Sports bodies in independence talks

Wharfedale Observer: Scottish athletes could be pitted against former team-mates if the country becomes independent

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation.

Day of mourning for MH17 victims

Wharfedale Observer: Flowers lie on the wrecked fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (AP)

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The king and queen of the Netherlands will lead mourners as the first victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster are repatriated from the Ukraine today.

BA continues flights to Israel

Wharfedale Observer: A British Airways  plane passes the control tower  at Heathrow Airport

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

British Airways is to continue flights to Israel despite other airlines including easyJet suspending services to the war-torn country.

UK 'still exporting arms to Russia'

Wharfedale Observer: A Commons committee said 251 export licences for the sale to Russia of controlled goods worth at least £132 million remained in force (AP)

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Britain is continuing to export tens of millions of pounds worth of arms and other dual-use military equipment to Russia despite concerns Moscow is arming separatist rebels in Ukraine, MPs have warned.

World terror deaths rise by a third

Wharfedale Observer: Iraq is the deadliest country for terror attacks

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The number of people killed in acts of terrorism across the world has risen by nearly a third in the past year, British experts have found.

Reassurances on N-plant cancer risk

Wharfedale Observer: Researchers said children living near Sellafield are not at an increased risk of developing cancer

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Children currently living near Sellafield or Dounreay nuclear plants are not at an increased risk of developing cancer compared to peers in other parts of Britain , researchers have said.

Dobson to step down at election

Wharfedale Observer: Frank Dobson has been MP for Holborn and St Pancras in London since 1979

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson has confirmed that he will step down at the 2015 general election.

New appeal over fire death mystery

Wharfedale Observer: Kester David whose badly burnt body was found, behind a Travis Perkins building in Bloomfield Lane, Palmers Green in 2010.

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The 80-year-old mother of a man who was burned to death has appealed for witnesses to help unravel the "horrifying circumstances" surrounding how he died.

£11bn deals target achieved early

Wharfedale Observer: David Cameron said that Glasgow 2014 can be 'so much more than just an amazing sporting event'

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A four-year target of raising £11 billion for the UK economy from deals signed during the London Olympics has been surpassed two years early, the Prime Minister has announced.

'Risks remain' on Crossrail project

Wharfedale Observer:  The committee said the Crossrail programme was proceeding well

12:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Considerable risks remain in delivering the £15.8 billion cross-London Crossrail programme by its target time of 2019, a report by MPs has said.






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