News archive from 29 November 2012

Everton 1 Arsenal 1: Fellaini earns a point after Walcott's lightning fast start

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini both marked their first-team returns with a goal but the draw was little use in the battle to regain a top-four spot in the Barclays Premier League.Walcott, who had missed two...

Daily Mail, 21:59 in Sport
 

Skiers advised to head for Sicily

BRITISH skiers heading for 
the slopes should shun Switzerland if they want the best deals. Mount Etna in Sicily offers the best-value European skiing, according to a 43-resort survey by TripAdvisor. Five of the Swiss resorts surveyed were...

Scotsman, 21:00 in Hot News
 

Stoke 2 Newcastle 1: Walters and Jerome condemn Magpies to fourth straight defeat

Jon Walters and Cameron Jerome struck late to earn Stoke all three points against a Newcastle side who have now lost four consecutive games in the Premier League. Alan Pardew's men have also not won on the road since May but But Pappis Cisse looked to...

Daily Mail, 21:59 in Sport
 

Mother wins battle with MoD to prove dead soldier fathered her daughter

A YOUNG mother has won her fight to prove her fiance fathered their daughter before he was killed in Afghanistan. Emma Hickman, 19, who was engaged to Private Daniel Wade, struggled to officially name him as the father of five-month-old Lexie-Mai...

Scotsman, 21:00 in Hot News
 

December date for Irish murder report

A GOVERNMENT-ORDERED review into the loyalist murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane will be published on 12 December. QC Sir Desmond de Silva re-examined the evidence into the 1989 north Belfast killing. The murder of the Catholic father-of-three...

Scotsman, 21:00 in Hot News
 

Briton dies in machete attack

A BRITISH man who ran a nature reserve on a rural farm in South Africa has been killed in a robbery, police have confirmed. Christopher Preece, 54, died in an attack at his farm near the town of Ficksburg, close to the border with Lesotho, on Saturday...

Scotsman, 21:00 in Hot News
 
TV star defends wildlife park over £70,000 fine

TV star defends wildlife park over £70,000 fine

TV STAR Anna Ryder Richardson has defended a wildlife park she runs after it was fined £70,000 for health and safety breaches. Manor House Wildlife Park, which the interior designer operates with husband Colin MacDougall, was fined at Swansea Crown...

Scotsman, 21:00 in Hot News
 

BP sells North Sea assets for $1bn

Oil giant BP is to sell its interest in a number of North Sea oil and gas fields to Abu Dhabi-based Taqa for more than $1 billion (£624.5 million). The group said it may receive a further $250m from the sale, depending in oil prices and production...

Scotsman, 21:23 in Business
 
Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

WELCOME to scotsman.com's Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today. ECONOMICS Businesses condemn Swinney’s rates revaluation delay to 2017 Business groups today...

Scotsman, 21:23 in Business
 
Nationwide signals it could join bidding battle for RBS branches

Nationwide signals it could join bidding battle for RBS branches

NATIONWIDE, the UK's biggest building society, has given the strongest indication yet that it will bid for the 316 branches being sold by Royal Bank of Scotland. Graham Beale, Nationwide’s chief executive, said the option was on the table to help...

Scotsman, 21:23 in Business
 
FT group chief Rona Fairhead quits

FT group chief Rona Fairhead quits

Rona Fairhead has held several senior roles during her 12-year career at the publisher, including a spell as chief financial officer, but said now was the "natural moment" to move on. She leaves in April, four months after Pearson boss...

Scotsman, 21:23 in Business
 

Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1: Gareth Bale underlines his credentials as Reds suffer more pain in north London

Football: Rarely has a player experienced so many emotions on a single evening. Gareth Bale was creator, goal-scorer — both for and against his team — and villain all wrapped into one as Tottenham edged to victory over a Liverpool side they looked to...

 

Blackburn sham marriage man 'was besotted'

By David Barnes, Court reporter A MAN accused of taking part in a sham marriage has told a jury he had become ‘besotted’ with a Vietnamese woman and thought their relationship was genuine. Jason Procter had not thought that he was being tricked,...

 
Comment: Mutual appreciation may benefit Nationwide

Comment: Mutual appreciation may benefit Nationwide

ROYAL Bank of Scotland's scenic route to selling 316 branches at the behest of Brussels has sometimes resembled a provincial production of Waiting for Godot with the bar shut during the intermission. Spanish-owned Santander UK may have thought it...

Scotsman, 21:23 in Business
 
Standard Life launches £500m ten-year bond

Standard Life launches £500m ten-year bond

STANDARD Life has moved to strengthen its balance sheet by launching a bond issue aimed at raising £500 million. The Edinburgh-based firm said strong market demand and an over-subscribed order book meant it was able to price the subordinated notes...

Scotsman, 21:23 in Business
 


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