Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Bailed-out RBS offer free coffee and cash to Americans

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By Michael MacLeodROYAL Bank of Scotland is dishing out free dollars and drinks at Dunkin Donuts to its American customers – while going cap-in-hand to the UK Government asking for more bail-out cash.The...

Scots firm offers free dry cleaning for jobseekers

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By Rory ReynoldsA SCOTS firm is to give a helping hand to jobseekers going for interviews - by dry cleaning their clothes for free.The Waverley Laundry Company are offering the free deal in their...

Edinburgh publisher rakes in millions from Obama book rights

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By Rory ReynoldsA SMALL Scots publishing house is reaping millions in profits after it bought the rights to Barack Obama’s best-selling titles – before he was president.Jamie Byng’s publishing firm Canongate has posted a...

RBS nears nationalisation as state increases stake to 84%

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By Rory ReynoldsTHE UK Treasury is to plough billions of pounds into the beleaguered Royal Bank of Scotland, as part of a massive state-backed insurance scheme.The Scots bank will become 84 per cent owned...

Edinburgh embraces shock jobs boom for financial workers

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by Shaun MilneSCOTLAND’S beleaguered financial markets are celebrating a shock jobs boom.There are currently now more financial job vacancies being advertised in Edinburgh than since the recession first hit the banking capital late last...

Chinese restaurant could be for chop after £11,000 water bill

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By Rory ReynoldsA FAMILY run Chinese restaurant has been landed in hot water after getting a bill for a staggering £11,000.Karen Wong’s Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh has been charged the huge fee for just...

Ryanair urges Holyrood to help fund jobs boost for Scotland

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By Cara SuliemanBUDGET airline Ryanair today (tues) promised to deliver a jobs bonanza to Scotland and boost tourism – but only if Holyrood stumps up the cash to get their plans off the ground.Deputy...

Undercover copper’s spy game to crack the US hotel market

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By Rory ReynoldsA FORMER undercover detective who left the force to develop a spy game for kids is on the verge of huge deal with a luxury US hotel chain.David Goutcher, a former CID...

La Favorita serves up AA Rosette win for wood-fired pizza

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By Shaun MilneA SCOTS restaurant has been judged one of the best in the country after winning a top food gong - for serving up PIZZA.La Favorita in Edinburgh has been crowned with a...

Edinburgh bridge job in a Glasgow office

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By Michael MacLeodTHE project director for a £2.3 billion bridge in Edinburgh will be based 50 miles away in Glasgow.A job advert for the £110,000 post has come under criticism for stating that...

Mobo awards to boost Scottish ecomony despite claims that Glasgow is ‘too white’

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By Cara Sulieman & Oliver FarrimondTONIGHT’S Mobo Awards in Glasgow are on course to deliver a massive £1 million boost to the Scottish economy.The last remaining tickets went on sale yesterday for the event...

Edinburgh to be rid of famous Auld Reek

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By Rory ReynoldsA HISTORIC Scots distillery is to have its famous scent extinguished by an artificial emissions tower.The North British Distillery’s distinctive roasted malt smell has given the city of Edinburgh the nickname Auld...

Marks ditch famous 90-day Christmas returns

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By Michael MacLeodMARKS and Spencer bosses have defended their decision to ditch their famous 90-day returns policy before Christmas.The legendary high street retail giant recently quietly axed the popular three-month no quibbles rule without...

Royal Mail vans to go green for trial

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By Michael MacLeodTRADITIONAL red Post Office vans are to turn green on a Scots island.If a trial of a new breed of hydrogen-powered post vans proves successful on the Isle of Lewis, they could...

Princes Street value plunges by 10%

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By Rory ReynoldsONE of Scotland’s major high streets has seen its value drop by a whopping ten per-cent due to a massive road works project, coupled with the recession.The average yearly rent on Princes...

Recession drives nightclub to target “divorced, single and dumped”

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By Rory ReynoldsA STRUGGLING nightclub giant is appealing to richer clubbers who are “divorced, single and dumped” because their 18-24 target market has been crippled by the recession.Luminar – which has clubs across Scotland...

Obama-backed electric vehicle firm to set up shop in Scotland

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By Rory ReynoldsA CUTTING-edge transport firm lauded by US President Barack Obama is to set up a dealership in Scotland selling hi-tech electric vehicles.Modec – who manufacture a 98 per cent recyclable 5.5 tonne...

Scottish company use LEDs to fix potholes

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By Cara SuliemanA SCOTS company has harnessed infra-red technology to fix potholes without the usual noise and disruption of traditional road-works.And they have now been given a six month contract from Fife Council to...

Anster chippy gets nod of approval from Michelin Star chefs

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By Alexander Lawrie & Rory ReynoldsSCOTLAND’S most famous chip shop is facing a battle to retain its crown as the best in the business – by a rival situated just yards away.For years the...

Murray Mania boosts Scots economy to the tune of £400million

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By Rory ReynoldsMURRAY mania has boosted the British economy through tennis by a staggering £400million this year.The 22-year-old Scot’s meteoric rise to the top of world tennis, appearance at the Wimbledon semi-finals and becoming...
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