News archive from 7 December 2012

I'VE HAD MY CHIPS, SAYS JESSICA ENNIS

I'VE HAD MY CHIPS, SAYS JESSICA ENNIS

The gold medal-winning heptathlete, 26, says she felt under pressure to be seen to be eating healthily. Jess is pictured on tonight's Graham Norton Show on BBC1, in which she says: “I went to get fish and chips but there was a poster of me. I couldn't...

 
BRIAN CONLEY'S ALL SMILES TO BE OUT OF TV JUNGLE

BRIAN CONLEY'S ALL SMILES TO BE OUT OF TV JUNGLE

The comedian was forced to leave the ITV1 reality show jungle last month for “medical reasons” after he stopped taking the anti-depressants he had been on for 15 years. He explained shortly afterwards: “They said if I did not comply with these...

 
ZERO DARK THIRTY LANDS NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW'S BEST FILM

ZERO DARK THIRTY LANDS NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW'S BEST FILM

The action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden also earned Bigelow a Best Director trophy, and her leading lady, Jessica Chastain, was handed the Best Actress honour. Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper was the surprise Best Actor...

 
Starbucks caves in to ‘moral outrage’ with vow to pay £20m tax

Starbucks caves in to ‘moral outrage’ with vow to pay £20m tax

COFFEE giant Starbucks said it expects to pay "somewhere in the range of £10 million" in UK corporation tax for each of the next two years. • The business will not claim tax deductions for royalties or payments related to intercompany...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

No women bishops till at least 2015, warns MP

Women cannot hope to 
become bishops until 2015 at the earliest, the MP who represents the Church of England in the House of Commons has said. Sir Tony Baldry, Second Church Estates Commissioner, said that even if the Church of England...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Case study: ‘It had made me realise that people can trick you with compliments’

Case study: ‘It had made me realise that people can trick you with compliments’

CORRINE Geddes, a fourth-year pupil at John Paul Academy in Glasgow, said the Safer Choices programme had taught her how to protect herself and 
help others who might be targeted by predators on the internet. “It made me realise that while I...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Learning
 

Universities agree deal to boost access

University principals have signed up to an agreement to widen access to applicants from deprived backgrounds. All of Scotland’s 19 universities have committed to opening up more opportunities to students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Learning
 

Primary’s top of the class

A PRIMARY school has received a glowing report. St Matthew’s RC Primary in Rosewell, Midlothian, was inspected by Education Scotland as part of a national sample of primary and nursery education. Inspectors identified key strengths at the school,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Learning
 
Breast ops saga goes on

Breast ops saga goes on

By Richard Vernalls, @rvernallsWN #worcsnews ONE of the firms at the centre of the faulty breast implants scandal has gone into administration – but legal claims against the company will continue, say campaigners. We previously reported how...

 

Multi-national project to grow wheat crops

An AMBITIOUS multi-national research project aimed at bumping up wheat yields by 50 per cent in the next 20 years has been launched in Mexico City this week. It principally involves scientists from the UK, USA and Mexico but includes research workers...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Clear picture of bad weather’s legacy

Farm minister Richard Lochhead forgot to take his wellies yesterday on a farm visit to NFU Scotland members William and Anna Thomson, at Wheatrig, Longniddry, - preventing him from seeing the effects of the past six months of extreme weather on this...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Low-emission cars help drive sales up

New cars continued to roll out of Scottish showrooms last month, with strong demand for low-emission models helping to fuel double-digit growth. There was an 11.9 per cent year-on-year jump in registrations in November, according to industry figures...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
New Plexus factory creates 130 jobs in West Lothian

New Plexus factory creates 130 jobs in West Lothian

A US electronics company is creating 130 jobs after announcing plans for a second Scottish factory in a £9 million expansion. Plexus is moving its Livingston 
design centre to larger premises at Bathgate where it will also open a manufacturing...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
LAZIO THROUGH AS WINNERS

LAZIO THROUGH AS WINNERS

Libor Kozak and Stefan Radu also scored for the visitors before Marcos Tavares hit a late consolation. Basle grabbed the goalless draw they needed in Genk to progress along with the Belgians from Group G. Videoton's match at Sporting Lisbon was...

 
PROSPECT DISMAYED BY MIKEL BAN LENGTH

PROSPECT DISMAYED BY MIKEL BAN LENGTH

A Football Association independent regulatory commission on Thursday handed down Mikel's ban, which included a £60,000 fine, after the Chelsea midfielder admitted the charge. In a statement the FA revealed the sanction would have been...

 


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