News archive from 12 September 2015

Barnaby Joyce says business case for big new coalmines 'no longer stacks up'

Barnaby Joyce says the business case for big new coalmines “no longer stacks up” given the low price and slowing global demand for the fuel. The agriculture minister’s comments were directed at the $1.2bn Shenhua Watermark coalmine planned for the...

Guardian, 00:00 in Business
 
MP’s COLUMN: Urban-centric focus should be tackled

MP’s COLUMN: Urban-centric focus should be tackled

As September arrives and I head back to Westminster (it really does feel like school starting again!), I am acutely conscious of the rural proofing challenges which I, and my colleagues with large rural seats, need to tackle. From broadband to small...

 

Veteran cosmonaut departs from International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying the world’s most experienced space flier and two rookie crewmates has pulled away from the International Space Station, aiming for a parachute landing in Kazakhstan, a Nasa TV broadcast has showed. The capsule departed...

 
Open air gym sessions planned for Dronfield

Open air gym sessions planned for Dronfield

The tranquil surrounds of Dronfield's Sindelfingen Park will be transformed into an exercise bootcamp a week tomorrow (9.30am.) Woodlands Fitness Centre has launched an outdoor class designed for maximum calorie-burn in the shortest time. Steve Cam,...

 
Aston Villa expected to change formation to accommodate new arrival Joleon Lescott

Aston Villa expected to change formation to accommodate new arrival Joleon Lescott

Tim Sherwood is considering reverting to a three-man defence following the deadline-day arrivals of Joleon Lescott and Tiago Ilori. The Villa boss has five centre-halves at the club with Micah Richards, Ciaran Clark, and Jores Okore all competing for...

 
Fun and fundraising at fair

Fun and fundraising at fair

A chance to enjoy all the fun of the fair and raise funds for charity is on offer at a special event in South Tyneside next month. The Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields has donated specially-priced tickets giving people more than £30 worth of...

 
Edinburgh best university city in UK for buy-to-let

Edinburgh best university city in UK for buy-to-let

Scottish university cities have been ranked as the best places for buy-to-let investors in the UK, with four out of five of the top cities being north of the border. Edinburgh has been named as the top university location to make a good return on...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
18 children hurt after school bus crash in Airdrie

18 children hurt after school bus crash in Airdrie

A CRASH between a packed school bus and a car during rush-hour traffic left 18 children in hospital yesterday morning. Witnesses said they thought a “bomb had gone off” after the vehicles smashed into each other, leaving some pupils injured and in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
Wetherspoon boss claims living wage threatens closures

Wetherspoon boss claims living wage threatens closures

A BROADSIDE was fired against the new national living wage yesterday by the founder and chairman of JD Wetherspoon as the pubs group reported a 25 per cent fall in yearly profits. Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin blasted the initiative by George...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Big banks want you to switch current accounts

Big banks want you to switch current accounts

But suspicion over freebies mean switching rates are still low, writes Jeff Salway The UK’s high street banks are ramping up their current account switching incentives as the market braces for the publication of a report that could hasten the end of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Construction output takes heat out of UK economy

Construction output takes heat out of UK economy

Britain's economy may have stepped down a gear after the construction sector shrank year-on-year for the first time in more than two years as housebuilding and other commercial work declined. Official figures yesterday showed that the sector...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Aberdeen hotels hit by North Sea oil pressures

Aberdeen hotels hit by North Sea oil pressures

ABERDEEN'S hotels have continued to be hit by the fallout on the North Sea energy industry from the slump in the oil price, recording their third consecutive month of lower occupancies and revenues. The latest monthly hotels survey by accountant and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Jeremy Corbyn to be new Scargill, warns Cameron

Jeremy Corbyn to be new Scargill, warns Cameron

PRIME Minister David Cameron has warned that Jeremy Corbyn will try to take Britain back "to the days of Michael Foot and Arthur Scargill" in the 1980s if the left-wing candidate is confirmed as the new leader of the Labour Party today. Mr...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
200ft surge in sea level if we keep burning fossil fuels

200ft surge in sea level if we keep burning fossil fuels

BURNING all of the world's available fossil-fuel resources would completely melt the Antarctic ice sheet - triggering a 200ft rise in sea levels that would flood some of the world's biggest cities including London, according to new research. The study...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Marine convicted of Taleban death: I’m a scapegoat

Marine convicted of Taleban death: I’m a scapegoat

A ROYAL Marine convicted of murdering an injured Afghan fighter has said he has been made a "scapegoat". Sergeant Alexander Blackman quoted Shakespeare as he shot his victim in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol after the Afghan had...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 


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