News archive from 15 September 2014

Charter hopes to end scourge of absentee landowners

Charter hopes to end scourge of absentee landowners

A NEW "landowners charter" setting out a commitment to the principles and responsibilities of modern ownership will be launched today. Scottish Land and Estates, which represents landowners across Scotland, believes it is essential to...

 
Small tortoiseshell butterfly fights back

Small tortoiseshell butterfly fights back

One of Scotland's best-known butterflies is continuing to fight back after years of decline, a new survey has revealed. Populations of the colourful small tortoiseshell have fallen by 78 per cent since the 1970s but this summer it was the most...

 
Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has won the People's Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the drama about the British code breaker who helped decrypt the Enigma machine during World War Two. In a...

BBC, 00:07 in Art & Culture
 

Here's what you should be eating, drinking and doing in London this week

MONDAY - Start your week rebelliously - Don’t shop; eat - See some disruptive design Selfridges (400 Oxford Street, W1) isn’t really a place you go for evening entertainment, unless your ideal night involves rifling through rails of shirts, but for...

Metro, 00:07 in Lifestyle
 
Smaller businesses report ‘big fall’ in confidence

Smaller businesses report ‘big fall’ in confidence

Scottish small business confidence took a "big fall" this quarter despite evidence that sales are still growing, new figures from the Federation of Small 
Businesses (FSB) show. The group’s “voice of small business index”,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Diageo’s £10m for start-ups

Diageo’s £10m for start-ups

Scotland's biggest whisky distiller, Diageo, is pumping £10 million into a business accelerator programme aimed at entrepreneurs developing new spirits brands. Distill Ventures, which claims to be the world’s first accelerator programme dedicated to...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Inflation, wage data and MPC minutes in focus

Inflation, wage data and MPC minutes in focus

THERE is really only one event that dominates this week, with Thursday's independence referendum having big implications for the stock market, currency exchanges and business in general. However, one or two other items on the economic front will be...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Cargo of mince delivered by rocket to Prestwick

Cargo of mince delivered by rocket to Prestwick

There is simply no escaping the big event of the week/year/century, as Stephen Robertson, the founder and head of IP practice Metis Partners, reminds us. His regular “Friday Funnies” email newsletter last week focused on Thursday’s referendum as its...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Monday Interview: David Taylor, BLM

Monday Interview: David Taylor, BLM

NOW bedded into the merger earlier this year with a larger English rival, David Taylor is gearing up for a push into new sectors of the insurance market. The Scottish boss of what is now BLM – the £100 million firm created in May when Taylor folded...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Manchester United lift the feeling of doubt for the first time under Louis van Gaal and Old Trafford...

In time, this may be remembered as the day Manchester United were reborn. The Gaal-acticos have found their mojo. It turned into a party, with 75,000 watching United move through the gears and give the fans what they want: goals, and lots of them....

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Ashya King Set To Begin Proton Beam Therapy

Ashya King Set To Begin Proton Beam Therapy

Ashya King is set to begin specialist proton beam therapy at a clinic in the Czech Republic. The five-year-old will travel from Motol University Hospital in the capital, Prague, to the Proton Therapy Centre in the city for his first round of...

 

Celtic can reach the Europa League final, insists on-loan Manchester City defender Jason Denayer 

Jason Denayer is not the type to speak in headlines. The young Belgian defender will never use three words when one will suffice. His voice is so quiet it stretches digital technology to its limits. And yet, sitting in Celtic’s main stand after...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Comment: Don’t expect market paralysis to last

Comment: Don’t expect market paralysis to last

Armageddon? What Armageddon? For all the market jitters over the outcome of Scotland's independence referendum, the FTSE 100 closed on Friday barely moved on the week. Nearly £17 billion of UK shares, bonds and assets have been dumped by investors...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Floyd Mayweather's bout with Marcos Maidana was marred by a disgraceful bite... but it could be Amir Khan's...

Amir Khan vows not to bite that hand that feeds him if Floyd Mayweather delivers on his promise of a place in the opposite corner for one of his mega-million-dollar super fights next year. Britain’s would-be successor to the throne of the mythical...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Farming: String theory of tangled rope can just get knotted

Farming: String theory of tangled rope can just get knotted

Now for something completely different - Thursday's referendum and advice on how you should use your vote if you have one. Only, as you might have guessed, joking. After watching every televised debate, listening to hours of radio interviews and...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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