News archive from 8 September 2014

Cancer services weakened by coalition's NHS shakeup, says report

Cancer services weakened by coalition's NHS shakeup, says report

The report by Cancer Research UK said that ‘cracks are beginning to show’ in NHS cancer diagnostic and treatment services. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Cancer services have been weakened by the coalition's shakeup of the NHS and lack...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Bombardier resumes test flights for CSeries jet

"Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirmed that the CSeries aircraft resumed flight testing with flight test vehicle two taking flight today at Bombardier's facility in Mirabel, Quebec," the company said in a statement. Bombardier reiterated...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
Pressure intensifies to scrap pay rise for MPs

Pressure intensifies to scrap pay rise for MPs

GEORGE Osborne has called a 10 per cent pay hike for MPs "unacceptable" after the House of Commons watchdog reiterated its determination to push ahead with the rise. The Chancellor suggested the move will be blocked after the general...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Scottish independence: ‘Positive Yes sways voters’

SCOTS are switching to independence because they are warming to the Yes campaign's positive vision and do not believe the scaremongering of the other side, experts believe. The recriminations are already emerging amid claims that Better Together “went...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Scottish independence ‘link’ to ISIS Scots hostage

ISLAMIC extremists are threatening to kill Scottish aid worker David Haines to help secure a Yes vote in the independence referendum, an intelligence expert has claimed. Mr Haines was paraded by Islamic State fighters in a video last week following...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
'Big six' energy firms lose further market share

'Big six' energy firms lose further market share

Britain's big six energy companies are continuing to lose market share to smaller independent suppliers, new figures show. Added together, the large suppliers now have 92.4% of the market, down from 99.8% five years ago. In other words, independent...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Fifa World Cup 'hits the poorest hardest'

Fifa World Cup 'hits the poorest hardest'

A leading international charity is calling for major sports governing bodies Fifa and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to change their way of doing business around their showcase global events. The Swiss-based NGO, Terre des Hommes, which is...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Hi-tech classes for Chinese children

Hi-tech classes for Chinese children

"Innovative" is not a word people usually use to describe China, but entrepreneur Joanna Wei is trying to do her part to change the perception of a country filled with cheap knock-offs and back-breaking sweatshops. Ms Wei co-founded the...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Leeds lap dance crook left with just £2

Leeds lap dance crook left with just £2

A FRAUDSTER who spent thousands at strip clubs after fleecing two companies of £27,000 has been ordered to pay back just two pounds. A court heard serial crooked Richard Adamson - currently in jail for ripping off two Leeds firms - is virtually...

 
Scotland’s economic fightback on track

Scotland’s economic fightback on track

Scotland's economic recovery continued last month though business confidence may have tapered off over the summer, new reports today suggest. The private-sector economy saw employment rising at the fastest rate for six months during August as both the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Urgent need to clip wings of capital flight

Comment: Urgent need to clip wings of capital flight

Capital flight is the tocsin of economic order. It drains private savings, it ruins the reserves of banks and plunders the coffers of government. Once started, it can be difficult to halt without a forceful intervention by government or the central...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Paul Curran, Quartermile

Monday Interview: Paul Curran, Quartermile

Six years on from the property crash, Quartermile managing director Paul Curran can see light at the end of the tunnel as he surveys progress at the massive urban regeneration programme on the site of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. “We’ve had a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
People: the business diary

People: the business diary

Dougal Sharp, the congenial founder and boss of beer maker Innis & Gunn, has been recounting some of his adventures in a new book. His efforts to sell his wares to the Canadians makes for amusing reading in Going Global – an insightful collection...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Retail woes and Indyref dominate the City view

Retail woes and Indyref dominate the City view

THE tough environment in various sections of the retail world will be laid bare as Kingfisher, Morrisons and Next update the City this week. Dunelm and Ocado will also be reporting, and those exposed to the brutally competitive grocery sector are...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
George at Asda launches 'plus-size' clothing range

George at Asda launches 'plus-size' clothing range

George at Asda is launching a line of affordable and fashionable 'plus size' clothes. Photograph: Alamy The cheapest "plus size" clothing on the high street is launched today by the UK's leading supermarket fashion brand George at Asda,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 


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