News archive from 10 March 2013, page 12

Poll: Smoking 'no longer glamorous'

Smoking a cigarette is no longer considered "cool or glamorous", a poll suggests. Just 1% of smokers believe they look trendy when lighting up, according to the survey of 2,000 UK smokers. The poll, conducted on behalf of the British Heart...

 
Morrisons chief expected to reveal online sales plan

Morrisons chief expected to reveal online sales plan

MORRISONS chief executive Dalton Philips will come under pressure this week to reveal details of his online plan as the supermarket chain battles against its bigger rivals. Britain’s fourth-biggest grocer drafted in television presenters Ant and Dec...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Business
 

Location Scotland proves to be increasingly popular

NOT many jobs involve finding a white tiger and a deer and then putting them together in the same room. Or tracking down a wolf or a painted sheep, or finding out if it’s acceptable to fire a gun in Princes Street. But it’s all in a day’s work for...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Business
 

Desk Union seeks £100k for UK expansion

AN ONLINE venture that brings together small businesses looking for a place to call home and companies with workspace to spare is in talks to raise finance under plans for a UK-wide rollout. Desk Union – the brainchild of young entrepreneur Victoria...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Business
 

Jeff Salway: Payday lenders have a place. No, really

ASK anyone about payday lenders and they'll tell you about the huge interest rates they charge. That includes the borrowers that take them out, which is why the continued focus on the interest rates is a gift to the payday loans industry. Have you...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Business
 
Scottish independence: Yes vote ‘threat to pensions’

Scottish independence: Yes vote ‘threat to pensions’

SCOTLAND faces a stark choice between higher tax or lower pensions if it votes for independence, a leading financial expert warns today. Days after a leaked report revealed the Scottish Government is reviewing the affordability of a state pension...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Politics
 

Climber dies after summit fall

A climber has died after falling at the summit of a mountain in the Highlands. Glencoe Mountain Rescue team began searching the Bidean Nam Bian peak in Glencoe on Friday after it was reported at around 3.20pm that a man had fallen near the summit....

 
Salmond demands apology over military base review

Salmond demands apology over military base review

ALEX Salmond has despatched an angry tirade to David Cameron demanding the Prime Minister apologise for the UK Government's "deplorable" handling of its military base review. In a furious letter to No 10, which sends relations between London...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Politics
 

Poll: Mother knows best on finances

It is the day to thank the nation's mothers for being loving, caring, tender, considerate - and for being leading financial advisers, according to new research. The old adage "mother knows best" rings true as they are more likely to dish out...

 
Euan McColm: SNP ignore the lessons of Blair’s Third Way at their peril

Euan McColm: SNP ignore the lessons of Blair’s Third Way at their peril

DURING the 2007 Holyrood election campaign, Labour in Scotland had a particularly difficult problem. Or, at least, it thought it did. A decade after Tony Blair had swept the party to power in Westminster, the Prime Minister was preparing to leave...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Politics
 

Poll: Smoking 'no longer glamorous'

Smoking a cigarette is no longer considered "cool or glamorous", a poll suggests. Just 1% of smokers believe they look trendy when lighting up, according to the survey of 2,000 UK smokers. The poll, conducted on behalf of the British Heart...

 
Ronald Bowie: Wrong time to gamble with your pension

Ronald Bowie: Wrong time to gamble with your pension

YOUR first day at work is a big milestone in life. After spending childhood, adolescence and early adulthood working your way through your education, setting off into the big, bad world of work is an intimidating prospect. There is so much to think...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Politics
 

Climber dies after summit fall

A climber has died after falling at the summit of a mountain in the Highlands. Glencoe Mountain Rescue team began searching the Bidean Nam Bian peak in Glencoe on Friday after it was reported at around 3.20pm that a man had fallen near the summit....

 

Poll: Mother knows best on finances

It is the day to thank the nation's mothers for being loving, caring, tender, considerate - and for being leading financial advisers, according to new research. The old adage "mother knows best" rings true as they are more likely to dish out...

 


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