News archive from 3 July 2014

Donald Trump’s shock pronouncement: I like Salmond

Donald Trump’s shock pronouncement: I like Salmond

HE ONCE dubbed him "Mad Alex" and then turned his back on Scotland. But American business magnate Donald Trump, 68, appeared to have set aside any ill-feeling with First Minister Alex Salmond as he touched down at Turnberry to view his...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: A matter of identity and belonging

Bill Jamieson: A matter of identity and belonging

For many Scots, this referendum is not, and cannot be, a choice between "Us' and "Them', writes Bill Jamieson Respected academic and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Michael Ignatieff has tossed a grenade in our direction. He is...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 

House prices rise 12 per cent and hit all-time high

House prices have hit a record high with the average British property now costing £188,903, Nationwide revealed. London property values surged 25.8 per cent year on year, the strongest annual growth since 1987 – meaning bricks and mortar in the...

Metro, 00:01 in Lifestyle
 

My own tears could kill me: Meet the woman allergic to WATER

Most of us hate being caught in a downpour without a brolly – but, for one mother, such a soaking could prove fatal. Barbara Ward is so allergic to water she has to avoid watching weepy films as even her own tears could kill her. The 43-year-old was...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Tim O’Toole says FirstGroup ‘on track’

Tim O’Toole says FirstGroup ‘on track’

THE chief executive of transport firm FirstGroup yesterday intervened directly for the first time in the dispute with rebel shareholder Tom Sandell, saying his criticism of the company's performance and pay policy did not stand up to scrutiny. He said...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Check in: Edinburgh’s hotels on rise

Check in: Edinburgh’s hotels on rise

EDINBURGH'S hoteliers stand to benefit from a triple boost of sporting events, corporate bookings and new flights to the city, helping to offset a sharp drop in revenues since the credit crisis. A new report from industry consultancy HVS suggests the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
IoD calls for rules change after Mike Ashley bonus

IoD calls for rules change after Mike Ashley bonus

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is looking forward to a bumper payday after shareholders narrowly approved a controversial £200 million bonus scheme yesterday. Almost 40 per cent of eligible shareholders voted against the proposal, which has been...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Unease over Mike Ashley’s bonus

Comment: Unease over Mike Ashley’s bonus

Mike Ashley will finally get his bonus after the board of Sports Direct surrendered to pressure from shareholders for changes to the scheme, and shareholders succumbed to threats that rejecting it would deny payouts to thousands of staff and might...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Change EU from within, urges UK manufacturing industry leader

Change EU from within, urges UK manufacturing industry leader

EEF head Terry Scuoler claims leaving the EU would cost Britain billions of pounds worth of trade, and impede UK exporters. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA Britain is naive to think it can close itself off from Europe without the risk of losing out on...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Recovery in jobs market bypassing society's disadvantaged, says CBI

Recovery in jobs market bypassing society's disadvantaged, says CBI

The CBI says employers should help end the pattern of people staying trapped in low-pay jobs. (Picture posed by model). Photograph: Rex/Photofusion The young, minority ethnic groups and people without advanced skills are missing out on the recovery of...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Libya rebels return Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals

Libya rebels return Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals

Libya's government says it has resumed control of two eastern oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, that were seized by rebels last year. The government said the move, which resulted from an agreement with the rebels, ended the country's oil crisis....

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
Food waste reduction could help feed world's starving

Food waste reduction could help feed world's starving

"If food was as expensive as a Ferrari, we would polish it and look after it." Instead, we waste staggering amounts. So says Professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen, head of an independent panel of experts advising the UN's Food and Agricultural...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
John Byrne: I’ll die with brush in hand

John Byrne: I’ll die with brush in hand

JOHN BYRNE, one of Scotland's most versatile and enduring artists, has unveiled a collection of the "darkest" material of his life for a show partly inspired by the prospect of his death. Powerful images of mortality, violence and hunting...

 
Thinktank urges £200m subsidy for independent school fees

Thinktank urges £200m subsidy for independent school fees

Sir Peter Lampl. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Privately educated workers earn around £57,000 more by the age of 42 than those who went to state schools, according to a report commissioned by the Sutton Trust that urges the government to...

Guardian, 00:10 in Learning
 
Student satisfaction with university education on rise

Student satisfaction with university education on rise

While art and design students have been less satisfied over time, mathematical sciences students have been most satisfied. Photograph: Alamy Students are more satisfied with their university education despite the imposition of £9,000 in annual tuition...

Guardian, 00:10 in Learning
 


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