News archive from 5 May 2014

Maguire family consoled by support

The family of murdered teacher Ann Maguire and all those affected by her death have been consoled by the kindness of people around them and around the world, a congregation was told today. Deacon Sean Quigley included the family of the 15-year-old boy...

 

Maguire family consoled by support

The family of murdered teacher Ann Maguire and all those affected by her death have been consoled by the kindness of people around them and around the world, a congregation was told today. Deacon Sean Quigley included the family of the 15-year-old boy...

 
‘Vampire blood cure’ for ageing

‘Vampire blood cure’ for ageing

IT SOUNDS like the stuff of vampire films, but scientists have shown that an infusion of young blood can reverse signs of ageing. Although the ghoulish experiment was conducted on laboratory mice, the next step could involve a study of elderly...

 
Sunk South Korean ferry was ‘routinely overloaded’

Sunk South Korean ferry was ‘routinely overloaded’

The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips - nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo - in the 13 months before it sank, according to documents. And it may have been more overloaded than ever on its final journey. The...

 
Ukraine: Pro-Russian activists freed

Ukraine: Pro-Russian activists freed

Pro-Russian militants stormed a police station in Odessa yesterday and freed nearly 70 fellow activists as the Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk blamed police corruption in the city for dozens of deaths during rioting on Friday. “Russians...

 
Day of mourning as aid reaches landslide survivors

Day of mourning as aid reaches landslide survivors

As Afghans observed a day of mourning yesterday for the hundreds of people killed in a horrific landslide, authorities tried to help the 700 families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through their village. The threat of more landslides in...

 
Obama jokes at Putin’s expense in speech

Obama jokes at Putin’s expense in speech

President Barack Obama joked about Russian president Vladimir Putin and issues closer to home as he gave a speech to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The annual tradition has the president mocking others and himself as celebrities...

 
Scots accountant behind Pfizer’s £63bn takeover

Scots accountant behind Pfizer’s £63bn takeover

BALDING and bespectacled, he looks like a perfectly ordinary middle grade accountant. But Ian Read is spearheading the biggest foreign takeover of a British company yet – Pfizer’s £63 billion bid for pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca. For the past 36...

 
House of Fraser plots expansion into Russia

House of Fraser plots expansion into Russia

House of Fraser is to expand into Russia under plans revealed by the Chinese tycoon behind the department store's recent takeover. Yuan Yafei, chairman of Sanpower, said he would open four franchise stores in Russia and two in Abu Dhabi over the next...

 
4,000 new headstones for fallen of D-Day

4,000 new headstones for fallen of D-Day

Work to replace thousands of headstones for British servicemen who died in the Normandy landings has been completed as part of preparations for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The last of more than 4,000 headstones have been re-laid at the...

 

Elena Baltacha Dies Of Liver Cancer

Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer at the age of 30, her family says. More follows...

 
Myners to call for overhaul of board at Co-op

Myners to call for overhaul of board at Co-op

Lord Myners is this week expected to call for the Co-operative to adopt a slimmed-down, plc-style management body, ushering in sweeping changes to the group's complex structure. The former City minister’s long-awaited proposals will come a week after...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Contracts to push CIS to £100m

Contracts to push CIS to £100m

Craig International Supplies (CIS) is forecasting a doubling of turnover to £100 million on the back of contract wins in Europe and North America. The business, part of the wider Craig Group energy services and shipping empire, will unveil a major...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Apprentice health checking could save Scottish economy £30m

Apprentice health checking could save Scottish economy £30m

Tackling work-related ill- health among construction apprentices could save the Scottish economy more than £30 million over the next decade, research today suggests. Constructing Better Health Scotland (CBH Scotland) is calling for baseline health...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Invesco fine | Bond funds

Comment: Invesco fine | Bond funds

Last week brought news that Invesco Perpetual, the UK's 
largest retail fund group, has been fined £18.6 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for risk control failings. Both the news, and the complacent reaction to it, have...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 


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