News archive from 8 December 2012, page 13

£120M LOTTO MAN 'WILL KEEP WORKING'

£120M LOTTO MAN 'WILL KEEP WORKING'

The man remained anonymous and his 587.5 million-dollar prize was announced by officials who said he bought 10 dollars' worth of tickets and kept the winning slip in the visor of his car before coming forward. The man opted to take the pre-tax cash...

 
PSY SORRY OVER ANTI-US COMMENTS

PSY SORRY OVER ANTI-US COMMENTS

Park Jae-sang, who performs as PSY, issued a statement on Friday after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the US military presence in South Korea during the early stages of the Iraq war. At a 2004 concert he rapped about...

 

Ghana extends voting to Saturday after technical hitch

The decision was broadly accepted by political parties and voters, who hoped the poll would entrench Ghana's reputation as a bulwark of democracy and progress in a region better known for civil wars, coups and corruption. "People who lined up to...

 
ITALIANS BUY £150M ASTON MARTIN STAKE

ITALIANS BUY £150M ASTON MARTIN STAKE

InvestIndustrial has snapped up a 37.5 per cent holding in the company which is owned by a consortium led by Kuwaiti fund Investment Dar. The Italians beat off competition from Indian motor firm Mahindra and Mahindra in a deal that values the business...

 
GERMANY TO BE BATTERED BY RECESSION

GERMANY TO BE BATTERED BY RECESSION

The Bundesbank said it expects Europe's powerhouse economy to grow by just 0.4 per cent in 2013, compared with its June forecast of 1.6 per cent, but warned that economic activity may fall in the final quarter of 2012 and the first three months of...

 
RESCUE HOPES FADE FOR COMET

RESCUE HOPES FADE FOR COMET

They are among 125 closures already announced by administrator Deloitte, with the remaining 70 stores expected to close by Christmas unless a buyer is found. Comet collapsed into administration last month and although a number of firms have made...

 
SURPRISE US JOBS RISE

SURPRISE US JOBS RISE

The country added a far better than expected 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 per cent, the lowest since December 2008. The Labour Department figures confounded experts, who had predicted much weaker jobs growth due to...

 
TALENT NEEDS ALL OUR HELP

TALENT NEEDS ALL OUR HELP

On the one hand, I'm thinking of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK – 2012. The event, held in partnership with the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, never ceases to amaze and inspire me...

 

Former Evesham United footballer is remembered by messages

HEARTFELT messages full of warm memories of a former Evesham United footballer were tagged onto balloons and released into the heavens by his friends and family. More than 600 people, including numerous former team-mates and representatives of local...

 

Former Evesham United footballer is remembered by messages

HEARTFELT messages full of warm memories of a former Evesham United footballer were tagged onto balloons and released into the heavens by his friends and family. More than 600 people, including numerous former team-mates and representatives of local...

 
WWII atom bomb attack is ‘biggest turning point’

WWII atom bomb attack is ‘biggest turning point’

THE dropping of the first atomic bomb on Japan in the closing stages of the Second World War is the biggest single turning point in modern history, according to a survey. With so many events to choose from in a turbulent century, the survey found that...

Scotsman, 02:30 in Hot News
 

Britain must learn from Germany, says PM

Britain must learn lessons from Germany if it is to plug a skills deficit that threatens the future competitiveness of industry, David Cameron has said. He urged schools, colleges and businesses to take a “more Germanic approach” following in the...

Scotsman, 02:30 in Hot News
 

Prostitute assault – appeal fails

Appeal judges have rejected a man's claim that inadequate interpreting denied him a fair trial on a charge of indecently assaulting a prostitute. Punjabi-speaking Yassar Hassan, 24, was jailed for six years for the attack in Glasgow. The Court of...

Scotsman, 02:30 in Hot News
 

BBC’s Christmas strike averted

The threat of a strike by BBC journalists over Christmas has been averted after a dispute over compulsory redundancies at the Asian Network was resolved. The National Union of Journalists said issues had been resolved with journalists being redeployed...

Scotsman, 02:30 in Hot News
 

Two held after man shot dead in city

Two men have been arrested after the discovery of a body in a block of flats in Edinburgh. Police have named the victim as Dodou Leigh, 30, a Gambian, who lived in the Meadowbank area of the city. The body was discovered in a sixth-floor flat in...

Scotsman, 02:30 in Hot News
 


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