News archive from 8 June 2014

Bill Jamieson: Sterling kills Scots manufacturers

Bill Jamieson: Sterling kills Scots manufacturers

OVER the past two years, I feel as if I have fallen into a deep and sustained hypnosis, writes Bill Jamieson Indeed, most of Scotland seems to be under a hypnotic spell. It will last until 19 September. Then we will hear a loud snap of the fingers,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
ResDiary sets sights on US after web deal

ResDiary sets sights on US after web deal

ONLINE restaurant booking system provider ResDiary has gained a foothold in the US market with a partnership deal that is expected to open doors across America. The Glasgow-based firm has also got its feet under the table in Brazil, Denmark, Malta and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Has Tesco chief reached the end of his shelf life?

Has Tesco chief reached the end of his shelf life?

TO RISE from humble shelf-stacker to chief executive of one of the biggest retailers in the world over four decades has something of the fairy-tale about it. But there was nothing magical about the grim message Tesco boss Phil Clarke had for investors...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Firms that exploit PPI scandal ‘go scot-free’

Firms that exploit PPI scandal ‘go scot-free’

HOLYROOD has been accused of dragging its heels in protecting people north of the Border from claims handling firms which are making billions out of the PPI scandal. The Scottish Government last week said that it would consider regulating claims...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Kristy Dorsey: World Cup is open goal for busines

Kristy Dorsey: World Cup is open goal for busines

NOT that football aficionados need reminding, but those with a more passing interest in the beautiful game might be temporarily caught off guard on Thursday when the World Cup kicks off in Sao Paulo with hosts Brazil taking on Croatia, writes Kristy...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

UK financial watchdog seeks to fine ex-Deutsche Bank trader - reports

Bloomberg said the potential fine could be around 10 million pounds, which would make it the largest ever penalty the FCA has imposed on an individual. A lawyer for Bittar, who left Deutsche Bank in 2011 and now works for hedge fund BlueCrest Capital...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 
Tom Kitchin: Haddock and chips | Stout Float

Tom Kitchin: Haddock and chips | Stout Float

MY BOYS are still too young to make a Father's Day meal for me, so until they're a little older, I'll be the one cooking a special meal for my own dad. Mind you, our eldest boys are always keen to lend a helping hand in the kitchen, so I’m sure there...

 
John Reid accuse of politicising D-Day for No vote

John Reid accuse of politicising D-Day for No vote

JOHN Reid has been accused of "politicising" the D-Day commemorations after the former Defence Secretary claimed that remembering the shared sacrifice of British troops would encourage a No vote. The day after thousands of veterans...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Connery voiceover ‘rejected due to Yes support’

Connery voiceover ‘rejected due to Yes support’

ALASDAIR Gray has claimed that an offer by Sir Sean Connery to do the voiceovers at the new Bannockburn visitor centre was turned down bec

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Andrew Wilson: Obama’s call to ‘build from within’

Andrew Wilson: Obama’s call to ‘build from within’

BARACK Obama's call to "build from within' rings true for Scotland, writes Andrew Wilson I ADORE America and its people. I have my eyes wide open to their flaws just as I do to my own country’s. But there is something in the essence of America...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: identity is key in referendum battle

Euan McColm: identity is key in referendum battle

BY THE time we discovered that the leader of the Better Together campaign had not directly compared the SNP to the Nazis, it was too late. A head of fury had built and nobody could stop it exploding, writes Euan McColm The independence referendum...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Man, 31, jailed over £10k benefits fraud

Man, 31, jailed over £10k benefits fraud

A serial fraudster has been jailed - again - after a court found him guilty of a string of benefit frauds shortly after his release from another prison term. Michael Robert Gardner, 31, of Barry Avenue, Ingol, Preston, defrauded the public purse to...

 
Police warning after burglaries in Chesterfield and Amber Valley

Police warning after burglaries in Chesterfield and Amber Valley

Police are reminding residents to make sure their homes are secure whenever they are out, asleep or in the garden after burglaries in Chesterfield and the Amber Valley. The most recent happened in Somercotes sometime between 7am and 5.30pm on Tuesday,...

 

VIDEO: Model boat show sails into Doncaster

Shipping forecast conditions might have been described as poor, but torrential rain didn't stop scores of model boat enthusiasts descending on Doncaster for the Northern Boat Show. The annual two day event, organised by the Conisbrough and Denaby...

 
Big three Gulf airlines brush aside obstacles in pursuit of dominance

Big three Gulf airlines brush aside obstacles in pursuit of dominance

Inside Qatar’s new Hamad International Airport. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The blazing June heat meant that the only people walking outside in Doha were migrant workers, mainly from the Indian subcontinent, in hard hats and high-vis...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 


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