News archive from 18 May 2014

Comment: Pharma deal could be difficult to swallow

Comment: Pharma deal could be difficult to swallow

Big pharma deal could be
difficult one to swallow FIRST it was the banks, then the energy companies. Now it’s the pharmaceuticals industry that the public loves to hate. Opposition comes in many guises, but it is essentially an issue of...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Comment: Home buyers caught in mortgage trap

Comment: Home buyers caught in mortgage trap

UNWARY home buyers are gettong caught in a mortgage subsidy trap says Bill Jamieson We have a problem with interest rates. In fact, we have two, and they are growing. The first will be familiar to households and businesses in Scotland: the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Angels back diabetic aid eye-scanner

Angels back diabetic aid eye-scanner

ANGEL investors have raised £400,000 to support a Scottish company that is helping to prevent blindness in millions of diabetes sufferers. Epipole, based in Rosyth, will use the investment to develop a prototype of its hand-held eye-scanning camera...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Serco on track to run Caledonian Sleeper service

Serco on track to run Caledonian Sleeper service

THE operator of luxury trains in Australia is tipped to win the Caledonian Sleeper franchise to run overnight services between Scotland and London. Serco is understood to have pledged new coaches and top-notch catering for the sleepers, which...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Landmark micro hydro power scheme reintroduced

Landmark micro hydro power scheme reintroduced

A LANDMARK hydro scheme that once illuminated a Scottish stately home when electric power was in its infancy is being brought back into service. The pioneering Victorian scheme has been reinvented for the 21st century using the latest renewable...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
European elections: the parties vying for power

European elections: the parties vying for power

AHEAD of Thursday's crucial European vote, Political Editor Tom Peterkin examines the choices facing voters in Scotland SNP FOR the SNP, it was always going to be inevitable that this week’s European elections would be seen through the prism of the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
The Scotsman flying Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo

The Scotsman flying Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo

A SCOTTISH pilot who will helm the first commercial flight into space has spoken of the "unrelenting" acceleration of his high-concept craft ahead of its eagerly awaited launch later this year. David Mackay, the chief pilot of Virgin...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
John Cleese daughter Camilla to do Fringe standup

John Cleese daughter Camilla to do Fringe standup

JOHN Cleese was a complete unknown when he appeared in a Cambridge Footlights show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe more than half a century ago, but by the time he left he was well on his way to becoming a British comedy legend. Now his daughter...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Warning over ‘awful’ value of new annuities

Warning over ‘awful’ value of new annuities

RETIREES tempted by the wave of "stopgap" annuities launched since radical pension changes were unveiled in the Budget have been told to hold fire. Partnership last week became the latest firm to launch a short-term annuity aimed at people...

 
Dani Garavelli: should we be prescribing statins?

Dani Garavelli: should we be prescribing statins?

Amid disagreements over the side-effects of statins, Dani Garavelli asks if these controversial life-saving drugs should be more widely prescribed They were billed as magic bullets: pills that would allow you to eat pizza and chips yet avoid the heart...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
Atlas revisits economic lie of Scotland

Atlas revisits economic lie of Scotland

THE first dedicated atlas of Scotland for more than a century highlights how the Highlands and Islands could become the country's new

 
£1,000 reward for info on Bakewell hawk murder

£1,000 reward for info on Bakewell hawk murder

The RSPB is offering a £1,000 reward for information after a bird of prey was found dead in Bakewell. A female goshawk was discovered at the Chatsworth Estate with two broken legs by a member of the public who alerted the bird charity on April 2. Post...

 
Child mental health services 'failing three-quarters of kids'

Child mental health services 'failing three-quarters of kids'

Assessments for conditions such as autism are under threat. Photograph: Stephen Voss/Alamy Only a quarter of children with mental health conditions are receiving the treatment they need, according to a study produced by the body charged with improving...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
India’s next Prime Minister is Narendra Modi

India’s next Prime Minister is Narendra Modi

THOUSANDS of cheering supporters have welcomed India's next prime minister on his arrival in the capital after leading his party to a staggering victory in national elections. Narendra Modi flashed a victory sign as he drove past jubilant supporters...

 
Heart experts: screen for HCM muscle thickening disease

Heart experts: screen for HCM muscle thickening disease

Fabrice Muamba sheds a tear as he returns to Bolton on 2 May 2012, less than seven weeks after suffering a cardiac arrest. Photograph: Rex Features/Offside Mike Dodd has an abiding memory of the day he learned of his susceptibility to serious heart...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 


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