News archive from 13 December 2012, page 5

Firms facing new rules on continuous payments

THE TRADING watchdog has announced new rules for firms who sign customers up to recurring payments for services such as insurance and gym membership, amid concerns that customers may be misled about their rights. The new set of principles are for...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Suntory in $6bn boost to talk of Beam deal

Suntory in $6bn boost to talk of Beam deal

SPECULATION over a joint bid for Teacher's Scotch whisky maker Beam intensified yesterday after sources revealed that Japanese conglomerate Suntory is planning to raise $6 billion (£3.7bn) by floating its food and soft drinks division. Suntory – which...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
‘Shadow of BSE’ to be lifted from Scottish beef

‘Shadow of BSE’ to be lifted from Scottish beef

THE Scottish beef industry yesterday welcomed moves to remove the compulsory testing of older cattle for BSE, some 16 years after it was introduced in the United Kingdom in the wake of widespread fears over the possible spread of the brain disease....

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 

MEPs vote to look at eight-hour limit

DESPITE their best efforts, Scottish MEPs Alyn Smith and George Lyon yesterday found themselves at odds with their European colleagues as the parliament voted to reconsider limiting livestock journey times to a maximum of eight hours. The report...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
As global consumers shop mobile, Apple outshines rivals

As global consumers shop mobile, Apple outshines rivals

With tablets and other mobile devices the gadgets of choice this holiday season, Reuters canvassed over 70 shoppers and store employees across Sydney, Seattle, Palo Alto, Shanghai, Bangalore, Singapore, Paris, London, Mexico City and Boston for...

 

Fed buys bonds as FTSE hits a nine-month high

FEDERAL Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke last night unveiled the successor to his "Operation Twist" bond-buying scheme as the United States moves to try and shore-up its faltering economy. The Federal Open Market Committee will keep buying $45...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 

Sooty firm buys Men & Motors

Music and video rights acquisition vehicle One Media has snapped up hundreds of hours of programmes from defunct digital channel Men & Motors. The firm, which last month bought the rights to classic Sooty episodes, paid Granada Television...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
Dogs’ snouts may hold clue to early detection of cancer

Dogs’ snouts may hold clue to early detection of cancer

DOGS could help scientists develop ways to diagnose cancer by "sniffing out" the disease in sufferers, according to new research. Experiments carried out by the Medical Detection Dogs charity showed that in some cases the animals were able...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Health
 

Broccoli may help to beat cancer

A VEGETABLE famously hated by children contains a compound that may assist the treatment of childhood leukaemia, research suggests. Scientists exposed leukaemia and healthy cells originating from children to a purified form of the compound...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Health
 
Pat Finucane murder: ‘Shocking levels of state collusion’ admits David Cameron

Pat Finucane murder: ‘Shocking levels of state collusion’ admits David Cameron

A DAMNING report into the killing of the prominent Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has uncovered "shocking levels" of state collusion in his murder, the Prime Minister has said. • Lawyer Pat Finucane was killed by UDA loyalist terrorist group...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Hot News
 
UK world No1 for internet shopping

UK world No1 for internet shopping

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

Scotsman, 00:17 in Hot News
 
Rape allegations total 31 in Jimmy Savile abuse scandal

Rape allegations total 31 in Jimmy Savile abuse scandal

A TOTAL of 31 allegations of rape have been made against Jimmy Savile so far, police investigating the sex-abuse scandal surrounding the late star have revealed. Some 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal, with a total...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Hot News
 

Call to stigmatise roadside texting

Using mobile phones while crossing roads should be stigmatised in the same way as drink-driving in order to cut dangerous behaviour by pedestrians, a new report suggests. Almost a third of pedestrians are distracted, including by mobile phones or...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Hot News
 

£3.4bn cost of ‘financial illiteracy’

A "DISGRACEFUL" lack of financial education is costing the UK about £3.4 billion a year, a report warned today. The cost to the taxpayer of subsidising the retirement of people who have not saved enough for their later years could be slashed...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Hot News
 
Simon Cowell to return as judge on Britain's Got Talent

Simon Cowell to return as judge on Britain's Got Talent

Simon Cowell will rejoin the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel when filming of auditions begins on 16 January. Photograph: PA Just days after disappointing ratings for The X Factor finals led to renewed calls for Simon Cowell to return to the show,...

Guardian, 00:17 in Showbiz
 


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