News archive from 16 April 2015, page 16

Sturgeon chasing Labour votes in Gordon Brown seat

Sturgeon chasing Labour votes in Gordon Brown seat

NICOLA Sturgeon today hit the election campaign trail in Gordon Brown's former Kirkcaldy seat - and insisted more and more Labour voters are switching to the SNP. The First minister insisted that only the SNP offer an alternative to five more years of...

Scotsman, 11:13 in Politics
 
Sturgeon attacks Westminster over £30bn cuts

Sturgeon attacks Westminster over £30bn cuts

NICOLA Sturgeon has claimed that a "Westminster consensus on cuts" would push 100,000 more children in Scotland into poverty, with a 400 per cent increase in people forced to rely on foodbanks. The SNP leader said all three of the main...

Scotsman, 11:13 in Politics
 
George Osborne defends Scots MP tax vote ban

George Osborne defends Scots MP tax vote ban

GEORGE Osborne has said that Conservative plans to ban Scottish MPs from voting on income tax rates south of the border are "right and fair", as the Chancellor made a campaign visit to Aberdeenshire today. The Chancellor insisted the...

Scotsman, 12:59 in Politics
 
Osprey Lassie lays first egg in old Lady’s nest

Osprey Lassie lays first egg in old Lady’s nest

A YOUNG osprey that has taken over the nest left by Lady - possibly Scotland's most famous bird of prey - has laid her first egg, it was revealed yesterday. The fish eagle, dubbed ­Lassie, produced her first egg of the season on Tuesday night, on the...

 
Clegg: We’ll give Tories heart and Labour a brain

Clegg: We’ll give Tories heart and Labour a brain

LIB Dem leader Nick Clegg has told voters that they have a choice between him, Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage to hold the keys to Downing Street for either the Tories or Lib Dems as he warned them not to pick "a coalition of grievance"....

Scotsman, 14:16 in Hot News
 
For sale: Coco Chanel’s Scots ‘love nest’ mansion

For sale: Coco Chanel’s Scots ‘love nest’ mansion

A DILAPIDATED Scots mansion which was once the secret love nest of the Earl of Grosvenor and Coco Chanel has been put up for sale for £3 million. The Rosehall Estate, near Inverness, boasts a 22-room main house along with five separate homes dotted...

 
Exploit Nazi tourism, Scots expert to tell Germany

Exploit Nazi tourism, Scots expert to tell Germany

GERMANY could attract more international tourists if it promoted its Nazi past, a Scottish tourism expert said today. Professor John Lennon, director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development at Glasgow Caledonian University,...

 
Bradford City stadium fire: Ex-club owner accused

Bradford City stadium fire: Ex-club owner accused

FORMER sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says new allegations surrounding the Bradford City fire in 1985 which claimed 56 lives do not justify a new inquiry in to the disaster. A new book claims that the fire at Valley Parade was just one of at least...

Scotsman, 18:20 in Hot News
 
Yes voters ‘right to suspect MI5 of spying on them’

Yes voters ‘right to suspect MI5 of spying on them’

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange believes SNP supporters were not being "paranoid" that their communications were being spied on during the independence referendum. Speaking via videolink at the Commonwealth Law Conference in Glasgow on...

Scotsman, 18:36 in Politics
 
NFL star Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

NFL star Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

FORMER New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder in Massachusetts. The 25-year-old was convicted of shooting Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. The conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison...

 
Nicola Sturgeon backs down on full fiscal autonomy

Nicola Sturgeon backs down on full fiscal autonomy

NICOLA Sturgeon has appeared to back down on proposals for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland after days of criticism over a £7.6 billion black hole it would create in Scottish finances. First Minister said she wants to keep the Barnett formula which...

Scotsman, 19:34 in Politics
 
WEDNESDAY MARKET CLOSE: Shares in Omega surge after update

WEDNESDAY MARKET CLOSE: Shares in Omega surge after update

SCOTTISH medical testing kit maker Omega Diagnostics was one of the stock market's biggest risers after it said it expects to meet profit targets for the year. The Alva-based company, which is focused on allergies, food intolerances and infectious...

Scotsman, 20:29 in Business
 
Tom Peterkin: Voters deserve better than TV “rammies”

Tom Peterkin: Voters deserve better than TV “rammies”

For those of us working in the Holyrood bubble, rancorous political squabbling is as much part of life as eating the chips served up in the parliament canteen. On a rare excursion into the real world this week, it was interesting to hear a chum saying...

Scotsman, 22:22 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: We need to man up about taxation

Bill Jamieson: We need to man up about taxation

Soaking the rich or even a general increase in rates won't change our risk averse culture, writes Bill Jamieson A bright new future! A manifesto for a New Britain! A transformational plan! If by some remote chance these ringing manifesto declarations...

Scotsman, 23:51 in Politics
 
JD Sports sees profits surge

JD Sports sees profits surge

STRONG demand for trainers helped retailer JD Sports Fashion achieve record annual results despite its outdoor business - which includes Scottish chain Tiso - being hit by mild autumn weather. The group saw pre-tax profits hit £100 million for the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 


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