News archive from 1 March 2013

New York AG investigating BofA for mortgages - filing

New York AG investigating BofA for mortgages - filing

The bank is the third known to be targeted by the New York attorney general's office over how banks bundled mortgage loans into securities during the housing boom. In its annual report filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Bank of...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
INTERIM TAG MADE LANCASTER - FLOOD

INTERIM TAG MADE LANCASTER - FLOOD

Rafael Benitez may regard Chelsea's decision to give him the title interim manager as a "massive mistake", but Toby Flood believes it was the making of England coach Stuart Lancaster. Lancaster was given the same title when he was asked to...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

Battery ban boosts Glenrath

GLENRATH Farms, the UK's largest producer of free-range eggs, has enjoyed bumper profits on the back of a ban on battery production. The family-owned company said that the price of lower grades of eggs had risen from 7.5p to £1.10 a dozen at one point...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Virgin Atlantic names domestic service Little Red

Virgin Atlantic names domestic service Little Red

VIRGIN Atlantic's first domestic flights service connecting Scotland and Manchester to London Heathrow will be known as Little Red. Sir Richard Branson’s airline will start four-times-a-day Manchester flights on 31 March and from 5 April a six-daily...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Scottish engineering firms remain optimistic

Scottish engineering firms remain optimistic

scottish engineering companies remain optimistic despite a "roller coaster" period for orders and output volumes, a survey today reveals. According to Scottish Engineering’s latest quarterly review, both order intake and output levels fell...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Leeds and Yorkshire: £33 billion building bonanza from HS2

Leeds and Yorkshire: £33 billion building bonanza from HS2

LOCAL firms will benefit from "all aspects" of the £33 billion construction of a high-speed rail line from Leeds to London, the Transport Secretary has said. Patrick McLoughlin told MPs he recently visited the north of England to meet with...

 

Business news in brief: Nucleus | National Express | Waterlogic | HP

Nucleus, the adviser-owned and controlled wrap, has seen assets on the platform pass the £5 billion barrier, following a period of record inflows. Founded in July 2006 by chief executive David Ferguson and a group of adviser firms, the Edinburgh-based...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Authors to inspire on 2013 World Book Day

Authors to inspire on 2013 World Book Day

Two award-winning authors will read extracts from their novels in a bid to inspire the next generation of book-lovers on World Book Day. The event at Wakefield Library on March 7 will also see Annabel Pitcher, author of My Sister Lives on the...

 

FTSE 100 seals ninth monthly gain

the FTSE 100 ended the month on a high note as traders forgot about Italy's woes and focused on further evidence of economic recovery in the US. The index added 34.9 points at 6,360.8, finishing up 1.3 per cent for February and extending its longest...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Nick Clegg calling for speed in Lib Dem peer probe

Nick Clegg calling for speed in Lib Dem peer probe

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he wanted the investigation into claims a Liberal Democrat peer sexually harassed activists "done as quickly as possible" amid suggestions five women have made complaints to Scotland Yard. Metropolitan...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Derby fire that killed children was ‘rehearsed’

Derby fire that killed children was ‘rehearsed’

The parents and a man accused of killing six children in a house fire took part in a "rehearsal" of the fatal blaze weeks before, a court heard yesterday. Husband and wife Mick and Mairead Philpott and friend Paul Mosley are alleged to have...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Children see more alcohol adverts than parents

Children see more alcohol adverts than parents

BRITISH children are exposed to more alcohol advertising than adults and need greater protection, experts have warned. Professor Gerard Hastings from Stirling University, and Dr Nick Sheron, from Southampton University, said urgent changes were needed...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Train robbery mastermind Bruce Reynolds dies at 81

Train robbery mastermind Bruce Reynolds dies at 81

The mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery and "perfect gentleman" Bruce Reynolds has died, aged 81, just months before the 50th anniversary of the famous heist, which has been hailed as one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Richard the Lionheart reveals reverential secret

HE was one of England's greatest monarchs - a Crusader King whose tales of bravery and chivalry have echoed down the centuries since his death. And new research on the dusty fragments of the once-embalmed heart of Richard the Lionheart has shown that...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Politicians keen to play it by the book

Tony Blair's autobiography, Journey, is among the top titles borrowed by MPs - but the book most frequently lent by the Commons library is a guide to how Parliament works. MPs laughed loudly when it was revealed in the chamber that MPs had borrowed...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 


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