Sunday, 24 September 2017

Tag Archives: Scotland

Scottish unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 42 years

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EDINBURGH: Scotland’s jobless total fell by 7,000 in the three months to July, to stand at 102,000. The unemployment rate fell by 0.3% from the previous quarter to reach 3.8% – below the UK figure of 4.3%. The number of people in work rose by 60,000 to 2,587,000, according to ...

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Scots trains run slower on average than London based services

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TRAINS connecting Scotland’s main cities are running at dramatically slower average speeds than those in the South East of England, new research has shown. Services from London travel on average between 65 to 93mph, but one Scottish route – between Edinburgh and Perth – trains managed to hit just 25mph ...

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Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%

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Rail users in Scotland will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Abellio ScotRail can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters would be ...

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England thrash Scotland with Jodie Taylor hat trick at Euro 2017

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BIRMINGHAM: Jodie Taylor grabbed a hat-trick as England destroyed Scotland in the ‘Battle of Britain’, easing to a dominant win in the Netherlands for a perfect start to their Euro 2017 campaign. This was a real message of intent from Mark Sampson’s side, as they claimed their first opening-game win in ...

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Women sold for sham marriages to Asian crime gangs in Glasgow

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GLASGOW: Revelations that victims of human trafficking have been sold to Asian crime groups in Glasgow have been exposed as part of a report showing that it is now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs. with labour and sexual exploitation the most common reasons for trafficking to Scotland. ...

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Indian-origin Soldier on Trial Accused of Murdering Girlfriend in UK

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A 26-year-old Indian-origin soldier in the UK is on trial for killing his ex-girlfriend by slitting her throat from ear to ear after she ended the relationship due to his “abusive” and “manipulative” behaviour. Lance Corporal Trimaan “Harry” Dhillon is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend Alice Ruggles’ flat and ...

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Obama to visit Scotland next month

LONDON: Former US President Barack Obama will visit Scotland next month for a charity event. In his first visit to the country, Mr Obama will addresses business leaders and take audience questions at a dinner in Edinburgh. The event is being organised by The Hunter Foundation, set up by businessman ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

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LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour friendly

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DORTMUND: World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries. But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time ...

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