News archive from 8 December 2014

Jack McConnell warns Labour against ‘lurch to left’

Jack McConnell warns Labour against ‘lurch to left’

The new Labour leader in Scotland has been warned against a lurch to the left by former first minister Jack McConnell. Polls close on Wednesday in the three-way race to replace Johann Lamont. The new leader must have a broad appeal to “moderate” Scots...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Major inquiry into state of Scottish film industry

Major inquiry into state of Scottish film industry

A MAJOR investigation has been ordered into the health of Scotland's troubled film and TV industry following warnings that the country is lagging behind major European rivals because of a lack of funding, a shortage of suitable facilities and a talent...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

18 reasons London is the best city in the world

Some of us have become so jaded that we've forgotten why it's so chuffing brilliant to live in London. The glamour; the history; the style; the culture; the deceptive, expansive greens. You realise we live in the best city in the world, right? Nowhere...

Metro, 00:05 in Lifestyle
 
Scotland’s growth cooled by political climate

Scotland’s growth cooled by political climate

Scotland's economic growth is set for a slowdown next year as further political uncertainty weighs on consumer sentiment, according to the EY Item Club. The think-tank expects 2014 to produce the best growth figures since the financial crisis, at...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Global presence for Edinburgh’s digital sector

Global presence for Edinburgh’s digital sector

Edinburgh's technology and digital sector has launched a group to promote the city's

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Hay makes her way home as Saxton opens Edinburgh office

Hay makes her way home as Saxton opens Edinburgh office

When employee-owned executive search firm Saxton Bampfylde decided to open an Edinburgh office after almost three decades of working with Scottish clients from afar, it was a perfect opportunity for partner Peta Hay, right, to return to the city she...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Devil in the detail of massive reports

Comment: Devil in the detail of massive reports

Are annual reports any use? How dare I ask, given the prevailing corporate mantra of full disclosure and transparency. But as the volume of this chanted mantra has grown and the size of annual reports has expanded, their usefulness to investors has in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Markets hope Black Friday was a golden occasion

Markets hope Black Friday was a golden occasion

Everyone loves a bargain, and if the latest figures from John Lewis are anything to go by, the discounting bonanza Black Friday, imported from the US, may have saved the UK retail sector from embarrassment. The absence of a real cold snap to send...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
UK banking system may double in size by 2050, says Bank of England

UK banking system may double in size by 2050, says Bank of England

Britain’s exposure to its banks, already the largest in the G20 group of leading nations, is set to double in the next 35 years. “The size of the UK banking system might roughly double from its current size to over 950% of GDP by 2050, far...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Bank of England: half a million housebuyers face mortgage arrears

Bank of England: half a million housebuyers face mortgage arrears

The Bank of England has warned half a million families would be at risk of falling into mortgage arrears once it started to raise interest rates from their emergency level of 0.5%. Threadneedle Street said the number of households running into...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 

Australia set to battle 'inner demons' and emotions in first Test against India

The Australia team will be battling their emotions and ‘inner demons’ when they play the first Test since the death of Phillip Hughes. The Aussies take on India tomorrow in a rescheduled first Test at Hughes’s adopted home ground, the Adelaide Oval,...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Jordan Spieth claims Hero World Challenge title after magnificent six-under round, with Tiger Woods...

America's Jordan Spieth cruised to a 10-shot victory at the Hero World Challenge in Florida on Sunday as his compatriot Tiger Woods capped a miserable tournament by finishing last. Spieth's triumph is his second in as many weeks after he won the...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Jose Mourinho was two-faced to blame St James' Park ball boys for Chelsea's defeat

Martin Atkinson is the most experienced international referee in the Premier League and well aware of time-wasting tactics. After a revelatory and most welcome post-match interview for Match Of The Day following Chelsea’s first defeat of the season at...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Brad Barritt blow for Saracens as England centre is set to miss four weeks of action 

England and Saracens centre Brad Barritt faces four weeks on the sidelines after damaging his calf during the final QBE international against Australia. Barritt, who finished the match resembling a prize fighter following a clash of heads with Wallaby...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Tom O'Brien to replace suspended Richard Johnson at King George VI Chase and the Ladbroke Hurdle

Jockey Tom O’Brien will replace a suspended Richard Johnson on the key Christmas-period rides of Menorah in King George VI Chase and Garde La Victoire in the Ladbroke Hurdle. Grahame Whateley, who owns both Philip Hobbs-trained geldings with wife...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 


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