News archive from 2 April 2014

Unite chief warns over Ukip rise

Unite chief warns over Ukip rise

The boss of Britain's biggest trade union has warned Ed Miliband of the "danger" posed to Labour's core Northern vote by the rise of Ukip. Unite general secretary Len McCluskey likened the Ukip surge to the rise of the BNP and said Labour...

 
Independence: Cybernats shame Scotland - Darling

Independence: Cybernats shame Scotland - Darling

No campaign leader Alistair Darling has claimed nationalists who direct online abuse at business figures who criticise Alex Salmond's plans to break up the UK "shame Scotland". Mr Darling hit out at so-called “Cybernats” yesterday after...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Deeper cuts needed to fuel growth

Deeper cuts needed to fuel growth

The UK faces more belt-tightening and "real austerity" to achieve sustainable economic growth, according to the head of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) John Longworth, the group’s director-general, said Chancellor George Osborne had...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Britain hands over Helmand command

Britain's command of military operations in Helmand Province has been handed over in the latest step in the UK drawdown from Afghanistan. In a milestone for British involvement in the conflict, UK troops in Helmand will come under the command of an...

 
Heathrow chief executive Matthews announces departure

Heathrow chief executive Matthews announces departure

heathrow has begun the search for a new boss after chief executive Colin Matthews yesterday announced his departure from the airport operator having served six years in the top post. Matthews, who joined the group around the time of the troubled...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
North Sea oil needs to cut costs, warns report

North Sea oil needs to cut costs, warns report

The North Sea oil and gas industry needs to "significantly" reduce costs by billions of pounds to remain competitive, a report has warned. Professional services firm PwC said “a new vision and new ways of working are urgently required” for...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Weir bid plans | Royal Mail

Comment: Weir bid plans | Royal Mail

THERE is no certainty that Weir Group will pull off its tie-up with Finnish group Metso and a strong possibility that others may gatecrash its plans. Metso is an attractive proposition and has already drawn attention from other potential suitors. Weir...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Writer Neil Gunn’s voyage of discovery revived

Writer Neil Gunn’s voyage of discovery revived

THE three-month sailing trip around the west of Scotland that led to Neil Gunn's classic book Off in a Boat is the inspiration behind an ambitious new arts project. Gunn, a fisherman’s son, became a leading figure in the Scottish literary renaissance...

 
Dressed to Kilt: NY fashion showcase cancelled

Dressed to Kilt: NY fashion showcase cancelled

WITH its mix of cutting-edge fashion and outlandish outfits, it has been the centrepiece of Tartan Week festivities in New York for more than a decade. But just days before a host of famous names were due to head down the catwalk, it has emerged that...

 
Accusations go ‘from bizarre to bunkum’ says Evans

Accusations go ‘from bizarre to bunkum’ says Evans

FORMER House of Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans told a jury yesterday it is "ridiculous" that he is being depicted as "a cross between Alan Clark, Benny Hill and Oscar Wilde". The 56-year-old is on trial over allegations that he...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

David Cameron orders Muslim Brotherhood probe

David Cameron has said he wants to establish a "complete picture" of the Muslim Brotherhood amid concerns about its involvement in Islamist extremism in the UK and overseas. The Prime Minister has ordered an inquiry into the organisation’s...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Almost a quarter of postgrad students at English universities are Chinese

Almost a quarter of postgrad students at English universities are Chinese

Overall, EU and international students make up 74% of all students who started taught masters degrees in 2012-13. Photograph: John Harper/Corbis There are now almost as many Chinese students on full-time postgraduate courses at English universities as...

Guardian, 00:07 in Learning
 
Payments via mobile number to start this month

Payments via mobile number to start this month

Bank customers will be able to pay bills via mobile numbers from 29 April, the Payments Council has announced. Customers will also be able to register for the new Paym service - pronounced "Pay Em"- from Wednesday 2 April. The system means...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Chinese Communist elite rocked by military scandal

Chinese Communist elite rocked by military scandal

A DISGRACED senior Chinese army officer is accused of selling hundreds of military positions and raking in huge amounts of money, in what is thought to be China's biggest military scandal in two decades. In a renewed campaign against the abuse of...

 
‘Mass protest’ as clergy back immigration reform

‘Mass protest’ as clergy back immigration reform

AMERICAN Catholic leaders have visited the United States-Mexico border, less than a week after president Barack Obama discussed immigration reform with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was joined by members of the US...

 


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