News archive from 26 October 2014

Figures for BT Sport first year to be revealed

Figures for BT Sport first year to be revealed

FOOTBALL and fibre broadband will feature this week when BT unveils second-
quarter results underpinned by continuing growth in its consumer business. The figures cover the period marking the first anniversary of BT Sport, launched in August...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Garrett-Cox: ‘Financial services must build trust’

Garrett-Cox: ‘Financial services must build trust’

LEADERS of the financial services industry need to do more to repair the sector's damaged reputation and ens

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Lloyds to reveal where job axe will fall

Lloyds to reveal where job axe will fall

AMONG the most hotly anticipated topics when Lloyds Banking Group unveils its new three-year strategic update this week will be the planned resumption of dividends and details of an expected branch closure programme as the industry goes increasingly...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Dividends dearth sounds alarm for investors

Dividends dearth sounds alarm for investors

INVESTORS and pension savers may need to look further afield for income after a benchmark report predicted a slowdown in the dividends paid by UK blue chips. Income payouts to investors have been hit by a combination of slower global growth, weaker...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Should we worry over UK growth slowdown?

Comment: Should we worry over UK growth slowdown?

AGAINST widespread signs that the UK's economic growth momentum is slowing, how encouraging to be sent a demand for an extra £1.7 billion contribution to the EU because of our outperformance. This back-dated demand - by far the largest for any EU...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Politics can’t hold enterprise to ransom

Comment: Politics can’t hold enterprise to ransom

HOURS before his death in a plane crash on Monday, Christophe de Margerie, the boss of French oil giant Total, warned an investment conference in Moscow that business today is being "held hostage by politics". His audience included Russian...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
‘London called shots’ during Johann Lamont tenure

‘London called shots’ during Johann Lamont tenure

WHEN Johann Lamont was elected leader of the Scottish Labour Party she was not so much achieving a great ambition as fulfilling what she felt was a personal obligation. The SNP had wiped out almost all of Labour’s frontbenchers in the 2011 Holyrood...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
The Observer view on British Summer Time

The Observer view on British Summer Time

For the next five months, the nation can again anticipate evenings marked by their gloom and darkness, thanks to Greenwich Mean Time, which was reintroduced early this morning. Few welcome the abandonment of British Summer Time, one of the least...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
The health service needs more than a bag of grapes to get better

The health service needs more than a bag of grapes to get better

I’m a tad suspicious of big, round numbers. Complex problems rarely resolve into anything so neat as a figure ending in a zero. The merit of big, round numbers in politics is this. They make people sit up and pay attention. When Simon Stevens, the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Should we do anything we can to keep people alive?

Should we do anything we can to keep people alive?

How do you want to die? Not the most cheerful question to ponder over your cornflakes, but increasingly urgent in a population that is older and better treated – medically speaking – than ever. Last week it was thrown into sharp focus by the stories...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Creator of Parkinson’s disease app is diagnosed with the illness

Creator of Parkinson’s disease app is diagnosed with the illness

Computer expert Roger Eglin recently unveiled a smartphone app that he had developed to help patients with Parkinson’s disease. The program was designed to tackle one of the degenerative brain disorder’s most common symptoms: poor speech. People with...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Is end to roadworks misery finally in sight?

Is end to roadworks misery finally in sight?

Burnley's motorists must be among the baldest in the country Why? Because we have spent the last 27 weeks tearing our hair out as a hotch-potch of roadworks has made getting in and out of Burnley at peak times nigh on impossible. But, at last, it...

 
Creepy Chesterfield clown picture creates social media storm – again

Creepy Chesterfield clown picture creates social media storm – again

Folk are being urged not to panic after a picture showing a creepy clown stalking the streets of Chesterfield resurfaced on social media. The snap, which was recently posted on Twitter by the Unexplained World account, has been shared by more than...

 
Jim Murphy front runner to replace Johann Lamont

Jim Murphy front runner to replace Johann Lamont

JIM Murphy emerged last night as the front runner in the hunt for a new leader of the Scottish Labour Party with the party seeking to end internal divisions and mount a credible challenge to the SNP. The race for leadership of Scottish Labour follows...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 


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