News archive from 4 March 2014

It wasn't FA racism that prevented Campbell captaining England... it was a twist of fate

0 View comments It wasn’t racism that caused the greatest harm to Sol Campbell’s hopes of being England captain. It was a chap called Mark McCammon. And he’s black. McCammon is not a powerbroker inside the Football Association and he doesn’t have the...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
Leaders: Ukraine crisis | Economic uncertainty

Leaders: Ukraine crisis | Economic uncertainty

JUST when it seemed things could not get any more tense in Ukraine, nerves were pulled even tauter when reports indicated the Ukrainian military in Crimea had been given a deadline of 3am today and told: surrender or be attacked. The ultimatum was...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Ukraine: Markets sink as intervention feared

Ukraine: Markets sink as intervention feared

Investor fears over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine hit global markets yesterday, with the FTSE 100 index falling almost 1.5 per cent. Crude oil prices rose by more than $2 a barrel amid concerns of economic sanctions against one of the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Cairn needs results as Gammell quits

Comment: Cairn needs results as Gammell quits

SIR Bill Gammell's rugby playing days are rarely omitted from any mention of him in the media so he may as well get another one today. Given his subsequent achievements in the oil industry there must be only a penalty kick between which one he regards...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
‘Mumpreneurs’ prove dragons wrong with business

‘Mumpreneurs’ prove dragons wrong with business

TELEVISION "dragon" Duncan Bannatyne may have to eat more than humble pie after two entrepreneurs whose business proposal he rejected on television succeeded in building a highly profitable company without him. Edinburgh-based mothers Julie...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Rolls-Royce in fresh probe over Indian orders

Rolls-Royce in fresh probe over Indian orders

AEROSPACE engines maker Rolls-Royce is facing fresh corruption allegations after India's defence ministry ordered an inquiry into orders worth at least $1.2 billion (£717 million) from state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL). A ministry official said...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Factory output puts economy in growth

Factory output puts economy in growth

New data yesterday underlined the momentum behind the economic recovery, with manufacturing and mortgage approvals in positive territory. British manufacturing strengthened last month and mortgage approvals in January were at their highest since...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Johnston Press may raise funds

Johnston Press may raise funds

JOHNSTON Press, the newspaper publisher which owns The Scotsman, yesterday confirmed it was considering a potential equity fundraising as part of a proposed refinancing of its debt. In a stock market statement, the company said that it was considering...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Business rates reform needed, MPs say

Business rates reform needed, MPs say

The current system of business rates is in need of "fundamental reforms" in order to help retailers and boost local economies, a group of MPs has said. A report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee says the property tax is no...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Police foiled as protestors back Mexican drug lord

Police foiled as protestors back Mexican drug lord

POLICE in northern Mexico detained about 100 people in a failed attempt to stop the second demonstration in less than a week in support of captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. A march on Wednesday demanding Guzman’s release drew...

 
Prunella Scales suffering from 'a sort of mild Alzheimer's'

Prunella Scales suffering from 'a sort of mild Alzheimer's'

Prunella Scales and her husband Timothy West. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Actor Timothy West has told how his wife, Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales, has been suffering from "a sort of mild Alzheimer's". Stage and screen actor West, 79, talks...

 
Missionary kicked out of North Korea says sorry

Missionary kicked out of North Korea says sorry

OFFICIALS in North Korea yesterday deported an Australian missionary detained for spreading Christianity in the country, saying he apologised for his anti-state religious acts and requested forgiveness. Authorities in North Korea had arrested John...

 
Pakistan: 11 killed as armed gang storms court

Pakistan: 11 killed as armed gang storms court

A group of armed men, including two suicide attackers, stormed a court complex in 
Pakistani capital Islamabad yesterday, killing 11 people and wounding dozens. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assault, which came just days...

 
Scots scientists find alien world on ocean floor

Scots scientists find alien world on ocean floor

REMARKABLE images of creatures rarely seen by man have been captured for the first time by University of Aberdeen scientists, after the first expedition to the New Hebrides Trench in the South Pacific - one of the deepest spots in the ocean. The...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Learning
 
Ukraine: Russia 'On Wrong Side Of History'

Ukraine: Russia 'On Wrong Side Of History'

US President Barack Obama has warned Moscow it will find itself "on the wrong side of history" - and that Russia's deployment of troops in Ukraine violates international law. :: Russia And China 'In Agreement' Over Ukraine He spoke shortly...

 


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