News archive from 30 January 2013, page 3

50,000 children living abroad get benefits from UK

NEARLY 50,000 children who live abroad are receiving benefits claimed by immigrant families living in Britain, figures revealed yesterday. Just under 30,000 families are claiming child benefits and tax credit for offspring who live outside the UK but...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Thin end of the dredge for neglected river

From: J Sutcliffe, Weel Road, Tickton, East Riding. DURING the recent freeze, the 
River Hull subsided to normal(ish) levels from its previously dangerous swollen state. We are now waiting for the levels to rise again as the water on the land thaws....

 

‘The Devil’s Advocate’ lawyer accused of £1m fraud

AN ITALIAN man who claimed to be a top lawyer - and became known as The Devil's Advocate for taking on "unwinnable" cases - conned clients out of £1 million, a court heard yesterday. Giovanni di Stefano, 57, who moved to Britain when he was...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Time for UK to invest in proper snow-clearing equipment

From: Martin Fletcher, Savile Close, Emley, Huddersfield. IN years and years of snow conditions, we have obviously learned nothing. And both private and public sector businesses and councils have not and will not invest properly in snow clearing...

 
Lack of support putting babies and mothers at risk

Lack of support putting babies and mothers at risk

LOW levels of state support for asylum seekers are putting the lives of mothers and babies at risk, according to a report led by a former children's minister. Sarah Teather said a parliamentary probe had seen evidence suggesting poverty and problems...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 
Prime Minister to visit In Amenas plant in Algeria

Prime Minister to visit In Amenas plant in Algeria

DAVID Cameron is to visit Algeria in the wake of the hostage crisis that left six Britons dead, it was revealed last night. Downing Street confirmed that the Prime Minister would be travelling to the African country to meet his counterpart, Abdelmalek...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

IRA member’s death deemed unlawful

Soldiers who shot dead an IRA man in Belfast 40 years ago were unjustified in opening fire, a new report said yesterday. Joe McCann, 24, a member of the Official IRA, was hit several times when challenged near his home in the Markets district. He was...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Tories plan ethnic quiz for firms

BIG companies would be urged to declare what proportion of their workforce is ethnic minority under a plan being considered by senior Conservative figures. David Cameron has reportedly asked ministers to come up with ideas that would help the party...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Alarm at threat to Caribbean coral reefs

MANY Caribbean coral reefs have stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode, "alarming" new British evidence has revealed. Exeter University scientists have found essential calcium carbonate produced and stored by the reefs...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Rapist wins payout after rights case

A FUN-FAIR worker who raped a teenager after forcing her to drink alcohol won damages yesterday after a European court ruled his human rights had been breached. Samuel Betteridge, 58, from Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, was jailed after he pleaded guilty...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 
SNP to accept defeat on independence question

SNP to accept defeat on independence question

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted the SNP government would need a "very good reason" to ignore official advice from the country's elections watchdog for a change to the proposed referendum question. The Electoral Commission looks set to recommend...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Holyrood votes through Legal Aid legislation

Holyrood votes through Legal Aid legislation

CONTROVERSIAL changes to legal aid, forcing the accused to contribute to defence costs, have been voted through by MSPs. Dozens of lawyers demonstrated outside the Scottish Parliament yesterday, and warned of further protests against the Criminal...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Independence: Alex Salmond turns down Quebec offer

Independence: Alex Salmond turns down Quebec offer

ALEX Salmond declined an offer from Quebec premier Pauline Marois to share information and documents on the two referendums that narrowly failed to give the province independence from Canada. Despite suggestions that Ms Marois would be willing to pass...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Brian Wilson: Majority must reclaim their rights

Brian Wilson: Majority must reclaim their rights

With fewer than a fifth of Scots interested in separation, it's time for a focused campaign from the unionists, writes Brian Wilson There’s nothing inherently impossible about opening 100 Scottish embassies and thus deprive far-travelled Scots – of...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Leaders: Salmond seizes the high ground on welfare reform

Leaders: Salmond seizes the high ground on welfare reform

ALEX Salmond's damning condemnation of the UK welfare system yesterday was part of a key SNP strategy for winning Scottish independence. The First Minister clearly believes the UK coalition government’s “brutality” against those claiming benefits...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 


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