News archive from 20 September 2014

Commercial property rebound expected despite doubt

Commercial property rebound expected despite doubt

Commercial property firms are braced for a rebound in activity north of the Border as pent up demand is released, but say uncertainty regarding the final devolution settlement means some investors may still hold back. The sector had seen a lull in...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Independence relief rally | US splits?

Comment: Independence relief rally | US splits?

EQUITIES jumped yesterday, led by RBS, after voters rejected independence. North Sea oil shares also rose. But were the markets really spooked by the notion that Alex Salmond (a former RBS oil economist) was about to cut corporation tax in an...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
The write stuff: Sex and the Scary Bits

The write stuff: Sex and the Scary Bits

She arrives at the office. I allow myself one deep breath: Coco Chanel and the scent of the rain. I push her hazelnut macchiato across the desk. ‘Mike, you’re an angel.’ She leans down to pull the laptop out of her bag, damp curls clinging to the back...

 
BBC protests to Moscow after assault on journalist

BBC protests to Moscow after assault on journalist

The BBC has lodged a formal protest with the Russian authorities after one of its news crews was attacked while looking into reports Russian soldiers had been killed near Ukraine's border. Unidentified men assaulted BBC Moscow correspondent Steve...

 
IS militants ‘plan Australian politician attack’

IS militants ‘plan Australian politician attack’


INTELLIGENCE "chatter" has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings, the prime minister said yesterday, a day after hundreds of police carried out a sweeping counter-terrorism...

 
Mexico commission investigates ‘drug gang’ killing

Mexico commission investigates ‘drug gang’ killing

MEXICO'S civil rights commission is investigating a confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead. The announcement came after a woman said she saw soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter, Erika Gomez...

 
Wife-murderer is prime suspect over Alice Gross

Wife-murderer is prime suspect over Alice Gross

A LATVIAN builder named as the prime suspect in the search for schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife, police said yesterday. Scotland Yard said it was looking for Arnis Zalkalns, 41, after he was identified in CCTV on the towpath...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Iran moving to comply with extended nuclear deal with powers - IAEA

The findings in a monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - though no major surprise - may be seen as positive by the West as negotiations resumed in New York this week on ending the decade-old nuclear stand-off. The IAEA...

 
Neighbours' Jenna Rosenow: 'The show is iconic'

Neighbours' Jenna Rosenow: 'The show is iconic'

To say the last week has been an action-packed one for the residents of Ramsay Street would be an understatement. Hit by a terrifying tornado, many were lucky to escape with their lives - not least, Amber Turner (played by Jenna Rosenow) and her...

 
David Morrissey on new BBC drama The Driver

David Morrissey on new BBC drama The Driver

The old adage “be careful what you wish for” is certainly true for David Morrissey's thrilling three-part drama. David, 50, stars as Manchester cabbie Vince McKee in The Driver. Frustrated with his job and by the simmering resentment within his...

 
Jeff Salway: ‘Devo max’ heralds major moves

Jeff Salway: ‘Devo max’ heralds major moves

Tax and pension changes are on the way in Scotland even after the referendum result put paid to the prospect of independence. New tax powers for Holyrood are in the pipeline and further divergence from the rest of the UK is likely over the coming...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Business
 
STRIP club of titles! Jose Mourinho hits out at Man City over FFP rules breach

STRIP club of titles! Jose Mourinho hits out at Man City over FFP rules breach

City were fined £50million and had future transfer spending capped by UEFA for breaching FFP rules. But Mourinho, whose Chelsea side take on City at the Etihad tomorrow, said: "Are the fines fair? I don't think so. What is fair is to remove...

 
Louis van Gaal eyes Man Utd return for Cristiano Ronaldo

Louis van Gaal eyes Man Utd return for Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claimed this week that Ronaldo had become unsettled at Real Madrid because he did not agree with the controversial departures of Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso. Calderon hinted that Ronaldo could push for a...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Frank Leboeuf backs Chelsea defender to stand tall once again this season

EXCLUSIVE: Frank Leboeuf backs Chelsea defender to stand tall once again this season

Ashley Cole is almost certain to be kicking his heels too, as he struggles to make an impact at Roma, having been shown the Stamford Bridge door over the summer. But another 33-year-old will still be centre stage for Chelsea - and John Terry's...

 
No one questioned Real Madrid over Zidane! Arsene Wenger stands by struggling Arsenal star

No one questioned Real Madrid over Zidane! Arsene Wenger stands by struggling Arsenal star

The Arsenal manager insists he would happily shell out £42.5million to land his under-fire midfielder and has told the fans to curb their criticism. Wenger also revealed he draws inspiration from the 1970 World Cup winning Brazil team, who...

 


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