News archive from 27 March 2014

Happy Mondays dancer Bez tells of fracking fears

Happy Mondays dancer Bez tells of fracking fears

The first meeting of the Fylde coast's newest anti-fracking group was given a ringing endorsement from a "Madchester' music icon. Happy Mondays dancer Bez was in Fleetwood to support the backlash against companies hoping to drill for shale gas in...

 
Mobile app can help people to sleep peacefully

Mobile app can help people to sleep peacefully

IT CLAIMS to be able to alter your dreams, allowing a deep, restful night's sleep. Now a phone app originally launched at the Edinburgh International Science Festival has been scientifically proven to help people sleep peacefully and wake up happy and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Santander fined £12m for mis-selling products

Santander fined £12m for mis-selling products

High street lender Santander has been fined £12.4 million after the City watchdog uncovered "serious failings" in investment advice provided by the bank. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Santander’s advice was flawed after it found...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Neil Lennon delighted with "breathtaking" Celtic show

Anthony Stokes headed the visitors into the lead in the third minute before 17-year-old substitute Liam Henderson, on for right-back Adam Matthews at the start of the second-half, opened his Celtic account in the 49th minute with a low drive from 12...

The Herald, 00:03 in Sport
 
Neil Lennon: we were breathtaking, pitch invasion was over-exuberance

Neil Lennon: we were breathtaking, pitch invasion was over-exuberance

It secured a third successive title for Celtic and afterwards the boss said: "They finished it with the way we want them to play. "In the second half some of the football was breathtaking Loading article content "You could feel it over...

The Herald, 00:03 in Sport
 

The soberphone: App for alcoholics can set off an alarm and call for help if they stray too close to a bar

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that sounds an alert when they get too close to their favourite bars has been deemed a success in inital trials. The sober app studied joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels,...

 

Throw another tinnie on the barbie: Researchers find marinading meat in beer before grilling can reduce...

As barbecue season approaches, researchers have discovered an unlikely ingredient that could improve the safety of your meat - letting it swill in beer. They say that letting meat marindade in pilsner can help reduce the formation of potentially...

 
Pension overhaul: New access to savings begins

Pension overhaul: New access to savings begins

The first stage of the overhaul of pensions, announced in the Budget, has come into force with retirees given greater access to their pension pots. New pensioners are now allowed to take a maximum of £30,000 from their pension savings as a lump sum,...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
CBI says strong UK growth is slowing after recent highs

CBI says strong UK growth is slowing after recent highs

The UK economy is still growing strongly, but not at the pace seen in recent months, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says. The group said its growth indicator for March showed the economy growing at its slowest rate in eight months. But...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Citigroup share buyback and dividend plan rejected by Fed

Citigroup share buyback and dividend plan rejected by Fed

The US Federal Reserve has rejected plans by Citigroup to buy back shares and boost dividends for shareholders. It cited deficiencies in the bank's ability to plan for how stressful situations would hurt its business. It is a setback for Citigroup...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: SSE caps prices | Santander

Comment: SSE caps prices | Santander

THE pledge by SSE chief executive Alistair Phillips-Davies to freeze household gas and electricity prices for two years is a stunning U-turn for the Perth-based energy company. Having criticised Labour’s pledge to force suppliers to do just that six...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Murdoch dynasty assured after Rupert promotes sons

Murdoch dynasty assured after Rupert promotes sons

RUPERT Murdoch has laid the foundations for the future running of his media empire by appointing his sons, Lachlan and James, to top roles within the company. Lachlan, 42, returns to the executive fold nine years after stepping down as deputy chief...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Lloyds on course for full privatisation

Lloyds on course for full privatisation

Taxpayers have made a slim profit after the UK government sold a £4.2 billion tranche of shares in Lloyds Banking Group, paving the way for a complete exit next year. The sale, hailed by Chancellor George Osborne as “good value”, has cut the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Bellway builds Scots presence as profits soar

Bellway builds Scots presence as profits soar

Housebuilder Bellway has signalled an expansion north of the Border after delivering a 73 per cent surge in first-half profits. The Newcastle-based firm has a strong foothold across the Central Belt, and chief executive Ted Ayres told The Scotsman...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

UK defence chief says give Russia chance to de-escalate in Crimea

British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said it was important to reduce tensions with the Russian leader over the Crimea by avoiding an aggressive military response from NATO allies and instead using diplomatic and economic levers of influence....

 


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