News archive from 2 August 2014

Man hurt in underpass fight

Man hurt in underpass fight

A MAN was treated in hospital after being attacked in a fight in an underpass. The assault on the 26-year-old happened between 1am and 2am on Sunday, near to the Subway sandwich shop in Surtees Road, Peterlee. The man had been heading home with two...

 
Spain’s Ferrovial in talks to buy Scots airports

Spain’s Ferrovial in talks to buy Scots airports

GLASGOW and Aberdeen airports are expected to be sold to Ferrovial in an £800 million deal that will put them back in the hands of the Spanish firm which bought former owner BAA in 2006. Ferrovial, which paid £10.6 billion for BAA at the top of the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Direct Line to pay extra dividend as profits rise

Direct Line to pay extra dividend as profits rise

Insurer Direct Line unveiled plans for another special dividend yesterday as its cost-cutting programme proved cheaper and more effective than expected. Britain’s largest motor insurer, which was floated off from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2012, also...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Personal Finance: Getting the best mortgage deal

Personal Finance: Getting the best mortgage deal

Borrowers taking out mortgages with the cheapest headline rates are being charged hefty fees that can send the total cost of their loan soaring, new research shows. Lenders are cashing in on high demand for mortgages by luring borrowers into taking...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Personal Finance: How to build a letting portfolio

Personal Finance: How to build a letting portfolio

TREAT IT AS A BUSINESS A buy-to-let portfolio is a valuable asset that can earn you a good and rising income, so treat it as you would any other business. Let your head rule your heart when it comes to making decisions, from whether or not to buy a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
COMMENT: RBS and Russia | mixed news on US jobs

COMMENT: RBS and Russia | mixed news on US jobs

ROYAL BANK of Scotland has joined the list of western banks shutting their doors to Russian companies, as Western sanctions start to bite. Certainly the Kremlin deserves to be brought to book over its annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: High cost of making UK a foreign land

Comment: High cost of making UK a foreign land

POLITICIANS have long gravitated towards the Hebrides in summer. Lighthouses require to be visited, ferries must be inspected and ceremonial holes in the ground demand digging in these congenial surroundings. At present, there is an additional virtue...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Mixed message for Scots farmers from CAP details

Mixed message for Scots farmers from CAP details

A LAST-MINUTE rush of announcements on the details of the next common agricultural policy (CAP) saw mainland Scottish cattle producers informed they will be eligible for €100 (£80) support per calf - but the news for their arable colleagues was either...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

The comments by Hoshiyar Zebari, a Kurd, are likely to worsen relations between Maliki's Shi'ite Muslim-led government and the Kurds, complicating efforts to form a power-sharing government capable of countering Islamic State militants. At the stake...

 
Jimmy Anderson gets the all-clear for shoving Ravindra Jadeja

Jimmy Anderson gets the all-clear for shoving Ravindra Jadeja

The tourists had been convinced England's leading bowler would be banned for his part in an incident as the pair walked off the field during the first Test at Trent Bridge. But ICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis, an Australian, heard the the case...

 
Claudia Fragapane wins historic fourth gold in Glasgow

Claudia Fragapane wins historic fourth gold in Glasgow

The 16-year-old, from Bristol who stands just 4ft 6in produced a sensational performance in the women's floor final to win her fourth gold medal at the Hydro in Glasgow. The last Englishwoman to achieve this feat was the swimmer Joyce Cooper at the...

 
Now Arsene Wenger feels he's on the money at Arsenal

Now Arsene Wenger feels he's on the money at Arsenal

Arsenal have done their transfer business early, bringing in Alexis Sanchez, goalkeeper David Ospina and full-backs Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers. And in Sanchez, Wenger believes they now have a player with the pace and variation to really hurt...

 
Ashley Young thinks he can re-invent himself for Van Gaal's Manchester United revolution

Ashley Young thinks he can re-invent himself for Van Gaal's Manchester United revolution

Normally an out-and-out winger, Young has been used as a wing-back on both sides of the pitch in United's last two tour games as new manager Van Gaal assesses the squad he has inherited. Young is happy to accept the extra work load and defensive...

 
Southampton can march on despite player exodus

Southampton can march on despite player exodus

Ward-Prowse, 19, came through the academy with Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers. Both have been sold - to Manchester United and Arsenal respectively - and with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren all leaving for Liverpool, Saints have been...

 
Lampard close to signing six-month deal with Manchester City

Lampard close to signing six-month deal with Manchester City

The former Chelsea midfield legend has already agreed to join City's MLS team, but they will not begin playing until March, so a chance to link up with Manuel Pellegrini's champions is on the cards. Lampard instantly rejected the chance to play in...

 


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