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Brown confirms South of Scotland agency

Keith Brown

An enterprise agency will be created to meet the economic needs of communities in the South of Scotland…

Company's profits sharply up

Lothian tops up bus dividend by £1.1m

Bus operator Lothian paid £1.1 million more into the public purse ..

First Test selection gamble

Gatland hoping big calls pay off against All Blacks

As someone who doesn’t shirk from controversy, Warren Gatland is no stranger to making big decisions as head coach of the British and Irish Lions. Four years ago he dropped the talismanic Brian O’Driscoll for the deciding Test against Australia, the omission bringing howls of derision from many quarters. It was the first time the Irishman, a veteran of four tours, had been dropped and it signalled the end of his Lions career. Gatland’s decision was vindicated, however, with the tourists winning the Sydney showdown to carve another niche inRead More

Top golf for East Lothian

Gullane to host golf Open double-header

Gullane will host the men’s and women’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open tournaments next year..

New leadership consultancy

Interview: FX Group founders

Building the future

Standard Life’s merger with Aberdeen Asset Management has been cleared “unconditionally” by the competition authority

Despite some excitable headlines, the ‘investigation’ by the Competition and Markets Authority was effectively a formality in accordance with the takeover rules, and few expected any other outcome. The takeover was approved by shareholders in both companies this week and had already received consent from regulatory bodies overseas. It will take effect from 14 August and trading will begin thereafter in the shares of Edinburgh-headquartered Standard Life Aberdeen.  

Agency secures deals

Big secures £600,000 in new business

Zoe Ogilvie

PR and marketing agency The Big Partnership has picked up new business worth more than £600,000 ..

Ibrox clubs agrees deal

Rangers and Sports Direct settle retail dispute


Rangers and Sports Direct have agreed to settle their legal dispute and have launched a new retail offering..

Merger 'temporarily halted'

FanDuel, Draftkings deal held up by judge

A merger between sport fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel has been held up by a US federal judge…

Ruling over historic debt

Ex-Wimbledon champion Becker declared bankrupt

Boris Becker

Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court. The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay. Mr Becker’s lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from re-mortgaging a property in Majorca, requesting another 28-day adjournment after saying that they expected the six million euro deal to be completed in a month’s time. Registrar Miss Christine Derrett rejected the appeal, saying itRead More