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comment: firms should embrace flexible working
Scotsman
6 sec. ago

Comment: Firms should embrace flexible working

ARE you a family-friendly employer? Odds are you're not, at least in the eyes of those who work for you. In a survey out last week from parenting website Mumsnet (www.mumsnet.com), only 13 per cent of workers said...

 
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The Herald
19 min. ago

Agenda

She said that, in the matter of seeking help for exports, business people were queueing patiently at the bus stop while government was stuck back at the depot undertaking ponderous preparatory discussions on the...

 
comment: difficult economic times lie ahead
Scotsman
today, 01:21

Comment: Difficult economic times lie ahead

ECONOMISTS? You can't believe a word they say. So says an economist who has let fly at fellow forecasters in his latest monthly report. Tony Mackay, based in Inverness, has described himself as very disappointed by...

 
comment: rise of the start-ups
Scotsman
today, 00:51

Comment: Rise of the start-ups

SCOTTISH entrepreneurs are prepared to take risks to grow their businesses, but they need serious financial backing to go global, finds Dominic Jeff. A New generation of Scottish entrepreneurs is blazing a trail that...

 
Scotsman
today, 00:51

Top clients lift Frame Group turnover to £4m

A GLASGOW-based marketing agency, which has already trebled its turnover since a management buy-out in 2009, is predicting further growth as it adds new high-profile

 
banking jobs out of favour with students
Scotsman
today, 00:51

Banking jobs out of favour with students

THE banking and insurance sectors are losing their appeal to graduates as the reputational damage of the financial crisis and long-standing stereotypes take their toll. Studies by Deloitte show that banking has been...

 
scotland set for full control of income tax
Scotsman
today, 00:51

Scotland set for full control of income tax

SCOTLAND is set to get full control over income tax and sweeping new welfare powers when the Smith Commission publishes its blueprint for strengthening the Scottish Parliament this week. A radical package of powers is...

 
stars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten manchester’s radical heritage
Guardian
today, 00:13

Stars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritage

They chart the history of working-class battles from the Peterloo massacre and the birth of the trade union movement right up to the poll tax riots and opposition to the Iraq war, but two of the country’s only museums...

 
foreign office condemned for failing britons in need of help
Guardian
today, 00:13

Foreign Office condemned for failing Britons in need of help

The once mighty and revered Foreign and Commonwealth Office is failing to offer acceptable levels of help to many Britons abroad and their families – including those alleging torture in prisons overseas – according to...

 
theresa may reveals ambition to be desert island dancing queen
Guardian
today, 00:13

Theresa May reveals ambition to be desert island dancing queen

Theresa May will recall her habit of dancing to Abba’s Dancing Queen in a pair of flared trousers and a yellow blouse with “huge voluminous sleeves” during a guest appearance on Desert Island Discs. The Radio 4...

 
one tweet blighted thornberry’s career. will the stirrers have a laugh at that?
Guardian
today, 00:13

One tweet blighted Thornberry’s career. Will the stirrers have a laugh at that?

Notes on modern Britain: when I looked on Friday morning, some 2,200 Mail Online readers had commented on the Rochester result – and 3,000 on Emily Thornberry’s white van tweet. The online Guardian’s scorecard was...

 
rail, road and bus spending is the way to bridge the north-south divide
Guardian
today, 00:13

Rail, road and bus spending is the way to bridge the north-south divide

‘Vomit trains, I call them. They’re very rattly and unpleasant. The seats are like park benches.” The disparaged carriage is well known to rail users in the north of England: this is an ageing Pacer train, wheezing...

 
kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims
Guardian
8 min. ago

Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped....

 
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The Herald
38 min. ago

Cowardly Lion seeks new home

The costume will be sold in New York by Bonhams tomorrow, along with other Hollywood items. The big cat outfit has been authenticated as the one actor Bert Lahr wore in the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, and is...

 
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The Herald
38 min. ago

Building starts on disputed islands

The construction has stoked concern China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions over waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the...

 
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The Herald
38 min. ago

Ex-PM held over corruption probe

Socrates will be brought before a criminal judge for questioning regarding an investigation of suspicious banking operations and money transfers. He resigned as prime minister in the middle of his second four-year...

 
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The Herald
38 min. ago

Search for body of murdered hero

He rose to power in 1983 after a coup and left a lasting mark, including changing his country's name from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso. He was killed during another military putsch four years later led by Blaise...

 
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The Herald
38 min. ago

Kurdistan oil deal welcomed by US

After years of friction, the two sides have struck a deal in which Kurds will give half of their overall oil shipments to the federal government and Baghdad will pay overdue civil servants' salaries in the region....

 

Sport

 
hawthorn hawks coach alastair clarkson keen to lead australia again
Guardian
21 min. ago

Hawthorn Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson keen to lead Australia again

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson hopes next year’s International Rules series will be played in America, and he wants to be the one leading the charge. The hybrid concept was brought back to life on Saturday night...

 
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The Herald
37 min. ago

Murray quickly back in the action for new competition

His generosity and sense of duty saw him make a faster than expected return. Agreeing to take part in an exhibition session after the injured Federer pulled out of the final, meant the Scot was back in the swing of...

 
it's a fun job breaking records for teenage rookie ko
The Herald
37 min. ago

It's a fun job breaking records for teenage rookie Ko

"I lie on my bed, I watch TV and I keep watching TV until my mom screams at me saying 'stop watching'," said the young New Zealander. Of course, it is difficult to be a "normal" teenager when you...

 
stenson stays on track in dubai as mcilroy falters
The Herald
37 min. ago

Stenson stays on track in Dubai as McIlroy falters

Stenson has never successfully defended a title but goes into the final round at Jumeirah Golf Estates tied for the lead on 14 under par with Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello. World No 1 McIlroy had caught Stenson at the...

 
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The Herald
37 min. ago

Ford kicks into gear as England defeat Samoa

Ford, making his first start at fly-half with Owen Farrell switching to inside centre, rose to the occasion superbly, kicking with intelligence, offering a threat in attack and showing surprising resilience in the...

 
 
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