News archive from 26 March 2012

Notable quotes from Archbishop Rowan Williams

Notable quotes from Archbishop Rowan Williams

A selection of memorable words to remember the Archbishop by Williams on: The Bible “The writers of the Bible, inspired as I believe they were, were not inspired to do 21st-century physics” – in a debate with atheist Richard Dawkins: Capitalism...

Scotsman, 01:44 in Hot News
 

Saints crush Leeds

St Helens gave reluctant head coach Mike Rush the perfect start to his spell in charge as they blitzed Super League champions Leeds 46-6 and roared to a first win in six matches. Scrum-half Jonny Lomax led the way with a 22-point haul from two tries...

 

Rowan Williams to step down as Archbishop of Canterbury

THE Archbishop of Canterbury hailed the Church of England as a "great treasure" as he announced he is stepping down after a decade in office. Dr Rowan Williams denied rows over homosexuality within the Anglican Communion had overshadowed his...

Scotsman, 03:33 in Hot News
 

Woods extends lead at Bay Hill

Even with a three-putt bogey Tiger Woods had the better of the early exchanges in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. One ahead of Graeme McDowell when they resumed, six-time champion Woods made amends for his second green...

 
Government may introduce mansion tax

Government may introduce mansion tax

ONE of the main arguments in the run-up to the Budget is over the possible creation of a mansion tax on properties worth £2 million or more. Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable suggested his party would accept dropping the 50p income tax rate if a...

Scotsman, 03:37 in Politics
 

How will the government’s tax proposal affect us?

KEITH Bell, a driver from Edinburgh, who earns roughly the average UK salary of around £27,000, said he did not see the £10,000 tax threshold proposal as a "cash bonanza". It is estimated the initiative would add £42 to a monthly pay...

Scotsman, 03:37 in Politics
 

Oman backs merger of HSBC unit with local lender

"The board has approved, in principle, the merger between Oman International Bank and HSBC Bank Middle East's Oman branches provided the merger does not conflict with local laws," the statement from the central bank said. Oman opened its...

Reuters, 22:04 in Business
 
Analysis: Where is he going to find all that money?

Analysis: Where is he going to find all that money?

UNTIL the Chancellor gets to his feet next Wednesday, we must treat this story of plans to scrap the 50p tax rate as little more than speculation, writes Peter Young However, if it does transpire, it will be a significant and, in terms of the timing,...

Scotsman, 03:37 in Politics
 
Magic of Marilyn Monroe: Auction of dozens of items

Magic of Marilyn Monroe: Auction of dozens of items

A COLLECTION of more than 100 photos of Marilyn Monroe are going up for auction in Los Angeles later this month. The photos come from the estate of Allan “Whitey” Snyder, Monroe’s personal make-up artist for 15 years. One image shows Snyder applying...

Scotsman, 03:51 in Hot News
 

SAS soldier denies cover–up claims

An SAS soldier manufactured an account of the shooting of two IRA members to cover up the use of excessive force, it was claimed at an inquest yesterday. Dessie Grew, 37, and Martin McCaughey, 23, died when troops fired 72 bullets at the pair near...

Scotsman, 03:51 in Hot News
 
Homeland: series one, episode six

Homeland: series one, episode six

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode five – and if you've seen further in the series, please do not leave spoilers Vicky Frost's episode five blog The Good SoldierThis episode...

Guardian, 22:05 in Showbiz
 

Lib Dem official admits perjury

A FORMER Liberal Democrat council leader has admitted committing perjury following a police investigation into electoral fraud allegations. Ex-Liberal Democrat leader of Liverpool City Council Warren Bradley was ordered to pay a £1,000 fine.

Scotsman, 03:51 in Hot News
 

Illustrious damaged by tug in Norway

The helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious is to return from exercise off Norway early after a collision with a tug boat left her with two holes in her hull, the Royal Navy said yesterday. The incident occurred on 9 March in the Norwegian port of Harstad,...

Scotsman, 03:51 in Hot News
 
Upstairs Downstairs: episode six

Upstairs Downstairs: episode six

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching Upstairs Downstairs on BBC1. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode six Viv Groskop's episode five blog Upon my word. I don't know what to say. I don't want it to end! The last 10 minutes of this...

Guardian, 22:05 in Showbiz
 
North Sea tax move set to bring billions in new investment

North Sea tax move set to bring billions in new investment

CHANCELLOR George Osborne will next week announce plans to stimulate £17 billion of investment in the North Sea by guaranteeing companies tax relief on the decommissioning of disused oil rigs. His Budget will include a commitment on decommissioning in...

Scotsman, 03:54 in Politics
 


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