allegations have been made in Ukraine about secret funds said to have been paid to Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko said he had evidence that Mr Manafort had tried to hide a payment of $750,000...

BBC, 00:01 in World News

‘Cynical’ SNP accused of ignoring rail police merger evidence

The Scottish Government has been accused of “jingoism” and of ignoring the evidence over plans to hand railway policing to Police Scotland. The British Transport Police Federation said the SNP’s plans to integrate its officers into Scotland’s national...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics

Inspectors praise progress of 'inadequate' children's services trust

A children’s services trust that was set up to tackle the ‘historic failures’ of a Yorkshire council has been told it is making “significant progress” by education inspectors after it was itself deemed ‘inadequate’. The trust was set up two years ago...


Scotland's weather: Milder weather ahead after snow chaos

Motorists face more tricky driving conditions today from a further ice warning after heavy snow reduced motorways to a standstill yesterday. However, more spring-like conditions are in prospect by the weekend, with temperatures expected to reach 13C...


Family's relief as booze-binge driver who killed vet driver after eight hour bender is jailed

A driver who spent more than eight hours boozing then killed an island vet in a head-on crash is facing a long jail term. Thomas Wainwright’s high-powered Maserati was on the wrong side of the road when it hit Theresa Wade’s van. The impact was so...

The fat blue line: Fitness concern as Scottish cops need bigger trousers than ever

The fat blue line: Fitness concern as Scottish cops need bigger trousers than ever

At least one in five Police Scotland officers is likely to struggle to catch crooks, according to new data on the size of trousers handed out by the force. Police Scotland’s clothing depot in Glasgow issued more than 1,500 pairs of trousers with a...

'Only in Glasgow' Shock as punters brawl at Russell Howard's SSE Hydro gig

'Only in Glasgow' Shock as punters brawl at Russell Howard's SSE Hydro gig

A comedy show descended into chaos tonight as punters brawled during Russell Howard's gig in Glasgow. Howard, 36, brought his Round the World live tour to the SSE Hydro. But attention was taken from the funnyman halfway through his set, when two...


Drugs investigation: ‘Robust checks’ at courts aim to safeguard public

Traces of cocaine were detected in the women’s toilets at Leeds Crown Court, despite all visitors and staff having to pass security checks including bag searches. An HM Courts and Tribunals Service spokeswoman said: “We take security extremely...


Drugs investigation: The measures being taken at Leeds bus station

reducing anti-social behaviour, including drug taking, is the aim of a raft of measures which have been put in place at Leeds Bus Station. One of the city’s key transport hubs alongside the railway station, it is used by thousands of passengers every...


Jayne Dawson: Follow your gut instinct and you won’t go far wrong

I don’t want anybody falling into despair, okay? Yes, there are things that could be better: like America. America could be better, what with President Trump entering the stratosphere of strangeness, accusing you and me of tapping his phone even...


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Community pays tribute to Ian, east Leeds’s much-missed ‘king of the road’

A memorial will be unveiled this weekend to a much-missed east Leeds character who died last year in tragic circumstances. Ian Collinson, 73, from Micklefield, was well known in the community for his friendly manner and love of long walks on paths...


England boss Eddie Jones says the Lions should have four captains as leadership debate continues 

England coach Eddie Jones has a novel solution to the question of who should captain the British and Irish Lions on the tour of world champions New Zealand this year - make it a four-man job. Several names are in the frame to be given the leading role...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
Japan February exports jump 11.3 percent year-on-year - MOF

Japan February exports jump 11.3 percent year-on-year - MOF

Japan's exports rose 11.3 percent in February from a year earlier, marking the third straight month of increases in a reflection of rising global demand, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday. The result compares with a 10.6 percent increase...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040

World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040

One in four of the world’s children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 as a result of climate change, the UN has warned. Within two decades, 600 million children will be in regions enduring extreme water stress,...


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