News archive from 9 February 2013

Epworth takeaway plan

Epworth takeaway plan

OPENING an Indian takeaway on Sunday evenings in Epworth could open the floodgates, a councillor has warned. Epworth Tandoori has applied to North Lincolnshire Council for permission to stay open on Sunday evenings between 5pm and 10pm. But Epworth...

 
Epworth Council’s spending freeze

Epworth Council’s spending freeze

SPENDING by Epworth Town Council is to stay at the same level as last year as the, members have decided. But that didn’t stop Coun Graham Wilson from urging his colleagues to get more value from the money they did have by shuffling the way it was...

 
The Scotsman cartoon - 09/02/13

The Scotsman cartoon - 09/02/13

David Cameron faces the EU budget in today's cartoon Illustration by Brian Adcock

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Parents’ fears over icy danger road

Parents’ fears over icy danger road

A Nidderdale primary school is spending hundreds of pounds paying private contractors to grit roads outside their site after North Yorkshire County Council repeatedly turned down requests to treat the roads for the sake of the school childrens'...

 

Co-op’s £800m Lloyds branches deal ‘in doubt’

THE Co-operative Group's £800 million acquisition of 632 Lloyds Banking Group branches has been thrown into doubt, sources claimed last night. Regulatory concerns have forced Lloyds to push the alternative of a flotation up the agenda. The two groups...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Trap Oil buys into Trent East

Trap Oil hailed a milestone deal yesterday as it secured a one-third share of a North Sea gas field in exchange for drilling and operating the well. The firm, which bought Aberdeenshire-based Reach Oil & Gas in 2011, acquired the stake in the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
HMV boss Trevor Moore ‘made redundant’

HMV boss Trevor Moore ‘made redundant’

HMV chief executive Trevor Moore is believed to have been made redundant by the administrator. Deloitte, which was appointed by HMV after the firm struggled against competition from online retailers, supermarkets and streaming sites, yesterday...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Sir David Jones charged with misleading the market

Sir David Jones charged with misleading the market

SIR David Jones, the former executive chairman of JJB Sports, has been charged alongside his son in connection with alleged forgery and making misleading statements to the stock market while at the failed sports chain. Retail veteran Jones appeared...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Woolmark in £23m marketing campaign

WOOLMARK, the quality assurance scheme for fleece, will today unveil a 50 per cent rise in its marketing budget to £23 million to promote garments in fast-growing markets such as China. Stuart McCullough, chief executive of Australian Wool Innovation,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Cantor acquires Seymour Pierce

American financial services group Cantor Fitzgerald has bought "certain assets and businesses" of Seymour Pierce after the stockbroker called in the 
administrators yesterday. The 130-year-old firm, which was partly-owned by...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Stefan Orlowski heads to US in Heineken reshuffle

Stefan Orlowski heads to US in Heineken reshuffle

BREWING major Heineken unveiled a raft of senior management changes yesterday, including the departure of its UK managing director Stefan Orlowski to become the New York-based president of the Americas division. Orlowski, who divides his time between...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Dell shareholder rejects bid by founder Michael Dell

Dell shareholder rejects bid by founder Michael Dell

The largest independent shareholder in PC-maker Dell has vowed to oppose a plan by its founder, Michael Dell, to buy back the company. Southeastern Asset Management, which owns an 8.5% stake, dismissed Mr Dell's offer to buy the business for $24.4bn...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Builders boost construction but sector remains weak

Builders boost construction but sector remains weak

SIGNS of improvement in the construction sector have raised expectations that the UK's economic contraction at the end of last year may have been shallower than previously feared. Higher activity in the private housing market saw the Office for...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Positive outlook fails to drive Nissan’s sales

Nissan bucked the optimistic trend among Japanese carmakers yesterday, leaving its annual profit forecast unchanged as sluggish sales weighed on its bottom line. The cheaper yen is improving the competitiveness of cars made by Nissan, Toyota, and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Angel Biotechnology falls into administration

SCOTLAND'S burgeoning life sciences industry was dealt a blow yesterday when one of the sector's few listed companies fell into administration. Gary Fraser and Blair Nimmo from accountancy firm KPMG were appointed as administrators of Edinburgh-based...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 


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