News archive from 11 February 2014

Cycling safer than gardening, says Chris Boardman

Cycling safer than gardening, says Chris Boardman

Cycling is safer than gardening, Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman said yesterday as he helped launch British Cycling's ChooseCycling manifesto. He stressed that all road users, including cyclists, had to observe road safety regulations and urged...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Labour will keep austerity, says Miliband

Labour will keep austerity, says Miliband

ED Miliband would "cut spending" if he wins the next election and he has issued a stark warning describing continued austerity under a Labour government. Mr Miliband said Labour will have to show it “can do more with less” as he delivered a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Joanna Dennehy: Two men found guilty

Joanna Dennehy: Two men found guilty

Two men were yesterday found guilty of helping serial killer Joanna Dennehy. Gary “Stretch” Richards was convicted of three counts of preventing the lawful burial of a body and one of attempted murder at Cambridge Crown Court. Leslie Layton was found...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Growth forecast hiked amid rise in confidence

Growth forecast hiked amid rise in confidence

Rising exports and a rebound in business investment will see UK economic output grow more quickly than expected this year, the CBI predicted today. The employers’ organisation said strong domestic demand, underpinned by record low borrowing costs, was...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Barclays unveils fall in profits

Barclays unveils fall in profits

Barclays was forced to reveal its operating profits a day early yesterday after the key numbers for the banking giant leaked out. It released a stock market report confirming a newspaper story that underlying operating profits fell from £7 billion in...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: More contentious gas on electoral front

Comment: More contentious gas on electoral front

It's all rather "more populist than thou". Coalition government Energy Secretary Ed Davey has written to regulator Ofgem and the Competition & Markets Authority attacking the dominance of British Gas and Scottish Gas. Davey has crossed...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Net gains: Campbells wins Aldi fish deal

Net gains: Campbells wins Aldi fish deal

Campbells Prime Meat, the Linlithgow-based food processor, has landed a £60,000 deal to provide Aldi with fresh fish from north-east Scotland. This follows last year’s signing of a £400,000 annual supply contract with the German discount retailer,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Farming: ‘Only Europe can agree higher payments’

Farming: ‘Only Europe can agree higher payments’

The ball is firmly in the Scottish Government's court in any attempts to gain a higher rate of coupled support under the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) agreement, it was claimed yesterday. Speaking on the first day of NFU Scotland’s...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Salmond makes push for hydro power expansion

Salmond makes push for hydro power expansion

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has urged energy giant ScottishPower to double the size of Scotland's biggest hydro power station, a move which he claims would create 1,000 jobs and "keep the lights on" across the UK. ScottishPower has announced...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Special teams ‘should probe historic child abuse’

Special teams ‘should probe historic child abuse’

SPECIALISED teams of police, lawyers and childcare experts should be created to investigate historic abuse, a report has suggested. The Scottish Government should also review time-bar laws so that alleged victims can launch compensation cases,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Independence: Passion play to get Scottish twist

Independence: Passion play to get Scottish twist

THE names of the characters may be instantly recognisable and there is something very familiar about the storyline. But the open-air play to be staged in the heart of Edinburgh on Easter Saturday will be far removed from the classic story charting the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Peter Jones: Renewables nirvana could be hot air

Peter Jones: Renewables nirvana could be hot air

Independence is likely to push power bills up, because the rest of the UK won't be subsidising Scotland, writes Peter Jones WIND power, because it is unpredictable, needs a lot of subsidy, and covers the landscape with highly visible (some say...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
The Scotsman Cartoon: Passion play and independence

The Scotsman Cartoon: Passion play and independence

An open-air play based on the classic story of the last days of Christ is to be staged in the heart of Edinburgh on Easter Saturday. This version is to be retold against the background of a nation in turmoil over a looming referendum – in an alternate...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Irvine Bay ready to its play part in life sciences

Irvine Bay ready to its play part in life sciences

Translating life sciences potential into jobs growth will require a merger of minds and means, says Doug Smith WHEN the Scottish Government announced that Irvine was to be the site of an Enterprise Area with a focus on the key life sciences sector...

 


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