News archive from 10 February 2015

HSBC helped wealthy dodge millions in taxes

HSBC helped wealthy dodge millions in taxes

INTERNATIONAL criminals, Hollywood stars and corrupt businessmen are among wealthy clients who were helped to dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars worth of assets by the Swiss banking arm of financial giant HSBC. Around 7,000 British clients...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Women trying to conceive advised to avoid alcohol

Women trying to conceive advised to avoid alcohol

WOMEN trying to conceive and those in the first three months of pregnancy are advised not to drink any alcohol at all under new updated advice from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). The college’s previous guidance stated...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Fighting magpies among bizarre insurance claims

Fighting magpies among bizarre insurance claims

A DISAGREEMENT between two magpies in Kilmarnock which resulted in hundreds of pounds worth of damage to a conservatory has been listed as one of the most bizarre home insurance claims of 2014. The fight between the two birds saw them crash through a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Cameron tells business leaders: give UK a pay rise

Cameron tells business leaders: give UK a pay rise

PRIME Minister David Cameron will today demand business bosses "give Britain a pay rise" as he claims that his economic plan has ended the cost of living crisis in the UK.

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Scots doctor in head injury call after North clash

Scots doctor in head injury call after North clash

A LEADING Scottish neuropathologist has called for rugby's head injury assessment protocol to be re-examined after a top international player was allowed to continue playing despite apparently being concussed during a Six Nations clash. Dr Willie...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Here, Spot! Google reveals smaller version of its robo-dog that can walk, trot and climb up steps - even...

Google has already shown off several robo-dogs, including one which has even taken part in military trials. Now, it has unveiled a smaller, lighter version called 'spot'. The four legged robo-pet can run, climb stairs, job next to its owner and even...

 
Samsung’s smart TVs are listening to you

Samsung’s smart TVs are listening to you

BE careful what you talk about when sitting around in front of the box - your television may be too smart for its own good. A leading consumer electronics manufacturer has warned its customers to avoid discussing “personal” and “sensitive” information...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Facebook really CAN drive you to drink: Researchers find those who comment on alcohol related posts more...

Facebook really can drive you to drink - or wanting one, at least. Researchers found the more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related pages or posts – whether it's a like, share or comment – the more likely that person is to consider drinking...

 
Grammy Awards: Wacky outfits out in force

Grammy Awards: Wacky outfits out in force

AS EVER, the Grammys offered plenty of sartorial misfires to command attention. Easy targets include Kim Kardashian’s Liberace meets Joan Collins-esque Jean Paul Gaultier dressing gown and Madonna’s bum-lifting harness. However, these two were dressed...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Nicola Sturgeon vows £100m for deprived children

Nicola Sturgeon vows £100m for deprived children

A NEW £100 million-plus fund to drive up classroom standards in Scotland's poorest areas has been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The four-year scheme will be aimed at improving health and wellbeing as well as literacy and numeracy. It is...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Scottish Labour cuts SNP poll lead by half

Scottish Labour cuts SNP poll lead by half

SCOTTISH Labour has more than halved the SNP's lead in the polls in Scotland in a shift which could save the party 20 Westminster seats. The TNS poll of 1,006 voters has the SNP on 41 per cent, Labour 31, Tories 16, Greens 6, Lib Dems 4 and Ukip 2....

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Smith storms to Grammys triumph

Sam Smith swept the board at this year's Grammys, and thanked an ex-boyfriend for the heartbreak that inspired such success. The 22-year-old's wins, including the two top awards of song and record of the year, eclipsed global superstars Beyonce and...

 
Flood defence cash drops to “bare minimum”

Flood defence cash drops to “bare minimum”

OVERWORKED flood defences could fail with Government cash to maintain them dropping to "bare minimum" levels and private sector funding drying up, it is claimed today. The influential House of Commons Environment Select Committee has...

 
Jobs lost as Yorkshire misses house building target

Jobs lost as Yorkshire misses house building target

Yorkshire's economy is missing out on a £259m boost as experts warn the region needs to build an extra 6,000 more homes a year just to keep up with demand. Officials at the National Housing Federation today say 5,602 full-time jobs would be created...

 

Caroline Wozniacki proves she's got game in latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition

Caroline Wozniacki got male deuces flowing on Monday as she stepped out in New York's Herald Square to reveal her inclusion in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Wozniacki, who split from ex-fiance Rory McIlroy last year, served up a...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 


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