News archive from 18 November 2014

Win a pair of tickets for Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur plus a copy of FIFA 15

Win a pair of tickets for Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur plus a copy of FIFA 15

We have teamed up with EASPORTS™, the Official Sports Technology Partner of the Barclays Premier League to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to this weekend's game plus a copy of FIFA 15. EASPORTS is the proud sponsor of the Barclays...

 
MPs’ report on tax compliance finds HMRC to be slow to take action

MPs’ report on tax compliance finds HMRC to be slow to take action

HM Revenue and Customs is “unacceptably slow” at taking action against tax avoiders, which in turn is reducing the government’s ability to raise revenue, MPs have concluded. The report by the public accounts committee into improving tax compliance has...

Guardian, 00:08 in Politics
 
Children’s doctors urge national 20mph limit in built-up areas

Children’s doctors urge national 20mph limit in built-up areas

The national speed limit in built-up areas should be cut to 20mph to reduce the death toll of children on the roads, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said. The college has challenged the next government to implement the new limit...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Scottish Labour goes to war over Trident

Scottish Labour goes to war over Trident

A SENIOR Scottish Labour figure has warned that scrapping Trident would be a "massive blow" for jobs after candidates in the party's leadership election backed the removal of nuclear submarines from the Clyde. Former Labour frontbencher John...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Taxpayers charged twice for Hogmanay policing

Taxpayers charged twice for Hogmanay policing

TAXPAYERS in Edinburgh will be paying for the policing of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations twice this year, after council chiefs agreed to meet a bumper safety bill for the event for the first time. It is thought a six-figure sum will have to be...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
MPs tell HMRC to pick up the pace of tax investigations

MPs tell HMRC to pick up the pace of tax investigations

The Public Accounts Committee has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for its "unacceptably slow" action against tax avoiders. Margaret Hodge, chair of the committee, said the inaction was putting tax revenues at risk: "HMRC must do...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Wonga still using controversial television adverts

Wonga still using controversial television adverts

Payday lender Wonga has continued to show TV adverts in Poland and Spain despite cancelling similar ads in the UK because they appealed to children. In July, Wonga cancelled its British TV ad campaign, saying it did not want to be associated with...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
BBC’s Snow Chick to follow penguin’s battle to survive, from egg to adolescent

BBC’s Snow Chick to follow penguin’s battle to survive, from egg to adolescent

The BBC is to air Snow Chick, a natural history documentary about a baby emperor penguin battling for survival in the Antarctic. The BBC1 programme follows the story of the emperor penguin chick from egg to adolescence and its battle for supremacy...

 

As hard as ice: Scientists reveal first details of the comet Philae landed on - and say they are 'very...

Esa has revealed the first data from the Philae lander, which shows the surface of the comet was far harder than researchers had expected.  Rosetta's lander captivated the world by landing on the surface of a comet last week, but went into hibernation...

 

Snapchat launches its own virtual currency: Snapcash can be used to send payments to other users from...

Photo messaging site Snapchat has launched a new feature allowing people to send friends money from within its app. The firm, which was the subject of a recent hack attack in which over 100,000 photos were leaked from the service when a third party...

 
Carney is right to improve bankers’ behaviour by putting salaries at risk

Carney is right to improve bankers’ behaviour by putting salaries at risk

Mark Carney is right: in the great quest to improve bankers’ behaviour and stop the scandals, large fines for banks are not achieving much. He’s also correct when he says it’s not a case of a few rotten apples. We’ve had PPI, Libor, forex and all the...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 
200 men face court over sexting Scottish schoolgirl

200 men face court over sexting Scottish schoolgirl

AS many as 200 men could be brought before the courts as part of a major paedophile investigation centred on a Scottish teenager. Ricky Goward-White, 25, yesterday became the first to be jailed for “sexting” the 13-year-old, who the judge said “could...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Merry kitschmas! Christmas jumpers are back

Merry kitschmas! Christmas jumpers are back

THEY were once the domain of crooners such as Bing Crosby and Andy Williams - and embarassing dads at Christmas parties. But now the Christmas jumper has become a must-have purchase for celebrities and fashionistas alike – and have flown off the...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Rogue bankers facing threat of losing salary

Rogue bankers facing threat of losing salary

BANKS should face radical reform including further curbs on pay after a succession of major scandals showed misconduct was not just the fault of a "few bad apples", Bank of England governor Mark Carney said yesterday. Mr Carney said...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Investigators seek identity of jihadists at beheading

Investigators seek identity of jihadists at beheading

WESTERN intelligence officials are trying to identify Islamic State (IS) militants seen in a video that shows the beheading of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and 18 Syrian prisoners. Mr Kassig, 26, is the fifth western hostage to be killed by IS....

Scotsman, 00:14 in Hot News
 


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