News archive from 14 July 2014

Rennie Mackintosh’s hidden works on show at last

Rennie Mackintosh’s hidden works on show at last

NEW insights into the work of Scotland's most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, are to be revealed at an exhibition being staged at the country's oldest museum. The opening later this week at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow coincides...

 
Life’s going swimmingly for Sheffield pensioners

Life’s going swimmingly for Sheffield pensioners

A Sheffield pensioner who had a triple heart bypass operation and two knee replacements is still keeping fit - after taking up swimming with his wife. John Rogers, aged 71, underwent the operation in 2000 and at a recent check-up was advised by his...

 
Scots’ fears of EU exit boost independence support

Scots’ fears of EU exit boost independence support

SUPPORT for independence would increase in the run-up to the

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Space, the final frontier in independence debate

Space, the final frontier in independence debate

SCOTLAND could host the UK's first dedicated base for space-planes, according to new Westminster plans. Ministers want to establish, by 2018, the UK Spaceport – the first of its kind outside of the US. Eight aerodromes have been shortlisted and...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Energy firm complaints hit record high

Energy firm complaints hit record high

Billing problems accounted for 84% of customers' complaints to the energy ombudsman between January and June 2014. Photograph: Bilderbox/Alamy The number of customers complaining to the independent ombudsman about their energy bills has soared with...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
29 killed after gunmen storm two Baghdad brothels

29 killed after gunmen storm two Baghdad brothels

Gunmen stormed two buildings in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 29 people, officials say. At least 20 of those killed were said to be women. The attack took place late on Saturday night in the neighbourhood of Zayouna in east Baghdad, police said....

 
Russia threatens Kiev after man killed by shell

Russia threatens Kiev after man killed by shell

MOSCOW threatened Kiev yesterday with "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings in the past, the incident appears to be the...

 
Former Romanian prison governor stands trial

Former Romanian prison governor stands trial

A ROMANIAN former prison commander, aged 88, is to go on trial for the first time since Communism fell in the country 25 years ago. Alexandru Visinescu will be charged with being responsible for the torture and murdering of prisoners considered a...

 
BREAKING NEWS: Planning application is submitted for Castleford Tigers stadium development - Next is named as first store

BREAKING NEWS: Planning application is submitted for Castleford Tigers stadium development - Next is named...

Developers have submitted a planning application for a proposed £135m development and new Castleford Tigers' stadium in Glass Houghton, with retailer Next named as the first store. The Lateral Property group is seeking approval from Wakefield Council...

 
Jim Walker takes long view with sale of Altor

Jim Walker takes long view with sale of Altor

ENTREPRENEUR Jim Walker is enjoying the second big payday of his career after selling his Aberdeen-based risk management firm, Altor. The former army officer, who sold his previous business to Petrofac for £3 million in 2005, said it was a little...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Economic recovery is ‘firmly embedded’ in Scotland

Economic recovery is ‘firmly embedded’ in Scotland

The recovery finally became "embedded" north of the Border last month as the latest Bank of Scotland survey showed jobs being created at an almost record rate. The bank’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for June, published today, shows a...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Comment: Comfort in the arms of old favourites

Comment: Comfort in the arms of old favourites

Hot tech stocks, new IPOs and frontier markets may set the pace from time to time, but it's the old tunes that have swept back to the top of investor concerns this month. Just when it seemed markets were gaining traction and set to break new high...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

THE lure of the Scottish hills was clearly too much for intrepid outdoor pursuitist and property professional James Palmer, who is back at Buccleuch Property after a five-year stint in Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Georgia. In fact Palmer, who is now an...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Anastasia Emmanuel, Indiegogo

Monday Interview: Anastasia Emmanuel, Indiegogo

THE workshop is ten minutes late getting started and the flustered guest speaker apologises for a problem with the overhead projector. Even at Summerhall, one of Edinburgh’s technology hubs, getting the simplest of things right can be so frustrating....

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

13,000 year old skeletons of individuals who died in violent battle in early Egypt are being shown for the first time, at the British Museum. Photograph: Guardian Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first...

 


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