News archive from 1 October 2012, page 16

Depression sees '10% of staff off'

One in 10 European workers have missed work due to depression, research suggests. Three-fifths of people in Britain (58%) who suffer from depression will take time off work. And the average time each Briton will take off is 41 days, the European...


Jobs market 'better than last year'

The UK jobs market remains significantly healthier than a year ago despite a fall in growth last month, according to research. Job opportunities increased by 11% in September compared with the same month last year, recruitment firm Reed said. Over...


Under–13s unaware of Shakespeare

Almost a third of schoolchildren under 13 do not know who William Shakespeare is, a survey has found. Hundreds of pupils from across the UK took part in a study to discover whether they knew of the playwright. The survey of pupils aged six to 12,...

Scotsman, 01:27 in Hot News

'No gain' from rise in minimum wage

Low-paid workers will suffer a wage cut despite an increase in the national minimum wage, according to union leaders. The TUC said that with RPI inflation running at 2.9%, the 1.8% rise in the statutory hourly rate will lead to a "squeeze"...


PM takes Boris out for a pub lunch

David Cameron has taken Boris Johnson out for a pub lunch in what has been branded a "peace summit" after clashes. The Prime Minister invited the London mayor to Chequers for a “wide-ranging discussion”, but in the end the Prime Minister and...

Scotsman, 01:27 in Hot News

Grim climate warning to Government

The Government has been accused of being "reckless and short-sighted" over green policies, as it was warned there were just 50 months to take action to prevent catastrophic climate change. The heads of organisations from Greenpeace to the...


Olympic success gets Brits on bikes

British cyclists' success in the London Olympics has inspired a huge surge of interest in the sport, according to new research. A poll by Sky and British Cycling found that 52 per cent of people surveyed had been motivated to get on their bikes.

Scotsman, 01:27 in Hot News

Auto-enrolment pension scheme opens

A landmark scheme to automatically place millions of people into workplace pensions is now under way, with many workers saving for their future for less than the cost of a weekly pint of beer. Up to 10 million people are expected to be eventually be...



A spokesman for the private seller said that the Colt Single Action Army revolver went to an anonymous online bidder. The gun is accompanied by a black leather shoulder holster and two binders filled with documentation verifying the revolver's...


Jean Paul Gaultier pops up with next year’s look inspired by stars of 80s

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has unveiled his latest designs for next year's spring and summer season. The work of one of the world’s most recognisable designers is being showcased at Paris Fashion Week. Gaultier mimicked some of the pop...


Scottish independence: Academics examine EU future

Academics are to investigate Scotland's uncertain future in the European Union as part of a new forum drawing together the constitutional expertise of five universities. The Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum (SCFF) launches today with the aim of...

Scotsman, 01:36 in Politics
Euro, oil fall on Spain, growth worries

Euro, oil fall on Spain, growth worries

Several Asian markets are closed for holidays on Monday, including China, Hong Kong and South Korea, keeping activity subdued. Investors will wait on China's official purchasing managers index, expected at 2 a.m. British time, for clues about the...

Reuters, 01:39 in Business

Someone's popular: Katie Price and Michelle Heaton help make-up artist Gary Cockerill celebrate his birthday

He's made a fortune for himself by using his make-up skills to help ensure those in the spotlight always look their best. So it's no surprise that as Gary Cockerill celebrated his birthday many off his celebrity friends were in tow to help him ring in...


Travelling in style: Khloe Kardashian jets off to Miami toting a giant $3,000 designer handbag

She's got the art of stylish travel down to to a tee and this weekend Khloe Kardashian arrived at LAX with an enviable new piece of carry on. The reality TV star proudly toted a new $3000 Celine handbag which she had teamed with an off-the-shoulder...


ZenithOptimedia cuts 2012 ad forecast, cites Europe's woes

Developing markets such as China and Brazil are seen expanding by 8 percent next year, with Internet advertising jumping by 15 percent. "The euro zone as a whole has slipped from stagnation to probable recession (since June); other markets in...

Reuters, 01:39 in Business

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