Thursday, October 21, 2021

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...

Distillery’s £7million bid to return to former glory

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By Rory ReynoldsSINGLE malt whisky brand GlenDronach is to receive massive investment to restore the distillery to its former glory.Owners BenRiach are to splash out £7million on the former giant – which was in...

Jobs may go in Berwick

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By Cara SuliemanMORE jobs could go as another big name company considers scaling back their operations.With 412 employees, Jus-Rol has been the largest employer in Berwick since 100 new jobs were created there three...

Soaking Scottish summer sparks Tesco to scrap barbecue food

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By Michael MacLeodTESCO cashed-in on Scotland’s dismal weather by employing their own weathermen to advise them to swap summer barbecues for “rainy day food.”As the heavens opened above Scotland last week - bringing...

Battle to save Johnnie Walker plant goes to Holyrood

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By Oliver FarrimondTHE BATTLE to save hundreds of jobs at one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries entered was stepped up tonight as MSPs backed by workers took their fight to Holyrood.Despite announcing profits of almost...

US backlash hits city hotels just six days after al-Megrahi freed

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By Rory ReynoldsTHE BACKLASH from the US over the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi has already begun to hit Scottish hotels hard – just days after his release.Fears are now growing...

Scotland to house first spaceport

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By Rory ReynoldsA MYSTERIOUS RAF base in Scotland could soon be home to the world’s first spaceport.Virgin Galactic has already scouted RAF Machrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre for their first space terminal.Machrihanish is...

Guru behind barcadi cat turns attention to Scotch whisky

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By Domenica GodutoTHE WOMAN who turned Pot Noodle and Barcardi Breezers into household names is turning her attention to Scotch whisky.Marketing guru Stella David has been tasked with giving the dram a “cooler” image,...

Scotch Whisky exports earn UK staggering £97 a second

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By SHAUN MILNESCOTLAND’S whisky exports are earning the UK a staggering £97 a second, it was revealed today (Friday).The national drink has also set a new record of £3 BILLION sales in a year...

RBS AGM: Shareholders’ Anger Board’s Performance

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By ALEXANDER LAWRIEUNDER-FIRE RBS bosses faced a barrage criticism from angry shareholders as they voted overwhelmingly against the bank’s pay and pension’s policy at the company’s AGM yesterday.Six hundred investors packed into Edinburgh’s International...

Shocked Dunfermline Building Society customers condemn Westminster Government

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By Oliver FarrimondTROUBLED Dunfermline Building Society customers spoke about their shock and anger at the news that the bank is to be taken over by Nationwide yesterday.The 140-year-old mutual was acquired yesterday after racking...

Record-setting RBS losses provoke anger

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By Oliver FarrimondTHE ROYAL Bank of Scotland yesterday announced losses of £24 billion - the biggest in British corporate history.With the recession set to deepen in 2009, the announcement will come as grim news...

Businessman leaves £4 million will

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By Cara SuliemanTHE son-in-law of the late Eddie Thompson has left nearly £4 million in his will.Kenneth Mitchell, 38, was killed in a motorbike accident whilst driving behind his wife on the A90 near Dalmeny...
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