News archive from 12 March 2014

A horse, the Great War and an epic showpiece

A horse, the Great War and an epic showpiece

At least five million people have seen it and the movie has taken about £100 million at the box office, but that doesn't do War Horse justice. To really appreciate Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel about a chestnut that becomes a war hero, you have to see...

 

Tamworth FC boss Belford frustrated by Nuneaton Town defeat

Dale Belford was left to reflect on a frustrating night as his Tamworth FC side were edged out of their local derby at play-off chasing Nuneaton. A mistake from keeper Cameron Belford gifted Emmit Delfuenso the only goal of the game. Boss Belford...

 
Brooks ‘was not told of Dowler still alive claims’

Brooks ‘was not told of Dowler still alive claims’

FORMER News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks has claimed she was kept in the dark during a period in which the newspaper believed Milly Dowler was alive and working in a factory. If the 13-year-old schoolgirl had been found alive, the Sunday paper...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Payout for Savile victims could take £3.3m estate

Payout for Savile victims could take £3.3m estate

A HIGH Court judge has described a compensation scheme set up to cater for victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile as a "sensible and pragmatic" attempt at solving a "complex situation". Mr Justice Sales said the scheme – agreed...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Drunken MP ‘put his hand down man’s trousers’

Drunken MP ‘put his hand down man’s trousers’

A WESTMINSTER worker thought "Oh God, he's doing it to me now" after "drunk" MP Nigel Evans put his hand down the back of his trousers in a pub, a court heard yesterday. The openly gay man said the MP, accused of a series of sex...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Cape in £38m Motherwell Bridge buyout

Cape in £38m Motherwell Bridge buyout

Venerable engineer Motherwell Bridge has been bought by industrial services group Cape in a deal that has triggered a multi-million pound windfall for its management. The takeover values the 116-year-old engineering stalwart at almost £38 million and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Aldi grabs record share of market

Aldi grabs record share of market

DISCOUNT retailer Aldi has seen its share of the grocery sector grow to a record 4.3 per cent after piling more pressure on the "big four" supermarket chains. Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said Morrisons, the UK’s fourth-largest...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Passenger numbers up at biggest Scottish airports

Passenger numbers up at biggest Scottish airports

Passenger numbers at Scotland's three main airports rose strongly last month, with international routes helping to fuel growth. Figures published yesterday revealed that Edinburgh Airport witnessed the biggest increase, followed by Aberdeen and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
MSPs call for alternative to banks’ SME lending

MSPs call for alternative to banks’ SME lending

The dominance of two banks north of the Border - Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland - should be broken by establishing new sources of credit for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a report by Holyrood's economy...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Sutherland out of ‘ungovernable’ Co-op

Comment: Sutherland out of ‘ungovernable’ Co-op

ONE is beginning to get the impression that, as outgoing chief executive Euan Sutherland claims, the Co-operative Group is ungovernable. What a catalogue of distress and waywardness it has been in the past three or four years. The final straw for...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Salmond backs digital growth in £6.6m plan

Salmond backs digital growth in £6.6m plan

Scotland's digital technology sector is being given a £6.6 million funding boost from the Scottish Government to help it find candidates for up to 11,000 jobs a year. The money will support the development of digital skills with a new plan which...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
George Kerevan: Brown’s plan a recipe for disaster

George Kerevan: Brown’s plan a recipe for disaster

FORMER premier's peculiar proposals would bring instability, not devo-max to Scotland, writes George Kerevan GORDON Brown is that rare animal in politics: a card-carrying intellectual who likes ideas. I say this as a compliment. Unlike the Tories,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

SNP under-estimated deficit by £3bn, says Treasury

THE Scottish Government has under-estimated Scotland's deficit by more than £3 billion and relies on over optimistic predictions on oil and gas revenues which are already out of date, a Treasury analysis paper has confirmed. The paper has come ahead...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
LinkedIn passes 15 million members mark in the UK

LinkedIn passes 15 million members mark in the UK

LinkedIn isn’t the same as other social networks. Not everyone on there wants to be your ‘friend’. Just ask Diana Mekota, a 26-year-old university graduate from Chicago, who tried to connect with recruiting consultant Kelly Blazek last month. When...

Metro, 00:07 in Hot News
 
US flexes military might with Ukrainian war games

US flexes military might with Ukrainian war games

The United States and Poland have begun war games as Washington last night made a gesture of support for its Nato allies in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe after Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski called on...

 


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