News archive from 3 June 2015, page 1

Record fall in fresh food prices drives retail deflation

Prices in British shops have moved into their third year of decline as a result of widespread supermarket discounting and cheaper fresh food , according to new industry figures. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said shop prices in May were down...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Malaysia Airlines: Boys win damages over father’s death

Malaysia Airlines: Boys win damages over father’s death

TWO Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the airliner that vanished in March last year secured an out-of-court settlement in the tragedy's first legal case against Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and the government. On behalf of Jee Jing Hang’s two...

 
Greece’s plan for deal to unlock more rescue loans

Greece’s plan for deal to unlock more rescue loans

Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its creditors as Athens seeks a deal that will unlock desperately needed rescue money. Prime minister Alexis Tspiras said the ball was now in Europe’s court to prevent the potential breakup of the...

 
Hundreds feared trapped as Chinese ship capsizes

Hundreds feared trapped as Chinese ship capsizes

AS THE Eastern Star cruise ship listed heavily amid pounding rain on the Yangtze River, tour guide Zhang Hui told a colleague: "Looks like we are in trouble." The vessel capsized in a storm on Monday night with 458 people aboard, prompting a...

 
Leaders: No platitudes just genuine praise for Kennedy

Leaders: No platitudes just genuine praise for Kennedy

POLITICIANS of all parties always unite in tribute following the death of a colleague. With the tragic passing of Charles Kennedy at the age of 55, there is a significant difference: on this occasion, the well-chosen words all sound sincere and...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Teachers vote on exams boycott over spiralling workload

Teachers vote on exams boycott over spiralling workload

Scotland's teachers are to vote on calls for boycott of the national exams system amid growing concerns over spiralling workloads. A series of motions at the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) annual meeting this weekend calls for industrial...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 

The naked chef? Chimpanzees can 'cook' and prefer cooked food – study

They may lack the secret of man’s red fire, but chimpanzees possess most of the intellectual abilities required for cooking, according to scientists. A study found that chimpanzees prefer the taste of cooked food, can defer gratification while waiting...

 

Altruism needs a better explanation than current evolutionary theory

Tom Stoppard and David Sloan Wilson both assume that “explaining altruism” means fitting it somehow into the highly individualistic pattern that is used by current evolutionary theorists (The hard problem, Review, 23 May). But motivation is far too...

 
Police searching for missing Mansfield teen Amber Peat say discovery of a body is not suspicious

Police searching for missing Mansfield teen Amber Peat say discovery of a body is "not suspicious"

Police searching for a missing Mansfield teenager say the discovery of a body is not being treated as suspicious. Amber Peat, 13, has not been seen since she left her home in Bosworth Street at 5.30pm on Saturday. After today intensifying their hunt...

 
A third of 'underperforming' bosses given bonuses - CMI

A third of 'underperforming' bosses given bonuses - CMI

UK managers are getting pay bonuses despite being "underperformers", a new report suggests. The research into the pay of 70,000 managers concluded that a third of those given bonuses were rated as "not meeting expectations." The...

BBC, 00:10 in World News
 

Ora, Harris win Glamour awards

Former flames Rita Ora and Calvin Harris have been named winners at this year's Glamour awards. DJ Harris - now said to be dating Taylor Swift - was presented with the Man of the Year gong by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. DJ Calvin Harris won the...

 
Holyrood to consider organ donation opt-out law

Holyrood to consider organ donation opt-out law

LEGISLATION to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation in Scotland could be considered as early as next year. Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart presented her Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs) Scotland Bill to Holyrood...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 
Britain to exceed government target for 15 new banks in next 5 years

Britain to exceed government target for 15 new banks in next 5 years

"We expect that to be achieved. We expect that to be exceeded," Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, told a financial conference. In the past two years, 14 new banks have been authorised and a further 20 are...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 
Chris Stewart Group makes £5.1m George Square bid

Chris Stewart Group makes £5.1m George Square bid

The Edinburgh property developer behind an award-winning regeneration project in the city's Old Town is to make its first move into Glasgow. Chris Stewart Group, which is also working on a £20 million revamp of a derelict site at the top of Leith...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Comment: We are looking through a small M&A window

Comment: We are looking through a small M&A window

THERE was a marked drying up of merger and acquisitions involving UK businesses in the first quarter of this year, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. It has been remarked on before that, ironing out inevitable...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 


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