News archive from 19 February 2015

NME Awards hat-trick for Kasabian

Kasabian made up for their Brits snub by picking up three gongs at the NME Awards. The rockers, who did not get a single Brits nomination, were hailed as the best British band at the event at Brixton Academy in London. They also carried off best album...

 

ScottishPower plugs into profits boost

Big Six energy provider ScottishPower yesterday unveiled a 35 per cent hike in full-year profits, as the Spanish-owned group benefited from lower wholesale gas and coal prices, and falling CO2 emission costs. The results came as the Competition and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Distiller Inver House raises glass to £10m package

Inver House Distillers, maker of Old Pulteney, Balblair and Speyburn whiskies, is upping capacity as it targets overseas growth thanks to a £10 million funding package. The Airdrie-headquartered group will use part of the financing, which has been...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Record View: Scots in dangers of throwing David Cameron's smug mug a lifeline

Record View: Scots in dangers of throwing David Cameron's smug mug a lifeline

TAKE a good hard look today at the smug face of Eton-educated Bullingdon boy David Cameron. Because if the results of our opinion poll are repeated in the General Election, son of privilege Cameron will be grinning from ear-to-ear. Despite leading a...

 
Rockers Kasabian win trio of NME awards

Rockers Kasabian win trio of NME awards

BEST-selling rock band Kasabian made up for missing out on a single nomination at the Brits by picking up three gongs at last night's NME Awards. The group were hailed as the best British band at the event at Brixton Academy in London and carried off...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Foo Fighters to play Glastonbury

Foo Fighters have revealed they are playing Glastonbury this year. The US rockers announced they are to perform at the famous music festival this summer after they were named best international band at the NME Awards tonight. In a recorded video...

 
German fantasist Viktor von Werra found guilty after pulling machete-style knife on police officer

German fantasist Viktor von Werra found guilty after pulling machete-style knife on police officer

AN eccentric Scot who likes to pretend he is German has been found guilty after pulling a machete-style knife on a police officer. Viktor von Werra was seen wandering the streets near his home holding a large blade shortly after calling a nurse and...

 
NHS facing threat from US deal, says Sturgeon

NHS facing threat from US deal, says Sturgeon

Scotland's NHS must be given "express" protection from a controversial transatlantic trade deal amid fears it could be opened up to privatisation, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The warning came after new legal advice from the Unite union...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

NME Awards hat-trick for Kasabian

Kasabian made up for their Brits snub by picking up three gongs at the NME Awards. The rockers, who did not get a single Brits nomination, were hailed as the best British band at the event at Brixton Academy in London. They also carried off best album...

 

NME Awards hat-trick for Kasabian

Kasabian made up for their Brits snub by picking up three gongs at the NME Awards. The rockers, who did not get a single Brits nomination, were hailed as the best British band at the event at Brixton Academy in London. They also carried off best album...

 

ADVISORY-Hong Kong markets closed for Lunar New Year holiday

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The time of the month when women most love shopping: Ladies found to buy more things when they are most...

You may think that women do most of their shopping just after pay-day – but it seems it’s another time of the month that sends them to the tills. A study of more than 500 women suggests that ladies like to buy more things when they are at their most...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Health
 

Great Britain's Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner and Phil Hindes qualify a dismal eighth in team sprint at Track...

Jason Kenny has two Olympic titles in the men's team sprint but is still chasing a first success at the Track World Championships in the discipline after Great Britain disappointed on Wednesday night. Kenny won the three-man, three-lap event at the...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Jonathan Joseph studied dance as a kid and was faster around the court than Andy Murray... now centre's...

It was a scout at Derby County and a former tennis coach who were among the first people to notice Jonathan Joseph’s dazzling footwork. His dribbling skills and his speed between the tramlines suggested the new prince of Twickenham could have been...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Money laundering probe hits Swiss bank

Money laundering probe hits Swiss bank

Geneva prosecutors searched the premises of HSBC's Swiss subsidiary yesterday after launching a money-laundering investigation over a report that the bank helped hide millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities. Prosecutors...

 


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