News archive from 22 June 2015

Public to help create audio ‘map’ of UK coastline

Public to help create audio ‘map’ of UK coastline

FROM dramatic clifftops and rugged rockfaces to windswept beaches and picture-postcard harbour towns, Scotland's hugely varied coastline has inspired generations of artists. Now the sounds of the nation’s shores are to inspire a new piece of music...

 
Will Europe Get Greek 'Flu?

Will Europe Get Greek 'Flu?

The last time Greece was on the brink the word on lips around the eurozone was "contagion". If Greece went, would others be the next targets in the financial markets? Would they find themselves pushed relentlessly towards the eurozone's...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Wozniacki enjoys sweet taste of commercial success

Wozniacki enjoys sweet taste of commercial success

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has the crowd, if not necessarily the expensive confectionery, securely in the palm of her hand, as she turns her attentions to chocolate making. The photogenic 24-year-old Dane is using a day off in the run up to...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Has Scotland finally got the next Andy Murray, in the shape of teenager Ali Collins?

Has Scotland finally got the next Andy Murray, in the shape of teenager Ali Collins?

Her energy is undimmed, her shots a steady percussion under the roof of Gleneagles Arena. It would be cruel, then, to hobble such talent with the burden of being the "female Andy Murray", but the path for Ali Collins has had staging posts...

The Herald, 00:05 in Sport
 
Gray’s School of Art degree show review

Gray’s School of Art degree show review

ARTISTS don't simply make art any more. Like dentists, they practice. It’s a piece of cant nonsense, but it is pervasive nonetheless, and so now at Gray’s School of Art, while there is still a department of painting, there is no longer a department of...

 

FTSE 100 boardroom diversity set to decline as non-white talent pool shrinks

Attempts to increase ethnic diversity in the boardrooms of the UK’s biggest companies are heading backwards, according to research which shows a fall in the pool of non-white talent being groomed for boardroom seats in FTSE 100 firms. The proportion...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Fears for NHS as foreign nurses forced to leave UK

Fears for NHS as foreign nurses forced to leave UK

PLANS to force immigrants to quit the UK after six years if they are not earning £35,000 or more will put lives at risk and cost the NHS millions of pounds, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. The proposal, which is due to come into effect...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
How lack of the vitamin D isn’t a killer

How lack of the vitamin D isn’t a killer

scientists have challenged the belief that vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunshine can cause increased heart disease and deaths in winter. Research led by Emeritus Professor Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe from Dundee University suggests that vitamin D is...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Ruth Davidson: More needs to be done to save Union

Ruth Davidson: More needs to be done to save Union

SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is today expected to deliver a stark warning to David Cameron and Tory ministers that "more needs to be done" to keep the United Kingdom intact. Following the SNP’s election victory in Scotland in...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Scottish Labour’s downfall ‘began with Iraq war’

Scottish Labour’s downfall ‘began with Iraq war’

ONE of Tony Blair's closest allies and political friends Lord Falconer has admitted he thought the Iraq war was a mistake and contributed to Labour's decline in Scotland and across the rest of the UK. The admission by the man who, as Lord Chancellor,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Brian Monteith: Labour’s new policies don’t appeal

Brian Monteith: Labour’s new policies don’t appeal

SCRAPPING the charitable status of private schools is the politics of envy which will not raise standards in state schools, says Brian Monteith How can the Labour Party seek to regain voters that have departed to support the SNP? Leadership contender...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

Shoot-'em-ups and crashing waves: Martyn Ware seeks that seaside sound

He may be the founding member of two of the most revered bands of the 1980s, a renowned music producer and the creator of arty, moody soundscapes. But Martyn Ware – once of the Human League, still of Heaven 17 – has parked his cool at the doors of...

 

Chagos islanders go to supreme court in battle to be allowed home

Former residents of the Chagos Islands who were forcibly removed from their homeland more than 40 years ago will take their long legal battle to the UK’s highest court on Monday. They are going to the supreme court in London to challenge a decision...

 

Labour proposes handing education oversight to city regions

Labour will try to wrest back the city devolution agenda grasped by George Osborne by proposing that city regions be handed responsibility for overseeing local education standards. Osborne is planning to devolve powers to city regions, or combined...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 

nPower cuts shock bill for school

Before they received help from Crusader, that was the problem facing Derrick Taylor, the chairman of governors of Purston Infant School, and headteacher Lynn Tesh. The bill, from the school's supplier, nPower, represented underpayments going back to...

 


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