News archive from 13 December 2012, page 12

Britons top online shopping survey

Dec 13 2012 Britons spend more than £1,000 a year each shopping online - more than any other country. New research reveals that the amount of money spent on internet shopping shot up by 14% to £1,083 last year, compared with £950 in 2010. Australians...

 

Policewomen memorial garden opens

Dec 13 2012 A memorial garden is to be unveiled in honour of two policewomen who were killed in a gun and grenade attack. Pcs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, lost their lives when they responded to a report of a burglary in Hattersley, Greater...

 

Warning on patient care 'rationing'

Dec 13 2012 The Government should take "a more active interest" in ensuring that patient care is not being rationed, a report suggests. The Department of Health has "no way" of getting assurances from local healthcare...

 
Nokia decline sparks Finnish start-up boom

Nokia decline sparks Finnish start-up boom

Nokia once dominated the worldwide mobile phone market but its influence has waned against strong competition in the smartphone sector. Finland's largest company has been forced to downsize, with thousands of employees facing redundancy. Is there life...

 

Pat Finucane murder: A profile | The key points | The key players

PAT Finucane, a high-profile lawyer working and living in Belfast during the height of the Troubles, came to prominence due to successfully challenging the British government over several important human rights cases in the 1980s. He came from a...

Scotsman, 01:38 in Hot News
 

Analysis: ‘Real’ unemployment is on a rising trend

THE JOBS market data published yesterday show both employment and unemployment falling in Scotland. Total employment fell by 27,000 (-1.1 per cent) in the quarter and by 7,000 (-0.3 per cent) over the year. Yet, unemployment fell by 19,000 in the...

Scotsman, 01:38 in Hot News
 

Pat Finucane murder: Analysis: ‘Shocking revelations add to pressure for full inquiry’

THAT security forces colluded with loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland during the Troubles has long been common knowledge, but Prime Minister David Cameron was right yesterday when he described the levels of state collusion uncovered by Sir...

Scotsman, 01:42 in Hot News
 

Flag protests continue

THERE was widespread traffic disruption in Belfast last night as loyalist protests over a dispute about the Union flag continued. Demonstrators blocked a number of routes at rush hour to voice their anger at last week’s decision to reduce the number...

Scotsman, 01:42 in Hot News
 
Kate royal hoax: Australian watchdog launches inquiry

Kate royal hoax: Australian watchdog launches inquiry

The Australian media watchdog has launched a formal inquiry into the hoax call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead on Friday, three days after taking the call from an...

BBC, 01:43 in Art & Culture
 
Greece bailout funds due for payment

Greece bailout funds due for payment

Greece is due to receive the latest tranche of bailout funds needed to keep the economy afloat later on Thursday. After weeks of tough talks, eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund agreed last month to release 44bn euros...

BBC, 01:46 in Business
 
Hong Kong seeks 'criminal liability' for IPO sponsors

Hong Kong seeks 'criminal liability' for IPO sponsors

A Hong Kong watchdog has proposed that sponsors of initial share sales be held criminally liable for false information presented by firms they help to list on the stock exchange. The Securities and Futures Commission said this would improve due...

BBC, 01:46 in Business
 

Pat Finucane murder: Analysis: ‘Shocking revelations add to pressure for full inquiry’

THAT security forces colluded with loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland during the Troubles has long been common knowledge, but Prime Minister David Cameron was right yesterday when he described the levels of state collusion uncovered by Sir...

Scotsman, 01:49 in Hot News
 

Analysis: ‘Real’ unemployment is on a rising trend

THE JOBS market data published yesterday show both employment and unemployment falling in Scotland. Total employment fell by 27,000 (-1.1 per cent) in the quarter and by 7,000 (-0.3 per cent) over the year. Yet, unemployment fell by 19,000 in the...

Scotsman, 01:49 in Hot News
 

Analysis: ‘If the gap between rich and poor widens we can expect the problems to get worse’

THERE is a well-observed relationship between inequality in health and inequality in wider society in most western countries. The most deprived areas do not always have the best facilities, which is something that reproduces inequalities. That is a...

Scotsman, 01:49 in Hot News
 
Commercial chief’s budget hopes for business

Commercial chief’s budget hopes for business

A COMMERCIAL expert believes the Chancellor's Autumn Statement will be welcomed by businesses in the region. Derbyshire chamber of commerce’s chief executive George Cowcher said there were positive announcements including investment in transport and...

 


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