News archive from 26 June 2013, page 2

UK ‘will fail to hit emissions targets’

UK ‘will fail to hit emissions targets’

THE UK faces missing key targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions through the 2020s, a new report has warned. There are “significant risks” that earlier progress in reducing emissions has now stalled, the committee on climate change says today. The...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
ANDY MURRAY'S HAUNTED BY TRIP TO LU

ANDY MURRAY'S HAUNTED BY TRIP TO LU

LU YEN-HSUN probably doesn't realise the key role he played in the rise of Andy Murray. Andy Murray wants revenge for the Beijing Olympics The pair meet today three months after Murray hammered the man from Taiwan at Indian Wells. But British fans...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Met ‘bugged Stephen Lawrence’s friend and lawyers’

Met ‘bugged Stephen Lawrence’s friend and lawyers’

POLICE secretly bugged meetings which they held with Stephen Lawrence's friend Duwayne Brooks and his lawyers, it has emerged. In the latest damning revelation about the way Scotland Yard acted following the racist murder, a senior police source was...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 

Ian Brady: Tribunal ‘waste’ says victim’s brother

THE brother of one of the victims of Moors murderer Ian Brady has claimed the mental health tribunal is "a complete waste of taxpayers' money". Legal experts estimate the child killer’s tribunal in which he is bidding to be transferred from...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Stamp duty replacement approved by MSPs

Stamp duty replacement approved by MSPs

THE Scottish Parliament will set and raise taxes for the first time since the Act of Union after MSPs last night backed measures to take control of stamp duty. • MPSs vote to replace stamp duty for house sales in Scotland • John Swinney hails first...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Peter Duncan: Yes and No campaigns must do better

Peter Duncan: Yes and No campaigns must do better

BOTH sides of the independence debate need to overhaul their campaign strategy, writes Peter Duncan There won’t be many lazy days at the poolside over the summer for the main participants in the referendum debate. All thoughts that they might have had...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Brian Wilson: History being turned into propaganda

Brian Wilson: History being turned into propaganda

We are in danger of allowing our past to be distorted to facilitate a preordained political agenda, writes Brian Wilson Most of us would subscribe to the proposition that political zealots – of whatever persuasion – should be kept as far away as...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Labour put in special measures for Eric Joyce vote

Labour put in special measures for Eric Joyce vote

Labour has put its Falkirk constituency party under "special measures" after an internal report raised concerns over the selection of a candidate for the next general election. A new candidate will now be chosen centrally by the national...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
EIFF Film review: The Great Hip Hop Hoax

EIFF Film review: The Great Hip Hop Hoax

FIRST things first, there's nothing particularly great about the hip hop hoax examined in Jeanie Finlay's otherwise fascinating documentary about two wannabe Scottish rappers who re-invented themselves as a Californian hip hop duo. The Great Hip Hop...

 
John Knox painting tracked down after 100 years

John Knox painting tracked down after 100 years

A MISSING masterpiece by one of Glasgow's leading artists has been tracked down - after more than 100 years. John Knox’s painting of 19th century holiday revellers flocking to Glasgow Green has been held in a private collection in the United States...

 
Wallace Monument to receive 2014 refurb

Wallace Monument to receive 2014 refurb

THE Wallace Monument is to undergo an extensive refurbishment ahead of the series of international events to take place throughout Scotland next year. The 220ft sandstone tower, perched on a volcanic crag and overlooking the site of the Battle of...

 
Doctors baffled as C.diff jumps between hospitals

Doctors baffled as C.diff jumps between hospitals

AN INVESTIGATION has failed to identify how a deadly outbreak of Clostridium difficile was able to spread between two Scottish hospitals. Health officials are still in the dark about how a third patient died with a rare strain of the bug following two...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Health
 
Denver's hot housing market burns first-time buyers

Denver's hot housing market burns first-time buyers

When Kait McNamee and Ryan Turch decided they wanted to buy their first home earlier this year, they thought the experience would be relatively straightforward. But nearly five months on, it has been anything but. Various parts of the process have...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 

Labour in union clash on selection

A furious row has broken out between Labour and its biggest financial backer over the selection of a candidate for the next general election. The party announced it will impose a candidate in the Westminster seat of Falkirk, after claims that the...

 

Labour in union clash on selection

A furious row has broken out between Labour and its biggest financial backer over the selection of a candidate for the next general election. The party announced it will impose a candidate in the Westminster seat of Falkirk, after claims that the...

 


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