News archive from 27 March 2013

Papers to charge online readers

The Sun is said to be following the Telegraph in charging readers for online access, according to reports. The Telegraph revealed it is offering readers a choice of two different packages after using up their quota of 20 free stories a month. It was...

 

Strasbourg court adjourns prisoner vote cases

HUMAN rights judges in Strasbourg have adjourned consideration of more than 2,300 legal cases against the UK over prisoner voting rights until September. A test case in Strasbourg has ruled that the current UK blanket ban on prisoners voting in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Women retiring this year worse off

WOMEN retiring this year will have the lowest incomes recorded since 2008 and will be £6,500 a year worse off than men, a report warns. Female workers expect to have just £11,750 a year to live on from private, company and state pensions, more than a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Nuclear industry could create up to 40.000 jobs

THE nuclear industry could create up to 40,000 jobs in the UK over the next 20 years, according to latest estimates. Business Secretary Vince Cable said that globally there will be £930 billion invested in building new reactors and £250bn in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Home improvements breaking the rules

HOMEOWNERS have spent billions of pounds on house improvements which contravene building or planning regulations, according to a new study. Research by insurance firm LV= found that people were extending or carrying out improvements to their home...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
44 Scotland Street: A mercenary conversation

44 Scotland Street: A mercenary conversation

THE fifty-eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's daily novel 44 Scotland Street: A mercenary conversation Volume 9 Episode 58 ‘Well!” said Dr MacGregor. He paused, and then, struggling to regain his composure, added: “Isn’t the Canny Man’s...

 

Super Mario continues scoring streak with two goals for Italy... and Van Persie moves above legend Cruyff...

Mario Balotelli continued his hot streak in front of goals with both goals in Italy's 2-0 win over Malta.The former Manchester City striker struck a penalty home in the eighth minute before rounding off the win with a cheeky lob inside the area on the...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Michael Fry: Merkel wins euro battle

Michael Fry: Merkel wins euro battle

BRITAIN ruled Cyprus from 1878 to 1960. When we left, we held on to sovereign air bases on the island that cover 3 per cent of its territory - convenient for our continued interventions in the Middle East. More than 60,000 expatriates have moved to...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Brian Wilson: Talk of second oil boom is a bust

Brian Wilson: Talk of second oil boom is a bust

AS WE approach the halfway mark - sorry to depress you - in the long march to a referendum, I would nominate two stand-out moments along the route so far. The first was publication of a Social Attitudes Survey in December 2011, which suggested that...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Eddie Barnes: These austere times may play into the hands of the pro-independence camp

Eddie Barnes: These austere times may play into the hands of the pro-independence camp

FOR pro-UK campaigners in Scotland looking for reasons to be cheerful, now is not a great time. Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget last week only served to illustrate his impotence in the face of Britain’s endless economic winter. A day later, the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Allan Massie: Johnson interview overstepped the mark

Allan Massie: Johnson interview overstepped the mark

BORIS Johnson, mayor of London, would like to be prime minister. I don't think there's any doubt of that. So would lots of other people, of course, and some of them have a better chance than Boris. Perhaps it’s more interesting to ask if BBC...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Christine Jardine: Referendum drowns out more pressing issues

Christine Jardine: Referendum drowns out more pressing issues

I WAITED patiently this weekend to hear what our government at Holyrood has planned for us over the next three years. Traditionally, conferences, like the SNP’s recent gathering in Inverness, are where policy announcements are made, government plans...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

Blair has been judged, verdict on Cameron is still to come

From: Gordon Lawrence, Stumperlowe View, Sheffield. BRIAN Sheridan’s letter (Yorkshire Post, March 13) reveals an interesting insight on the personalities of our two most important contemporary Prime Ministers. I am in almost total agreement with his...

 

Construction will boost the economy

From: Steve Housden, sector strategy manager for Yorkshire and the Humber, CITB, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds. THIS year’s Budget has announced plans for a £3bn investment in infrastructure projects year-on-year from 2015 to 2020. For every £1 invested...

 

Who will go to fight in Syria?

From: Barrie Crowther, Common Lane, Walton, Wakefield. SO Tony Blair thinks we should intervene in Syria. Presumably this means 
our troops fighting alongside 
so-called rebel forces who 
at best have debatable 
loyalties. Would he send his own...

 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31