News archive from 1 April 2014

French government resigns after Socialists suffer

French government resigns after Socialists suffer

France's government resigned last night and president Fran

 
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling banned

Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling banned

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered a halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling programme, ruling it is not for scientific purposes, as Tokyo had claimed. Australia had sued Japan at the United Nations’ highest dispute-resolving court in the...

 
Debris seen in jet search came from fishing boat

Debris seen in jet search came from fishing boat

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a plane searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be fishing equipment and was the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt. Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott yesterday told a news...

 
Seven million sign up for Obamacare by deadline day

Seven million sign up for Obamacare by deadline day

The deadline passed last night for Americans to sign up for president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, arguably the most divisive piece of legislation in modern American history. The White House said that by the end of the day it hoped to...

 
Five portions of fruit and veg a day ‘not enough’

Five portions of fruit and veg a day ‘not enough’

EXPERTS are now recommending people eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, instead of just five. The NHS currently advises that every person has five different 80g portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The suggested intake, based on World...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Delivering a special kind of support for all

Delivering a special kind of support for all

When illness strikes then families need to be together, says Ann Butterfield As A former carer and now a member of the board of trustees at a respite break charity, I am in a unique position to know first-hand the importance of high-quality respite...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Everyday life is the real issue, not media debate

Everyday life is the real issue, not media debate

Urgent answers are required for those who live with learning disabilities and for those who care, says Peter Scott THE Scottish independence referendum is the main topic of conversation across the country, and at ENABLE Scotland we have been talking...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Out of this world moon dust discovery in Chesterfield

Out of this world moon dust discovery in Chesterfield

Forget the Saharan dust sweeping the country - one man has woken up to find powder from the moon on his car. Dad-of-three Marcus Fiddler, of Chesterfield, was gobsmacked to discover the grey particles on his Ford Fiesta. Tests have sensationally...

 
Leeds dentist offers haircuts to clients

Leeds dentist offers haircuts to clients

If a visit to the hairdressers isn't ful-FILLING enough for you, why not combine it with your tooth-hurty appointment at the dentist? A dental surgery in Leeds has had a moment of wisdom and combined two of life’s grinding chores by offering a...

 
Green bank makes biggest investment in wind farms

Green bank makes biggest investment in wind farms

THE Green Investment Bank yesterday unveiled its biggest pay-out since its launch with the £461 million backing for two offshore wind projects. The investments represent a vote of confidence in a sector that has suffered a few setbacks with projects...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Green bank backing | FCA challenge

Comment: Green bank backing | FCA challenge

THERE was some scepticism when the Green Investment Bank launched that it would prove another bureaucratic and well-meaning institution without the power to make a difference. Progress so far suggests otherwise. Despite some internal upheavals, its...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
EasyJet aims to more than double capacity at Luton

EasyJet aims to more than double capacity at Luton

Budget airline EasyJet, fresh from landing a new seven-year deal with London Gatwick, has now secured a ten-year agreement with Luton Airport that could see passenger numbers at its base more than double. Luton, home to the carrier’s headquarters, is...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
FCA promises ‘tough’ action on Libor rule-breakers

FCA promises ‘tough’ action on Libor rule-breakers

Banks are facing fresh scrutiny over the Libor-rigging scandal after the City watchdog, which is under fire for its handling of an inquiry into the insurance sector, pledged to take tough action against firms that break its rules. The Financial...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Rox hires jewellery high flyer to head up design

Rox hires jewellery high flyer to head up design

Diamond retailer Rox has appointed a head of jewellery design as it also looks to expand into the wholesale market and secure listings with upmarket department stores around the world. The firm said yesterday it had appointed Ailsa Mackie to the newly...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Goal is to nurture a natural outcome

Goal is to nurture a natural outcome

All parents want the best for their child and learning to understand their needs is the first step in the journey, says Eddie McConnell THE argument is widely acknowledged and it goes something like this: for every penny spent wisely in the crucial...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Learning
 


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