News archive from 24 September 2014

Elk in a rut goes on search for love on the A9

Elk in a rut goes on search for love on the A9

A MOOSE has escaped from his Scottish home for the second time in a week to try to find a female to mate with. A moose has gone looking for love in all the wrong places, including the A9 in Perthshire. Hercules the moose, a popular character on the...

 
Scotland's party leaders vow to bury referendum hatchet and work together to secure more powers for Holyrood

Scotland's party leaders vow to bury referendum hatchet and work together to secure more powers for Holyrood

SCOTLAND’S party leaders vowed yesterday to bury the referendum hatchet and work together for more powers for Holyrood. On a landmark day at the Scottish Parliament, the leaders pledged to move on from the frenzied Yes or No debate – for the good of...

 

David Cameron to apologise to Queen after being caught on mic claiming she 'purred' when he revealed Scots...

Video loading DAVID Cameron is set to issue an apology to the Queen for an extraordinary breach of protocol after he was heard claiming she "purred" down the line following the news that Scots had voted against independence. The Prime...

 

China regulator says iPhone 6 in final review stages: Tencent

The delay has led to widespread speculation the iPhone has run into difficulty securing regulatory approval from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), with some reports suggesting the launch could be delayed until 2015....

 
Move on and accept referendum result, Salmond told

Move on and accept referendum result, Salmond told

ALEX Salmond was yesterday told that he must accept the referendum result, when Holyrood met for the first time since Scotland rejected independence. The First Minister’s opponents urged the SNP to “move on” after last week’s vote, saying that the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Statins increase risk of diabetes but benefits are still worth it, say experts

A woman opens a bottle of statin pills. Scientists said advice on taking the drugs should remain unchanged despite their findings. Photograph: Arni Katz/Alamy Cholesterol-lowering statins can directly increase the risk of diabetes, according to...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 

Travis could face prison for groping TV celebrity

FORMER Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of groping a female TV personality. The ex-Top of the Pops presenter was convicted by the jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court by a majority of ten to two yesterday. Travis, 69, was found...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 
Chesterfield pubs adhere to underage drinking laws

Chesterfield pubs adhere to underage drinking laws

Licensed premises in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are being praised after they passed a joint police and trading standards test purchase operation. None of the seven premises visited sold alcohol to the underage volunteers. The operation was...

 

ARM Holdings unveils new processor for connected homes, factories

Cambridge, England-based ARM licenses its processor technology to chipmakers across the smartphone industry, but its intellectual property is also used in everything from DVD players to coffee makers. ARM is beefing up its offering of technology aimed...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 
Deloitte’s Ian Smith to take top role at Clydesdale

Deloitte’s Ian Smith to take top role at Clydesdale

A SCOTTISH financial services partner at Big Four accountant Deloitte has been named as the new finance chief at Clydesdale Bank. The recruitment of Ian Smith as chief financial officer follows the appointment of Jim Pettigrew as chairman of the bank...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
Tough times down under take toll on Alexander Dennis

Tough times down under take toll on Alexander Dennis

DIFFICULT trading conditions at its Australian business pushed bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis into the red last year despite strong sales growth. The Falkirk-headquartered business, one of Scotland’s biggest manufacturing employers, said the market...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
HSBC chair backs ‘early’ warnings on wrongdoing

HSBC chair backs ‘early’ warnings on wrongdoing

HSBC's Scots-born chairman has thrown his weight behind a City campaign urging employees to voice concerns about corporate wrongdoing because he believes delayed "whistle-blowing" has "sinister" connotations. Douglas Flint’s...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
COMMENT: Barclays fined | Time to Speak Up

COMMENT: Barclays fined | Time to Speak Up

JUST when we thought it might possibly be safe to dip our consumer toes back in the banking waters, a fin cleaves the surface. 
 Cue banking sector equivalent of the soundtrack from Stephen Spielberg's Jaws... Barclays has been fined almost...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
AG Barr to sell Snapple under ten-year deal

AG Barr to sell Snapple under ten-year deal

IRN Bru maker AG Barr is to sell the Snapple brand of drinks in the UK and parts of Europe under a ten-year deal with Dr Pepper. The Cumbernauld-based firm unveiled the contract alongside interim results yesterday showing an 11 per cent increase in...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 
Research could end poultry parasite scourge

Research could end poultry parasite scourge

Significant progress is being made in providing a cure for a global problem in poultry, according to Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, scientifc director of the Moredun Research Institute. Addressing a major congress in Edinburgh, Professor Fitzpatrick...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Business
 


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