News archive from 1 July 2013

Mark Carney takes over as head of Bank of England

Mark Carney takes over as head of Bank of England

Mark Carney has officially become head of the UK's central bank, replacing Sir Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England. Mr Carney, who was head of Canada's central bank, is the first foreigner to run the 319-year-old institution. He takes over...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Mark Carney profile: The 'film star' central banker

Mark Carney profile: The 'film star' central banker

"He's going to tear through London like a lion. He's the guy you want to have at your table at dinner; you want to be on his side of the room at the cocktail party." Not a rock star on tour, not the actor of the moment, but the incoming...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Mark Carney: A stranger in a foreign land?

Mark Carney: A stranger in a foreign land?

All eyes in the City will be firmly fixed on Bank of England governor Mark Carney in the coming weeks. And for many reasons - the parlous state of the UK economy and the Bank's new and vastly expanded role within it, not to mention the new boss's...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Made in the USA: Can China save America's middle class?

Made in the USA: Can China save America's middle class?

The middle class were once the engine of America but since the recession, many are struggling. Judy and Richard Gassman live in the well-to-do neighbourhood Adams Farm, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Richard, an electrical engineer with a masters...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 

Schoolgirl 'hopes to marry teacher'

The teenage schoolgirl abducted by maths teacher Jeremy Forrest has said she hopes to marry him when he is released from jail. The 16 year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claimed in an interview with the Sun that she had groomed her...

 

Marriage tax break plans outlined

Plans for a tax break for married couples will be introduced this year in a move to head off a revolt by Tory backbenchers. The move may placate David Cameron's restive MPs but will highlight divisions over the policy within the coalition. Former...

 
Alex Neil’s ‘special debt to NHS’ for saving son

Alex Neil’s ‘special debt to NHS’ for saving son

health secretary Alex Neil has spoken of how doctors saved his son's life after he contracted septicaemia, and how the ordeal strengthened his commitment to the NHS. Mr Neil was speaking ahead of the 65th anniversary of the formation of a health...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
Scotland facing summer out-of-hours GP crisis

Scotland facing summer out-of-hours GP crisis

DOCTORS are warning of a summer NHS crisis over a failure to find enough GPs to treat patients in the evening or at weekends. A Scotland on Sunday investigation has found that most NHS boards are still to fill slots for out-of-hours cover this coming...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
David Cameron warned to raise human rights issues

David Cameron warned to raise human rights issues

David Cameron became the first serving Prime Minister to visit Kazakhstan yesterday, as he began a visit to the mineral-rich country with hopes of boosting British trade. Discussions were set to focus on trade and using Kazakhstan as an exit route for...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
‘Labour’s legacy was lower inequality’

‘Labour’s legacy was lower inequality’

Labour's 13 years in power delivered major improvements in public services and reduced social inequality but failed to tackle the pay gap between the rich and the poor, according to academics. Researchers found that despite the “myth that Labour spent...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Pressure on Charles after Duchy likened to Starbucks

Pressure on Charles after Duchy likened to Starbucks

PRINCE Charles was last night facing mounting pressure to pay his "fair share" of tax after an MP pointed to growing "concerns" over his financial arrangements. Increasing scrutiny is falling upon the Prince of Wales’ estate, which...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
ARSENAL'S DOUBLE BID BLOW-OUT

ARSENAL'S DOUBLE BID BLOW-OUT

ARSENAL fear being blown out of the water in their bids to sign Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain. Arsenal's move for Wayne Rooney could be hijacked by rich rivals The Gunners have talked big over the summer about being able to compete to land...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
I want to wed teacher when he is freed – abducted girl

I want to wed teacher when he is freed – abducted girl

The teenage schoolgirl abducted by maths teacher Jeremy Forrest has said she hopes to marry him when he is released from jail. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claimed in an interview with a newspaper that she had groomed her...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
BIG BLOW FOR F1 AS LEWIS HAMILTON SLAMS FIA

BIG BLOW FOR F1 AS LEWIS HAMILTON SLAMS FIA

LEWIS HAMILTON last night blasted the FIA after FOUR high-speed tyre explosions at the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton's tyre disintegrates early on into the race The Mercedes star was lucky to stay on the track following a frightening blow-out at...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
In pictures: Scotland celebrates Armed Forces Day

In pictures: Scotland celebrates Armed Forces Day

Parades and a series of fly-pasts marked Armed Forces Day in Scotland. The celebration included events across the country, with bands, music and civic receptions. The RAF will took part by flying over Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Marches were held...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 


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