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Friday, April 10th, 2015

 

Prestige model sold out

McLaren supercar given capital status

McLaren

On show, but not for sale. The limited edition McLaren 675LT, recently showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, made a one-day appearance in Edinburgh today. The supercar, with a price tag of £259,500, attracted a lot of interest in the fashionable Multrees Walk, but sad to say it could not be bought. McLaren built just 500 of the cars and they sold out within three weeks and there are no plans to build more. Petrolheads should note that the 666 bhp car with a top speed of 208mph does 0-60Read More


Former Aberdeen Art Gallery boss Moira Gemmill, 55, killed in a cycling crash in London. She worked at the Royal Collection Trust, St James’s Palace

   


Global firm latest to sign up

Hydro engineer Arup moves to 1 West Regent St

Hydro

Civil engineering consultancy firm Arup Group is the latest to take space in Glasgow’s flagship office development, 1 West Regent Street. Arup has taken the entire seventh floor of the property, comprising 13,681 sq ft of office space, on a ten year FRI lease.  Arup will move its Glasgow operation from its existing location on Bath Street to 1 West Regent Street later this year. The company’s Scottish business has been operating in Glasgow for more than 40 years and has been responsible for many notable projects in the cityRead More


£20m support package unveiled

Gatwick to back regional airports if runway approved

Gatwick says it will set up a £20 million fund to support Britain’s network of airports if it secures a second runway. The fund would incentivise airlines and will be seen as a key message to politicians considering runway options that the Sussex base plans to spread the benefits of expansion around the UK. Gatwick says the fund will support new air services from around the UK in the ten years following the opening of a second runway. It already serves 11 destinations in UK compared with seven at Heathrow and saysRead More


Fri City brief: Majestic bags Naked: FTSE hits new high

The FTSE100 surged to a new all-time high on Friday, topping a previous peak reached two weeks ago, despite concerns about a slowdown in UK economic growth. The Footsie finished 74.41 points higher, rising 1.06% to a fresh record of 7,089.77, helped by gains from Shire, Aberdeen, ITV and a number of housing stocks. The index surpassed its previous intraday record high of 7,065.08 reached on 24 March and previous record close of 7,036.67. Housebuilders were among the best performers as Jefferies upgraded ratings for stocks across the sector, including Barratt Developments, TaylorRead More