News archive from 24 March 2014

Tunnel plan may solve A83 landslip misery

Tunnel plan may solve A83 landslip misery

THE Scottish Government has been accused of standing in the way of the only solution guaranteed to keep traffic moving when landslides close the A83 at Rest and be Thankful. The Scottish Government has been accused of standing in the way of the only...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
‘The best way forward for renewables
is for each of us to share knowledge’

‘The best way forward for renewables
is for each of us to share knowledge’

GROWING up in Hamilton, young Andrew Jamieson loved taking his toys apart, and more often than not was successful in putting them back together again. When schooling confirmed his aptitude for maths and science, there was no longer any question that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: With freedom comes responsibility

Bill Jamieson: With freedom comes responsibility

Will we use our new pension freedom wisely and plan ahead or blow the lump sum? The Budget pension reforms rest on a belief that with age comes wisdom and that we will make prudent choices. But the last big pension reforms encouraging us to take out...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Lewis’s Aegon stay rather a short one

Lewis’s Aegon stay rather a short one

BRIAN Lewis, head of media at life and pensions giant Aegon UK, has left the firm only months after taking on the role. He has gone in a restructuring of the communications division which sees Stephanie Melrose step up from media relations officer to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Retail sector to dominate City results

Retail sector to dominate City results

RETAIL remains centre-stage this week, with trading performance superceding the recent flurry of high street flotations, such as Poundland and Pets at Home, as the main focus of interest. With spring having formally arrived last Thursday, DIY tends to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Herdsman’s £3m funds round-up

Herdsman’s £3m funds round-up

A COMPANY whose technology allows farmers to remotely monitor their herds has secured £3 million in funding to support its international expansion. Silent Herdsman – formerly Embedded Technology Solutions – has developed a behaviour-monitoring collar,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Many missing after mudslide hits Washington state

Many missing after mudslide hits Washington state

AROUND 18 people were still unaccounted for last night after a massive mudslide in Washington state killed at least three people and forced evacuations. Searchers in helicopters scoured the one square mile area of the mudslide yesterday. Authorities...

 
Michelle Obama turns focus to education on China tour

Michelle Obama turns focus to education on China tour

US FIRST lady Michelle Obama brought the importance of education to the fore on the third day of a visit to China yesterday, where she has won praise for her approachability. Mrs Obama, travelling with her two daughters, has been photographed at...

 
Ebola virus strikes Guinea leaving 50 dead

Ebola virus strikes Guinea leaving 50 dead

Samples from victims of a viral haemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said yesterday, marking the first time that an outbreak among human beings has been...

 
Pistorius trial set to run longer than planned

Pistorius trial set to run longer than planned

THE murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete, is expected to run until the middle of May, three times longer than had originally been planned. The trial, which began in February, was expected to last three weeks but both prosecution...

 
NHS fraud could be as high as £5bn a year, says former health service official

NHS fraud could be as high as £5bn a year, says former health service official

Official statistics show the NHS losing £229m a year through fraud but Jim Gee said the figure was ‘completely implausible’. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images Fraud may be costing the NHS £5bn a year, more than 20 times the government's...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Six in 10 family doctors considering early retirement

Six in 10 family doctors considering early retirement

More than half the GPs who responded to the BMA tracker survey reported that their morale was low or very low. Nearly six in 10 family doctors are considering early retirement because of their increasing workload, GPs leaders claim on Monday as...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
75 calls a day to deal with drunks

75 calls a day to deal with drunks

AN AMBULANCE is called out every 19 minutes to deal with a drunken patient somewhere in Scotland, according to new figures. Paramedics were called to more than 27,000 incidents involving alcohol-related illnesses or injuries in each of the past three...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 
New mental health scheme begins

New mental health scheme begins

A pilot scheme to help reduce the number of people detained in custody under the Mental Health Act (MHA) will begin in Scarborought today (Monday). The street triage project is a joint initiative between North Yorkshire Police, the Police and Crime...

 
'Barriers' stop fathers taking paternity leave - report

'Barriers' stop fathers taking paternity leave - report

A lack of support from employers is preventing many men from taking paternity leave, a report has found. A survey of employees and managers found that a quarter of new fathers took no paternity leave at all. Fewer than one in 10 took more than their...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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