News archive from 11 January 2015

Venus Williams warms up for Australian Open by winning the ASB Classic

Venus Williams gave herself a boost ahead of the Australian Open by winning the ASB Classic — while sister Serena slumped to defeat. Venus, 34, beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in Auckland — her first win since February. The seven-time grand slam...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

John Terry is last of the traditional, powerful English defenders, believes Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger admits that the traditional, powerful English defender has become a dying breed – not just at Arsenal but throughout the Premier League. Better pitches and a more cultivated approach to training in youth academies might have killed off...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

John Stones gives Roberto Martinez's Everton far more solid foundation

Why haven’t they been able to defend? Among the many head-scratching aspects of Everton’s season, nothing has baffled fans more than that particular question. Ultra-reliable last year, with a record that was third best in the Barclays Premier League,...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Racing Tips - 11/1/2015

Chelmsford 12.50 GAELIC SILVER 1.20 ZAMOURA (NAP) 1.50 EXCEEDINGLY 2.20 IT MUST BE FAITH 2.50 SUPER KID (TR) 3.20 LUNAR DEITY 3.50 COPPER CAVALIER Kelso 12.40 DONNA'S DIAMOND 1.10 SOUTHWAY STAR 1.40 THORPE 2.10 LIE FORRIT 2.40 MACGILLYCUDDY 3.10 DEEP...

 
General election raises fears over tax break

General election raises fears over tax break

FEARS are mounting that May's general election could trigger the abolition of a valuable tax break for business owners that has been criticised for costing £2 billion more than originally predicted. Entrepreneurs’ relief was introduced in 2008 by the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Misery index says good year for economy

Comment: Misery index says good year for economy

HERE is news that should cheer us up. The UK economy is set to have its happiest year in over half a century. We know this from a handy little device in the economists’ toolbox called the Misery Index. It is the sum of the two most depressing features...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Beer pioneer in crowdfunding drive to expand

Beer pioneer in crowdfunding drive to expand

SCOTLAND'S first draught beer takeaway business is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign to support major

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Don’t be divorced from reality over pensions

Don’t be divorced from reality over pensions

Women are still losing out because they fail to claim their share of their spouse's savings in financial settlements, writes Jeff Salway Divorce settle­ments are still putting women at risk of hardship in retirement as they continue to overlook the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Half-baked idea creates fresh misery for savers

Half-baked idea creates fresh misery for savers

WITH just months left in power, the coalition government is fast running out of opportunities to create fresh misery for savers, writes Jeff Salway The vibe coming from Westminster, however, is that it doesn’t intend to let up quite yet – hence Steve...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Further fall in inflation expected to rattle Bank

Further fall in inflation expected to rattle Bank

OFFICIAL figures due out this week are forecast to show that the sharp drop in oil prices has pushed inflation further below the Bank of England's target. The consumer price index (CPI) measure, which stood at 1 per cent in November, is expected to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Social enterprise invests £1m in fuel cell project

Social enterprise invests £1m in fuel cell project

A SOCIAL enterprise that makes fuel cells small enough to fit in a home has become the first investment for Scotland's Social Growth Fund after securing £1 million. Low carbon developer iPower, which is based in Bridge of Allan, plans to roll out its...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Tesco clean sweep will make City smile

Comment: Tesco clean sweep will make City smile

NEW Tesco boss Dave Lewis sometimes talks like a marketing manual, but he certainly does not let business tropes and buzzwords delay action. The veritable blizzard of announcements accompanying the supermarket giant’s latest trading update last week...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Jim Murphy: Labour party ‘open to Yes voters’

Jim Murphy: Labour party ‘open to Yes voters’

JIM Murphy yesterday moved Scottish Labour away from its historic commitment to the UK by proposing a new constitution signalling that the party is open to supporters of independence. JIM Murphy yesterday moved Scottish Labour away from its historic...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Investors buy Tesco’s turnaround plan. But will its customers?

Investors buy Tesco’s turnaround plan. But will its customers?

Dave Lewis has done the easy part: diagnosed Tesco’s failings in the UK and prescribed some back-to-basic remedies, such as chucking out baggage like Blinkbox, the video streaming service. And the new chief executive is plainly determined to give...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Spectre of deflation horrifies bankers, but Japan now has a taste for it

Spectre of deflation horrifies bankers, but Japan now has a taste for it

Europeans wondering what life might be like under sustained deflation need look no further than a bowl of gyudon – the Japanese comfort food of rice topped with beef and onions. The price of gyudon has become an unofficial bellwether for the health of...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 


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