News archive from 10 August 2014

Great War worst for Scots troops ‘a myth’

Great War worst for Scots troops ‘a myth’

THEY were the Scots "lions led by donkeys". The established "fact" that in the First World War far more Scots soldiers died as a percentage of the population than in almost any other country is a nationalist "myth"...

 
Buxton residents get help to access credit union services

Buxton residents get help to access credit union services

Buxton residents can cash in on the arrival of a credit union in the town. A new customer service point at the town hall will be manned every Wednesday, between 1pm and 4pm, to provide easier access to Manchester Credit Union (MCU) services. One of...

 
Claire Black: Reality baking, best pick-me-up ever

Claire Black: Reality baking, best pick-me-up ever

"I'VE paused the telly so we don't miss a second." This is not a statement commonly heard in our household. In recent years we've got an almost 100 per cent success rate at missing event TV. The Sopranos? Tick, never seen a single episode....

 
Shetland author’s whodunnit to encourage reading

Shetland author’s whodunnit to encourage reading

IT IS a murder mystery like no other: where the calm, orderly hush of the library is likely to be shattered by a bloodcurdling scream. A best-selling author is teaming up with libraries around the country to stage a series of whodunnit live 
dramas,...

 
'A new approach will save my girls going through the ordeal of breast cancer'

'A new approach will save my girls going through the ordeal of breast cancer'

Joanna Moorhead with her youngest daughter Catriona, 12, on Wandsworth Common in London. Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer A stark, anonymous office overlooks the Surrey countryside. Inside, Professor Anthony Swerdlow is doing what feels to me...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
UK ‘losing finance jobs due to regulation’

UK ‘losing finance jobs due to regulation’

BRITAIN'S financial sector is becoming over-regulated and the associated costs are putting firms off locating here, according to the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Fiona Woolf, who was in Edinburgh in her role as ambassador for the UK’s financial...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Isa savers at risk of big Aim losses

Isa savers at risk of big Aim losses

Tax breaks may help small companies to attract investors but are the dangers being ignored, asks Jeff Salway A YEAR after shares in fledgling firms became eligible for Isas there are concerns that the opportunity to shelter more cash from the taxman...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Banks struggle to shake off scandals

Banks struggle to shake off scandals

WHILE the sector is showing some healthy profits it remains plagued by a number of outstanding investigations into some unethical practices, writes Martin Flanagan THE bank reporting season came to a close last week, with a pretty resilient...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Half of Scots firms ‘planning to hire more staff’

Half of Scots firms ‘planning to hire more staff’

ALMOST half of Scottish firms plan to increase staffing levels over the coming months in a further sign of the strengthening economy. The number of businesses looking to add staff has also grown significantly over the past year according to the latest...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: Shedding debt is financial suicide

Bill Jamieson: Shedding debt is financial suicide

AFTER a blistering week for First Minister Alex Salmond, let's see if we have this right. An independent Scotland would keep the pound because it’s our currency and it would be in the interests of the rest of the UK to agree to currency sharing. But...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Scott Reid: Service sector can bridge trade gap

Scott Reid: Service sector can bridge trade gap

THERE are plenty of reasons to be cheerful on the economic front. Britain's recovery from the deepest downturn in decades has been unexpectedly robust. Unemployment has fallen at a rate that has taken even the most optimistic of optimists by surprise....

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Energy drink’s sales on verge of exploding

Energy drink’s sales on verge of exploding

THE Glasgow owners of an energy drink launched last year are predicting a surge in sales which have already reached more than two million cans around the world each month. Athif Sarwar and Garvies Soft Drinks managing director Nasir Hamid say monthly...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Start-ups told to seize China’s opportunity

Start-ups told to seize China’s opportunity

START-UP companies are being urged to embrace the lucrative opportunities that are available in China, despite concerns about the outlook for the world's second-largest economy. Stewart Langdon, the newly appointed chairman of the Asia Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Air strikes resume as Gaza truce collapses

Air strikes resume as Gaza truce collapses

ISRAELI air strikes struck more than 20 targets yesterday in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior Hamas member, as militant rocket fire continued following the collapse of a three-day truce aimed at ending the war between Israel and Hamas. Hamas...

 
Egyptian court ends Muslim Brotherhood’s party

Egyptian court ends Muslim Brotherhood’s party

EGYPT'S administrative court yesterday dissolved the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated. The decision against the Freedom and Justice Party comes after a recommendation by the court’s advisory panel that...

 


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