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Universities warned: tackle sexual violence on campus or have your funding cut
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0200
SCOTTISH universities and colleges have been ordered to immediately overhaul their approach to tackling violence against women on campus or face a funding cut following a successful campaign by the family of a teenage student who took her own life after...
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Testing of Scottish five-year-olds 'should be scrapped'
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0200
TESTS for pupils in the first year of primary school should be scrapped, campaigners have said.
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Royal Mail chief executive to step down after eight years
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:51:04 +0200
ROYAL Mail has confirmed that chief executive Moya Greene will step down after more than eight years at the helm.
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Barclays boss facing fine by regulators over whistleblower debacle
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:46:11 +0200
BARCLAYS boss Jes Staley is facing a fine after regulators found he had allegedly breached conduct rules by attempting to identify a whistleblower in 2016.
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Muller confirms details of volatility beating options
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:07:08 +0200
Muller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed details of a new initiative designed to help British dairy farmers manage the impact of extreme farm-gate milk price volatility.
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Retail sales plunge more than feared
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:08:35 +0200
UK retail sales volumes tumbled by much more than forecast last month, official figures reveal.
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Ian McConnell: Pomp and circumstance of Queen’s Commonwealth is no tonic for UK Brexit woe
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:07:00 +0200
AMID all the Brexit uncertainty, not much is predictable.
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Winners take bow at 2018 s1jobs awards
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:06:22 +0200
Nineteen companies from Scotland's recruitment industry have collected prizes in the
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Analysis: Market likes the look of Weir strategy
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:06:13 +0200
IT wasn’t too long ago that the outlook for Weir Group appeared bleak. As the plunge in oil crude prices took hold in late 2014, the downturn in US shale gas activity forced it to dramatically cut costs, resulting in 2,000 jobs being culled from its...
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Chivas on the rise in China as Pernod forges ahead
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:06:08 +0200
DRINKS giant Pernod Ricard has underlined its return to growth in China as it reported a near 10 per cent hike in underlying sales for the third quarter of its financial year.
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Profits bloom at Scottish garden centres firm
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:05:58 +0200
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Weir cheers investors with major US deal
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:05:56 +0200
SHARES in Weir Group surged by more than six per cent after it unveiled a major acquisition in the US and revealed plans to offload its loss-making flow control division, which supports the renewable, conventional and nuclear energy sectors.
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Scottish Power gives £5m backing to Halo regeneration project
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:05:16 +0200
SCOTTISH Power has made a commitment to provide £5 million worth of sponsorship over five years to an urban regeneration project run by entrepreneur Marie Macklin.
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Dundee passenger stats hit by loss of flights to Amsterdam
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:04:21 +0200
PASSENGER numbers at Dundee Airport fell by 43 per cent in the year to the end of March after operator Flybe axed its route from the city to Amsterdam, writes Margaret Taylor.
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North Sea oil and gas firm beefs up board
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:04:00 +0200
NORTH Sea veteran Mark Hughes has joined the board of Independent Oil & Gas as the company firms up plans to bring its first fields into production in the area.
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Pupil mentoring to go nationwide
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:52:40 +0200
AN INNOVATIVE schools mentoring programme supporting disadvantaged young people is to go Scotland-wide.
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House of Fraser's troubles deepen as advisers called in over restructuring plan
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:20:14 +0200
Embattled department store House of Fraser has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring plan for the business which could involve store closures and job losses.
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FTSE ends up as Shire shares soar on takeover approaches
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:49:15 +0200
Shares in Shire raced to the top of the FTSE 100 on Thursday after the pharmaceutical giant looked set to become the centre of a takeover tussle between Botox maker Allergan and Japan's Takeda.
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Nicola Sturgeon condemns Glasgow NHS for 'unacceptable' closure announcement
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:08:19 +0200
NICOLA Sturgeon has hit out at health chiefs over the “unacceptable” way they communicated the imminent closure of a minor injuries unit.
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Ambulance crew refused service at McDonald's drive-through 'because vehicle was too big'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:34:24 +0200
A fast food giant has apologised to an ambulance crew who were left hungry after being refused service when their vehicle was too big to fit the drive-through.
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Auditors found NHS Tayside's use of £2.7m from charity fund 'unusual'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:19:23 +0200
WARNINGS over the finances of NHS Tayside were not "taken seriously", the head of Scotland's public spending watchdog has said.
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Ewing announces £250,000 weather support package
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:15:01 +0200
A package of support for farmers and crofters to help address the impact of recent extreme and adverse weather has been announced by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.
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Action group abandons RBS late-claimants plan
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:35:00 +0200
AN ACTION group that had been attempting to bring a rights-issue related claim against Royal Bank of Scotland for time-barred investors has abandoned the bid after failing to engage lawyers.
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Interest rate rise warning as inflation drops
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:10:30 +0200
THE Trades Union Congress urged the Bank of England to hold off on another rise in UK interest rates after official data yesterday showed annual inflation fell unexpectedly to 2.5 per cent last month, from 2.7% in February.
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