News archive from 7 May 2014

Wood Group PSN to cut contractor rates by 10%

Wood Group PSN to cut contractor rates by 10%

Oil and gas services giant Wood Group is to cut contractors' pay rates by 10 per cent from the start of next month, blaming "cost and resourcing challenges" in the North Sea. The Aberdeen-based firm said its PSN division, which builds and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Rolls-Royce and Weir combine in fracking deal

Rolls-Royce and Weir combine in fracking deal

WEIR Oil & Gas and the Rolls-Royce Power Systems company MTU are joining forces to form a fracking venture that they hope will become a market leader in helping source new supplies of gas. The two British engineering firms plan to combine their...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Swip labelled ‘a disaster’ as Aberdeen profits fall

Swip labelled ‘a disaster’ as Aberdeen profits fall

Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management has rejected analyst claims that its £550 million acquisition of rival Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Swip) will be a "disaster" after posting a fall in first-half profits as clients moved...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Astra: why public interest must be heard

Comment: Astra: why public interest must be heard

PERHAPS it won't be a walkover after all. UK drugs major AstraZeneca has come out with punchy sales forecasts in its attempt to ward off the takeover attentions of Pfizer of the United States. And, although nothing is by any means guaranteed, the UK...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Independence: Risk-takers more likely to vote Yes

Independence: Risk-takers more likely to vote Yes

People who are more willing to take risks are more likely to vote Yes in Scotland's referendum, researchers at Stirling University have found. A paper, published today by Professors David Bell and Liam Delaney, and researcher Michael McGoldrick,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
‘Send best new teachers to worst schools’

‘Send best new teachers to worst schools’

Failing schools should be targeted for direct intervention to tackle the yawning gap between rich and poor in Scotland's classrooms, a new Labour report said. Extra cash and top teachers should be diverted into schools, alongside a national strategy...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Court looks into claimed suicide of former SAS man

Court looks into claimed suicide of former SAS man

A NEW inquest has opened in Zimbabwe into the "suspicious" death of a former Scottish SAS officer after his family urged the authorities to reopen the 
investigation. Glasgow-born Robert Wood, 54, was found dead in the spare room...

 
Thai prime minister faces court bid to oust her

Thai prime minister faces court bid to oust her

THAILAND'S prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has appeared in court in Bangkok charged with abuse of power. The Constitutional Court is expected to issue a ruling today that could remove her from office, raising the possibility that the Thai legal...

 
Moscow in appeal not to tear Ukraine asunder

Moscow in appeal not to tear Ukraine asunder

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine were due to meet in Vienna last night to try to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine that has left an estimated 34 dead in a series of clashes this week between government and separatists forces. Sergei...

 
Monica Lewinsky says it’s time to bury that dress

Monica Lewinsky says it’s time to bury that dress

SHE was the intern whose dalliance with the most powerful man in the world proved the White House was anything but whiter than white. Now, nearly two decades after her notorious tryst with then-president Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky has decided to...

 
Siemens buys Rolls-Royce energy arm for £780m

Siemens buys Rolls-Royce energy arm for £780m

Siemens has unveiled a plan to focus on the growth fields of electrification, automation and digitalisation dubbed 'Vision 2020'. Photograph: Uwe Lein/AP German engineering firm Siemens on Tuesday announced it would buy the energy production arm of...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Michael Moore takes campaign to Eyemouth

Michael Moore takes campaign to Eyemouth

Borders MP Michael Moore debated independence with an audience of nearly 80 people at the Parish Church Hall in Eyemouth. The event was part of The Road to Referendum campaign, which sees Mr Moore holding a series of open public meetings across the...

 
‘Relief’ for Freddie Starr as sex crime case dropped

‘Relief’ for Freddie Starr as sex crime case dropped

Comedian Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted over sex crime allegations after spending 18 months on bail. The 71-year-old was first arrested in November 2012 by detectives from sex-crime inquiry Operation Yewtree, and was rebailed several times. The...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Mighty Mini tops list of iconic British cars

Mighty Mini tops list of iconic British cars

THE humble Mini has been confirmed as the best British car ever built in a new poll out today. The original model, launched 55 years ago, beat other designs like the Jaguar E-type and Range Rover to top the Autocar magazine survey for a second time....

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
MPs demand legal guarantees over jobs in Pfizer deal

MPs demand legal guarantees over jobs in Pfizer deal

MPs have quizzed Vince Cable on how he can be sure promises given by Pfizer would be kept if the company takes over AstraZeneca. Politicians fearful of the outcome of any deal bombarded the Business Secretary in the Commons yesterday with queries...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 


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