News archive from 29 May 2013

Police investigate assault on actor

Hollyoaks actor Thomas Scurr was left with a broken cheek and a fractured eye socket after being battered in an unprovoked late night attack. The thespian, who plays Barney Harper-McBride, in the Channel 4 soap, was assaulted by a shaven headed thug...

 

Rival Honduran gangs in truce to end spiral of violence

Following the example of similar gangs in neighbouring El Salvador, masked members of the "Calle 18" and "Mara Salvatrucha" gangs made separate announcements from within San Pedro Sula prison in northern Honduras, which houses the...

 
Green Investment Bank lures overseas financiers

Green Investment Bank lures overseas financiers

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has completed recruitment of its senior team after appointing managing directors for its offshore wind and non-domestic energy efficiency arms. The bank has lured Gregor Paterson-Jones from Cape Town, where he was...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Scotland’s property market show signs of life

Scotland’s property market show signs of life

Scotland's commercial property market continued its slow recovery in the opening months of the year as the wider economy gathered pace, new research reveals. The office, retail and industrial sectors all posted positive investment returns as...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Indiana's Planned Parenthood appeal will not be heard in US supreme court

Indiana's Planned Parenthood appeal will not be heard in US supreme court

The US supreme court has declined to hear Indiana's appeal to stop Planned Parenthood receiving Medicaid funding for any medical services. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images The US supreme court has declined to hear an appeal from the state of...

 
Head-hunters go it alone in corporate jungle

Head-hunters go it alone in corporate jungle

Veteran head-hunter Ken Dalgleish has teamed up with three other former directors of Munro Consulting to launch a company targeting the UK executive search market. Aspen, which will be headquartered in Glasgow, had previously been operating as a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Fog disrupts Sydney transport

Fog disrupts Sydney transport

Fog envelopes the Sydney Opera House. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the Guardian International flights en route to Sydney are being diverted to Brisbane and Melbourne and domestic flights are being delayed by up to four hours as fog blankets the city...

 

Bank deal backs dental practice expansion move

A £1.8 MILLION investment backed by Clydesdale Bank has seen the opening of the biggest dental practice of its kind in Scotland. Alloa-based Macdonald & Morson Dental Care, which treats private and NHS patients, is moving to a purpose-built...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

NFU says flexibility is the key to tenancy reform

Although it was far from unanimous, there was a fair degree of support for more flexibility in letting land in Scotland in the future as a remedy for the decreasing numbers of farm tenants And part of the vision put forward at a conference in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

CAP reform delay a ‘threat to EU’s health’

A LEADING European farming leader warned yesterday that, far from a "health check", the common agriculture policy (CAP) could need major surgery. Farming leaders warned that if no reform of the CAP was in place by the end of June then a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Renold to keep cutting its costs

Industrial chains manufacturer Renold is to keep cutting costs after swinging to a hefty loss in its last financial year. The group saw turnover of £190.3 million for the year to 31 March, 2013, down from £205.5m, and fell to a pre-tax loss of £7.7m,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

For auditors, big is beautiful, says watchdog

AUDITORS have stepped up a gear in scrutinising the financial health of British companies, but with notably more rigour for audits of bigger businesses than smaller ones, an independent regulator has revealed. In its annual audit quality inspection...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

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Dana Petroleum has laid the keel for a $400 million (£265m) oil production vessel which will produce and store up to 40,000 barrels a day from the North Sea by 2015. The Aberdeen-based company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Market rebound fuelled by hopes of more easing

Global stock markets staged a rebound yesterday fuelled by robust economic data from the United States and expectations of further central bank intervention. In London, the benchmark FTSE 100 index leapt by almost 108 points, or 1.6 per cent, to close...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
No tax rises and no more benefit cuts, says Osborne

No tax rises and no more benefit cuts, says Osborne

GEORGE Osborne has ruled out tax rises and further cuts to welfare spending, it emerged yesterday. The chancellor also indicated he would protect spending on anti-terrorism operations, vowing that Britain’s security at home and abroad would not be...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 


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