News archive from 18 October 2012, page 10

Disabled people risk 'ghettoising'

The Government risks "ghettoising" and isolating large numbers of disabled people if it pushes ahead with cuts to their level of support as part of the new Universal Credit, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has warned. The former wheelchair...

 
Image of Scotland - Loch Fyne, Inverary

Image of Scotland - Loch Fyne, Inverary

Eric C Waugh from Edinburgh took this photograph of Vital Spark, the famous puffer, on the glassy water of Loch Fyne in Inveraray. View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The Scotsman...

 

PM 'appalled' by football scenes

Prime Minister David Cameron was "appalled" at the ugly scenes at the end of the under-21 match between England and Serbia, despite the Serbian authorities insisting there was no racism. The Government is giving its full backing to a...

 

Government hails record employment

The Government has hailed new figures showing a record number of people in work as a "real landmark", as unemployment and jobless benefit claimants fell. Employment grew in the quarter to August by 212,000 to 29.59 million, the highest since...

 
Scottish jobless-rate gap with UK widens as total rises by 7,000 in 3 months

Scottish jobless-rate gap with UK widens as total rises by 7,000 in 3 months

UNEMPLOYMENT has risen in Scotland by 7,000 to 222,000, with the jobless rate north of the Border continuing to outstrip that for the UK as a whole, official figures revealed today. • 2,490,000 people in employment in Scotland whilst claimant count...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 

Boeing faces union drive at 787 plant in South Carolina

Representatives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) met Boeing employees on Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday, handing out information and answering questions about union rights in a...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 

UK 'must plan for lone terrorists'

The emergency services must be better prepared to tackle a lone gunman or Mumbai-style attack on the streets of Britain, ministers will say. Fast-moving terror attacks by lone gunmen, such as those seen in Norway and Toulouse, are among the major...

 

Bill aims to cut planning red tape

David Cameron has hailed a new £350 million construction project in the heart of London as proof that the coalition's crackdown on planning red tape is working. The Prime Minister said the go-ahead for two major buildings in Victoria would support...

 
‘Pleb’ row chief whip Andrew Mitchell is ‘toast’ says Ed Miliband

‘Pleb’ row chief whip Andrew Mitchell is ‘toast’ says Ed Miliband

CHIEF whip Andrew Mitchell was described as "toast" today by Labour leader Ed Miliband as pressure mounted on him to resign over his alleged verbal assault on a police officer. • Miliband reads out police logs which recorded pleb comments in...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Nokia to post loss ahead of make-or-break launches

Nokia to post loss ahead of make-or-break launches

The Finnish group is now pinning its hopes on new, top-of-the-range Lumia 820 and 920 phones, which use Microsoft's latest Windows 8 software and are due to hit stores in early November. Analysts say sales in the pre-holiday season may determine...

 
John McLaren: Do the figures add up for Scottish independence?

John McLaren: Do the figures add up for Scottish independence?

WHETHER Scots will be better off with independence or by staying in the UK comes down to fiscal balancing act, writes John
McLaren After this week’s launch of the referendum campaign, the electorate are entitled to feel somewhat confused as...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Bill Jamieson: Starbucks stirs up a taxing issue

Bill Jamieson: Starbucks stirs up a taxing issue

BILL Jamieson reserves his judgment on the under-fire coffee chain until all the evidence and counter-arguments are in I begin with a declaration of interest. Over the past few months, no longer having an official place of work or registered office, I...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 

Bill aims to cut planning red tape

Oct 18 2012 David Cameron has hailed a new £350 million construction project in the heart of London as proof that the coalition's crackdown on planning red tape is working. The Prime Minister said the go-ahead for two major buildings in Victoria...

 

New 'worldwide safeguard' launched

Oct 18 2012 One in five convicted or suspected child sex offenders who travel abroad take jobs which give them access to youngsters, figures have shown. They could have been banned from working with children in the UK but work freely abroad, as many...

 

UK 'must plan for lone terrorists'

Oct 18 2012 The emergency services must be better prepared to tackle a lone gunman or Mumbai-style attack on the streets of Britain, ministers will say. Fast-moving terror attacks by lone gunmen, such as those seen in Norway and Toulouse, are among...

 


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