News archive from 8 January 2015

Katie Hopkins nominates two boring stars to face first Celebrity Big Brother eviction

But what come next looks set to be the difficult part as Big Brother cursed Katie with kindness, forcing her to be "sweetness and light" after choosing glamour model Chloe Goodman and soul star Alexander O'Neal to face the first eviction in...

 

Celebrity Big Brother: Katie Hopkins, Patsy Kensit and Keith Chegwin among stars on show

Katie Hopkins was the first celebrity to enter the house, to an explosion of Pantomine-style boos, which the columnist seemed to enjoy. "I think its lovely that people get involved," she told host Emma. Before adding, in her typically...

 
Sainsbury’s sales fall in tough Christmas market

Sainsbury’s sales fall in tough Christmas market

SAINSBURY'S revealed same-floorspace sales fell 1.7 per cent in the third-quarter trading period which takes in Christmas, and forecast that consumers would tighten their belts over the next two months "as the credit-card bills arrive". Mike...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Macdonald Hotels profits surge

Macdonald Hotels profits surge

Macdonald Hotels started to reap the rewards of its programme to upgrade its estate last year as profits grew by

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Record year for car sales driven by cost-cutters

Record year for car sales driven by cost-cutters

A DECEMBER leap in new car sales meant Scottish dealerships enjoyed their best year on record in 2014, latest figures show. New car registrations in Scotland totalled 13,230 units last month, up almost 27 per cent on the same month a year earlier,...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Vulnerable Scottish children ‘will go to England’

Vulnerable Scottish children ‘will go to England’

VULNERABLE youngsters risk being sent to England because of an acute shortage of beds in Scotland's secure accommodation network. The Scotsman has learned that a lack of places means teenagers with behavioural difficulties may have to be placed away...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 
English NHS better than Scottish NHS, says Cameron

English NHS better than Scottish NHS, says Cameron

DAVID Cameron has claimed that the NHS in England, for which his government is responsible, is better than the NHS in Scotland amid the worst accident and emergency crisis south of the Border in a decade. In a fiery Prime Minister’s questions...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Tesco escalates the supermarket price wars by cutting prices

Tesco escalates the supermarket price wars by cutting prices

Tesco has fired the latest salvo in the supermarket price war by cutting the cost of some of its best-known products. The under-pressure grocer, which is due to present Christmas sales figures on Thursday, said the move meant average savings of 25% on...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
TRANSFER NEWS: Man Utd Hummels joy, Arsenal DOUBLE deal, £200m Messi twist, Shaqiri shock

TRANSFER NEWS: Man Utd Hummels joy, Arsenal DOUBLE deal, £200m Messi twist, Shaqiri shock

The Gossip Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels favours a move to Manchester United over Arsenal. Reports today suggest United have firmed up their interest in Hummels with a £35m bid but sources in Germany claim that Dortmund have rejected the...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Group’s bid to rescue Sheffield’s Old Town Hall

Group’s bid to rescue Sheffield’s Old Town Hall

A Friends group has been set up with the aim of rescuing Sheffield's iconic Old Town Hall from years of decay. The Friends of the Old Town Hall are campaigning for the Waingate building’s owners to help breathe new life into the landmark, which has...

 
UK firms use scams to avoid paying minimum wage

UK firms use scams to avoid paying minimum wage

Some firms have developed scams to avoid paying the national minimum wage, including charging for uniforms, clocking off cafe workers when there are no customers, and mis-using interns, according to a new report. A study by the TUC found that...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Leeds cinema-goer spotted trying to break into house

Leeds cinema-goer spotted trying to break into house

A cinema goer who was spotted trying to break into homes on the same street as a historic Leeds picture house was arrested after being recognised by members of staff. Anthony Breen was caught targeting homes near to Cottage Road Cinema, Headingley, in...

 
Weather warning for Leeds as vicious storms race in from Atlantic

Weather warning for Leeds as vicious storms race in from Atlantic

People in Leeds were battening down the hatches today as the city braced itself for a pummelling by gale-force winds. Forecasters say two storms sweeping in from the Atlantic could bring gusts of up to 90mph to northern parts of the UK. And although...

 

Samsung Electronics to record first annual profit fall in three years

Samsung said its fourth-quarter operating profit is likely to be 5.2 trillion won (3 billion pounds), beating a mean forecast of 5 trillion won from a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S survey of 44 analysts. The outlook means Samsung's annual profit will...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 
Threat to UK is 'very real' says experts

Threat to UK is 'very real' says experts

They say fanatics favour the gun rampage seen in Paris because weapons are cheap and easy to get hold of. Extremists have been plotting similar attacks since the 2008 Mumbai shootings which claimed 166 lives. Security expert Will Geddes, who founded...

 


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