bbc.co.uk Archives - 28 August 2015, Friday

  • CCTV issued of a man after an OAP was knocked to the ground during an attempted handbag snatch

    CCTV issued of man police want to trace over Kirkcaldy robbery attempt - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Aug '15, 3pm

    CCTV images have been released of a man police want to trace after a pensioner was pushed to the ground during an attempted robbery in Fife. The victim had been trying to stop a thief snatching his 70-year-old wife's handbag in Kirkcaldy. He was knocked to the ground, bumping his head...

  • Singapore calls snap general election

    Singapore calls snap September general election - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 25 Aug '15, 1pm

    Image caption PM Lee Hsien Loong said the election would decide Singapore's long term future Singapore's government has called a snap general election for 11 September. The governing People's Action Party (PAP) has held power for more than 50 years. It will be the first election since...

  • Handbag snatcher knocked OAP to ground in Kirkcaldy - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Aug '15, 3pm

    The incident happened at the Coal Wynd car park Police are trying to identify a man who tried to steal an elderly woman's handbag and knocked her husband to the ground when he tried to intervene. The man snatched the bag from the woman in the Coal Wynd car park in Kirkcaldy at about 1...

  • Handbag snatcher knocked OAP to ground in Kirkcaldy - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Aug '15, 3pm

    The incident happened at the Coal Wynd car park Police are trying to identify a man who tried to steal an elderly woman's handbag and knocked her husband to the ground when he tried to intervene. The man snatched the bag from the woman in the Coal Wynd car park in Kirkcaldy at about 1...

  • Handbag snatcher knocked OAP to ground in Kirkcaldy - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Aug '15, 3pm

    The incident happened at the Coal Wynd car park Police are trying to identify a man who tried to steal an elderly woman's handbag and knocked her husband to the ground when he tried to intervene. The man snatched the bag from the woman in the Coal Wynd car park in Kirkcaldy at about 1...

  • Singapore bank gets name wrong on special note packs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Aug '15, 1pm

    The sets of collectible bank notes were launched on Thursday Singapore's central bank has apologised after misspelling the name of the country's first president on the packaging of bank notes commemorating the city-state's 50th anniversary. The name of late president Yusof Ishak was m...

  • Singapore bank gets name wrong on special note packs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Aug '15, 12pm

    The sets of collectible bank notes were launched on Thursday Singapore's central bank has apologised after misspelling the name of the country's first president on the packaging of bank notes commemorating the city-state's 50th anniversary. The name of late president Yusof Ishak was m...

  • Singapore bank gets name wrong on special note packs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Aug '15, 12pm

    The sets of collectible bank notes were launched on Thursday Singapore's central bank has apologised after misspelling the name of the country's first president on the packaging of bank notes commemorating the city-state's 50th anniversary. The name of late president Yusof Ishak was m...

  • Bitcoin could split in debate over currency's future - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Aug '15, 12pm

    Bitcoin miners are in disagreement over which software to use A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. And...

  • Bitcoin could split in debate over currency's future - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Aug '15, 12pm

    Bitcoin miners are in disagreement over which software to use A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. And...

  • Bitcoin could split in debate over currency's future - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Aug '15, 12pm

    Bitcoin miners are in disagreement over which software to use A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. And...

  • Bitcoin could split in debate over currency's future - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Aug '15, 12pm

    Bitcoin miners are in disagreement over which software to use A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. And...

  • Bitcoin could split in debate over currency's future - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Aug '15, 12pm

    Bitcoin miners are in disagreement over which software to use A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say. Bitcoin XT, a new version, is currently being recommended by the currency's chief scientist, Gavin Andresen. And...

  • .@TheKatieDerham next celebrity set to shimmy, sashay & salsa this September on #Strictly

    Presenter Katie Derham next celebrity contestant set to shimmy, sashay and salsa this September on Strictly - Media Centre

    bbc.co.uk 15 Aug '15, 8am

    Presenter Katie Derham next celebrity contestant set to shimmy, sashay and salsa this September on Strictly I spend hours admiring professional musicians and performers at the Proms and at BBC Radio 3, so I'm thrilled to have the chance to throw myself into an equally demanding and be...

  • Singapore marks 50 years of independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 09 Aug '15, 2pm

    Singapore marks 50 years of independence 9 August 2015 Last updated at 20:45 BST Singapore has held nationwide celebrations to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people attended an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force and a Singap...

