News archive from 23 May 2014

Lloyds to launch TSB share sale amid listing frenzy

Lloyds to launch TSB share sale amid listing frenzy

LLOYDS bank will next week begin the process of selling 25 per cent of its TSB business through a stock market flotation by end-June, sources revealed yesterday. It is understood that the TSB share sale will be for less than its book value – the basic...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Asco fuels up growth with fresh funding

Asco fuels up growth with fresh funding

ASCO, the energy logistics heavyweight, has agreed a £40 million funding package as it eyes further overseas expansion and a push into new areas. The Aberdeen-based firm, which is owned by private equity outfit Doughty Hanson and members of the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Entex and Saltire Foundation forge tie-up

Entex and Saltire Foundation forge tie-up

Two organisations helping to drive business creation are joining forces to create a more powerful body that will take greater account of entrepreneurialism in the public and third sectors. The Saltire Foundation and the networking group...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Royal Mail delivers note of caution as profits jump

Royal Mail delivers note of caution as profits jump

Royal Mail yesterday shocked investors with a double warning over competition which took the edge off its double-digit profit rise. In its first full-year results since privatisation, the group said revenues growth from parcel deliveries more than...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Independence referendum ‘a risk to Games legacy’

Independence referendum ‘a risk to Games legacy’

THE independence campaign has been labelled "the biggest threat" to a lasting economic legacy from Glasgow hosting this summer's Commonwealth Games. Power plant boss Angus Cockburn said the referendum risked undermining an opportunity to...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
China vows crackdown on terror as bombers kill 31

China vows crackdown on terror as bombers kill 31

Explosives thrown from two vehicles which ploughed into an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang region killed 31 people yesterday, the deadliest act of 
violence in the region for years. China called the attack in the regional capital of...

 
Man accused of 10-year imprisonment

Man accused of 10-year imprisonment

A WOMAN who says she was abducted in California a decade ago by a man who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child has been reunited with her family. Police described a decade during which the now 25-year-old woman – abused mentally,...

 
Dire warning over attack of the superbugs

Dire warning over attack of the superbugs

The growing threat posed by resistance to antibiotics means major action is needed on a 
global scale to tackle the problem, a leading Scottish scientist has warned. Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious diseases at Edinburgh University,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Let’s open up discussion on a social taboo

Let’s open up discussion on a social taboo

Talking about how we relieve our loved ones of the growing burdens of funeral poverty is key, says Logan Steele There are a number of challenges facing people as they get older that have traditionally been seen as taboo, particularly relating to the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Being prepared for end of the road show

Being prepared for end of the road show

Comic's TV show in wake of Parkinson's and cancer diagnoses raises questions meriting a national response, argues David Clark Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off programme on television has brought death, funerals and memorial practices into our Wednesday...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
For sale: Drambuie the iconic Scottish liqueur

For sale: Drambuie the iconic Scottish liqueur

ITS recipe was gifted to a clan chief by Bonnie Prince Charlie as a reward for helping him while he was on the run after defeat at the Battle of Culloden. Now Scottish liqueur brand Drambuie is to be sold by the family who have owned it for 100...

 
Personal shopper app gets £500k for overseas push

Personal shopper app gets £500k for overseas push

A TECHNOLOGY firm that claims to be revolutionising digital shopping has raised £500,000 from a range of Scottish investors to help with its overseas expansion. Par Equity, the Scottish Investment Bank and leading angel investors including Gareth...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Eyes of the world on independence debate - Darling

Eyes of the world on independence debate - Darling

The pro and anti-independence campaigns must be conducted in a way that is a "model for the rest of the world" despite the "intensity" of the referendum debate, the leader of the Better Together campaign has said. With fewer than...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Cameron urged to rethink vow to halve UK migration

Cameron urged to rethink vow to halve UK migration

DAVID Cameron has under a year to slash net migration by more than half after official figures showed another big jump in immigration to the UK from within the European Union. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary Theresa May pledged to cut net...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Radio 1 DJ charged with child-sex attacks

Radio 1 DJ charged with child-sex attacks

A FORMER BBC Radio DJ will be charged over a string of alleged sex attacks on boys aged nine to 16, prosecutors have said. Chris Denning is accused of 41 crimes, including 34 counts of indecent assault involving 22 ­alleged victims between 1967 and...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 


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