News archive from 14 March 2014

Trinity Mirror falls into the red

Trinity Mirror falls into the red

Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has fallen into the red after a drop in full-year revenues and a £225 million write-down on the value of its titles. The owner of the Daily Record, Daily Mirror and Sunday Mail also revealed that former chief...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Cable predicts decision on wind turbine makers

Cable predicts decision on wind turbine makers

THE UK government is expected to announce within months whether it has been successful in luring large-scale wind turbine manufacturing to Britain. Business Secretary Vince Cable led the talks with some of the world’s biggest turbine specialists about...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Scottish independence: Firms may decamp - Cable

Scottish independence: Firms may decamp - Cable

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable has warned major financial firms would "decamp" from Scotland in search of a lender of last resort after a Yes vote in this year's independence referendum. In a keynote speech in Glasgow yesterday, Mr Cable...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Scaremongering a myth - PM

Scottish independence: Scaremongering a myth - PM

DAVID Cameron will today say that Nationalist claims No campaigners are guilty of scaremongering are a "myth" when he addresses the Scottish Conservative conference in Edinburgh. The Prime Minister will argue that “serious, non-partisan...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Legal fight after Leeds girl loses kidney in hotel accident

Legal fight after Leeds girl loses kidney in hotel accident

The family of an eight-year-old girl from Leeds is taking legal action against travel giant Thomas Cook after she was seriously injured in an accident while on holiday in Turkey. Heidi-Ray Noble Steeples, of Tingley, ruptured her left kidney when she...

 
Ukraine: Russian border troops begin exercises

Ukraine: Russian border troops begin exercises

THOUSANDS of Russian troops started military exercises close to the border with Ukraine yesterday, as tensions reached new levels ahead of Crimea's referendum on whether or not to join Russia. THOUSANDS of Russian troops started military exercises...

 
Auschwitz SS guard fit for Holocaust trial

Auschwitz SS guard fit for Holocaust trial

PROSECUTORS in Germany have pronounced 92 year old former Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening fit to stand trial for his role in mass murder at the Second World War death factory where 1.1 million were slaughtered in the Nazi Holocaust. Groening was an SS...

 
Joyce McMillan: Don’t sink in a kitch self-image

Joyce McMillan: Don’t sink in a kitch self-image

SEEING ourselves as others see us makes no sense when they only see the past and the picturesque, writes Joyce McMillan If you are part of the 78 per cent of the Scottish population now said to be linked to the internet, you may have had the good...

 
Why Keeley Hawes is the perfect choice for a Doctor Who villain

Why Keeley Hawes is the perfect choice for a Doctor Who villain

Keeley Hawes as Ms Delphox, from the forthcoming series of Doctor Who. Photograph: Adrian Rogers Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes has been cast as the villain in the new series of Doctor Who, to screen later this year on BBC1. She will play Ms Delphox,...

 
Flexible working rights for all - could they backfire?

Flexible working rights for all - could they backfire?

Fancy working from home? Wishing you could drop down to a four-day week? Well, don't just sit there. Ask! In a few months' time, providing you're a UK employee, you will have a legal right to request this, and your employer will have a legal...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Health data boom heralds new era of personalised medicine

Health data boom heralds new era of personalised medicine

We are moving from a world where we treat illnesses to one where we predict and prevent them, advised by mobile doctors in our pockets. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Helping feed the world with big data Bad...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Scots NHS get 1% pay rise but freezes in England

Scots NHS get 1% pay rise but freezes in England

NHS STAFF in Scotland will get a one per cent pay rise this year, despite a decision in England to limit increases for some workers. The Scottish Government said staff would receive the rise from 1 April, with those earning under £21,000 also...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Lyndsay Buckland: Patients who talk deserve thanks

Lyndsay Buckland: Patients who talk deserve thanks

PATIENTS willing to talk about their experience deserve all our thanks, says Lyndsay Buckland There are some words and phrases that strike fear and despair into the hearts of journalists. One is “doorstep”, referring to the hours spent outside the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Offering practical help to the ‘sandwich generation’

Offering practical help to the ‘sandwich generation’

Making the right choices can be daunting, says Richard Lloyd WOULD you feel confident arranging care for your older relatives? Do you even think you would know where to get information on this? If your answer is no then you’re not alone. Our research...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 

Mexico's main opposition party quits energy talks amid graft scandal

Mexico's Congress in December approved a constitutional reform pushed by President Enrique Pena Nieto that ends state oil giant Pemex's 75-year monopoly on crude production and aims to lure private investment into the ailing energy sector. The...

 


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