News archive from 5 June 2013

Jack White pays Temple's tax bill

Musician Jack White has paid a 142,000 dollar back tax bill for Detroit's historic Masonic Temple. The move prevents a threatened auction of the famed venue where The Who and the Rolling Stones once played. Last Thursday, a then-anonymous donor paid...

 

Blackbirds living in cities ‘less robust’

CITY slickers have long been known to have shorter lifespans in general than people who enjoy the health benefits of living in the countryside. And new Scottish research has found birds that live in cities may also fall off their perches sooner than...

 
Brian Wilson: Renewables a powerful force for good

Brian Wilson: Renewables a powerful force for good

There are golden opportunities for Scotland, if we would only look at the bigger picture, writes Brian Wilson Amid the endless arguments about wind farms, it is tempting to forget the higher rationale that lies behind the movement towards renewable...

 
Scotland’s NHS spending more on private healthcare

Scotland’s NHS spending more on private healthcare

SPENDING on private healthcare by Scotland's NHS has risen dramatically since the health service's waiting time scandal emerged, newly released figures have revealed. The amount of NHS funds spent on private treatment for patients rose by nearly 60...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
Indigenous Australian death rates still high despite 'close the gap' project

Indigenous Australian death rates still high despite 'close the gap' project

Indigenous Australians watch TV in Utopia, Australia, where the population were found to have better health than other communities in 2006. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images AsiaPac Indigenous Australians are still more likely to die than...

 
Food price inflation falls as discounts begin to bite

Food price inflation falls as discounts begin to bite

Food price inflation has slowed to its lowest level in almost three years as retailers lure in cash-strapped shoppers with promotions and vouchers. Prices rose by 2.4 per cent in May on a year earlier, down from 2.9 per cent inflation in April and the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Lloyds chairman and chief executive to face MPs

Lloyds chairman and chief executive to face MPs

LLOYDS Banking Group executives are set to be grilled by a committee of MPs over the failure of its £750 million deal to sell hundreds of its branches to the Co-operative Bank. Outgoing chairman Sir Win Bischoff and chief executive Antonio...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
New Look revamp as fashion chain posts profit

New Look revamp as fashion chain posts profit

FASHION chain New Look will spend the next three years revamping hundreds of stores after it improved margins and returned to the black with a slim full-year profit. The retailer, which is owned by two private equity firms and founder Tom Singh, said...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

AAM investment boss nets £6.4m

Anne Richards, the chief investment officer of Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM), has sold £6.4 million of shares in the fund manager. The firm said Richards, who was joint managing partner at Edinburgh Fund Managers when it was acquired by AAM in 2003,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Bosses say ditch foreign aid and focus on growth

Business chiefs want to see social security and foreign aid budgets slashed to pay for a programme of capital investment to boost Britain's flagging economy. A major survey published today suggests that firms favour a reallocation of resources away...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
MOURINHO MOVES FOR DZEKO

MOURINHO MOVES FOR DZEKO

JOSE MOURINHO has made Edin Dzeko his No.1 transfer target at Chelsea – and has a plan to get him there. The new Blues manager has wasted no time in identifying the main striker he wants as he begins his second reign at Stamford Bridge. Manchester...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
ANDROS TOWNSEND ESCAPES BAN

ANDROS TOWNSEND ESCAPES BAN

TOTTENHAM winger Andros Townsend has been fined £18,000 for gambling offences – but will not miss a single Premier League game. The FA last night hit the 21-year-old with a four-match ban for breaching strict betting regulations. But his ban is...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

$900m rig deal sealed by KCA

KCA DEUTAG, the drilling and engineering contractor with an operational base in Aberdeen, has won a $900 million (£588m) contract from oil giant Statoil to run and maintain two big new rigs for the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Dart Energy appeals to Holyrood over gas field

THE company behind plans to drill for gas in the Forth valley is to appeal directly to the Scottish Government after a local council missed a deadline on deciding whether it can go ahead. Falkirk Council was given a four-month extension to consider...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
ROBERTO MARTINEZ SET TO RAID WIGAN FOR JAMES MCCARTHY AND CALLUM MCMANAMAN

ROBERTO MARTINEZ SET TO RAID WIGAN FOR JAMES MCCARTHY AND CALLUM MCMANAMAN

ROBERTO MARTINEZ has been given the green light to sign James McCarthy and Callum McManaman when he finally joins Everton – but only if the price is right. Martinez is on the verge of officially being announced as successor at Goodison Park to David...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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