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- UK aims to double dementia fundingThe UK will aim to double annual funding for dementia research to £132m by 2025, up from the 2015 target of £66m, the prime minister says.
- Curb classroom disruption - OfstedMinor disruption and inattention in the classroom have been tolerated in too many of England's schools for too long, Ofsted head warns.
- Midwife 'failure' at baby death unitInsufficient midwife supervision is blamed for failings which led to the deaths of three babies and a mother at a hospital.
- Free schools costs trebled to £1.5bnThe public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
- RSPCA badger cull advert bannedAn RSPCA advert suggesting badgers in cull areas would be "exterminated" is banned following more than 100 complaints.
- Nelson Mandela memorial service: World leaders gather in South Africa to remember former presidentPrime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama pose for a selfie alongside Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela - prompting ...
- Nevada snow family: Family-of-six and their overturned Jeep pictured after they were found alive having spent days huddled in vehicle in Nevada snowJames Glanton, 34, his girlfriend Christina McIntee, 25, and four children were discovered Tuesday in a snowy Nevada canyon having miraculously survived the dangerous two day ordeal.A gro...
- Police officer filmed punching a student won't be disciplinedThe officer was caught on film swinging at hooded protester Tony Jones (pictured right), throwing the 24-year-old off balance with a blow to the shoulder before flooring him with a jab to...
- Sixty flights cancelled as fog brings disruption to Britain's roads and airportsThousands of air passengers have had their flights cancelled this morning as thick fog brought disruption to Heathrow and London City airports.Sixty flights have been cancelled from airpo...
- Dog owner, 27, dies after being savaged by at least one of her own pets which may have turned on her after she had an epileptic fitEmma Bennett (pictured) died after suffering serious bite injuries in the attack at her home in Osmondthorpe, Leeds, on Monday afternoon.PIC BY MARK READMAN/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: POLIC...
- UK weather: Heavy fog delays flights and ferry services across South East EnglandVisibility has dropped to less than 50 metres in some places, with cancellations at Heathrow Airport and delays to Isle of Wight ferry services
- Nelson Mandela funeral: Thousands form guard of honour as body of former president is taken to lie in stateHis remains will be moved each day, for three days, between the Military Hospital in Pretoria to the Government's Union Buildings
- Pope Francis tops list of world's most talked about topics on FacebookEven the birth of the Royal baby was forced into third place in the top ten list on the social networking site globally - while Miley Cyrus was seventh
- 'Failures in midwife supervision at hospital led to deaths of three babies and a mother'Joshua Titcombe, Alex Davey-Brady, Chester Hendrickson and his mother Nittaya, died at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria in 2008
- RSPCA advert saying badgers targeted by Government culls would be "exterminated" is bannedNearly 120 complaints were made about the ad, which showed a syringe and a bullet with a headline which read "Vaccinate or exterminate?"
- Lord Patten warns Tory MP over Savile scandal evidenceLord Patten warns Tory MP he risks legal action if he publishes evidence calling into question BBC's handling of Jimmy Savile scandal
- Senior civil servant overseeing Universal Credit gets £20,000 bonusUniversal Credit IT system cannot yet cope with couples or people with children, officials admit.
- Jose Mourinho sticking with Chelsea's attacking approachChelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will stick with his side's attacking approach despite their recent run of poor form, calling for his players to be more clinical in front of goal ...
- Current healthcare systems 'won't cut it' says new NHS bossCurrent healthcare systems "will not cut it" and radical changes are needed to meet patients' needs, the new head of the NHS says
- If Sir Alex Ferguson truly loves Manchester United he should walk away nowJames Corrigan: Until Sir Alex Ferguson has severed all formal associations with Manchester United, David Moyes will play second fiddle.
