News archive from 26 March 2014, page 8

It's your move! Fans want Ibrox board to accept King's offer or match it

A coaltion of Rangers supporters have called on the Ibrox board to accept Dave King’s plan for up to £50million of investment – or prove they can match it. The Union of Fans – an umbrella group containing representatives of the major supporters’...

Daily Mail, 02:13 in Sport
 

League Two round-up: Portsmouth hovering above trapdoor after Rochdale defeat

Portsmouth slipped closer towards an exit from the Football League following a thumping 3-0 defeat at Sky Bet League Two leaders Rochdale. Pompey were only relegated from the Barclays Premier League four years ago but years of financial turmoil have...

Daily Mail, 02:13 in Sport
 

Could Botox be used to treat severe asthma

“Botox is commonly used to smooth out wrinkles, but new research suggests it could be used to help asthma sufferers,” the Mail Online report. While early results seem encouraging, the research being reported on is still at proof of concept stage. For...

 

Could spinal fluid test give early Alzheimer’s warning?

“A new Alzheimer’s detection test, which can diagnose the presence of the disease decades before symptoms appear, could be available to patients in just three years,” reports the Daily Express. Sadly, this claim was not actually proven; what actually...

 
Scots hospitals look after 1000s of extra patients

Scots hospitals look after 1000s of extra patients

Hospitals in Scotland dealt with thousands more patients at the end of 2013 compared to the previous year, figures show. The number of patients needing inpatient or day case treatment increased 1.4 per cent to 379.425 in October to December compared...

Scotsman, 02:17 in Health
 
Wolfson in audio deal with US-based Audyssey Labs

Wolfson in audio deal with US-based Audyssey Labs

Chip designer Wolfson Microelectronics has struck an industry partnership that promises to "revolutionise" audio recordings made on mobile devices. The Edinburgh-based firm, which makes circuits for use in smartphones, tablets, cameras and...

Scotsman, 02:18 in Business
 

Liam Payne goes casual as he joins girlfriend Sophia Smith and Harry Styles at One Direction hairstylist's...

He's normally more dapper when he arrives on the red carpet. However, on Tuesday night, Liam Payne went for a more laidback, scruffier look than normal as he brought his girlfriend Sophia Smith to a book launch in London. The singer and his...

 

Nicola Roberts looks glamorous with super sleek hairstyle as she joins Boy George at 20 Feet From Stardom...

Having been a mentor on the Sky Living TV show Styled To Rock, it is no wonder Nicola Roberts can change her fashion sense at will and still look good doing so. The former Girls Aloud pop star took a refreshingly sleek approach to her signature red...

 
Are we staring at a tech stock bubble?

Are we staring at a tech stock bubble?

The problem with bubbles on the stock market is that they're difficult to spot. At any given time the bulls will have you believe there is still room for stocks to rise further, while the bears will say the opposite. But one of the indicators of a...

BBC, 02:23 in Business
 
The Scotsman cartoon: Nato’s Russian warning

The Scotsman cartoon: Nato’s Russian warning

The head of Nato said the organisation has plans to "provide effective defence" to all its allies amid growing concern over a build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine's eastern border. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nato’s secretary-general, sought to...

 

For an accurate reading let a nurse, not a doctor take your blood pressure: It could cure your 'white coat'...

Patients with high blood pressure could be taking drugs needlessly because they suffer from ‘white coat’ nerves. A scientific review says many people give artificially high readings because they are anxious when the doctor gives them a blood pressure...

Daily Mail, 02:24 in Health
 

Back pain 'leading cause of disability,' study finds

"Back pain behind 'more disability than any other condition'," ITV News reports after a new study found that the condition may now be the leading cause of disability worldwide. The study looked at how much disability is caused by lower back...

 
Stephen Hester bid to repair RSA balance sheet

Stephen Hester bid to repair RSA balance sheet

Insurance group RSA has revealed the details of its discounted £773 million rights issue as chief executive Stephen Hester seeks to repair the More Than parent's balance sheet after it slumped into the red last year. The group, which fell to a loss...

Scotsman, 02:33 in Business
 

Back pain 'leading cause of disability,' study finds

"Back pain behind 'more disability than any other condition'," ITV News reports after a new study found that the condition may now be the leading cause of disability worldwide. The study looked at how much disability is caused by lower back...

 
Business confidence at highest level for 7 years

Business confidence at highest level for 7 years

BUSINESS confidence is at its highest level since before the start of the recession, driven by factors including a bounceback in exports, according to the latest Bank of Scotland economic survey published today. There are also signs that trading...

Scotsman, 02:49 in Business
 


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