News archive from 10 April 2014

Lord Myners quits after vote against Co-op changes

Lord Myners quits after vote against Co-op changes

FORMER City minister Lord Myners quit the board of the Co-operative last night amid a power struggle over his 
controversial plans to reform the business. His decision to go followed a vote by the biggest independent society under the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Bigger pizza the action as dough rises at Prezzo

Bigger pizza the action as dough rises at Prezzo

PASTA and pizza chain Prezzo is to add up to 30 restaurants to its estate this year after serving up another healthy rise in profits yesterday. The Scotsman revealed earlier this week that the group is opening a Mexican-themed eaterie under its...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Scott Reid: Raise a glass to a new breed of pub

Scott Reid: Raise a glass to a new breed of pub

THE great British pub is dying on its feet, or so we are repeatedly told. Campaigners warn that communities the length and breadth of the land are losing their watering holes at a record rate, with a host of factors cited for their demise, from...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Vitamin firm says China talks no threat to Scots

Vitamin firm says China talks no threat to Scots

DUTCH pharmaceuticals company DSM yesterday allayed fears over the future of its Ayrshire plant after confirming it is in talks about acquiring a Chinese vitamins producer. Royal DSM, the last remaining producer of vitamin C in the western world, told...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Energy bills ‘could rise by £200 after Yes vote’

Energy bills ‘could rise by £200 after Yes vote’

HOUSEHOLD energy bills in an independent Scotland could rise by almost £200 a year to meet the cost of the "green"

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Pro-Union campaigner accused of attacking SNP MSP

Pro-Union campaigner accused of attacking SNP MSP

A Pro-Union campaigner has been accused of attacking an SNP MSP in a Fife pub during a referendum bust-up. Police were called to the Novar Bar in Kirkcaldy following reports that constituency MSP David Torrance had been grabbed by the throat during...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
PC Keith Blakelock: ‘Stigma’ will follow Nicholas Jacobs, say two men acquitted of the same crime

PC Keith Blakelock: ‘Stigma’ will follow Nicholas Jacobs, say two men acquitted of the same crime

He may have been cleared but Nicky Jacobs will live with the stigma of being accused of PC Blakelock’s murder for the rest of his life, say two men acquitted of the same crime. Winston Silcott, jailed for murder in 1987 but who had his conviction...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Drug trials: test match

Taking medication is, for most people, an act of faith supported by confidence in – if not understanding of – the trials and approvals that lie behind the launch of every treatment. That puts a unique burden on those who do them. For the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven

Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven

Roche HQ: the company disputes a report by independent scientists questioning the effectiveness of Tamiflu. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty The government has wasted half a billion pounds stockpiling two anti-flu drugs that have not been proved to stop...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Tamiflu: Britain spent £424m on a drug that shortens bouts but is no cure

Tamiflu: Britain spent £424m on a drug that shortens bouts but is no cure

Tamiflu, the drug said to combat bird flu in humans. But independent researchers say it is has limited use and has side-effects, some worrying. Photograph: EPA In March 2005, Liam Donaldson, then chief medical officer for the UK, struck fear into...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
German coal industry underpins renewable push

German coal industry underpins renewable push

Germany is an enlightened leader in the global battle to reduce CO2 emissions, a pioneer in renewable energy and community power projects and a champion of energy efficiency. Or so the common narrative goes. But try telling that to Monika...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
University students will be repaying loans into their 50s, say researchers

University students will be repaying loans into their 50s, say researchers

A middle-earning graduate will still owe about £32,000 by the time they reach 50, researchers found. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The majority of undergraduates now at university will be paying off their student loans well into their...

Guardian, 00:15 in Learning
 

UK housing market gathers pace in March - RICS

The rise took the balance near to November's +58, which was the highest since June 2002. The March reading beat all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists, who on average predicted a balance of +44. House prices rose in every area of Britain in...

Reuters, 00:21 in Business
 

U.S. may test influence at U.N. by denying visa to Iran envoy

The U.S. government objects to Hamid Abutalebi entering the United States because of his suspected participation in a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days starting in 1979, when the group seized control of the U.S. embassy...

 
New look restaurant at Doncaster Racecourse

New look restaurant at Doncaster Racecourse

A restaurant at Doncaster Racecourse has been given a revamp in keeping with its racing tradition. The Old Weighing Room restaurant and bar, formerly known as Silks, has undergone a £125,000 refurbishment in readiness for re-opening on April 17....

 


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