News archive from 27 June 2014

Queen to tour Derbyshire factory she last visited 46 years ago

THE Queen will be weaving her way around a Derbyshire knitwear factory next month. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty is scheduled to visit John Smedley in Lea Mills on Thursday, July 10. It will not be the first time that she has been...

 

Jailed: Law student who falsely cried rape so she had an excuse for exam failure

A law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of rape so she had an excuse for failing her bar exam was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail. Rhiannon Brooker claimed Paul Fensome forced her to have sex five times. She also faked injuries to...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Expedia to buy online car rental reservation company

Auto Escape, which has offices in Hamburg, Germany and Pertuis, France, has nearly 300 suppliers in 125 countries and offers reservations through its Auto Escape and Car del Mar brands. (Reporting by Karen Jacobs in Atlanta; Editing by Bernard Orr)

 
Spirit of enterprise can secure our future

Spirit of enterprise can secure our future

Advanced research and development is helping to maintain the quality of Scotland's famous export, says Derek Stewart Scotland prides itself as a nation of food and drink producers, and, despite being small on a global scale, we are punching well above...

 

Images of new college building released

THE first images that reveal what the new £12m Barnsley College sixth form centre will look like have been released by developers.   Work is already underway and should be completed by September 2015. Demolition work has already begun on the the...

 
Breathing new life into battle against disease

Breathing new life into battle against disease

Resources and investment must be improved, says James Cant IPF. Three fairly innocuous letters. It might be a firm of accountants, the model number on a printer, or a particularly dull tax form. It doesn’t sound exciting. It doesn’t sound like a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Share and share alike for better health care

Share and share alike for better health care

Wider access to medical records is vital, says Harry McQuillan Over the last ten years community pharmacists have been tasked with providing more clinical interventions and patient care. The community pharmacy contract remunerates pharmacy contractors...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Bank of England caps high-risk mortgages

Bank of England caps high-risk mortgages

The Bank of England yesterday moved to prick a new house price bubble by slapping a cap on mortgages and demanding rigorous checks on whether borrowers can repay home loans in tougher economic conditions. The Bank’s financial policy committee (FPC)...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Flybe launches shuttle from Aberdeen to Jersey

Flybe launches shuttle from Aberdeen to Jersey

Flybe said yesterday that it is launching a "hop on, hop off' service between Aberdeen and Jersey, briefly stopping at Leeds Bradford and Southampton. From 26 October, the FlyShuttle service will run three times a day both northbound and...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Help at hand for Doncaster mums to be

Help at hand for Doncaster mums to be

Doncaster mums-to-be are invited to an event on board the Health Bus at Mothercare, Doncaster on 12 July to find out more about a one-stop antenatal shop. The health visiting team, who work for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation...

 
Isle cash and drugs stash uncovered

Isle cash and drugs stash uncovered

A large amount of cash and drugs have been seized by police at an Isle address. Cannabis was growing in the property and other drugs were discovered along with the cash. Three people are helping police with their enquiries.

 
Hurricane boosted by ‘impressive’ well results

Hurricane boosted by ‘impressive’ well results

North Sea explorer Hurricane Energy saw its shares surge in value by almost a quarter yesterday after revealing "particularly impressive" test results from a well at its Lancaster discovery west of Shetland. The firm, backed by sector giant...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: Bank’s housing measures | Energy inquiry

Comment: Bank’s housing measures | Energy inquiry

TAKING the heat out of the housing market has been a topic of debate for so long it is easy to forget that it was in the doldrums for several years and going nowhere. The pick up in activity, particularly in south-east England, has been so rapid that...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels

It was the administration's most tangible move yet to help beleaguered Assad opponents who have been frustrated at a lack of U.S. assistance after Obama stepped back from launching air strikes on Syria nearly a year ago. Senior Obama administration...

 
Joyce McMillan: Independence is not about the past

Joyce McMillan: Independence is not about the past

Contrary to popular opinion south of the Border, the movement for change is modern and realistic, writes Joyce McMillan This week, the celebrity hairstylist Nicky Clarke popped up on a BBC news strand, suggesting that Scots who are thinking of voting...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 


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