News archive from 24 October 2014

Cambridge leads UK house price record rise

Cambridge leads UK house price record rise

House prices in Cambridge have risen more than any other British town or city over the past seven years. They are now a third higher than their previous peak in 2007 and have increased by an average of £53,000 over the past year alone. The university...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Saltire row flares over ‘Fighting Mac’ monument

Saltire row flares over ‘Fighting Mac’ monument

A ROW has broken out over calls to remove the Scottish

 
V&A unveil William Morris inspired game for iPad

V&A unveil William Morris inspired game for iPad

HE WAS a lauded textile designer who longed to see Britain transform into a socialist utopia, but although a visionary, William Morris could never have imagined he would one day inspire a computer game. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is to...

 
Outrage as triple police killer granted freedom

Outrage as triple police killer granted freedom

THE daughter of an officer murdered by police killer Harry Roberts has said that she is "sickened" at his release. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for killing three unarmed policemen in an act which shocked the country and was condemned...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Joss Stone joins armed forces heroes at Cenotaph

Joss Stone joins armed forces heroes at Cenotaph

MUSICIAN Joss Stone has pledged her support for this year's poppy appeal by joining soldiers at the Cenotaph in central London to mark the start of the Royal British Legion's annual fundraising campaign. The soul singer was among the first to take...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Ebola halted before it engulfs other African states

Ebola halted before it engulfs other African states

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday it was "reasonably confident" that the Ebola virus plaguing the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea had not spread into neighbouring states. Asked whether countries...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
SNP apology call after North Sea oil discovery

SNP apology call after North Sea oil discovery

A ROW broke out last night over the long-term viability of Scotland's oil reserves as the discovery of a new oil field off the Aberdeen coast sparked fresh claims of "scaremongering" by the No camp during the independence campaign. The SNP...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Cameron: Tories different from Ukip on immigration

Cameron: Tories different from Ukip on immigration

DAVID Cameron has vowed the Conservatives will not echo Ukip's "tone" on immigration as the party battles eurosceptics in a second by-election sparked by a Tory defector. Ukip is on course for a resounding victory in the Rochester and Strood...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Continued private-sector pay curbs point to further fall in living standards

Continued private-sector pay curbs point to further fall in living standards

Britain’s private sector employers plan to restrict pay awards to 2% over the next year, according to a report that casts doubt on forecasts that a six-year decline in living standards is about to end. Subdued retail sales in September and the first...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
MPs blast South Yorkshire Police’s handling of Cliff Richard house raid

MPs blast South Yorkshire Police’s handling of Cliff Richard house raid

SOUTH Yorkshire Police was today criticised by MPs for its "utterly inept" handling of an approach by a BBC journalist which led to a raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house being broadcast live by the corporation. The Home Affairs Select...

 
September casts gloom ahead of Q3 output figures

September casts gloom ahead of Q3 output figures

Worse-than-expected figures from the retail and industrial sectors yesterday added to fears that Britain's economy is losing momentum. Sales from shops dropped by 0.3 per cent in volume terms in September, while the latest CBI survey showed factory...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Scotland closing in on London as construction hotspot

Scotland closing in on London as construction hotspot

SCOTLAND ranked second only to London last month in the list of UK construction hotspots, with major healthcare and

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Tesco lays out brand but not strategy

Comment: Tesco lays out brand but not strategy

The City breathed a sigh of relief that new Tesco boss Dave Lewis says the embattled supermarket giant is not contemplating a stock market rights issue currently as the accounting scandal, mounting trading pressures and boardroom upheaval dog the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Rugby league's international failure is spectacular

Rugby league's international failure is spectacular

Rugby league and its devotion to the international game has always promised big and nearly always under-delivered. If the game truly hopes to grow – as those in charge of the purse strings and the big statements often likes to preach – it must be...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport
 
Owls Fans Column: Sheffield Wednesday may need a midfield spark more than a striker

Owls Fans Column: Sheffield Wednesday may need a midfield spark more than a striker

If goals were carbon, Sheffield Wednesday would be the most environmentally friendly club in the Championship. Our goal difference is zero. Whatever we score we offset at the other end of the field. We’re a goal neutral club. Our 0-0 draw at Brentford...

 


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