News archive from 4 December 2014

‘Incredible’ Tour de France boosts Yorkshire and brings UK economy £130million

‘Incredible’ Tour de France boosts Yorkshire and brings UK economy £130million

The Tour de France Grand Depart has boosted the UK economy by an estimated £130million, it has been revealed today. A report published by race organisers has signalled that Yorkshire has benefitted to the tune of £102m after the region hosted two of...

 
Home-buyers and commuters backed as Chancellor sets sail

Home-buyers and commuters backed as Chancellor sets sail

THE Chancellor has backed home buyers and northern commuters in a decidedly political autumn statement which saw the Government set sail for next year's election campaign. In his Autumn Statement George Osborne announced a cut in Stamp Duty which will...

 
McCoist: I'm still not walking away despite historic defeat by part-timers

McCoist: I'm still not walking away despite historic defeat by part-timers

The part-time Wasps stormed back from two goals down with just 17 minutes remaining to sting the Glasgow giants and clinch a Petrofac Training Cup final slot with their incredible 3-2 win. Goals from Kenny Miller and Dean Shiels should have been...

The Herald, 00:05 in Sport
 
EWM plans extra jobs on back of surge in profits

EWM plans extra jobs on back of surge in profits

FASHION and textiles retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group plans to open 76 stores over the coming year, creating more than 1,000 jobs, following a strong financial performance last year. The announcement came on the back of record profits at the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Why umpires need protection as much as batsmen

Cricket??s worst week has provided scope for much soul-searching but, in terms of seeking ways of making the sport safer, the death of Oscar Hillel perhaps requires more of a reaction than that of Phil Hughes.Loading article content That is not in any...

The Herald, 00:05 in Sport
 
Comment: Multinational tax puts in much–needed reboot

Comment: Multinational tax puts in much–needed reboot

George Osborne was never going to go wrong in announcing moves to take more money off Machiavellian multinationals and the

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Richard Glynn to step down as Ladbrokes chief

Richard Glynn to step down as Ladbrokes chief

Ladbrokes is to kick off the hunt for a new chief executive after announcing that Richard Glynn, who had been under pressure amid tumbling profits, is to step down next year. The bookmaker, which operates more than 2,200 betting shops across the UK,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Life's Tweet for Man City stars after Sunderland win

Life's Tweet for Man City stars after Sunderland win

Manchester City's powerful form continued with the 4-1 win over Sunderland - and the players took to Twitter to celebrate. Dad-to-be Pablo Zabaleta tweeted: "Thanks everyone for the lovely messages!" Midfielder Yaya Toure added: "Very...

 
Lowe hunts for deals to help fly the Saltire

Lowe hunts for deals to help fly the Saltire

Boutique leisure operator

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Edinburgh council cash woes worse than thought

Edinburgh council cash woes worse than thought

Edinburgh City Council must make "substantial improvements" to help meet demand for services and achieve necessary savings, a report has found. The Audit Scotland report said the local authority faces having to find £138 million in savings...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

Barry Hearn says SPFL mired by 'too much self-pity'

The promoter was a speaker at the SFA's inaugural convention and delivered his scathing assessment less than a day after an Inverness v St Mirren Scottish Cup replay drew just 1,326 fans. The former Leyton Orient chairman, left, later made some...

 

Terry Butcher set for sensational return to Motherwell

The former England international, 55, has been heavily backed over the last 24 hours for a second stint at Fir Park. That has seen his odds slashed, with most bookmakers putting him among the favourites to succeed Stuart McCall. Butcher, above, first...

 

Hearts and Celtic in war of words over Hoops hooligans

Jambos majority shareholder Ann Budge claimed supporters left a trail of destruction following their team's 4-0 Scottish Cup win. She said: “I was appalled at the vandalism carried out by visiting supporters on Sunday.” But Celtic striker Anthony...

 
Crimestoppers asks for calls on drink drivers in South Yorkshire

Crimestoppers asks for calls on drink drivers in South Yorkshire

Crimestoppers received 130 calls about drink drivers in South Yorkshire last year and is urging people to call over the festive season. The charity said tip-offs about drink drivers account for more calls than any other crime apart from drugs. South...

 
Australia's dreadful GDP figures – six things you need to know

Australia's dreadful GDP figures – six things you need to know

Well, what a dreadful set of numbers. The September quarter GDP figures released on Wednesday unfortunately confirmed other economic data that shows Australia’s economy is growing at barely walking pace. Let’s break down the figures and to see if...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 


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