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Scotsman
today, 10:30

Wood revenues rise thanks to market rebound

Wood has posted an overall loss in its half-year results, as it reported increased revenues, showing signs of the global rebound in its core oil and gas markets. The Aberdeen-headquartered energy services group...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:30

KPMG fined £3m for flaws in auditing of Ted Baker

KPMG has been fined £3 million by the accountancy watchdog for misconduct in relation to audits of fashion retailer Ted Baker. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said yesterday that it has sanctioned the...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:30

Persimmon builds up interim profits

Housebuilding giant Persimmon brushed aside concerns over the impact of the recent interest-rate hike as it posted a 13 per cent leap in profits and said customer demand remained resilient. The Charles Church group...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:01

Bank warns over AI job losses

Artificial intelligence has the potential to wipe out thousands of UK jobs, the Bank of England’s chief economist has warned. Andy Haldane said the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution will see “the machine...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:56

US trade mission targets Glasgow and Edinburgh as key cities

Business leaders in Scotland will meet with a US business secretary next month to promote transatlantic trade, it was confirmed yesterday. Stefan Pryor, secretary of commerce for the State of Rhode Island, will visit...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:31

Not-for-profit fintech Origo looks to raise profile by joining SFE

A not-for-profit fintech business owned by major financial service firms including Scottish Widows and Aegon has joined industry body Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE). The move by Edinburgh’s Origo, which employs...

 
Labour MP says second Brexit vote could lead to social unrest
Guardian
1 min. ago

Labour MP says second Brexit vote could lead to social unrest

A second referendum on Brexit could lead to social unrest and embolden the extreme right, a member of Labour’s shadow cabinet has said The shadow international trade secretary, Barry Gardiner, said that even though he...

 
William Hague urges Tories to reject plan to change leadership contest rules
Guardian
49 min. ago

William Hague urges Tories to reject plan to change leadership contest rules

The former Conservative leader William Hague has urged his party to reject proposals to give its members more choice in future leadership contests. He said the idea, favoured by supporters of Boris Johnson, could give...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:16

SNP warn Chancellor not to treat North Sea as a ‘cash cow’

The Chancellor has been warned by the SNP not to raise taxes on the oil industry following a recovery in North Sea output. Tax revenues have fallen dramatically in relation to the price of oil as a result of levies on...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:16

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Edinburgh

NOBEL Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is set to lose the freedom of Edinburgh over her failure to condemn the persecution of Rohingya Muslims by her country’s army. The 73-year-old leader of Myanmar – formerly...

 
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Scotsman
today, 08:23

David Mundell urges warring Tory factions to unite around Brexit plan

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has urged warring Tory Brexiteers and Remainers to unite and rally round the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan. The minister, who is the only member of David Cameron’s 2015 Cabinet still...

 
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Scotsman
today, 08:23

Nicola Sturgeon: All political leaders ‘should read fiction’

Nicola Sturgeon has declared it should be compulsory for US president Donald Trump and other major political players to read fiction. Making an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last night, the...

 
Arsène Wenger to get honour from Liberia's George Weah
BBC
13 min. ago

Arsène Wenger to get honour from Liberia's George Weah

Liberian President George Weah is to award his former football coach, Arsène Wenger, his country's highest honour. President Weah, the only African to have been named World Player of the Year, was signed by Wenger in...

 
Spain's 'wolf pack' sex attackers confronted at Seville pool
BBC
13 min. ago

Spain's 'wolf pack' sex attackers confronted at Seville pool

Members of the infamous "wolf pack" group convicted of sexual abuse in Spain have been forced to flee a swimming pool in Seville. The men were present in a group with others when they were angrily confronted...

 
Belfast man launches legal challenge against top Garda appointment
Guardian
today, 10:34

Belfast man launches legal challenge against top Garda appointment

A Belfast man is launching legal proceedings in Dublin to try to stop the deputy chief constable of the Northern Ireland police becoming head of the Garda in Ireland. Lawyers for Ciarán MacAirt are seeking a judicial...

 
Airbnb property owners in France accused of discrimination
Guardian
today, 10:34

Airbnb property owners in France accused of discrimination

Several French holidaymakers with north African names are preparing to file a discrimination complaint with the France’s rights watchdog, claiming they were refused holiday rentals on online booking sites on the basis...

 
Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record
Guardian
today, 09:45

Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred...

 
VMAs: Camila Cabello tweets her past self after MTV award win
BBC
today, 09:35

VMAs: Camila Cabello tweets her past self after MTV award win

Camila Cabello has replied to one of her own tweets from 2012 in which she said she wanted to be at the MTV VMAs - after winning two awards this year. The Havana singer wrote to her past self: "You're not gonna...

 

Sport

 
Usain Bolt: Athletics legend issues message to critics in bid to become pro footballer
Daily Star
3 min. ago

Usain Bolt: Athletics legend issues message to critics in bid to become pro footballer

Bolt wants to get into the sport after retiring from athletics. The world’s fastest man tore up the track during a glittering career that led to eight Olympic gold medals. And he’s now flown to Australia in his latest...

 
Man Utd news: Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant DESTROYS Mino Raiola for Paul Pogba outburst
Daily Star
21 min. ago

Man Utd news: Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant DESTROYS Mino Raiola for Paul Pogba outburst

Raiola took to Twitter to blast Paul Scholes after the Old Trafford icon criticised Pogba’s performance in the 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday. Scholes questioned the World Cup winner’s credentials to captain the...

 
CPS drops all charges against former Hillsborough officer
Guardian
21 min. ago

CPS drops all charges against former Hillsborough officer

The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all criminal charges against Sir Norman Bettison relating to his conduct as a South Yorkshire police officer in the force’s response to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in...

 
Jack Wilshere sends warning to Unai Emery ahead of Arsenal return
Metro
25 min. ago

Jack Wilshere sends warning to Unai Emery ahead of Arsenal return

Jack Wilshere claims he will be out to prove Unai Emery was wrong to end his Arsenal career when he makes an emotional return to the Emirates Stadium with West Ham this weekend. The England international was expected...

 
Hillsborough charges against Sir Norman Bettison dropped
BBC
33 min. ago

Hillsborough charges against Sir Norman Bettison dropped

A former chief inspector accused of trying to blame Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has had all charges against him dropped. Sir Norman Bettison, then of South Yorkshire Police, had faced four counts...

 
Chelsea news: Jamie Carragher predicts which player could cost Blues top-four finish
Daily Star
33 min. ago

Chelsea news: Jamie Carragher predicts which player could cost Blues top-four finish

And Jamie Carragher suggests football’s most expensive ever goalkeeper Kepa may cost the Blues. The Spain international was signed at Stamford Bridge to replace Thibaut Courtois. This summer’s World Cup Golden Glove...

 
 


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