News archive from 11 July 2013

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

Painstaking work to create the genetic machinery of yeast will give vital insights into the molecular biology of life. Photograph: Getty Britain's latest bid to embrace the futuristic science of synthetic biology will be revealed by the government on...

 
20 reasons why T in the Park still rocks

20 reasons why T in the Park still rocks

WITH the growing number of smaller, boutique festivals sprouting up on Scotland's musical map, T in the Park has come in for some critical bashing lately. Some say it's outgrown its natural size, that it's too expensive or too populist. And for once,...

 
Quebec train crash: families of 30 missing people told all presumed dead

Quebec train crash: families of 30 missing people told all presumed dead

Burnt tankers at the site of the train crash in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. A fire on the train hours before the crash is being investigated. Photograph: Steeve Duguay/AFP/Getty Canadian officials are now telling the families of the 30 people missing in a...

 
Obituary: Stevey Hay, musician

Obituary: Stevey Hay, musician

Born: 5 November, 1962, in Edinburgh. Died: 4 July, 2013, in Edinburgh, aged 51 Blues guitarist and singer Stevey Hay died suddenly in Edinburgh on the night of Wednesday, 4 July at the age of 51.
Born in Edinburgh on 5 November, 1962, Mr Hay was the...

 
Hospitals warned to delay cutting umbilical cords after birth

Hospitals warned to delay cutting umbilical cords after birth

The NHS is now facing calls to rethink a policy that has been standard for about 50 years regarding when umbilical cords are cut. Photograph: Stephen Chiang Hospitals are under pressure to stop clamping newborn babies' umbilical cords after new...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Sainsbury’s King says supermarket battle goes on

Sainsbury’s King says supermarket battle goes on

BRITAIN'S third-biggest grocery chain, Sainsbury's, has countered a claim from market leader Tesco that the race to expand 
supermarket space is over, saying it saw plenty of opportunities to open stores. Tesco chief executive Phil Clarke...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Corporate tourism brings £1.9bn to Scots economy

Corporate tourism brings £1.9bn to Scots economy

BUSINESS conferences and corporate jollies contribute some £1.9 billion to the Scottish economy, new reserch suggests. The UK Economic Impact Study (UKEIS), unveiled yesterday at a conference in London, showed that conferences, exhibitions, trade...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Barratt latest builder to hail Help to Buy scheme

Barratt latest builder to hail Help to Buy scheme

HOUSEBUILDER Barratt Developments added to surging optimism around the housing market yesterday as it reported solid profits and sales. Britain’s biggest housebuilder by volume became the latest firm to report a positive impact from UK government...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Sea body identified as missing girl

A body found in the sea off South Wales is missing Scottish teenager Hollie McClymont, police have confirmed. The 14-year-old, from Glasgow, had not been seen since she went swimming off Barry Island last Sunday. More than 40 specialist officers were...

 

Fund managers ‘may be hit by accountant shortage’

SCOTLAND'S fund management sector could be held back by a lack of accountants trained to handle specialist work, according to a senior industry figure. John Docherty, a divisional director at recruitment firm Core-Asset Consulting, warned that a...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Europe sets new bailout rules

European banks that get into trouble will have to provide a detailed restructuring plan before they can get a state bailout under rules agreed yesterday. In a major policy shift, the European Union will change rules on state aid on 1 August in order...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Scots egg producer hatches £3.5m expansion plan

LEADING Scottish egg producer Glenrath Farms of Peebles is about to invest more than £3.5 million in a new cracking and processing facility in an attempt to add value to its second-quality eggs. Speaking yesterday, the founder of the company, John...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Morrisons beef deal boosts sector

One of the country's largest supermarket chains has increased its commitment to Beef Shorthorn cattle, with Morrisons announcing it will be increasing the premium paid to producers by 10p per kilo to encourage even more farmers to rear the breed....

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Suspicious trades hit record low

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday announced that suspicious share price movements ahead of mergers have fallen to a record low after a crackdown on market abuse. The regulator, which replaced the Financial Services Authority in April...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Orkney best for Scottish job hunters

Orkney best for Scottish job hunters

ORKNEY is the best place for those looking for a job in Scotland with Glasgow the worst, it has emerged, as a new report showed a widening gap in the nation's employment rates. There was a sharp increase in the gap between the top three parts of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31