News archive from 10 December 2014

Hibernian in talks to cut £8m debt

The club insisted that talk of a “total” debt write-off was “not based on fact” and was “speculative”. But it is understood discussions between the club, the holding company and the bank centre on significantly reducing Hibs' arrears. Talks are said...

 

Caretaker Gary Teale wants St Mirren job

Teale has been promoted from player-coach following Tommy Craig's sacking. St Mirren are now searching for a new boss, with former player Billy Stark the frontrunner for the role. But Teale is determined to stake his claim for the job. Craig's tenure...

 

Dundee United fury at Charlie Telfer fee

The ruling of an independent tribunal called in to settle the issue after the clubs couldn't agree on a fee for the 19-year-old angered Tannadice chairman Stephen Thompson. And he warned parents of all young Scottish players to “choose their clubs...

 
‘Day of silence’ boosts ceasefire hopes in Ukraine

‘Day of silence’ boosts ceasefire hopes in Ukraine

Ukraine's armed forces and Moscow-backed rebels observed a "Day of Silence" in eastern Ukraine in an effort to bolster a fragile ceasefire that has managed to limit, if not end, bloody fighting in the region that has already cost around...

 
German court rejects case against ex-SS man

German court rejects case against ex-SS man

A GERMAN court has thrown out the case of a former SS man accused of involvement in the largest civilian massacre in Nazi-occupied France. The Cologne state court said there is not enough evidence to bring Werner Christukat, 89, to trial for accessory...

 
Hong Kong says protest camp must go

Hong Kong says protest camp must go

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China worries may boost Indonesia defence spending to $20 billion/year - official

Luhut Panjaitan, a former commander of Indonesia's special forces, said Jakarta had no plans to use force to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea and would continue to promote dialogue between Beijing and its regional rivals. But he...

 
Energy customers given further ways to reclaim cash

Energy customers given further ways to reclaim cash

Millions of energy customers who have money left in old accounts are again being encouraged to reclaim it. The energy industry launched a website in September, in an effort to hand money back to three million customers who are owed it. Now they are...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
It’s Lead of the Rings as Billy meets Pippin

It’s Lead of the Rings as Billy meets Pippin

Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd dropped into a dog shelter yesterday - and almost made off with a pup called Pippin. Visiting the Dogs Trust in Uddingston, the 46-year-old Scots actor – who lost his own spaniel recently – fell in love with aptly...

 
Water wisdom from the global village

Water wisdom from the global village

Traditional Indian johads, or small dams, have a great deal to teach us about protecting topsoil and preventing flooding, says Marc Stutter An African proverb says it takes a whole village to raise a child. This holds true also that communities,...

 
Watch the birdie and help to save woodcocks

Watch the birdie and help to save woodcocks

We need to know these secretive birds better, says Katrina Candy Monkey III has returned! This is not an announcement of latest big screen simian revolution offering in the Planet of the Apes franchise but I am heralding the return to UK soil of a...

 
It’s time for joined up thinking on carbon

It’s time for joined up thinking on carbon

Sharing ideas and solutions is the new agenda, says Andy Kerr As we approach the end of an extraordinary year in Scottish history, it is important to ask: what now? The Smith Commission has laid out plans for creating a more durable and responsive...

 
Asos sales boosted by bargain hunters

Asos sales boosted by bargain hunters

Promotions over the weekend covering Black Friday and Cyber Monday helped online retailer Asos regain sales momentum with its biggest ever trading week at the end of November. Retail sales in the UK rose 24 per cent in the three months to 30 November,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Lloyds’ plan could be derailed ‘stress test’

Lloyds’ plan could be derailed ‘stress test’

Plans by Lloyds Banking Group to resume dividend payments could be rejected unless it performs strongly in a test of its financial health, the results of which are due to be published on Tuesday. Along with fellow state-backed lender Royal Bank of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Glazer could net $50m from Man United shares

Glazer could net $50m from Man United shares

ONE of the sons of late Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer is selling down his stake in the club in a move that could net him $50 million (£32m) Glazer’s six children took an equal split of the shares following his death in May at the age of 85....

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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