News archive from 2 September 2014

Quindell Buys RAC Stake In Black Box Venture

Quindell Buys RAC Stake In Black Box Venture

A London-listed insurance claims processor with ambitions to reshape the motor cover market will announce on Tuesday that it is acquiring the RAC's stake in their fledgling joint venture. Sky News understands that Quindell, whose shares have slumped...

 
Acquisitive Bellpenny snaps up another Scottish IFA

Acquisitive Bellpenny snaps up another Scottish IFA

Acquisitive wealth manager Bellpenny has bought Glasgow-based financial adviser Reid, Scott & Ross, adding £108 million of funds to its books. It marks the group’s third acquisition in Glasgow. Chief executive Kevin Ronaldson said he planned to...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Manufacturing data could delay rate hike

Manufacturing data could delay rate hike

Britain's manufacturers received a fresh warning shot yesterday as it emerged that the sector had endured its worst performance in 14 months. Firms were “walking rather than running” in August, according to the closely monitored Cips/Markit purchasing...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: For comfort in retirement, do homework

Comment: For comfort in retirement, do homework

Take care with pension funds, says Derek Stewart Thousands of unwitting investors could be on the verge of making poor decisions pn pensions when a new law comes into effect next year. From April 2015, savers aged 55+ will be able to access the whole...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Skin cancer hospital admissions leap by 40% in five years

Skin cancer hospital admissions leap by 40% in five years

The British Association of Dermatologists blamed the increase on the rise in cheap holidays and people tanning themselves as a 'fashion statement'. Photograph: Myung Jung Kim/PA The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Free lunches launched in Sheffield schools

Free lunches launched in Sheffield schools

More than 18,000 Sheffield pupils will be able to tuck into a free school lunch from today - an initiative which is predicted to save city parents £5.8 million a year. All four to seven-year-olds are now eligible for free meals, a scheme championed by...

 
David Cameron introduces new anti-terror laws

David Cameron introduces new anti-terror laws

DAVID CAMERON yesterday laid out new powers to seize passports at UK borders of Britons suspected of travelling abroad to fight with terror groups, among a raft of new proposals to combat jihadists carrying out attacks in Britain. The Prime Minister...

 
Europe must end Ukraine war, warns Donald Tusk

Europe must end Ukraine war, warns Donald Tusk

THE outbreak of the Second World War 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said yesterday. Donald Tusk, chosen by EU leaders to be the next president of the European Council, spoke at the...

 
Activists confront Beijing official in Hong Kong

Activists confront Beijing official in Hong Kong

HONG Kong pro-democracy legislators disrupted a Beijing official's speech yesterday as he explained a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. They chanted slogans and held up placards...

 
Pakistan protesters storm state TV

Pakistan protesters storm state TV

PAKISTANI soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the headquarters of state broadcaster PTV in Islamabad yesterday, after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Demonstrators led by opposition...

 
Stock up on loo rolls, Japanese told

Stock up on loo rolls, Japanese told

THE Japanese authorities have issued an unusual reminder to people living near earthquake zones - don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper. The government and paper companies kicked off a “Let’s stockpile toilet paper!” campaign to...

 
Mary Berry: I have no desire to be a centenarian

Mary Berry: I have no desire to be a centenarian

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry. The television judge has said she would like her children to 'give her a pill' if she becomes a burden on her family. Photograph: Harlem Mepham/GC Images Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has said she does...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 

From Radamel Falcao to Danny Welbeck: Four transfer deadline day deals which could still go through

The summer transfer window may have closed at 11pm but some big-name deals could still get over the line. Manchester United, Arsenal, Hull and Southampton are four clubs working hard to seal last-gasp deals as their respective managers hope to further...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 
Vivienne Westwood Scottish Fashion Awards honour

Vivienne Westwood Scottish Fashion Awards honour

FASHION icon Dame Vivienne Westwood was honoured last night at the annual Scottish Fashion Awards. The designer, 73, who has influenced clothing design since the mid-70s when she unleashed her controversial punk designs on a unsuspecting public, was...

 
Yes vote will safeguard gay rights, says Hollywood star

Yes vote will safeguard gay rights, says Hollywood star

Hollywood star Alan Cumming has said independence will give gay Scots the "rights and respect" they deserve. Pro-independence campaigners yesterday warned that progress in terms of equality, such as gay rights, could be thrown into jeopardy...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 


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