News archive from 12 April 2013

Aubameyang agent confirms host of top flight clubs on alert

Oscar Damiani, the agent of £13m-rated Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23, has confirmed interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle.The quick Gabonese striker has been in prolific form in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 17 goals in...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Prince William gives Dyke the thumbs-up to become new FA chairman

Greg Dyke's arrival as the next chairman of the FA comes by royal appointment. FA independent director Roger Devlin, head of the selection panel, took Dyke to meet FA president Prince William to get his approval for the decision. And Devlin told this...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Serious criminals ‘dodging’ victim compensation

Serious criminals ‘dodging’ victim compensation

A LEGAL loophole preventing Scotland's most serious offenders from paying into a fund to help victims should be closed, Scottish Labour has said. The party has urged the Scottish Government to amend the Victims and Witnesses Bill, to make sure that...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
SNP split over post-independence US base plan

SNP split over post-independence US base plan

ALEX Salmond is facing opposition within the SNP to his suggestion that United States bases could remain on Scottish soil after independence. The First Minister told a US audience that non-nuclear bases in an independent Scotland “would be possible”...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Thatcher: Cameron hits out at ‘distasteful’ reaction

DAVID Cameron has branded some reaction to the death of Baroness Thatcher as "pretty distasteful". The Prime Minister said he thought the majority of national feeling was to grieve for the loss of a great leader, but conceded that sections...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Dr John MacDonald: Precedent for Scots nuclear ban

Dr John MacDonald: Precedent for Scots nuclear ban

MONGOLIA has banned nuclear weapons from its soil, and Dr John MacDonald believes that Scotland could do exactly the same. In WASHINGTON DC on Tuesday, Alex Salmond reiterated his commitment to an independent Scotland free of nuclear weapons. In...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
GARCIA TAKES SHARE OF THE LEAD

GARCIA TAKES SHARE OF THE LEAD

A year after claiming he was not good enough to win a major and needed to "play for second or third place", Sergio Garcia claimed a share of the lead on the opening day of the 77th Masters. Garcia carded six birdies and no bogeys in a...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Scotbet profits up despite sales dip

Scotbet profits up despite sales dip

THE closure of unprofitable shops and lack of a major football tournament last summer took their toll at gambling group Scotbet. The company, acquired in a management buyout in 2011, saw sales drop by 11 per cent to £65.1 million in the year to 30...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Lloyds beefs up insurance team

Two major appointments were unveiled by Lloyds Banking Group yesterday as it seeks to strengthen the management at its insurance division. Craig Thornton, Aviva UK’s commercial director, is joining on 1 June and will be responsible for the Halifax and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Jobless figure falls in America

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, which eased fears of a deterioration in labour market conditions after a surprise stumble in jobs' growth in March. Initial claims for state...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Business in brief: PZ Cussons | Octopus | Energy Assets

PZ CUSSONS said its core UK brands - Carex, Imperial Leather and Original Source - have performed well despite intense promotional activity and "challenging consumer conditions". Its beauty division saw growth in international markets...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Spurs suffer shoot-out heartbreak

Tottenham's rollercoaster ride in the Europa League came to a dramatic end as they were beaten 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out against Basle. Clint Dempsey put Spurs ahead before Mohamed Salah and Aleksandr Dragovic scored to put Basle on course for...

Daily Post, 00:08 in Sport
 

Garcia takes share of the lead

A year after claiming he was not good enough to win a major and needed to "play for second or third place", Sergio Garcia claimed a share of the lead on the opening day of the 77th Masters. Garcia carded six birdies and no bogeys in a...

Daily Post, 00:08 in Sport
 
Cyprus bailout: Eurozone finance ministers discuss crisis

Cyprus bailout: Eurozone finance ministers discuss crisis

Eurozone finance ministers meet on Friday to finalise a bailout for Cyprus amid news that the country needs much more money than first thought. The meeting in Dublin will review how Cyprus can raise its contribution to the bailout being put together...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Brakes put on speeding drivers near Askern school

Motorists speeding near a Doncaster primary school have been targeted after parents alerted police to the problem. Askern Safer Neighbourhood Team stopped drivers to warn them of the dangers of speeding after carrying out checks near Moss Road Junior...

 


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