News archive from 7 August 2014

Biggin couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Biggin couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Biggin's Tony and Thelma Pegg have certainly put in the extra miles during their 60 years of marriage. The doting couple married 60 years ago last Thursday in Davenham, Northwich, after first meeting at a dance. But it was a love affair of a different...

 
Liz Kendall: Labour would fund NHS by integrating social care and health

Liz Kendall: Labour would fund NHS by integrating social care and health

Liz Kendall, the shadow care minister, says that Ed Balls' announcement places extra pressure on Labour to find money through health reform. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Archive The shadow care minister, Liz Kendall, has said that Labour would fund...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Doncaster prisoner goes missing

Doncaster prisoner goes missing

Police are hunting a prison absconder in Doncaster - the eighth inmate to go missing this summer. John Charles Byrne, 34, was last seen leaving HMP Hatfield on day release on Saturday, August 2, at 8.15am. He did not return at 6.30pm. Byrne is...

 
Thief steals charity box from vet’s in Sheffield

Thief steals charity box from vet’s in Sheffield

A burglar broke into a vet's practice in Sheffield and stole £300 raised for an animal charity. Broomhill Veterinary Practice in Broomhill was raided in the early hours of yesterday. The burglar got away with a charity box containing money raised by...

 
Walgreens buys Boots and targets $1bn of savings

Walgreens buys Boots and targets $1bn of savings

DRUGS STORE giant Walgreens is targeting $1 billion (£594 million) of cost cuts after agreeing a deal to become the outright owner of venerable chemist Boots. Insiders insisted last night that no job cuts were planned among the UK staff at Alliance...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
New car sales cruise towards best year since 2004

New car sales cruise towards best year since 2004

NEW CAR sales are on track for their best year since 2004 after UK dealers hit the accelerator pedal last month. Industry leaders yesterday expressed surprise at news of a sharp rise in registrations north of the Border, where a record outcome for the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
IndigoVision boosted by sporting events

IndigoVision boosted by sporting events

A SUMMER of sport helped IndigoVision increase sales during the year to the end of July, but rising costs and adverse exchange rates curbed the corresponding boost to profits. In its trading update for the fourth quarter, the video security specialist...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Man: (n) hunter, gatherer, luxury goods consumer

Man: (n) hunter, gatherer, luxury goods consumer

IT is received wisdom that women splash their cash on shoes and handbags while their male partners tut disapprovingly at the credit-card statement. But now a new poll has claimed men are spending far more on luxury goods than their female...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Boris Johnson declares intention to become MP

LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson has declared his intention to stand for parliament at next year's general election, finally putting an end to months of speculation about his ambitions for a return to Westminster. Prime Minister David Cameron was quick to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Concern over salt levels in cheese

Cheese is unnecessarily loaded with salt, campaigners have said after new research found that the majority of cheese sold in Britain has a high salt content. Researchers found that halloumi and imported blue cheese have the highest amount of salt...

 
Bill Jamieson: Salmond is ahead in the long game

Bill Jamieson: Salmond is ahead in the long game

CHANGE can never come quickly enough for those who champion it. And our rush to pronounce instant winners and losers in the battles it ignites is long ingrained. But the longer verdict of history is rarely so easily determined. The popular verdict on...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Plan B or not Plan B: Salmond rejects the question

Plan B or not Plan B: Salmond rejects the question

ALEX SALMOND has attempted to defend his performance in STV's televised debate as the No campaign sought to capitalise on his refusal to outline a currency Plan B. With Better Together claiming that Alistair Darling had demolished the SNP’s key...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

ECB set to hold fire on rates, eyes risks from Ukraine conflict

The ECB cut interest rates to record lows in June, became the first major central bank to charge banks for holding their deposits overnight and launched a new ultra-cheap, four-year loan programme, dubbed TLTROs, to be rolled out later this year....

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 

Fox reports higher profit, insists no deals in the works

"This is our resolute decision," Murdoch said. "While we remain opportunistic and nimble, we are a strategically complete company and have a clear sense of where we are going." Fox has no plans to pursue another content company as...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 
Dieting may make you healthier, but not happier

Dieting may make you healthier, but not happier

Successful dieters may be less likely to have a heart attack - but they are not as happy. More than half of those trying to lose weight risk being left miserable, despite reaping the health benefits of slimming down, a University College London (UCL)...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 


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