News archive from 21 October 2014

Hurricane Gonzalo to hit rush hour in Scotland

Hurricane Gonzalo to hit rush hour in Scotland

FORECASTERS have issued an upgraded weather warning about the impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo on Scotland. A yellow alert was issued for this morning as winds of up to 80mph are expected. The tropical weather system that wreaked havoc in...

 
The Scotsman Cartoon: Carrier bag tax

The Scotsman Cartoon: Carrier bag tax

Legislation meaning shoppers must pay for carrier bags was introduced yesterday. MSPs overwhelmingly backed the move in a vote at Holyrood earlier this year. Environmental campaigners welcomed the new legislation, saying it will prevent millions of...

 
US paying social security to Nazi war criminals

US paying social security to Nazi war criminals

DOZENS of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in US social security benefits after being forced out of the United States, according to an investigation. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
‘It’s been a really good year’ says Cala boss

‘It’s been a really good year’ says Cala boss

Upmarket housebuilder Cala has hailed a "transformational year" after it reported that profits more than doubled to £27.3 million. The Edinburgh-headquartered firm said yesterday that its 117 per cent leap in pre-tax profits was just the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Greene King move in spirit of new pub era

Comment: Greene King move in spirit of new pub era

EVERYBODY looks to be a winner in the £725 million deal by which pubs and brewing group Greene King (GK) is set to take over Spirit, the managed pub business spun out of Punch Taverns in 2011. It is good for Spirit shareholders, with the increased...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Amazon seeks 13,000 staff for festive season

Amazon seeks 13,000 staff for festive season

Amazon is taking on 13,000 seasonal staff across its warehouses and customer services centres over the Christmas period, the company said yesterday. The announcement, which will see roles created at sites including its Dunfermline, Edinburgh and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
McLaren welcomes rise in red meat exports

McLaren welcomes rise in red meat exports

A modest 4 per cent increase in red meat exports from Scotland in the past 12 months was welcomed yesterday by Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren, who stressed the importance of supplying all markets - whether at home or abroad - with Scotch...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Shocking report names South Yorkshire as one of the worst places in England for abandoning animlas

Shocking report names South Yorkshire as one of the worst places in England for abandoning animlas

South Yorkshire has been ranked the sixth worst county in England for abandoned animals. According to a shocking report released by the RSPCA today, some 1,026 pets were dumped by irresponsible owners in the region between January 1 and October 1,...

 

Analysis- IBM struggles to reinvent itself in an age of cloud

Applying those precepts to IBM is proving particularly tricky as many of the company's old-line businesses have already been shut down or sold, while the units that are supposed to push future growth, such as cloud and security, face stiff...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 

'Not all paedophiles' face justice

Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted. National Crime Agency (NCA) director general Keith Bristow said it was "uncomfortable" to accept that some of the 50,000 people in...

 
Shocking report names South Yorkshire as one of the worst places in England for abandoning animlas

Shocking report names South Yorkshire as one of the worst places in England for abandoning animlas

South Yorkshire has been ranked the sixth worst county in England for abandoned animals. According to a shocking report released by the RSPCA today, some 1,026 pets were dumped by irresponsible owners in the region between January 1 and October 1,...

 

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Only three Ebola-infected travellers per month are likely to fly from west Africa

Only three Ebola-infected travellers per month are likely to fly from west Africa

Less than three people a month infected with the Ebola virus are likely to try to board planes out of west Africa, according to a study that says exit screening would be the most efficient way to try to prevent travellers spreading disease. The UK and...

 

'Not all paedophiles' face justice

Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted. National Crime Agency (NCA) director general Keith Bristow said it was "uncomfortable" to accept that some of the 50,000 people in...

 


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