- Ukrainian riot police raid protest campPolice began descending on Kiev’s Independent Square around midnight local time, just hours after President Viktor Yanukovich met EU foreign policy chief Lady Ashton
- Abe goes back to the future for new zonesA key part of promised structural reform and seen as crucial to economic change in Japan is the creation of a series of new special economic zones – but this idea has been tried before
- Bostock quits RBS for SantanderFinance chief’s departure will be a big loss for Ross McEwan, who took over as chief executive in October and is immersed in overhauling the bank
- US Congress strikes budget dealMay herald return of an era where Congress functions without the political brinkmanship that has repeatedly threatened the US economic recovery
- Asian equities stage modest retreatRiskier assets losing favour as investors position for approaching holiday season
- Shelter in Calais generates fears of increased numbers of migrants to BritainFEARS of a fresh wave of migrants were raised last night as a new reception centre across the Channel proves to be a magnet for refugees.
- £28k on VIP tickets... the lavish lifestyle of Charles Saatchi and Nigella LawsonTHE lavish spending of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi included almost £25,000 on flowers for their home in 18 months, a court heard yesterday.
- Katy Perry: I'm not ready for kidsKATY PERRY has revealed that her ex-husband Russell Brand was the reason for her split from John Mayer.
- NHS brain scan to detect Alzheimer’s to be put to the testA BREAKTHROUGH brain scan which can help confirm a suspected diagnosis of Alzheimer’s will be tested on the NHS for the first time tomorrow.
- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke pop in for singsongTHERE’S only one word to describe this celebrity line-up...supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
- Nelson Mandela's body arrives in PretoriaCasket of anti-apartheid fighter and first black president of South Africa will stay at Union Buildings for three days before burial The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived at the Union B...
- Kiev protests: police descend on barricades with chainsawsUnexpected scenes only a few hours after President Viktor Yanukovych pledged restraint to EU foreign policy chief Thousands of riot police carried out a co-ordinated attack on barricades...
- Dementia research funding should be on same footing as cancer, says charityCall for seven-fold increase as figures show national spend on disease is £50m compared with £590m for cancer The Alzheimer's Society has called for a sevenfold increase in research fund...
- Ukrainian riot police surround Kiev protestersAction comes just hours after EU's Lady Ashton held meeting with Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych Several thousand Ukrainian riot police gathered in the early hours of Wednesday mor...
- US congressional leaders unveil two-year budget dealDemocrat and Republican negotiators reach two-year budget deal to fix federal spending at $1.012tn Dan Roberts Senate Budget Committee chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) (R) and House ...
- RSS Feed Moving (scotsman.com)We are about to release our new site with a new look, feel and structure. Part of this release will involve the creation of new RSS feeds and the decommissioning of the current ones. Plea...
- The Rumour Mill: Tuesday's football news and gossipIn today's Rumour Mill: All the build-up to tonight's big match in Spain; Craig Brown linked with Northern Ireland vacancy; Rangers finance boss quits; plus the rest o
- Scottish Business Briefing - Tuesday 11 October, 2011WELCOME to scotsman.com's Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today.
- 'My views unwelcome north of the border', says PGA chief Sandy JonesSANDY Jones, the chief executive of the PGA, has said he feels his opinions on Scottish golf are unwelcome in certain quarters and claimed the skills within his organisation a
- Interview: Lee McConnell, athleteWITH the Olympic Games now almost within touching distance, the next year is mapped out for Lee McConnell, as it is for every other athlete who hopes to be in the Great Britai
- US Congress reaches bipartisan budget agreement to avoid partial shutdown next yearCongressional negotiators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, have reached a modest US budget agreement to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from ...
- Fog causes flight chaos at South East airportsFog is causing severe problems for airline passengers flying to and from South East England again this morning.
- Gay sex to remain a crime in IndiaIndia's top court says a colonial-era law making homosexuality a crime will remain in effect.
- Uruguay legalises marijuanaUruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control ad...
- Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat says Peter Capaldi is NOT Malcolm TuckerDoctor Who writer Steven Moffat has revealed that he has been spending all his time working on scripts for Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord, and insists that The Thick of It star is a world awa...
