News archive from 15 September 2015

Flying Korea's farmed dogs to safety

Image copyright Change for Animals Foundation One of the most difficult things for Westerners to accept about living in South Korea, and some other Asian countries, is the custom of eating dogs. For many in the West, the very idea prompts feelings of...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 

Resolution Foundation plays down fears over national living wage

UK employers will see their total wage bill rise by only 0.6% under the new “national living wage” – but the impact will be much bigger for a handful of industries, including retail and hospitality, according to a report. The Resolution Foundation...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 

Ed Davey to advise law firm on renewable energy projects

Ed Davey, the former energy secretary, is to start private work today for City lawyers connected with both Hinkley Point C nuclear plant and the Swansea Bay lagoon. Davey has been given clearance by the Cabinet Office to provide consultancy to Herbert...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 

Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger urging board for Isco, Riyad Mahrez move expected, Youri Tielemans...

Arsenal were the only side in Europe that didn't sign an outfield player in the transfer window after only landing Chelsea's Petr Cech. And Gooners were quick to criticise Arsene Wenger as the Gunners lost their opening Premier League fixture against...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
350 inmates escape prison after Taleban attack

350 inmates escape prison after Taleban attack

More than 350 inmates escaped an Afghan prison following a coordinated attack by Taleban insurgents. Afghani official Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni province, said that insurgents wearing military uniforms launched a well-organised...

 
Key suspect in Bangkok bombing flees to Turkey

Key suspect in Bangkok bombing flees to Turkey

Thai police say a key suspect in the August 17 bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people has fled to Turkey. Police had previously said the man, carrying a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer, may have directed the bombing of...

 
Tony Abbott ousted as Australian prime minister

Tony Abbott ousted as Australian prime minister

Australia's beleaguered prime minister has been ousted from his position by an internal government challenge, and the party's former leader has been elected to replace him. Tony Abbott lost a leadership ballot by members of his conservative Liberal...

 
Germany ‘set to receive 1m refugees in 2015'

Germany ‘set to receive 1m refugees in 2015'

MORE countries have rushed to reintroduce border checks to cope with the refugee crisis, amid warnings from Germany that it is set to see at least one million asylum seekers this year. Austria and Slovakia followed Germany by bringing back controls,...

 

Doctor Who needs ‘lots more kissing’, according to Peter Capaldi

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has called for “lots more kissing” in the hit BBC1 show but ruled out any romantic storyline between the Time Lord and his companion. Capaldi, who will return for his second full series on Saturday, said there was “no...

 

The X Factor has ‘lost its credibility’, says Graham Norton

TV presenter Graham Norton says he has not watched The X Factor for years because “it’s lost its credibility”. In an interview with the Radio Times, he admitted to watching Strictly Come Dancing, but “not slavishly”. “I haven’t watched X Factor the...

 
Collagen Solutions buys knee implant for ‘bargain'

Collagen Solutions buys knee implant for ‘bargain'

Life sciences firm Collagen Solutions has struck a deal to buy a product used to repair minor damage to knee joints. The acquisition of the assets and intellectual property (IP) for ChondroMimetic is the last in a string of announcements by the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: Challenging M&A issue for banking industry

Comment: Challenging M&A issue for banking industry

Spanish bank Sabadell is reportedly weighing up a takeover offer for the £13 billion‑plus mortgage portfolio held by nationalised banks Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley. There’s never a dull moment in the UK challenger bank sector,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Digital firm Equator hiring 20 new staff

Digital firm Equator hiring 20 new staff

Digital design and marketing agency Equator is looking to take on an extra 20 members of staff to support "a new period of sustained growth". The firm, which already has 130 employees at its base in Glasgow, said the additional hires will...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Gilson Gray unveils posts poached from Morisons

Gilson Gray unveils posts poached from Morisons

Law firm Gilson Gray is planning to unveil more senior appointments over the coming weeks after poaching the entire commercial dispute resolution team from rival Morisons. The largest full-service practice to open in Scotland for more than a century...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Poundworld in ‘landmark progress' with record sales

Poundworld in ‘landmark progress' with record sales

Discount retailer Poundworld achieved "landmark progress" in the year to end-March, achieving record sales and planning to boost its rapid expansion by opening 60 new stores a year. Sales jumped 22 per cent to hit £422.3 million....

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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