News archive from 9 July 2014

UK clothes prices continue to fall

UK clothes prices continue to fall

Next clothing store in the UK. Most surveys of consumers have found them optimistic about the prospects for the next year and ready to spend their incomes on larger items. Photograph: Ben Molyneux / Alamy/Alamy Clothes retailers cut their prices for...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Two people killed as typhoon sweeps across Japan

Two people killed as typhoon sweeps across Japan

A powerful typhoon lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to seek shelter from destructive winds and storm surges. Typhoon Neoguri passed over the islands yesterday bringing torrential rain and winds...

 
Afghanistan: US threatens to axe financial aid

Afghanistan: US threatens to axe financial aid

The United States has warned it will withdraw financial and security support from Afghanistan if any attempt is made to take power illegally, as supporters of a presidential candidate rallied in Kabul for a parallel government. Preliminary results...

 
Pupils ‘would have lived’ if ordered to evacuate

Pupils ‘would have lived’ if ordered to evacuate

Most of the 250 pupils who drowned when a South Korean ferry sank in April would have survived if the crew had issued an order to evacuate to emergency decks just outside their cabins, a prosecutor has said. Yesterday’s claim came as 15 surviving crew...

 
Switzerland seeks new anthem after World Cup flop

Switzerland seeks new anthem after World Cup flop

More than 200 budding Swiss songwriters have entered a public competition to come up with a new, more rousing national anthem, according to organisers. They want to ditch a traditional work many view as far too solemn. The contest, organised by the...

 
EasyJet tempts Scots with three new links

EasyJet tempts Scots with three new links

EasyJet yesterday announced it was launching three more routes from Scottish airports, which it expects to carry around 34,000 holidaymakers this winter. The budget airline is targeting winter sun-seekers and skiers with flights from Aberdeen to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: M&S patience | Dundee waterfront

Comment: M&S patience | Dundee waterfront

SHAREHOLDERS in Marks & Spencer are clearly a patient lot. Or maybe chief executive Marc Bolland is such a charmer that he is able to sweet talk his way out of every problem he faces. He is certainly a survivor and managed to fend off another...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
BTO law firm expands with new Edinburgh office

BTO law firm expands with new Edinburgh office

Law firm BTO has expanded its footprint in Edinburgh after taking up new office space capable of housing more than treble its existing workforce in the city. Since moving from the New Town to the first floor of One Edinburgh Quay three years ago, its...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Scottish economy gathering ‘real momentum’ – PwC

Scottish economy gathering ‘real momentum’ – PwC

The Scottish economy is gathering "real momentum" with a strong pick-up in GDP growth expected this year, accountant PwC's latest economic report reveals today . The report points to “clear signs of recovery” in the Scottish economy with GDP...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Scottish independence: No camp donations surge

Scottish independence: No camp donations surge

THE Better Together campaign group has benefited from a late surge in donations, receiving around £4.1 million over the past six months, new figures have revealed. A flurry of donations to the No side, including several from prominent landowners, has...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
The Scotsman cartoon: Public spending and pandas

The Scotsman cartoon: Public spending and pandas

SHADOW Scottish secretary Margaret Curran has warned of "massive cuts in public spending" north of the border in the event of a Yes vote in September's referendum. Ms Curran said leaving the UK would be a “leap in the dark” and warned of the...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Edinburgh Zoo panda pregnancy not guaranteed

Edinburgh Zoo panda pregnancy not guaranteed

PANDA lovers are keeping their fingers crossed for the patter of tiny paws after Edinburgh Zoo revealed Tian Tian, the UK's only female giant panda, has conceived. Tian Tian was artificially inseminated in April after she and her partner, Yang Guang,...

 
Work complete on new £250,000 football facility

Work complete on new £250,000 football facility

WORK has now finished on a £250,000 football changing facility. Sunderland City Council worked with Durham County FA to bag a £200,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund with an additional £50,000 coming from Sport England’s...

 
Belford 100-year-old judges pavement art competition

Belford 100-year-old judges pavement art competition

Mrs Enid Dewhurst, who will be 100 years old this Saturday, judged the Belford First School chalk pavement art competition on Tuesday, writes Steve Newman. Unfortunately it rained so hard that the competition had to be brought indoors from the village...

 

Amazon courts Hachette authors by proposing they keep e-book revenue

That offer was rebuffed by Hachette, the fourth largest U.S. book publisher owned by France's Lagardere, according to a statement shared with the Wall Street Journal. In its own statement, Amazon countered with "We call baloney." At the...

 


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