- A symbol of democracy or a noisy rabble: Do we really need PMQs?AD_118283180.jpgrossmcguinness20Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 16, 2013. See PA story POLITICS PMQs Cameron. Photo credit should read: PA Wire1112-pmq-11112-pmq-2 An important hub of democracy or a gaggle of squealing adults behaving like children? Prime minister’s questions has come under fire recently, but would it really serve politics to get ri...
- Nelson Mandela memorial: Tributes, speeches… and a selfie that may land Obama in hot water at homeAD_122519425.jpgaidanradnedgeALTERNATIVE CROP US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDTROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty ImagesJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #454753083 with alternate crop.) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state have travelled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. World leaders, celebrities, and citizens from all walks of life gathered on Tuesday to pay respects during a memorial service for the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Nelson Mandela funeral in Soweto 10.12.13nRe-united in grief the two widows kissnnMr Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela Madikizela gets a kiss from the arriving widow Graca Machel his current wife.nnnnPic supplied by Pixel 8000 LtdnA portrait of Nelson Mandela is seen through a sea of umbrellas during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) He was acclaimed as ‘a man of good humour, even mischief’ – but the flood of tributes to Nelson Mandela appeared to make some world leaders a little too high-spirited.
- Surgeon linked to eight ‘avoidable deaths’ bannedLiver surgeon suspendedhaydensmith100University Hospital Wales, Cardiff A surgeon has been suspended after being linked to the ‘avoidable deaths’ of eight patients.
- ‘Wonderful news’ as gay weddings set to start in MarchAD_122367612.jpgjohnhigginson(FILES)-- A file picture taken on May 29, 2013, in the city hall in Montpellier, shows Vincent Autin (R) and Bruno Boileau kissing on a balcony in front of the crowd after their marriage, France's first official gay marriage. France is the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, an issue that has also divided opinion in many other nations. The definitive vote in the French parliament came on April 23 when the law was passed legalising both homosexual marriages and adoptions by gay couples. AFP PHOTO POOL / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images Gay couples will be able to tie the knot in March rather than wait until the summer, equalities minister Maria Miller said.
- Fireworks boss ‘scapegoat’ for M5 crash deathsAD_122497002.jpgdaniellagrahamukmetroFireworks contractor Geoffrey Counsell, 51, (left) as he leaves Bristol Crown Court with an unknown woman, where he was cleared of breaching health and safety laws in relation to a firework display held on the night of a massive motorway crash in which seven people died and 51 were injured. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December, 10, 2013. See PA story COURTS M5. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA WireView of the wreckage on the M5 in Somerset for which Geoffrey Counsell is facing a Health and Safety prosecution at Bristol Crown Court. See SWNS story SWM5. All charges against Counsell are expected to be dropped today following the lengthy and expensive prosecution. The organiser of a fireworks display has claimed he was made a scapegoat for a motorway crash in thick fog that killed seven people. Firework display organiser court case
- Champions League: Neil Lennon sends message to Green Brigade as Celtic prepare for BarcelonaLENNON believes football had become secondary to a “rogue” element within the group and says it's not fair a small minority are ruining the reputation of the Celtic support.
- Police vow to identify and arrest Celtic fans involved in flare-throwing and vandalism at Fir ParkSUPERINTENDENT Stephen McAllister, of the Football Coordination Unit, revealed police expect to make arrests following the trouble at Fir Park last Friday night.
- Alex Salmond vows to hold danger dogs summit in light of victims' mums' demands and Daily Record campaignTHREE mums urged the First Minister to agree to the demands of our Stop The Danger Dogs campaign after showing him pictures of their kids and explaining their suffering after being attack...
- Rangers claim finance director Brian Stockbridge will hand back £200k bonus but fans say: Show us the proofSUPPORTERS met with the club’s biggest shareholders Laxey Partners last night and were told Stockbridge will hand back his third division winners' bonus in a bid to win re-election.
