News archive from 15 June 2014

ScottishPower pressure to refund £80m ‘cashback’

ScottishPower pressure to refund £80m ‘cashback’

SCOTTISHPOWER is facing parliamentary pressure to refund thousands of customers said to be owed almost £80 million through a controversial money back scheme. Glasgow North East MP William Bain is one of a group of politicians who want Business...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Terry Murden: Challenger banks | Queen’s Honours

Terry Murden: Challenger banks | Queen’s Honours

WILL challenger banks be mere consolidation fodder asks Terry Murden TESCO BANK chief executive Benny Higgins once admitted that until it had its own current account he didn’t feel it could genuinely claim to be a bank. Last week’s launch therefore...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: Mark Carney’s rate rise carnage

Bill Jamieson: Mark Carney’s rate rise carnage

HIGHER interest rates? There's no need to agonise now about how soon, writes Bill Jamieson They’re here already. Barely had the news wires hummed with Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s latest guidance that a rate rise “could happen sooner than...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Debenhams look for lift from Sports Direct deal

Debenhams look for lift from Sports Direct deal

DEBENHAMS is expected to side-step issues over tough trading this week by indicating that talks continue over a deal with Mike Ashley's Sports Direct chain. Chief executive Michael Sharp is expected to say options for co-operation with Ashley “and...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Kirsty Dorsey: More equality at the top

Kirsty Dorsey: More equality at the top

IT'S NOT rocket science, there must be more equality at the top writes Kirsty Dorsey Tomorrow marks the 51st anniversary of the first woman in space. Her name was Valentina Tereshkova, and she travelled as a member of the former Soviet Union’s Vostok...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Fall ends Scot’s Atlantic voyage after 100 miles

Fall ends Scot’s Atlantic voyage after 100 miles

A SCOTTISH man attempting to row across the Atlantic from New York to Stornoway by himself has abandoned his journey after being badly injured. Niall Iain Macdonald was attempting to row 3,400 miles across the ocean to raise money for a mental health...

 
Iran set to co-operate with US against Isis

Iran set to co-operate with US against Isis

IRAN is ready to help Iraq if asked, and may even co-operate with its old adversary the United States if it saw Washington confronting "terrorist groups in Iraq and elsewhere". President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who has presided...

 
Ukraine rebels shoot down plane, killing 49

Ukraine rebels shoot down plane, killing 49

THE shooting down by pro-Russian rebels of a Ukrainian military transport plane yesterday, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard, was the deadliest single incident in the four-month-old conflict in the former Soviet republic. The Il-76 transport...

 
Sheffield street flies the flag for World Cup

Sheffield street flies the flag for World Cup

Residents on a Sheffield street have gone football crazy as they fly the flag for England. Butterthwaite Road in Shiregreen has been turned into a sea of red and white, with dozens of St George flags on display across the street. Homeowners spent...

 
Scots fear division after independence vote

Scots fear division after independence vote

ALMOST two fifths of people in Scotland believe the country will be left "badly divided" after the independence referendum, according to the first poll to measure the effect the constitutional debate is having on Scottish society. In the ICM...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
SNP to propose making nuclear ban law

SNP to propose making nuclear ban law

THE Scottish government is to propose that the removal of nuclear weapons should be a legal requirement in an independent Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed. SNP ministers believe that removing nuclear weapons from Scottish territory should be...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Opposition leaders vow more powers for Holyrood

Opposition leaders vow more powers for Holyrood

THE leaders of Scotland's three main opposition parties will tomorrow issue a joint statement committing their parties to transferring more powers to Holyrood in the event of a No vote. Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems will pledge that more...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Andrew Wilson: JK Rowling’s story is inspiration

Andrew Wilson: JK Rowling’s story is inspiration

JK ROWLING'S story is an inspiration for future of our brave new land writes Andrew Wilson THE story of Joanne Rowling’s life is almost as big a wonder as the tales she has created. As a single parent, in difficult circumstances, she has wrestled with...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Lamont, Davidson and Rennie: More power for Scots

Lamont, Davidson and Rennie: More power for Scots

OUR three parties are founded on very different values and we have always disagreed passionately on the content of policy, co-write Johann Lamont, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie On 18 September, however, we will find ourselves united. Scotland will...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Who will be crowned Europe's top inventor?

Who will be crowned Europe's top inventor?

Chris Toumazou with one of his Sensium pads, which can tell whether someone is predisposed to a disease. Photograph: epo.org For a man who left school with no qualifications, Chris Toumazou has done remarkably well in the intervening years. He is...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 


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