News archive from 22 October 2012, page 17

Toddler dies after mother killed in fire in Prestatyn, North Wales

A TODDLER has become the fourth victim of the house fire that killed his mother and two young cousins. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said 15-month-old Charlie Timbrell died at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool yesterday afternoon. His...

Scotsman, 01:51 in Hot News
 
RICHARD NIXON'S CHALLENGER GEORGE MCGOVERN DIES AT 90

RICHARD NIXON'S CHALLENGER GEORGE MCGOVERN DIES AT 90

Former US Senator George McGovern had been admitted to a hospice suffering a combination of medical conditions that had worsened recently. The family of the Democrat politician, who suffered a massive defeat to Nixon in the 1972 race for the White...

 

Spa shooting suspect found dead

Oct 22 2012 The suspect in a mass shooting at a spa outside Milwaukee in the US has been found dead. Christine Bannister, a dispatch supervisor for Waukesha County communications centre, said 45-year-old Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, of Brown Deer,...

 

BBC in crisis over Savile scandal

Oct 22 2012 A Panorama documentary is set to plunge the BBC into fresh controversy by claiming the corporation pulled an investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal after coming under pressure from senior managers. The hour-long documentary...

 

Renewables ‘success’ on C02 figures

ELECTRICITY generated through renewable energy projects has displaced more than eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to new figures. Scottish Renewables said it is the equivalent of removing 3.5 million vehicles from the...

 

Collaborators have second hit single

Calvin Harris and Florence Welch have secured their second collaborative number one single in three months as Sweet Nothing topped the official UK chart. The power couple have clinched the top spot with the track, taken from the Harris’ upcoming...

 

Clashes break out in Beirut after slain official's funeral

Sunday's clashes fed into a growing political crisis in Lebanon linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Opposition leaders and their supporters accuse Syria of being behind the car bombing that killed Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan on...

 

Spa shooting suspect found dead

The suspect in a mass shooting at a spa outside Milwaukee in the US has been found dead. Christine Bannister, a dispatch supervisor for Waukesha County communications centre, said 45-year-old Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, of Brown Deer, has been found...

 

BBC in crisis over Savile scandal

A Panorama documentary is set to plunge the BBC into fresh controversy by claiming the corporation pulled an investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal after coming under pressure from senior managers. The hour-long documentary lifts the...

 

Protesters break into grounds of Libya's parliament

Militias, many from Misrata and aligned with the Defence Ministry, have been shelling the hilltop town of 70,000 people for several days. State news agency LANA said on Sunday that 22 people had been killed and 200 wounded in the fighting. "We...

 
Singer Rod Stewart twistin’ the night away for record Rio crowd

Singer Rod Stewart twistin’ the night away for record Rio crowd

Rod Stewart has confessed he almost missed the biggest gig in the world - after he was struck with diarrhoea because of food poisoning. Writing about the moments before singing in front of 3.5 million on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, in Rod: The...

 

Full list of Pearson Teaching Awards 2012

Here is a list of the winners at the Pearson Teaching Awards 2012 Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year - Dr Elizabeth Bailey, Clacton County High School, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Dr Bailey began her teaching career as a trainee at Clacton...

Scotsman, 02:32 in Hot News
 

Most Britons cannot name largest organ

It MAY be basic biology, but the majority of British people cannot name the largest organ in the body, according to a new survey. Three quarters admitted they did not know it was the skin, while almost half admitted to wrongly self-diagnosing an...

Scotsman, 02:32 in Hot News
 

Disabled crew to sail round world

Crowds gathered to wave off a tall ship as it set sail to become the first vessel of its kind to voyage around the world with a crew of disabled sailors. The Jubilee Sailing Trust’s (JST) ship Lord Nelson left from Southampton, Hampshire, for its...

Scotsman, 02:32 in Hot News
 

Fidel Castro alive and well - Chavez aide

Squelching rumours that Castro was at death's door, Jaua, an aide to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, on Sunday showed reporters pictures of the meeting on Saturday and said Castro, 86, was in good health and lucid. Jaua, who is running for governor...

 


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