News archive from 25 January 2014

What We Know About Doors by Elizabeth Reeder

What We Know About Doors by Elizabeth Reeder

IN the latest instalment of our short story series The Write Stuff, we showcase the work of US-born Scottish writer Elizabeth Reeder. Clayton had built doors of all types: front doors, trap doors, cabinet doors, copper doors for a still. He built them...

 
Mark Carney calls for UK to lead on bank reform

Mark Carney calls for UK to lead on bank reform

BANK of England governor Mark Carney yesterday told world leaders that Britain must lead the world into united banking reform. In a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the governor said that an “integrated, open global financial system” is...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
UK Offshore oil and gas licensing round begins

UK Offshore oil and gas licensing round begins

THE UK government has launched the latest licensing round for drilling for offshore oil and gas amid what it described as "high interest" from companies in exploring. Ministers said around 20 billion barrels of oil could still be buried in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Creating campaign funds

Creating campaign funds

A big thank you has gone to local art group Meet the Makers which has raised £658.37 for the campaign. The creative ensemble will be familiar to many as they were almost ever present in St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster, in the run-up to Christmas as...

 
Comment: Carney cannot win on interest rates

Comment: Carney cannot win on interest rates

MARK Carney, governor of the Bank of England, moved swiftly after Wednesday's job figures - revealing, supposedly, the biggest quarterly drop in unemployment since records began in 1971 - to tell us the Bank would not be raising interest rates soon....

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Mark Carney to bring in new interest rate rules

Mark Carney to bring in new interest rate rules

THE Bank of England will set out new rules aimed at reassuring borrowers that interest rates are staying at record lows, to quash fears of an imminent rise. In a speech at the world economic forum in Davos yesterday, the bank’s governor, Mark Carney,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
‘Large tractors don’t drive efficiency’ claim

‘Large tractors don’t drive efficiency’ claim

THE design of agricultural machinery needs to be overhauled if it is to help farmers become more efficient and meet the challenges of modern food production, according to a leading academic. Simon Blackmore, head of engineering at Harper Adams...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Scots ‘may face rape trial on word of accuser’

Scots ‘may face rape trial on word of accuser’

A RAPE suspect could be put on trial in future even when the victim is the only person placing him at the scene of the crime, the Lord Advocate has indicated. It is the first insight into how sex crimes will be prosecuted after the controversial...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: ‘More Holyrood powers’ plan

Scottish independence: ‘More Holyrood powers’ plan

SCOTLAND'S main pro-union leaders are poised to establish the "bones of an agreement" on handing more powers to Holyrood before the referendum as an alternative to independence. However, the prospect of a formal “joint position” being agreed...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Burton Mail Restaurant of the Year voting

With an abundance of fresh produce right on the doorstep, you can be assured of getting the best there is on offer in Burton and South Derbyshire. From riverside restaurants to busy bistros, from pavement cafes to swish tearooms, there's something on...

 
Emerging markets selloff picks up, drags down Europe, U.S.

Emerging markets selloff picks up, drags down Europe, U.S.

On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 stock index tumbled 2.0 percent on the day, and ended the week down 2.6 percent, its worst week since June 2012. Concerns about slower growth in China, reduced support from U.S. monetary policy and political...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 
Private school ‘cheaper’ than good catchment area

Private school ‘cheaper’ than good catchment area

BUYING a house in the catchment area of a good state school can be more expensive than having your children privately educated, new research has shown. According to the think-tank Reform Scotland, house prices around the most academically successful...

 
Philomena film inspiration in adoption record call

Philomena film inspiration in adoption record call

THE woman who inspired Oscar-nominated film Philomena is to lead a campaign aimed at shaming the Irish state into opening secret records on 60,000 forced adoptions. Philomena Lee’s extraordinary story of her 50-year search for her late son Anthony has...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 
Jamie Oliver accused of turning back on Rotherham healthy eating centre

Jamie Oliver accused of turning back on Rotherham healthy eating centre

IT was designed to be a flagship project which would bring healthy eating to families around the town. The flagship Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food branch in Rotherham has, however, been closed for the past six months following a health and safety...

 
Energy company sales complaints up 581%

Energy company sales complaints up 581%

THE volume of complaints to Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux about methods and techniques of gas and electricity sales rocketed sevenfold last year, according to a report published today. The findings reflect problems with mis-selling and doorstep...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 


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