News archive from 9 September 2015

England's Andy Farrell warns injuries could unite Wales at Rugby World Cup

England backs coach Andy Farrell fears Wales will use the loss of Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to fuel their quest to emerge from the toughest group in World Cup history. British and Irish Lions points machine Halfpenny and scrum-half Webb, their...

 

Labour to back calls for gay marriage referendum in Northern Ireland

Labour will back demands for a Northern Ireland-wide referendum on gay marriage on Wednesday, when Ivan Lewis, shadow Northern Ireland secretary, will say he wants a public vote to overturn the ban on same-sex marriages. “Ideally, there would be...

 
UK prepared to repeat deadly Syria dron strikes

UK prepared to repeat deadly Syria dron strikes

THE UK government is facing

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
PM leads tributes as Queen becomes longest-reigning monarch

PM leads tributes as Queen becomes longest-reigning monarch

PRIME Minister David Cameron today led tributes to the Queen ahead of an historic day which will see her become the United Kingdom's longest serving monarch. At 5:30pm tomorrow, the Queen will overtake the record set by her great-great-grandmother,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Paula Radcliffe ‘devastated’ over doping link

Paula Radcliffe ‘devastated’ over doping link

PAULA Radcliffe has said she is "devastated that my name has even been linked" to wide-ranging accusations of cheating in athletics. The marathon world record holder issued a strongly worded statement after MPs on the Culture, Media and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Heinz pulls ads for 'healthy' baby biscuits after complaint to ASA

Heinz has agreed to stop marketing a range of sugary baby biscuits as healthy snacks following a complaint lodged with the advertising watchdog by health campaigners. On its Heinz for Baby website, the company described the chocolate and organic...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Why employee performance reviews are getting sacked

An officious boss stares across a desk at a cowering subordinate. What have you done this year to justify your salary? The employee quakes and mumbles something, hoping at best to boost their pay, at worst to avoid getting sacked. It's the annual...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

China's slowdown takes its toll

It is an almost Dickensian scene. Workers hunched over their benches, the glow from the sparks of their metal-cutters throwing their faces into sharp relief. This isn't 19th Century Victorian England though. It's just outside the city of Dalian, in...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Spain's La Liga 'must plan for Messi and Ronaldo exit'

Image copyright Getty Images Spain's top football division, La Liga, must be such a worldwide sporting attraction that it is able to deal with stars Ronaldo or Messi moving on, says the league's president. Javier Tebas says that either player could...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Martin Odegaard snubbed Liverpool and Manchester United to join Real Madrid - reports

Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard has revealed he had approaches from Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City before deciding on a move to Spain. The 16-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the most talented teenage footballers in...

Metro, 00:09 in Sport
 

Graduate recruiters under pressure to attract more women

Big employers at this autumn’s graduate recruitment fairs are under pressure to attract more female applicants as new figures show that only 42% of hires to big training schemes are women – even though almost 60% of graduates are female. The...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: It’s time to talk about future of care

Comment: It’s time to talk about future of care

WE all have a part to play in changing our healthcare system to meet the challenges coming in the future, 
writes Ian Welsh As we now develop the operational arrangements for health and social care integration, the most significant piece of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Comment: Variety in exercise can spice up your life

Comment: Variety in exercise can spice up your life

THERE is a fitness class to suit everyone, says Ashliegh Murray FOR many of us, the latest research highlighting the dangers of inactivity – maybe combined with overindulging during our summer holidays – will be the prompt to set goals that include a...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Comment: Adopting a new style of leadership

Comment: Adopting a new style of leadership

A new style of leadership can boost businesses, writes Simon Hayward We live in a world where technology, the internet and social media enable customers to tell companies exactly what they think of them, exactly when they want to. So how can Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Comment: Lack of data for Scotland’s BAME community

Comment: Lack of data for Scotland’s BAME community

THOSE with terminal illnesses deserve better, says Susan Lowes If you are living with a terminal illness and are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) community, why is it that you don’t always get the care you need? And if you do, why is it...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 


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