News archive from 24 May 2013

Briton found hanged in French jail

May 23 2013 A Briton arrested on suspicion of organised fraud has been found hanged in a French jail. John Steele, 38, was found by prison guards hanging in his cell on Tuesday, four days after he was remanded in custody. Steele, who had lived near...

 
Steven House: Give seized crime money to police

Steven House: Give seized crime money to police

SCOTLAND'S most senior policeman has urged the government to use funds seized from criminals to fight crime, saying it is "nuts" to refuse. Chief Constable Stephen House revealed he has made several pleas that the proceeds of crime be...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Eco-friendly tale is the fairest of them all: Epic will appeal to adults and children alike

Verdict: Amiable woodland adventure Rating: Both the grown-up comedies this week are infantile. It's the children's film that is more calculated to appeal to discerning adults. Aimed at children between the age of nine and 14, Epic is a pleasant...

 
Edinburgh trams ‘will run by end of the year’

Edinburgh trams ‘will run by end of the year’

PASSENGERS will be riding the trams in Edinburgh by the end of the year, a former consultant to the £776 million project has predicted. Vic Emery, who is also a former chairman of the scrapped Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (Tie), believes the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Robin McAlpine: Economy plan chained by convention

Robin McAlpine: Economy plan chained by convention

The SNP's plan, while recognising some of what not to do, seems to include repeating the mistakes that caused the economic crisis in the first place, writes Robin McAlpine If YOU have any interest in Scotland’s economic development, the Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Royal Mail chief set for 500,000 sterling bonus - Sky News

Royal Mail chief set for 500,000 sterling bonus - Sky News

The annual report will show that Greene, eligible for an annual bonus equivalent to a year's salary, will get a base salary of 498,000 pounds for a third consecutive year, Sky News said, citing people close to Royal Mail. Earlier this week, the...

Reuters, 00:04 in Business
 

The Hangover from hell: Animal cruelty, casual racism, mocking the disable. This tripe will turn your stomach

Verdict: How to murder a franchise Star rating: Turkey Director and co-screenwriter Todd Phillips, whose masterpieces include Road Trip and Due Date, has promised that The Hangover Part III will be the last of the series. Please, please let it be so....

 
George Kerevan: UK Treasury in choppy waters

George Kerevan: UK Treasury in choppy waters

In questioning Scotland's ability to weather an economic storm the Treasury is sailing rather close to the wind, writes George Kerevan THIS week both sides on the independence debate were firing off economic broadsides at close quarters. There was a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

The Big Wedding: This is a party you won't want an invitation to

Verdict: Tear up the invitation Star rating: Turkey Almost as dreary as The Hangover Part III, is The Big Wedding (which is released next Wednesday) and it's an even bigger waste of talent. Writer-director Justin Zackham's first produced screenplay...

 
Leaders: What price for vigilance? | Weather woes

Leaders: What price for vigilance? | Weather woes

It WAS one of those news items you have to catch twice because its horror was hard to believe the first time. A British soldier is incomprehensibly butchered in broad daylight in a suburban street near Woolwich Barracks in south London and one of the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Richard Kerley: Centralisation claims don’t add up

Richard Kerley: Centralisation claims don’t add up

The argument that more centralisation of public resources will save money is not based on hard evidence, writes Richard Kerley WE HAVE a thing about special numbers. In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 42 was the answer to everything; Chinese culture...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Don't worry... Hollywood's golden age is NOT a thing of the past

James Caan, star of such classics as The Godfather and Misery, has complained about the state of American cinema. "I've become very negative about the films of today. I was very fortunate in the Seventies to work with the best actors, the best...

 

The toyboy 30 years her junior who helped Susan Sarandon heal her broken heart

Susan Sarandon doesn't think she'll ever marry again. "I can't see the circumstances under which I would,' she says.Which rather puts the kibosh on stories that the 66-year-old film star is about to wed her boyfriend, Jonathan Bricklin. They've...

 
JP Morgan Chase receives £3m fine for poor records

JP Morgan Chase receives £3m fine for poor records

BRITAIN'S new financial regulator has slapped a £3.08 million fine on a wealth management unit of American banking giant JP Morgan Chase for not having records to show it was giving clients good advice. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
New bank Aldermore offers mortgages in Scotland

New bank Aldermore offers mortgages in Scotland

CHALLENGER bank Aldermore is to offer mortgages to Scottish customers next month as the housing market shows signs of "renewed confidence". The Bank, which has been operating in England and Wales since 2010, will be make its full product...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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