News archive from 22 March 2014

Schoolgirl, 9, has CARDIAC ARREST in the playground and is now fighting for her life in intensive care

When nine-year-old Emma Ross collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in her school playground, her father could only look on in horror. She has been fighting for her life in a coma for more than three weeks now and it is feared that she has suffered...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 
Mayfield to chair retail association

Mayfield to chair retail association

JOHN Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield is to take on the same role at the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC said the former British Army officer will take the reins as chair of the trade association when Sir Ian Cheshire stands down at the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Fortunes change for Spark Energy

Fortunes change for Spark Energy

SPARK Energy, the Borders-based gas and electricity supplier, has seen a swing to a maiden profit on the back of increased sales and lower bad debts. The company, which is being investigated by energy watchdog Ofgem over historic complaints, said a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Teeing off: Ryder Cup buggy business opens

Teeing off: Ryder Cup buggy business opens

AN EQUIPMENT hire business that will supply more than 300 golf buggies to this year's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles - where the European team defends the trophy won at Medinah Country Club in the US in 2012, pictured above - is opening its first base in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Fiscal target in sights but borrowing rises

Fiscal target in sights but borrowing rises

GEORGE Osborne was given a further dose of good news yesterday after official figures suggested the Treasury is on track to meet its annual deficit target. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that public sector borrowing grew by...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Business comment: Capital allowances | Next v M&S

Business comment: Capital allowances | Next v M&S

George Osborne used his Budget this week to double capital allowances for companies. His hope is that the vast cash surplus being horded by UK firms will now be used to boost investment. Will it work? UK capital investment is far lower than at this...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Judges annul Thailand’s election result

Judges annul Thailand’s election result

Thailand's Constitutional Court has annulled last month's general election, leaving the country in political limbo without a full government and

 
Struggle for last of the Navajo living at Wupatki

Struggle for last of the Navajo living at Wupatki

THE Arizona desert scrubland around the ruined stone-built settlement was once home to hundreds of Navajos. Their ancestors returned to northern Arizona after a forced march to an internment camp in New Mexico only to find their homelands later...

 
Teenage Taleban gunmen kill 9 in Kabul hotel

Teenage Taleban gunmen kill 9 in Kabul hotel

NINE people, including four members of the same family, were shot dead when four teenage Taleban assassins attacked a luxury hotel once considered the safest place in the Afghan capital. The attackers were later killed in a gunbattle with police. They...

 
Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires on Erdogan

Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires on Erdogan

Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire last night as tech-

 
Scottish Independence: Labour unveils Red Paper

Scottish Independence: Labour unveils Red Paper

JOHANN Lamont will accuse the SNP government of pursuing an "Osborne-max" agenda with its economic plans for independence as she attempts to seize the mantle of the Left ahead of the referendum. The Scottish Labour leader will use a speech...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Line of Duty: BBC2 picks a winner then loses the plot

Line of Duty: BBC2 picks a winner then loses the plot

Waiting for a third series: Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar in Line of Duty. Photograph: Steffan Hill/BBC Line of Duty ends in audience and critical triumph: surely the BBC's best drama series of 2014. But now? There'll be a third series sometime or...

Guardian, 00:15 in Showbiz
 
TV licence fee evasion could be decriminalised

TV licence fee evasion could be decriminalised

The BBC believes decriminalisation could lead to reduced revenue. Photograph: Jonathan Hordle/Rex Features The government is to launch a formal review of the law that makes it a crime not to pay the TV licence, following a campaign led by backbench...

Guardian, 00:15 in Showbiz
 
South Yorkshire WWI soldiers found at last

South Yorkshire WWI soldiers found at last

A group of South Yorkshire soldiers who were killed almost 100 years ago in World War One can finally be laid to rest by their families. Several soldiers from the 2nd Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment, including four from South Yorkshire, lost...

 
Alan Titchmarsh on his love affair with Scotland

Alan Titchmarsh on his love affair with Scotland

Alan Titchmarsh, love him or loathe him, he doesn't care. "You're not going to be loved by everyone. There will always be someone who hates you, so don't worry about it," he says with the nonchalance of a household name who knows he is...

 


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