- Serial burglar pleads guilty to raiding Celtic star Joe Ledley's £1million homeJOHN BLACK, 35, whose past victims include Scotland manager Gordon Strachan in 2008, forced open a window with a screwdriver and ransacked Ledley's former home in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
- Time, gentlemen please! Danny Dyer is new landlord of Eastenders' Queen Vic pubMOVIE hardman Danny Dyer is the Queen Vic’s new landlord.
- And a lemonade for the llama... boozer opens its doors to exotic animalsWE'VE all had nights when the bar seems full of strange creatures, but the Gardener's Retreat watering hole boasts some really weirdos.
- School children steal food from classmates because they are so hungryCHILDREN turn up to school so hungry that they are stealing leftover food, according to a new report.
- VIDEO: Bikers give chase to Range Rover before attacking driverA MOTORIST had a harrowing experience after he was trailed and attacked by a pack of bikers.
- Cameron: GPs should open evenings and weekendsLOCAL GPs are being urged to work weekends and evenings in an effort to cut the pressure on stretched A&E departments.
- Ten-man Swansea defeat LaticsGylfi Sigurdsson struck either side of the interval to secure a deserved 2-0 victory for 10-man Swansea at the Premier League basement boys Wigan.
- Dunn snatches point for RoversDavid Dunn earned Blackburn a valuable point in the fight against relegation with a headed equaliser five minutes from time in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Ewood Park.
- City stretch leadMario Balotelli again took centre stage as Manchester City saw off Bolton 2-0 to move five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
- Baggies pile pressure on AVBWest Brom defender Gareth McAuley increased the pressure on Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas with a late winner in the 1-0 Barclays Premier League clash at the Hawthorns.
- Van Persie bags brace at LiverpoolLiverpool paid for missing a penalty and hitting the post twice as Arsenal's Robin van Persie scored twice to snatch a late 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Anfield.
- Man jailed for selling smuggled weapons from car bootPolish-born Daruisz Jedrzejczyk jailed for five years after customs officers seize haul of smuggled stun guns and batons
- SPECIAL REPORT: Violent crime soars by 13 per centOffences classed as ‘most serious violent crimes’ rose in Birmingham from 814 during April to November 2012 to 920 for the same period this year, an increase of 106, or 13 per cent.
- Birmingham couple rescue elderly trio from burning carKerri and Chris Wright hailed as 'guardian angels' after pulling 80-year-old George Harkin and his passengers out of burning vehicle near Worcester
- Replay: Birmingham and West Midlands breaking news, weather, sport and trafficTuesday's news, sport, traffic and weather from around Birmingham and the West Midlands as it happened
- 1,000 sign petition to cut speed at accident blackspotSparkbrook residents unite to call for new safety measures at site of two fatal collisions in 18 months
- Bagehot: Top of the classUSHERING Bagehot into his shiny, inelegant Thames-side office, Boris Johnson says he will always have time for The Economist . We ran his first piece, he reveals—a “world scoop”, no less...
- Rural thefts: On the lambCRIME has been falling in Britain since the mid-1990s, with very few exceptions. Police fret about rising online fraud and phishing scams perpetuated by sophisticated global criminal net...
- Stay-at-home voters: The reluctant kingmakersIT IS market day in Ely, a small city in Cambridgeshire. Locals throng stalls selling vegetables, Christmas decorations and old records. Only a few want to talk to the gaggle of Conserva...
- Energy and greenery: BlusteryTHE coalition government’s energy policies are a mess. Green-minded Liberal Democrats feud openly with Conservatives who want growth at almost any cost, and with others who hate wind tur...
- Supermarkets: Stuck in the middleLIFE is tough for Britain’s supermarket chains, but it seems to be especially tough for Tesco, by far the biggest. On December 4th the grocer said that same-store sales in Britain had dr...
