News archive from 26 February 2014

Don’t blame us for Bannockburn retreat – council

Don’t blame us for Bannockburn retreat – council

COUNCIL leaders in Stirling have denied trying to hijack plans to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn - but have revealed they warned months ago that tickets for the troubled event were overpriced. The local authority has hit...

 
Rebekah Brooks: I didn’t know hacking was illegal

Rebekah Brooks: I didn’t know hacking was illegal

Rebekah Brooks has revealed that she did not know phone hacking was illegal when she was editor of the News of the World. The 45-year-old told the Old Bailey in London that she had never been asked to sanction the use of phone hacking to get stories...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Public sector pension pot ‘is non-existent’

Public sector pension pot ‘is non-existent’

The public sector "pension pot" is a myth, as workers are paying for today's pensioners and putting their own future in the hands of an increasingly stretched next generation, a think-tank has warned. Reform Scotland has accused successive...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Comment: Tax-friendly regime key to North Sea oil

Comment: Tax-friendly regime key to North Sea oil

THE politics of oil may be dividing opinion on who gets what, but the underlying issue is how much they will get and for how long. North Sea supplies are dwindling – that much is not disputed – but it does lie at the root of the tug-of-war being...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Barrhead Travel in jobs expansion move

Barrhead Travel in jobs expansion move

BARRHEAD Travel, the UK's largest independent travel group, is investing more than £1.5 million to create 80 jobs in an expansion programme. The company’s headquarters in Glasgow will see the bulk of the additional posts with 50 vacancies across...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Pakistan airstrikes force hundreds to flee

Pakistan airstrikes force hundreds to flee

Hundreds of families have fled Pakistani tribal areas near the

 
Nigeria: 29 students slaughtered in college attack

Nigeria: 29 students slaughtered in college attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed 29 male students - aged 15-20 - in a pre-dawn attack

 
US aid threat over anti-gay law in Uganda

US aid threat over anti-gay law in Uganda

A UGANDAN newspaper published a list yesterday of what it called the African country's "200 top" homosexuals. The list included people who had previously not identified themselves as gay, just a day after president Yoweri Museveni ­enacted a...

 
Ukraine: Fears for Russian-dominated Crimea

Ukraine: Fears for Russian-dominated Crimea

Ukraine's acting president and security chiefs raised concerns yesterday about "signs of separatism" and threats to the country's territorial integrity in mainly Russian-speaking Crimea. Oleksander Turchinov summoned the “power ministries...

 
Free electric blanket testing in Bakewell

Free electric blanket testing in Bakewell

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are once again offering free electric blanket tests, as research shows that older people are six times more likely to die in a house fire caused by a faulty electric blanket. Free fleece toppers will be issued on a...

 
Free electric blanket testing in Bakewell

Free electric blanket testing in Bakewell

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are once again offering free electric blanket tests, as research shows that older people are six times more likely to die in a house fire caused by a faulty electric blanket. Free fleece toppers will be issued on a...

 
Neil Lennon: it was ref's fault we lost unbeaten record

Neil Lennon: it was ref's fault we lost unbeaten record

Lennon criticised Thomson's decision to send off Virgil van Dijk in the 11th minute for denying a goalscoring chance, after he brought down Peter Pawlett as the Dons winger tried to burst into the box.Loading article content Celtic had started well...

The Herald, 00:09 in Sport
 
New NHS drugs ‘to create £50m black hole’

New NHS drugs ‘to create £50m black hole’

An OVERHAUL in the way lifesaving drugs are approved for use in Scotland could leave a £50 million black hole in NHS coffers, MSPs have been warned. Soaring costs are feared because of an additional 1,500 patients getting vital drugs they need in the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 
Improving the health of Scottish shoppers

Improving the health of Scottish shoppers

Reformulation is improving our diet, says Dr Colette Backwell IMPROVING public health remains a top priority in 2014 for the food and drink industry. At the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) we have been working with the food and drink...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 
Curling is bringing home more than medals

Curling is bringing home more than medals

the Sochi Winter Olympics cost about £30 billion to prepare for and stage - or about £12m per participant. In terms of medals, UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl said: “If we achieve three, that is hugely significant.” UK Sport had a podium target...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 


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