News archive from 15 April 2013

Man charged with songwriter murder

A teenager has been charged with murdering a songwriter, police said. Jack Hummerstone is accused of the murder of Thomas Brittain in a flat in Colchester, Essex, in March. He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court. The 18-year-old, of no...

 
Thatcher: Scots Tories attempt to postpone debate

Thatcher: Scots Tories attempt to postpone debate

THE Scottish Conservatives are to stage a last-ditch effort to get a Holyrood debate on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher postponed until after her funeral. The Greens in the Scottish Parliament have chosen the late prime minister’s record as the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Ex-HBOS boss Colin Matthew urged to hand back pension

Ex-HBOS boss Colin Matthew urged to hand back pension

PRESSURE is mounting on a former Halifax Bank of Scotland executive to give up his £416,000-a-year pension. The spotlight has fallen on Colin Matthew, 62, after the bank’s former chief executive James Crosby last week decided to hand back his...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Lesley Riddoch: No disrespect, but debate goes on

Lesley Riddoch: No disrespect, but debate goes on

IS IT a snub to Margaret Thatcher to debate her legacy at the same time as Wednesday's funeral? The five-member Green and Independent group at Holyrood prompted a salvo of (generally) hostile headlines by announcing they’ll debate “There is still such...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Brian Monteith: Statistics disprove Thatcher myths

Brian Monteith: Statistics disprove Thatcher myths

SINCE Margaret Thatcher's death last Monday, we have seen some unprecedented behaviour on the streets, on football terraces and in the music charts of Britain. There have been eulogies and diatribes, commiserations and celebrations, and with the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Kinloch Lodge reopens after £750k ‘transformation’
 
Little Chef restaurant chain put up for sale

Little Chef restaurant chain put up for sale

ROADSIDE restaurant chain Little Chef has been put up for sale by the company that bought it out of administration in 2007, it was reported yesterday. The firm, known for its Fat Charlie mascot, is expected to attract interest from service ­station...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
SERGIO AGUERO'S STAMP SHOCKER

SERGIO AGUERO'S STAMP SHOCKER

SERGIO AGUERO went from hero to villain as Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup Final. The Argentinian hitman scored a stunning header to add to Samir Nasri's opener as City beat holders Chelsea, who scored a consolation goal through Demba...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
£150k funding for ‘personal mall’ website Mallzee

£150k funding for ‘personal mall’ website Mallzee

A YOUNG entrepreneur believes he has the potential for a global company on his hands after securing £150,000 in funding to help launch his online fashion venture. Cally Russell, 25, who founded “personal shopping mall” site Mallzee.com last year, has...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

PwC says Lehman creditors may get claims paid in full

ADMINISTRATORS for the European arm of failed investment bank Lehman Brothers today said there was a "reasonable" chance that unsecured creditors could have their claims paid in full. PwC said Lehman Brothers International Europe (LBIE) was...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
DANNY SHITTU SLAMS MILLWALL THUGS

DANNY SHITTU SLAMS MILLWALL THUGS

MILLWALL skipper Danny Shittu claims the thugs who fought amongst themselves at Wembley have shamed the club and set the Lions back 20 years. Police made a total of 14 arrests as appalling scenes of violence broke out during Wigan's 2-0 semi-final...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

Tesco set to count the cost of US exit

ANNUAL results from supermarket giant Tesco will dominate another retail-heavy week, which will also feature figures from Burberry, Debenhams and JD Sports. Tesco is expected to set out plans to retreat from Fresh & Easy, its ill-fated foray into...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
CHELSEA 1-MANCHESTER CITY 2: SERGIO AGUERO SEES OF CHELSEA

CHELSEA 1-MANCHESTER CITY 2: SERGIO AGUERO SEES OF CHELSEA

THEY played two-thirds of the game like Chelsea pensioners - then finished it like the lions on their badge. This was an even more extreme version of the previous round's match at Old Trafford against Manchester United. But unlike their neighbours,...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Interview: Teleperformance chief Alistair Niederer

Interview: Teleperformance chief Alistair Niederer

Overseeing a call centre operation that employs 8,000 people across two continents can't be without its challenges, but Alistair Niederer insists the fundamentals of the business are rather basic. “It’s not really that complicated,” says the UK and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
FRANK LAMPARD SET FOR LA GALAXY MOVE

FRANK LAMPARD SET FOR LA GALAXY MOVE

FRANK LAMPARD has postponed his wedding next month after LA Galaxy stepped up their efforts to land him. The England midfielder was due to marry TV presenter Christine Bleakley on June 12 but he could, instead, be playing in the States on that date....

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 


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