News archive from 12 October 2014

Luis Suarez eyes Clasico return as Barcelona star whets appetite for competitive comeback vs Real Madrid

Luis Suarez’s countdown to the Clasico continues and all indications are that despite playing just four friendlies in four months he will be ready to start against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Since the Spanish league computer decreed that...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Retired Bruce Forsyth is STRICTLY stylish

Retired Bruce Forsyth is STRICTLY stylish

The 86-year-old seemed to be embracing retirement as he enjoyed some time with wife Wilnelia Merced on Friday. Brucie came out last week to criticise Strictly Come Dancing, saying that the judges are scoring too highly, too early. Eastenders star has...

 
Life or death plea over breast cancer drug
 
Green spaces link to poorer mental health in women

Green spaces link to poorer mental health in women

MOVING to the countryside may be the dream of many stressed city-dwelling Scots - but new research shows that for women it may not be as beneficial as once believed. Health experts from Glasgow University have discovered that social isolation and...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Takeaways ‘should be licensed like pubs’

Takeaways ‘should be licensed like pubs’

FAST food outlets should be

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Britain prepares for ‘handful’ of Ebola cases

Britain prepares for ‘handful’ of Ebola cases

THE Chief Medical Officer yesterday warned the UK should expect a "handful" of Ebola cases in the coming months. Defending airport screening, Dame Sally Davies said it was a “blunt instrument” but would save lives. She rejected criticism in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Dani Garavelli: No room for racism in Ebola fight

Dani Garavelli: No room for racism in Ebola fight

THE limits to my liberalism became clear at 10.10pm on Thursday. The BBC news had just finished reporting on the Briton who may or may not have died of Ebola in Macedonia and my youngest son had dissolved into a blubbering heap on the sofa. "It's...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Derek Robertson: A cleaner Scotland is in the bag

Derek Robertson: A cleaner Scotland is in the bag

RETAILERS all over Scotland will be making final plans this week before the introduction of a mandatory charge of 5p for every bag used at point of sale. Large and small, corner shop or out-of-town supermarket, they will have steps to put in place to...

 
Brown urges Tories to get radical on devolution

Brown urges Tories to get radical on devolution

GORDON Brown yesterday urged the Conservatives to "radically improve" their offer for a stronger Holyrood when he called on them to embrace a raft of new powers. The former prime minister said the Tories should agree to devolve more control...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Funding for vital school building work crumbles

Funding for vital school building work crumbles

THE cash to be spent on rebuilding Scotland's crumbling schools has been reduced by £82 million, more than one-third, this year, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. An analysis of John Swinney’s budget shows the £226m ministers had intended to 
invest...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Don’t leave our future to Westminster - McLeish

Don’t leave our future to Westminster - McLeish

FORMER Labour first minister Henry McLeish has said the legacy of the independence referendum was that Scotland's future should not be determined solely by Westminster. At the Scottish Green Party Conference in Edinburgh, the former MP and MSP also...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
O’Leary: Scrap flight tax and we’ll double passengers

O’Leary: Scrap flight tax and we’ll double passengers

RYANAIR could double the size of its presence in Scotland within two years if the country abolished "penal" air passenger duty (APD), its chief executive has predicted. Michael O’Leary, who last week revealed the carrier would expand its...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: We still hold some aces

Comment: We still hold some aces

ANOTHER week, and another tumultuous spasm - in markets and in politics. Just when you thought we were set for post-referendum calm, we have growing signs of a Eurozone plunge into recession, while here finance secretary John Swinney gave Scotland its...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Boost for workers as wage growth continues

Boost for workers as wage growth continues

BRITAIN'S long-suffering workers should get a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel this week as the gap between inflation and wage growth narrows. Official figures are expected to show consumer price inflation (CPI) dipped to a five-year low of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Shepherd and Wedderburn still on takeover trail

Shepherd and Wedderburn still on takeover trail

LAW firm Shepherd and Wedderburn is set to unveil another deal before Christmas as its appetite for

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


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