News archive from 16 October 2014

Tweedie to take reins at Brewin Edinburgh

Tweedie to take reins at Brewin Edinburgh

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin has promoted a former major in the British Army to head up its Edinburgh office. Jonathan Tweedie takes over from previous boss Marc Wilkinson, who will now concentrate on his role as regional director for Scotland and...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Weir mining expansion with Trio acquisition

Weir mining expansion with Trio acquisition

Engineering group Weir has flexed its takeover muscle with a $220 million (£137.8m) deal to expand its mining services

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Farmers to have a say on further devolution hopes

Farmers to have a say on further devolution hopes

Scotland's farmers will have their views fed into the special commission chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin which will oversee the devolution of further powers to Scotland promised during the run-up to the independence referendum. And with just over a...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
US takeover of Shire put in doubt by tax clampdown

US takeover of Shire put in doubt by tax clampdown

The £32 billion takeover of UK pharmaceuticals firm Shire is in danger of collapse as a result of a tax crackdown announced by the White House. AbbVie said that its board will meet on Monday to reconsider the purchase of Basingstoke-based Shire, which...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Car sales motoring but for how much longer?

Comment: Car sales motoring but for how much longer?

Things seem to be motoring along just fine for Britain's car dealers. Low interest rates are underpinning some very generous finance deals, new models are drawing in curious punters and fuel costs are easing. Vertu added to that feel-good factor...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Find out what the celebrities and their professional dance partners will be performing on this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing

Find out what the celebrities and their professional dance partners will be performing on this weekend's...

An unforgettable Movie Week truly brought out some star-studded performances last time out and this weekend Strictly Come Dancing returns with the remaining 13 pairs vying for your votes. So from 6.30pm on Saturday, October 18, the following routines...

 
Doncaster teen wins the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award

Doncaster teen wins the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award

Anne Widdowson, age 17 from Doncaster, has won The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014. Anne was at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on National Poetry Day, Thursday October 2, at a special ceremony introduced by children’s author Julia Donaldson...

 
Pep Guardiola: all I do is look at opponents and try to demolish them

Pep Guardiola: all I do is look at opponents and try to demolish them

In the summer of 2013 Pep Guardiola, recently appointed as the manager of Bayern Munich, granted Martí Perarnau, a friend and journalist, full behind-the-scenes access to his new club for a year. He shadowed the Spaniard on and off the pitch through...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
Delay in diagnosing babies with cleft palate ‘unacceptable’

Delay in diagnosing babies with cleft palate ‘unacceptable’

One in six babies born with a cleft palate is not diagnosed with the condition when they are first examined within 72 hours of their birth, paediatricians reveal. Failure to spot that they have a cleft palate can lead to newborns suffering impaired...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Mistakes cost NHS up to £2.5bn a year, says health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Mistakes cost NHS up to £2.5bn a year, says health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Hospitals are wasting up to £2.5bn a year of the NHS’s budget through poor care and medical errors, such as giving patients the wrong drug, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will claim on Thursday. Hunt will renew his criticism of inadequate patient...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Exercise three times a week ‘can beat depression’

Exercise three times a week ‘can beat depression’

ADULTS who are physically active three times a week cut their risk of depression significantly, according to a major new report. Researchers found that people in their twenties, thirties and forties who were not active and then took up some form of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
British jihad suspect ‘sang about slitting throats’

British jihad suspect ‘sang about slitting throats’

A BRITISH man accused of plotting a terrorist attack was caught on a bugging device laughing and singing along to violent jihadist videos in his car, the 
partly secret trial has heard. Erol Incedal, 26, is on trial at the Old Bailey on...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Ebola ‘running faster than us and winning the race’

Ebola ‘running faster than us and winning the race’

THE United Nations' Ebola mission chief believes the world is falling behind in the race to contain the virus. Anthony Banbury, speaking by video-link from West Africa to the UN Security Council, said: “It is running faster than us, and it is winning...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Data processor sparks governance row at U.S. exchanges

A lobby for the brokerage industry late Tuesday urged that the conflict, in which stock exchanges can both bid to operate a "securities information processor" (SIP) and vote for themselves, be resolved before a scheduled conference call on...

 


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