News archive from 19 March 2013

Lloyds and Sir Fraser Morrison oil services deal

Lloyds and Sir Fraser Morrison oil services deal

Construction tycoon Sir Fraser Morrison has sold his holding in an Aberdeen oil services firm to the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group in a deal worth more than £30 million. Morrison, the former boss of Morrison Construction whose family...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
UK computer games industry grows again

UK computer games industry grows again

GROWING demand for mobile phones and tablet computers and an explosion in the number of start-up companies has helped the computer games industry return to growth. The collapse of a number of studios – including Dundee-based Realtime Worlds in 2010 –...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Investment pledge after Malmaison £180m deal

Investment pledge after Malmaison £180m deal

HOTEl operator Malmaison has pledged to invest up to £10 million in its properties, including projects in Dundee and St Andrews, after it was acquired by an American venture capital firm for an estimated £180m. KSL Capital Partners, based in Colorado,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Fear of green UK target miss

JUST 4 per cent of firms working in the alternative power industry believe that the UK has a "good" chance of hitting its 2020 target of meeting 15 per cent of its energy needs from renewables, according to a survey. Figures from the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Scotland’s old stations half a century on from national rail cuts

Scotland’s old stations half a century on from national rail cuts

THE wind is whipping the blue carrier bags into the leafless branches of the trees. Beneath the arch of a tunnel, the sooty ground glints with the green glass of broken Buckfast bottles. Some of the graffiti is so old it has faded into the sandstone,...

 

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards winners

THE winners of the Sony World Photography Awards Open, 3D and Youth categories have been announced. In addition to receiving a Sony A77, all category winners will have their work exhibited at Somerset House in London, and their images will be featured...

 
Teacher struck off for composing pupils’ exam music

Teacher struck off for composing pupils’ exam music

A teacher has been struck off after admitting he used his own tunes in a bid to get pupils through their music exams. David Hall pretended pupils had created their own music for exams when he was in fact the composer. Mr Hall, a teacher at Arbroath...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
Edinburgh Uni pioneers new genetic technique

Edinburgh Uni pioneers new genetic technique

CHICKEN eggs could hatch into entirely different endangered species if new research from Edinburgh University's Roslin Institute is successful. Scientists at the renowned facility, which created Dolly the Sheep, are creating a frozen bank of cells...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Learning
 
ROY HODGSON LEFT LOOKING FOOLISH AS RIO FERDINAND PULLS OUT OF SQUAD

ROY HODGSON LEFT LOOKING FOOLISH AS RIO FERDINAND PULLS OUT OF SQUAD

ROY HODGSON was left to look foolish yesterday after Rio Ferdinand pulled out of the England squad. Ferdinand withdrew saying that he would not be able to follow a strict medical plan to ensure his fitness if he was on international duty. His decision...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
ROBERTO MANCINI BLOWS TOP

ROBERTO MANCINI BLOWS TOP

ROBERTO MANCINI branded his Manchester City flops “gutless” after their tame defeat at Everton. Mancini was left seething in the wake of the 2-0 loss. And his temper boiled over in the dressing room at the end. Defeat saw the Blues fall 15 points...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
CALLUM MCMANAMAN HORROR TACKLE LET-OFF

CALLUM MCMANAMAN HORROR TACKLE LET-OFF

WIGAN'S Callum McManaman could escape scot-free following his horror challenge on Newcastle's Massadio Haidara. McManaman was expected to face a lengthy ban for his X-rated tackle, which saw the Toon defender carried off during Sunday's match at the...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
IT'S A ROCKY ROAD FOR ROY AND RIO

IT'S A ROCKY ROAD FOR ROY AND RIO

ROY HODGSON'S treatment of Rio Ferdinand has come back to haunt him – and the England boss has only himself to blame. Hodgson insists Ferdinand couldn't join the squad because it would not be possible for the defender to follow the ‘pre-planned...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
OLIVER BIERHOFF BACKS LION CUBS

OLIVER BIERHOFF BACKS LION CUBS

GERMAN football legend Oliver Bierhoff has told England: Start trusting in your Three Lions cubs. Roy Hodgson has picked an older, more experienced squad to face San Marino and Montenegro. But Bierhoff, the German team's general manager, said: “Older...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
BEN FOSTER'S HOME TRUTH

BEN FOSTER'S HOME TRUTH

BEN FOSTER accepts he may face criticism for his England U-turn – but insists his family will always come first. The West Brom keeper quit playing for his country two years ago citing family reasons and concern over niggling injuries. But he changed...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
WORRIED BOTTI

WORRIED BOTTI

MARCO BOTTI warned the ground will need to dry up at Doncaster for Solar Deity to take his chance in Saturday's William Hill Lincoln. Now training at his purpose-built stables, Prestige Place at Newmarket, Botti showed off the colt yesterday along...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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