September 17, 2019

Independence opinion poll is blow for Nicola Sturgeon: Scots want to stay in UK

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has suffered a blow with a poll showing almost six in 10 Scots support the Union. On the fifth anniversary of the 2014 referendum, the survey reveals she is ignoring the views of the vast majority of Scots.
September 17, 2019

Inquiry to probe hospital bungles in Glasgow and Edinburgh

BELEAGUERED Jeane Freeman last night bowed to pressure by ordering a public inquiry into major hospital flaws. In an embarrassing U-turn, the Health Secretary announced the probe will examine safety issues at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospit...
September 17, 2019

Facebook to launch ‘supreme court’ to judge controversial content

Facebook has revealed the rules that will govern its "supreme court" - a new 40-person board that will make the final decision on controversial questions about the social network's content.
September 17, 2019

Former boss Tinkler plots bid for ailing Eddie Stobart

The colourful businessman who fought a running battle with the owner of Southend Airport last year is turning his attention to its former corporate bedfellow by plotting a raid on the struggling haulier Eddie Stobart Logistics.
September 17, 2019

Scottish railways: Staff on Caledonian Sleeper trains set to strike

CALEDONIAN Sleeper staff have confirmed they will take industrial action after bosses failed to address “intolerable” stress caused by poor working conditions. The RMT union claimed members have had their working lives ruined and that operators Serco d...
September 17, 2019

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports.
September 17, 2019

The real-life Downton Abbey opens its doors with Airbnb listing

Two Downton Abbey fans will soon get the chance to live like a Crawley for a night when Highclere Castle lists on Airbnb.
September 17, 2019

Google confirms date for next Pixel smartphone

The next Pixel smartphone from Google is set to launch on 15 October.
September 17, 2019

French Connection revenues fall as brand shuts stores

Sales at French Connection fell in the first half of the year, with the brand conceding that it was struggling to find a buyer.
September 17, 2019

Credit card interest rates at their highest in 13 years

Credit card interest rates have reached their highest in at least 13 years, putting shoppers preparing to splash out for Christmas at risk of higher bills.
September 17, 2019

Rugby – Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts

Samoan players will wear their hearts on their sleeves - but keep traditional Pacific islander tattoos under wraps with skin suits during the World Cup in Japan to avoid offending their hosts.
September 17, 2019

Oil prices dip ahead of Saudi minister briefing on drone attacks

Oil prices dipped by more than 5% on Tuesday - after a major spike on Monday following drone attacks on key installations at the weekend.