News archive from 24 August 2014

Frankie Boyle lashes out at ‘hopeless’ TV chiefs

Frankie Boyle lashes out at ‘hopeless’ TV chiefs

OUTSPOKEN comic Frankie Boyle has accused Britain's tele

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Independence: Explorer Fiennes weighs into debate

Independence: Explorer Fiennes weighs into debate

Scottish Independence: BRITAIN'S greatest living explorer has said independence should be rejected in next month's referendum. Fresh from a recent visit to Gretna Green to help build a cairn to celebrate the union between Scotland and England, Sir...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Lomond Capital looks south as spending tops £10m

Lomond Capital looks south as spending tops £10m

LOMOND Capital, the fast-growing property management firm, is set to push further south with a string of acquisitions after it was revealed its spending spree over the past year topped £10 million. Edinburgh-based Lomond has so far acquired 21...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Cold callers too good to be true?

Comment: Cold callers too good to be true?

ORDINARY investors are at risk of being left unprotected and out of pocket because they're diving into products touted by unauthorised firms. The dangers of doing business with unregulated companies selling plans in the UK have been highlighted by the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Initiative to train youngsters in whisky retailing

Initiative to train youngsters in whisky retailing

AT A reception last week in Edinburgh, Gleneagles chairman Peter Lederer was served by one of the 100 or so young people who have completed the Learning for Life programme launched in Scotland earlier this year. A collaboration spearheaded by...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Kirsty Dorsey: There’s no time like the present

Kirsty Dorsey: There’s no time like the present

It's become such an unhealthy sign of the times, it even has an official definition: presenteeism n. the practice of coming to work despite illness, injury, anxiety, etc, often resulting in reduced productivity; the practice of working long hours at a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Tom Hunter offers entrepreneurs support and money

Tom Hunter offers entrepreneurs support and money

FOR BUDDING entrepreneurs trying to get a business off the ground, getting hold of suitable finances remains one of the biggest stepping stones. Many will look to the high street banks and blame the financial crisis when they are rejected, but one of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Yes or No, referendum will affect economy

Comment: Yes or No, referendum will affect economy

SCOTLAND'S independence referendum has stirred fierce personal feelings of identity and belonging. It may yet be determined by such concerns. But it is a vote that stands to have profound economic consequences across Scotland and the rest of the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
PRG ‘hungry for growth’ as sales soar to £4.5m

PRG ‘hungry for growth’ as sales soar to £4.5m

SPECIALIST recruitment firm PRG is looking to expand into new lines of business after almost doubling sales in the first half of this year. The company, owned by chief executive Steve McCutcheon, is setting up an IT team in its Edinburgh office after...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Bank of England's dissenters face tough task winning an interest rate rise

Bank of England's dissenters face tough task winning an interest rate rise

Benjamin Broadbent, right, deputy governor of the Bank of England, at the Jackson Hole meeting last week, where he warned about the weakness of wages. Photograph: David Stubbs/Reuters There was a time when central bankers could show up at the annual...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Euan McColm: Start battle for hearts and minds

Euan McColm: Start battle for hearts and minds

WHEN a jihadist with a British accent murdered the American journalist James Foley in the Syrian desert last week, Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned a family holiday in Cornwall and returned to Downing Street. This was no more than we might have...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online, leading to calls to regulate...

 
New to nature: No 131 Arapaima leptosoma

New to nature: No 131 Arapaima leptosoma

A photograph by Dr Donald Stewart comparing Arapaima species. A flurry of social media attention recently warned that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon, is facing possible extinction. A study revealed that these river giants are already...

 
Is Breaking Bad set to go out on an outstanding high?

Is Breaking Bad set to go out on an outstanding high?

The cast of Breaking Bad celebrate after winning the 2013 Emmy award for oustanding drama series.   Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images From the soaring rush to the twitchy comedown … hit drug drama Breaking Bad will take a final bow of...

Guardian, 00:13 in Showbiz
 
As fares go up again, what do Britain's rail users get for their money?

As fares go up again, what do Britain's rail users get for their money?

The state-run East Coast train service is a net contributor to Britain's exchequer. Photograph: Alamy Before commuters have kissed summer goodbye, the chill winds of January's fare rises are blowing down the tracks. The latest inflation figures mean...

Guardian, 00:14 in Business
 


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