Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 12:35 EDT

Latest Northern Europe Stories

2008-10-11 09:00:17

The Belfast Telegraph has a message for its readers today - an old saying adapted for a new era. It's "Vote Early, Vote Often". You'll be relieved to know this has nothing to do with elections but instead refers to tonight's editions of X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. Co Down's Christine Bleakley is an early favourite on the BBC1 dance show, while Dungiven teenager Eoghan Quigg is bidding for X Factor glory on ITV. But they won't stand a chance of success without strong support from...

2008-10-06 09:00:42

By Eddie Barnes Headteachers' leader says cash shortage damaging education SCOTLAND'S primary and secondary schools are facing a cash crisis of unprecedented proportions which will cause serious damage to children's education over the next three years, according to the country's top headteacher. Bill McGregor, the head of Kilmarnock Academy, has used his retirement as the general secretary of the Headteachers' Association to issue a devastating assessment of the plight of schools...

2008-10-06 09:00:33

By MARGARET CANNING AN OFF-site building company in Co Tyrone has won a Pounds 700,000 contract from the British Airports Authority for a new detention centre at Edinburgh International Airport. McAvoy Off-Site Building Solutions will manufacture the immigration detention centre to UK Home Office regulations at the airport. The two-storey, steel-framed modular building will be manufactured at the McAvoy's Dungannon factory and is due to be handed over in February 2009. The contract is...

2008-10-05 00:00:22

Iceland Lesson: We heard Iceland's President on TV advising us on how his country has no dependency on fossil fuel imports, wind farms, or worse still, nuclear power stations with grotesque radioactive waste landfill sites. I believe that the industrial heartland of Western Europe sits upon a relatively thin plate of the earth's crust. This results in a rising of warm water which has been constant for over 2,000 years. My question is why haven't we developed this? We certainly should...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

Icelandic Water Holdings has announced that it will begin production of its CarbonNeutral certified bottled spring water from its new naturally powered bottling facility in Olfus, Iceland. The company claims that the new 71,688-square-foot bottling facility has environmentally-efficient and modern bottling equipment. This plant operates on geothermal and hydroelectric power. The new facility houses two separate bottling halls, increasing production from 5,000 bottles per hour (bph) to...

2008-09-20 12:00:16

By SARAH SWAIN SCOTTISH students are top of the class at science - and it's all down to Dolly the Sheep. A new report from The Royal Society - the UK national academy of science - has revealed that Scotland has the largest proportion of students out of all the UK nations carrying on with science and maths after completing their compulsory education. Last year 12-per cent of 16 year olds in Scotland sat Higher physics, while just 4-per cent of students studied for the equivalent in...

2008-09-06 09:00:05

By FIONA MACLEOD EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT SCOTLAND'S great tradition of scientific study is continuing, with more teenagers choosing to study science subjects than anywhere else in the UK. The Royal Society's findings come amid fears that the nation is producing too few science graduates at the risk of the economy. Business leaders said the statistics were good news, but that still more pupils must choose sciences to ensure economic success. The research found more Scottish youngsters...

2008-08-28 12:01:16

Following the decision of the Icelandic government to start tendering exclusive licences in January 2009 for oil exploration in the Dreki area (in the Atlantic, northeast of Iceland on the Jan Mayen Ridge, between Iceland and Jan Mayen Island), an international conference has been announced in Reykjavik on 4-5 September. The Icelandic National Energy Authority and the Ministry of Industry have organized the conference, which is entitled Iceland Exploration Conference 2008:...

2008-08-27 18:00:26

MORE households in Wales have internet access than in any other UK nation. Figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics revealed 67% of Welsh homes now have access to the web. Just 56% of households in Northern Ireland reported having the internet compared to 61% in Scotland and 66% in England. Over the past year internet access in Wales has risen by 10%. (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-18 18:00:23

Emergency services battling to contain flooding across Northern Ireland were braced for more downpours last night. With one of the main arterial routes swamped with 20 million gallons of water on Saturday, there were fears of major traffic disruption today amid predictions of more rain. Official financial support to homeowners is to be granted after rescuers used a lifeboat to help people to safety from water lapping at residents' waists. Rivers burst their banks, bridges were washed...