News archive from 31 July 2014

Belly fat clearest sign of diabetes risk

Belly fat clearest sign of diabetes risk

An overweight woman. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Men who measure more than 102cm (40 inches) around the middle – and not below the belly – are five times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than men with a smaller waist, while women who...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Banker bonuses plan ‘could drive talent overseas’

Banker bonuses plan ‘could drive talent overseas’

Bankers could be forced to hand over bonuses dating back up to seven years if they break rules set to be introduced by the Bank of England, leading to concerns in the sector that UK firms could lose high-fliers to overseas rivals. In an effort to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Banking’s new code | health and safety

Comment: Banking’s new code | health and safety

IT HAS been a big week for cracking down on misbehaviour in the banking industry. First came a plan to introduce a bankers' oath; yesterday we got the regulators' proposals to improve responsibility and accountability. Apart from demanding their...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
ITV signals plan to boost dividend as profits climb

ITV signals plan to boost dividend as profits climb

The football World Cup gave broadcaster ITV a kick that helped it post double-digit 
profit growth across all its 
business areas during the first half of the year. Overall adjusted pre-tax profits came in at £312 million, up 16...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Left stages WWI Remembrance of the working man

Left stages WWI Remembrance of the working man

A SIX-HOUR vigil for the one million Commonwealth soldiers who died during the First World War is to be held tomorrow by a left-wing think-tank as an alternative to the official commemoration events. Members of the Jimmy Reid Foundation, who believe...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
GP tells MSPs he signed up for assisted suicide

GP tells MSPs he signed up for assisted suicide

A GP has revealed he and his wife have made arrangements with lawyers to take their own lives under proposed assisted suicide laws if they become terminally ill. Dr David Stevenson told MSPs he would take such a course if his life became a “daily...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Tom Peterkin: War shouldn’t be used for political points

Tom Peterkin: War shouldn’t be used for political points

There is no let up in this summer of events, occasions and anniversaries. After the excitement and fun of the Commonwealth Games, thoughts in Scotland will turn to more sombre matters. Monday sees the Commonwealth Games move over for a...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: Watch out for a MacMinsky Moment

Bill Jamieson: Watch out for a MacMinsky Moment

Market complacency over outcome of 18 September poll brings to mind a recent "black swan' crisis, warns Bill Jamieson At public meetings across Scotland, and on television and social media, the independence referendum battle has been raging for...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Robot 'learns to keep going with broken leg'

Robot 'learns to keep going with broken leg'

Engineers have taken a step towards having machines that can operate when damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg. Using "intelligent trial and error", their six-legged robot learned how to walk...

 
Air conditioning woe at Sheffield hospital

Air conditioning woe at Sheffield hospital

Patients and staff endured "stifling' conditions on some of the hottest days of the year when the air conditioning broke on a Sheffield hospital ward. People staying on neurosurgery ward N2 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital had a three-day wait...

 
Sheffield primary needs to improve

Sheffield primary needs to improve

Problems have been found by inspectors at a Sheffield primary school which has been told it needs to improve. St Mary’s Church of England Primary at Walkley has made progress since its last check up, when it was rated inadequate. But the pupils’...

 
New Cleveland Police HQ given go-ahead

New Cleveland Police HQ given go-ahead

CLEVELAND Police are set to move into new headquarters with the creation of a Community Safety Hub. The proposals to replace the ageing 1970s police HQ in Ladgate Lane Middlesbrough have been given the green light by the region’s Police and Crime...

 
Sunderland target Lazio defender as Man United agree £47m fee for Juventus ace

Sunderland target Lazio defender as Man United agree £47m fee for Juventus ace

THE start of the Premier League season is now just over two weeks away, and managers are adding the finishing touches to their squads. That has led to an increase in transfer speculation in recent weeks, and there have been plenty of fresh stories in...

 
'We can be in the top four': Martinez hails Lukaku's record-breaking switch to Everton

'We can be in the top four': Martinez hails Lukaku's record-breaking switch to Everton

The striker yesterday put pen to paper on a five-year deal to seal his move from Chelsea. And Toffees manager Roberto Martinez hailed the arrival of the Belgian as landmark day for the Merseyside club. Martinez said: “This signing is not just...

 
Greg Rutherford leaps to defence

Greg Rutherford leaps to defence

Rutherford gave England their first athletics gold of the Games at a packed Hampden Park two years after his triumph in London. “A lot of people had written me off and thought I was a one-hit wonder,” said Rutherford after his victorious leap of...

 


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