News archive from 30 December 2018

SNP’s top Europhile Smith urged to take on Davidson

One of the SNP’s leading voices on Europe has been approached to stand against Ruth Davidson in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election. Alyn Smith has been “sounded out” for the Edinburgh Central seat, in a move that could turn the contest into a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Comment: Vile behaviour shames fans on both sides at Ibrox

It doesn’t matter about the split of the supports when Rangers and Celtic meet. Some of those in attendance will invariably induce queasiness about how low they are willing to stoop and yesterday proved no different with all but 750 in the stadium...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Learning
 

Rumour Mill: Rangers quartet face fitness tests | Celtic back in for EPL striker? | No regrets for Lennon...

Rangers quartet face fitness tests ahead of Celtic game; Could Celtic be back in for EPL striker?; Steven Gerrard admits would love to ask Brendan Rodgers for advice; Neil Lennon has no regrets at not postponing Hibs-Hearts clash and more in...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Learning
 
Italy budget: Parliament passes budget after EU standoff

Italy budget: Parliament passes budget after EU standoff

Italy's parliament has approved a revised budget for 2019, amid opposition complaints that it was dictated by the EU. The country's populist government had originally vowed to push through costly campaign promises including a universal basic income....

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 
Nick Kyrgios hails rising star Alex de Minaur ahead of Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios hails rising star Alex de Minaur ahead of Australian Open

It seemed few could rival Lleyton Hewitt as Alex de Minaur’s biggest fan. But Nick Kyrgios may yet take over the mantle after offering gushing praise for de Minaur despite the teenager’s stunning rise robbing him of Australian men’s No1 status....

Guardian, 00:17 in Sport
 
Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

Cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent. The study, published on Sunday in the journal Addiction and conducted by researchers from the University of...

 
British boxing legend Ricky Hatton reveals his FIVE best fights of 2018

British boxing legend Ricky Hatton reveals his FIVE best fights of 2018

It has been a fantastic 12 months for each of them. But 2018 was not just a good year for British fighters and there were plenty of brilliantly entertaining bouts both at home and abroad. We asked former lightweight and welterweight world champion...

Daily Star, 00:24 in Sport
 

Trojans compete on two cup fronts

Thornhill Trojans have rearranged a hectic fixture schedule to help them fulfil two cup commitments on Saturday. The Trojans first team travel to East Hull in the BARLA National Cup semi-final (kick off 2pm), while Thornhill’s A team will now take on...

 

BREAKING NEWS: Girl, 12, attacked in attempted phone robbery in Mirfield

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was kicked in the ribs when a man tried to steal a mobile phone from her. At around 8am on Wednesday (March 30), the girl was walking along a snicket behind the Yorkshire Pudding pub in Dunbottle Lane, Mirfield. A man grabbed her...

 
Paris police fire tear gas as gilets jaunes protests turn violent

Paris police fire tear gas as gilets jaunes protests turn violent

Police fired tear gas at gilets jaunes (yellow vests) demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low. Several hundred gathered at the BFM TV channel in the centre of the...

 

Specially trained rail staff deployed to control football fans

A rail company is deploying staff trained in conflict resolution to deal with football supporters at stations. Virgin Trains said its event hosts are wearing pink high visibility vests because the colour "is known to have a calming effect on...

 

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Sneakernomics: All change in the trainer business

Sneakernomics: All change in the trainer business

Four years ago Joey Zwillinger was an executive at a "hot" biotech company and making good money. So when he decided to leave to join a start-up making trainers out of wool, friends and family were bemused. "They naturally said I was...

BBC, 00:50 in Business
 

Jackson and Pickering lead way in Woodlands victory

Woodlands extended their winning run in the All Rounder Bradford Premier League with a 102-run derby victory over East Bierley last Saturday. Woodlands posted an impressive total of 312-5 thanks to a brilliant second-wicket stand of 255 from captain...

 

Garden party hits a high note

Everything was rosy in the garden when Cleckheaton Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs came together for a charity event. Despite early rain, the sun came out for the garden party at the Gildersome home of Rotarian Michael Brooke and his wife Joan. The event...

 


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