Tag Archives: Scotland

Pogue's quest for the best pill-reminder app: Sneak preview

I’ll admit it: Apps that remind you to take your pills are not as sexy as, say, folding laptops or MP3 toothbrushes. But they’re important. Every year an estimated 125,000…

Astronaut Tim Peake to launch off on International Space Station mission

Major Tim Peake is to carry out a UK-designed test to check for problems suffered by astronauts caused by increased brain pressure during his mission to the International Space Station…

Four charged over 'bid to spring convicts from prison van'

Four men have been charged in connection with a foiled plot to spring two convicts from a prison van, during which a man was shot dead by police. The men…

Jeremy Corbyn 'must put Labour leadership first'

Jeremy Corbyn must put leadership of the Labour party before his commitments to outside protest movements, Lord Prescott has said. The former deputy prime minister said there was a faction…

Climate talks enter next phase, toughest decisions ahead

By David Stanway & Richard Valdmanis PARIS (Reuters) – Global climate alter talks in Paris moved into a new, tougher phase on Saturday as negotiators agreed to a draft accord…

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Christmas Lights Delayed As Winds Lash Towns

A number of towns across the UK have delayed switching on their Christmas lights this weekend amid fears of strong winds. Bognor Regis, Portsmouth & parts of Ayrshire are among…

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Sudan accuses Egyptian police of abusing its citizens

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese Embassy in Cairo has accused Egyptian authorities of unlawfully detaining & beating 16 Sudanese over the past six weeks, charges denied by Egypt. Embassy spokesman…

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Steelworkers rally demands action for crisis-hit industry

Steelworkers & their families joined a huge rally aimed at pressing the Government & companies to do more to tackle the crisis in their industry. They travelled from steelmaking areas…

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New York launches campaign in drive against K2

"Zero percent marijuana, 100 percent dangerous." New York has launched a public awareness campaign in its war against synthetic cannabis, a potentially deadly drug which experts say preys on the…

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UK Severe Flooding: Threat To Life Warning

The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings – indicating a risk to life – in northern England this weekend. There are fears of "significant river flooding" as a band…