News archive from 6 August 2014

George Kerevan: Devolution just an empty promise

George Kerevan: Devolution just an empty promise

IT IS no great surprise that only hours before the Salmond-Darling television debate, the leaders of the three main unionist parties at Westminster published a joint declaration promising - or seeming to promise - more powers for the Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
comment: A selective approach to moral indignation

comment: A selective approach to moral indignation

Lady Warsi, minister of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, former chairman of the Conservative Party, and Britain's first female Muslim cabinet minister, has resigned in opposition to the government's policy on Israel's invasion of Gaza....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish independence essay: Say No to colony myth

Scottish independence essay: Say No to colony myth

SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS increasingly paint the Union between Scotland and England as a colonial relationship. Independence for Scotland is equated - somewhat insensitively, as we shall see - with the freedoms won by former colonies of European empires....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Workplace pensions boost for Standard Life

Workplace pensions boost for Standard Life

Standard Life has predicted that it will add more than 300,000 customers this year amid strong demand for its workplace pension schemes. Rules forcing employers to provide pension plans for their staff saw the group win 173,000 “auto-enrolment” savers...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Retailers enjoy Commonwealth feelgood factor

Retailers enjoy Commonwealth feelgood factor

FOOTFALL figures soared across Scotland during the Commonwealth Games as retailers received a significant boost from the event, figures out today showed. According to data compiled by retail intelligence firm Springboard, footfall in Glasgow’s...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Aggreko gets a buzz from home Games

Aggreko gets a buzz from home Games

GENERATORS firm Aggreko got a boost from the Commonwealth Games in its home city, but the strong pound means UK investors will see lower returns from its global business. The FTSE 100 listed group, which employs a tenth of its 5,750-strong workforce...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Evans Halshaw owner nearly doubles its earnings

Evans Halshaw owner nearly doubles its earnings

BRITAIN'S biggest listed car dealer, Pendragon, saw its profits drive ahead 98.8 per cent in the first half of the year with increased online visits helping push up used and new car sales. The company said eight million people visited its website in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Aspirin could dramatically cut cancer risk, according to biggest study yet

Aspirin could dramatically cut cancer risk, according to biggest study yet

Doctors warn that before aspirin can be used to prevent cancer, there are questions over dosage and who is likely to have side-effects. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Upmarket hotel group Town House sees strong growth

Upmarket hotel group Town House sees strong growth

THE Town House Company, owner of upmarket hotels The Bonham in Edinburgh and Blythswood Square in Glasgow, saw strong growth in sales and profits last year and is eyeing further progress on the back of major events, including the Ryder Cup. The group...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Mark Hollinshead leaves newspapers for events firm

Mark Hollinshead leaves newspapers for events firm

NEWSPAPER executive Mark Hollinshead, the former managing director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail in Scotland, is quitting his role at Trinity Mirror to take up the top job at the company behind events including the Great North Run. Hollinshead,...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Sheffield hospital nominated for award

Sheffield hospital nominated for award

The eye clinic of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital has been nominated for a national award by its patients. The clinic’s macular service is in the running for the ‘clinical service of the year’ award as part of the Macular Society’s Awards for...

 

A guide to James Corden, the rumoured new Late Late Show host

James Corden has been tapped to succeed Craig Ferguson on CBS’s Late Late Show. Photograph: Steve Meddle/REX If James Corden assumes the role of The Late Late Show host next year, he will be following in current star Craig Ferguson’s path of a nearly...

 
Burton Road Surgery is saved from closure for a year

Burton Road Surgery is saved from closure for a year

The future of Burton Road Surgery in Lincoln has been secured for a year. NHS England in Lincolnshire has announced the GP surgery will continue to be run by current provider, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, until June 30, 2015. Dr...

 
Rudd suggests SNP energy policy won’t meet needs

Rudd suggests SNP energy policy won’t meet needs

THE UK's new energy minister has suggested an independent Scotland would not be able to "keep the lights on" as she claimed the SNP's policy on renewables would not meet the nation's needs for electricity. Amber Rudd who was appointed to the...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Hot News
 
Water dye to stop swim kids

Water dye to stop swim kids

The water in a Doncaster quarry lake is to be dyed black to deter illegal swimming during hot weather. Extra fencing has also been put up around the disused Skelbrooke Quarry by the landowners to prevent trespassing at the site. FCC Environment is...

 


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