News archive from 3 January 2013

Better Together sets sights on SNP voters who reject independence

Better Together sets sights on SNP voters who reject independence

THE pro-UK "Better Together" campaign is working up plans to try to win the support of a majority of those voters who backed the SNP in the last Holyrood election, The Scotsman has learnt. The campaign has set out ambitious plans to focus on...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Firms who blacklist workers ‘should be denied public cash’

Firms who blacklist workers ‘should be denied public cash’

FIRMS involved in blacklisting workers should be banned from receiving contracts involving taxpayers' cash, MSPs and trade unions have urged. As many as 5,000 construction workers in Scotland are thought to be on employers’ blacklists, because of...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
‘Dickensian’ proposals to outlaw begging in Aberdeen condemned

‘Dickensian’ proposals to outlaw begging in Aberdeen condemned

A MAJOR row has erupted over controversial plans by Aberdeen City Council to become the first local authority in Scotland to outlaw begging from its streets. • Proposals to outlaw begging in Aberdeen have been labelled “Dickensian” • Labour councillor...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: Micawberism is not a viable strategy

Bill Jamieson: Micawberism is not a viable strategy

Politicians bribe voters with promises of eternal spending but such a strategy is no longer sustainable, writes Bill Jamieson. CLING, clang, clatter, clunk: it’s the signature sound of our era, the Debtor’s discordant Concerto for battered tin cans...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Gaynor Allen: Troubled children need help whatever the cost

Gaynor Allen: Troubled children need help whatever the cost

All vulnerable youngsters deserve to become happy, well-adjusted adults, writes Gaynor Allen IN THE wake of a series of abuse scandals, there is a greater focus on child protection than ever before. Every day, there are new developments: inquiries are...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Hugh McLachlan: No press body can enforce morals

Hugh McLachlan: No press body can enforce morals

Setting up a body to regulate the press, as recommended by the Leveson Report, would be misguided and unnecessary, writes Hugh McLachlan How should complaints against the press be dealt with? The status quo should be maintained. Even if Westminster...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Tavish Scott: Economies of scale to improve education

Tavish Scott: Economies of scale to improve education

HERIOT-WATT University has an admirable track record of undergraduate degrees that lead to work in the oil and gas industry. Many Shetland sons and daughters have pursued a course there before a career in the North Sea and further afield. My high...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Michael Kelly: Confident Labour to decide referendum result

Michael Kelly: Confident Labour to decide referendum result

No campaigners must publicise the fact that this is as good as it gets, and win votes by emphasising that reality, writes Michael Kelly THE Labour Party in Scotland goes into 2013 in buoyant mood and filled with a commitment to make this phase of the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Best days of North Sea oil production ahead, says Alex Salmond

Best days of North Sea oil production ahead, says Alex Salmond

ALEX Salmond has hit back at warnings that Scotland's oil revenues could soon drop, insisting that the best days of North Sea production remain ahead, and would allow an independent Scotland to prosper. In a New Year message to the sector, the First...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Lincoln up for Producers Guild gong

The Civil War saga Lincoln, the musical Les Miserables and the Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty are among nominees for the top honour from the Producers Guild of America. Other contenders announced on Wednesday are the Iran hostage-crisis...

 

Lincoln up for Producers Guild gong

The Civil War saga Lincoln, the musical Les Miserables and the Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty are among nominees for the top honour from the Producers Guild of America. Other contenders announced on Wednesday are the Iran hostage-crisis...

 
Start-up loans scheme expanded

Start-up loans scheme expanded

The government is expanding its start-up loans scheme, which offers young entrepreneurs loans of about £2,500 to help them start businesses. The scheme had originally been aimed at 18-to-24-year-olds, but is now being expanded to those aged up to 30....

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Robots: Brave New World moves a step closer

Robots: Brave New World moves a step closer

Getting robots to perform boring chores so mankind can spend more time pursuing leisure activities has long been a common theme in science fiction. But it was in industry rather than in the home where they were first used. General Motors is generally...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Viewpoint: The future of mobility

Viewpoint: The future of mobility

The rise of the smartphone and new forms of car mobility is forcing change at a rapid pace. The current economic climate presents significant challenges to all businesses, but is also a catalyst for innovation across many industries. As consumers...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Next generation of TV unveiled - and it’s thinner than a cream cracker

Next generation of TV unveiled - and it’s thinner than a cream cracker

IT BOASTS the clearest, most detailed picture ever seen, on a screen which is thinner than a cream cracker. Take a glimpse at the next generation of televisions set to enthral viewers and spark a war between leading manufacturers in 2013. •...

 


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