News archive from 16 July 2014

Inflation leap adds to rates rise pressure

Inflation leap adds to rates rise pressure

The prospect of an interest rate hike for hard-pressed families by the end of the year moved a step closer yesterday with the biggest jump in inflation for almost two years. Higher prices for clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks prices...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Patrick Harvie: Big Data comes at high price

Patrick Harvie: Big Data comes at high price

This is the latest in a weekly series of indyref essays in which influential figures explore ideas related to the Scottish independence referendum. AS I sit down to write this article there’s a story on the screen about Scotland’s new .scot domain....

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Spain honours Scots who snared Eta terrorist

Spain honours Scots who snared Eta terrorist

TWO Scottish police officers, who helped arrest a fugitive terrorist, are to be honoured with one of Spain's highest awards. Robert Cowper and Willie Guild led the operation which tracked and arrested Benat Ordonez in Edinburgh in 2012. Ordonez was...

 
Israel resumes airstrikes after Hamas refuses terms

Israel resumes airstrikes after Hamas refuses terms

Israel yesterday resumed its airstrikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, after Israel's brief truce was met with ongoing rocket fire. Israel had earlier accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal and halted operations in the morning. But the armed wing of Hamas...

 
Death threats won’t stop me, says Kurdish singer

Death threats won’t stop me, says Kurdish singer

A provocative Kurdish pop hit has attracted condemnation from Islamist fanatics invading Iraq - but singer Helly Luv says she will not be put off by death threats from militants and will continue to support her country in the push for independence....

 
Afghanistan suicide attack leaves 89 people dead

Afghanistan suicide attack leaves 89 people dead

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan yesterday killing 89 people and wounding more than 40 others in one of the deadliest attacks since the 2001 invasion. The attack in the town...

 
Microsoft to axe thousands of jobs

Microsoft to axe thousands of jobs

MICROSOFT is expected to cut 
thousands of jobs in its biggest cull in at least five years. The bulk of the reduction in its 127,000 workforce is expected in the Nokia handset business, which it took on earlier this year. The latest job cuts...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Richard Baker unveiled as chairman of Whitbread

Richard Baker unveiled as chairman of Whitbread

Premier Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread yesterday named former Boots boss Richard Baker as its new chairman. Baker, who has been an independent non-executive 
director on Whitbread’s board since September 2009, will replace Anthony Habgood, who...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Imperial pays $7.1bn for US cigarette brands

Imperial pays $7.1bn for US cigarette brands

IMPERIAL Tobacco has become a major player in the US market after snapping up a raft of brands in a $7.1 billion (£4.1bn) deal. The Bristol-based maker of Lambert & Butler is acquiring the Kool, Salem and Winston brands from US rival Reynolds, as...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Coal energy | Scottish space industry

Comment: Coal energy | Scottish space industry

DESPITE renewable sources of energy - wind and wave power - providing a clean and increasingly efficient alternative to fossil fuels, it seems the coal industry's death may have been exaggerated. While government’s north and south of the Border push...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Call for GPs to work at A&E units

Call for GPs to work at A&E units

Staff in the A&E department at Bradford Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian GPs should work at every A&E unit so that patient numbers do not overwhelm emergency departments, an alliance of senior...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Multi-million aquarium set for Skegness seafront

Multi-million aquarium set for Skegness seafront

Plans for a multi-million pound aquarium on Skegness seafront could pave the way for new jobs and provide a welcome boost to the local economy. Teenspirit Ltd, which operates a number of attractions in the town, wants to redevelop Panda’s Palace...

 
Back in the hunt! Tiger Woods aiming for fourth Open Championship title

Back in the hunt! Tiger Woods aiming for fourth Open Championship title

Anything less than a fourth Open success would simply not be good enough. "What would be acceptable? Finishing first," he roared. "Anything else would be unacceptable - that is always the case. "I've proven that I can do it. It's...

 
Jimmy Anderson ban threat hits England plans for six

Jimmy Anderson ban threat hits England plans for six

The Indians have lodged a complaint with the International Cricket Council about the incident that is claimed took place on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The pair exchanged words as they left the field at lunch time and it is...

 
Ashley Cole: British players 'scared' of playing club football abroad

Ashley Cole: British players 'scared' of playing club football abroad

Cole, 33, has chosen to spend the tail end of his career in Italy with Serie A side Roma, after joining from Chelsea on a free transfer following his release from the club. The left-back will be the only British player plying his trade in Serie A amid...

 


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