News archive from 8 June 2015

CBI cuts UK growth forecasts while warning of EU uncertainty

CBI cuts UK growth forecasts while warning of EU uncertainty

The CBI has cut its UK growth forecasts and warned of further risks to the economy posed by a possible "messy" end to the Greek crisis and uncertainty over the EU referendum. The business lobby group now expects 2.4% growth this year and...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Brian Monteith: Sturgeon’s logic flawed over EU

Brian Monteith: Sturgeon’s logic flawed over EU

IT IS in Europe's interest to continue trading with the UK, whatever the outcome of the the referendum, argues Brian Monteith One of the hallmarks of the independence referendum was how the unionist campaign for Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Lesley Riddoch: Time to focus on local government

Lesley Riddoch: Time to focus on local government

LOCAL democracy is in a crisis of low turnouts and remote councils. It doesn't have to be this way, says Lesley Riddoch Does Scottish local democracy urgently need a reboot? All the statistics suggest it does – and a group formed this weekend by...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

Man's murder treated as hate crime

Police investigating the murder of a 24-year-old man are treating his death as a disability hate crime. Lee Irving, who had learning difficulties and was described as "vulnerable", was discovered on a grassed area in Newcastle yesterday...

 

Citizen: Claudia Rankine's anti-racist lyric essays up for Forward poetry award

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, an exploration of everyday racism through lyric essays, scraps of film script and photography, might look far more like prose than the traditional definition of poetry, but the innovative work from the acclaimed American...

 
Interview: Craig Burn on Scottish Cycling’s influence

Interview: Craig Burn on Scottish Cycling’s influence

WITH 300 of mountain biking's elite plus Skye stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill on show, Craig Burn wouldn't have been anywhere other than Fort William this past weekend. The head of Scottish Cycling took up mountain biking as a 14-year-old in Edinburgh,...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
HSBC expected to lay out plans for heavy job losses

HSBC expected to lay out plans for heavy job losses

BANKING giant HSBC and supermarket group Sainsbury's will unveil keenly-awaited updates this week, which also brings the latest snapshot of the health of the retail sector. HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver is expected to detail up to 20,000 job cuts when he...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Car hire industry says DVLA is 'rushing in' new rules

Car hire industry says DVLA is 'rushing in' new rules

The car hire industry has accused the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of "rushing in" new rules for motorists hiring cars. The changes, which involve the abolition of the paper counterpart, take effect on Monday 8 June. They mean...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 

Morrisons supermarket cuts prices on 200 'everyday' items

Morrisons, the UK's fourth largest supermarket, is cutting prices of 200 "everyday items" by up to a third. Four pints of semi-skimmed milk will drop 11% to 89p, while some bread brand prices will fall by 21%, the firm said. New chief...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Council leader: Grimsby Town must decide where to locate new stadium

Council leader: Grimsby Town must decide where to locate new stadium

WHILE I was extremely pleased with the balance and tone of the Telegraph's article on what I and colleagues are setting out to achieve at North East Lincolnshire Council under my tenure as leader (Telegraph, June 5), I do feel I need to correct an...

 

Liverpool prepare transfer offer for Bolton’s out-of-contract Adam Bogdan

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers apparently wants a new keeper and reports suggest Bolton’s Adam Bogdan could be moving to Anfield very soon. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants a new goalkeeper to put pressure on number Simon Mignolet and the Bolton...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport
 
Kennedy was lined up for Lords seat before death

Kennedy was lined up for Lords seat before death

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy was being lined up for a seat in the House of Lords before his death from an alcohol-related haemorrhage last week, it has emerged. It comes as it is confirmed that Glasgow University, the academic...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 
UK to send army trainers to Iraq to battle IS

UK to send army trainers to Iraq to battle IS

Britain is to send a further 125 army trainers to Iraq to help with the fight against the

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 
Who are the Mediterranean's migrants?

Who are the Mediterranean's migrants?

Thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East attempt to reach the shores of Europe each year, many making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. More than 1,800 have died making the crossing so far in 2015 - a 20-fold increase on the...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 
Doctors' cosmetic surgery guidance urges more honesty

Doctors' cosmetic surgery guidance urges more honesty

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures should give patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead, new guidance says. The General Medical Council has produced the guidance to make surgical and non-surgical procedures, such as facelifts, breast...

BBC, 00:13 in Regional
 


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