News archive from 2 March 2014

Dani Garavelli: Peace in Northern Ireland on trial

Dani Garavelli: Peace in Northern Ireland on trial

THE collapse of the case against a suspect in the Hyde Park bombing has thrown the spotlight on secret deals which could jeopardise the continuing quest for reconciliation in Northern Ireland It’s the image of the horses that endures. Seven black...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Michael Fry: Was Scotland one of WWI’s winners?

Michael Fry: Was Scotland one of WWI’s winners?

AS the UK commemorates the Great War, Michael Fry asks whether it should be remembered as a catalyst for awakening Scotland's nationalist ambitions It was supposed to have been a last, long, hot summer before the deluge of rain and blood on the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
UK gets first ‘marriage proposal agency’

UK gets first ‘marriage proposal agency’

IT IS meant to be an intimate occasion for every happy couple keen to make a lifetime commitment to one another. But now the traditional route of dropping to one knee and proffering a ring is no longer enough for people seeking a proposal to remember....

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Scottish Labour to back welfare devolution

Scottish Labour to back welfare devolution

SCOTTISH Labour is poised to back the devolution of key welfare and tax powers to Holyrood in a historic move aimed at reclaiming Labour's mantle as the party of home rule. Senior party sources say the package of powers amounts to a new era of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Carmichael attacks scrapping of corroboration rule

Carmichael attacks scrapping of corroboration rule

SCOTTISH Secretary Alistair Carmichael has warned that the controversial abolition of corroboration in criminal

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: Don’t be browbeaten by SNP conspiracy

Euan McColm: Don’t be browbeaten by SNP conspiracy

THE conspiracy grows wider still. Not only - according to the Scottish Government - have Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians cooked up a position on currency which puts defeating the SNP before the interests of the people, but...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Guy Garvey interview: 'I still think wistfully about my hedonistic years'

Guy Garvey interview: 'I still think wistfully about my hedonistic years'

Guy Garvey photographed at Manchester Central Library last month: ‘I know I could have a wholesome, normal life. I don’t want it. Most of my work has come out of ignoring people’s advice.' Photograph: Phil Fisk for the Observer Guy Garvey, lead singer...

Guardian, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
Scottish independence: Pension funds seek answers

Scottish independence: Pension funds seek answers

PENSION funds will step up calls for clarity over the implications of independence this week as the industry's leaders gather for a key conference in Edinburgh. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has warned that more answers are needed...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Can FTSE 100 break 7,000 mark once again?

Can FTSE 100 break 7,000 mark once again?

IN 1999 the FTSE 100 came tantalisingly close to breaking through the 7,000 mark. Could the conditions now be in place to pass that threshold, asks Dominic Jeff It was no ordinary end to the working week. As factories and offices prepared to close...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Big employers need Scots tax reassurances

Comment: Big employers need Scots tax reassurances

UK businesses with a substantial presence may be considered the forgotten legion in the independence battle, writes Bill Jamieson Sometimes it’s hard to see what all the fuss is about. Construct a chart of the economic performance of Scotland and the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Can RBS come up roses by dropping teasers?

Comment: Can RBS come up roses by dropping teasers?

NEXT time Ross McEwan sees Standard Life chief executive David Nish he should buy him a pint or two. Standard’s comments on independence on Thursday ensured that RBS boss McEwan’s speech on making the bank “smaller, simpler and smarter” and putting...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

New payday loan rules ‘too lenient’ say charities

BORROWERS taking out payday loans will be better protected under new rules unveiled on Friday - but debt charities in Scotland warn that the changes don't go far enough. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) final rules for the consumer credit...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Politicians must face up to firms’ power

Comment: Politicians must face up to firms’ power

AMID the chaotic political failings of the late 1970s, when economically incompetent governments were held to ransom by strike-prone unions, prime minister Ted Heath famously asked: "Who runs Britain?" The reply was not the one he wanted and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Administration could get tougher after rent ruling

Administration could get tougher after rent ruling

STAFF and suppliers of collapsed retailers will be in the firing line after a key court ruling handed more power to big high street landlords. Legal experts believe that the closing of a loophole which had allowed failed store chains to avoid paying...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Scots firm perfects low alcohol ‘rehydrating’ beer

Scots firm perfects low alcohol ‘rehydrating’ beer

HEALTH-conscious drinkers who love their beer may have found the perfect tipple. Fruit-flavoured "rehydrating" beers with a revitalising quality similar to sports drinks are now proving popular with calorie-counting pub-goers and fitness...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 


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