News archive from 20 January 2014

New England 16 Denver 26: Manning outshines Brady to book Super Bowl place

Peyton Manning outshined his future Hall of Fame rival Tom Brady, firing two touchdown passes, as the Denver Broncos rolled to a 26-16 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday to secure their first trip to the Super Bowl in 15 years. The Broncos...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Yousaf sets out to build Scots links with Zambia

Yousaf sets out to build Scots links with Zambia

A Scottish Government minister is hoping to explore ways of tackling climate change and to build cultural ties during a visit to Zambia this week. External affairs minister Humza Yousaf will be the first from the administration to visit the east...

 
Del Singh: Tributes to man killed in Kabul blast

Del Singh: Tributes to man killed in Kabul blast

The family of a British man who died in a suicide attack in Afghanistan has paid tribute to his dedication to bringing peace to troubled parts of the world. Del Singh, 39, was one of two Britons who were killed in the devastating attack at...

 
85 richest people have wealth of 3.5bn poorest

85 richest people have wealth of 3.5bn poorest

Global inequality has increased to the extent that the £1 trillion combined wealth of the world's 85 richest people is equal to that of the poorest 3.5 billion - half of the world's population - according to a new report from charity Oxfam. The...

 
Pensioner handed community order after threatening men

Pensioner handed community order after threatening men

A PENSIONER has been handed a 12-month community order for his threatening behaviour towards two men. Patrick Toomey, 66, of Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston, appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court. He admitted using “threatening, abusive, insulting...

 
Speak English or lose out on benefits - Pickles

Speak English or lose out on benefits - Pickles

A TORY Cabinet minister has signalled that immigrants who cannot speak English will be

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Danny Alexander ‘sceptical’ over RBS bonuses

Danny Alexander ‘sceptical’ over RBS bonuses

A senior Treasury minister has said he was "sceptical" about whether any application from the predominantly state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland to double its maximum bonus payouts could be justified. A European Union cap coming into force...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Paisley told Blair ‘he was fool to become Catholic’

Paisley told Blair ‘he was fool to become Catholic’

Ian Paisley has claimed he told Tony Blair he was a fool when the former prime minister informed him he was converting to Catholicism. The founder of the Free Presbyterian Church and long-time critic of the papacy in Rome said Mr Blair revealed his...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Walking fast can help beat prostate cancer - experts

Walking fast can help beat prostate cancer - experts

Exercise may improve the prognosis of prostate cancer patients by affecting blood vessels in their tumours, a study suggests. Researchers found that men who walked at a fast pace before being diagnosed with the disease had tumours containing larger...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Sir Chris Chataway: ‘gallant to the end’

Sir Chris Chataway: ‘gallant to the end’

TRIBUTES were paid yesterday to Sir Chris Chataway, the athlete who helped Sir Roger Bannister become the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier. The former 5,000 metre world record holder died yesterday at St John’s Hospice in north-west...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Lord Rennard may sue Clegg if return is blocked

Lord Rennard may sue Clegg if return is blocked

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg could be sued if he blocks former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard from returning to the party's ranks over the allegations that he used his position to sexually harrass women, it has been claimed. The...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Labour ‘will be party of the consumer’ - Milband

Labour ‘will be party of the consumer’ - Milband

Consumer groups will be given a greater role in identifying and fixing "broken markets" under plans set out by Ed

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Lloyds Bank survey findings positive

Lloyds Bank survey findings positive

The Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report finds that consumer sentiment has risen from this time last year. It rose 21 points to 123 points and confidence in the UK’s economic situation continues to grow rising 93 points to 206 points from December 2012...

 
Pentland Firth tides ‘can power half of Scotland’

Pentland Firth tides ‘can power half of Scotland’

THE Scottish Government's target of generating all of Scotland's electricity through renewable energy by 2020 has been given a boost, after a study found that a single stretch of water off Scotland's northern coast could supply enough green energy to...

 
Interest rates 'should stay' at 0.5% says Item Club

Interest rates 'should stay' at 0.5% says Item Club

Interest rates should be held at 0.5% until squeezed real-term wages begin to grow - to avoid choking the recovery, a leading economic forecaster has said. The EY Item Club urged the Bank of England to bolster its guidance policy which says it will...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 


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