News archive from 27 October 2014

Health check finds 24 EU banks ailing – but the UK’s pass muster

Health check finds 24 EU banks ailing – but the UK’s pass muster

Britain’s major banks have passed a Europe-wide health check – although Lloyds Banking Group will face scrutiny on Tuesday when it outlines plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs and axe branches under a three-year plan intended to bolster its profitability....

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Lesley Riddoch: Labour’s great divide is laid bare

Lesley Riddoch: Labour’s great divide is laid bare

LEADERLESS and in freefall, the only way back for the Scottish party is to rigorously assert its independence, says Lesley Riddoch So it’s over. After decades of outright denial about London’s control of the Scottish Labour Party, Johann Lamont’s...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Bank of England executive calls for interest rate rise

Bank of England executive calls for interest rate rise

The Bank of England should increase interest rates now despite signs of softening growth, one of the Bank's policymakers has said. Ian McCafferty is a member of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which votes on interest rates each month....

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
UK end Afghanistan combat with vow never to forget

UK end Afghanistan combat with vow never to forget

PRIME Minister David Cameron said yesterday that Britain will "never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice" as UK troops brought their campaign in Helmand province to an end. UK forces handed Camp Bastion over to Afghan officials...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Referendum doubts hurt Scots financial services

Referendum doubts hurt Scots financial services

Political uncertainties relating to the independence referendum meant

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Is commercial property the new buy-to-let?

Is commercial property the new buy-to-let?

Much of the attention following the proposed rates for the new land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) has focused on the dramatic increases on residential property transactions above £500,000 planned to come into effect from 1 April. Although...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
MD assures Ineos are in it for the long haul

MD assures Ineos are in it for the long haul

AS John McNally surveyed the foundations for Europe's biggest ethane terminal being laid at Grangemouth last week, the new Ineos UK managing director had a few reasons to feel nervous. For a start, the £200 million plan to transform the plant is one...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Pro-west parties head for victory in Ukraine poll

Pro-west parties head for victory in Ukraine poll

TWO exit polls last night indicated that Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko's party will secure a narrow win in the parliamentary elections, but fall substantially short of an outright majority. The vote, which aimed to overhaul a legislature...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Government gives £2.8m to save Newquay to Gatwick air link

Government gives £2.8m to save Newquay to Gatwick air link

A key domestic air link has been secured thanks to a £2.8m cash injection from the government. Cornwall council is also contributing £300,000 to a four-year funding deal that will enable Flybe to operate flights between Newquay airport in Cornwall and...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 

Everything you want to know about SMARTPHONES but were afraid to ask: The best model for YOU, clever...

It is hard to think of a device that’s had more impact on our lives over the past five years than the smartphone. Some 32 million of us own one, and we would no more leave the house without it than our keys. Smartphones are indeed just that — smart....

 
Lewis Macleod: Reaching semi-final is only thing on our minds this week

Lewis Macleod: Reaching semi-final is only thing on our minds this week

With a statement to be issued to the Stock Exchange this morning over a £2m loan having been accepted from the Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley, there is now speculation over what the future will hold for McCoist under the new regime set to sweep...

The Herald, 00:11 in Sport
 
The man who built the Hotel Chocolat empire

The man who built the Hotel Chocolat empire

As the son of the man who helped build the Mr Whippy ice-cream brand, it may seem that Angus Thirlwell was destined for a career in confectionery. But the co-founder and chief executive of UK chocolate shop chain Hotel Chocolat says he was actually...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Eye test ‘could detect early stages of dementia’

Eye test ‘could detect early stages of dementia’

Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year £1.1 million project will look at whether warning signs can be detected using special computer software to analyse...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 
Gun amnesty launches in Derbyshire

Gun amnesty launches in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Constabulary has launched its first county-wide gun amnesty in more than a decade. The force is urging people to surrender their firearms and ammunition to help save lives. The 12-day surrender – which is the first across the entire county...

 
Mother’s agonising decision to let daughter die

Mother’s agonising decision to let daughter die

A MOTHER has described the agonising decision that led her to make legal history by winning a court case to end the life of her severely disabled 12-year-old daughter. Nancy Fitzmaurice was born blind and suffering from hydrocephalus, meningitis and...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 


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