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Support for Scotland independence growing - poll

2014-08-29 12:45

Support for Scottish independence is increasing three weeks ahead of a referendum, a poll has shown, amid attempts by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.

Cameron: Scotland should stay in Britain

2014-08-28 14:15

British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a case for the economic benefits of Scotland staying in the UK as a divided business community takes sides.

Scotland: HSBC warns of currency risk

2014-08-22 15:42

The head of banking giant HSBC has warned that uncertainty over the economic future of Scotland could lead to capital flight if it votes for independence.

RBS to sell part of Coutts: report

2014-08-12 12:30

State-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland is looking to sell the operations of its private bank Coutts, which counts Queen Elizabeth II among its clients.

Scotland may have shale for 30 years

2014-06-30 15:15

Scotland could hold enough shale gas resources to cover UK gas needs for more than 30 years, shows a geological report.

3 killed 6 injured in car-rally crashes

2014-06-02 08:01

Three elderly people were killed and six other spectators were injured in two incidents during a Jim Clark memorial rally in Scotland on Saturday.

UK warns on Scottish independence costs

2014-05-26 12:22

Britain's finance ministry has stepped up its attack on the Scottish government's independence plans, saying it had not fully budgeted for a new administration.

Little Roux’s big tractor ride

2014-05-06 14:31

Wheels24 reader TERINA LE ROUX sent us images and a video of her toddler nephew driving his electric John Deere tractor. Watch the little guy help out his dad on their farm.

Loch Ness Monster 'spotted' on Apple maps

2014-04-23 09:24

A number of Loch Ness Monster believers have released images they say proves that the mythical creature exists, posting images online from Apple maps.

Britain warns Scots on energy job risks

2014-04-09 09:55

Britain has warned Scotland that voting for independence would put jobs and investment in the Scottish energy industry at risk.

Cameron: Scots must heed business warnings

2014-03-14 17:27

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to urge Scotland to take note of the concerns of the Bank of England and businesses about breaking away from the UK.

Scotland independence race tightening

2014-02-24 12:11

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says that latest opinion polls show the race for independence is tightening.

Scientists use monkeys in cure for paralysis

2014-02-18 21:09

Scientists working on a paralysis cure say they had demonstrated how a monkey can use only its thoughts, transferred by electrodes, to manipulate a sleeping fellow primate's arm to do its bidding.

Osborne: No pound for independent Scotland

2014-02-13 14:07

British Finance Minister George Osborne says he could not support the possibility of an independent Scotland using the pound should Scots vote for secession.

Mom held over toddler's death

2014-01-19 08:06

The mother of a three-year-old Scottish boy whose disappearance sparked a massive search has been charged in connection with his death.

 

Cameron: Scottish breakaway economic threat

2014-08-29 12:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told Scots that much of their industry and a million jobs could be put in jeopardy if they vote to leave the UK.

Brown sets aside feud to try to keep Scotland in UK

2014-08-27 14:46

Former British PM Gordon Brown will set aside a long-running feud to make his first public appearance with Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part of the UK.

Giant panda may be pregnant at Edinburgh Zoo

2014-08-12 19:57

Officials at a Scottish zoo say they believe a female giant panda is finally pregnant after months of anticipation.

RBS could sell international arm of private bank

2014-08-11 12:29

Royal Bank of Scotland is selling the international arm of its private bank in a deal that could be valued at about $1bn, sources say.

3 killed 6 injured in car-rally crashes

2014-06-02 12:00

Three elderly people were killed and six other spectators were injured in two incidents during a Jim Clark memorial rally in Scotland on Saturday.

Why care about Scottish independence?

2014-05-30 12:11

A small northern nation is set to vote on independence. Should the world care at a time when Ukraine has pitted East versus West in an echo of the Cold War?.

Clones: Should companies own them?

2014-05-09 16:13

The method for cloning animals such as the famed Dolly the Sheep can be patented, but the resulting animals themselves cannot, a US federal appeals court has ruled.

RBS profits triple in first quarter

2014-05-02 11:00

Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland says that net profits tripled in the first quarter, buoyed by lower costs and falling impairments.

Independent Scotland will face energy hike

2014-04-10 09:30

Scotland's households and businesses must be prepared for higher energy bills if Scots vote in favour of independence, warns the British government.

Whisky you love goes green

2014-04-04 14:13

Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas is scarce.

Standard Life warns it could quit Scotland

2014-02-27 16:19

Standard Life is the first major company to warn it could move parts of its business out of Scotland if it splits from the United Kingdom.

Snowden elected as Glasgow's new rector

2014-02-19 12:22

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has been elected as rector at a top Scotland University, a post previously held by Albert Luthuli and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Engines failed on helicopter that hit pub

2014-02-14 20:34

An air accidents investigation branch says both engines of a police helicopter that crashed onto a pub in Glasgow failed for unknown reasons.

Scotland 17th country to approve gay marriages

2014-02-05 08:03

Scotland has voted overwhelmingly to allow same-sex marriages, becoming the 17th country to give the green light to gay marriage despite opposition from its main church organisations.

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