News archive from 2 July 2013

Giant Poles Kubot and Janowicz vying to block Murray's path to glory

What was supposed to be a dream quarter-final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will instead be a private battle of Poland between an outsider who performs the Can-Can when he wins and a 6ft 8in giant with a penchant for drop shots. Lukasz Kubot...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

England Under 19 striker Hall makes Bolton switch from West Ham

Rob Hall has signed a three-year deal with Bolton after his contract at West Ham expired. The England Under-19 forward brings the curtain down on 12 years at Upton Park, with compensation due to be agreed between the two sides. Hall rose through the...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Michael Palin returns to TV drama in The Wipers Times

Michael Palin returns to TV drama in The Wipers Times

Michael Palin will star in The Wipers Times alongside Ben Chaplin, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Emilia Fox. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Monty Python star Michael Palin is returning to television drama to star in the story of how British...

 
Scottsh trafficking laws may criminalise victims

Scottsh trafficking laws may criminalise victims

THERE are growing calls for prosecutors to review the convictions of potential people trafficking victims, after a damning report into the justice system. Graham O’Neill, who managed the Baroness Helena Kennedy inquiry into the crime, has urged the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Edinburgh set to crack down on shoddy road repairs

Edinburgh set to crack down on shoddy road repairs

EDINBURGH is believed to be the first local authority area in Scotland to announce an inspection of every road-work site as part of a crackdown on utility firms which carry out shoddy repairs. Transport chiefs aim to examine each of the 7,500 projects...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Pay rise for MPs cannot be justified, warns Clegg

Pay rise for MPs cannot be justified, warns Clegg

Voters will find it "impossible to understand" if MPs are awarded a bumper pay rise, Nick Clegg has warned. The Deputy Prime Minister said he would not accept an award well in excess of the pay increases for other public sector workers. His...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Food poverty children facing hungry holidays

Food poverty children facing hungry holidays

One in five parents in the UK is struggling to feed their children - skipping meals and relying on handouts from friends and family to be able to put food on the table. A report has found that 70 per cent of families suffering from food poverty with...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Business confidence is bouncing back

Business confidence is bouncing back

The global economic downturn caused huge problems for businesses across Scotland. Industries, such as the finance sector in Edinburgh, were devastated, while "future" sectors, such as renewable energy, found it increasingly difficult to...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Hugh Reilly: Neet response to fear of independence

Hugh Reilly: Neet response to fear of independence

AS WILLIAM Wallace braced himself on the butcher's block waiting to be diced and his head placed in pole position at London Bridge, it probably occurred to the arch-separatist that he hadn't properly thought the unionist argument through. For example,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
David Maddox: Rewarding MPs may be price worth paying

David Maddox: Rewarding MPs may be price worth paying

THERE are few issues which genuinely unite the three main party leaders in Westminster - preventing Scottish independence is one, being supportive in times of national tragedies and fighting terror are others. But this week began with a new show of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
School catchments: Parents take council to court

School catchments: Parents take council to court

FURIOUS parents forced to send their children to different primaries after they were denied P1 places at a city school are launching a legal action against the council. A group of five families is to file an appeal at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this week...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Learning
 
Tiffany Jenkins: Respecting jewels in heritage crown

Tiffany Jenkins: Respecting jewels in heritage crown

Reinventing museums as arms of social and welfare support risks losing sight completely of their true worth, writes Tiffany Jenkins One of the exhibits in the Mary Queen of Scots exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is a collection of a gold...

 
Sir Stelios hits out over EasyJet Airbus order

Sir Stelios hits out over EasyJet Airbus order

Easyjet's estranged founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is to vote against the budget airline's plan to buy 135 Airbus planes. Sir Stelios, who still has a 37 per cent stake in the airline and regularly opposes the current board’s decisions, yesterday...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Green unveils plans to open 185 outlets abroad

Green unveils plans to open 185 outlets abroad

Retailing magnate Sir Philip Green is to step up overseas expansion of his Topshop-to-Miss Selfridge group Arcadia over the next year to 18 months with new outlets opening from Azerbaijan to South America. The billionaire retailer has also decided to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Governor Carney facing mixed messages on economy

Governor Carney facing mixed messages on economy

Mark Carney began his first day in the hot seat at the Bank of England facing distinctly mixed signals on the health of the economy. As the Canadian-born Governor took over the reins from Sir Mervyn King yesterday, a key survey suggested that the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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