News archive from 4 May 2015

Freed Nigerian women tell of how Boko Haram killed men and boys

Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives have revealed. Hundreds of women and children were rescued by the Nigerian...

 

May the 4th be with you. Star Wars VIII to be filmed in UK, Osborne to announce

The eighth episode of Star Wars is to be filmed in the UK, with production based at Pinewood Studios, George Osborne is to announce on Monday. “May the 4th be with you,” the chancellor will tell Star Wars fans as he tries to associate the Tories with...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 

Global hopes for renewable energy fading, patents data show

The number of patents for renewable energy products filed worldwide has fallen by 42% over the last three years,which could suggest that global investment in green energy is stalling. Research from commercial law firm EMW shows that 20,655 green...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 

Labour pledges to roll back obstacles to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse

Victims of domestic violence will be given easier access to legal aid to help them escape abusive relationships, Labour pledge d on Monday in a pre-election spending commitment. The anticipated £5m cost of expanding the scheme, expected to help...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 

Ed Miliband: Conservatives have secret plan to reorganise NHS after election

Ed Miliband will on Monday try to put the NHS at the heart of the runup to polling day by asking the Conservatives to explain why they have not published a plan – commissioned by the government from a former supermarket executive – for another...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
Election jitters put developments on hold

Election jitters put developments on hold

Developers have put the brakes on new building work amid a "wait-and-see" policy in the run up to the general election, according to a new report which deals a fresh blow to the recovering sector. The latest Glenigan index – released today –...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Monday Interview: Neil McCallum, Critiqom

THOUGH few will have heard of it, a low-key firm from Bellshill's sprawling Strathclyde Business Park is set to play a pivotal role in the outcome of Thursday's fraught finale to the 2015 general election. More than 900,000 polling cards with crucial...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Business diary: Stewart has audience bowled over

CRICKETING legend Alec Stewart had his work cut out at West Lothian Chamber of Commerce's spring gathering, before a Scots audience whose sporting passions most likely lay elsewhere. But the former England captain, nicknamed The Gaffer during his...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Questions over SNP deal keep market’s focus on election

With the stock market closed for today's bank holiday, focus turns to the general election on Thursday, the result of which remains on a knife edge. Analysts at Morgan Stanley said the risk of a minority government has risen due to the main parties’...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 

Chocolate firm makes tasty move

A FIFE-BASED firm of chocolate makers is looking for a chunky rise in sales after switching to focus on bespoke commissions from the corporate sector. Stuart & Swan Chocolatiers formerly traded under the name Hello Chocolate!, supplying a range of...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Comment: Election shadow fuzzy but getting clearer

Comment: Election shadow fuzzy but getting clearer

A puzzle has increasingly preoccupied UK investors: why, as we look destined for political gridlock this Thursday and the prospect of political instability stretching well beyond, has the stock market failed to correct? Indeed, as measured by the FTSE...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Tour de Yorkshire: Same again next year? Watch this space

Tour de Yorkshire: Same again next year? Watch this space

NOBODY said it was going to be easy. The Tour de Yorkshire always had a tough act to follow after the massive success of the county's hosting of last year's Tour de France Grand Depart. Throw in the withdrawal of two of the event’s top riders on day...

 
Leeds street robber jailed for attack on vulnerable victim

Leeds street robber jailed for attack on vulnerable victim

A criminal who carried out a violent street robbery on a vulnerable 60-year-old man has been sent back to prison for four years. Daniel Moss, 26, was out of prison on licence for a burglary offence when he carried out the attack on Raglan Road,...

 
Cyclist taken to hospital after crash on Tour de Yorkshire route

Cyclist taken to hospital after crash on Tour de Yorkshire route

A CYCLIST was injured on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire this morning (Sunday). Insp David Glover of West Yorkshire Police said the man was with a group of recreational cyclists on Birdcage Walk, Otley at around 8.55am when he came off his bike in...

 

Leeds nostalgia: The birth of City Square in 1903

This week's "blended picture' shows City Square looking up towards Infirmary Street. It was taken in 1903, the same year City Square was formerly opened, having been laid out by architect William Bakewell. the image shows a combined public stand...

 


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