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- Ukraine Police Press In on Protesters in CapitalSecurity forces moved in on an encampment of protesters gathered in the Ukrainian capital's central square early Wednesday, hours after top Western diplomats had met President Victor Yanu...
- EU Risks Missing Deadline on New Bank-Secrecy RulesAustria and Luxembourg argue that unless the new rules are also adopted by neighbors such as Switzerland, EU countries will be at a disadvantage.
- Poll: Health Law Hurts President PoliticallyA new WSJ/NBC News poll suggests the health-care law is becoming a heavier political burden for the president and his party, despite increased confidence on the economy.
- RBS Finance Chief Heads for SantanderRoyal Bank of Scotland Group Finance Director Nathan Bostock handed in his resignation to join rival Santander U.K.
- China Spins New Lesson From Soviet FallA Chinese film blames the Soviet Union's collapse not on the communist system but on individuals who betrayed it, especially Mikhail Gorbachev.image
- McCoy tribute to retired BinocularChampion jockey AP McCoy hails 2010 Champion Hurdle winner Binocular after nine-year-old retires with a heart problem.
- Prior demands England fight, not sulkWicketkeeper Matt Prior says England must "come out fighting" and not "sulk" if they are to turn around the Ashes series.
- Who has made the Champions League last 16?Ten teams have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League - but who can still make it through?
- Olympiakos 3-1 RSC AnderlechtOlympiakos miss two penalties against eight-man Anderlecht but still qualify for the Champions League last 16.
- Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester CityManchester City finish as Group D runners-up despite staging a fine comeback to win 3-2 at European champions Bayern Munich.
- Pellegrini miscalculates City winning-goal marginManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini inexplicably appeared to miscalculate the mathematical conundrum that would have given his side top spot in their Champions League group
- Ronaldo returns to set Champions League recordReal Madrid put the seal on a fine Champions League group-stage campaign as they won 2-0 at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday - even if Cristiano Ronaldo did miss a penalty in the process
- Galatasaray v Juventus abandoned after heavy snowTuesday night's winner-takes-all Champions League encounter between Galatasaray and Juventus was abandoned after only 33 minutes with the game goalless due to a severe hailstorm in Istanbul
- City comeback not enough for top spotManchester City missed out on securing top spot in their Champions League group, despite coming from 2-0 down to beat holders Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Allianz Arena
- United deliver for under-fire MoyesManchester United ensured they would be heading into the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners after they defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford
- Tolstykh voted Russian FA chiefNikolai Tolstykh, ousted as head of the Russian Professional Football League (PFL) two years ago, was elected president of the country's Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
- Former league boss Tolstykh voted Russian FA chiefNikolai Tolstykh, ousted as head of the Russian Professional Football League (PFL) two years ago, was elected president of the country's Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
- Pienaar ruled outInjury has forced Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to withdrawn from South Africa's squad due to play international friendlies this week.
- Partizan win marred by crowd troubleSerbian champions Partizan Belgrade came from behind to beat city rivals OFK 3-1 on Sunday, but their success was marred by serious crowd trouble among groups of their own fans.
- Slew set for spell on sidelinesOn-loan Oldham striker Jordan Slew suffered another injury setback during the 1-0 win over Portsmouth. Slew was hurt against Walsall and missed the Stevenage game, returning to parent cl...
- Game of Thrones tour of Dubrovnik is more than just fantasyGet to the heart of the Seven Kingdoms and discover the real King's Landing on this cruise ship excursion with a difference
- Gamescom 2013: Live updates on the news, gameplay footage, trailers and announcements from day threeIt's day three of gamescom 2013 and we have live news and updates coming direct from Cologne, Germany.
- Transfer news LIVE: All of Thursday's gossip, rumours and done deals as they happenWho? What? When? Where? How? Which? All those questions and more (possibly) answered in Thursday's transfer live blog
- Edinburgh TV festival LIVE: Follow GEITF news and live updates, as they happenLet us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below or tweeting us at @MirrorTVNews
- Ricky Gervais plans David Brent film based around hit YouTube series Learn To Play GuitarComedian is planning a David Brent film, album and world tour as he resurrects his most famous small screen character
- Little Mix join forces with Caroline Flack and tell cancer to jog onWHAT a bunch a beauties.
