News archive from 14 October 2014

Breast cancer Scots denied life-extending drugs

Breast cancer Scots denied life-extending drugs

WOMEN in Scotland with terminal breast cancer have been denied access to a pioneering new treatment on the NHS that would extend their lives. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced it was unable to recommend trastuzumab emtansine, also...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 

Gareth Southgate says being sacked by Middlesbrough made him a better manager

A significant anniversary is approaching in Gareth Southgate’s career but there will be no cause for celebration. For England’s Under 21 head coach, October 20, 2009 is never too far from his thoughts. It was the date he was sacked by Middlesbrough...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Duchess of Cambridge hoax DJ ‘had bullets in post’

Duchess of Cambridge hoax DJ ‘had bullets in post’

A RADIO DJ who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself has told of her own fears after receiving death threats and bullets in the post. Mel Greig said: “I was in lockdown for months. There were bullets with our name on it sent to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Health tech: When does an app need regulating?

Health tech: When does an app need regulating?

There was a time - almost forgotten now - when your phone was something you simply made calls on. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business 'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions Health tech start-ups go the long way...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 

'I'm partial to copious amounts of chilled pinot grigio and endless glasses of champagne': David Emanuel...

Designer David Emanuel, 61, answers our health quiz  How fit are you? I see a personal trainer three times a week to do boxing, weights, press-ups, running and other exercises. I love boxing - it's fun and keeps you fit. My trainer asked me what my...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 

Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards raises record amount for charity

An awards event that honours the bravest and most courageous children in the region raised more than £100,000 for charity - double the amount raised last year. The Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards (YCCA), which took place at the Royal Armouries in...

 
Retailers see worst September slump since crash

Retailers see worst September slump since crash

GRIM figures out today from the high street revealing the worst September since before the recession will reignite fears that the economic recovery is running out of steam. The latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG shows that...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Amazon to create 1,000 jobs in UK to meet demand

Amazon to create 1,000 jobs in UK to meet demand

ONLINE retailer Amazon has said it plans to expand its UK workforce by adding 1,000 permanent jobs, including posts at its two Scottish fulfilment centres, over the coming months. The US-based firm said the jobs will be created across its eight UK...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Boardroom overhaul at gold miner Scotgold

Boardroom overhaul at gold miner Scotgold

SCOTGOLD Resources, which is aiming to create Scotland's first commercial gold mine, has unveiled a major boardroom shake-up as it seeks to push ahead with its Cononish project. Chief executive Chris Sangster has been replaced by Richard Gray, the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Three managers leave Ignis after SLI takeover

Three managers leave Ignis after SLI takeover

THREE fund managers are understood to be departing from Ignis Asset Management as new owner Standard Life Investments (SLI) continues with its integration of the business. A spokesman for SLI said that some members of the Ignis rates team had chosen...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
More in work, but income tax revenues set to slide

More in work, but income tax revenues set to slide

INCOME tax revenues are likely to come in lower than expected despite rising numbers of people in work, the official public finances watchdog has warned. Robert Chote, head of the Office for Budget Responsibility, said the expected shortfall was...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Thorntons sales melt as store shutdowns bite

Thorntons sales melt as store shutdowns bite

CHOCOLATE maker Thorntons yesterday said quarterly sales slumped almost 12 per cent due to weaker supermarket demand and a reduction in the number of high street stores. The firm said revenues through commercial channels such as supermarkets fell 12.8...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
MISSING TEENAGER: Deaf Derby boy Lubomir Sana has still not returned

MISSING TEENAGER: Deaf Derby boy Lubomir Sana has still not returned

A DEAF teenager with severe learning difficulties is still missing from home.. Lubomir Sana, 18, was last seen by his family on Friday. He comes from Slovakia and lives in Normanton. A police spokesman said: "His family are very concerned for him...

 
Scientists’ warning over invading shrimp, mussels

Scientists’ warning over invading shrimp, mussels

SCIENTISTS have warned that an army of invading species including killer, demon and bloody red shrimps from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways. Five of the invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine have...

 
Poor dental health ‘detrimental to elite athletes’

Poor dental health ‘detrimental to elite athletes’

ELITE athletes are suffering from poor performances because they are failing to look after their teeth properly, a group of health experts have warned. Simple measures such as flossing could provide the same marginal performance gains as expensive...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Health
 


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