News archive from 22 April 2014

Downing Street double act hail infrastructure jobs boost

Downing Street double act hail infrastructure jobs boost

David Cameron and George Osborne believe the project may create 150,000 construction jobs. Photograph: Paul Grover/REX David Cameron and George Osborne are to make a rare joint appearance on Tuesday to publicise an infrastructure programme that they...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Rise in Scottish animals going back to the wild

Rise in Scottish animals going back to the wild

FROM a young squirrel left helpless after taking a wayward leap in a canopy of trees, to a rare bird unable to take flight in the skies above, these are among thousands of members of Scotland's diverse wildlife population reliant on a helping hand....

 
Sherpas threaten boycott of Everest climbs

Sherpas threaten boycott of Everest climbs

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after a group of their colleagues were killed in the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history - a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season. Several have...

 
More al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

More al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

Three more suspected al-Qaeda militants have been killed in a drone strike in southern Yemen, local officials said. The men were travelling in a car in Shabwa province early yesterday when it was hit by a missile and destroyed. Witnesses described...

 
South Sudan: UN slams ‘targeted killing of civilians’

South Sudan: UN slams ‘targeted killing of civilians’

Hundreds of people were killed because of the ethnic group they belonged to, after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week. United Nations officials said yesterday the victims were targeted at a mosque, a church and a hospital. The...

 
The Scotsman Cartoon: Scottish independence and CBI

The Scotsman Cartoon: Scottish independence and CBI

Yesterday three of Scotland's universities quit the CBI over the business group registering with the Electoral Commission backing a "no" vote in the independence referendum. The Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen say they are...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Experience was big factor in Scunthorpe United's 'outstanding' victory over Oxford United, according to Russ Wilcox

Experience was big factor in Scunthorpe United's 'outstanding' victory over Oxford United, according to...

MANAGER Russ Wilcox declared his men of Iron "outstanding' as Scunthorpe United edged to within touching distance of promotion with a 1-0 success against Oxford United. Matt Sparrow's third goal of the campaign was a decisive one, ensuring the...

 
Average pension income £8,774: Poll

Average pension income £8,774: Poll

The average annual income drops by two-thirds upon retirement and the average person retires with an annual income almost a quarter less than the minimum wage, according to a major financial provider. In its annual State of Retirement report, LV also...

 

Scientists make a meal out of finding the birthplace of the first chilli plant

They spiced up food down Mexico way – and changed the way we cook. The land that gave us burritos, chorizo and tacos was also the birthplace of one of the most important ingredients in the pantry, say academics – it was where the humble chilli was...

Metro, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Milne plans 5,000 homes as building revival accelerates

Milne plans 5,000 homes as building revival accelerates

Stewart Milne Group is to build 5,000 homes across the UK over the next three years in what will be seen as a further sign of a pick-up in the housing market. The Aberdeen-based company’s plans include significant expansion in Edinburgh and east...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Small firms demand action to tackle late payments

Small firms demand action to tackle late payments

IMPROVING economic conditions are doing nothing to ease the continuing problem of late payment of bills for small businesses, according to new research. The Forum of Private Business says its members want to see new measures introduced to tackle the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

Edinburgh chef Tony Singh has had a tough time in recent years after selling Indian restaurant Roti in 2008. He closed his Tony’s Table bistro in 2010 and rooftop restaurant Oloroso in Castle Street two years ago. Now the TV chef, who has cooked...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Bruce returns as WSP opts for experience

Bruce returns as WSP opts for experience

Consultancy group WSP has added two senior directors to its building services business in Scotland. Garry Calder and Graeme Bruce will both be joining WSP’s Edinburgh office as technical directors, bringing a combined 50 years’ experience in the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Home comforts of a hospice service

Home comforts of a hospice service

Care for families who have children with life-shortening conditions brings challenges and rewards, says Babs Henderson One of the most frequently asked questions about the CHAS at Home service is what does it do? It is a relevant question, but given...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 


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