News archive from 28 November 2014

Marks & Spencer to join in with US-led ‘Black Friday’ for the first time

Marks & Spencer to join in with US-led ‘Black Friday’ for the first time

Marks & Spencer is using “Black Friday” to launch a four-day sale online and in stores. The retail stalwart is joining in with the US-style discount day for the first time along with a vast array of high street businesses, from bookmakers to...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Hamleys toystore eyes expansion into US market

Hamleys toystore eyes expansion into US market

London’s famous Hamleys toystore is planning to open in the US for the first time and is seeking stores in major cities and airports. The retailer, which claims to be the oldest toy shop in the world and whose landmark shop on London’s Regent street...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Kim Jong-un’s sister takes senior party role

Kim Jong-un’s sister takes senior party role

North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party. The news has strengthened analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the country’s ruling family dynasty. State...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Spanish parliament backs anti-graft laws

Spanish parliament backs anti-graft laws

Spain's parliament approved two long-delayed anti-graft laws yesterday - the day after a minister became the first government casualty in a series of alleged corruption cases. Prime minister Mariano Rajoy urged Spaniards to have faith in their...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Smith Commission’s best of both worlds proposals

Smith Commission’s best of both worlds proposals

The Smith Commission has cut a brave path with its income tax proposals, which combine the best of both worlds. It retains the UK infrastructure of tax collection with HMRC and employers thereby maintaining efficiency and value for money. It builds...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Francis Crawford tops best Scots character poll

Francis Crawford tops best Scots character poll

DEVOTEES of Dorothy Dunnett, the late historical novelist, have voted the star of her acclaimed novel series into top place in a poll to find Scotland's favourite literary character. Francis Crawford, from Dunnett’s books The Lymond Chronicles, beat...

 

MICHAEL HOLDING: It's so tough when you hit someone... Sean Abbott needs help

The thought of hurting a batsman never crossed my mind as I ran in to bowl — let alone anything more serious than that. The idea that poor Phil Hughes has died because of something that happened on the cricket field is unthinkable. If the thought of...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Top Scots honoured at Spirit of Scotland awards

Top Scots honoured at Spirit of Scotland awards

Last night actor James McAvoy, singer Paolo Nutini, artist John Byrne and broadcaster Sally Magnusson joined the ranks of the winners of Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards. This year’s winners were honoured at a ceremony at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield...

 

Pele reveals he was NOT admitted into intensive care and is 'doing fine' as treatment for urinary infection...

Pele has revealed that he is 'doing fine' following reports that the Brazilian icon had been admitted to a special care united in a Sao Paulo hospital. The three-time World Cup winner took to Twitter to let fans know that he was 'not put into...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Comment: Poll holds mirror to Scots literature

Comment: Poll holds mirror to Scots literature

SAY what you like about Dorothy Dunnett - her plots are Byzantine in their complexity, her characters succumb not infrequently to what Robert Louis Stevenson called "tusherie" in their diction. And she more than slightly stacks the deck in...

 
Parents urged to get ‘superspreader’ toddlers vaccinated against flu

Parents urged to get ‘superspreader’ toddlers vaccinated against flu

Parents have been urged to get their toddlers vaccinated against flu immediately to protect them from severe illness and prevent them from spreading the virus widely. Under-fives with flu are more likely to be admitted to hospital than any other age...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Luke Shaw blow for Manchester United as former Southampton defender is ruled out for between four and six...

Manchester United have suffered yet another injury blow after learning that Luke Shaw could be out for between four and six weeks with ankle ligament damage. It was initially thought that Shaw might be sidelined for three weeks with the injury he...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Celtic 1-3 Salzburg: Hoops through to last 32 of Europa League for first time despite dismal display

There was nothing glorious about Celtic’s advancement to the last 32 of the Europa League. Celebrating progression to the knock-out stages on the back of an occasionally woeful home defeat was a mildly ignominious and muted affair for this old club....

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Children ‘tested for ebola’ at North East hospital

Children ‘tested for ebola’ at North East hospital

TWO children are being tested for the ebola virus in the North East, according to reports. They are said to have recently arrived in the UK from Africa but there is believed to be uncertainty about which country they had been in and how recently. It...

 
Canada radio star charged; told to live with mother

Canada radio star charged; told to live with mother

A FORMER radio show host who is facing sexual assault charges has been granted bail on the condition he lives with his mother while the case is heard in court. Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation host Ghomeshi, 47, was charged with four counts of...

 


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