News archive from 18 December 2012

READING 2 - ARSENAL 5: SANTI CAZORLA BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR ARSENE WENGER

READING 2 - ARSENAL 5: SANTI CAZORLA BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR ARSENE WENGER

But what wonderful opponents they found waiting for them at the Madejski Stadium. Reading, entirely in keeping with this time of year, were generous hosts. Defending has rarely been quite so accommodating at this level and Arsenal gorged. Lukas...

 

X Factor winner James Arthur’s single tops the charts

X Factor winner James Arthur's debut single rocketed to the top of the charts. The ITV reality show has seen a slump in viewers this year, but it did not stop Impossible becoming the fastest-selling single of the year, with 490,000 copies, according...

 
WIGAN RECEIVE FIFA CLEARANCE TO SIGN MLS MIDFIELDER ROGER ESPINOZA

WIGAN RECEIVE FIFA CLEARANCE TO SIGN MLS MIDFIELDER ROGER ESPINOZA

Roberto Martinez and the club's lawyers attended a hearing to plead their case and FIFA have ratified the move. The Honduran, 26, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal and Martinez said: “He is a player we have been following closely since June 16,...

 

Closing courts ‘will add to pressure on troubled Scottish town centres’

Plans to close 11 sheriff courts throughout Scotland have been criticised for failing to take account of their impact on local traders, with business leaders warning that the move is at odds with Scottish Government plans to regenerate town centres....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Ex-Olympics HR chief takes over seat from Anna Ford on Sainsbury’s board

Ex-Olympics HR chief takes over seat from Anna Ford on Sainsbury’s board

Jean Tomlin, who oversaw the recruitment of 70,000 volunteers for the London Olympics, is to join Sainsbury's as a non-executive director next month, replacing former newsreader Anna Ford. The supermarket group said Tomlin – who was human resources...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
JOHN WARD ADMITS HE MUST BE 'CRAZY' TO RETURN TO BRISTOL ROVERS

JOHN WARD ADMITS HE MUST BE 'CRAZY' TO RETURN TO BRISTOL ROVERS

Ward takes over a side second bottom of the table following their 4-1 thumping at York on Saturday and his decision meant he had to turn down a director of football role at Plymouth. He said: “With my hand on my heart, Plymouth was a great job and a...

 
BRADLEY WIGGINS IS THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

BRADLEY WIGGINS IS THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

BRADLEY WIGGINS charmed his way into the nation's hearts to show it's not all about the bike when it comes to being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year. A little bit of self-deprecating humour and cheeky irreverence help too on a night when all...

 

AAM boardroom pay-out tops £13m for second year running

EXECUTIVE directors at Aberdeen Asset Management, Scotland's best-paid plc board, have shared a £13 million-plus salary and bonus pay-out for the second year running. The fund manager’s annual report shows that the five executive directors pocketed...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Profit warning rocks Aggreko

Profit warning rocks Aggreko

AGGREKO, Scotland's fourth-largest listed company, saw more than £1.2 billion wiped off its stock market value yesterday after warning of a "double whammy" in the year ahead. The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and a lack of major...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Moredun’s role uniquely Scottish but it has developed global reach

IN ANIMAL health matters, the reputation of the Moredun Institute travels globally into most countries where livestock form a part of food production. Yesterday Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, the chief executive of the institute, which is situated on...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Rents on the rise despite wet year playing havoc on farms

The weather in 2012 might have been pretty awful but this has not stopped a continued rise in the rents paid for Scottish farms. According to leading property consultants, Smiths Gore, an analysis of rent rises in the past year shows an increase of 12...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Planning permissions rise, says builders group

Planning permissions rise, says builders group

Planning permission was granted for 33,881 homes across England in July to September, according to figures from the Home Builders Federation (HBF). It said this was a 36% rise on the 24,872 approvals in the second quarter, and 17% higher than a year...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

UK heading for an EU exit, warns Ed Miliband

THE UK is "sleepwalking to a European Union exit", Labour leader Ed Miliband claimed yesterday, as he challenged Prime Minister David Cameron to take on senior Cabinet members who are calling for a referendum. The comment came as Mr Cameron...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Nigella’s bites less healthy for you than a ready meal, claims study

Nigella’s bites less healthy for you than a ready meal, claims study

RECIPES by TV chefs including Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are "less healthy" than ready meals, researchers have found. Meals randomly selected from the books of top TV chefs contained “significantly more” fat, saturated fat, energy,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
David Maddox: Nick Clegg sounds like he is resigned never to being in office again

David Maddox: Nick Clegg sounds like he is resigned never to being in office again

THERE is a point in a government where even the keenest observers lose count of relaunches, and with a coalition of two parties this is proving doubly the case at the moment. We are all awaiting David Cameron’s big “tantric” speech on Europe sometime...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 


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