News archive from 21 June 2013

Brand: Drug addicts want treatment

Comedian Russell Brand has said people suffering with drug addiction are more interested in getting the correct treatment than whether drugs are decriminalised or not. The 38-year-old star - a recovering drug addict - told the BBC's Question Time...

 
Brazil Protesters To March In 80 Cities

Brazil Protesters To March In 80 Cities

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets again on a new day of mass nationwide protests over poor public services, government corruption and the cost of hosting the World Cup. More than one million people are expected to march in...

 
RM Hubbert wins Scottish Album of the Year award

RM Hubbert wins Scottish Album of the Year award

Glasgow guitarist and singer RM "Hubby" Hubbert has won the Scottish music industry's flagship prize - for an album he made after the break-up of his marriage. A stalwart of Glasgow’s music scene for the last two decades, Hubbert landed the...

 

Brand: Drug addicts want treatment

Comedian Russell Brand has said people suffering with drug addiction are more interested in getting the correct treatment than whether drugs are decriminalised or not. The 38-year-old star - a recovering drug addict - told the BBC's Question Time...

 
EMC to open research and development base in Livingston

EMC to open research and development base in Livingston

EMC, the New York-listed IT giant, will give Scotland's technology sector a shot in the arm today when it opens its expanded research and development base in Livingston. The site will be used to help Scottish computing firms to develop products and...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Paul Walsh confirmed as chairman of Compass

Paul Walsh confirmed as chairman of Compass

PAUL Walsh, the long-serving head of whisky and Guinness producer Diageo, was yesterday confirmed as the next chairman of school dinners and canteens business Compass. Walsh, who recently said he was stepping down after 13 years as chief executive of...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Brand: Drug addicts want treatment

Comedian Russell Brand has said people suffering with drug addiction are more interested in getting the correct treatment than whether drugs are decriminalised or not. The 38-year-old star - a recovering drug addict - told the BBC's Question Time...

 
Tablet sales help drive profit leap for Dixons

Tablet sales help drive profit leap for Dixons

Booming sales of the latest tablet computers drove a leap in profits for Dixons last year. The owner of PC World and Currys reported further progress in its recovery, with earnings from its UK and Ireland operations jumping 39 per cent in the year to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Scottish Widows to hand Lloyds £1.6bn dividend

LLOYDS Banking Group last night revealed that its insurance business Scottish Widows Group would pay its parent a £1.6 billion dividend before the end of the month, further reducing the bank's capital shortfall uncovered by the regulator. The payment...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Business briefs: Ryanair | Interbulk | BP | Ashtead

BUDGET airline Ryanair has raised its growth targets and unveiled plans to return up to €1 billion (£852 million) to investors over the coming years. The Irish carrier aims to carry 110 million passengers in the year to March 2019, up from its...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Five questions to Ebony Allen: this week on IndigenousX

Five questions to Ebony Allen: this week on IndigenousX

This week's host on @IndigenousX: Ebony Allen Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, we're inviting its weekly...

 

Wells & Young’s prospers as Scots brands drive turnover

Buying the historic McEwan's and Younger's brands from Heineken has helped Bedford-based brewer Wells & Young's to grow its turnover and overcome the loss of contracts to distribute the Corona and Red Stripe lagers. Accounts filed at Companies...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Car production at UK plants slowed, figures show

CAR production at UK plants slowed last month after accelerating ahead in April, figures yesterday revealed. The number of cars produced in May totalled 129,355 – an 8.4 per cent fall on the May 2012 figure, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Start-up companies land more than £700,000 funding

EIGHTEEN of Scotland's "brightest and most innovative" start-up companies have secured more than £700,000 of funding from the Scottish Government. The “Edge” fund – which is operated by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Royal Bank of...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Profits at Skyskanner rose last year

PROFITS at travel search engine Skyscanner rose sharply last year after another year of record growth. Pre-tax profits increased to £11.02 million, compared to £4.1m in the previous 12 months, as turnover soared to £33.5m from £21.4m. Latest accounts...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 


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