News archive from 13 September 2014

HSBC to pay $550m in US to settle mortgage mis-selling suit

HSBC to pay $550m in US to settle mortgage mis-selling suit

HSBC has denied the allegations, and did not admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA HSBC Holdings will pay $550m (£340m) to resolve a US regulator's claims that the British bank made false representations in selling...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 
Gordon Brown: Silent majority to secure No victory

Gordon Brown: Silent majority to secure No victory

THE "silent majority" of Scots will sweep the country to a

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Small ‘No’ lead in new poll

Scottish independence: Small ‘No’ lead in new poll

SCOTLAND'S future is hanging in the balance, as a poll shows a gap of only two percentage points

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Rugby legends backing ‘No’

Scottish independence: Rugby legends backing ‘No’

A SQUAD of Scottish rugby legends replicated the national side's iconic 1990 march on to the Murrayfield turf as they took part in an anti-independence campaign event today. David Sole, who captained Scotland’s Grand Slam winning side in 1990, was...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Moore demands quick recall

Scottish independence: Moore demands quick recall

FORMER Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has demanded that Parliament is recalled the week after the independence referendum to discuss the result whatever way it goes. It is understood the proposal is being considered by the UK Government after Mr...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Barclays poaches chairman from ScotRail operator

Barclays poaches chairman from ScotRail operator

SCOTRAIL operator FirstGroup has launched the search for a new chairman after banking veteran John McFarlane yesterday revealed he is quitting the transport group next year to take on the chairmanship of Barclays bank. McFarlane will take up the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Apple to the core | following the Swedes

Comment: Apple to the core | following the Swedes

BACK in the information Dark Ages - 2007 to be precise - a respected US market research company, Universal McCann, published a report proving there was no market for the new Apple iPhone. The late Steve Jobs is now laughing in High Tech heaven. He had...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Wetherspoon chief hits out at ‘tax excesses’

Wetherspoon chief hits out at ‘tax excesses’

Pubs giant JD Wetherspoon has kept up its attack on the "excessive" levies paid by the industry after revealing it handed more than £600 million to the taxman over the last year. Although chairman Tim Martin said the firm was “happy to pay”...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Pound under pressure but FTSE rises

Pound under pressure but FTSE rises

Sterling came under fresh pressure yesterday after a new opinion poll suggested the outcome of next week's independence referendum remains on a knife-edge. An ICM survey at lunchtime put support for the No camp at 51 per cent, slightly ahead of Yes at...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Sports Hotline: Rangers fans continue to fear for the future of their club - and talk of boycotts is on the...

IT’S a case of Sons of Strewth as Rangers fans continue to fret for the future and contemplate boycotting their club. The current regime running the club could not be more unwanted in Scotland if they donned Nigel Farage masks and paraded up and down...

 

U.S. to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than 2,400 people in West Africa - more than half of them in Liberia. Liberian officials have called the outbreak the greatest threat to national stability since a 1989-2003 civil war. Many in the...

 
The write stuff: Mathew’s Tale

The write stuff: Mathew’s Tale

IF MATHEW Fleming had ever been truly afraid of anyone, that man was already dead. When he fell asleep, it was with a feeling of dread for the things he might see on his

 
Plunging annuities threaten pensioner income hopes

Plunging annuities threaten pensioner income hopes

Pension savers have been rocked by a fresh plunge in annuity rates that experts warn is set to continue as government reforms threaten to leave many workers worse off. The rates paid on annuities, with which most private-sector employees convert their...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar Pistorius's two-hour rampage at the London Paralympics

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar Pistorius's two-hour rampage at the London Paralympics

The athlete had to be locked in a room, punched tables and hurled chairs against walls after being beaten in the 200 metres final by Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira. It was Pistorius's first ever defeat over 200 metres. He was led away after an...

 
Oscar Pistorius's 'scared' ex-girlfriend forced to HIDE his gun from him

Oscar Pistorius's 'scared' ex-girlfriend forced to HIDE his gun from him

Samantha Taylor, 20, revealed that she was so scared she once hid the gun he kept by his bed at the flat where he killed Reeva Steenkamp. The student - who bears a chilling likeness to Reeva - spoke of “angry and possessive rages” and said she became...

 


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