News archive from 9 September 2014

Rotherham chief to quit over child abuse scandal

Rotherham chief to quit over child abuse scandal

THE chief executive of Rotherham Council yesterday announced he is to step down in the wake of a shocking report that detailed the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children in the town. Martin Kimber, who joined the authority in 2009, said: “I...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Ashya King at centre of legal treatment battle

Ashya King at centre of legal treatment battle

ASHYA King will today make his first visit to the Czech clinic where he is expected to receive the treatment that prompted the legal wrangle over his care. The five-year-old brain tumour patient has been flown to Prague after leaving the Materno...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 

Celtic keeping tabs on Watford winger Ikechi Anya following Scotland exploits

Scotland golden boy Ikechi Anya has emerged as a transfer target for Celtic following his weekend heroics in Germany. A £1.5million move for the Watford winger was discussed by Parkhead coaching staff when Ronny Deila scoured the market for wing...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Danny Welbeck double for England inspires internet viral revival for Arsenal forward 

Danny Welbeck was not just the toast of the England dressing room but also the internet as virals flooded social media after Arsenal's new forward bagged a brace against Switzerland.  Web jokesters were quick to remind Manchester United and Louis van...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult

Prayuth, 60, has left nothing to chance since leading a military coup to topple a democratically elected government on May 22. After a meticulously planned power grab, he has systematically snuffed out dissent. That meticulousness is being carried...

 
Sales boom at Primark boosts owner ABF

Sales boom at Primark boosts owner ABF

PRIMARK owner Associated British Foods has hailed an "excellent" year for the budget fashion chain after sales jumped by 16 per cent on a year ago. The performance, which represented a like-for-like rise of 4.5 per cent when new store space...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Murgitroyd profits hit by strength of sterling

Murgitroyd profits hit by strength of sterling

PATENT attorney Murgitroyd has blamed the strong pound for a fall in annual profits, which it warned will continue to be held back by bigger clients demanding "more for less". However, the Glasgow-based firm said shareholders were in line...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
De La Rue wins plastic BoE plastic banknote bid

De La Rue wins plastic BoE plastic banknote bid

THE Bank of England has named banknote firm De La Rue as its preferred bidder to print its first plastic notes. The Basingstoke-based firm, which has produced bank notes since 1860, is expected to sign an extended ten-year contract that will see it...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Founder steps down from board of Eland

Founder steps down from board of Eland

ELAND Oil & Gas, one of Scotland's biggest stock market flotations of recent years, yesterday announced a top-level management shake-up that saw founder Les Blair step down from his role as chief executive. Blair will leave the board of the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
British Lion quality mark vital for Scots eggs

British Lion quality mark vital for Scots eggs

With little more than one week to go before the referendum, Scotland's largest egg producer, John Campbell, of Glenrath, Peebles, threw his weight behind the Better Together campaign. Speaking from the headquarters of the family firm where close to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
More must be done to help people with mental health problems stay in work

More must be done to help people with mental health problems stay in work

Dame Sally Davies said around 70m working days were lost to mental illness last year. Photograph: Ken McKay/REX More help is urgently needed to help people with mental health problems stay in their jobs, says the government's chief medical officer,...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Comment: All not sweet at ABF despite Primark news

Comment: All not sweet at ABF despite Primark news

NOT for the first time, it is a sweet and sour story from Associated British Foods. The group's discount fashion chain, Primark, continues to sweep all before it (not least the high street clothing dowager Marks & Spencer), but the sheen has been...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

What is the mystery respiratory virus making US children sick?

The virus’ most pronounced symptoms are wheezing, coughing and trouble breathing. Photograph: Nico Hermann/WestEnd61/Rex F Hundreds of children are showing symptoms of a rare respiratory illness, hospitals in at least 10 states report, and the CDC is...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
2014 BBC Children In Need bake-off launched

2014 BBC Children In Need bake-off launched

Sir Terry Wogan, Nick Grimshaw and Alex Jones are among stars who want the nation to rise to the challenge by baking cakes to raise cash for BBC Children In Need. The stars are each championing a classic cake and asking viewers to choose their...

 
City’s jobs outlook is on the up

City’s jobs outlook is on the up

Employers in Leeds are increasingly looking to recruit new staff, a new report suggests, as the average quarterly jobs outlook across Yorkshire was at its most positive since 2007. Recruitment agency Manpower’s Employment Outlook Survey is based on...

 


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