News archive from 21 August 2015, page 3

Comment: Co-op Bank on faltering route to recovery

Comment: Co-op Bank on faltering route to recovery

IT always looked likely to be a long haul for Co-operative Bank to pull itself out of the mire of incompetence and overreach, and so it is proving. Widening losses were revealed by the "ethical bank" yesterday. That comes just a week after a...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Business
 
McClure Naismith tight-lipped on rescue reports

McClure Naismith tight-lipped on rescue reports

Law firm McClure Naismith, which is more than seven months late in filing its annual accounts, has refused to comment on speculation it is poised to appoint administrators in the hope of securing a "pre-pack" rescue deal. The Glasgow-based...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Business
 
Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street Waterstones on market

Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street Waterstones on market

Scotland's largest bookshop has been put up for sale, with owner Aviva Investors seeking offers of more than £4.25 million for the Waterstones branch in Glasgow. The investor has appointed property adviser Savills to find a buyer for the four-storey...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Business
 
Fall in car production blamed on industry ‘pause’

Fall in car production blamed on industry ‘pause’

Car production fell last month, but the industry is still in a strong position, a trade body has claimed. The first half of the year was the best since 2008, with three cars built in the UK every minute, but July saw a slowdown, said the Society of...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Business
 

US asks Australia to join air operation against Isis targets in Syria, say reports

Australia has been asked by the US to join the air operation against Islamic State targets in Syria, reports on Friday said. The formal request for increased involvement by the RAAF, including the potential for Australian airstrikes, was sent to the...

 
Wolfpack brothers let loose

Wolfpack brothers let loose

They've been described as "a lost tribe" - six brothers growing up in the heart of New York City, who were rarely allowed out of their tiny apartment. Now though, the Angulo brothers have been "found" as the subjects of an...

BBC, 00:40 in Art & Culture
 

Novak Djokovic completes stunning comeback against David Goffin to reach last eight at Western and Southern...

Novak Djokovic smacked his racket on the court after losing serve, seemingly headed for another inexplicable defeat at the tournament that has eluded him. In the end, he stopped fuming and started playing like the best. The top-ranked Serb rallied...

Daily Mail, 00:40 in Sport
 

Man Tasered on board plane ahead of Gatwick-Belfast plane is sectioned

A man who was Tasered by police on board an aircraft at Gatwick airport has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Sussex Police said the 37-year-old was taken off the easyJet flight to Belfast shortly after 8am yesterday after being arrested by...

 

Mona is my generation's Sydney Opera House, a gamble that paid off

How cool it must have been to live through the construction and the opening of the Sydney Opera House in the mid 20th century. I imagine there was the feeling of something new and wonderful being created – not just for an elite with certain tastes and...

 

Kakuro 1,462 hard

Fill the grid so that each run of squares adds up to the total in the box above or to the left. Use only numbers 1-9, and never use a number more than once per run (a number may reoccur in the same row, in a separate run). Buy the Guardian tomorrow or...

 

Sudoku 3,207 hard

Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83 83. Calls will cost £1.03 per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Calls from other...

 
Millions of women and children face war-zone famine

Millions of women and children face war-zone famine

The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations has said. Ertharin...

 
Jimmy Carter reflects on life as cancer spreads

Jimmy Carter reflects on life as cancer spreads

Jimmy Carter said he has had a "wonderful life" and is "at ease with whatever comes" after revealing that his cancer has spread to his brain. The former US president appeared upbeat and made jokes as he told a news conference...

 
Islamic State responsible for Cairo car bomb

Islamic State responsible for Cairo car bomb

A MASSIVE car bomb claimed by Islamic State militants has ripped through a national security building in Cairo, wounding at least 29 people and blowing the facades off nearby buildings. The blast demolished a wall in front of the government building...

 
Migrant crisis ‘could spread from Calais’ - May

Migrant crisis ‘could spread from Calais’ - May

The migrant crisis could shift from Calais to other ports, Theresa May warned yesterday. Talks between the British Government and officials in the Netherlands and Belgium have started amid concern people smugglers may target different routes. The...

 


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