News archive from 5 July 2014, page 4

What time does the Tour de France leave Leeds?

What time does the Tour de France leave Leeds?

The Tour de France returns to Britain this year after two British winners in the past two years, and interest is sky-high in the event. The Grand Depart sees three stages in the UK, with the world's most famous cycle race beginning in Yorkshire...

 
Write stuff: Friend & Foe: A Huw Cullan Mystery

Write stuff: Friend & Foe: A Huw Cullan Mystery

Let yourself be transported back in time to St Andrews in 1583, the setting for Fife-based author Shirley McKay's latest historical crime novel in her highly engaging Huw Cullen series TO THOSE who watched, the house appeared asleep. But though the...

 
Personal finance: Supercharge your pension pot

Personal finance: Supercharge your pension pot

1USE YOUR ALLOWANCE
The amount you can put away into your pension each year with full tax relief has recently been reduced by 20 per cent, from £50,000 to £40,000. However, any personal contributions cannot exceed your annual income. If you...

 
Audi’s A3 e-tron makes financial sense

Audi’s A3 e-tron makes financial sense

And make no mistake, it certainly won't be Audi's last. The A3 e-tron is the first in a line of alternatively fuelled Audis that will encompass hybrids and all-electric models. In the pipeline are e-tron hybrid versions of the new Q7 off-roader and a...

 
Ultimo wins concessions in House of Fraser deal

Ultimo wins concessions in House of Fraser deal

Lingerie brand Ultimo has unveiled plans for a tie-up with department store group House of Fraser that will see its first concessions open next month. The company’s products, including swimwear, will initially be stocked at concession outlets in...

Scotsman, 01:49 in Business
 
Overseas predators circle Aveva

Overseas predators circle Aveva

Aveva, up 20p to 2131p, was described by broker SocGen as an attractive acquisition candidate for German group Siemens and US firm GE to expand the “software component of their offerings”. French software rival Dassault Systemes was also talked up as...

 
Tour De France Fever Takes Hold In Yorkshire

Tour De France Fever Takes Hold In Yorkshire

Two million people are expected to line the opening stages of the 101st Tour de France in Yorkshire this weekend. The race begins in Leeds this morning when 198 riders in 22 teams will get a royal send-off from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and...

 

Shots fired as Liberia police quell ArcelorMittal mine protest

One demonstrator, who declined to be named, said ArcelorMittal had not fulfilled the terms of its concession agreement with the Liberian government. The person added that the company had not compensated local people for crops, nor had it paid wages or...

 
Brian Ferguson: HMS Queen Elizabeth

Brian Ferguson: HMS Queen Elizabeth

BENEATH the hulking bow of the largest warship ever built in the United Kingdom, the military band of the Royal Marines played Rule Britannia in front of Her Majesty the Queen. The notes rang across Rosyth Dockyard after the Queen christened the...

Scotsman, 02:12 in Politics
 
Flying a kite for Britain at Rio Olympics in 2016

Flying a kite for Britain at Rio Olympics in 2016

Yet it is not the World Cup holding its attention but that other sporting carnival the 2016 Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro. BSI, the world's first national standards body formed in 1901, is working with Rio's organising committee to...

 
Fifa VP's Son In World Cup Ticket Scandal

Fifa VP's Son In World Cup Ticket Scandal

The son of Fifa vice president Julio Grondona has become embroiled in a scandal implicating officials from the football governing body in the illegal re-sale of World Cup tickets. Tickets reported to be in Humberto Grondona's name were among hundreds...

 
Tipping Point: Lucky Stars - Celebrities Carol Vorderman and Joe Swash join Ben Shephard on Saturday game show

Tipping Point: Lucky Stars - Celebrities Carol Vorderman and Joe Swash join Ben Shephard on Saturday game show

To state the blindingly obvious, Ben Shephard is one of the most likeable men on the box - his presenting career, varied as it is, speaks for itself. If he's not bringing us the Goals On Sunday, or discussing the world news and celebrity gossip of a...

 

Frozen testicle tissue produces mice offspring

“A sample of frozen testicle has been used to produce live offspring in experiments on mice,” BBC News reports.  While this may seem like a strange study to conduct, the aim is to preserve the fertility of boys affected by childhood cancers such as...

 
Treasury: Yes vote will leave Scots with £440 debt

Treasury: Yes vote will leave Scots with £440 debt

SNP plans to borrow billions to rescue Scotland from austerity after a Yes vote have been attacked by the Treasury which has warned it will represent an additional £440 of debt for every Scot. The calculation prepared by Whitehall civil servants is...

Scotsman, 02:28 in Politics
 
Made in Scotland: The HMS Queen Elizabeth

Made in Scotland: The HMS Queen Elizabeth

BENEATH the hulking bow of the largest warship ever built in the United Kingdom, the military band of the Royal Marines played Rule Britannia in front of Her Majesty the Queen. The notes rang across Rosyth Dockyard after the Queen christened the...

Scotsman, 02:28 in Politics
 


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