News archive from 26 August 2014

Psychiatrist facing sack after prescribing Viagra

Psychiatrist facing sack after prescribing Viagra

A STAND-IN psychiatrist faces being struck off after a disciplinary body found he had advised that sex hormones and Viagra should be prescribed to several patients without carrying out proper assessments. Locum psychiatrist Dr Amarjit Singh Bedi also...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Service sector growth cools, pointing to overall slowdown

Service sector growth cools, pointing to overall slowdown

Despite the slowdown, lawyers, accountants and marketing specialists were being hired in the greatest numbers since before the financial crisis, the CBI said. Photograph: Graeme Robertson The pace of growth in the service sector has cooled over the...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Salmond Wins With 'Debt Is Yours' Threat

Salmond Wins With 'Debt Is Yours' Threat

Finally Alex Salmond delivered to the hype in the television debate with Alistair Darling on Scottish Independence. The surroundings in Glasgow were grand, next door to the Commonwealth Games bowling green, but this was more of a blood sport. The...

 
Upbeat services sector to drive economic growth

Upbeat services sector to drive economic growth

Growth in the UK's dominant services sector is expected to pick up in the months ahead, despite a fresh study showing a slowdown among consumer-facing businesses such as hotels, bars and restaurants. Although today’s survey, from the CBI, found...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Stagecoach in top gear ahead of agm

Stagecoach in top gear ahead of agm

STAGECOACH recently told investors it had made a "satisfactory" start to its new financial year, and investors will learn today as the transport group delivers a first-quarter trading update. Shareholders will then gather on Friday for the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Beware falling foul of tax avoidance rules

Comment: Beware falling foul of tax avoidance rules

IN JULY, HM Revenue & Customs made a number of provisions to the 2014 Finance Act relating to disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (Dotas) that will impact upon any business or individual that undertakes more complex tax planning. HMRC now has the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Roche pays out $8.3bn in latest drugs sector deal

Roche pays out $8.3bn in latest drugs sector deal

Swiss pharma giant Roche has agreed to buy American biotech InterMune for $8.3 billion (£5bn) in the latest takeover move amid a flurry of drugs industry consolidation. The strategy for the all-cash deal is to allow Roche, the world’s leading maker of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Swinney and Gray to battle over small businesses

Swinney and Gray to battle over small businesses

Finance secretary John Swinney and his Labour shadow Iain Gray will be vying for the small business vote at a debate due to be held in Edinburgh tomorrow. The event, organised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), will come less than 48 hours...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
LG pushes button on giant hi-def television screens

LG pushes button on giant hi-def television screens

Consumer goods giant LG Electronics is to continue investing in expensive OLED display technology after unveiling two new giant television sets with ultra-high definition screens. The South Korean firm said yesterday that it would begin shipping...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Rebels targeted as Ukraine calls early election

Rebels targeted as Ukraine calls early election

Ukraine's president last night dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October, as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency. President Petro Poroshenko said that the move was in line with the Ukrainian constitution,...

 
Emotions run high at funeral of Michael Brown

Emotions run high at funeral of Michael Brown

THE uncle of the black teenager shot dead in Missouri by a white policeman said during the young man's funeral yesterday that his blood was "crying from the ground". Pastor Charles Ewing said Michael Brown’s spirit wanted justice and that...

 
The Indian toilet cleaners treated like dirt

The Indian toilet cleaners treated like dirt

AN INTERNATIONAL rights group is calling for reform after it was found that hundreds of thousands of low-caste Indians are still using their bare hands to clean human excrement from roads and millions of dry-pit toilets across the country, despite...

 

Independence referendum debate RECAP: Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling round two

4:52 pm GOOD afternoon and welcome to the latest live blog here at dailyrecord.co.uk and our coverage of the second televised independence referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End...

 
Frank Skinner almost held “Free Fringe” show

Frank Skinner almost held “Free Fringe” show

ONE of Britain's biggest comedians has revealed he almost staged a free show at this year's festival - but was over-ruled by his manager. Frank Skinner told The Scotsman he considered the move after witnessing the huge influence the “Free Fringe”...

 


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