- Myleene Klass does the school run in animal print and heels comboNOT bad for a Monday morning.
- Peaches Geldof plays proud mummy in intimate family picturesTHEY look so content.
- Judge rules in favour of Emma Thompson in Effie court caseEMMA THOMPSON has been given the go-ahead to proceed with a movie about the lives of 19th century poet JOHN RUSKIN, his wife EFFIE GRAY and her lover, painter JOHN EVERETT MILLIAS, after...
- Eva Mendes organised special 'mothers' day' for film researchActress EVA MENDES gathered up all the mums in her life for an intensive 'mothers' day' so she could get a feel for what it's like to be a woman with a kid for her new film THE PLACE AMO...
- Snapdragon 410 is a 64-bit 4G chip for sub-£100 phonesThe iPhone's 64-bit chip is not a "gimmick" after all, says Qualcomm in an embarrassing U-turn.
- Nokia Lumia 2520Nokia's Lumia 2520 has a bright screen, 4G and a fun design, but its Windows RT software is disappointing.
- Phones and tablets OK to fly but airlines won't name a dateUsing your phones or tablets throughout a flight has been cleared, but airlines are keeping quiet on when the rules will change.
- Galaxy S4 Mini and Ace 3 could get 4.4 KitKat, says leakSamsung's putting its more recent mid-range Android phones through their paces to see if it can update them to Android 4.4 KitKat, according to a leaked schedule.
- Best Android tabletsFancy acquiring an Android tablet, eh? Then have a goosey gander at our tips for making sure you don't bag a turkey by mistake.
- Suicide bomber attacks German troops near airport in Afghan capitalKABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of German troops near the international airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, a military official said, but there were n...
- Mandela's body arrives at South Africa's Union BuildingsPRETORIA (Reuters) - The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela arrived early on Wednesday at the Union Buildings in the country's capital of Pretoria, where the anti-apart...
- Unpaid Thai rice farmers may protest, adding to PM's woesBANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai farmers who have not been paid by the state for rice bought under an intervention scheme are threatening to block roads in 26 provinces, adding to the problems of...
- Japan's defence plans focus on China and islands disputeTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, accordin...
- BOJ tankan seen showing improved business mood, capexTOKYO (Reuters) - A central bank survey out next week is expected to show Japanese business confidence improved in the three months to December as robust fiscal and household spending mad...
- Lennon critical of 'rogue element' causing 'atmosphere with an edge'NEIL Lennon last night blamed a rogue element for changing the Green Brigade's agenda in recent months and leading the controversial fans' group to a point where it had to be banned by Ce...
- Housebreaker faces jail after second raid on football starsA SERIAL housebreaker who was jailed for raiding the home of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is facing another prison term after targeting the luxury home of Celtic star Joe Ledley.
- Standard Life Investments upbeat on demand as it ups UK shares exposureEDINBURGH-based funds giant Standard Life Investments has increased its exposure to the UK stock market in the belief that domestic demand will remain high over the next year as consumer ...
- Think tank warning over cuts triggered by Yes voteMORE than a million extra immigrants over the next 50 years would not be enough to prevent spending cuts triggered by an independent Scotland's ageing population, an eminent economic thin...
- Hoffmann: England's swagger goes AWOLSir Ian Botham looked less beefy and more sheepish after watching his beloved England succumb to another comprehensive defeat at the Adelaide Oval in the second Test of the Ashes series.
- Grounds maintenance teams will cut back by not cutting backThe upkeep of private ground by Perth and Kinross Council was this week described as ''ludicrous''.
