Newsnet Scotland … Through the night

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Newsnet Scotland appreciates that there are many visitors who regularly visit the site and indeed post comments throughout the evening and into the early hours.

In recognition of this we are trying out a simple pilot we hope will serve as a repository for those comments that may be considered ‘off topic’.

The new nightly article will allow us to briefly list some of the stories that we may not have had the resources to cover.  It will allow readers to offer comment and opinion on those, and other, stories.

Newsnet Scotland appreciates that there are many visitors who regularly visit the site and indeed post comments throughout the evening and into the early hours.

In recognition of this we are trying out a simple pilot we hope will serve as a repository for those comments that may be considered ‘off topic’.

The new nightly article will allow us to briefly list some of the stories that we may not have had the resources to cover.  It will allow readers to offer comment and opinion on those, and other, stories.

 

  • Yeates murder accused took her body to supermarket

Vincent Tabak, the man accused of the murder of Bristol woman Joanna Yeates, took her body with him to ASDA. Bristol Crown Court has been hearing evidence today from Nigel Lickley QC for the prosecution, who also said that Tabak had researched refuse collection days after the killing and viewed the area where she was dumped on Google Maps. Joanna Yeates’ body was found on Christmas Day 2010 after she went missing on the 17th of December that year.

 

  • Anger as man is banned from taking photograph in shopping centre

A man has been told by a security guard in Braehead Shopping Centre that he was not allowed to take a picture of his own young daughter. Chris White was told to delete any pictures he had taken in the centre from his mobile phone. A Facebook campaign to boycott the centre has more than 16,500 supporters.

 

  • Sir Paul marries again

Sir Paul McCartney has married for the third time in a Register Office in London. His new bride, Nancy Shevell, is a 51-year-old American haulage heiress. As the couple posed for pictures after the ceremony, Sir Paul was asked how he felt. He said: “Terrific, thank you. I feel married”, adding that he felt “absolutely wonderful”. Guests at the wedding included Ringo Starr and his wife, and George Harrison’s widow Olivia.

 

  • Concern over plans to restrict cash machine use

The chairman of the Treasury Select Committee has voiced concern over plans to restrict universal access to cash machines for RBS and Lloyds TSB account holders. The move could see millions of people charged for using cash machines other than those designated by those banks for basic account holders. Andrew Tyrie MP said: “This change threatens to leave many basic account holders unable to access the majority of cash machines in the UK. This could signal the end of universal access to cash machines for all customers – a move which would stifle competition.”

 

  • €3 trillion needed to avoid further Eurozone crisis

Financial experts have warned that it could cost €3 trillion to save the Eurozone from any further financial problems. The current €440 billion (£378bn) made available to the European Financial Stability Facility (SFSF) needs to be dramatically increased, according to Ernst and Young.

 

  • Christmas saving stamps enjoy a resurgance

The Co-operative has said today that it has seen a 50% rise in purchases of its Christmas savings stamps this year. The stamps are enjoying a comeback as shoppers have taken to saving up for Christmas as budgets tighten.

 

  • “UFO” cloud seen over Russian mountain

A rare cloud formation which looks like a UFO has been seen over Mount Klyuchevskaya Sopka in Russia. Many local people were surprised at the sight of it, with photographer Ivan Dementievsky saying: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spotted this cloud – it was so special and the people who live near it said they have never seen it before.”