News archive from 18 January 2013, page 2

Farming: Union walks tightrope over tenancies and reform

The National Farmers Union of Scotland this week admitted that when dealing with tenancy issues and land reform it walked a tightrope between the disparate views of its membership. Union president Nigel Miller said the last time the issue of allowing...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Weak demand from Europe fails to put the brakes on UK’s car industry

Weak demand from Europe fails to put the brakes on UK’s car industry

Europe's economic woes have failed to dent the British motor industry, with car production hitting a four-year high, according to new figures. Yesterday’s report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) also revealed that the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Lomond Homes in administration

Housebuilder Lomond Homes fell into administration last night after Fife Council demanded £500,000 in outstanding payments. Graham Frost of accountancy firm PwC said Lomond had no employees and had “almost no construction activity being undertaken at...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Virgin Media adds 60 Bellshill jobs

VIRGIN Media yesterday unveiled plans to create 60 jobs at its call centre in Bellshill to cope with demand for its broadband and TiVo television services. The company already employs about 750 staff at the site, from where it also carries out work...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Merson signs CGL takeover deal after raising capital

MERSON Signs, which supplied signage for last year's London Olympics, has bought fellow East Kilbride-based firm CGL Systems for £1 million, after raising funds from HSBC, the Scottish Loan Fund and Scottish Enterprise. HSBC provided £1m of working...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Scottish independence: Constitution ‘like framing picture that hasn’t been painted’

Scottish independence: Constitution ‘like framing picture that hasn’t been painted’

THE SNP government's plan to write a constitution for an

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Tom Peterkin: Uncertainty is the only certainty as 2014 approaches

Tom Peterkin: Uncertainty is the only certainty as 2014 approaches

ONE can't help feeling that this week we have been given a wee glimpse into the arguments that will be bandied around the independence debate over the next few months. As 2014 creeps closer, the electorate is in desperate need of some concrete facts...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

George Kerevan: Constitution must command universal respect

ANY constitution must be the carefully written, agreed rules of the game and not a permanent political football, writes George Kerevan ALEX Salmond is absolutely correct to argue that an independent Scotland should have a written constitution....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
David Cameron dismisses chance of TV election debate with Ukip leader Farage

David Cameron dismisses chance of TV election debate with Ukip leader Farage

David Cameron has dismissed calls for Nigel Farage to be allowed to take part in the next general election leaders' debates, with the put-down that only parties "that are going to form the government" should be included. The Prime Minister,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Pair jailed after plotting £¾bn bank con to fund super-wealthy lifestyle

Pair jailed after plotting £¾bn bank con to fund super-wealthy lifestyle

TWO fraudsters who conspired to swindle banks of hundreds of millions of pounds to fund a

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
David Torrance: In? Out? Shake it all about

David Torrance: In? Out? Shake it all about

CAMERON'S big EU moment, when it comes, will signal a fresh outbreak of constitutionitis - and we will all be in for a bumpy ride, writes David Torrance Shortly before Christmas, the Prime Minister joked that his now-delayed speech on Europe...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Barclays ask staff to sign ethics code

STAFF at Barclays' bank staff have been told to sign up to an ethical code of conduct or quit, as part of a management crusade to repair its battered reputation. In a memo sent to 140,000 employees worldwide, new chief executive Antony Jenkins said...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Pedestrian killed in London helicopter tragedy named

THE pedestrian killed in a helicopter crash in central London has been named as Matthew Wood, who was on his way to work when he was killed. Mr Wood, 39, from Sutton, south London, was walking to his job as a manager at a pest control firm in Vauxhall...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
N-Dubz rapper Dappy faces jail for starting fight

N-Dubz rapper Dappy faces jail for starting fight

N-Dubz rapper Dappy is facing a jail sentence after being found guilty of assault and affray for starting a fight at a petrol station after he was "disrespected" by two women. A jury at Guildford Crown Court found the 25-year-old singer spat...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Tributes to soldier shot in Afghanistan

A BRITISH soldier who died in hospital on Wednesday after he was wounded in Afghanistan, was someone who would "make time for a hug for everybody", his family said. Kingsman David Robert Shaw, from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 


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