News archive from 23 March 2014, page 1
WE ARE, it seems, about to be embraced by the chill wind of a new Cold War. Nearly 25 years after the dramatic demise of the Iron Curtain brought an end to an East-West nuclear stand-off that had defined much of the post-Second World War era, another...
Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air base in Crimea late yesterday, firing shots and smashing down concrete walls with armoured vehicles, in a purge of forces loyal to Kiev in the new breakaway state. An armoured vehicle also smashed open the...
UNITED States First Lady Michelle Obama told students in China - who face some of the world's tightest internet restrictions - that freedom of speech and access to information make nations stronger and should be considered universal rights. In a...
ISRAELI troops killed three Palestinians - including the son of a Hamas leader - in an early morning raid that was followed by a clash with angry protesters in a West Bank town yesterday. The violence came amid a recent rise in clashes in the West...
THE former manager of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory (SDSO) has claimed he was forced to resign after being pressured by the landowner to publicly oppose wind farm
THE SNP last night sidestepped the debate on George Osborne's pension revolution by refusing to say whether they would back plans to
allow pensioners to cash in their retirement funds. With Labour indicating that it supports the plans in...
DETAIL is overrated in politics. It's not unimportant but neither is it the be all and end all. We voters want the reassurance of detail but we also respond to simple (simplistic, even) messages that might tell us little but reassure or
Tony Benn may have passed on, but it appears that his left-wing legacy has been reclaimed by Labour. Throughout the party leader Ed Miliband’s response to George Osborne’s budget and his speech at the Scottish conference in Perth, the language of the...
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the chancellor's extension of help to buy is a boost for the builders, but the lift could be short term and there are risks in creating an artificial demand, writes Dominic Jeff CITY traders had been braced for a further deterioration in the market...
BURIED away in last week's Budget - and barely mentioned in the ensuing coverage - was news of "good progress" in setting up a scheme to revive Greater Glasgow's ageing infrastructure. Spearheaded by the city council, authorities across the...
Three days after Pippa Drury threw her husband out of the house, she threw half a set of wedding-present wine glasses at the kitchen wall. Then she telephoned her mother. Crossing the room, dialling, she felt the crunch of shattered crystal beneath...
‘Sharp-edged’: Serena Evans, Charles Edwards, Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee and Simon Jones in Blithe Spirit. Photograph: Marilyn Kingwill She strides on in plaid tweeds, and shimmies around in a bespangled gilet. Under a sparkling hair-net, bright...
A SYSTEM to react quickly to patients whose condition is deteriorating has been linked to a dramatic drop in cardiac arrests at a Scottish hospital. Following the success of a team of Critical Care Outreach nurse specialists at Borders General...
Shoppers have helped to raise vital funds for groups across the Isle. Members of Lincolnshire Co-op have raised £45,135 for 84 good causes in the last three months, just by doing their shopping. The Community Champions scheme sees every one of the...
- 14:32 Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds author 'not coerced' over will
- 14:32 XXXTentacion death: Four men charged with rapper's murder
- 14:32 Radiohead demand answers over Toronto stage death
- 14:32 Netflix's Insatiable faces backlash over 'fat-shaming'
- 14:32 Mamma Mia 2: Lily James on following in Meryl Streep's footsteps
- 14:32 9 stars who turned down great film roles
- 14:32 Is The Equalizer 2 just a 'middle-aged male fantasy?'
- 14:32 Comic Con: It, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who and other big reveals
- 14:31 How the World Cup boosted 'Englishness'
- 14:31 Mustafa Dawood: Brother's questions after immigration raid death
- 14:31 'I was a child carer - it made me who I am today'
- 14:31 'I have to accept my daughter is gone'
- 14:31 Dentist tells of her 13,000 mile commute to fix island teeth
- 14:31 Liam Miller: GAA criticised for refusing Páirc Uí Chaoimh benefit
- 14:31 Reece Prescod: I'm either the next Bolt or an estate agent
- 14:31 Prince Charles recreates home at Buckingham Palace
- 14:31 The butterflies spotted in your back garden and beyond
- 14:31 Greg James posts emotional message as he swaps shows on Radio 1
- 14:31 David Walliams 'thrilled' to edit Beano 80th birthday edition
- 00:17 Slow simmer into a thrilling weekend at Carnoustie
- 00:17 Doncaster has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and...
- 14:31 UK heatwave shuts part of Leeds & Liverpool canal
- 14:31 Charlotte Church: 'I want to open a secondary school'
- 14:31 Fruit 'left to rot' due to labour shortages
- 14:31 Liam Gallagher urges brother Noel to bring back Oasis
- 14:31 Theresa May says EU must 'evolve' its Brexit position
- 14:31 Durham rugby players in Sri Lanka had 'taken heroin' before death
- 23:25 Liverpool transfer news: Memories of Steven Gerrard inspiring £52m...
- 14:31 Sir David Attenborough backs world's biggest butterfly count
- 23:25 BOXING CLEVER: How Liam Smith fought back from the brink to top the...