News archive from 5 August 2014

Surrogate says parents did know about Down’s boy

Surrogate says parents did know about Down’s boy

THE Australian parents and the Thai surrogate mother of a baby who has Down's syndrome have given conflicting accounts of how he was left behind. Pattharamon Chanbua, a 21-year-old food vendor in Thailand’s seaside town of Sri Rach, was paid by the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
More must be done to cut unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, say experts

More must be done to cut unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, say experts

Dr Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said doctors face 'enormous pressure' to prescribe antibiotics unecessarily. Photograph: Martin Godwin More must be done to curb unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics, experts said after a study...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
HSBC claims regulatory zeal has bankers scared

HSBC claims regulatory zeal has bankers scared

HSBC warned yesterday that regulatory zeal to punish wrongdoing was frightening its staff from taking reasonable business risk on lending, as the group unveiled a slide in profits. Douglas Flint, the banking giant’s Scots-born chairman, said the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Focus of remembrance for millions round the globe

Focus of remembrance for millions round the globe

THEY came to remember, bearing words and silence, red poppies and flickering candlelight. The beginning of the First World War a century ago was marked across Britain yesterday, with the main service of commemoration at Glasgow Cathedral and a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
COMMENT: HSBC in order | Export slow lane

COMMENT: HSBC in order | Export slow lane

OF THE big four British banks, HSBC has most retained its basic "universal" banking model in the face of the sector's reputational shockwaves and a regulatory confetti storm. The 12 per cent fall in interim profits and extra $234 million...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Pack report calls for new advisory board

Pack report calls for new advisory board

A REPORT set up to reduce the level of red tape and regulation in the farming industry has suggested a new advisory board should be set up to help remove duplication arising from dealing with different agencies. But the ambitious proposal to establish...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Do you know these people?

Do you know these people?

Can you put names to these faces? These CCTV images have been released by 
Calderdale Police of people they want to speak to. CD076 is sought over a serious offence on Sunday, June 29. CD077 relates to an assault on Saturday, July 19. CD078...

 
Do you know these people?

Do you know these people?

Can you put names to these faces? These CCTV images have been released by 
Calderdale Police of people they want to speak to. CD076 is sought over a serious offence on Sunday, June 29. CD077 relates to an assault on Saturday, July 19. CD078...

 
Do you know these people?

Do you know these people?

Can you put names to these faces? These CCTV images have been released by 
Calderdale Police of people they want to speak to. CD076 is sought over a serious offence on Sunday, June 29. CD077 relates to an assault on Saturday, July 19. CD078...

 
Satellite set to get close to comet for first time

Satellite set to get close to comet for first time

LIKENED in shape to a giant rubber duck speeding towards the Sun at 34,000mph, Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko has journeyed alone for 4.6 billion years. Tomorrow, it will get a companion as a small, boxy spacecraft becomes the first to enter a...

 
Co-op ends farms business with £249m Wellcome deal

Co-op ends farms business with £249m Wellcome deal

EMBATTLED mutual Co-operative Group has ended more than a century of crop-growing tradition by agreeing 
to sell its farms business for £249 million. The disposal, to the health-focused Wellcome Trust charitable foundation, comes just weeks...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Bank of England’s former head economist Dale quits

Bank of England’s former head economist Dale quits

THE BANK of England's head of financial stability, Spencer Dale, has quit the central bank after 25 years to take up a post as chief economist with oil giant BP. His departure comes just months after he lost his old job as chief economist and his seat...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
BAML dropped by Weir amid conflict of interest

BAML dropped by Weir amid conflict of interest

WEIR GROUP has ditched joint corporate broker Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) after the investment bank's appointment by a rival engineer sparked a "conflict of interest". The Glasgow-based group said it had terminated its deal with...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Do you know these people?

Do you know these people?

Can you put names to these faces? These CCTV images have been released by 
Calderdale Police of people they want to speak to. CD076 is sought over a serious offence on Sunday, June 29. CD077 relates to an assault on Saturday, July 19. CD078...

 

Katie Price has fifth child early

Former glamour model Katie Price has given birth to her fifth child, her publicists have confirmed. The 36-year-old gave birth to a baby girl two weeks early this afternoon, despite booking into a private hospital for a planned C-section on August 15,...

 


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