News archive from 25 July 2014

Belokon tells Oystons: ‘It’s Time to put football first’

Belokon tells Oystons: ‘It’s Time to put football first’

Valeri Belokon has blasted Karl and Owen Oyston over the way they run Blackpool FC - demanding instant investment in the squad. In a no-holds-barred letter to Pool’s chairman and owner the Latvian accused the pair of failing the supporters by putting...

 

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone has chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

The handset, which includes four cameras that track a user's head movements to enable special screen effects, ships this week to customers in the United States who ordered the device. The phone, powered by a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800...

 
Kirkgate market rents to be slashed by 20% ahead of £12m upgrade

Kirkgate market rents to be slashed by 20% ahead of £12m upgrade

RENTS at Leeds's historic Kirkgate market are to be slashed by a fifth ahead of a £12m refurbishment of the building. A major upgrade of the market building, spearheaded by Leeds City Council, gets underway in early 2015. The 20 per cent rent...

 
UK Economic Depression To Be Declared 'Over'

UK Economic Depression To Be Declared 'Over'

The longest economic depression in British history will be declared over today, with the Office for National Statistics expected to confirm that the recovery is strengthening. The ONS is expected to report that the economy grew by around 0.8% or 0.9%...

 
Killer takes two hours to die in botched execution

Killer takes two hours to die in botched execution

A double murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for 90 minutes during his execution, the third botched use of lethal drugs on death-row inmates in the United States this year. Joseph Rudolph Wood’s execution at Florence State Prison was so...

 
Israel denies tanks targeted UN haven in Gaza

Israel denies tanks targeted UN haven in Gaza

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a United

 
FGM threat to 4m women in rebel-held Iraq

FGM threat to 4m women in rebel-held Iraq

THE Islamic State militant group is reported to have ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, a United Nations official

 
Mother who faced death in Sudan flies to see Pope

Mother who faced death in Sudan flies to see Pope

THE mother-of-two sentenced to death for being a Christian has left Sudan and flown to Italy where she and her family met Pope Francis yesterday. Meriam Ibrahim was thanked by the Pope for her “faith and courage” and refusal to convert despite facing...

 
Legg Mason swoops on Scots fund manager Martin Currie

Legg Mason swoops on Scots fund manager Martin Currie

MARTIN Currie, the 130-year-old Edinburgh fund management company, has been acquired by giant US firm Legg Mason for an undisclosed sum. The sale of the Scottish business ends a five-year period of repositioning and controversy which included...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
SSE stung as Ofgem reviews winter outages

SSE stung as Ofgem reviews winter outages

Regulator Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled last winter's storms. The firms have already paid out £4.7m and committed to improvements following the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Martin Currie | Commonwealth Games

Comment: Martin Currie | Commonwealth Games

THE rollercoaster ride at Martin Currie may have just reached its end. Or maybe it is about to set off again on a smoother ride. Legg Mason’s acquisition of the Edinburgh fund manager came out of the blue, although there has been talk in the sector...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Growth back to pre-slump peak as firms’ output soars

Growth back to pre-slump peak as firms’ output soars

Official figures were today expected to show that Britain's economy is growing again at its pre-recession peak despite signs of a slowdown on the 
high street. Analysts expect gross domestic product (GDP) to have grown by between 0.7 per...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Farming in harmony with wildlife

Farming in harmony with wildlife

Intensive production methods have skewed agriculture's connection with nature and that must be reversed, says Edward Baxter The Land Reform Review Group’s proposals for radical change in the ownership of land in Scotland published at the end of May...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Faces of medieval skeletons found during tram dig

Faces of medieval skeletons found during tram dig

THE faces of three figures from Scotland's medieval past have been revealed thanks to Edinburgh's controversial tram project. Archaeologists unearthed the bodies of almost 400 men, women and children dating as far back as the 14th century when they...

 
Note sewn inside soldier’s kilt promised romance

Note sewn inside soldier’s kilt promised romance

A NOTE has been discovered hidden in the folds of a kilt destined for a soldier heading to the front in the First World War. Economic historian Dr Helen Paul, of the University of Southampton, found the hand-written message while removing packing...

 


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