News archive from 26 January 2014

Film tells story of Scot behind Japanese whisky

Film tells story of Scot behind Japanese whisky

IN JAPAN she is considered by many as the mother of the

 
Jeff Salway: Child benefit changes will get worse

Jeff Salway: Child benefit changes will get worse

JUST a few days after the passing of Blue Monday, we now have Black Sunday. The marketeers and PRs who sold the idiotic idea that the third Monday in January is the most depressing of the year have a lot to answer for. But not even the nonsensical...

 
Funds ‘price war’ has hidden costs

Funds ‘price war’ has hidden costs

A PRICE war has erupted among the UK's biggest investment platforms that will send headline charges tumbling yet result in many investors paying more for their funds. Millions of investors hold funds through online supermarkets, or platforms, that are...

 
Labour vows to bring back 50p tax rate

Labour vows to bring back 50p tax rate

A LABOUR government would re-introduce the 50p top rate of tax, Ed Balls pledged in a keynote speech yesterday. The shadow chancellor said he would reverse the decision taken by the coalition to reduce the amount levied on Britain’s highest earners –...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Interest rates must rise now says former MPC member

Interest rates must rise now says former MPC member

THE Bank of England should start raising interest rates immediately to help the economy adapt to the aftermath of the financial crisis, a former policymaker says. Andrew Sentance, who was an external member of the bank’s monetary policy committee...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
E-Cigarettes To Be Banned For Under-18s

E-Cigarettes To Be Banned For Under-18s

Under-18s will be banned from buying electronic cigarettes under new Government plans aimed at cracking down on teenage smoking. The announcement comes as e-cigarettes are enjoying a boom in sales, with an estimated 1.3 million people in the UK...

 
Banks face heavy fines over outdated ATM software

Banks face heavy fines over outdated ATM software

BRITAIN'S banks could face severe financial penalties for breaching data security rules if they do not upgrade the ageing software that runs virtually every cash machine, a US regulator has warned. Some 95 per cent of the world’s cash machines are...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Angela Lansbury: return of a star who shines ever brighter

Angela Lansbury: return of a star who shines ever brighter

Angela Lansbury during a photocall for Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA In the play Blithe Spirit, the wildly eccentric and chaotic clairvoyant Madame Arcati, Noël Coward's most colourful creation, announces that...

Guardian, 00:13 in Showbiz
 
Comment: Recovery feelgood factor remains elusive

Comment: Recovery feelgood factor remains elusive

TUMBLING unemployment, a sharp IMF forecast upgrade for the UK, a buoyant CBI survey on manufacturing and a notable improvement in the public finances: after this slew of truly positive news, what could upset this applecart of goodies? What are the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
A working-class hero is something to be … but not in Britain's posh culture

A working-class hero is something to be … but not in Britain's posh culture

Salt of the earth: Julie Walters has complained that the working class are being squeezed out of the acting profession. Photograph: Richard Saker Last week the actor Stephen McGann spoke out about how difficult it is for young people from...

Guardian, 00:13 in Showbiz
 

Review: Celtic Connections International Burns Concert, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

A joint presentation by Celtic Connections and Homecoming Scotland, this show celebrated the festival's coming of age, the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and, on Robert Burn's birthday, the international importance of the work of Scotland's national...

 
Comment: Investors run as emerging markets falter

Comment: Investors run as emerging markets falter

GLOBAL stock markets are likely to open nervously this week as traders assess the damage of political mismanagement and over-optimistic growth forecasts in emerging markets that prompted Friday's sell-off. It has long been a given that the developing...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Benefits Street's 'Black Dee' faces drug and firearm charges

Benefits Street's 'Black Dee' faces drug and firearm charges

Samora Roberts, known as 'Black Dee', putting leaflets on her house windows after the showing of Benefits Street. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Observer "Black Dee" from the TV documentary Benefits Street is among a number of...

Guardian, 00:13 in Showbiz
 
Doctors know best, but we shouldn't have to be pushy to get proper treatment

Doctors know best, but we shouldn't have to be pushy to get proper treatment

Doctor knows best. Or does she? Photograph: Alamy It is sobering to see how quickly patient autonomy could morph into patient blaming. Professor David Haslam, chairman of the NHS rationing body, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 
Judgment reserved on Fed first lady Janet Yellen

Judgment reserved on Fed first lady Janet Yellen

Opinion is divided about how to ensure economic recovery - and whether Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen is tough enough for the job, writes Kristy Dorsey WHEN she appeared before the US Senate banking panel in November, Janet Yellen knew she was...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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