News archive from 4 April 2014

Iraq veteran kills 3, injures 16, shoots himself

Iraq veteran kills 3, injures 16, shoots himself

THE army sergeant who killed three people and injured 16 during a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood military base in the United States was examined by a psychiatrist just last month who saw "no indication of likely

 
MH370 flight: ‘Most difficult search in history’

MH370 flight: ‘Most difficult search in history’

Leaders of the two countries heading multinational efforts to solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 yesterday pledged that no effort would be spared to give the families of those on board the answers they need. Malaysian prime minister...

 
WW2 bomb kills 8 after Bangkok scrapyard explosion

WW2 bomb kills 8 after Bangkok scrapyard explosion

A SUSPECTED World War Two bomb killed eight people and injured 20 others when it exploded in a scrap metal warehouse as workers tried to cut it open with a blow torch. One of those killed was a four-year-old girl, authorities revealed last night. The...

 
Kwik-Fit man sets up insurance broker

Kwik-Fit man sets up insurance broker

Former Kwik-Fit Financial Services chief Brendan Devine is launching a specialist insurance broker service, backed by "multi-million pound" private investment. Sure Thing Insurance Services will cater for higher premium drivers from its base...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Pre-election rate rise not ruled out says Carney

Pre-election rate rise not ruled out says Carney

INTEREST rates could rise ahead of the next general election if the economy continues to gain traction, the governor of the Bank of England said yesterday. Mark Carney admitted that a hike in the cost of borrowing was likely to prove unpopular, but...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Osborne denies ‘undue pressure’ in Lloyds deal

Osborne denies ‘undue pressure’ in Lloyds deal

Chancellor George Osborne has denied claims the Treasury interfered in Lloyds Banking Group's ill-fated deal to sell more than 600 bank branches to the Co-operative Group. He told MPs on the Treasury select committee that the UK government did not put...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
AG Barr finance chief swaps Irn-Bru for Edrington

AG Barr finance chief swaps Irn-Bru for Edrington

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has started the search for a new finance director after Alex Short called time on his role to join whisky distiller Edrington. Short, who has been with the Cumbernauld-based soft drinks group for almost six years, is a veteran of...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Raft of firms help PM to unveil 10,000 new jobs

Raft of firms help PM to unveil 10,000 new jobs

Global management consultant Accenture yesterday unveiled plans to hire 2,000 people in the UK this year, with the expansion expected to include it bases in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The news came as communications giant Vodafone confirmed its own plans...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
GP-led local NHS bodies forced to put health services out to tender

GP-led local NHS bodies forced to put health services out to tender

Services set to be put out to tender for competition included contracts for out-of-hours GP care and ultrasound. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images Many GP-led local NHS bodies are being forced to put health services out to tender despite...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Richard Demarco ‘keeps out’ of independence debate

Richard Demarco ‘keeps out’ of independence debate

Scottish independence: One of the nation's leading cultural figures has become the latest high-profile Scot to steer clear of the independence debate. Arts impresario Richard Demarco, who has attended every Edinburgh Festival since its inception in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Rwandan life expectancy doubles in last 20 years, study finds

Rwandan life expectancy doubles in last 20 years, study finds

Young Rwandan girls wait for the arrival of a small flame of remembrance and to listen to genocide memories at the Petit Seminaire school in Ndera, east of the capital Kigali. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Twenty years after the genocide that killed up to...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Wettest winter could have damaged dragonfly and damselfly populations in Yorkshire

Wettest winter could have damaged dragonfly and damselfly populations in Yorkshire

The Canal & River Trust has warned that the wettest winter on record could have had a lasting impact on populations of dragonflies and damselflies in Yorkshire. The Trust is asking people to help monitor the insects as part of its annual Great...

 
The misty world of marijuana stocks

The misty world of marijuana stocks

"One day, people are going to ask me how I became a millionaire," the Wolf tells me. "And I'm gonna say, 'From weed stock.'" The 35-year-old from Florida invests in US marijuana firms - many of which are booming - and as the...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Does small business success lie up in the clouds?

Does small business success lie up in the clouds?

Sophie Devonshire has her "head in the clouds", but she's not an unrealistic dreamer - far from it. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Cash flow king for small businesses Would data geeks make better...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 


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