News archive from 26 January 2013

Snow: Sheffield white out as snow covers region

Snow: Sheffield white out as snow covers region

HEAVY snow covered the region bringing Sheffield's roads to a virtual standstill tonight, writes Graham Walker First Buses reported Service diversions and disruptions due to weather conditions. Light snow was reported in parts of Barnsley but all...

 
Get-together for doctor who’s making switch

Get-together for doctor who’s making switch

A doctor who is switching medical practices is invited patients and friends to join him at a party to mark the move. Dr Michael Ross is leaving Todmorden Group Practice after eight years but is only stepping upstairs, to work for the Calder Group...

 

Man remanded on Syria terror charge

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court accused of paying for his brother and another man to take part in terrorist activities in Syria. Najul Islam, from Newham, east London, was accused at Westminster Magistrates' Court of supplying cash for Shajul...

 
Stephen McGinty: Tortured question of ethics

Stephen McGinty: Tortured question of ethics

The debate over the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques' as a valid artistic device helps focus our own position on where our personal moral boundaries may lie, writes Stephen McGinty One of the most disturbing scenes on television in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Alf Young: Independence? No, still the economy

Alf Young: Independence? No, still the economy

SNP glee at David Cameron's EU promise was short lived, as polls show the economy is still first for Scots, writes Alf Young IBUMPED into an acquaintance at half-time at a football match in Falkirk recently. We talked, unsurprisingly, about whether...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Goldman Sachs boss warns Cameron over tax crackdown

Goldman Sachs boss warns Cameron over tax crackdown

The head of Goldman Sachs has warned David Cameron against "criminalising" businesses in a crackdown on tax avoidance. The Prime Minister said on Thursday he would use Britain’s presidency of the G8 to ensure that individuals and businesses...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Alex Massie: Time Scottish Tories regained their self-respect

Alex Massie: Time Scottish Tories regained their self-respect

Ruth Davidson needs to stop apologising and start smashing the cosy Holyrood consensus, writes Alex Massie THE great thing about Scottish politics is the way in which the same old stories repeat themselves on some endless loop. Missed any given...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Alyn Smith: Appeasing those in wingback chairs won’t do

Alyn Smith: Appeasing those in wingback chairs won’t do

David Cameron's shameful antics in Brussels may placate Tory dingbats but it ill-serves Scotland, writes Alyn Smith SOMETIMES I feel sorry for David Cameron; it must be dispiriting to have to handle the malcontents of the Conservative party, like...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Little Alesia helps out at Yes Scotland launch

Little Alesia helps out at Yes Scotland launch

Pro-independence group Yes Scotland launches its first campaign of 2013 in George Square, Glasgow, yesterday, with a little help from Alesia Skye, two. Campaign bosses said every council area was now covered by community-based groups that will hand...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Weak pound and a shrinking economy put UK’s rating at risk

Weak pound and a shrinking economy put UK’s rating at risk

Britain looks odds-on to lose its coveted AAA credit rating following confirmation that the economy shrank by more than expected at the end of last year, say analysts. Although the London market shrugged off forecasts of another lost year of growth in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Geithner rules out US Fed role

Timothy Geithner, who yesterday stepped down as Barack Obama's treasury secretary, has ruled himself out of the running to take the helm at the US Federal Reserve. The former Federal Reserve Bank of New York president, who was appointed treasury...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Christian Slater on his return to the big screen

Christian Slater on his return to the big screen

Christian Slater is in Miami and I'm on his speaker phone. I can't hear waves lapping on the beach, but I have no trouble imagining a warm breeze caressing palm trees as I sit in a dingy office with no window. Being a movie star, nice work if you can...

 
Current accounts letting down customers, banks told

Current accounts letting down customers, banks told

Banks are still not doing enough to help consumers find the best deals in the current account market, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said. Despite ongoing efforts to reform the sector, the OFT said comparing the costs of current accounts...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
George loses compensation bid over Dando conviction

George loses compensation bid over Dando conviction

Barry George, who spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando, has lost his High Court bid for compensation as a victim of a "miscarriage of justice". Two judges rejected his claim that...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 

Another blow for UK’s AAA credit rating

Another nail has been hammered in the coffin of the UK's AAA credit rating, despite hopes that this year will not be as bad, economists said after yesterday's GDP figures. All three ratings agencies have the UK on negative outlook and with yesterday’s...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 


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