News archive from 11 January 2013

Michael Fry: The Irn-Bru crown prince

Michael Fry: The Irn-Bru crown prince

He speaks in a Scottish accent and supports Rangers, yet Angela Merkel's protege has been hailed as the rising star of German politics, writes Michael Fry You can hear that David McAllister did not learn his English at a German school, because when he...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Joyce McMillan: Hope finally surfaces as a last resort

Joyce McMillan: Hope finally surfaces as a last resort

Fear of change must give way to optimism for a nuclear-free future to be shared across all nations, writes Joyce McMillan ON THE front page of The Scotsman, this week, the image of a Trident submarine, surfacing out of cold blue-grey water; there’s...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
ZSA ZSA GABOR'S HUSBAND'S CONSERVATORSHIP EXTENDED

ZSA ZSA GABOR'S HUSBAND'S CONSERVATORSHIP EXTENDED

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz put the European royal in charge of Gabor's finances for six months in July (12), announcing she would reevaluate his efforts in January (13). And on Wednesday (09Jan13) Von Anhalt was given the green light...

 
George Kerevan: Washington wary of a fragmented Europe

George Kerevan: Washington wary of a fragmented Europe

The US needs to be aware of shifts within the EU rather than assume the continued compliance of the UK, writes George Kerevan PREDICTABLY, the warning from Philip H. Gordon, President Obama’s point man in Europe, that Britain should stay in the EU,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Sainsbury’s boss warns of tough year ahead as sales growth eases

Sainsbury’s boss warns of tough year ahead as sales growth eases

SAINSBURY'S rang up slowing quarterly sales growth today as its chief executive warned of no let-up in chronic nervous consumer sentiment in 2013. Posting 0.9 per cent like-for-like sales growth, down from 1.9 per cent in the previous three months,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Councillors vote to take legal action against Rutland Anti-Corruption Group

Councillors vote to take legal action against Rutland Anti-Corruption Group

23/26 Councillors also backed a motion to support the Chief Executive or council officers who wish to bring legal action for harassment against members of the Rutland Anti-Corruption Group. NB The three councillors who abstained were Richard Gale,...

 

Scotland is ‘losing’ £1m lamb promotion cash every year

With lamb producers now facing the lowest prices offered in the past three years, the National Sheep Association (NSA) this week called for progress on levy repatriation worth more that £1 million a year to allow more cash to go into promotion and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Fewer dairy farmers but herd sizes at record high

The number of milk producers in Scotland has continued to fall with just 1,011 still in the business at the beginning of January this year, a loss of 16 producers over the past 12 months and a tenfold reduction from only 50 years ago. However, while...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Rolling ahead: BMW rallies with record figures for 2012

BMW has achieved its highest ever annual sales and is forecasting further gains in 2013 as it defies the turmoil in the eurozone. The German carmaker yesterday reported a record result for each of its three brands, including UK-based Mini and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Teachers ‘back bid to build Portobello High School in park’

Teachers ‘back bid to build Portobello High School in park’

A RETIRED maths teacher has spoken out on behalf of staff at Portobello High School to underline the support among teachers for a new school on a community park. Andrew McGeever, who taught at Portobello High for 36 years, told more than 300 residents...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Learning
 

Britain and the EU: Europe's lost voices

In theory, one of the roles of politicians is to conduct, inform and lead a national debate on the issues of the day. One of those issues, for Britain, is without doubt the future of the European Union and Britain's place within it. Yet our...

 
Scientists accused of exaggerating success of cancer drug trials

Scientists accused of exaggerating success of cancer drug trials

SOME clinical trials for breast cancer treatments are being "spun" by scientists anxious to show them in a positive light, 
according to a new report. An examination of research findings revealed almost a third of trials examined...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Diver Tom Daley’s mother hits out at lack of support from UK swimming chief

Diver Tom Daley’s mother hits out at lack of support from UK swimming chief

Tom Daley's mother has angrily hit back at criticism of her son by British Swimming chief David Sparkes. Mr Sparkes this week questioned Tom Daley’s decision to front the ITV show Splash!, which aired for the first time last weekend, as an unnecessary...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
UK’s armed forces to get new type of sidearm

UK’s armed forces to get new type of sidearm

SOLDIERS in Afghanistan will be among the first to use a new type of pistol that is being provided to the armed forces, it was announced today. Personnel from all three services are to start using new Glock pistols after a contract was awarded to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Civil servant wins sacking tribunal

A SENIOR tax adviser who claimed he was sacked for blowing the whistle on Treasury officials who were "killing off" one of George Osborne's key tax policies yesterday said he was "delighted" that a tribunal ruled he had been...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 


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