News archive from 26 June 2015

Bernie Sanders closes on Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire Democrats poll

Bernie Sanders is catching up to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. A CNN/WMUR poll released on Thursday had the independent Vermont senator just eight points behind the former secretary of state in the Granite State’s Democratic primary. The poll has...

 
Pipe band seeks former members and families for jubilee event

Pipe band seeks former members and families for jubilee event

Organisers of Rothbury Highland Pipe Band Diamond Jubilee Celebration Day are searching for former members and their families for the event next week. They are currently trying to contact the following people: Eric Marshal, believed to be from...

 
New Brazil delegation travel to Venezuela after 'bus attack'

New Brazil delegation travel to Venezuela after 'bus attack'

A group of Brazilian senators has travelled to Venezuela to try to promote dialogue between the country's government and opposition. More than 40 people have been killed since last year in street protests. Most of the senators in the delegation are...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 

Sunscreen label confusion putting health at risk, say pharmacists

Manufacturers of sunscreen products are being urged to introduce simpler labelling after a survey revealed confusion about the dual protection ratings currently in use. Research by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) showed that many consumers are...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Rare copy of first Bible printed in English to be auctioned

A rare copy of the first Bible to be printed in English, bought by its current owner for 25 shillings (£1.25), is to be auctioned next month. The William Tyndale translation of the New Testament into English is expected to fetch around £35,000 at...

 
City Buzz: Brewery to open new £350k riverside bar ‘Archie’s’ in Leeds city centre

City Buzz: Brewery to open new £350k riverside bar ‘Archie’s’ in Leeds city centre

IT seems like only yesterday that Candle Bar opened at Granary Wharf. The new venue confirmed the area as an up-and-coming drinking and dining destination when it took over the ground floor of Candle House back in April. The former Wasabi Teppan-Yaki...

 
Temperatures could hit 30C in Warwickshire next week

Temperatures could hit 30C in Warwickshire next week

People in Warwickshire could be set to enjoy temperatures of up to 30C next week as the summer finally starts to heat up. The Met Office forecasters are predicting temperatures rising next week for the start of the July. The Met Office blog adds: “In...

 

Sainsbury's cuts price of milk to match discounters Aldi and Lidl

Sainsbury’s has cut the price of one and two pints of milk, matching those of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, in a further sign of an intensifying supermarket price war. The price of two pints of milk has gone from 89p to 75p in large supermarkets,...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 
Income tax powers controlled by Holyrood from 2018

Income tax powers controlled by Holyrood from 2018

THE Scottish Parliament is poised to take full control of income tax powers in three years, Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said. Mr Mundell urged the SNP to set out whether it will propose new tax rises ahead of next year’s Holyrood elections,...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Freight Tetris: Exploring London's hi-tech Gateway port

Freight Tetris: Exploring London's hi-tech Gateway port

Cables whistle through pulleys, as quay cranes swing containers between ship and shore. Heavy machinery rolls along rails to the strange music of beeps and sirens. Further from the shore, 20m-high stacking cranes choreographed by computers load and...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Cities draw £1bn as town high streets struggle

Cities draw £1bn as town high streets struggle

Scotland's two biggest cities are set to draw in more than £1 billion of major retail investment while smaller town centres struggle for survival, a new study today reveals. The research suggests that while the largest centres of population strengthen...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
The sticky dilemma facing chocolate firms

The sticky dilemma facing chocolate firms

The Thorntons shop on London's Oxford Street - one of London's most popular shopping districts - is looking a bit worse for wear. The floors are grubby and almost everything there, crammed tightly into every available nook and cranny, appears to be on...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Consortium secures VisitScotland leaflet contract

Consortium secures VisitScotland leaflet contract

A CONSORTIUM formed by two long-established small businesses has secured a VisitScotland-led contract for the distribution and storage of millions of leaflets and other print material. The deal will see LDDS, a partnership between Glasgow-based Direct...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Ripley: T20 double-header so crucial for Steelbacks

Ripley: T20 double-header so crucial for Steelbacks

David Ripley feels Northants have a great chance to make their move in the NatWest T20 Blast this week. The Steelbacks face back-to-back away games with Friday night’s trip to North Group pacesetters Worcestershire Rapids followed by a game at...

 
Leigh Bartlett takes CFO role at Williams & Glyn

Leigh Bartlett takes CFO role at Williams & Glyn

ROYAL Bank of Scotland yesterday announced the appointment of a chief financial officer at Williams & Glyn, the new challenger bank it is selling next year to help boost UK competition, particularly in small business lending. Leigh Bartlett is to...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 


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