News archive from 2 March 2013

Runs will come for England cricketer Nick Compton - Matt Prior

ENGLAND are still confident Nick Compton is capable of delivering big runs when it matters. Compton has been unable to instantly repay the faith shown in him to continue as England's Test opener in their only warm-up fixture before the first of three...

Daily Post, 00:02 in Sport
 
SAKO LATE SHOW CHECKS HORNETS

SAKO LATE SHOW CHECKS HORNETS

Bakary Sako's 93rd-minute equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for ailing Wolves and put a dent Watford's promotion charge. Manager Dean Saunders, the club's fourth boss in 12 months, is still waiting for his first victory in charge having overseen nine of...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Safety experts call for new guidelines on appliances

Safety experts call for new guidelines on appliances

Safety experts have called for better standards, to protect consumers from faulty goods that can catch fire. Seventy people a year are killed, and hundreds of thousands are injured, as a result of fires in cookers, fridges and tumble driers. The...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
What price loyalty to your home insurer?

What price loyalty to your home insurer?

If you stay with one home insurer for many years, you may find your premium rises several times above what a new customer with the same firm, or someone buying a policy from another insurer, would pay. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote I...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

Promising results for new Down’s test

"A DNA blood test for Down's syndrome could save nearly all pregnant women from invasive tests like amniocentesis," reported BBC News. It said that invasive testing, which slightly increases the risk of miscarriage, is carried out in 3% to...

 
Independence: ‘English tourists won’t be put off’

Independence: ‘English tourists won’t be put off’

TOURISM chiefs have insisted they have no concerns about the impact of the independence referendum next year. VisitScotland said there was no evidence that potential visit­ors would be put off taking a holiday north of the Border. The agency said it...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Scottish police want anti-mafia laws

Scottish police want anti-mafia laws

CONTROVERSIAL anti-mafia powers could be introduced in Scotland after government officials opened talks with their Italian counterparts. Talks are currently ongoing to see how well the powers have worked in Italy, and how they comply with EU laws, The...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

Eastleigh: Lord Ashcroft’s ‘wrong lessons’ warning

The Liberal Democrat victory in Eastleigh may not translate into success at the 2015 general election, according to a poll carried out for former Conservative treasurer Lord Ashcroft. He cautioned the Tory leadership against “learning the wrong...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

PPI: ‘Banks should do all they can to win trust’

Lloyds Banking Group's decision to set aside another £1.5 billion to deal with the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal takes the total spent by banks to £15.6bn. It is comfortably the biggest mis-selling scandal of all time ahead of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Baxters swallows third Aussie firm despite Bentos profits drop

Baxters swallows third Aussie firm despite Bentos profits drop

SOUP and sauce maker Baxters has completed its third takeover deal in Australia as the iconic Scottish brand continues its international growth. The Fochabers-based company bought Melbourne-based Jensen’s Choice Foods – an organic sauce specialist –...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
William Hill takes control

William Hill takes control

William Hill upped its bet on the growing online gambling business yesterday as it exercised its right to buy out partner Playtech from their internet joint venture for £424 million. The deal will be paid for by a £375m rights issue and the...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Lloyds to decide on Co-op branch deal by summer

Lloyds to decide on Co-op branch deal by summer

Lloyds Banking Group will decide whether to sell 632 branches to the Co-op Bank or to float the assets on the stock market by the end of June, the group revealed yesterday. The Co-op’s agreed takeover of the branches last summer is hanging by a thread...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 

Pound plunges as grim factory data hits home

Recession fears were heightened yesterday after a key report revealed a shock fall in manufacturing activity, sending the pound plunging. The slide in the closely-watched purchasing managers’ index coincided with figures showing that mortgage...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 

Talisman Sinopec signs up Transocean

OIL and gas group Talisman Sinopec yesterday signed up contractor Transocean to supply a drilling rig for three years as part of its £1.6 billion Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) project. The £290 million contract will involve more than one million...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 


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