News archive from 19 January 2014

SNP’s NHS crackdown ‘may extend waiting times’

SNP’s NHS crackdown ‘may extend waiting times’

PATIENT waiting times could lengthen because of a Scottish Government crackdown on the use of private healthcare in the NHS, opponents have warned. Health secretary Alex Neil has announced that ministers must approve significant spending by health...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
Scottish scientists to search for alien life

Scottish scientists to search for alien life

THEY are boldly going into outer space, armed with lasers - not with aggressive intent but to discover Earth-like planets that might be home to life. Scottish scientists have been awarded a £250,000 grant to develop an infrared laser that can detect...

 

Brazil bomb scare spurs emergency landing, brief airport closure

That flight, which had already left Brasilia bound for Boa Vista, evacuated passengers via emergency slides when it landed on the runway at Eduardo Gomes airport in Manaus. The Manaus airport had reopened at 4 p.m. Brasilia time (1800 GMT) after no...

 
Britons among 21 killed in Kabul attack

Britons among 21 killed in Kabul attack

THREE Afghan officials have been suspended as an investigation began into a suicide bomb and gun attack in Kabul that killed 21 people. The Taleban has admitted targeting a Lebanese restaurant, leaving 13 foreigners and eight Afghans dead. Among the...

 
Jackson Cullinane: Give defence workers a say

Jackson Cullinane: Give defence workers a say

THERE are several reasons why major trade unions have consistently reaffirmed their opposition to nuclear weapons. The possession of nuclear weapons, threatening death and destruction to millions, is widely accepted as immoral and the assertion that...

 
Gerald Warner: The twilight of Fifth Republic

Gerald Warner: The twilight of Fifth Republic

FIRST came the French Revolution - several of them in fact; now comes the Counter-Revolution, which will not be nearly as much fun for lefties and psychopaths. All historically significant events rely on a number of factors coming into simultaneous...

 
Lost Rabbie Burns manuscripts set for exhibition

Lost Rabbie Burns manuscripts set for exhibition

WITHOUT them, we might never have truly understood our greatest poet. A new exhibition at the National Library of Scotland will showcase the Glenriddell Manuscripts, a rare collection of Robert Burns's work written in his hand that was lost for more...

 
Julia Donaldson tops Scottish authors sales list

Julia Donaldson tops Scottish authors sales list

FORGET JK Rowling, Dan Brown and Lee Child - last year's top selling author was the Scottish children's writer Julia Donaldson. The Bookseller’s annual round-up of the Top 50 selling authors of the year has identified former children’s laureate...

 
Jeff Salway: Savers to be hit by tax on pensions

Jeff Salway: Savers to be hit by tax on pensions

SCOTTISH savers are at risk of a shock tax penalty as a cut in the amount that can be held tax-free in pension pots threatens to hit public sector workers particularly hard. Final salary scheme members and people who started their pension early in...

 

Help create a unique exhibition for Berwick

Berwick Visual Arts is appealing to the community to help create a unique exhibition for the town. A life-size knitted boat will be ‘sailing’ in to the Gymnasium Gallery in May as part of the nationwide Follow the Herring project, which focuses on our...

 
Analysts cool on Unilever profits

Analysts cool on Unilever profits

CONSUMER goods giant Unilever faces a further "squeeze" on profits in emerging markets as it is forced to hike prices to combat raw material cost rises and exchange rate pressures, analysts have warned. Chief executive Paul Polman cautioned...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Strathclyde University tops ‘partner deals’ table

Strathclyde University tops ‘partner deals’ table

STRATHCLYDE University in Glasgow has topped a league table for the number of partnerships formed with businesses, pipping Edinburgh University to the top spot by just a single collaboration. Figures due to be released tomorrow by Interface, the...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Pubs tycoon Doyle takes £350k shot at gun making

Pubs tycoon Doyle takes £350k shot at gun making

KEVIN Doyle, the tycoon best known for owning the upmarket Archerfield golf

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 


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