News archive from 4 July 2013

Kerry Washington weds pro athlete

Kerry Washington is a newlywed. The star of the TV's Scandal married professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha last week in Hailey, Idaho. E! reported the nuptials and posted a copy of the couple's marriage license online. The 36-year-old actress...

 

Kerry Washington weds pro athlete

Kerry Washington is a newlywed. The star of the TV's Scandal married professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha last week in Hailey, Idaho. E! reported the nuptials and posted a copy of the couple's marriage license online. The 36-year-old actress...

 
Mining firms' mishaps prompt City investors' angst

Mining firms' mishaps prompt City investors' angst

The City of London prides itself on being the best place in the world for entrepreneurs to raise money. But is it too easy to raise money here, when much of that money comes from British pensioners and investors? Two high-profile corporate disaster...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

The NHS: distraction therapy

It has been another bleak 24 hours in the NHS. Christine Green, the chief executive of Tameside foundation trust, resigned in the wake of the Guardian's disclosure of long waits, overcrowding and staff shortages. Tameside is one of 14 hospitals being...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Irish MPs vote not to grill Google and Apple bosses over tax

Irish MPs vote not to grill Google and Apple bosses over tax

A US inquiry found that Apple booked two-thirds of its $34bn (£22.3bn) global profits in 2011 in companies registered in Cork. Photograph: maxim.photoshelter.com/Alamy An Irish parliamentary committee has voted down calls for multinational companies...

 
Thistly Cross cider to be sold in 77 Tesco stores

Thistly Cross cider to be sold in 77 Tesco stores

ARTISAN cider maker Thistly Cross has won a contract to supply its drinks to 77 Tesco supermarkets in Scotland and is preparing to expand into the Canadian and Russian markets. The Dunbar-based business – which already sells its produce in Morrisons,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Sleeper can take HS2 strain for less

Comment: Sleeper can take HS2 strain for less

ALL this talk about HS2 is diverting attention from badly-needed investment in a somewhat overlooked and undervalued means of long-distance travel: the Caledonian Sleeper. Its biggest advantage is that it makes the most of a short visit to London,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Nicole Farhi goes into administration

Nicole Farhi goes into administration

LUXURY fashion and homeware retailer Nicole Farhi fell into administration yesterday while part of furniture chain Dwell was rescued by its founder saving 150 jobs. The collapse of the designer brand group, founded by Farhi in 1982 with her...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Domino’s hails rise in online sales

Domino’s hails rise in online sales

Sales growth at Domino's Pizza has accelerated over the past three months as more customers order their takeaways online. The pizza delivery firm yesterday said that UK like-for-like sales rose by 6.4 per cent in the first half of the year, up from...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Rothschild role in RBS split plan

THE Treasury yesterday confirmed the appointment of blue-chip investment bank Rothschild to advise on the potential break-up of Royal Bank of Scotland. Officials said Rothschild would provide financial advice on the case for transferring RBS’s...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Business news: Air Canada | Lloyd’s | Aker

THE only non-stop flight between Edinburgh and Canada was launched yesterday. Air Canada “rouge”, the new leisure carrier created by the country’s largest airline, will fly a Boeing 767-300ER three times a week in high season between Edinburgh and its...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

UK subsea sector shows growth

BRITAIN'S subsea industry is now worth £8.9 billion, representing a 45 per cent share of the £20bn global market. A survey from Subsea UK showed that 16,000 jobs have been created since 2010, bringing the total number supported by the industry to...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Disease control strategy key

Farmers need to adopt more stringent management strategies to control a wasting disease in cattle which is costing them millions of pounds a year. This was the message yesterday from a three-year study led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) into...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Retail software start-up lands first contract

A START-UP company which helps retailers with customers who return items bought online has landed its first major client. Clear Returns, the brainchild of chief exercutive and web analytics expert Vicky Brock, has signed up M&Co to use its...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Cineworld chain grows market share

CINEWORLD is pinning its hopes for Christmas on blockbuster films such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Hunger Games: Catching Fire - starring Jennifer Lawrence - as it tries to match the "phenomenal success" of last year's James...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 


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