News archive from 4 May 2012, page 9

THE WHITE LIONESS

THE WHITE LIONESS

Inspector Kurt Wallander is leading the international case but time is not on his side and he must find the terrorists responsible before they strike. Split between Sweden and South Africa the story is unpredictable and intense. THE WHITE LIONESS 5/5...

 

SeaEnergy on the trail of acquisition targets

ENERGY services firm SeaEnergy is on the hunt for takeover targets, its chairman said yesterday, as it sits on a £22 million war chest following last year's £50m sale of its renewables arm to Spanish oil giant Repsol. The Aberdeen-based outfit, which...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Morrisons’ sales slide but it refuses to ‘chase market share’

Morrisons’ sales slide but it refuses to ‘chase market share’

MORRISONS refused to pursue market share "at any cost" yesterday as it announced its first drop in like-for-like sales for eight years. Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket chain, which is facing tough competition in the form of price...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
ROCKET RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'S FEAR OF FIZZLING OUT

ROCKET RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'S FEAR OF FIZZLING OUT

The Rocket, in scintillating form at the Betfred.com World Championship, has been trying to limit his playing since being diagnosed with glandular fever. O'Sullivan, 36, playing Matthew Stevens in a Crucible semi-final, said: “Since I was ill I tried...

 
THE LOVERS OF POUND HILL

THE LOVERS OF POUND HILL

It's the most notorious resident of the village but with her non-country ways Molly is fast becoming the most popular topic of conversation. As she pursues the gnome's secret the lives and loves of locals alter and Molly's heart will not remain...

 
JACKSON IS MAKING AMENDS

JACKSON IS MAKING AMENDS

This made GB look more like medal prospects, having been late going on to the pitch for the second half in the 3-1 defeat by Germany. Rob Moore opened the scoring in the fourth minute, followed by Simon Mantell, and then Ashley Jackson hit two in two...

 
THE DEAD SEASON

THE DEAD SEASON

Readers may feel that the sweltering heat of Florence offers a refreshing change from the frigid temperatures of the current Scandinavian wave. The unrelenting August sun is beating down on the streets of Florence, leaving them deserted as the...

 
Asia’s thirst for Diageo whisky offsets European sales dip

Asia’s thirst for Diageo whisky offsets European sales dip

DRINKS giant Diageo yesterday served up double-digit sales growth in emerging markets during the first quarter of the year, with its business in Asia driven by a continuing thirst for premium whisky. Scotland’s largest Scotch distiller said the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Bitter sweet: Thorntons sales dip as 11 branches close

Bitter sweet: Thorntons sales dip as 11 branches close

Thorntons yesterday said it enjoyed a successful Easter trading period but the effect of its store closure programme contributed to a 2.7 per cent decline in sales to £62.4 million during the third quarter. The chocolate retailer, which closed 11...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

O'Sullivan edges forgettable session

Ronnie O'Sullivan has not seemed like a man in need of a helping hand as he pursues a fourth Betfred.com World Championship title but he benefited from the sportsmanship of Matthew Stevens. Stevens called a costly foul on himself - one which referee...

People, 00:11 in Sport
 
Weetabix adds strength to Chinese appetite for iconic British brands

Weetabix adds strength to Chinese appetite for iconic British brands

WEETABIX has become the latest British brand to be bought by Chinese investors as the world's second biggest economy flexes its financial muscles. State-backed Shanghai firm Bright Food will take a 60 per cent share of the Weetabix Food Company,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS- 04/05/12

GREYHOUND RACING RESULTS- 04/05/12

HOVE FANCIES 11.11 Coonough Byway (6-4-2) 11.28 Soft Chic (1-2-5) 11.42 Coincidence (3-1-2) 11.57 Milltown Babe (1-5-6) 12.12 Swift Messi (1-3-6) 12.27 Fabulous Flight (6-2-4) 12.42 Aero Eclipse (5-3-1) 12.58 Mistaken Eye Dee (3-6-1) 1.12 Pigeon Wood...

 
THE RED HOUSE

THE RED HOUSE

The novel is built around a family reunion. With their mother having died, high-powered medic Richard invites lower-achieving sister Angela to spend a week with him, his new wife Louisa and stepdaughter Melissa in a cottage in the Welsh borders. Along...

 

Exports are food and drink to farmers

agriculture is the driving engine behind Scotland's increasing production of food and drink, it was claimed this week. And, after making the claim, the chairman and the chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, the independent promotional...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
BRONZED HANNAH ENGLAND WANTS TO TURN HER SILVER TO GOLD

BRONZED HANNAH ENGLAND WANTS TO TURN HER SILVER TO GOLD

Animated, bright and pretty, England is a sponsors' dream in an Olympic year, which is one of the reasons she is sitting in a south London warehouse being made up for a photoshoot as an ambassador for Garnier Ambre Solaire. The other reason is she can...

 


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