News archive from 27 August 2015

Manchester United transfer news: De Telegraaf predict huge signing, Phil Jones and John Stones swap deals,...

Manchester United have achieved the first target of their season - reach the Champions League group stage. And having guaranteed their place amongst Europe's elite, United will now be even more of an enticing prospect for potential players. There's...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
Tom Peterkin: Sturgeon and Salmond’s good cop/bad cop routine

Tom Peterkin: Sturgeon and Salmond’s good cop/bad cop routine

Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond appear to be developing a good cop/bad cop routine. Salmond, needless-to-say, has cast himself in the bad cop role with his determination to stoke up old rows and settle scores. The most recent example of this was his...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics

Sainsbury's shopfloor staff to receive 4% pay rise

Sainsbury’s is to give 137,000 shopfloor staff a 4% pay rise, their biggest increase in a decade, after pressure from low pay campaigners. The supermarket said its standard rate of pay for store workers would go up from £7.08 to £7.36 an hour from...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business

Transfer News: Chelsea £159m double swoop, Arsenal to sign Higuain, Man Utd deal agreed

Chelsea are expected to secure a double deal to bring John Stones and Paul Pogba to Stamford Bridge within days. The Daily Mirror claim Jose Mourinho will make a fresh bid to land Pogba before the window closes on September 1. While the Premier League...


Nathan White’s fairytale comeback for Ireland is likely to continue

Saturday in the Aviva Stadium will feel like a lot more than three weeks since Ireland were comfortably the better of two mixed selections in the opening salvo of World Cup’s phony war. This time there will be two teams closer to full strength and...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport

Everton to reject transfer request from Chelsea target John Stones

Roberto Martínez said Everton would reject John Stones’ transfer request on Thursday as he told Chelsea that “money can’t buy everything”. Stones started Everton’s dramatic 5-3 win at Barnsley in the second round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Benzema's agent met, Andriy Yarmolenko called, Gonzalo Higuain pursuit - report

There are only five days remaining in the transfer window, but Arsenal are still intent on wrapping up business. Many fans of the north London side are calling for Arsene Wenger to bring in attacking reinforcements before the end of the summer. Only...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport

Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'

A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started to grow again after treatment, a study suggests. Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London found traces of breast cancer eight months before doctors would...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional

The watchmaker that hand delivers its timepieces around the world

When it comes to offering good customer service, many may argue that luxury watchmaker Gronefeld goes a little over the top. For whenever someone buys one of its timepieces, it likes to hand it over in person - no matter where the buyer is on the...

BBC, 00:09 in Business

What progress has India's economy made in the past five years?

"You'll find the airport has changed dramatically, you'll be able to book a taxi using an app on your phone, and you'll see a real spring in the step of many people in India now - people are charged with optimism," one Indian businessman...

BBC, 00:09 in Business

How to turn your child into a video games designer

"I want to make games when I grow up." It's an ambition voiced by many children. That is not surprising given that pretty much every one of them plays games on tablets, phones, consoles and PCs when they have a spare moment. It is certainly...

BBC, 00:09 in Business

Zano drones struggle to achieve lift-off

Europe's most successful Kickstarter project is finally ready to deliver the tiny drone that won more than £2.3m in backing last November. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Zano drone which the company hopes to start sending to backers...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
Aston Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor could be the fall guy if Tim Sherwood sticks with hotshot Scott Sinclair

Aston Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor could be the fall guy if Tim Sherwood sticks with hotshot Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair’s midweek hat-trick has all-but guaranteed him a place in the starting XI against Sunderland with misfiring forward Gabby Agbonlahor likely to be the fall guy. Aston Villa’s No.9, dropped for the defeat at Crystal Palace, returned with...


Nicola Sturgeon calls on BBC to put forward bold proposal for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is to call for the BBC to be reorganised around a new federal structure, with new dedicated TV and radio services for Scotland as part of its charter renewal programme. The first minister will warn in a speech to TV executives in...

Confidence in Scots schools falling among parents

Confidence in Scots schools falling among parents

SATISFACTION levels with local schools among Scottish parents has been falling steadily in recent years, it has emerged. The problem is most acute in more affluent areas of major cities, although remote small towns are also at the centre of concerns,...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Health

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