News archive from 29 November 2014

Edinburgh set for “Democracy Trail” attraction

Edinburgh set for “Democracy Trail” attraction

CENTURIES of political intrigue, debate, conflict and turmoil in Scotland's capital are to be brought to life for the city's

 
Concern for future of QE2 as hotel plan delayed

Concern for future of QE2 as hotel plan delayed

FEARS have been raised about the fate of the QE2, the most

 
The write stuff: Troubled Waters

The write stuff: Troubled Waters

ON A bleak winter's night in Leith, a troubled young woman breaks free from the man she is with and meets another in the ominous opening chapter of the latest novel by Gillian Galbraith. An accident, that’s what it had been, just a horrible accident....

 
Jeff Salway: Spiralling childcare costs slammed

Jeff Salway: Spiralling childcare costs slammed

FAMILIES driven into poverty and parents forced to turn down jobs, writes Jeff Salway. Calls are growing for radical action from both Holyrood and Westminster to tackle the spiralling childcare costs driving Scottish families into poverty. A report...

 
Islamists kill 120 in Nigerian mosque bombing

Islamists kill 120 in Nigerian mosque bombing

AT least 120 people were killed and 270 injured in a co-ordinated triple bomb attack on a mosque in Nigeria yesterday. Relief agencies warned the number of dead and injured could rise after the blasts, thought to be the work of Islamist Boko Haram...

 
Australia out in cold over climate change action

Australia out in cold over climate change action

AUSTRALIAN prime minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated on climate change as the US China and other nations signal new

 
Somali gang given 40 years for girl sexploitation

Somali gang given 40 years for girl sexploitation

SEVEN Somali men who were part of an inner-city sex ring involving the abuse, rape and prostituting of British girls have been jailed for more than 40 years. Victims aged 13 to 17 were preyed upon, sexually abused and trafficked across Bristol to be...

 
Ofgem sets out plans for investment worth £17bn

Ofgem sets out plans for investment worth £17bn

REGULATOR Ofgem yesterday laid out plans for Britain's energy suppliers to invest £17 billion in renewing and maintaining electricity networks and connecting its small-scale regeneration. The decision will see five out of the six companies that run...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Union attacks loss of 166 jobs at United Biscuits

Union attacks loss of 166 jobs at United Biscuits

A GLASGOW biscuit factory that employs about 680 people has announced plans to slash its workforce by almost a quarter. United Biscuits said 202 jobs are at risk from a restructuring at the McVitie’s factory in Tollcross, although some workers will be...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Scottish hotels driven to top of UK league

Scottish hotels driven to top of UK league

SCOTLAND'S hotel sector continued its strong run in August with occupancy and revenues significantly ahead of the rest of the UK. Glasgow clocked up the biggest increase in revenues, driven by demand from the Commonwealth Games. Average revenues in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Mortgage bonanza as lenders chase Christmas bonus

Mortgage bonanza as lenders chase Christmas bonus

MORTGAGE lenders have trimmed more of their rates to rock bottom lows as the battle for homeowners' business hots up in the run-up to Christmas. On Monday, HSBC will launch its lowest ever five-year fixed-rate mortgage at 2.48 per cent for borrowers...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Smith Commission impact on business

Comment: Smith Commission impact on business

WHAT do the Smith Commission proposals mean for business? With income tax devolved, the crucial change is that public spending will be contingent on the buoyancy of the local economy. That should focus the attention of the politicians. You may have...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
McLaughlin set to ditch Barr Construction brand

McLaughlin set to ditch Barr Construction brand

THE BARR Construction brand is set to disappear, seven years after the Paisley-based firm was taken over by McLaughlin & Harvey. The Northern Irish group said combining the businesses as a single trading entity would bring “real potential to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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