News archive from 25 September 2012, page 11

Paltrow backs fight against cancer

Gwyneth Paltrow has called on the British public to dig deep into their pockets to raise funds for cancer research. The actress, who lost her father to cancer, said it is time to "fight back" against the disease which affects one in every...

 

Call to scrap regional pay plans

Most people want the Government to scrap controversial plans for regional pay, believing the move would be unfair on public sector workers, according to new research. A survey of over 1,000 adults for the TUC found that only one in four supported the...

 

Stranger danger 'cuts outdoor play'

A lack of safe green spaces, too much traffic and "stranger danger" are stopping parents letting their children play outdoors, research suggests. Excessive health and safety rules, the rise of computer games and other indoor entertainment...

 

Fern's husband dislikes spray tan

Fern Britton has revealed that her decision to use spray tan on Strictly Come Dancing has resulted in her husband sleeping in the spare room. The TV star, 55, who is married to chef Phil Vickery, said that the couple had their biggest fallout when she...

 

UK firms 'biased against TA troops'

The former head of the Territorial Army has criticised British firms for discriminating against reservists by refusing to employ them because of their part-time military role, it has been reported. Foreign-owned firms are more likely to employ people...

 

In pictures: Scotland’s lost gardens

Gardens are one of the most important elements in the cultural history of Scotland. Like any art form, they provide an insight into social, political and economic fashions, they intimately reflect the personalities and ideals of the individuals who...

 

Gig review: George Michael; Glasgow SECC

WITH HIS headline-making, risk-taking exploits and brief tenure at Her Majesty's pleasure, George Michael has become better known for creating drama offstage than on. His sumptuous Symphonica show, performed with full orchestral backing, provides an...

 

Classical review: Fauré’s Requiem; St Mary’s Parish Church (Haddington)

BRINGING what by all accounts has been a hugely successful third Lammermuir Festival to its close, the Requiem by Faure was a perfectly fitting finale to this impressive annual event. Unquestionably living up to the Festival’s mantra of beautiful...

 

Water firm complaints drop by 12%

Customer complaints in the water industry dropped by almost 12% last year, reaching their lowest level since 2005, according to a report from the Consumer Council for Water. The annual Complaints Report shows 163,027 written complaints were made to...

 

Call to scrap regional pay plans

Most people want the Government to scrap controversial plans for regional pay, believing the move would be unfair on public sector workers, according to new research. A survey of over 1,000 adults for the TUC found that only one in four supported the...

 
Asda selects I-Design to sell adverts on its cash machines

Asda selects I-Design to sell adverts on its cash machines

CASH machine software firm I-Design unveiled a contract with Asda on Monday to sell advertising on the supermarket chain's network of 1,000 automated teller machines (ATMs). The Dundee-based firm will receive commission for each advert it sells on the...

Scotsman, 00:32 in Business
 

Stranger danger 'cuts outdoor play'

A lack of safe green spaces, too much traffic and "stranger danger" are stopping parents letting their children play outdoors, research suggests. Excessive health and safety rules, the rise of computer games and other indoor entertainment...

 

Downton star works with first crush

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael may have been unlucky in love in the hit period drama but in real life she is set to share the stage with her "first crush". The actress, who has shot to fame as Lady Edith Crawley in the ITV1 period...

 

UK firms 'biased against TA troops'

The former head of the Territorial Army has criticised British firms for discriminating against reservists by refusing to employ them because of their part-time military role, it has been reported. Foreign-owned firms are more likely to employ people...

 
Poor weather and rising costs take the sparkle out of AG Barr profits

Poor weather and rising costs take the sparkle out of AG Barr profits

ATROCIOUS spring and summer weather had a greater impact than the adverse economic backdrop on soft-drinks group AG Barr's halftime trading, chief executive Roger White admitted on Monday. The Irn-Bru maker, which declined to give a progress update on...

Scotsman, 00:32 in Business
 


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