- Thousands brave cold for Dundee Christmas Light Night 2011The festive season officially arrived in Dundee on Friday as around 25,000 people braved the cold for the switching-on of the Christmas lights.
- 'New' name for Dundee street would be link to medieval pastA long-abandoned medieval street name could soon return to Dundee.
- Lingerie boss Michelle Mone's Carnoustie kitchen all part of her great support for Erskine charityAn Angus couple this week told how Scottish lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone cooked for them in their home — and then did the washing up!
- VIDEO: Gordon Brown contributes to student's football-themed documentaryA Fife university student enrolled the help of the former Prime Minister to make a moving documentary about the Blue Brazil.
- Live: Wales breaking news, Wednesday 11 December, 2013The latest live news, sport, traffic, weather and comment from Wales
- Children and young people accessing mental health service still at risk, says new reportA joint follow-up review by Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and Wales Audit Office found that limited progress had been made in the NHS
- Welsh rail network franchise decision should be devolved before 2018 renewal date, Assembly committee saysEnterprise and Business committee call comes days after damning report finds Wales has among the worst rail services in the UK
- Rise in women over 40 having children in Wales increases number of complex birthsA 64% increase in women over 40 having babies has led to a rise in the number of more complex birth to be dealt with by midwives
- Pensioners left isolated and lonely as bus cuts are reach 'critical levels'The Welsh Government is trying to cut £15m off the cost of free bus travel, a move that could see hundreds of services funded by councils stopped or renegotiated
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- Australia on the brink against dispirited EnglandBy Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Already 2-0 up in the series and with Mitchell Johnson running riot, Australia could hardly be charged with more confidence as they look to rout a di...
- India's top court makes gay sex illegal againBy Shyamantha Asokan NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a 2009 ruling by a lower court that had decriminalised gay sex, in a major setback for the ca...
- Carter tirade for Old EtoniansDownton Abbey star Jim Carter, who plays Mr Carson the butler in the hit period drama, has hit out at the "old Etonians" who he says are still running the country.
- Educate customers on waste - TescoFussy customers who reject m isshapen fruit and vegetables need to be educated about food waste, Tesco has told MPs.
- Fog hits flights and ferry servicesFog has swept over the south east of England, causing delays and cancellations at Heathrow Airport, British Airways has said.
- Nelson Mandela's Coffin Goes On Public ViewPeople line the streets of Pretoria to say their farewells as the anti-apartheid icon's body is taken to lie in state.Nelson Mandela's Body Taken To Union Buildings
- Ukraine Protests: Police Move In On Kiev CampSecurity forces begin ripping down tents and forcing demonstrators away after weeks of protests in Kiev.Riot police deploy on the street in front of barricades built by pro-European integ...
- Dog Attack: Leeds Mother Dies From InjuriesThe 27-year-old woman suffered serious bite injuries when she was attacked by dogs, say police.Dawlish Avenue
- Damian Hirst Works Of Art Stolen From GalleryTwo signed Damien Hirst works of art worth £33,000 have been stolen from a gallery in London, Scotland Yard has said.
- Fog Causes Heathrow Flight CancellationsHeathrow Airport says 40 incoming and outgoing flights are cancelled and others are delayed due to "extreme fog conditions".Fog cancels flights
- Diskin remains Bulls skipperMatt Diskin will continue as Bradford Bulls captain for the 2014 season.
- Catalan Dragons sign OldfieldCatalan Dragons have completed their 2014 recruitment with the signing of winger Michael Oldfield from Sydney Roosters.
- Higuain has no Arsenal regretsNapoli star Gonzalo Higuain admits that a move to Arsenal was never that close this summer.
- Pellegrini in score gaffeManuel Pellegrini appeared to be unaware that Manchester City needed only one more goal against Bayern Munich to top their UEFA Champions League group.
- NHL: Ovechkin stuns LightningThe Washington Capitals fought back to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout after Alex Ovechkin scored one of his four goals with 32.4 seconds remaining in regulation to draw ...