News archive from 24 February 2015

EuroMillions: What is tonight's five-times rollover jackpot, how many guaurnteed UK millionaires & what time is the draw on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

EuroMillions: What is tonight's five-times rollover jackpot, how many guaurnteed UK millionaires & what...

HAVE you got your ticket for tonight's EuroMilions draw yet? The latest draw is set to be made tonight (Tuesday, February 24), with a massive five-times rollover jackpot prize on offer. Players across Europe will be crossing their fingers and hoping...

 
Review: Little Comets, Rescue Rooms

Review: Little Comets, Rescue Rooms

The North East's finest Little Comets landed in Nottingham last night, but it wasn't exactly with the crash and bang you might expect. Ever since their uber-dancey debut album, the band have enticed in fans from all over the country. The River Rooms...

 

Xbox One News: 2015 title release revealed, top requested feature added, leaks explained

Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that Forza Motorsport 6 is set to be released in Summer 2015. It is part of a shortlist of exclusive revealed by Microsoft and could yet see more titles added during events such as E3. E3 will also be...

 
Oil and gas industry in 'bleak' 2014, finds survey

Oil and gas industry in 'bleak' 2014, finds survey

The UK offshore oil and gas industry has reported its worst annual performance for four decades. Industry body Oil & Gas UK said falling oil prices and rising costs meant the sector spent and invested £5.3bn more than it earned from sales during...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
BHP Billiton profits slump by almost a third

BHP Billiton profits slump by almost a third

Profits at mining giant BHP Billiton have been hit by the falling price of iron ore, coal, copper and other commodities. Underlying profit for the half-year to 31 December fell by 31% to $5.35bn (£3.46bn), but that was better than industry analysts...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Breast milk kept ‘too warm’ at Yorkhill Hospital

Breast milk kept ‘too warm’ at Yorkhill Hospital

EXPRESSED breast milk was stored at the wrong temperature in a children's hospital, inspectors have found. NHS guidelines state that it should be refrigerated at between 2C and 4C (35.6F to 39.2F) but records showed it was stored at temperatures of up...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 

The science of Hollywood: Study reveals the two rules that trick us into laughing, crying and being scared...

The winners of this year's Oscars have moved us to tears, laughter, fear and agony. But how can actors produce experiences that not only engage our imaginations, but that feel real? Neuroscientist, Jeffrey Zacks, believes it's all down to two simple...

 

North Sea oil lost £5.3bn as costs keep rising

NORTH SEA oil revenues plunged to their lowest level since 1998 last year, according to an industry survey that paints a "bleak picture" of the sector and warns that vast areas of the basin could be "sterilised" by a lack of...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Bovis enjoys strong 2014 as sale prices increase

HOUSEBUILDER Bovis completed a record number of homes in 2014, adding that the current year has got off to a "robust start". The Kent-based firm reported a 69 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £133.5 million in the year to the end of...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Exova nets deal with 5-year Austria contract

TESTING specialist Exova yesterday unveiled a five-year long-term agreement with Austrian aerospace firm B

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Lloyds share sale nets £500m for taxpayer

THE UK government has netted another £500 million from the sale of shares in Lloyds Banking Group. Yesterday’s transaction means the taxpayer now holds a 23.9 per cent stake in the bank, compared with 40 per cent when it was bailed out during the...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

City watchdog trims reach of senior manager rules

NEW rules making senior bankers more accountable for their actions will not now apply to non-executive directors (NEDs) who do not have specific duties such as overseeing pay and auditing, regulators said yesterday. The so-called senior managers’...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Aberdeen hotel operators suffer ‘muted’ 2015 start

ABERDEEN'S hotel sector has seen its first fall in room revenues for more than two years, according to a report published today that shows "muted" growth for the industry as a whole. The study, from market researcher LJ Research, found that...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

£27m quantum research centre to open in Glasgow

A QUANTUM technology research centre opens today at Glasgow Science Centre, bringing together academics attempting to commercialise radical new camera technology. QuantIC, the Quantum Imaging Centre, brings together experts from the universities of...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Comment: HSBC getting more realistic

BRITAIN's other main clearers will privately bask in the sunshine of rival HSBC now being in the public firing line, from unsavoury Swiss tax practices to allegedly leaning on a national newspaper by pulling advertising after hostile coverage of the...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 


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