News archive from 1 June 2015

'Oliver Twist' children used in crime, warns anti-slavery commissioner

'Oliver Twist' children used in crime, warns anti-slavery commissioner

School children in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner has warned. Kevin Hyland said more needed to be done to stop youngsters being exploited by criminal enterprises. He...

BBC, 00:02 in Regional
 
Pension deadline fines warning for small firms

Pension deadline fines warning for small firms

THOUSANDS of small firms have been warned they could face fines of £500 a day if they fail to meet their obligations under workplace pension scheme rules. From today, companies with fewer than 30 employees will start to be phased into the government’s...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
How Scotland can become world’s first Hydro Nation

How Scotland can become world’s first Hydro Nation

WE have the talent, but only by exploring overseas opportunities can we make the most of it, writes Marc Barone You can just picture the headline: “Water – an untapped industry.” But it is true. As industry leaders gathered in Edinburgh last week for...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Manufacturing growth begins to slow down

Manufacturing growth begins to slow down

Manufacturing is growing at a slower rate than expected amid a loss of momentum in the industry, new research has revealed. The EEF trade body’s latest survey of firms showed demand for goods in the UK had weakened in the past few months, while...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Alan Reid, Cornerstone

Monday Interview: Alan Reid, Cornerstone

THE man with the plan for financial advice (just don't ask him for an Isa) Every industry has to adapt to shifts in the regulatory landscape, but one arena that seems to witness more upheaval than most is financial advice. Why not outsource the daily...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Week ahead: Good news on UK’s economic performance

Week ahead: Good news on UK’s economic performance

WITH figures showing inflation turned negative in April for the first time since official records began in 1996, it seems certain the Bank of England will leave interest rates on hold this week. Economists at Morgan Stanley said: “In fact, when the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
CBRE celebrates half a century in Scotland

CBRE celebrates half a century in Scotland

THERE was a golden anniversary celebration for property consultancy CBRE last week - marking 50 years since the first Richard Ellis office (as the firm was known then) opened in Glasgow. Doug Smith, chairman of CBRE Scotland, gathered employees old...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
UFC comes out fighting for worldwide expansion

UFC comes out fighting for worldwide expansion

IT'S been billed a homecoming for Joanne Calderwood, Stevie Ray and Robert Whiteford, but for their employer, Scotland's first go at hosting the Ultimate Fighting Championship is

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Theo Walcott hints he'll remain at FA Cup winners Arsenal

Theo Walcott hints he'll remain at FA Cup winners Arsenal

The England forward joined the club's open-top bus parade from the Emirates Stadium around the streets of Highbury and Islington following their 4-0 victory over Aston Villa. Walcott, who scored Arsenal's first goal just before half-time, has seen his...

The Herald, 00:09 in Sport
 
Cancer drug combination 'shrinks 60% of melanomas'

Cancer drug combination 'shrinks 60% of melanomas'

A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a new trial has suggested. An international trial on 945 patients found treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab stopped the cancer advancing for nearly a year in...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
George Osborne wants to make Midlands an 'engine for growth'

George Osborne wants to make Midlands an 'engine for growth'

Chancellor George Osborne will continue his drive to devolve power from Whitehall to England’s regions as he sets out plans to make the Midlands an “engine for growth”. During a day-long tour of the region, Mr Osborne will hold talks with council...

 
Chancellor in Birmingham to urge council leaders to create West Midlands super-council

Chancellor in Birmingham to urge council leaders to create West Midlands super-council

Chancellor George Osborne is meeting West Midland council leaders - and encouraging them to press ahead with plans for a new super-council to serve the region. And he will talk to them about controversial proposals for a directly-elected “metro-mayor”...

 
Lesley Riddoch: Are we really playing the game?

Lesley Riddoch: Are we really playing the game?

SCOTLAND should seriously consider pulling out of its football match with Qatar this week, writes Lesley Riddoch Should Scotland call off Friday’s scheduled tie against Qatar in protest at 1,200 deaths amongst migrant workers building venues for the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
‘Cutbacks risk another Mikaeel-style tragedy’

‘Cutbacks risk another Mikaeel-style tragedy’

ONE of Scotland's most senior social workers has warned that funding cuts have increased the risk of tragedies involving 
children. An inquiry led by Edinburgh and Fife council officials recently found that circumstances leading up to the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Brian Monteith: Time to refresh the centre-right?

Brian Monteith: Time to refresh the centre-right?

WITH their share of the vote at a historic low, it may soon be time to consider the formation of a new centre-right party to take their place, writes Brian Monteith Following the cacophony of consternation and celebration after David Cameron’s...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 


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