News archive from 6 March 2013

David Nicholson and the NHS: a tankie under fire

There are two things you need to know about David Nicholson, runs the health service quip about the NHS chief executive. He used to be in the Communist party – and he was not on the moderate wing. Mr Nicholson retains many of the traits of a tankie –...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Freezing temperatures lift Npower

Freezing temperatures lift Npower

Energy supplier Npower has unveiled soaring profits after last year's colder weather forced customers to fire up the heating. The company, which courted public and political anger with a 9 per cent increase in energy tariffs in November, said profits...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Gilbert attacks governments over investing

Gilbert attacks governments over investing

The head of one of Scotland's largest companies yesterday accused governments of adding to the problem of short- termism among investors. Martin Gilbert, co-founder and chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, said that as a “buy-and-hold”...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Mother fights to reopen case of brain-damaged baby

Mother fights to reopen case of brain-damaged baby

Andrea Duggan at home with her son, Vinny, who suffered brain damage after mistakes were made during his birth at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian NHS blunders left her newborn baby seriously brain damaged,...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Keiller wants cohesion as Wood unveils profit hike

Keiller wants cohesion as Wood unveils profit hike

Wood Group chief executive Bob Keiller outlined his plans for a more "joined up" company yesterday as he reported a 35 per cent jump in profits in his first annual results at the helm of the energy services giant. The Aberdeen-based firm...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

FSA admits it was too slow to spot Libor fixing

THE Financial Services Authority (FSA) has admitted that it was too slow to spot that banks were tampering with Libor - but stopped short of branding its mistake as a "major regulatory failure". Following an internal inquiry, the watchdog...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Standard record continues despite regulatory burden

ASIA-focused bank Standard Chartered yesterday posted its tenth consecutive year of record profits but warned that extra regulations were costing it $500 million (£330m) a year. Profits edged up by 1 per cent to $6.9 billion and the lender 
expects a...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Banks show ‘bias’ against builders, says FMB

A QUARTER of small building firms have missed out on contracts because they say they cannot secure funding. Banks and building societies are “actively discriminating” against construction companies, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned....

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Marriott opens ‘Ikea’ hotels

Hotel operator Marriott has teamed up with Ikea's commercial property arm to launch a European hotel chain designed to attract younger travellers seeking style on a budget. The first Moxy hotel is expected to open in Milan early next year and Marriott...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Bolton 1 Blackburn 0: Eagles leaves it late to secure victory for Freedman's men

Chris Eagles answered his critics in the best possible style as his last-gasp winner catapulted Bolton to the fringe of the promotion race.The winger has been a target for terrace detractors in recent weeks following a dip in form but he emerged from...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Huddersfield 2 Middlesbrough 1: Ward's late show completes dramatic comeback

Substitute Danny Ward scored a dramatic late winner for Huddersfield to complete a remarkable comeback in a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough on a misty night at the John Smith's Stadium.The Terriers dominated possession for large parts of the match, but...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Birmingham 1 Blackpool 1: Broadfoot nets first goal of Ince's reign in dull draw

Blackpool scored their first goal under boss Paul Ince to come from behind and share a point with Birmingham in the battle for npower Championship survival. The Seasiders had endured a narrow defeat and two goalless draws since Ince took charge last...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Peterborough 2 Charlton 2: Bostwick secures point for Posh in London Road thriller

Peterborough were forced to share the spoils as they failed to make it out of the npower Championship's bottom three, but nevertheless played a full part in a classic encounter against away-day specialists Charlton.Danny Swanson had given the home...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Millwall 0 Wolves 2: Ebanks-Blake stunner earns Saunders long-awaited first win

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's stunning overhead kick helped Wolves to victory against Millwall as Dean Saunders celebrated his first win since taking charge at the club.The Molineux outfit's winless run had stretched to 12 games, with Saunders being in charge...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Bristol City 0 Brighton 0: O'Driscoll's basement boys earn second goalless draw in four days

Bristol City drew 0-0 for the second time in four days to leave Sean O'Driscoll's side three points from safety at the foot of the npower Championship.The Ashton Gate crowd, who are yet to see their side lose at home under the former Nottingham Forest...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 


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