News archive from 11 September 2012, page 9

Second McFadden marriage 'is first'

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden considers his new marriage to be effectively his first - and said he had no idea what he was doing when he tied the knot with his ex, Kerry Katona. The Australia's Got Talent judge married Irish model and DJ Vogue...

 

CeeLo working on Christmas album

Just call CeeLo Green music's newest Santa Claus. The 38-year-old singer-rapper is working on a Christmas album that he promises is "the real deal". CeeLo said in a recent interview that the album, CeeLo's Magic Moment, is a "soulful...

 
Glencore sweetens revised offer for Xstrata with role for Davis

Glencore sweetens revised offer for Xstrata with role for Davis

COMMODITIES trader Glencore has insisted that it will not improve the terms of its $36 billion (£22.5bn) all-share approach for Xstrata, but has proposed that the mining giant's chief executive, Mick Davis, could take the helm of the combined group...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 

Huey: No regrets over DJs outburst

Fun Lovin' Criminals star Huey Morgan says he does not regret criticising fellow BBC DJs Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans after he missed out on a radio gong. The 6 Music presenter, 44, also hit out at Lauren Laverne, who DJs on the same station, when he...

 

BBC's The Choir branded misleading

Military Wives star Gareth Malone's new TV series has been branded "misleading" and "mendacious" by a singer featured in one of his choirs. BBC2 series The Choir: Sing While You Work features groups singing in the workplace. Edmund...

 
BP signs £3.5bn deal to sell more Gulf of Mexico assets

BP signs £3.5bn deal to sell more Gulf of Mexico assets

BP IS selling a clutch of assets in the Gulf of Mexico for £3.5 billion to US-based explorer Plains. The deal – which covers five oil and gas fields – will bring BP closer to its target of around £24bn worth of disposals by the end of next year as...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 
Geard chooses Scotland over South Africa return

Geard chooses Scotland over South Africa return

INVESTMENT firm Nucleus Financial has recruited Stuart Geard to replace the managing director who left last month. Geard, who is currently a non-executive director at “wrap” platform Nucleus, was previously the UK finance director of Sanlam, the South...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 

Second McFadden marriage 'is first'

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden considers his new marriage to be effectively his first - and said he had no idea what he was doing when he tied the knot with his ex, Kerry Katona. The Australia's Got Talent judge married Irish model and DJ Vogue...

 

Huey: No regrets over DJs outburst

Fun Lovin' Criminals star Huey Morgan says he does not regret criticising fellow BBC DJs Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans after he missed out on a radio gong. The 6 Music presenter, 44, also hit out at Lauren Laverne, who DJs on the same station, when he...

 
Direct Line could begin flotation process this week

Direct Line could begin flotation process this week

ROYAL Bank of Scotland is believed to be preparing to kick off the flotation of its Direct Line insurance arm within the next few days. The bank, which is 82 per cent owned by the taxpayer, has been eyeing an initial public offering of the business...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 

Building societies could become ‘regional banks’ as sector evolves

BUILDING societies are expected to assume the role of regional banks as they capitalise on their greater reputation among the public and small businesses, according to a report. KPMG’s 22nd annual Building Societies Database said almost half of the...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 

Tories launch policy campaign group

Two Tory big beasts are launching a group campaigning for "radical" policies, amid pressure on David Cameron's leadership. Former frontbenchers David Davis and Liam Fox will unveil Conservative Voice, urging the party to show "serious...

 
Vow to slash health and safety rules is applauded

Vow to slash health and safety rules is applauded

HEALTH and safety rules affecting thousands of businesses are to be swept away as part of a UK government drive to slash red tape and boost growth. From next April premises seen as low risk, such as shops, offices and pubs, will be exempt from health...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 

Policies 'causing long-term damage'

Long-term damage will be done to the UK economy unless the Government changes course on economic policy, the shadow chancellor will warn. The coalition's economic plan has failed, leaving businesses and families "crying out" for an...

 
One less bidder in the running for struggling JJB

One less bidder in the running for struggling JJB

ONE of the favourites to buy JJB Sports has dropped out of the running for the ailing retailer, although advisers handling the sale have received strong interest from a range of potential bidders. Private equity firm Better Capital, founded by venture...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Business
 


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