News archive from 12 June 2014

Glasgow 2014: Map of engineering marvels revealed

Glasgow 2014: Map of engineering marvels revealed

THE discovery of one of Europe's oldest waterworks, involving James Watt and Thomas Telford, is featured in a new map of Commonwealth Games engineering marvels published today by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The brick pump house and water...

 
Seabirds need us to save the sandeel

Seabirds need us to save the sandeel

It is a worrying trend that half of all seabirds monitored in Scotland have been lost since the mid-1980s, says Allan Whyte It may come as a surprise to many, but the humble sandeel is one of Scotland’s most important species. You are unlikely to see...

 
Armadillos could be modern-day unicorns

Armadillos could be modern-day unicorns

How many animals do we know nothing about, asks Chris West A friend’s ten-year-old daughter amused me the other day when she told me of a debate taking place with her friends on the subject of unicorns. Her opponents argued that they were myths and,...

 
Number of healthy animals being released on the increase

Number of healthy animals being released on the increase

We help wildlife charities around the world, says Colin Seddon This year marks the Scottish SPCA’s 175th anniversary and we have a remarkable story to tell. We recently reported that 2013 had been our busiest year since we were founded, with more...

 
Rotary event shrugs off wet weather to raise £2,000

Rotary event shrugs off wet weather to raise £2,000

Forty colourful stalls filled the Pavilion Gardens' Octagon for Rotary Club of Buxton's annual summer fair and charity bazaar on Saturday. The event, opened by High Peak Mayor Alan Barrow, was an opportunity for local charities and voluntary...

 

How much sugar is in your fizzy drink?

A survey by Action on Sugar has found that some ginger beer and elderflower flavoured drinks contain more sugar than Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Photograph: Alamy New research by Action on Sugar, looking at the amount of the sugar in popular fizzy drinks has...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Traditional fizzy drinks 'contain more sugar than Coca-Cola'

Traditional fizzy drinks 'contain more sugar than Coca-Cola'

Even drinks that are assumed to be healthier may exceed the sugar levels in colas. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy Traditional and upmarket fizzy drinks such as ginger beer and cloudy lemonade contain more sugar than Coca-Cola and Pepsi, according to a...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
‘Meaningless’ to calculate cost of independence

‘Meaningless’ to calculate cost of independence

Scottish independence: The SNP government will not set out the costs of establishing an independent state before the referendum, saying such a figure would be "meaningless". Scotland’s chief economic adviser Gary Gillespie told MSPs that no...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Wilkie masterpiece rediscovered after 140 years

Wilkie masterpiece rediscovered after 140 years

A PAINTING by one of Scotland's leading 19th-century artists has been discovered in the US after going missing more than 140 years ago. The work by Sir David Wilkie surfaced at an auction house in New York and was snapped up by a British art dealer...

 
Emirates backs out of Airbus deal

Emirates backs out of Airbus deal

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has suffered a £2.6 billion blow to its order book after Emirates scrapped plans to buy 70 Airbus A350s. The Dubai-based airline had placed the order as part of a wider deal with Airbus in 2007 and had been due to receive the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Flybe poised for ‘rebirth’ after return to profit

Flybe poised for ‘rebirth’ after return to profit

regional airline Flybe 
returned to profit last year following a major restructuring of the business. The company, which shed more than 1,000 jobs and axed some routes, reported record passenger numbers over the past year and today unveils a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Cybercrime | indy survey

Comment: Cybercrime | indy survey

HACKING was once the preserve of the bedroom-based geek with too much spare time on his hands and a misplaced sense of how to put his intelligence and skills to good use. These nuisance meddlers have evolved from mounting one-off daring raids, whose...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Too many Scots drink to get drunk, say experts

Too many Scots drink to get drunk, say experts

MORE work is needed to get Scots to change their views on alcohol, experts said, as research showed many still hold "permissive" views about getting drunk. Results from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey revealed an increase in people who...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 
Local services vital in mental health support

Local services vital in mental health support

There is a mounting concern across Scotland about available support for patients with mental health problems, with new research showing the vast majority of GPs (85 per cent) believe current provision is inadequate. These findings come as no surprise...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 
VIDEO: Passenger follows Let Her Go with outrageous new video

VIDEO: Passenger follows Let Her Go with outrageous new video

It's safe to say that 2013 was a pretty good year for Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg. His fifth studio album All The Little Lights spawned Let Her Go, which was the biggest-selling single of the year in the UK, won an Ivor Novello award and has clocked...

 


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