News archive from 15 May 2014

Union supporters finding their voice, says Cameron

Union supporters finding their voice, says Cameron

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Prime Minister David Cameron says supporters of the Union are "finding their voice" in the independence debate. The Tory leader will invoke the memory of late Labour leader John Smith, pictured, as he visits Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Send kids out to play after school, urge experts

Send kids out to play after school, urge experts

HOW children spend their after-school hours has a big impact on their levels of physical activity, according to research. The “Move More” study, partly funded by the World Cancer Research Fund, has highlighted the need for children to be given more...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Kate’s phone hacked 155 times, Old Bailey told

Kate’s phone hacked 155 times, Old Bailey told

Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, a court has heard. For the first time, Goodman effectively admitted in court at the Old Bailey yesterday that he had hacked into voicemail messages for the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Rolf Harris said it takes two to tango, court hears

Rolf Harris said it takes two to tango, court hears

A brother of an alleged victim of Rolf Harris has told a court the entertainer told him it "takes two to tango" when he accused him of sexually abusing his younger sister. The man said he was “angry” when his sister opened up about the abuse...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Cannes: Few saving graces for Nicole Kidman turkey

Cannes: Few saving graces for Nicole Kidman turkey

The Cannes Film Festival has kicked off with classic French Riviera glamour, behind-the-scenes controversy and a string of damning reviews for its showpiece curtain-raiser. Nicole Kidman’s performance as the late Grace Kelly was jeered by critics at a...

 
Anti-China protesters burn Vietnam factories

Anti-China protesters burn Vietnam factories

Mobs torched and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam following a workers' protest against China's recent placing of an oil rig in disputed south-east Asian waters. The unrest at industrial parks close to Ho Chi Minh City was the most...

 
California wildfires: Residents return to homes

California wildfires: Residents return to homes

FIREFIGHTERS were last night bringing under control a California wildfire which had threatened to tear through one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. The blaze in and around San Diego prompted authorities to issue evacuation orders...

 
Ukraine agrees to European-backed peace talks

Ukraine agrees to European-backed peace talks

The Ukrainian government has reluctantly agreed to launch talks on decentralising power as part of a European-backed peace plan. But with no invitation for the pro-Russian insurgents who have declared independence in two eastern regions, it was...

 

Scotch whisky wins Hungary legal challenge

SCOTLAND'S whisky industry has won another legal challenge to protect vital sales abroad. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the tax exemption for palinka, Hungary’s traditional fruit spirit, is illegal. The zero tax rate introduced by...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Bosses call on governor to resist early rate rise

Bosses call on governor to resist early rate rise

Business leaders yesterday called on Bank of England governor Mark Carney to set out a "clear road map" on interest rates, amid concerns that a run of good news on the economy could trigger an early hike. The demand came as the central bank...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Vet chief stresses importance of disease surveillance

Vet chief stresses importance of disease surveillance

The detection of Schmallenberg virus, the identification of bleeding calf syndrome and the discovery of psoroptic mange in Scottish cattle for the first time in 30 years have highlighted the importance of proper disease surveillance and control across...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Sports Direct in LA Fitness gym talk

Sports Direct in LA Fitness gym talk

Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer, Sports Directs is in talks to buy 30 gyms, in a move that would mark its entrance into the health and fitness industry. The firm, which also owns a stable of brands including Dunlop and Slazenger, is one of a...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: More trams needed

Comment: More trams needed

Edinburgh's tram system is just over two weeks from going live and has enjoyed something of a reputational turnaround. The mockers are still having a go at the delays and the cost, but the public seems to be getting behind it and there is bound to be...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Scottish father of five is Call of Duty’s top gun

Scottish father of five is Call of Duty’s top gun

Sharp-shooting Peter Potts was feeling trigger happy yesterday when he was named the world's top gun in video game Call of Duty - beating 4.5 million players to the title. The 34-year-old Scot saw off rivals from around the globe to make it to the top...

 
Are shares, futures and derivatives a laughing matter?

Are shares, futures and derivatives a laughing matter?

For those who work in the City of London, Wall Street or Frankfurt the markets are no laughing matter. But in putting together four comic lectures on the market in gold, land, oil and grain I learned a lot about what makes the world go round. The...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 


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