News archive from 23 February 2014

Chelsea and Spurs set for head-to-head over Atletico star Costa and Mangala the subject of a Manchester...

Chelsea are confident of fending off Tottenham’s attempt to steal Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in the summer, regardless of whether Tim Sherwood stays on as Spurs boss at the end of the season. Club chairman Daniel Levy and Technical Director...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Scientists to uncover secret life of otters

Scientists to uncover secret life of otters

SCOTLAND's otter population is to be the subject of an extensive scientific study for the first time in two decades amid concern over the lack of information surrounding the animals' health and habitat. Although the country is a European stronghold...

 
Dani Garavelli: Elephant in the room

Dani Garavelli: Elephant in the room

Prince William's offer to destroy royal ivory antiques has been applauded by some conservationists, but is it the best way to protect endangered species, asks Dani Garavelli IT MAY seem like an unlikely alliance:­ Prince William, who earlier this...

 
Plans to ramp up business support for No vote

Plans to ramp up business support for No vote

A CAMPAIGN to build a business voice behind those opposing Scottish independence intends to publish an action plan before the end of next month. Led by former electronics industry leader Hugh Aitken, the idea is to accept that the Union has many flaws...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Royal Mile launchpad for serviced apartments

Royal Mile launchpad for serviced apartments

THE property firm behind a £45 million regeneration project off Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile is to roll out its

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: How my cheque to taxman failed again

Comment: How my cheque to taxman failed again

JUST how much more does the government need to take from us to blast away that huge budget deficit? Like millions of self-employed people, I wrote out an enormous cheque to HMRC last month to settle my outstanding tax return. It was colossal, as if...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: RBS cuts should be the last – for now

Comment: RBS cuts should be the last – for now

AFFABLE and regularly photographed with a confident smile, Ross McEwan looks like he enjoys his work. The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland will unveil his restructuring plans on Thursday with a mixture of optimism that he can realise his...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Brown an distraction in pensions debate

Comment: Brown an distraction in pensions debate

IT WAS perhaps unwise for the unionists to launch the Keep our British Pensions campaign with the man that many people hold responsible for sabotaging the UK pensions system. Gordon Brown kicked off the campaign at Lochgelly in Fife last week by...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Families needlessly give billions a year to taxman

Families needlessly give billions a year to taxman

SAVERS and investors are set to gift billions of pounds to the taxman this year as they miss out on simple tax breaks that could deliver a boost to their finances. Billions of pounds will be paid in unnecessary tax in 2014, the amount increasing even...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Incentives to follow John Lewis

Comment: Incentives to follow John Lewis

LAST week, 20-odd people at Fitwise Management became the keepers of Scotland's latest employee-owned company. They and chairman John Matthews – who is selling 80 per cent of his shares to the Bathgate firm’s new employee benefit trust (EBT) – will be...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Tunes of glory: heroism of Scots pipers reprised

Tunes of glory: heroism of Scots pipers reprised

WHEREVER Scottish soldiers have fought in battle, the strains of the pipes have been heard urging them to victory and striking fear into enemy hearts. Now the story of the pipers of the First World War is being retold, to celebrate the brave men who...

 
Secrets & lies: the real Julian Assange

Secrets & lies: the real Julian Assange

THE Scottish author who ghostwrote Julian Assange's autobiography has revealed his exasperation at the WikiLeaks founder's antics which led to the project being aborted. Andrew O’Hagan was hired to collaborate with Assange over the book for...

 
Scottish independence: New energy department plan

Scottish independence: New energy department plan

PLANS to create a new energy department for an independent Scotland which will be co-headquartered in Aberdeen and Glasgow have been unveiled by First Minister Alex Salmond. It will have a staff of about 300 across both centres, with the aim of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Police claim speed cameras just a cash cow

Police claim speed cameras just a cash cow

SENIOR police officers have claimed that placing speed camera vans on motorway bridges or stretches of road without a history of accidents is like "shooting fish in a barrel". Positioning the camera vans on a bridge above routes such as the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Michael Marra: Decisions must be local

Michael Marra: Decisions must be local

IT DOES feel that at long last we have reached the real debate. Tough questions abound. The sofa squirmers. The blunt question asked ten times with no in

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 


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