News archive from 18 February 2015

Vince Cable hints at coalition with Labour and SNP

Vince Cable hints at coalition with Labour and SNP

VINCE Cable has said that a Rainbow coalition involving his own party, Labour and the SNP "would be possible" and that he would not "rule it out" in the event of a hung parliament after May's general election. The Business...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Omagh bombing trial: Man faces 29 counts of murder

Omagh bombing trial: Man faces 29 counts of murder

The trial of a man accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing will go ahead, a prosecutor has said. Seamus Daly is charged with the 1998 Real IRA car bomb attack. The case will focus on mobile phone evidence, barrister Michael Chambers told a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Bin Laden letter ‘ties student to terror plots’

Bin Laden letter ‘ties student to terror plots’

The trial of a student extradited from the UK to face terrorism charges in New York will hear how a letter written to Osama bin Laden puts him at the centre of an al-Qaeda conspiracy to attack targets in the UK, the US and Denmark, according to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Shoppers get a new twist on the Swinging Sixties

Shoppers get a new twist on the Swinging Sixties

IT WAS 1960, the start of the Swinging Sixties when consumers across the nation were shaking off the grey post-war austerity years and enjoying a new lifestyle with products ranging from Kellog's Cornflakes for breakfast to prawn cocktails and Chianti...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Former Still Game actor stricken with diabetes accuses brother of stealing £20k and leaving him broke

Former Still Game actor stricken with diabetes accuses brother of stealing £20k and leaving him broke

A FORMER Still Game actor now stricken with diabetes has accused his brother of stealing more than £20,000 from him and leaving him broke. Ricky Callan, 53, wrote a Facebook post on Monday claiming little brother Steven, 40, took his life savings. He...

 

RBS launches fingerprint technology for mobile banking app

RBS said in June last year it would invest over 1 billion pounds over the next three years to make it easier for customers to bank when they are on the move and offset a decline in branch usage. The move is part of the bank's reaction to a decline in...

 
Leeds nostalgia: Rocking through the ages

Leeds nostalgia: Rocking through the ages

The sixties and seventies were an unprecedented era of musical creativity and the local bands of Leeds couldn't resist getting in on the act. Late Night Transport took their name from a sign hanging in a Leeds dance hall while Gentle Fire used...

 

New tool reveals our "darker side' using only our tweets

In a scientific announcement that will shock no one who has spent more than two minutes on the site, Twitter tends to reveal our "dark side'. A tool created to allow the first ever psychoanalysis of the site revealed the majority of the...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Trailblazing Liverpool domestic violence prosecution scheme visited by Attorney General

The Attorney-General is to visit a Liverpool scheme today designed to protect victims giving evidence in domestic violence cases. Jeremy Wright QC MP will visit the ‘section 28’ scheme, at the Crown Prosecution Service in Liverpool, which has secured...

 

Expansion on cards for Aberdein Considine

Law firm Aberdein Considine has set out its stall to become one of the sector's biggest players after unveiling a further expansion of its office network and a string of new hires and promotions. The Aberdeen-based practice, founded in 1981 by Harvey...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
Euan McLean: Darren Clarke will be Ryder Cup skipper but he could do with ditching the ignorant and surly attitude

Euan McLean: Darren Clarke will be Ryder Cup skipper but he could do with ditching the ignorant and surly...

TODAY five men will gather round a table at the European Tour’s Wentworth HQ to decide the identity of the next Ryder Cup captain. And if that man is not Darren Clarke I’ll streak down the first fairway at St Andrews in my Reg Grundies and jump in the...

 

Comment: Flat inflation gives recovery a jolt

WE ARE clinging by our fingernails to an inflationary environment. Annual inflation in January came in at 0.3 per cent, the lowest since records began in 1988, down from 0.5 per cent in December and well adrift of the Bank of England's mid-term target...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 

Retailers face tough start to year

Scottish retailers suffered a "difficult" start to the new year, according to figures published today that show sales declined at a faster pace last month. However, there were signs of improving conditions in the hard-pressed grocery sector,...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 

Abuse them? No, fans must value good owners like David Sullivan

Appreciation. That is what everyone wants these days. It’s an upgrade from that old demand: respect. It is not enough just to be respected in modern football. You have to be thanked, additionally rewarded for your part. Owners like Assem Allam at Hull...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Graham Taylor, Steve Coppell, Neil Warnock and the rest of the 1,000 club should be mentors for young...

A few months after Randy Lerner bought Aston Villa from Doug Ellis for £62.5million in 2006 the American passed on a message to Graham Taylor requesting a meeting. With more than 1,000 games under his belt as a manager, including two separate spells...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 


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