News archive from 31 October 2012, page 9

DISNEY DEAL MEANS STAR WARS RETURN

DISNEY DEAL MEANS STAR WARS RETURN

The seventh movie, with a working title of Episode 7, is set for release in 2015, with Episodes 8 and 9 to follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond Return Of The Jedi, the third film released...

 
£800m Coire Glas hydro-electric scheme receives council backing

£800m Coire Glas hydro-electric scheme receives council backing

A NEW £800 million hydro-electric scheme capable of powering one million homes has cleared a major hurdle after being given the backing of councillors. • Highland Councillors gave their backing to the proposal to construct Scotland’s largest ever...

 
Shoppers facing 'new economic reality' change behaviour

Shoppers facing 'new economic reality' change behaviour

UK consumers are feeling worse about the economy than they did last month, despite the emergence from recession, according to the latest consumer confidence figures from GfK. The figures support comments from retailers during the month. Last week, the...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 

Breaking news: A motorcyclist dies after a car smash in Swinton

Police tape South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a 43-year-old man died this morning after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car in Swinton. At just before 7am on Tuesday, October 30, a silver Vauxhall Vectra pulled out...

 
Dignitas founder to speak at Margo MacDonald’s conference

Dignitas founder to speak at Margo MacDonald’s conference

THE founder of assisted suicide clinic Dignitas and the widow of locked-in-syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson are to speak at a conference in Edinburgh this week organised by Margo MacDonald. In a rare public appearance, Swiss lawyer Ludwig Minelli,...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Health
 

Sunderland 0 Middlesbrough 1: Scott McDonald sends shot-shy Mackems packing

Football: The boos from the Sunderland fans — those who were left at the final whistle — said it all. Beaten by a Championship side which they never really looked like testing, the Black Cats produced another poor, goal-shy display as they exited the...

 
Imperial Tobacco loses out to Spanish black market

Imperial Tobacco loses out to Spanish black market

The world's fourth-largest cigarette group, which counts Davidoff, JPS and Lambert & Butler among its brands, said its pretax profit halved to 1.1 billion pounds in the year ending last month, although it raised its dividend by 11 percent to...

Reuters, 00:44 in Business
 
Enlightenment dawns over Adam Smith’s home as glass box extension scrapped

Enlightenment dawns over Adam Smith’s home as glass box extension scrapped

A CONTROVERSIAL "glass-box" extension to the historic Edinburgh home of Adam Smith is to be dropped under fresh plans to bring the building into public use. Panmure House, where the celebrated economist known as “the father of capitalism”...

 

Boy nearly killed by a dose of ibuprofen: Allergy left him covered in blisters on life support

When 11-year-old Calvin Lock came down with a suspected viral infection, his mother did not hesitate to give him ibuprofen.The routine medication almost cost him his life after a violent allergic reaction left his body covered in severe blisters. He...

Daily Mail, 00:48 in Health
 

Immigrants found in coffin truck

Border Force officers got a Halloween surprise when they discovered three would-be illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain in a lorry full of coffins. The trio had hidden themselves among the dozens of boxed coffins which were loaded into the van...

 

Immigrants found in coffin truck

Border Force officers got a Halloween surprise when they discovered three would-be illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain in a lorry full of coffins. The trio had hidden themselves among the dozens of boxed coffins which were loaded into the van...

 

Met to downsize from Scotland Yard

New Scotland Yard is to be sold as the Metropolitan Police faces making cuts of more than £500 million, a senior officer has said. Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey told the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime that the force hopes to save around £6.5...

 

Gurkhas killed in 'insider attack'

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on British troops. The soldiers, from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, were shot dead at...

 

Mother who killed babies 'good mum'

A woman who killed her two children while suffering post-natal depression has told a court she was "a good mum". Felicia Boots, 35, pleaded not to be judged harshly for killing Mason, nine weeks old, and Lily, 14 months. They were found...

 

Gurkhas killed in 'insider attack'

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on British troops. The soldiers, from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, were shot dead at...

 


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