News archive from 10 March 2014, page 1

We’re all Jock Tamson’s bairns

We’re all Jock Tamson’s bairns

FINDING common interests is way to mediate, says John Sturrock. In 1919, a group of industrialists, financiers and traders founded the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and called themselves “the merchants of peace”. They were determined to...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Week ahead: High street figures in focus

Week ahead: High street figures in focus

The improving view from Britain's high streets should be highlighted this week with sales figures from the British Retail Consortium and updates from a number of chains. Argos parent Home Retail group and pub chain JD Wetherspoon are among those that...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
UK economy to hit pre-recession peak by summer, BCC says

UK economy to hit pre-recession peak by summer, BCC says

The size of the overall UK economy will overtake the peak level it was at before the 2008 financial crisis this summer, a business lobby group says. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) thinks the second quarter, starting in July, will see GDP...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Italian football counts cost of stagnation

Italian football counts cost of stagnation

Twenty years ago AC Milan beat Barcelona 4-0 in a Champions League final in Athens. At the time, Italy's premier football league, Serie A, was in its pomp, with Italian clubs winning the continent's top club trophy six times in a 12-year period....

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Comment: Producers need proper rewards

Comment: Producers need proper rewards

IT WAS the worst of times, it was the best of times ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. Not just A Tale of Two Cities but a tale of two industries as well - and one which was drawn into sharp relief last week. You could...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Channel 4 buys UK rights to the TV adaptation of Fargo

Channel 4 buys UK rights to the TV adaptation of Fargo

Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman onstage at the 2014 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. Photograph: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Channel 4 has bought the UK rights to the TV adaptation of the Coen brothers' film...

 
Reading between lines on labelling

Reading between lines on labelling

A NEW EU directive on food labelling has led to a state of confusion in the supply chain and Scotland needs clarity, says George Frier. THE pledge last month from the Scottish Government’s food minister Richard Lochhead to forge a new partnership...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
FEATURE: £4m of road improvements for Harrogate

FEATURE: £4m of road improvements for Harrogate

Major work worth £4m is to be carried out across Harrogate district in coming weeks in a bid to reduce congestion and enhance the sustainability of the transport network. £1.2m of road resurfacing work has been brought forward as the district prepares...

 

Mexico kills drug kingpin reported dead years ago - official

But his body was never recovered and he was widely believed to still be alive. The government will confirm his death in a news conference later on Sunday, the official said, insisting on anonymity. The death of Moreno, who was known as "El Mas...

 
Andy Murray keeps quiet on independence

Andy Murray keeps quiet on independence

ANDY Murray will not make his views on Scottish independence known because he does not want a repeat of the furore that followed his comments about the England football team. Murray joked in an interview ahead of the 2006 football World Cup that he...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Reactor leak rose radioactive emissions tenfold

Reactor leak rose radioactive emissions tenfold

A LEAK at a test nuclear reactor in Caithness that the Defence Secretary last week claimed had caused no environmental pollution led to a tenfold rise in radioactive gas emissions, official figures reveal. The figures from the Scottish Environment...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
More powers for Scottish Parliament are inevitable

More powers for Scottish Parliament are inevitable

THE leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has said more powers for Holyrood are "inevitable", ahead of the publication of the party's updated plans for further devolution. Willie Rennie said there had been a “major shift of gravity”...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Brian Monteith: Giving up Britishness

Brian Monteith: Giving up Britishness

ARTISTS in all disciplines, and the rest of us, will lose out by being only Scottish, writes Brian Monteith Tomorrow sees the return to Edinburgh of a terrific export from Scotland, as the Traverse brings us The Confessions of Gordon Brown, written by...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Sterilise farm salmon, say experts

Sterilise farm salmon, say experts

FARMED salmon should be sterilised to prevent them breeding with wild fish and introducing genetic weaknesses that will hamper their survival, experts have urged. New research shows that while salmon reared in captivity to be eaten are genetically...

 

Back to where it all began! Michelle Keegan displays her toned and tanned pins in a cute tribal-print...

They met on a new year's holiday to Dubai back in December 2011, before getting engaged in the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot in September 2012. So it was only right that Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's choice of destination for a spot of spring...

 


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