News archive from 9 October 2015

Sam Allardyce to open talks with Sunderland over manager’s job

Sunderland are cautiously optimistic they will be in a position to announce Sam Allardyce as their manager early next week after the 60-year-old agreed to open talks with Ellis Short, the club’s owner. Allardyce had always been Short’s preferred...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
Cost of NHS 24 IT system spirals by £41 million

Cost of NHS 24 IT system spirals by £41 million

THREE health boards have come under fire after the public spending watchdog found one had racked up a £41 million overspend on a new IT system while another has received emergency cash loans for the past three years. The findings by Audit Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health

Cafu reveals he would have liked to have played for Manchester United

Brazilian legend Cafu says he would have loved to have played for Manchester United at some point in his career. The legendary right-back retired in 2008 with two World Cups to his name, including a number of a domestic and European titles. His career...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport

Landlords profit most from east of England properties, survey shows

Rising house prices and rents have given landlords in the east of England the best returns from property outside London, according to a new survey. Towns in Essex and Hertfordshire have dominated a list of those providing the highest combination of...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business

Homebuyers pay less than renters in a third of UK towns and cities

Buying a home is cheaper than renting the same property in a third of Britain’s towns and cities – all of them outside the south of England – according to new figures. Property website Zoopla said servicing a 90% mortgage on a typical two-bedroom home...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business

Is BT's Openreach open enough? It's a good question

You’re now too late to lobby Ofcom on the troubled question of whether BT should be forced to say goodbye to Openreach, the bit that owns and manages the copper and fibre network. The deadline for submissions passed on Thursday night, and the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business

Bank of England to probe George Osborne's new bank tax

George Osborne’s new tax on banks is facing fresh scrutiny from the Bank of England after MPs urged Threadneedle Street to consider the implications for competition in the sector. Banks such as Metro and Secure Trust – which are trying to take on the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
Stuart Goodall: We must be able to see wood for trees

Stuart Goodall: We must be able to see wood for trees

While Scotland has a major role in the UK forestry sector, it is dependant on working with its neighbours says Stuart Goodall Against a backdrop of constant debate about further powers for the Holyrood Parliament, full devolution of forestry policy...

How to keep Scotland's mountains beautiful

How to keep Scotland's mountains beautiful

Protecting the landscape takes time, effort and cash, says Rebecca Amiel Scotland’s landscapes have inspired us for centuries, so when we were looking to highlight our mountain conservation work through our Protect Landscapes campaign, we decided, to...


Anonymise CVs to get more British Muslims in top jobs, says thinktank

The government should address the under-representation of British Muslims in top professions by passing legislation to make job applications anonymous, a thinktank has said. Only 16% of British Muslims are in senior roles, fewer people than any other...

In pictures: Scotland's spectacular Northern Lights

In pictures: Scotland's spectacular Northern Lights

THE night skies over Scotland were transformed into a theatre of colour on Wednesday evening thanks to one of the most striking displays of the Northern Lights in recent years. From St Kilda to Whithorn, skygazers across the country captured images of...


Manchester City scout Danish wonderkid Pione Sisto ahead of possible transfer - report

Manchester City are among three Premier League clubs monitoring the progress of highly-rated Danish youngster Pione Sisto, according to reports. The 20-year-old was watched by scouts in a recent Europa League game for his club FC Midtjylland, and has...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport

Contemporary London becomes a hotbed of spies in new BBC2 drama

Forget George Smiley’s cold war machinations and Spectre’s big budget thrills, the BBC’s newest spy drama is less Tinker, Tailor and more Gone Girl – a domestic chiller set in a paranoid world where no one is quite as they seem. London Spy, which...


£10,000 extra a year - the reward of a degree from a top university

The financial rewards of getting a degree from an elite university are revealed today in a report which estimates that an Oxbridge graduate will earn an average £10,000 more every year of their lives than a graduate of a non-Russell Group university....

Guardian, 00:13 in Learning
Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay: No Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani but visitors claim first ever win in La Paz

Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay: No Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani but visitors claim first ever win in La Paz

Uruguay made light of missing suspended strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to secure their first ever away win over Bolivia in La Paz with a 2-0 scoreline to open their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday. It was Uruguay's first...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport

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