News archive from 25 April 2014

Nationwide announces it will sign up to Living Wage campaign

Nationwide announces it will sign up to Living Wage campaign

Nationwide says the Living Wage campaign is 'an idea whose time has come'. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA The campaign to persuade employers to pay their staff a fair wage has received a boost now that the UK's biggest building society has announced it...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Robert Burns for Scottish independence in new play

Robert Burns for Scottish independence in new play

Scotland's modern-day national poet has transformed Robert Burns into an outspoken proponent of Scottish independence for a new theatre production. The work by Liz Lochhead, one of 20 writers to contribute short plays inspired by paintings or...

 
V&A Dundee to get £8.3 million funding boost

V&A Dundee to get £8.3 million funding boost

THE Scottish Government has confirmed an extra £8.3 million will be going into the project to create Dundee's V&A museum to pay for landscaping around the building. Ministers have approved the funding - which is over and above the building costs...

 
Unseen Andy Warhol works found on floppy disks

Unseen Andy Warhol works found on floppy disks

Dozens of original artworks by Andy Warhol have been discovered on decaying floppy disks. The previously unseen pieces, which date back to 1985, were found on ageing Commodore Amiga disks at the Andy Warhol Museum in his native city of Pittsburgh,...

 
England and Wales health atlas shows areas with high and low disease risk

England and Wales health atlas shows areas with high and low disease risk

The health atlas is based on 25 years of data matching environmental hazards and diseases to geographical location. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Central London, north Norfolk, parts of Suffolk, and Brighton and Hove are the healthiest places to live...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Jamie Oliver calls for crackdown on junk food being sold near schools

Jamie Oliver calls for crackdown on junk food being sold near schools

Jamie’s School Dinners in 2005 exposed how much unhealthy food pupils were served at school at lunchtimes. Photograph: J Rg Carstensen/ J rg Carstensen/dpa/Corbis Campaigning chef Jamie Oliver is demanding a crackdown on the "crazy" policy...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Terminally ill teenager 'still fighting' as he smashes £2m fundraising target

Terminally ill teenager 'still fighting' as he smashes £2m fundraising target

Stephen Sutton wrote 'to get to see the million pound target was phenomenal!' – he has now raised more than £2m. A terminally ill teenager who has smashed his fundraising target and raised more than £2m for charity has said that he is "still...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Slim eyes eastern Europe after Telekom Austria deal

Slim's America Movil (AMXL.MX)(AMX.N) will invest up to 1 billion euros (821.23 million pounds) in Telekom Austria via a rights issue, on top of spending as much as $2 billion to buy out minority shareholders in a mandatory public offer. The deal...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 
Connecting kids with nature

Connecting kids with nature

Being outdoors is good for us, says Rebekah Stackhouse The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. This is the time of year when blossoms appear on trees, when our summer wildlife visitors start returning and when there are...

 
Breeding Edinburgh Zoo pandas really matters

Breeding Edinburgh Zoo pandas really matters

The birth of a cub would make a valuable contribution to the worldwide panda conservation effort, says Chris West Panda mating season is over for another year at Edinburgh Zoo, and we will have to wait a few months to see whether it’s going to be...

 
Miliband: Independence will see tax cuts for rich

Miliband: Independence will see tax cuts for rich

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband last night launched an attack on "narrow nationalism" as he warned independence would permanently damage the cause of social justice. Mr Miliband moved to intensify Labour’s campaign to keep the Union as his shadow...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Barclays faces backlash from shareholders

Barclays faces backlash from shareholders

Barclays was accused of "paying for Manchester United but getting Colchester United" as it faced a backlash from shareholders, including Standard Life Investments (SLI), over rising bonuses and falling profits. Yesterday’s stormy annual...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Young Agricultural students head down under

Young Agricultural students head down under

THREE young agriculturalists will head off to Australia to attend the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth conference this autumn courtesy of the Next Generation fund administered by the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Aggreko’s Rupert Soames: “time is right” to leave

Aggreko’s Rupert Soames: “time is right” to leave

OUTGOING Aggreko chief executive Rupert Soames declared yesterday that "the time is right" for him to leave the FTSE 100 company. Speaking after the group’s annual meeting in Glasgow, the Aggreko boss admitted to “hugely mixed” emotions...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Bonus gravy train | Starbucks decline

Comment: Bonus gravy train | Starbucks decline

THERE have been numerous inquiries, commissions, investigations, new laws and countless speeches, but the protests over pay at Barclays' annual meeting yesterday proved that nothing much has changed. Profits fell last year by 32 per cent, and another...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 


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