News archive from 18 July 2015

Roy races to Blast ton

Jason Roy hit an unbeaten 122 to condemn Somerset to their fourth successive defeat in the NatWest T20 Blast and keep alive Surrey's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. Roy took centre stage as the hosts racked up 208 for one after winning the toss,...

 

United resigned to De Gea departure

Manchester United are resigned to losing David de Gea but insist they will not be bullied into selling the goalkeeper to Real Madrid on the cheap this summer. Two months after the Premier League season ended, one of the biggest transfer sagas of the...

 

Sir Alex Ferguson to be subject of Nick Robinson BBC1 documentary

When he is grilling politicians on the BBC, Nick Robinson is expected to remain strictly impartial. But when it comes to his next interviewee, the veteran journalist has already nailed his colours firmly to the mast. The BBC’s political editor, a...

 
RAF strikes in Syria ‘flout democratic will’

RAF strikes in Syria ‘flout democratic will’

THE UK government is under fire for allowing British armed forces to take part in military operations in Syria, flouting a vote by MPs two years ago. The row has led the SNP to demand that Defence Secretary Michael Fallon comes to the Commons on...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Experts doubt Mark Carney’s rise in interest rates

Experts doubt Mark Carney’s rise in interest rates

BANK of England governor Mark Carney's hint of an interest rate rise could be more "smoke and mirrors" for investors, experts have warned. Financial services group Scottish Friendly described Mr Carney as the investment industry’s...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Greek bail out loan ‘pushes UK nearer EU exit’

Greek bail out loan ‘pushes UK nearer EU exit’

A SENIOR Tory has warned George Osborne that he helped push the UK to the European Union exit door with his U-turn in agreeing to help bail out Greece after first pledging that no British money would be involved in the eurozone crisis. The shot across...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Man held on suspicion of road rage murder

Man held on suspicion of road rage murder

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a grandfather who was stabbed to death after he was involved in a minor crash on a village road. Armed officers held the 34-year-old suspect, from Worthing, West Sussex, at 2pm yesterday in connection...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Tim Farron backs Alistair Carmichael over memo leak

Tim Farron backs Alistair Carmichael over memo leak

THE new leader of the Liberal Democrats has given his backing to the party's last remaining Scottish MP Alistair Carmichael over the controversial Nicola Sturgeon memo leak row. Tim Farron said “most decent people” would think the Shetland MP, who has...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Laws for ‘spying on citizens’ must be changed says court

Laws for ‘spying on citizens’ must be changed says court

Government data laws which critics say allow the police and security services to "spy on citizens" without proper safeguards are legally flawed and must be changed, the High Court ruled yesterday. Two judges in London declared the 2014 Data...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Weather: Summer storms bring chaos to Scotland

Weather: Summer storms bring chaos to Scotland

YOU would be forgiven for thinking the weather gods had taken a summer holiday of their own in recent days as heavy rain and driving winds lashed the country. Cars were swept along the street in Alyth, Perthshire after the Alyth Burn burst its banks...

 
Wind farm subsidy axe to cost Scots councils £44m

Wind farm subsidy axe to cost Scots councils £44m

Scottish councils could lose out on £44 million of scarce income under UK government plans to scrap subsidies for wind farms. Dozens of jobs could also be at risk under the UK government’s plans to ditch £800 million of support a year early for...

 
Romanian forests for sale in bid to save wilderness

Romanian forests for sale in bid to save wilderness

A CONSERVATION organisation is offering foreigners a chance to buy into Romanian forests - in a bid to save some of Europe's largest surviving tracts of virgin forests from illegal logging and deforestation. Using donated funds, Conservation Carpathia...

 
Search for City watchdog head after Wheatley quits

Search for City watchdog head after Wheatley quits

A GLOBAL search is under way to find a new head of City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after it was announced Martin Wheatley is to stand down in a surprise move. Although Wheatley has resigned from his post, his departure was widely...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Mouton Cadet raises glass to Open backing

Mouton Cadet raises glass to Open backing

French wine brand Mouton Cadet has strengthened its ties with the golfing world after teeing up a three-year agreement with the Open. The Bordeaux producer, which sells more than 12 million bottles annually, has become official wine supplier to the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Car insurance costs to be driven up

Car insurance costs to be driven up

One leading firm warns of 10 per cent increases in premiums this year, writes Jeff Salway Car insurance costs are to climb steadily over the coming months as a sustained spell of falling premiums comes to an end. New figures show that the average cost...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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