News archive from 31 March 2014

Harrogate karter, 7, called up to race

Harrogate karter, 7, called up to race

A seven-year-old Harrogate karter has been signed up by the UK's most successful karting team. Fusion Motorsport has signed up Harrogate’s super boy kart driver Maxwell Dodds just days before his eighth birthday - the qualifying age for cadet kart...

 
Lesley Riddoch: Beasts turn out to be dinosaurs

Lesley Riddoch: Beasts turn out to be dinosaurs

Top-down approach of Better Together campaign is out of touch with grass roots opinion, writes Lesley Riddoch What is the political buzzword of this quite extraordinary weekend? It could be Molehunt – after shock revelations that a mystery cabinet...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Leaders: No campaign suffers from negative effects

Leaders: No campaign suffers from negative effects

BY ANY measure, the campaign to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom has hit stormy waters. At this stage Better Together had reason to assume it was set fair for a convincing victory. It does not look assured now. Despite the backing of three...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
OFSTED praise for college merger

OFSTED praise for college merger

The recent merger between colleges of further education in Buxton and Leek has been praised as highly successful by OFSTED inspectors. A team of nine inspectors carried out an inspection last month, spending four days at the Buxton and Leek College’s...

 

VIDEO: Monster Mother’s Day Doncaster Racecourse meet

Families were racing to Doncaster today as one of the town's most popular sporting venues welcomed some special visitors to mark Mother's Day. Monsters – as well as horses - lined up at Doncaster Racecourse, as part of a family fun day to keep young...

 
Interview: Louth man Scott Woodthorpe speaks about his Chase victory

Interview: Louth man Scott Woodthorpe speaks about his Chase victory

Following former Louth man Scott Woodthorpe's victory on ITV show "The Chase' on Wednesday (March 26), we spoke with him about his experience on the show and the rare victory that he achieved with his team. Read on for Scott's insights... “As we...

 
 He's brilliant': Nigel Farage reveals the world leader he admires the most - Vladimir Putin

"He's brilliant': Nigel Farage reveals the world leader he admires the most - Vladimir Putin

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has praised Vladimir Putin as the world leader he most admires. The eurosceptic MEP called the Russian president’s handling of the crisis in Syria ‘brilliant’, despite insisting he did not support his foreign policies. His...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
‘Army cuts one hell of a risk’ warns general

‘Army cuts one hell of a risk’ warns general

RESTRUCTURING the army is "one hell of a risk" that will weaken the armed forces, one of Britain's most senior generals has warned. General Sir Richard Shirreff warned that the “jury is out still” on plans to slash numbers in the regular...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Leahy joins Blackcircles.com board to steer flotation plan

Leahy joins Blackcircles.com board to steer flotation plan

SC0TTISH online tyre fitter Blackcircles.com has appointed former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy to its board and is working on new financing plans which could lead to a flotation valuing the company at up to £150 million. Leahy, who is an...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Chinese conglomerate raid on House of Fraser

Chinese conglomerate raid on House of Fraser

A CHINESE conglomerate is reportedly considering a last-ditch bid for House of Fraser as the department store chain prepares for a £450 million flotation. Nanjing-based Sanpower, which has more than 100 businesses in mainland China including shopping...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Housing sector alert for signs of toil and trouble

Housing sector alert for signs of toil and trouble

The housing market will remain in focus this week as figures show how the newly- resurgent mortgage market dealt with February's deluge over southern England. Although the loss of activity in some key areas may have held back lending levels, house...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
People: Company tie is the Merseyside derby

People: Company tie is the Merseyside derby

MIKE Welch, the Liverpudlian who runs Scottish tyre firm Blackcircles, may be in for some lively company meetings now that fellow Scouser Sir Terry Leahy has joined. Welch is a big fan of Liverpool Football Club, while former Tesco chief Leahy...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Lorne Crerar, Harper Macleod

Monday Interview: Lorne Crerar, Harper Macleod

There are several reasons why Lorne Crerar ought to stock up on candles this year. Besides celebrating 25 years in business for Harper Macleod, the law firm he co-founded and chairs, there's the tenth anniversary of the practice's Inverness office and...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Greece passes reform bill, govt majority shrinks to two seats

A total of 152 lawmakers backed the bill, which incorporates into Greek law hundreds of reform measures Athens agreed earlier this month with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund after more than six months of tough negotiations. The...

 
Shaa Wasmund: The boss who likes to box Smarta

Shaa Wasmund: The boss who likes to box Smarta

"Hire a cleaner. Seriously... hire a cleaner." That, apparently, is the top business tip of serial entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund. "Why are you spending time cleaning, and ironing, and all that, when you could be spending that time on your...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 


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