News archive from 17 March 2014

Five family fortunes exceed UK’s poorest 12m

Five family fortunes exceed UK’s poorest 12m

Five families in the UK have more money than the 12 million poorest Britons put together, according to new research. The gap between the rich and poor has become so wide the bottom fifth of the entire population when combined cannot match their...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
UK Afghanistan exodus leaves one frontline base

UK Afghanistan exodus leaves one frontline base

BRITISH troops have left all but one forward operating base in Helmand province, as the UK reaches a major milestone in the drawdown from Afghanistan. Just one base, Sterga 2, remains in Helmand outside Camp Bastion, effectively becoming Britain’s...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Only quarter of flu victims show symptoms

Only quarter of flu victims show symptoms

Less than a quarter of patients infected during recent flu outbreaks showed any symptoms, researchers have claimed. Experts said that almost one in five people were infected in recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. But...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Truck stuck under Hindlow bridge

Truck stuck under Hindlow bridge

A lorry got wedged under the Hindlow railway bridge near King Sterndale on Thursday. The Mercedes articulated truck, which was travelling on the B5053 Buxton Road in Brierlow Bar, became stuck just before 9am.

 
Review: The Wanted, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Review: The Wanted, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

The end is nigh for pop hunks The Wanted, so how do you get up from an all time low? Go and see their 'farewell' tour, of course, which rolled into Glasgow's SSE Hydro tonight. Loading article content The group are set to part their ways for a 'break'...

 
Hudson Taylor reveal Boyzone's Shane Lynch tried encourage them to make solo careers

Hudson Taylor reveal Boyzone's Shane Lynch tried encourage them to make solo careers

Exclusive: Rising folk duo Hudson Taylor have told how Boyzone told them to give up hope on music stardom before Sting swept in and told them to chase their musical dream. Well-connected brothers Alfie and Harry first tried their luck on an Irish...

Metro, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
Alfie and Harry Hudson Taylor share their Top 10 St Patrick's Day celebration ideas - from finding real Guinness to acing classic Irish phrases

Alfie and Harry Hudson Taylor share their Top 10 St Patrick's Day celebration ideas - from finding "real"...

Stuck for ideas for St Patrick’s Day? Well stop stressing as we have asked cute folk singing duo Hudson Taylor for their top 10 ideas. The lads are genuine Irishmen and everything! So their advice is something you can heed well to. The boys – brothers...

Metro, 00:05 in Showbiz
 
BoS pledges more power for managers in loan goal

BoS pledges more power for managers in loan goal

Local managers at Bank of Scotland are to be given more power over lending decisions as part of a pledge by the bank to boost the amount of funds available to small firms (SMEs) by £1 billion this year. Today’s lending target, which was accompanied by...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Keith Rogers, Goals Soccer Centres

Monday Interview: Keith Rogers, Goals Soccer Centres

Growing up in Grangemouth, Keith Rogers had his mind set on running his own business, although he admits he didn't have any particular sector in mind. He ended up running a fleet of ice-cream vans to help fund his studies in environmental engineering...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Perhaps wind farm hasn’t sent Trump off course

Perhaps wind farm hasn’t sent Trump off course

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond may have been hoping he'd seen the last of Donald Trump, but Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) chairman Stephen Leckie is confident the outspoken American billionaire will be back. Immaculately attired in his trademark...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Procurement strategy must deliver

Comment: Procurement strategy must deliver

New Holyrood legislation is to be welcomed and small firms should take heed, writes Clive Feeney “Rome wasn’t built in a day” goes the adage – and neither was Scotland’s new procurement bill, which is certainly taking its sweet time in passing through...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Markets don’t have their problems to seek

Comment: Markets don’t have their problems to seek

IT SEEMED only yesterday that stock markets were going gangbusters for recovery. America's upturn looked increasingly assured and even in Europe there were encouraging signs of growth. Here at home, business surveys radiated confidence. Now the mood...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Spotlight falls on Budget and central banks

Spotlight falls on Budget and central banks

George Osborne's 2014 Budget falls on something of a "super Wednesday" for UK economy watchers, with unemployment figures and the latest monetary policy committee (MPC) minutes also due. While the Budget will dominate the news on the day,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
SRC wants review of retail rates

SRC wants review of retail rates

The number of people venturing out to Scotland's high streets and shopping centres fell sharply last month, prompting calls for a shake-up of business rates to help struggling retailers. While shopper numbers across the UK dipped by 2.9 per cent in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Independent Scotland clout like Malta - Ken Clarke

Independent Scotland clout like Malta - Ken Clarke

CONSERVATIVE Cabinet minister Ken Clarke has warned that the world will take less notice of the UK if Scotland leaves, while Scotland would have no more influence than a nation like Malta. Mr Clarke, a UK government minister without portfolio, said...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 


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