News archive from 19 October 2014

The Observer view on egg-freezing

The Observer view on egg-freezing

In-house chefs, unlimited holiday allowances, personal concierges: Silicon Valley tech firms have a reputation for offering extravagant employee benefits as they compete for the best talent. Last week Apple and Facebook added covering the costs for...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Kate Horsley ‘found Frankenstein’s bride in Orkney’

Kate Horsley ‘found Frankenstein’s bride in Orkney’

A novel dubbed a sequel to Frankenstein, that tells the story of the monster's bride, was inspired by a trip to Orkney, the author has said. Kate Horsley, whose debut novel The Monster’s Wife is shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year...

 
Experts warn of pension pot ‘bank accounts’ risk

Experts warn of pension pot ‘bank accounts’ risk

Ability to withdraw cash could backfire on both savers and providers, writes Jeff Salway REPACKAGED government plans encouraging people to treat their pension pots like bank accounts have been dismissed as a political manoeuvre that could backfire on...

 

Mats Hummels is Arsenal's top transfer target but could cost £32m, West Brom will demand £30m for Saido...

Arsene Wenger’s promise to bolster Arsenal's squad in January made at the club’s AGM last week will be put to the test over Mats Hummels and whether the Gunners can prove a bigger lure than Manchester United. Hummels has been identified as the No 1...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Sheffield United fans chant 'Super Ched Evans' during win against Bradford as club consider bringing...

Sheffield United fans chanted their support for convicted rapist Ched Evans on Saturday night, in the club’s first game since their former player was released from jail. Almost half the travelling fans at Bradford City’s Valley Parade voiced their...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
‘Cautious’ hope for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

‘Cautious’ hope for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

MORE than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants could be freed as early as tomorrow,

 
Carnival is over as Brazil’s politics shifts right

Carnival is over as Brazil’s politics shifts right

WITH its carnival reputation, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next...

 
‘Only weeks left’ to avert Ebola catastrophe

‘Only weeks left’ to avert Ebola catastrophe

MORE troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed to prevent the Ebola outbreak becoming the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", Oxfam warned yesterday. The UK-based charity said that there was less than a...

 
Fears for Britons caught in Nepal storms

Fears for Britons caught in Nepal storms

FAMILIES of Britons trekking in Nepal have expressed concern at not being able to contact them following horrific blizzards and avalanches which led to at least 39 deaths last week. The Foreign Office confirmed they had been contacted by concerned...

 
Violence erupts again on Hong Kong streets

Violence erupts again on Hong Kong streets

THOUSANDS of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong

 
Scottish Labour turns its back on Blair legacy

Scottish Labour turns its back on Blair legacy

Labour in Scotland is to ditch the legacy of Tony Blair and return to its "socialist principles" as it seeks to

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Yes, I froze my eggs, but am I a victim of a new fertility racket?

Yes, I froze my eggs, but am I a victim of a new fertility racket?

Women, there’s a new perk in town. Last week, Apple joined ranks with Facebook in offering free egg-freezing to staff who want to delay having children. It will, the companies argue, help the women exert more control over both careers and ovaries...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 
‘School exclusions can condemn kids to life of crime’

‘School exclusions can condemn kids to life of crime’

EXCLUSION from school risks "propelling" young people into a life of crime, a study of offending has concluded. Analysis carried out by the Scottish Government found good parenting and schooling in early life, along with policies to tackle...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
SNP deputy candidates back pro-Yes alliance

SNP deputy candidates back pro-Yes alliance

TWO of the three candidates for the SNP deputy leadership have raised the prospect of a pro-Yes alliance fighting next year's UK election campaign. Both Stewart Hosie and Angela Constance want to see the party “reach out” to other pro-independence...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Tesco chief faces City grilling

Tesco chief faces City grilling

TESCO chief Dave Lewis will face a City grilling this week as the supermarket giant unveils a sharp fall in half-year profits in the wake of a catalogue of disasters. Britain’s biggest retailer is due to provide an update on its probe into a £250...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 


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