News archive from 15 March 2014

Animal lover claims his horses will suffer after shelter decision

Animal lover claims his horses will suffer after shelter decision

AN animal lover says he is devastated after being ordered to demolish a horse shelter he built after a two-year planning battle with council chiefs Pensioner Norman Keenleyside built the shelter on green-belt land off Follingsby Lane, West Boldon,...

 
Tour de France: Students gear up with French work experience

Tour de France: Students gear up with French work experience

A group of Harrogate students acting as ambassadors for Welcome to Yorkshire spent two weeks earning work experience in France. The 30 students from the Associated Sixth Form of St Aidan’s CE High School and St John Fisher Catholic High School...

 
Co-op needs ‘urgent reform’ to stay alive, Myners warns

Co-op needs ‘urgent reform’ to stay alive, Myners warns

Former City minister Lord Myners has warned that the Co-operative Group will go bust unless the troubled mutual takes urgent steps to address a "massive failure" in governance. Myners, who was appointed in December to chair a review into how...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Des Hudson steps down from top Law Society job

Des Hudson steps down from top Law Society job

DES Hudson, chief executive of the Law Society, is to retire after this year's annual general meeting. Hudson, a former chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, said his departure had been planned a year ago. However,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
UK’s widening trade gap deals pre-Budget blow

UK’s widening trade gap deals pre-Budget blow

George Osborne was dealt a pre-Budget blow yesterday after official figures showed Britain's trade deficit widening more than expected at the start of the year. According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the overall trade...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
When China sneezes, prepare to catch a cold

When China sneezes, prepare to catch a cold

Around the globe, equity markets lost their appetite for risk this week. As well as the Crimean anschluss, economic difficulties in China added to the air of pessimism. China has just suffered its first corporate default since the creation of the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Going for gold: Miner upbeat on Cononish prospects

Going for gold: Miner upbeat on Cononish prospects

Scotgold Resources has insisted it is in an "excellent position" to press ahead with plans for a scaled-down gold mine at its site near Tyndrum after unveiling a sharp reduction in first-half losses. The Aim-quoted firm, which is also listed...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Tour de France: Students gear up with French work experience

Tour de France: Students gear up with French work experience

A group of Harrogate students acting as ambassadors for Welcome to Yorkshire spent two weeks earning work experience in France. The 30 students from the Associated Sixth Form of St Aidan’s CE High School and St John Fisher Catholic High School...

 
Tour de France: Students gear up with French work experience

Tour de France: Students gear up with French work experience

A group of Harrogate students acting as ambassadors for Welcome to Yorkshire spent two weeks earning work experience in France. The 30 students from the Associated Sixth Form of St Aidan’s CE High School and St John Fisher Catholic High School...

 
Shares in online fashion retailer Boohoo soar

Shares in online fashion retailer Boohoo soar

The online retailer listed at 50p but investors, buoyed by the success of larger rivals such as Asos, piled in and Boohoo closed at 70p, after hitting 85p. That values the firm at about £780million, which is not far off established bricks and mortar...

 

Have we found a message from the dawn of time? 'Major discovery' set for Monday could give scientists their...

Astronomers are expected to announce they have found 'primordial gravitational waves' - an echo of the big bang in which the universe came into existence 14bn years ago. Described as 'like a message from the dawn of time', if confirmed it it would be...

 
Air your concerns at Janet’s surgery

Air your concerns at Janet’s surgery

Residents in the Calder Ward will be able to raise their concerns about local issues at a monthly surgery. Calder Ward Councillor Janet Battye will hold her latest surgery on Saturday between 10am and 12pm at Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street....

 

Cameron hints at more devolution

The Scottish Parliament could gain more power over tax if voters reject independence, t he Prime Minister has said. A No vote on September 18 is "not the end of line" for devolution, David Cameron told the Scottish Conservative party...

 
Bradford’s trade in illicit prescription drugs claims two victims

Bradford’s trade in illicit prescription drugs claims two victims

A CORONER has warned of the dangers of taking other people's prescription drugs after hearing evidence that trading in various illicit tablets is "rife" in parts of one Yorkshire city. West Yorkshire coroner Roger Whittaker heard yesterday...

 
Jayne Torvill: 'I'm sad Dancing On Ice is over'

Jayne Torvill: 'I'm sad Dancing On Ice is over'

You must be looking forward to the Dancing On Ice tour… Yes. We had a week's break after the TV series finished and now we're heading back to rehearsals for the tour. We can't wait. Are you sad to see the end of the TV series? I am, but the last...

 


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