News archive from 22 December 2014

Law chief’s pledge to trap Lockerbie bombers

Law chief’s pledge to trap Lockerbie bombers

SCOTLAND'S Lord Advocate has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing. Frank Mulholland QC described Friday’s talks with James Comey as “very useful” and said they discussed in detail various...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 

Rory McIlroy wins RTE Sports Person of the Year Award for a second time in four years

Rory McIlroy may have been left disappointed after a certain BBC awards ceremony earlier in December but events on Sunday evening went some way to reconciling that. The 25-year-old beat 11 other nominees to win the RTE Sports Personality of the Year...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Here’s what you should be eating, drinking and doing in London this Christmas

CHRISTMAS EVE - Sing your heart out - Don't be a cotton-headed ninny muggins - Toast the capital at Christmas Most of London starts to shut up shop fairly early on Christmas Eve, as the exodus to the suburbs for three nights of enforced familial...

Metro, 00:06 in Lifestyle
 

8 things you absolutely need to do in London in 2015

A new year is nearly upon us and with it come exciting new opportunities. In London, the options are practically infinite - with enough choice to leave even the most level-headed fellow second guessing their plans. But don’t fret, we’re here to give...

Metro, 00:06 in Lifestyle
 
£50m facelift planned for Mailbox in Birmingham

£50m facelift planned for Mailbox in Birmingham

The owners of the Mailbox are set to invest heavily in a major redevelopment to capitalise on the renaissance of Birmingham city centre. A new roof, larger public areas and improvements to the surrounding infrastructure will be created at the...

 
Perth coffee shop users ‘violating’ Cuba trade law

Perth coffee shop users ‘violating’ Cuba trade law

ONLINE payments service PayPal has reported hundreds of Scottish customers to the US authorities for allegedly violating US embargoes on trade with Cuba after they bought small amounts of Cuban coffee from a Perth-based bean roaster. Customers of The...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
‘Sending foreign students home will hurt Scotland’

‘Sending foreign students home will hurt Scotland’

PLANS to force foreign students to return home after they graduate will damage Scotland's economy and universities, the Scottish Government has warned. Hardline proposals to cut immigration being considered by Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
The Scotsman cartoon: Defrost Your Turkey Day

The Scotsman cartoon: Defrost Your Turkey Day

Today has been dubbed National Defrost Your Turkey Day amid research which shows nearly two-thirds of Scottish people risk food poisoning every year through unsafe thawing. A Food Standards Agency survey discovered people who thaw their turkey on the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Councils leaving large areas of England in dark to save money, Labour says

Councils leaving large areas of England in dark to save money, Labour says

Large areas of England are being “plunged into darkness” as a direct result of government spending cuts, according to the Labour party, after a survey found that 75% of councils were turning off or dimming streetlights to save money. Hilary Benn, the...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Family life: waiting for Father Christmas in Iran, Don’t Stay Away Too Long by Peters and Lee and Great Aunt Kitty’s macaroons

Family life: waiting for Father Christmas in Iran, Don’t Stay Away Too Long by Peters and Lee and Great...

Snapshot: Waiting for Father Christmas in Iran This is a rather formal picture for a very happy occasion – this was the Christmas party at the Tehran Club, a club for British expats based in a grand old house set in large grounds in central Tehran. My...

 
Six in 10 Scots risk food-poisoning from turkey

Six in 10 Scots risk food-poisoning from turkey

IT IS the staple of the Christmas dinner table - but could turn out to be the blight of the festive period for hundreds of thousands of Scots. More than 60 per cent of Scots are putting themselves at risk of food poisoning by failing to defrost their...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Health
 
Job creation on the cards for 2015, says CBI

Job creation on the cards for 2015, says CBI

The CBI says half of UK businesses are planning to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones. The business lobby group says all UK nations and regions are expected to expand employment and prospects...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Gadget insurance complaints to Ombudsman jump

Gadget insurance complaints to Ombudsman jump

The Financial Ombudsman Service says it saw 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year. It says many people hugely undervalue the cost of the technological items they carry with them, and also are not aware...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
The InterCity 125 and its high-speed replacement

The InterCity 125 and its high-speed replacement

Let us know what you think of this new format. Have your say Continue reading the main story Four decades ago, something came along that many people feel helped save the railways. A sleek, pacy, high-speed train, the InterCity 125. With its familiar...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
The Norwegian firm that tests the world's ships

The Norwegian firm that tests the world's ships

For a business that few people have heard of, and whose uninspiring name sounds a few digits short of a number plate, Norwegian company DNV GL continues to pass the test of time. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and with an annual turnover...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 


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