News archive from 22 February 2014

Starbeck School drummers set for festival

Starbeck School drummers set for festival

Students at Starbeck Community Primary School are preparing to perform at Harrogate International Youth Festival in 2014. The Year 3-6 drummers, pictured with teacher Andrew Stratford and Coun Janet Law, play African instruments. Mr Stratford said:...

 
Comment: Lloyds’ TSB flotation good news for Rev

Comment: Lloyds’ TSB flotation good news for Rev

THE Reverend Henry Duncan - former Moderator of the Church of Scotland, antiquarian, geologist, and founder of the savings bank movement - is more commonly remembered for his role in creating the TSB, whose nameplate is now being polished and primed...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
New protection director for Aegon UK

New protection director for Aegon UK

PENSIONS group Aegon UK has appointed a new protection director as part of a management overhaul at the business. Dougy Grant, formerly director of retail strategy, will be responsible for proposition and distribution at the Edinburgh-based firm. The...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Scots legal profession ‘facing over-capacity’

Scots legal profession ‘facing over-capacity’

SCOTLAND'S commercial legal sector has too many lawyers though the likelihood of further large-scale mergers may be limited, according to the head of one of the country's most prominent mid-tier players. His comments follow a rush of industry mergers...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Moredun works to raise global profile

Moredun works to raise global profile

The future of animal research came under the microscope this week at the world-renowned Moredun Research Institute where two significant strands to future work were highlighted. Nigel Millar may currently be better known as the president of NFU...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Whisky ‘fakes’ legal budget soaring says SWA chief

Whisky ‘fakes’ legal budget soaring says SWA chief

THE Scotch Whisky Association has more than 70 legal cases going "at any one time" against overseas product counterfeiters and paid lawyers £1.5 million last year to pursue culprits, new chief executive David Frost has revealed. He and SWA...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Death tax a live issue for richer Scots

Death tax a live issue for richer Scots

Most unaware that the UK inheritance levy will hit their estates hard, warns Jeff Salway AFFLUENT Scots are at growing risk of sleepwalking into an inheritance tax (IHT) trap ­because they underestimate their chances of being hit by the charge, new...

 
Starbeck School drummers set for festival

Starbeck School drummers set for festival

Students at Starbeck Community Primary School are preparing to perform at Harrogate International Youth Festival in 2014. The Year 3-6 drummers, pictured with teacher Andrew Stratford and Coun Janet Law, play African instruments. Mr Stratford said:...

 
MS could be detectable years before symptoms show

MS could be detectable years before symptoms show

MULTIPLE Sclerosis (MS) may be detectable years before symptoms begin to manifest, a study has found. An antibody found in the blood of people with MS may be present long before the onset of the disease and its symptoms, scientists revealed. According...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 

Reformed Bury Parade and Irving can land a Kempton double for trainer Nicholls

For a horse which refused to race two starts ago, it is fitting that BURY PARADE (Kempton, nb, 3.50) wears a hood in Saturday's BetBright Chase. The headgear proved the catalyst in transforming the eight-year-old from villain to hero last time at...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

The pressure's on Pellegrini... Ex-City boss Mancini says they are the best side in the Premier League and...

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has heaped the pressure on his successor at the Etihad by tipping Manuel Pellegrini's side to win the Premier League title. Mancini, who was sacked by City at the end of last season after finishing as...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

Manchester United fans warned of zero tolerance to 'Cantona masks' by Crystal Palace

0 View comments Crystal Palace will forbid Manchester United fans wearing Eric Cantona masks from entering Selhurst Park on Saturday. Cantona was banned for nine months and fined £20,000 in January 1995 for his infamous kung-fu kick on Palace...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 
Barn fire prompts investigation

Barn fire prompts investigation

AN investigation is underway after firefighters brought a large barn fire under control at a farm in Appley Bridge. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) received several reports of the incident in Back Lane shortly before 9pm on Friday,...

 
Indonesian manta rays to get protected status

Indonesian manta rays to get protected status

INDONESIA is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead. The government yesterday announced that the 17,000 manta...

 
Greece: Austerity fuels public health fears

Greece: Austerity fuels public health fears

Researchers say they have found more evidence that Greece's financial crisis is taking a toll on the health of its citizens, including rising rates of HIV,
tuberculosis, depression and infant deaths. Since the economic crisis hit in 2009,...

 


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