News archive from 18 March 2014

Wind farms damage tourism, say climbers

Wind farms damage tourism, say climbers

THE expansion of wind farms in Scotland's mountain areas is damaging the country's tourism sector, according to climbers and hill walkers. More than two-thirds surveyed said parts of Scotland are now “less appealing” because of wind farms...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Cameron increases childcare support to £2,000

Cameron increases childcare support to £2,000

Parents in the UK will receive up to £2,000 a year to help pay for childcare in a new initiative to be unveiled today ahead of tomorrow's Budget. In what is being billed by Downing Street insiders as a “childcare revolution” for two million families...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
2014 can enable churches to redefine their roles

2014 can enable churches to redefine their roles

For a vivid marker of how far and how fast Scotland has changed, look at religion in recent decades. Two generations ago, 80 per cent of the population related to some form of church. Now, only 10 per cent have an active link with organised religion....

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Drink-drive ban for Star Trek star Chris Pine

Drink-drive ban for Star Trek star Chris Pine

HOLLYWOOD actor Chris Pine has pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to drink-driving and been fined and disqualified from driving for six months, The 33-year-old American was charged after leaving a party in the small South Island town of Methven, 55...

 
HBM Sayers in £100m merger with Berrymans

HBM Sayers in £100m merger with Berrymans

SCOTTISH litigation firm HBM Sayers yesterday unveiled a merger with Berrymans Lace Mawer that will create a £100 million business in Britain and Ireland. BLM, as the new practice will be known, will have 1,550 employees, including 170 partners and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Buoyant flotations | Help to buy

Comment: Buoyant flotations | Help to buy

Never mind Just Eat, an injunction of Just Float would seem more apposite at present. Online takeaway food service Just Eat yesterday announced it is going for an initial public offering (IPO) on the UK market next month, raising £100 million of new...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
BT deal brings TV and wi-fi to Goals’ centres

BT deal brings TV and wi-fi to Goals’ centres

Media giant BT yesterday confirmed a deal to provide sports coverage and wi-fi at the 43 British venues of Goals Soccer Centres. Keith Rogers, chief executive of East Kilbride-based Goals, said: “Our 130,000 weekly players will now be able to enjoy...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
China: Bishop held under house arrest since 2000 dies

China: Bishop held under house arrest since 2000 dies

THE head of the underground Catholic Church in Shanghai has died, aged 97, after decades of imprisonment and house arrest. Bishop Joseph Fan Zhong-liang died in his apartment in the company of priests and others following a brief illness. The United...

 
US Seals seize rogue Libya oil tanker

US Seals seize rogue Libya oil tanker

UNITED States special forces have taken control of an oil tanker involved in rogue deals out of rebel-controlled ports in Libya, halting militia attempts to sell petroleum on the global market. Navy Seals boarded the Morning Glory on Sunday night in...

 
Toughest sanctions since the Cold War hit Russia

Toughest sanctions since the Cold War hit Russia

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has vowed the US will "stand firm" in its "unwavering support" for Ukraine after his administration and the European Union imposed travel bans and asset freezes against more than 20 Russian and Ukrainian...

 
Oscar Pistorius ‘went into combat mode’

Oscar Pistorius ‘went into combat mode’

Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius described how he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing a possible intruder at his home, a South African firearms expert told the athlete's murder trial. The noise...

 
End our torture, pleads father of missing Claudia

End our torture, pleads father of missing Claudia

PETER Lawrence says his family have been through a "see-saw" of emotions ever since his daughter Claudia vanished without trace in York five years ago today. The chef, then aged 35, was last seen on March 18, 2009, when she finished her...

 
Budget 2014: So what do we know?

Budget 2014: So what do we know?

The Chancellor George Osborne delivers his next Budget on Wednesday 19 March. Traditionally it is a day of big announcements and political grandstanding to boost the government's position and not just to manage the state's finances. Usually, there is...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Sign up to Nidderdale charity walk

Sign up to Nidderdale charity walk

Sir Thomas Ingilby has become the first person to sign up for the 26-mile Marathon walk being introduced at Harrogate Rotary Club's Nidderdale Charity Walk on May 18. Sir Thomas raised over £500 for his charity, Myeloma UK, last year by participating...

 
Max Clifford held woman against wall, trial told

Max Clifford held woman against wall, trial told

PR guru Max Clifford pinned a 19-year-old woman against a wall and pushed his tongue into her mouth, a court has heard. He put his hand on her waist, going up towards her breast, in the incident just outside his office, she said. The woman, who...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 


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