News archive from 18 December 2014

You’ll always be super Ally McCoist! Craig Paterson says his legend tag won’t go

The pay-off cheque has not materialised, gardening leave has been put on hold. But when he does eventually walk away from Ibrox - and possibly out of management for good - he should take heart from the experience of one of his former gaffers. McCoist...

 

Top golfer Stephen Gallacher wants action on slow players

Only 24 hours after world No 1 Rory McIlroy hit out at the pace of some players, Gallacher tore into those who are risking turning the game into an almighty yawn. “Certain forms of slow play is tantamount to cheating,” said Gallacher before he was...

 

Hearts aiming to cash in as they push for promotion

The Championship leaders' owner, Ann Budge, told the club's AGM yesterday that funds are available to strengthen the squad. Head coach Robbie Neilson won't be handed a huge kitty, but Budge is determined to help him as much as she can. She said: “It...

 

Rangers boss Ally McCoist stays put after talks at Ibrox

McCoist emerged from a 45-minute meeting with Sandy Easdale and Derek Llambias at Ibrox to continue preparing the team for Saturday's home game against Livingston. The directors had hoped for an “amicable solution” to the issue of McCoist's tenure at...

 

John Guidetti wants Europa League glory with Celtic

The Celtic striker is looking for Euro glory to put the gloss on a year with the Hoops he hopes will bag him loads of silverware. And, as he pondered the prospects for himself and the Premiership pacesetters this term, there was no inkling he is...

 

Jim Goodwin feels his antics helped get Tommy Craig sacked at St Mirren

Goodwin is embarrassed that his brushes with the football authorities have seen him labelled a panto figure in the Scottish game. The 33-year-old midfielder has fallen foul of the SFA's compliance officer three times in the past year, his latest ban...

 
Osborne looks to raise £3bn by selling Lloyds stake

Osborne looks to raise £3bn by selling Lloyds stake

The Treasury may begin selling off part of its remaining stake in Lloyds Banking Group within days under a multibillion-pound plan launched by Chancellor George Osborne yesterday. Taxpayers still own just under 25 per cent of the business, which also...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Tui marriage creates global holiday giant

Tui marriage creates global holiday giant

The owner of Thomson and First Choice has completed a merger with its German parent company to create the world's largest tour operator. Yesterday’s confirmation of the tie-up, which involves UK-based Tui Travel and Germany’s Tui AG, has produced a...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Dixons Carphone makes assured start as retail giant

Dixons Carphone makes assured start as retail giant

DIXONS Carphone, the retail electronics giant created by the merger this summer of Carphone Warehouse and Currys/

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
United call to keep rates on hold

United call to keep rates on hold

Bank of England policy

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Dixons bounce | Lloyds sell-off

Comment: Dixons bounce | Lloyds sell-off

NOTHING like a mega merger, the failure of a business rival and the swipe of the plastic fantastic on Black Friday to give a retail business momentum. Newly created Dixons Carphone – formed from the merger of Currys/PC World and Carphone Warehouse –...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Mobile phone firms agree £5bn deal with government to improve coverage

Mobile phone firms agree £5bn deal with government to improve coverage

The culture secretary, Sajid Javid, has abandoned plans to force mobile phone companies to allow customers to roam between networks after Theresa May warned that his scheme could aid criminals and terrorists. In a victory for the home secretary, who...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

Cook: "It's been a hell of a year"

Alastair Cook will be 30 on Christmas Day and should be able to celebrate his landmark birthday as England's World Cup captain. After a "hell of a year", though, he will be taking nothing for granted as the selectors consider - as they have...

 
Yorkshire people are so thrifty - even when it comes to Christmas

Yorkshire people are so thrifty - even when it comes to Christmas

YORKSHIRE folk have long been regarded as a thrifty bunch - and it seems they don't plan to dispel that notion this Christmas. A report released today by retailer Argos claims people from the White Rose county are set to spend less on festive presents...

 
Minister in plea to save North Sea oil jobs

Minister in plea to save North Sea oil jobs

ENERGY firms were urged yesterday to protect thousands of jobs in Scotland as the global price of oil continues to fall. Energy minister Fergus Ewing acknowledged that the industry is facing “challenging times” but said it was “essential” that the oil...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 


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