News archive from 26 June 2013, page 4

U.S. Army to eliminate 10 brigades at bases in drawdown - Odierno

General Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the move was part of the largest organizational change in the Army since World War Two as the service winds down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and responds to tighter U.S. budgets. The Pentagon...

 

18 years for mother who killed son

A mother convicted of beating her two-year-old son to death after subjecting him to months of horrific cruelty has been jailed for life. Rebecca Shuttleworth was ordered to serve at least 18 years in jail after being convicted on Monday of murdering...

 

18 years for mother who killed son

A mother convicted of beating her two-year-old son to death after subjecting him to months of horrific cruelty has been jailed for life. Rebecca Shuttleworth was ordered to serve at least 18 years in jail after being convicted on Monday of murdering...

 

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...

 
Chris Brown faces jail after alleged hit-and-run

Chris Brown faces jail after alleged hit-and-run

Chris Brown pictured during his probation review hearing earlier this month. Photograph: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Rihanna's on-off boyfriend, the R&B singer Chris Brown, faces jail after being charged with a hit-and-run incident on...

 

BoE's Miles sees good reasons for low gilt yields

David Miles, an external member of the Bank's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee, said the still-low current level of gilt yields appropriately reflected investors' risk aversion and market expectations that the Bank rates will stay low. He also...

Reuters, 00:40 in Business
 

18 years for mother who killed son

A mother convicted of beating her two-year-old son to death after subjecting him to months of horrific cruelty has been jailed for life. Rebecca Shuttleworth was ordered to serve at least 18 years in jail after being convicted on Monday of murdering...

 
Unusual finances at Adam Smith College probed

Unusual finances at Adam Smith College probed

A SERIES of financial irregularities including the "systemic overclaiming" of staff time and unusual severance payments have been uncovered at one of Scotland's largest colleges. Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy is currently being...

Scotsman, 00:46 in Learning
 

WikiLeaks soldier's court-martial wrestles online evidence rules

Judge Colonel Denise Lind was left to wrestle with this question when the court-martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning, who is accused of the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history, last convened a week ago. Manning's attorneys...

 

Met 'ignored intimidation claims'

Police ignored intelligence for 15 years that private investigators were hired by criminal gangs to intimidate key witnesses in high-profile trials, it has been reported. Details of the threat posed to Scotland Yard's witness protection programme were...

 

Mandela family gathers at hometown

Members of Nelson Mandela's family and tribal elders have gathered at the former president's rural hometown in eastern South Africa, as concern grows for the 94-year-old leader who spent a third day in critical condition in a hospital. The office of...

 
Royal Botanic Garden: Pines lead public vote

Royal Botanic Garden: Pines lead public vote

WHAT'S your favourite Scottish native plant? That's the question being asked by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in a nationwide survey to find out which trees, shrubs, other plants we hold dearest to our hearts. It is perhaps no surprise...

 
SSPCA hope awareness can cut animal neglect

SSPCA hope awareness can cut animal neglect

MORE support will be required if Scotland is to realise its potential as a world leader in animal welfare, says Mike Flynn AT A time when the demand on animal welfare resources is higher than ever, the Scottish SPCA was proud to be named Scotland’s...

 
Westminster ‘must follow Holyrood green energy lead’

Westminster ‘must follow Holyrood green energy lead’

CHARLES Yates of Grant Thornton says the UK Government must follow the initiative set by Holyrood on green energy. ON 14 March 2011, the Scottish Government put itself on the international stage when it announced that it was aiming to transform...

 
Street music hit the right note

Street music hit the right note

MUSICIANS drew a crowd and entertained shoppers on Saturday to celebrate Icon Music's first birthday. Melton’s independent local music centre, in King Street, put on a full programme of entertainment to mark the day as customers streamed in to enter...

 


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