News archive from 6 March 2014

Tiger admits back pain has him fearing future ahead of Doral return (and unguarded Rory cracks another joke...

Tiger Woods admitted for the first time on Wednesday he was worried about his long-term future. Rory McIlroy came up with a risque joke about England’s football team that will no doubt leave a few over-sensitive souls feeling outraged. Some preview...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
Bill Jamierson: West’s retort to Russia a shambles

Bill Jamierson: West’s retort to Russia a shambles

The military stand-off in Ukraine has highlighted major flaws in the UK's foreign policy, writes Bill Jamieson I hope I am wrong with what I am about to write. It’s not unknown. But watching the UK’s response – and that of Western countries generally...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
UK to import 70% of energy by 2020: Centrica boss

UK to import 70% of energy by 2020: Centrica boss

BRITAIN will rely on imports for 70 per cent of its gas needs by 2020 and security of supply risks becoming the "forgotten priority" of European energy policy, the boss of Scottish Gas parent Centrica has warned. Sam Laidlaw told an...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Banks pay out £482m for mis-sold rate swaps

Banks pay out £482m for mis-sold rate swaps

Britain's biggest banks have now paid out £482 million in compensation to small firms that were mis-sold complex interest rate hedging products, according to the City regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said lenders were on track to meet...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Buoyant Legal & General targets £15bn UK investment

Buoyant Legal & General targets £15bn UK investment

The group has already invested £3billion in education, health and transport projects and said it hoped to increase that to up to £15billion over the next three to five years. It is targeting projects such as rail improvements in northern England and...

 
2014 World Book Day celebrated across Leeds

2014 World Book Day celebrated across Leeds

READERS across Leeds were today celebrating their love of literature. Youngsters were dressing up as their favourite book character, with many turning up for school in fancy dress. Book swaps were due to be held, competitions, reading workshops and...

 
Services sector expansion boosts expectations

Services sector expansion boosts expectations

The UK economy is set for another "robust" quarter after the dominant services sector defied the floods to report more strong growth in February. Growth has now been recorded for 14 months and the latest rise in output was supported by a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Underperforming? Must be time for a bonus

Underperforming? Must be time for a bonus

AS THE incoming chief executive of Barclays, Antony Jenkins at least made an attempt at restoring faith in the banking system by pledging to tackle the culture of greed and recklessness. Sadly, his defence yesterday of the bonuses he has agreed to pay...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

View from the front line where scars run deep

JOHN Mann tells a terrific story of a day on the campaign trail during his bid to become the new MP for Bassetlaw in 2001. “Someone pointed out two people to me walking on the other side of the road – two elderly people, brothers,” he recalls. “They...

 
Edinburgh University retains world class status

Edinburgh University retains world class status

EDINBURGH University remains Scotland's sole representative on a list of the world's most prestigious higher education institutions. The university held its 46th position in the top 100 of World Reputation Rankings, with the upper reaches of the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Learning
 
Geneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?

Geneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?

The Porsche Panamera S is quite a car. Sleek, powerful and aerodynamic, it's capable of 167mph. But that's not all. The version on display here in Geneva is also able to travel for about 20 miles on nothing but battery power. It is, of course, a...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Age UK sounds alarm over cuts to care for older people

Age UK sounds alarm over cuts to care for older people

Age UK laments the 'distressing human cost' of loneliness, isolation and upset. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Alamy About 168,000 older people have stopped receiving help with essential tasks such as eating, washing and getting dressed as a result...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Women with advanced cervical cancer in England to get Avastin

Women with advanced cervical cancer in England to get Avastin

Cervical pap smear showing sign of cervical cancer. Avastin is already used to treat advanced forms of breast, lung, bowel, ovarian and kidney cancer. Photograph: Tony Stone Women in England who are dying of cervical cancer are to receive a drug that...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Tunisia's entrepreneurs call for pro-business reforms

Tunisia's entrepreneurs call for pro-business reforms

Three years ago thousands of Tunisians protested on the streets, demanding, among other things, more economic opportunity. The protests led to the departure of the country's former ruler, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and sparked the wider Arab...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Vince Cable tells teachers: you know nothing about world of work

Vince Cable tells teachers: you know nothing about world of work

Vince Cable complained about teachers' lack of knowledge about the workplace. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Rowena Mason, political correspondent Liberal Democrat The business secretary Vince Cable has provoked teachers' ire by saying they know...

Guardian, 00:19 in Learning
 


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