News archive from 9 August 2014

North Staffordshire shoppers celebrate Oatcake Day

North Staffordshire shoppers celebrate Oatcake Day

NORTH Staffordshire's favourite delicacy is more popular than ever - if the success of the fifth Oatcake Day is anything to go by. Shop owners reported queues of customers keen to celebrate the traditional dish - while the man who kick-started the...

 
Port Vale to fix floodlights as fans complain about being in the dark

Port Vale to fix floodlights as fans complain about being in the dark

Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite has pledged to improve the club's floodlights after supporters complained they were left in the dark in Tuesday night's pre-season friendly against West Brom. The Valiants won the game 3-2 but, at this week's...

 
Comment: Does Rosetta hold key to mystery of life?

Comment: Does Rosetta hold key to mystery of life?

MORE than three thousand years ago, a Chinese scribe recorded on to an oracle bone the sighting of a comet. Oracle bones were made from the shoulder blades of an ox or the flat underpart of a turtle shell and were used to document astronomical details...

 
Personal Finance: Recovery hasn’t yet hit savers

Personal Finance: Recovery hasn’t yet hit savers

IT WAS seven years ago today that the credit crunch began in earnest - and for savers and many borrowers the consequences continue to be felt sharply today. On 9 August 2007, French investment bank BNP Paribas told investors they couldn’t take money...

 
How to help your child through university

How to help your child through university

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? Scottish (and non-UK European Union) residents can attend a Scottish college or university free of charge, but tuition fees cost up to £9,000 a year south of the Border. Former Chancellor Alistair Darling said in the recent...

 
Brian Wilson: Show us the money, Mr Salmond

Brian Wilson: Show us the money, Mr Salmond

A FEW EVENINGS before the STV referendum debate, I shared a platform in Portree with Professor Ronald MacDonald, distinguished son of Skye and a globally recognised expert on currency and exchange rates, regularly listed in the top 1 per cent of the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Independence: Piers Morgan tweets ‘No’ support

Independence: Piers Morgan tweets ‘No’ support

PIERS Morgan has dipped his toe into the debate on Scottish independence by tweeting his support for the No campaign. The former Daily Mirror editor tweeted to his 4.2m followers: “OK, Scotland, you’ve had your fun. Now just quietly vote ‘NO’ and...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
RBS to axe controversial SME turnaround operation

RBS to axe controversial SME turnaround operation

ROYAL Bank of Scotland is shutting down its controversial business turn-around division and the two most
senior executives who ran it are to leave the bank next spring. RBS’s global restructuring group (GRG), whose job was to try to turn...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Both sides of big debate will need plan B

Comment: Both sides of big debate will need plan B

THE upshot of this week's referendum debate is that a formal currency union between an independent Scotland and the vestigial United Kingdom is off the cards. Both parties will need a Plan B. For rest of UK (rUK) there is the problem of seeing its...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Moves to reform Co-op in wake of annus horribilis

Moves to reform Co-op in wake of annus horribilis

MOVES to radically reform the Co-op in the wake of the worst financial year in its 150-year history have been described as a step in the right direction by Lord Myners, the former City minister asked to review how the mutual is run. Although he said...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Mayer swaps Santander for Clydesdale

Mayer swaps Santander for Clydesdale

Clydesdale Bank has named former Santander senior manager Paul Mayer as its head of retail branches for Scotland. The move is the second high-profile appointment in less than a week for the lender, which said on Monday that financier Jim Pettigrew had...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Former bank added to CSG’s St Andrew Square plan

Former bank added to CSG’s St Andrew Square plan

PLANS to rejuvenate Edinburgh's St Andrew Square have taken another step forward after developer Chris Stewart Group (CSG) snapped up Royal Bank of Scotland's former headquarters. The listed neo-classical building has lain vacant since ex-Heart of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Stephen McGinty: Nature is scarier than any movie

Stephen McGinty: Nature is scarier than any movie

THE plane sat on the tarmac of the airport runway with the engines shut down, but inside nobody stirred. There was no response to calls made from air traffic control; it was as if the transatlantic passenger jet had landed on automatic pilot. The...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 
Mike Dixon: NHS won’t suffer with No vote

Mike Dixon: NHS won’t suffer with No vote

THE ONLY reason I decided to speak out in the independence debate is that Philippa Whitford, a breast surgeon in the West of Scotland, has asked people to vote Yes to save the NHS in Scotland. The idea that the NHS is going to collapse if we don't...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 
Potato breeder hits at skin deep beauty

Potato breeder hits at skin deep beauty

A LEADING potato plant breeder has, this week, criticised what he described as an obsession some of the supermarkets have with skin quality when there were far more important breeding priorities. Dr Finlay Dale from the James Hutton Institute, was...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Business
 


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