News archive from 31 July 2015

Scotland lags rest of UK as gender pay gap widens

Scotland lags rest of UK as gender pay gap widens

THE gap in pay between men and women in Scotland is widening despite closing elsewhere in the UK, new research has shown. Independent think-tank Fiscal Affairs Scotland found there has been a rise in the difference between male and female salaries...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Nigel Farage accused of hijacking Scots elections

Nigel Farage accused of hijacking Scots elections

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has backed holding the European Union referendum at the same time as the Holyrood election next year. The comments came as Mr Farage hoped to kickstart the No to staying in the EU campaign, calling on those who want a so...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Ian Murray compares Labour crisis to Hearts’ plight

Ian Murray compares Labour crisis to Hearts’ plight

SHADOW Scottish secretary Ian Murray has said that Labour should "draw a real lesson" from Heart of Midlothian FC as he suggested the party's plight was similar to that of the Edinburgh club when it faced near extinction. Mr Murrray said the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

Richard O'Brien returns to Rocky Horror Show for West End run

Richard O’Brien, the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, is returning to the show as its narrator, the first time that he has appeared in the musical in the UK for more than 20 years. Rocky Horror, a musical about an innocent couple, Brad and Janet, who...

 
£120m Cairngorms wind farm plan blown out

£120m Cairngorms wind farm plan blown out

A CONTROVERSIAL £120 million wind farm proposal has been thrown out by the Scottish Government who admitted that it would scar the Cairngorms National Park. The 31-turbine Allt Duine development was to be sited within a designated Wild Land area in...

 
Cameron confronts Malaysian leader over corruption

Cameron confronts Malaysian leader over corruption

PRIME Minister David Cameron has challenged his Malaysian counterpart over corruption allegations which have triggered a political crisis in the country. The Tory leader had a one-on-one meeting with Najib Razak where they spoke about the ­“issues”...

 
Tsipras battles to keep grip on his divided party

Tsipras battles to keep grip on his divided party

GREEK prime minister Alexis Tsipras's power-sharing acrobatics are looking harder to perform by the day. Opposition parties are propping up his left-wing government long enough to negotiate a new bailout and keep the country in the eurozone, while...

 
Cop on murder charge after shooting black motorist

Cop on murder charge after shooting black motorist

A WHITE police officer who shot a black motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front licence plate has been indicted on murder charges in the United States. A prosecutor said officer Ray Tensing had “purposely killed” 43-year-old Samuel...

 
‘Al-Jazeera 3’court verdict put on hold

‘Al-Jazeera 3’court verdict put on hold

A CAIRO court has postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three reporters for the al-Jazeera English television channel until next week. The move came because the judge in the case, Hassan Farid, was ill, judicial officials said. They added that...

 
Man hangs for 1993 Mumbai bombings

Man hangs for 1993 Mumbai bombings

AN Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people - the country's worst terrorist attack - was hanged on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid...

 

Greenpeace activists blocking Shell icebreaker face fines

A federal judge has ordered Greenpeace protesters to pay a $2,500 (£1,600) fine for every hour they block an icebreaker from departing Portland, Oregon. The Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker was heading to the Arctic for drilling and has been in Portland...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Comment: RBS is in the red, but edging out of mire

Comment: RBS is in the red, but edging out of mire

IT WAS more of the same from Royal Bank of Scotland yesterday. The bank has almost patented the curate's egg description in the past few years: good in parts. The under

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales

Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales

Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK - including life sentences for those guilty of people trafficking - have come into force in England and Wales. The Modern Slavery Bill has increased the maximum custodial sentence for offenders...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Thomas Cook counts cost of Tunisia atrocity

Thomas Cook counts cost of Tunisia atrocity

TRAVEL operator Thomas Cook has warned of a £39 million earnings hit from the combined impact of the terrorist atrocity in Tunisia, the Greek debt crisis and the weakening of the euro. The attack, which last month claimed the lives of 38 holidaymakers...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Man Utd legend: Red Devils will cope if David De Gea leaves

The Spaniard is entering the final year of his contract at Old Trafford. The 24-year-old has been continually talked up with a return to his native Madrid, with Real lurking. Though De Gea's departure would be of concern to the fans, Schmeichel...

 


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