News archive from 2 December 2014

FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack

An FBI spokesman declined comment when asked if the software had been used against the California-based unit of Sony Corp. The FBI occasionally issues "flash" warnings to provide businesses with details about emerging cyber threats to help...

 
Autumn Statement 2014: Business rates reform demanded

Autumn Statement 2014: Business rates reform demanded

While many of you may be starting to think about what to put on your Christmas wish list, business groups have completed theirs - and submitted them to the chancellor ahead of this year's Autumn Statement. The priority for most of them is reform of...

BBC, 00:00 in Business
 

Can Microsoft make fitness fun? Firm developing fitness tracking band aimed at GAMERS

Microsoft is developing a fitness band aimed at computer game fans, it has been revealed. One of the firm's suppliers says a band linked to the firm's hugely successful Xbox One console is set for release next year. It will be linked to games on the...

 
Gordon Brown stands down after vow fulfilled

Gordon Brown stands down after vow fulfilled

FORMER prime minister Gordon Brown revealed last night that he delayed his departure from frontline politics until a deal on Scotland's constitutional future was secured. In an emotional resignation speech to his Fife constituents, the 63-year-old...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Government to invest £2.3bn in flood defence projects

Government to invest £2.3bn in flood defence projects

Over 1,400 flood defence projects protecting 300,000 homes have been agreed as part of the government's National Infrastructure Plan. The £2.3bn investment will help prevent £30bn of potential economic damage. The main cash will go to the Thames...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Tackling the UK's 'diversity deficit' in the boardroom

Tackling the UK's 'diversity deficit' in the boardroom

"When I was growing up my career adviser gave me two options - a nurse and a teacher," says 43-year-old Karen Blackett. Ms Blackett, who is now the UK chief executive of global media agency MediaCom, last month became the first businesswoman...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Paedophile doctor gets 22 years for abusing kids

Paedophile doctor gets 22 years for abusing kids

A CHILDREN'S doctor who abused 18 boys in his care has been jailed for 22 years after a judge branded him the worst paedophile he had ever dealt with. Myles Bradbury, 41, from ­Herringswell, Suffolk, worked as a paediatric consultant haematologist at...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
4 in 10 empty shops in Scotland vacant for years

4 in 10 empty shops in Scotland vacant for years

Almost 40 per cent of empty shops in Scotland have been vacant for more than three years, an investigation into the country's retail industry has revealed. Experts warned that empty high street stores, particularly in smaller towns, create a “major...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Sturgeon calls on business to find common ground

Sturgeon calls on business to find common ground

NICOLA Sturgeon has urged businesses to "focus less on what we disagree on" in the wake of the independence referendum. Delivering her first speech as First Minister outside of the Scottish Parliament, she called on business leaders in...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Flood defences get £2.3bn in pre-election spending commitments

Flood defences get £2.3bn in pre-election spending commitments

The coalition government’s pre-election infrastructure spending bonanza will continue on Tuesday with announcements on increased spending on social housing, flood defences and exploratory talks for the first lagoon power project with potential to...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Early success for Scottish ‘egg bank’

Early success for Scottish ‘egg bank’

SCOTLAND'S first "egg bank" has been launched to meet the growing demand among older women wanting to have babies. The service, which opened at the private Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine (GCRM) last month, has already celebrated...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Health
 
282 wheelchairs roll back in for NHS Highland

282 wheelchairs roll back in for NHS Highland

HUNDREDS of pieces of hospital equipment - including an astonishing 282 wheelchairs - have been returned to NHS Highland after an amnesty, saving more than £100,000. Since the troubled health board asked for equipment back in August, 395 items have...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Health
 
A-League tactics: City slayed as ‘Nix find spaces

A-League tactics: City slayed as ‘Nix find spaces

With all eyes on the Sydney derby and the clash of high-flyers Adelaide and Melbourne Victory, it was another Round 8 fixture that caught the eye as Ernie Merrick’s constantly evolving Wellington Phoenix put Melbourne City to the sword. The analysis...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 
Phone scammers 'net £23.9m in a year'

Phone scammers 'net £23.9m in a year'

The amount of money lost to phone scammers has tripled in a year, prompting a major awareness campaign. An estimated £23.9m has been tricked out of unsuspecting victims in the last year, up from £7m the previous year, according to Financial Fraud...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
African Dream: Tips from Tanzania's ice cream entrepreneur

African Dream: Tips from Tanzania's ice cream entrepreneur

As part of the latest series of African Dream, businesswoman Mercy Kitomari - the brains behind Tanzanian organic ice cream company Nelwa's Gelato - shares her top 10 social media marketing tips for aspiring entrepreneurs: Start with a goal. Why are...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 


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