News archive from 26 February 2015

Hottest Tickets in Town - Win a pair of Hull City v Sunderland Tickets and a copy of FIFA 15

Hottest Tickets in Town - Win a pair of Hull City v Sunderland Tickets and a copy of FIFA 15

As part of our weekly Hottest Tickets in Town feature, we have teamed up with EA Sports to give away a pair of tickets for every 2014/15 Barclays Premier League Home Game. Featuring every week in the Hull Daily Mail and East Riding Mail, we will be...

 
Weir Group to slash more jobs as oil price hits US

Weir Group to slash more jobs as oil price hits US

ENGINEERING firm Weir Group shocked investors yesterday with a stark warning over revenues and profits as the collapse in oil prices forces it to scale up its planned job cuts. The Glasgow-headquartered firm, which provides components to the drilling...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Kier Construction upbeat after jump in profits

Kier Construction upbeat after jump in profits

Kier Construction, which boosted staff numbers in Scotland by a quarter during the past year, has reported a "buoyant" first-half performance as its parent group posted a surge in underlying profits. The firm’s construction division saw a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Independent TSB bank off to a solid start

Independent TSB bank off to a solid start

THE boss of TSB, the high street "challenger" bank demerged from Lloyds Banking Group last summer, has hailed 2014 as "a pivotal year" - as he refused to rule out acquisitions to maintain trading momentum. Chief executive Paul...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Dave Stewart new chief at Wood Group global unit

Dave Stewart new chief at Wood Group global unit

WOOD GROUP has promoted one of its senior UK managers to be chief executive of its global PSN business. Dave Stewart, currently managing director of PSN’s UK operation – which provides engineering, construction and project management services – will...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: The predictable economic recovery

Bill Jamieson: The predictable economic recovery

WORLD of punditry must own up to getting it wrong about the remarkable resilience of the business cycle, writes Bill Jamieson Record numbers in work, inflation at a new low, business start-ups booming, the stock market at a new high: first one...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Napier scientist unveils fuel made from whisky

Napier scientist unveils fuel made from whisky

A SCIENTIST has produced the first commercially viable fuel to be developed from whisky 
by-products. Professor Martin Tangney, director of Napier University’s biofuel research centre, has produced an advanced biofuel called biobutanol,...

 
BREAKING NEWS: Three wards closed at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital due to norovirus

BREAKING NEWS: Three wards closed at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital due to norovirus

Boston's Pilgrim Hospital has had to close three wards and restrict admissions to two wards, because a number of patients and staff have symptoms of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus, mangers have tonight (Wednesday) confirmed. They say the virus is...

 
HSBC apologise over ‘unacceptable’ tax dealings

HSBC apologise over ‘unacceptable’ tax dealings

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver and chairman Douglas Flint have apologised to MPs for "unacceptable" activities at the bank's Swiss subsidiary, where clients were advised on tax avoidance schemes. They said this had done "horrible...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
PM defends second jobs as MPs defeat Labour ban

PM defends second jobs as MPs defeat Labour ban

David Cameron has defended the right of members of parliament to do second jobs, insisting that extra work can be fitted in alongside constituency duties. In clashes in the Commons yesterday, the Prime Minister rejected a call from Ed Miliband to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
MPs attack ‘unjustifiable’ BBC TV licensing fee

MPs attack ‘unjustifiable’ BBC TV licensing fee

The BBC's current licence fee model of funding is becoming "harder and harder to justify", a committee of MPs has said. In a new report on the future of the corporation published today, the Commons culture, media and sport committee has...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Too much sleep ‘may double risk of stroke’

Too much sleep ‘may double risk of stroke’

Getting too much sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke, scientists have said. According to the study by the University of Cambridge, this risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than the average of eight hours a night. For...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Claudia Lawrence: Police search ‘key’ alley

Claudia Lawrence: Police search ‘key’ alley

DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence have searched an alleyway behind her home they believe may be "significant". Miss Lawrence, who worked in a kitchen at York University and was 35 when she went missing, has...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Police release pictures over Chelsea racism chants

Police release pictures over Chelsea racism chants

Photographs of seven men have been released by police investigating racist chanting at a mainline station following a Chelsea Champions League football match earlier this month. British Transport Police (BTP) said the images were taken at St Pancras...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
George Osborne to dip below Nato defence spending

George Osborne to dip below Nato defence spending

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has secretly conceded that UK defence spending will fall below the Nato minimum as he prepares to deliver more cuts to the armed forces in the Budget. According to reports, Ministry of Defence spending is set to be £3 billion...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 


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