News archive from 24 July 2014

Scottish Defence League’s Festival march vetoed

Scottish Defence League’s Festival march vetoed

AN APPLICATION from the Scottish Defence League (SDL) to hold a parade in the Scottish capital during the Edinburgh Festival has been rejected by council officials. Far-right campaigners had hoped to march down the High Street to the Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 
Alex Salmond under fire over Freedom City claim

Alex Salmond under fire over Freedom City claim

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Politicians hit out at Alex Salmond yesterday accusing him of playing politics on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games when he said Glasgow would be called "Freedom City" after voting Yes in the independence...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 
Militants accused of sabotaging MH17 evidence

Militants accused of sabotaging MH17 evidence

REBELS blamed for the downing of Flight MH17 have been accused of sabotaging the investigation into the disaster by scattering parts of other planes at the crash site. The claim from UK intelligence sources came as the Moscow-backed separatists...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 
The Scotsman cartoon: Glasgow 2014 politics

The Scotsman cartoon: Glasgow 2014 politics

ALEX Salmond has been accused of playing politics on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. The First Minister said Glasgow would be called “Freedom City” after a Yes vote in the referendum for Scottish independence. But Mr Salmond was not the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Politics
 

Queen declares Games open

The Queen has formally declared the 20th Commonwealth Games open following a colourful ceremony at Glasgow's Celtic Park. The head of the Commonwealth spoke of the "bonds that unite" the 71 nations and territories when she delivered her...

 

Derbyshire squash star Nick Matthew proudly carries England flag into Commonwealth Games

DUFFIELD squash star Nick Matthew led Team England into the Commonwealth Games last night. The 33-year-old multiple world champion, who plays for Benz-Bavarian Duffield, was named as the squad's flag bearer earlier this week. He walked out first at...

 
Risk of infecting surgery patients with CJD not taken seriously, say MPs

Risk of infecting surgery patients with CJD not taken seriously, say MPs

MPs have called for better sterilisation of surgical instruments to avoid vCJD contamination. Photograph: Johan Wingborg/AP Health officials must do more to prevent the spread of variant CJD, the human form of BSE, according to MPs who warn that the...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke suspended by medical board

Dr Philip Nitschke poses for a photograph following a workshop on assisted suicide on in the UK in 2009. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has had his medical registration suspended after the medical board found he...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Paracetamol does not help lower back pain, study finds

Paracetamol does not help lower back pain, study finds

The study found those taking paracetamol and the placebo took the same average length of time to recover. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Taking paracetamol does not help to relieve lower back pain, despite it being a commonly prescribed treatment for the...

 
Heatwave to scorch Derbyshire until mid-August, forecasters say

Heatwave to scorch Derbyshire until mid-August, forecasters say

The summer heatwave is set to last until the middle of August, weather forecasters said today - as youngsters across Derbyshire look forward to six weeks off school. The hot spell is expected to continue for at least three weeks with the occasional...

 
Energy Assets puts extra £40m into meters

Energy Assets puts extra £40m into meters

Gas meter specialist Energy 
Assets was yesterday celebrating a contract win with British Gas, which is expected to add about 50 per cent to its business. The Livingston-based firm, which floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2012, said it...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: Slow pay growth could delay rate rise

Comment: Slow pay growth could delay rate rise

A NOTABLE factor in Britain's economic recovery has been that while unemployment has fallen rapidly, wage growth has been muted. Latest figures show wage rises running at 0.3 per cent, a fall in real terms when inflation is at 1.9 per cent. The clear...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Wood Group’s PSN signs lease on new headquarters

Wood Group’s PSN signs lease on new headquarters

Work is to start on one of the largest office developments in Aberdeen after Wood Group's core PSN division yesterday signed a long-term lease for the complex. The new-build CityPark office building will be located on Hareness Road, and will be...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
TalkTalk beefs up Sky deal

TalkTalk beefs up Sky deal

TalkTalk Telecom joined forces with Sky yesterday to beef up its offer of on-demand sports television in the latest stage of the pair's battle with BT. The deal will allow customers to watch live boxing and 
wrestling events through Sky Sports Box...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
'Risk of debt peril' when interest rates rise

'Risk of debt peril' when interest rates rise

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said. A report by the Resolution Foundation said the UK had failed to deal with a "debt...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 


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