News archive from 26 January 2018, page 9

Brian Wilson: Just 70 firms account for half of Scotland’s exports

This week’s export statistics carried the usual mixed bag of information which, not unreasonably, the Scottish ­Government did its best to put a positive spin on. International Exports Still on the Rise was the press release headline. Well, up to a...

Scotsman, 06:04 in Politics
 

Joyce McMillan

As the EU talks stumble on, ousting the embattled Theresa May could plunge the UK into a hard Brexit, writes Joyce McMillan. Wednesday evening and I am listening, with some disbelief, to a confrontation in a Westminster committee room between two...

Scotsman, 06:04 in Politics
 
Design award for Fordham House

Design award for Fordham House

Fordham House in Stratford has been awarded a gold standard award in recognition of the security measures incorporated into the building’s design. The 82 apartment building opened last year on the corner of Birmingham Road and Clopton Road and was...

 

Teen offered £75,000 for sex by man old enough to be her grandfather at notorious Presidents Club dinner

A teenager claims she was offered £75,000 for sex by an elderly reveller at the notorious Presidents Club dinner. The 19-year-old hostess said the man was old enough to be her grandfather and told her: “I like that you’re young.” She also claimed she...

 
Sky launches brand new TV service that doesn't need a satellite dish - but will you need to ditch your dish?

Sky launches brand new TV service that doesn't need a satellite dish - but will you need to ditch your dish?

Sky television last night reassured subscribers that they have no plans to ditch their satellite dishes. Reports yesterday suggested the TV giants had taken a step towards ending services received via dishes on customers’ homes. It followed Sky ’s...

 

Cop job on Falkland Islands already getting interest from some Scots

Police have launched a search for a new beat bobby on the Falkland Islands – where a recent operation involved the capture of three renegade sheep. The Royal Falkland Islands Police’s job ad looking for a constable or senior constable has already...

 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to launch £33m bid for Napoli star

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to launch £33m bid for Napoli star

According to Calcio Napoli 24, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to pay up to £33m (€38m) to bring the young starlet to north London. January transfer business is not common for Pochettino but with Mousa Dembele struggling for form and...

Daily Star, 06:10 in Sport
 

Guest column: Work is underway to create hundreds of new school places

The County Council is wasting no time planning ahead when it comes to creating the extra 1,400 school places that will be needed across Nottinghamshire. Now a new term has started, the council is undertaking studies to decide where it is feasible for...

 

Bright future for Long Sutton’s Peele Community College with ‘adoption’ by UAH sponsor on cards

Long Sutton’s troubled Peele Community College is poised to become an academy under the wing of the University of Lincoln’s Lincolnshire Educational Trust (LET). Becoming an academy was forced on Peele after education inspectorate Ofsted branded the...

 
Arsenal News: Aubameyang bid must break record, Ozil to Man Utd hint, Giroud to Chelsea

Arsenal News: Aubameyang bid must break record, Ozil to Man Utd hint, Giroud to Chelsea

Arsenal have been told they will have to break their transfer record to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Borussia Dortmund rejected a second bid of just over £50m for Aubameyang and are holding out for closer to £60m. The Gabon striker wants to join...

Daily Star, 06:15 in Sport
 

Birmingham's Legoland Discovery Centre to open in time for summer holidays

A £7 million Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham has taken the next step towards opening after the building was handed over to owners Merlin Entertainments. Projex Building Solutions handed over the shell of the new centre, ahead of its planned...

 
Man Utd news: Why Alexis Sanchez deal affects two stars - Paul Merson

Man Utd news: Why Alexis Sanchez deal affects two stars - Paul Merson

Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United on Monday from Arsenal in a move that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head the other way to the Emirates. Jose Mourinho produced a statement of intent, as he was able to pluck a deal for Sanchez from the grasp of...

 

Call to reintroduce free Sunderland rat control services rejected

A move to reintroduce free pest control services in Sunderland has been rejected. The call came in a motion put forward by Liberal Democrats at a meeting of Sunderland City Council this week. The Lib Dems say recent figures provided by the British...

 

Pensioner died after best friend fell asleep or fainted behind wheel of car

A 96-year-old woman died in hospital after the driver of the car she was travelling in fell asleep or fainted behind the wheel, which caused a head-on crash. Joan Dowdy was a passenger in a Toyota Yaris, which was being driven along the A52, near Kirk...

 

Mercia Marina's new £3m Piazza will see Maxine's dream come true

A businesswoman is set to realise her dream of opening her own art gallery in the new £3 million landmark Piazza building at Mercia Marina. Maxine Walker had previously managed a gallery for eight years before making the life-changing decision that...

 


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