News archive from 30 March 2013, page 2

Japan economy remains fragile

Japan's jobless rate edged higher and industrial production fell slightly in February as consumer prices also fell, underscoring the fragility of the recovery of the world's third-largest economy. The government data released yesterday showed the main...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Fish firm reels in £11.5m from sale of salmon arm

PROFITS at JW Seafoods leapt last year after the Aberdeen-based firm sold the Edinburgh Salmon Company (ESC) to French food giant Merinvest. Accounts filed at Companies House reveal that Merinvest paid £11.5 million in April for Dingwall-based ESC,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Farming: Call for government aid for Brechin pig abattoir

A £4 million investment in pig processing facilities at Brechin is in the balance unless Scottish Government backing is secured. The investment is being made by owners A P Jess of Paisley, to increase slaughtering capacity from 4,000 to 8,000 pigs a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Farming: Union offers fodder exchange forum

The extended winter and a shortage of forage yesterday prompted NFU Scotland to offer themselves as a link between farmers with animal feed to spare and those short of fodder. Chief executive Scott Walker urged farmers looking for fodder or with...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
$52m stake in Teac of Japan is music to Gibson’s ears

$52m stake in Teac of Japan is music to Gibson’s ears

Guitar maker Gibson hopes to inject some "cool Japan" into its brand after agreeing a $52 million (£34.2m) deal to take control of Japanese audio equipment firm Teac. The US group, which makes instruments favoured by the likes of Metallica’s...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Former Archbishop slams PM's stance

A former Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked David Cameron for doing more than any other recent political leader to feed Christian anxieties that they are part of a persecuted minority. Lord Carey said it was a "bit rich" to hear Mr...

 

Britons raped on Libya aid mission

A number of British women travelling with an aid convoy are believed to have been raped in Libya. Pro-government militiamen are suspected of attacking three of the activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the country's deputy prime minister Awsad...

 
Giving a little bit egg-stra

Giving a little bit egg-stra

Employees at BAE Systems have gone the egg-stra mile this Easter. Staff at the Warton and Samlesbury sites have pulled together to collect more than 1,000 Easter eggs between them, to be divided equally between local children’s charities. The appeal,...

 
Hospital’s family and friend test

Hospital’s family and friend test

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust which runs hospitals including the Royal Lancaster Infirmary will introduce its new Friends and Family Test from April 1. This fulfils a pledge made by Prime Minister David Cameron, when he said last...

 
Project on Co-operative movement

Project on Co-operative movement

Preston MP Mark Hendrick has launched the Co-operative Movement Community History Project by students at the University of Central Lancashire. Students have researched the history of the Co-operative movement in the city, working with Preston...

 

Shooting & Fishing: Muntjac are constant nibblers and hard to see and shoot

I don't want to be difficult (hem hem) but this report from the University of East Anglia which says we must wipe out half of the UK's deer population seems to have got hold of some odd numbers. UEA estimates that there are 1.5 million deer in the UK....

 
Follow Robert Louis Stevenson to San Francisco and be dazzled by cultural riches

Follow Robert Louis Stevenson to San Francisco and be dazzled by cultural riches

As Robert Louis Stevenson wrote: "The sea that laves the piers of San Francisco is the ocean of the East and of the isles of summer." He observed that "a forest of masts bristles like bulrushes about [the city's] feet; nothing remains...

 
Travel: Corinthia hotel, London

Travel: Corinthia hotel, London

The first time I found myself in a hotel corridor in my bathrobe I had stepped out for my morning paper without my key and let the door close behind me. I padded the corridors for a while, hoping to run into a member of staff. After ten panicked...

 

Book review: A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki is a Canadian-American novelist cum filmmaker who lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia. Her father was American, her mother Japanese. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Canongate, 422pp, £20 hbk, £7.99pbk, £7.99 Ebook...

 

Book reviews: Ice Age Art| Mayhem| The Lost Carving

Michael Kerrigan reviews the latest releases by Jill Cook, Nicholas Rogers and David Esterly Ice Age Art by Jill Cook (British Museum, £30) * * * * * This splendid, spectacularly illustrated book brings together over 100 portable objects – engraved or...

 


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