News archive from 14 June 2014

Faroe Petroleum beat £65m fundraising target

Faroe Petroleum beat £65m fundraising target

OIL driller Faroe Petroleum has beaten its fundraising target following a "very strong response" to its cash call from institutional shareholders. The Aberdeen-based firm had been seeking to raise about £45 million through a share placing to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Brazil’s economic slowdown a worry for investors

Brazil’s economic slowdown a worry for investors

ALL eyes are on Brazil following the 2014 World Cup kick-off - and that includes investors banking on the tournament to deliver a boost for the host economy. Brazil has been a key engine of growth in recent years as investors and pension savers have...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Charan Gill warns on impact of independence vote

Charan Gill warns on impact of independence vote

ONE of Scotland's leading entrepreneurs, Charan Gill, has waded into the independence debate by warning that a vote either way will not change a "failing" political system. Gill, who founded the Harlequin Restaurants chain, said although he...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Afghans head to polls again in final test as Taliban threats loom

The vote pits former anti-Taliban fighter Abdullah Abdullah against ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani after neither secured the 50 percent majority needed to win outright in the first round on April 5. As most foreign troops leave by the end of...

 

China says will never send military to oil rig spat with Vietnam

A senior U.S. official in Washington dismissed the Chinese statement as "patently ridiculous" and said Beijing had been using air force and navy as well as coastguard assets "to intimidate others." Scores of Vietnamese and Chinese...

 
Hearts axes Wonga sponsorship deal

Hearts axes Wonga sponsorship deal

HEART of Midlothian Football Club has severed all ties with sponsor Wonga in a bid to

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
The Better Together advert made in BBC studios

The Better Together advert made in BBC studios

BBC Scotland was last night embroiled in a major row over its impartiality amid concerns it flouted its own editorial and commercial guidelines by allowing a Better Together cinema advertisement to be filmed at its headquarters using the corporation's...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Labour urges investigation into ‘Gunngate’ email

Labour urges investigation into ‘Gunngate’ email

ALEX Salmond was last night under renewed pressure to sack a spin doctor who briefed against a young mother, after Labour called on Scotland's top civil servant to investigate. Permanent secretary Sir Peter Housden has been to ask to consider whether...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 

Don't let the bed bugs bite! England's World Cup opponents finds ants in bed

England have been given a boost after two of their World Cup opponents saw their hotels overrun with hoades of Brazilian ants. Hundreds of the insectcs have been found the Uruguay team hotel, while reports also suggest they have now found their way...

Metro, 00:20 in Sport
 
Queen's Birthday Honours: Cheadle biker Peter Beardmore makes list

Queen's Birthday Honours: Cheadle biker Peter Beardmore makes list

MOTORBIKE-mad Peter Beardmore says he is delighted after being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The 69-year-old, from Ash Tree Hill in Cheadle, has been a stalwart of Cheadle Auto Club for 40 years, as well as fulfilling roles for...

 
VIDEO: Volkswagen Golf SV's extra space is big plus

VIDEO: Volkswagen Golf SV's extra space is big plus

On mainland Europe the SV is known as the Sportsvan but VW reckoned that here in the UK the name might attract unwanted van expectations and connotations. The newcomer has notably more cabin space than its predecessor and the current Golf hatchback...

 
Born In The Wild's Mark Evans: 'Humans are incredibly simple animals'

Born In The Wild's Mark Evans: 'Humans are incredibly simple animals'

Following the success of wildlife shows including the BAFTA award-winning Inside Nature's Giants, veterinary surgeon Mark Evans is now presenting four-part series Born In The Wild with anatomist Joy Reidenberg. The pair are travelling the globe to...

 
Tamsin Greig:'We're all just children pretending to be grown-ups'

Tamsin Greig:'We're all just children pretending to be grown-ups'

The four main characters in Channel 4's much-loved family sitcom Friday Night Dinner - mother Jackie (Tamsin Greig), father Martin (Paul Ritter), and sons Adam (Simon Bird) and Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) - call each other by nicknames which are far too...

 
Lambing Live's Kate Humble: 'I believe in love at first sight'

Lambing Live's Kate Humble: 'I believe in love at first sight'

TV presenter and wildlife enthusiast Kate Humble is best known for BBC shows Springwatch and Lambing Live. She is an ambassador for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a nationwide initiative to keep UK beaches “barefoot friendly”. Kate, 45, is...

 
Experts digitally recreate the sound of WWI battle

Experts digitally recreate the sound of WWI battle

DIGITAL experts have simulated the terrifying sounds of battle that pipers faced when they went over the top of the trenches in the First World War for the first time. Though film footage survives, there is no original footage of what the battlefields...

Scotsman, 00:34 in Hot News
 


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