September 26, 2018

Second leak found near Shell North Sea oil platform

A second oil leak has been found in the flow line beneath the Gannet Alpha oil platform, 180km off Aberdeen. Shell has been dealing with the release of an estimated 1,300 barrels of oil from a leak near the platform discovered last week. The Department of Energy and Climate Change said it was … [Read more...]

Wife killer Malcolm Webster jailed for 30 years

Malcolm Webster the who murdered his first wife in a car fire and tried to kill his second in another crash has been jailed for at least 30 years. Former nurse Malcolm Webster, 52, was found guilty in May of murdering Claire Morris in Aberdeenshire in 1994. Webster, of Guildford, Surrey, had … [Read more...]

Scotland flights grounded as ash from Iceland volcano approaches

A dense cloud of ash from the Iceland volcano, Grimsvotn, is heading for Scotland, forcing one local airline to cancel nearly all its flights. There is currently no airspace closure over Scotland, but Glasgow-based regional airline Loganair has cancelled 36 flights scheduled for Tuesday morning. … [Read more...]

Iceland volcano ash heading for Europe

The eruption of Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland has forced the closure of the airspace over Iceland and the ash is heading toward Europe. "There are no international flights in or out of Iceland at this time," Keflavik International Airport spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmunsdottir said. Just in case you … [Read more...]

Malcolm Webster guilty of murdering wife for insurance money

A Scottish jury has found Malcolm Webster guilty of murdering his first wife, Claire Morris, and attempting to kill his second wife, New Zealander, Felicity Drumm, as part of an insurance plot. Webster, 52, was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow of attempting to kill Auckland nurse Felicity … [Read more...]

10 Jupiter sized ‘Orphan’ planets found by researchers

Japanese astronomers working with scientists in the United States and New Zealand claim to have found free-floating "Orphan planets" which do not seem to orbit a star. Publishing their findings in Nature magazine, they say they have found 10 Jupiter-sized objects which they could not connect to … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Ireland preview

The All Blacks have named a strong side for the weekends Rugby international against Ireland at Aviva Stadium. They are going to need it as well. Never in recent seasons have I heard such confidence from All Blacks supporters. It is starting to rival the airs of superiority that swirled around … [Read more...]

All Blacks beat England but cracks are showing

The All Blacks have bounced back from defeat by the Wallabies in Hong Kong to overcome a spirited England at Twickenham, but the cracks are beginning to show. It was an improved performance by the All Blacks but still nowhere near their best. The forward pack is a yard behind where it needs to be … [Read more...]

Scotland beat Liechtenstein 2-1 in Euro 2012 Qualifier

Stephen McManus's scored a late winner to bring Scotland an unlikely 2-1 victory over footballing superpower Liechtenstein at Hampton Park. So late was the winner that it was actually scored after the match was finished. At the end of 90 minutes, five minutes of injury time were signalled. … [Read more...]