News archive from 20 June 2014

‘Young Ones’ among mourners at Rik Mayall’s funeral

‘Young Ones’ among mourners at Rik Mayall’s funeral

STARS from the world of comedy came together yesterday to bid their final farewells to Rik Mayall as his funeral took place in a country village. The stars behind the comedy hit which established his reputation, The Young Ones, were among mourners who...

Scotsman, 23:58 in Hot News
 

VIDEO: Women Of Steel Folk Show announced

Sheffield's award winning folk stars are to celebrate the achievements of the city's Women of Steel with a concert in November to mark the finale of the £150,000 Statue Appeal. Martin Simpson, Fay Hield, John Tams and Barry Coope, Chris While and...

 
Jim McColl considers Scotland move after Yes vote

Jim McColl considers Scotland move after Yes vote

ONE of Scotland's wealthiest tycoons says he would consider moving back to the country if there was a vote for independence. Jim McColl, the boss of engineering investment giant Clyde Blowers Capital, is a prominent backer of a Yes vote. The business...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Views from around the world

Scottish independence: Views from around the world

SEPTEMBER'S referendum is the hot topic across the country, but it is also provoking debate and comment across the globe. In this feature from our dedicated independence site, we look at some of the week's best pieces from further afield. • Get the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez steals the headlines in the British back pages after World Cup 2014 win over...

Luis Suarez's brace against England in Uruguay's 2-1 win over the Three Lions not only stole the show in Sao Paulo - it has now also stolen the headlines in the British newspapers. The Liverpool striker scored either side of Wayne Rooney's 75th-minute...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
World stock index hits record, dollar softer after Fed

World stock index hits record, dollar softer after Fed

Wall Street rebounded just before the close, with the S&P 500 again setting a record closing high, a day after the Fed expressed confidence that the U.S. economic recovery was on track. Stocks in Europe rose to six-year highs and equities in Asia...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Financial markets: Calm before the storm?

Financial markets: Calm before the storm?

Just like Baby Bear's porridge, there's a feeling in the financial markets that things are neither too hot, nor too cold. All the indicators are telling us that the temperature is just right. Stock markets have steadily climbed to new records, but...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
International ceilidhs to celebrate Glasgow 2014

International ceilidhs to celebrate Glasgow 2014

A massive ceilidh is to be held across the world as part of the cultural celebration of the Commonwealth Games. Dances will take place in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the US throughout today, with each country performing its own take on a...

 
Can technology help combat the modern slavery business?

Can technology help combat the modern slavery business?

Growing up in rural Cambodia, Khai Socheung knew that life was tough, and that she might have to leave her homeland to find work. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Battery technology playing catch-up Councils...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Lloyds to sell more shares in TSB as investor demand lifts

Lloyds to sell more shares in TSB as investor demand lifts

A JUMP in investor demand for the imminent TSB flotation has led Lloyds Bank and its financial advisers to raise the volume of shares it is selling to 35 per cent. A final decision was being made last night, but the parent company is understood to be...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Lockton unveils Scottish expansion plan

Lockton unveils Scottish expansion plan

US insurance company Lockton has pulled together a team of experienced practitioners to lead an ambitious expansion of its Scottish operations. Gordon Duncan, the former managing director of Marsh in Scotland, will head up the expansion of Lockton’s...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Standard Life urges BoE to ‘flex muscles’ on rate policy

Standard Life urges BoE to ‘flex muscles’ on rate policy

The Bank of England should start moving away from its "emergency" approach to monetary policy by reining in support for the housing market and lifting interest rates "sooner rather than later", Standard Life Investments (SLI) has...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: West Coast rail | Rolls-Royce

Comment: West Coast rail | Rolls-Royce

THE tortuous two-year story of the renewal of the west coast rail franchise is over, and it is good to have drawn a line under it. It has not been Whitehall’s finest hour, and the award to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains, jointly run with...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Chinese protesters jailed for a total of 16 years

Chinese protesters jailed for a total of 16 years

THREE Chinese anti-corruption activists have been jailed for a total of 16 years for dissent despite president Xi Jinping claiming to lead a clean-up of the Communist state apparatus. They campaigned for government officials to declare their wealth...

 
Spain embraces reign of King Felipe VI

Spain embraces reign of King Felipe VI

Spain's new king, Felipe VI, was sworn in yesterday in a relatively modest ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household. King Felipe immediately called for Spain to stay united but to respect...

 


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