News archive from 9 December 2012

Scottish independence: Prove you’re a tight ship, experts warn

Scottish independence: Prove you’re a tight ship, experts warn

A SENIOR group of economists are to recommend to SNP ministers that they put in place "precautions" after independence, limiting excessive spending and borrowing to demonstrate the country runs a tight ship capable of steering clear of a...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Alex Salmond hits back at US critics of independence

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond hits back at US critics of independence

ALEX Salmond has claimed Scottish independence is in the national interests of the United States, in a rebuke to American criticism of the SNP's plans. In an article in this weekend’s Washington Post, Salmond hits back at the newspaper after it used...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Scotland ‘must give up pound to beat poverty’, says report

Scottish independence: Scotland ‘must give up pound to beat poverty’, says report

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would need to free itself from the pound and UK monetary policy if it wanted to cut the wealth gap between rich and poor, a leading centre-left think-tank has argued in a major new report. The paper, written by the Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES: 'STOP ASKING ABOUT BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS'

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES: 'STOP ASKING ABOUT BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS'

News of the Chicago star's health issues emerged last year (11) when she checked into a medical facility in Connecticut to combat a serious bout of depression. She has been open about dealing with the mental illness in recent months, but it appears...

 

Allardyce admits he may have to let Diame leave West Ham if release clause is met

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce fears the club could struggle to hold on to in-form midfielder Mohamed Diame.Diame, 25, has impressed at Upton Park since completing a free transfer from Wigan after running down his contract at the DW Stadium. The Senegal...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
The title is now a two-horse race and both are from Manchester

The title is now a two-horse race and both are from Manchester

My gut feeling assessing the Manchester derby on Sunday is to say that this is just another three points in a long season. I want to argue that, in my years of fighting for titles and having watched several races unfold, Sunday's result will not have...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Legend Lee who paved way to Etihad reflects on City's incredible journey: My top player was on 15 grand a...

Francis Lee can pinpoint the moment he realised being the chairman of Manchester City might send him round the bend. Watching his team thrashed at Old Trafford, Lee was aghast by what he saw when Andrei Kanchelskis scored a fifth United goal in a 5-0...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: Hamilton: It's the hardest decision I've made, but I'm leaving McLaren to grow up

Lewis Hamilton walked out of the McLaren headquarters on Friday after delivering a heartfelt and candid farewell speech to the workforce who supported his journey to Formula One stardom. Hamilton's relationship may have soured with McLaren chairman...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Rooney: City are having a tough time. Now we must pile on pressure and get revenge

Wayne Rooney wants more than revenge for last season's double Premier League defeat by Manchester City in Sunday's derby at the Etihad Stadium. He wants to turn the screws on Manchester United's rivals by inflicting what he believes would be a...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
ARMY THREATENS EGYPT TAKEOVER

ARMY THREATENS EGYPT TAKEOVER

Huge crowds gathered near the presidential palace in Cairo after rejecting a call for dialogue by President Mohammed Morsi. Opposition leaders say Mr Morsi has offered no concession on his decisions to expand his powers and to put a new draft...

 
NEW WARNING TO SYRIA OVER USE OF NERVE GAS

NEW WARNING TO SYRIA OVER USE OF NERVE GAS

Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed yesterday that he had seen “some evidence” that the Syrian regime was preparing to use the gas against rebels. While he would not give details of the intelligence, also seen by the US, Mr Hague said it was...

 
SEVEN DIE AS SMALL PLANES COLLIDE

SEVEN DIE AS SMALL PLANES COLLIDE

The collision happened near the small town of Woelfersheim, north of Frankfurt, police in Friedberg said. The aircraft crashed into neighbouring fields about 400 yards apart. It was not immediately clear where the aircraft came from or where they were...

 

Boy killed by car at caravan site

A seven-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car allegedly driven by a teenager at a caravan site, police said. A 16-year-old boy is being questioned by police after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The accident...

 
Scotland’s weather: Country facing further snowfall as cold snap continues

Scotland’s weather: Country facing further snowfall as cold snap continues

SCOTLAND is braced for yet more snow next week as the cold snap gripping Europe shows no sign of letting up. • Snow continuing to fal on higher ground across Scotland • A cold and frosty start is expected for the weekend before wet and windy weather...

 
Jack Perry to lead debt vehicle aiming to raise £100m

Jack Perry to lead debt vehicle aiming to raise £100m

FORMER Scottish Enterprise chief executive Jack Perry will this week take up his most prominent appointment since leaving the economic development agency when he is named chairman of a company floating on the London Stock Exchange's main market....

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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