News archive from 13 April 2014

Nigel Farage slams ‘false’ independence

Nigel Farage slams ‘false’ independence

SCOTS should be offered a referendum on European Union membership if there is a Yes vote to leave the United Kingdom, Ukip leader Nigel Farage said last night. Claiming that Scotland would not be a truly independent nation unless it was out of the EU,...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 
‘Cash compensation’ for Red Road neighbours

‘Cash compensation’ for Red Road neighbours

RESIDENTS near the Red Road flats in Glasgow could be given financial compensation to persuade them to temporarily leave their homes during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony demolition. Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) officials admitted...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 
Warning as lack of office space forces up rent

Warning as lack of office space forces up rent

A STRONG recovery in the Edinburgh office market is creating an urgent demand for new premises and forcing up rents, according to one property agent. Lettings are already higher than before the financial crisis in 2007 and Montagu Evans says the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Terry Murden: Double trouble for Digby

Terry Murden: Double trouble for Digby

THERE is a new business troubleshooter on the box. Lord Jones of Birmingham, better known as Digby, presents the updated version of the 1990s Troubleshooter show that featured Sir John Harvey-Jones. Digby may match Sir John’s physical stature, but his...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: The IMF’s magic wand not for Europe

Bill Jamieson: The IMF’s magic wand not for Europe

No convincing strategy for QE withdrawal has yet been put forward says Bill Jamieson TWO cheers for the International Monetary Fund: its latest forecast for the UK economy projects growth of 2.9 per cent this year, up from its estimate of 2.4 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
JD Sports Fashion tipped to 30% profit increase

JD Sports Fashion tipped to 30% profit increase

RETAIL group JD Sports Fashion is expected to unveil a sharp rise in profits this week as it continues to attract teenagers and twentysomethings seeking designer trainers and tracksuits. The firm cheered the City with its post-Christmas update in...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Clarke defiant over slump in Tesco profits

Clarke defiant over slump in Tesco profits

EMBATTLED Tesco boss Philip Clarke will fiercely deny this week that his £1 billion turnaround of the group has hit the buffers amid institutional unease over whether he is the right man to restore the group's faded reputation. Clarke will admit at...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Cancer drug pioneer nets record funding

Cancer drug pioneer nets record funding

A MEDICAL company has secured a $57 million (£34m) package of support led by a Californian venture capital fund in the biggest ever private investment in a Scottish life sciences business. NuCana, based in Edinburgh, will use the financing to fund the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Advice sessions to wannabe volunteers

Advice sessions to wannabe volunteers

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales will be running a series of three advice events at Wirksworth Library. The sessions will be between 10am and 1pm on April 29, May 20 and June 17. Interested people can just call in anytime and the...

 
‘Gas war’ fears as pro-Russian sieges spread

‘Gas war’ fears as pro-Russian sieges spread

ARMED pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city yesterday, deepening a standoff with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies. At least 20 men armed...

 
Upstream struggle to get trout down under

Upstream struggle to get trout down under

IT WAS a journey of 12,000 miles over vast oceans and round the treacherous Cape Horn with a single goal: to bring Scottish fly-fishing to the bottom of the world. Tasmania will this month celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of brown trout...

 
Murder bid charge for baby Musa is dropped

Murder bid charge for baby Musa is dropped

A NINE-MONTH-old baby boy, who was accused of

 
Ten BBC2 programmes that shaped our world

Ten BBC2 programmes that shaped our world

FIFTY years after the channel's launch Dani Garavelli recalls the shows that made their mark When BBC2 was launched 50 years ago next weekend, it quickly established itself as a welcome alternative to the “light entertainment” ethos of BBC1 and ITV,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Sales reps in NHS maternity wards are a marketing push too far for mothers

Sales reps in NHS maternity wards are a marketing push too far for mothers

Parents can shrug off most of the marketing pressure but Bounty's private sales reps have a captive audience of bed-bound mothers. Photograph: Kelvin Murray/Getty Images From earliest childhood, it's made clear to us that a major change in life is...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma

How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma

Adam Pearson at his home in south London. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer Adam Pearson is used to people noticing him. A few weeks ago, he was in a DVD shop near his home in Croydon, south London, and a gaggle of teenage girls starting...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 


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