News archive from 30 January 2014

Penguins dying due to new weather patterns

Penguins dying due to new weather patterns

Penguins are being killed by heavy rainstorms and heatwaves linked to climate change, research has revealed. Not only are dwindling food stocks causing young chicks to die from starvation, but changing weather patterns are directly affecting survival...

 

West Ham play '19th century football', we'd have needed a drill to break them down.... Chelsea boss...

86 View comments Read Matt Barlow's match report from Stamford Bridge Jose Mourinho launched a furious tirade at fourth official Mike Jones as Chelsea lost ground in the Barclays Premier League title race. The Chelsea manager lost his temper after...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
How horsemeat-style scandal ‘could engulf seafood’

How horsemeat-style scandal ‘could engulf seafood’

A LACK of transparency over seafood in UK supermarkets could lead to a "horsemeat scandal" in the industry, environmentalists have warned. Experts from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) fear consumers are being kept in the dark over the...

 
Break down the barriers to university

Break down the barriers to university

Everyone who could potentially benefit from higher education should have the chance to do so, says Alastair Sim THESE comments made by people of all ages and backgrounds describe the additional support they received from a university to help them go...

 
Scotland’s international export boom

Scotland’s international export boom

SCOTLAND'S international exports increased by £1.4 billion to £26bn in 2012, new figures on national trade showed. There was a 7.9 per cent surge in manufacturing exports and a 5.6 per cent rise in service sector exports, according to Scottish...

 
Lockerbie: Libya deal could see new prosecutions

Lockerbie: Libya deal could see new prosecutions

A DEAL signed by the Lord Advocate during a two-day visit to Libya has raised hopes more people will face justice for the Lockerbie bombing. Frank Mulholland QC, who returned from the talks on Tuesday, described the meetings as “extremely positive”....

 
Rape victims may invite attack - Indian politician

Rape victims may invite attack - Indian politician

An INDIAN female politician and activist has said rape victims may have invited attacks by their clothes and behaviour - once again fuelling the national debate over a series of incidents of sexual violence against women. Asha Mirje, a Nationalist...

 
Egypt: Mubarak supporter Saif sides with Sisi

Egypt: Mubarak supporter Saif sides with Sisi

When an uprising toppled Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak, men such as Ahmed Saif who helped run his vast patronage network melted away. But three years later, Mr Saif and other former members of Mubarak’s party are back in action in the populous...

 
Gay daughter begs tycoon father to accept her
 
Obama aims to secure legacy in ‘year of action’

Obama aims to secure legacy in ‘year of action’

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has promised a "year of action" in his annual State of the Union address, saying he will bypass Congress to tackle economic inequality. Mr Obama said that, faced with gridlock on Capitol Hill, he would turn to other...

 
Violence as Syria talks’ first phase nears end

Violence as Syria talks’ first phase nears end

UN MEDIATOR Lakhdar Brahimi says the first phase of the Syria peace talks in Geneva will end tomorrow as scheduled, and that the gap between the government and opposition is still "quite large". Speaking to reporters last night, Mr Brahimi...

 
ITV lifts curtain on Sky drama channel

ITV lifts curtain on Sky drama channel

Commercial broadcaster ITV is to launch a new pay channel, dedicated to British drama, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on advertising revenues. Buoyed by the success of hit shows including Broadchurch and Downton Abbey, the group will make ITV...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Signs of ‘bounce-back’ in 2013 farm incomes

Signs of ‘bounce-back’ in 2013 farm incomes

Despite a sharp drop in farm incomes in Scotland in 2012 being confirmed in the publication of the official total income from farming (TIFF) figures yesterday, early estimates indicated that the industry bounced back in 2013. The near-final figures...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Fresh profit alert sends Mulberry shares tumbling

Fresh profit alert sends Mulberry shares tumbling

Luxury goods group Mulberry saw its share price hammered yesterday as it fell prey to heavy discounting in Britain and weak demand in parts of Asia. The maker of £1,000-plus Bayswater and Alexa handbags issued its third profit warning in 18 months and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Justin King leaves impressive legacy

Comment: Justin King leaves impressive legacy

JUSTIN King leaves Sainsbury's on a high note. The supermarket major had drifted in the nineties, quailing before the all-terrain food retailing vehicle that was Tesco under Sir Terry Leahy. Sir Peter Davis, formerly of insurance company Prudential,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 


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