News archive from 15 September 2012, page 2

FERGUSON: FANS WILL BEHAVE

FERGUSON: FANS WILL BEHAVE

Encounters between England's two most successful teams have become increasingly tense in recent times. Ferguson said: "There is such a focus on it at the moment that fans will be on their best behaviour." Last season was particularly bad,...

 

Markets: Fed sparks a markets feeding frenzy

Blue chip miners surged by as much as 13 per cent yesterday, pushing the FTSE 100 Index to its highest level since March in response to the US Federal Reserve's third wave of quantitative easing. Commodity stocks, highly sensitive to the wider...

Scotsman, 23:22 in Business
 

Attack on Camp Bastion compound

An attack has taken place on the Camp Bastion military compound in Afghanistan, causing some injuries and damage. Early indications were that the assault was on the north-east side of the base in Helmand Province, in the south of the country, which...

 

Call for a 50p minimum price on beer sold in Hyndburn

A REPORT into proposals to raise the price of cheap drinks claims local pubs will benefit. Hyndburn Council has drafted a report on the pros and cons of supporting a minimum 50p per unit of alcohol rule in the borough. The plans will go before...

 

Call for a 50p minimum price on beer sold in Hyndburn

A REPORT into proposals to raise the price of cheap drinks claims local pubs will benefit. Hyndburn Council has drafted a report on the pros and cons of supporting a minimum 50p per unit of alcohol rule in the borough. The plans will go before...

 
Man accused of murder after body found at Leicester house

Man accused of murder after body found at Leicester house

The man is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning. The results of a post-mortem examination into the death have not yet been released.

 

Firefighters continue to battle a massive blaze in Clotton

FIREFIGHTERS battled throughout the night as flames tore through a farm in Chester.At just before 9.30pm on Thursday (September 13) emergency services were called to a farm on High Street, Clotton in Chester after reports of a fire. When they arrived...

 
Alf Young: EU need to know if we’re new or not

Alf Young: EU need to know if we’re new or not

Scotland's future presence in Europe hinges on how the break up of the union is treated in EU Treaty law, writes Alf Young WOULD an independent Scotland, bar negotiating some operational details with Brussels, seamlessly continue as a full member of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Gerry Hassan: Scotland long overdue a democratic revolution

Gerry Hassan: Scotland long overdue a democratic revolution

Centralisation has resulted in people being disconnected from public services. It's time for radical reform, writes Gerry Hassan Scottish devolution was always going to produce centralisation, such as the Procurement Reform Bill, along with single...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Leaders: Universities equation will not get easier, Mr Russell

Leaders: Universities equation will not get easier, Mr Russell

THE Scottish Government can argue, with a reasonable case, that it has a strong mandate to pursue its policy of "free" university education. The Scottish Government can also claim some vindication for this approach. Data from the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Gordon C Neave: Mad banker disease has to be stamped out

TRUE retail banking reform will not happen until mad banker disease (MBD) is eradicated. After the “big bang” in 1986, senior bankers and certain building society board members were converted from herbivores, solid and rational members of the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
David Torrance: History tells the Lib Dems divorce is inevitable

David Torrance: History tells the Lib Dems divorce is inevitable

David Torrance argues that Nick Clegg must use the past as a guide to dealing with his party's partners before the next election History has not been kind to the Lib-Lab Pact, the 16-month constitutional experiment in which David Steel’s Liberals...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

SNP stakes claim to share in arms giant BAE

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland should be entitled to part of the UK government's golden share in BAE, the SNP said yesterday, as concerns were raised at Westminster over the future of British jobs at the arms giant. The proposed merger between BAE and the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Bid to transfer receipts from paper to online

Bid to transfer receipts from paper to online

Businesses are aiming to use new technology to free wallets and purses from bulging with paper receipts. Cash registers began giving out receipts at the end of the 19th Century. But, in the coming weeks, a new scheme will be launched which will allow...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Scotland’s registrar general to retire

The registrar general is to retire this month after having made a "major contribution to Scotland". George Mackenzie is standing down from the positions of both registrar general and Scotland’s keeper of records. He has held the latter role...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 


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