News Headlines - 08 December 2011

▽Wind disrupts schools and transport - The Press Association
Parts of Scotland have been battered by stormy winds which have closed schools, disrupted transport and prompted warnings for drivers to stay off the roads.
Winds of 70mph-85mph hit the central belt, leading police forces to tell motorists to stay at home. Hurricane-strength winds of over 100mph are expected later.

▽European Central Bank announces emergency measures to protect euro - The Guardian
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, has announced a battery of emergency measures to rescue Europe's crisis-hit banks and unblock frozen financial markets, as Europe's leaders gather to discuss the future of the single currency.

▽Exam boards could be closed down after 'cheating' claims - Telegraph.co.uk
Exam boards could be closed down if they are found to have cheated by giving secret advice to teachers on how to improve GCSE and A-level results.

▽Wikipedia founder attacks Bell Pottinger for 'ethical blindness' - The Independent
The co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales has criticised Bell Pottinger's "ethical blindness" as the lobbying company admitted altering details of its clients' reputations online.
Bell Pottinger last night said that its digital team used a number of accounts to edit Wikipedia articles, although it stressed it had never done anything illegal.

▽Lohan's Playboy cover leaved online - The Press Association
The Mean Girls star was due to reveal the magazine cover during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next week, but the picture of the January/February issue, which is officially released on December 15, has been posted online.







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