News archive from 27 July 2015

Book review: Why Spy? by Brian Stewart and Samantha Newbery

Book review: Why Spy? by Brian Stewart and Samantha Newbery

BLACK Watch and Intelligence Service veteran Brian Stewart's book on spying lay on the stocks for many years until academic Samantha Newbery interviewed him as part of her doctoral research. WHY SPY? BY BRIAN STEWART & SAMANTHA NEWBERY Hurst...

 
Pinsent Masons take majority holding in Cerico

Pinsent Masons take majority holding in Cerico

Pinsent Masons, the global legal firm, is taking a majority stake in a cloud computing business which it helped launch two years ago. The investment will result in Cerico relocating to Pinsent Masons’ offices in Glasgow, while all residual rights in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Brodies ‘busier than ever’ with rise in turnover

Brodies ‘busier than ever’ with rise in turnover

Legal firm Brodies said its lawyers have been "busier than ever" despite the tough economic backdrop and upheaval elsewhere in the profession as it reported double-digit growth in revenues. The Edinburgh-based firm, which has offices in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Youth recruitment scheme scores top marks

Youth recruitment scheme scores top marks

a SCHEME which encourages employers to recruit and retain young workers has received top marks one year after its launch. Research by the University of Glasgow has revealed that all of the Scottish businesses which have received Investors in Young...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Arsene Wenger admits he still doesn't know Theo Walcott's best position

Arsene Wenger admits he still doesn't know Theo Walcott's best position

And the Arsenal boss claims Walcott is just as much in the dark as he is when it comes to his most effective berth. Walcott grabbed the winner yesterday as Arsenal beat Wolfsburg 1-0 in the final of the annual pre-season tournament, the Emirates Cup....

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
LVG ready to spend big to replace Di Maria as Ronaldo and Bale rumours circulate

LVG ready to spend big to replace Di Maria as Ronaldo and Bale rumours circulate

The unhappy Argentine star is due to undergo a medical with French giants Paris St-Germain today in New York, ahead of a £46m move. Manchester United boss Van Gaal refused to talk about Di Maria or explain his no-show in the States after Saturday's...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Roy Hodgson furious with FA bosses for postponing England contract talks until next summer

Roy Hodgson furious with FA bosses for postponing England contract talks until next summer

The England boss was upset to discover chief executive Martin Glenn had revealed on Saturday that no talks were planned until AFTER Euro 2016. Glenn insisted Hodgson was “very happy” with the situation while warning he would have to up his game at the...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
One rower, two cats, 900 miles

One rower, two cats, 900 miles

Three decades ago, Ove Joensen decided to row 900 miles (1,450km) across the North Sea from his home in the Faroe Islands to Denmark. He didn't make it on his first attempt, but in the end his persistence paid off. Nolsoy is a small, remote island...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 

Tate Modern announces O’Keeffe and Rauschenberg shows for 2016

Tate Modern will next year present shows devoted to two giants of 20th-century art, the American artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg. Announcing its 2016 programme, Tate also revealed that the works of Francis Bacon will be on display at...

 

Almost half of EU doctors seeking work in UK failed to prove English skills

Nearly half of all EU doctors who sought work in the UK in the past year were turned away because they failed to prove their English was good enough, the medical regulator has revealed. In all, 779 doctors – 45% of those who applied – did not give...

 

Cameron to meet Indonesia's President Widodo as part of south-east Asia tour

David Cameron is set to meet President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday at the start of an overseas tour. Among the objectives of the trip are a number of trade deals, deeper counter-terrorism co-operation and the underlining of Cameron’s...

 

Two MI5 surveillance operations in Northern Ireland blocked, ISC reveals

MI5 was twice refused warrants to carry out covert surveillance by Theresa Villiers, the Northern Ireland secretary, it has been revealed. The watchdog that oversees the running of MI5, the intelligence services commissioner (ISC), said the cabinet...

 
Scots primary children will soon learn Mandarin

Scots primary children will soon learn Mandarin

Young children are to learn Mandarin through a programme which is being extended to primary schools for the first time. An extra 21 Confucius Classrooms are being created in Scotland to teach primary pupils one of the most widely spoken languages in...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

Cross-Channel delays: small businesses call for alternative to M20 queue system

Small-business leaders have called for an alternative to Operation Stack – the system for letting lorries queue on the M20 in Kent when cross-Channel traffic is disrupted – saying it is hurting the economy. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)...

 

Argos pioneers over the counter trade-ins for mobiles and tablets

Argos is to become the first big UK retailer to offer customers the chance to trade-in their unwanted mobile handsets as part of a new recycling initiative. The service, which is being offered in conjunction with the “circular economy” firm Wrap, will...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 


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