News archive from 12 November 2012, page 7

Sponsored by Beer-swilling bear Wojtek’s Second World War heroics set for Hollywood

Sponsored by Beer-swilling bear Wojtek’s Second World War heroics set for Hollywood

A BEAR renowned for helping in some of the most significant battles of the Second World War is to have a Hollywood film made about him. Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear who drank two bottles of beer a day, fought alongside Polish soldiers during the war...

 
Lord Patten pledges ‘radical overhaul’ at top of BBC

Lord Patten pledges ‘radical overhaul’ at top of BBC

A RADICAL structural overhaul of the BBC is needed following the resignation of director-general George Entwistle over the botched Newsnight child abuse investigation, Lord Patten has declared. Pledging to remain as chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord...

 
Stop the BBC job cuts or standards will keep falling, says union

Stop the BBC job cuts or standards will keep falling, says union

UNION leaders have raised fears of a further and major decline in standards at BBC Scotland unless a drastic programme of cuts is put on hold in the wake of the Newsnight scandal. The National Union of Journalists is calling for a rethink on plans to...

 
Bloodletting set to go on at BBC as Lord Patten says he won’t quit

Bloodletting set to go on at BBC as Lord Patten says he won’t quit

THE BBC was last night braced for further bloodletting, as recriminations flew within the Corporation over the resignation of director-general George Entwistle. Following talks last night with the BBC Trust, acting director-general Tim Davie will...

 
Sponsored by Gardens: Drummond Castle

Sponsored by Gardens: Drummond Castle

VISIT Drummond Castle for the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland - despite its gory history There is a bloodthirsty side to the history of the Drummond family, but there is a romantic side too,” says Peter Randlo, standing beside the...

 
Sponsored by Gadget review: Roth SOF-a Bluetooth Hands-Free Speaker

Sponsored by Gadget review: Roth SOF-a Bluetooth Hands-Free Speaker

I prize the real estate on my desk very highly. I'm a firm believer that a tidy desk means a tidy mind. The number of speakers, iPod docks and sound systems trying to claw their way onto my glass table reminds me of a scene from The Walking Dead. I’m...

 
Accountancy firms seal £10m merger deal

Accountancy firms seal £10m merger deal

Accountancy firm French Duncan, headquartered in Glasgow, has swallowed Stirling-based rival Macfarlane Gray to create one of the largest indigenous accountancy practices in Scotland, with a combined fee income of £10 million. Under the terms of the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
WILFRIED ZAHA IN ENGLAND CALL

WILFRIED ZAHA IN ENGLAND CALL

Zaha, who only turned 20 on Saturday, was last week contacted by Didier Drogba asking him to commit his future to the Ivory Coast, where the youngster was born. Even if Zaha was to win his first cap in Stockholm, the fact that it is not a competitive...

 
Hiccup for Irn-Bru maker Barr’s Britvic deal

Hiccup for Irn-Bru maker Barr’s Britvic deal

A PROPOSED £1.4 billion merger between the owner of Irn-Bru and the maker of Robinsons was facing uncertainty yesterday after a key investor reportedly hit out at the terms of the deal. Britvic, whose brands include Robinsons and Tango, has been in...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Ministers get just 5/10 in CBI report on procurement

Ministers get just 5/10 in CBI report on procurement

PRIVATE-SECTOR companies have delivered a verdict of "needs improvement" on the UK government's reform of how it procures contracts in the wake of the aborted West Coast mainline rail franchise, a new survey out today shows. The government’s...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Gas leak affects several homes

Gas leak affects several homes

Several homes in Pipers Hill Road, Kettering, were affected by an external gas leak on Saturday, November 10. Northamptonshire Fire Service was called to the scene at 5.25pm. Two appliances from Kettering and one from Corby attended. A fire service...

 
FURY OF EDIN DZEKO THE SUPER-SUB

FURY OF EDIN DZEKO THE SUPER-SUB

Bosnia striker Dzeko underlined his ‘super-sub' tag by coming on to score a late winner in the 2-1 victory against Tottenham. Despite being City's top scorer with seven goals – six of them after coming off the bench, including three goals that have...

 
Interview: John Waddell keeping Archangels top of investment tree

Interview: John Waddell keeping Archangels top of investment tree

IT ALL began 20 years ago when Mike Rutterford and Barry Sealey were introduced to Douglas Anderson, a budding businessman with an idea for an eye-scanning device, writes Terry Murden. Rutterford and Sealey had made enough money from various business...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Inflation rise taints King’s Bank reign

Inflation rise taints King’s Bank reign

SIR Mervyn King's hopes of handing over an orderly house to the next Bank of England governor will be dealt a blow this week by figures showing that inflation is on the rise again. When the consumer prices index (CPI) fell to a near three-year low of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
ALISTAIR COOK WILL NOT GET IN A SPIN

ALISTAIR COOK WILL NOT GET IN A SPIN

The tactic, created by India coach Duncan Fletcher, has left England facing a relentless diet of seam and relying on nets to get their defences fine-tuned against slow bowling. But after watching Jonathan Trott yesterday become the fifth centurion...

 


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