  • Singapore marks 50 years of independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 09 Aug '15, 1pm

    Singapore marks 50 years of independence 9 August 2015 Last updated at 14:53 BST Singapore has held nationwide celebrations to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people attended an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force and a Singap...

  • Singapore marks 50 years of independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 09 Aug '15, 1pm

    Singapore marks 50 years of independence 9 August 2015 Last updated at 14:53 BST Singapore has held nationwide celebrations to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people attended an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force and a Singap...

  • Singapore marks 50 years of independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 09 Aug '15, 1pm

    Singapore marks 50 years of independence 9 August 2015 Last updated at 14:53 BST Singapore has held nationwide celebrations to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people attended an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force and a Singap...

  • Singapore marks 50 years since independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Aug '15, 9pm

    Sunday's anniversary is being seen as Singapore's biggest ever national celebration Singapore is holding nationwide events to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force...

  • Singapore marks 50 years since independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Aug '15, 9pm

    Sunday's anniversary is being seen as Singapore's biggest ever national celebration Singapore is holding nationwide events to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force...

  • Singapore marks 50 years since independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Aug '15, 9pm

    Sunday's anniversary is being seen as Singapore's biggest ever national celebration Singapore is holding nationwide events to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force...

  • Singapore marks 50 years since independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Aug '15, 9pm

    Sunday's anniversary is being seen as Singapore's biggest ever national celebration Singapore is holding nationwide events to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force...

  • Singapore marks 50 years since independence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Aug '15, 9pm

    Sunday's anniversary is being seen as Singapore's biggest ever national celebration Singapore is holding nationwide events to mark 50 years since it became an independent state. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an outdoor parade, complete with flybys by the air force...

  • Singapore's 1940s teenage weightlifting beauty queen - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Aug '15, 12pm

    The snatch is said to be one of weightlifting's hardest exercises. But Ho Lye Toh accomplished it during her younger years To be both a beauty queen and a champion weightlifter is not unheard of nowadays, but in 1940s Singapore it was a very unusual path for a young girl. Ho Lye Toh w...

  • Singapore's 1940s teenage weightlifting beauty queen - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '15, 9pm

    The snatch is said to be one of weightlifting's hardest exercises. But Ho Lye Toh accomplished it during her younger years To be both a beauty queen and a champion weightlifter is not unheard of nowadays, but in 1940s Singapore it was a very unusual path for a young girl. Ho Lye Toh w...

  • Japan court rules against Bitcoin compensation plea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '15, 11am

    The man, from Kyoto, was seeking repayment of 458 bitcoins A Japanese court has ruled against a man hoping to claim compensation over lost bitcoins, saying the virtual currency cannot be owned. The Kyoto man lost 458 bitcoins worth around 31 million yen (£160,000) following the collap...

  • Japan court rules against Bitcoin compensation plea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '15, 11am

    The man, from Kyoto, was seeking repayment of 458 bitcoins A Japanese court has ruled against a man hoping to claim compensation over lost bitcoins, saying the virtual currency cannot be owned. The Kyoto man lost 458 bitcoins worth around 31 million yen (£160,000) following the collap...

  • Japan court rules against Bitcoin compensation plea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '15, 11am

    The man, from Kyoto, was seeking repayment of 458 bitcoins A Japanese court has ruled against a man hoping to claim compensation over lost bitcoins, saying the virtual currency cannot be owned. The Kyoto man lost 458 bitcoins worth around 31 million yen (£160,000) following the collap...

  • Japan court rules against Bitcoin compensation plea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '15, 11am

    The man, from Kyoto, was seeking repayment of 458 bitcoins A Japanese court has ruled against a man hoping to claim compensation over lost bitcoins, saying the virtual currency cannot be owned. The Kyoto man lost 458 bitcoins worth around 31 million yen (£160,000) following the collap...

  • Japan court rules against Bitcoin compensation plea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '15, 11am

    The man, from Kyoto, was seeking repayment of 458 bitcoins A Japanese court has ruled against a man hoping to claim compensation over lost bitcoins, saying the virtual currency cannot be owned. The Kyoto man lost 458 bitcoins worth around 31 million yen (£160,000) following the collap...