News archive from 2 November 2014

Jack gets the axe! Shock elimination sees the end of Jack Walton's X Factor dreams after shaky Bleeding...

A Saturday night eviction saw the end of one more X Factor dream: Jack Walton's. The second of Mel B's northern lads to leave the competition in as many weeks, Jack was revealed as having the lowest number of public votes.  Singing Bleeding Love by...

 
Fears grow of property fund bubble

Fears grow of property fund bubble

EXPERTS warn of "rose-tinted' view as high yields prompt investor stampede, writes Jeff Salway Savers and investors are piling into property funds in numbers not seen since before the financial crisis, fuelling fears that the market could...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Goodbye to the EICC’s Hans Rissmann

Goodbye to the EICC’s Hans Rissmann

The EICC has hosted more than 3,000 events under Hans Rissmann's stewardship. Now, after two decades at the helm, he has cleared his desk, writes Kristy Dorsey. The story of the man and the venue have been intertwined for around two decades, but that...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Tesco chief calls for more clarity in UK banking

Tesco chief calls for more clarity in UK banking

BRITAIN'S banking market needs to be made more transparent in order for it to bec

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Referendum aftermath ‘is fuelling uncertainty’

Referendum aftermath ‘is fuelling uncertainty’

MOST of Scotland's business leaders feel that September's independence referendum has not brought the hoped-for certainty to industry, an exclusive Scotland on Sunday survey of 
Institute of Directors members has revealed. IoD members...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Bernie Ecclestone admits F1 is in deep crisis and needs help

Bernie Ecclestone admits F1 is in deep crisis and needs help

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that Formula One is in crisis and he does not know how to fix it. “We should tear all of the current contracts up,” he said. “Tear them all up and start again.” Ecclestone, looking every one of his 84 years, also...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 
Comment: Timescale for ‘more powers’ is a curse

Comment: Timescale for ‘more powers’ is a curse

LORD Smith of Kelvin, now chairing the Commission on "more powers" for Scotland, has held many posts in a distinguished business career. Key to these has been his training as a qualified chartered accountant. So it is with particular...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Glasgow looking forward to rewards of Games legacy

Glasgow looking forward to rewards of Games legacy

FOR all the numbers that get attached to it, "legacy" is still a rather difficult thing to define. It's not just about building 10,000 new homes, or creating 21,000 new jobs - targets the Commonwealth Games are meant to deliver to Glasgow's...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Summing up: Banks still don’t understand customers

Summing up: Banks still don’t understand customers

ARE you ready for the embrace, Lloyds customers? Or are you simply bracing for the next stage in the decline of your local banking services as Lloyds turns its back on more of Scotland's small towns and villages? Lloyds Banking Group boss Antonio...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Richard Branson: the ups and downs of entrepreneur’s transport ventures

Richard Branson: the ups and downs of entrepreneur’s transport ventures

Sir Richard Branson’s transport ventures fall into two categories: vaultingly ambitious projects involving spacecraft, hot air balloons and speedboats; and safer bets in markets that are, or have been, partly protected. The former has generated yards...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
People power is not enough: it’s the regulator’s job to punish businesses

People power is not enough: it’s the regulator’s job to punish businesses

An insider from the world of business offered his solution last week to the question of how to restore trust in financial markets and big corporations: people power. Justin King, the former chief executive of Sainsbury’s, said: “There are many...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
A tale of two tricksters: writing a children’s book with Russell Brand

A tale of two tricksters: writing a children’s book with Russell Brand

Never out of the limelight for long, Russell Brand will publish a new book later this week, but one in a very different vein to his recent highly controversial offering, Revolution. Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the...

 
Cameron will pay the EU its billions; Ukip will cost him much more

Cameron will pay the EU its billions; Ukip will cost him much more

It’s the 2.1 billion euro question: “Is Cameron going to pay the £1.7bn?” a London cab driver asked me last week. The answer, despite the prime minister’s angry outburst on the subject, is almost certainly “yes”, though there will no doubt be some...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
NHS spending on agency nurses soars past £5.5bn

NHS spending on agency nurses soars past £5.5bn

NHS spending on agency nurses and staff has spiralled to more than £5.5bn over the past four years and is continuing to rise amid a debilitating recruitment crisis in the health service. Budgets for temporary staff this financial year have already...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Scottish Labour leadership contest: unions refuse to back Jim Murphy

Scottish Labour leadership contest: unions refuse to back Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is facing an uphill struggle to win potentially crucial leftwing support for his campaign to become Labour’s leader in Scotland after the country’s two biggest unions refused to back his candidacy. The former secretary of state for...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 


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