Shoppers have packed out high streets across Britain this afternoon in a billion pound dash for last minute Christmas deals on 'Panic Saturday'.
LONDON - Back in September, when oil was still selling for close to $100 a barrel, North Sea energy reserves were the big prize at stake in Scotland's referendum on whether to secede from Britain.
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Russell Brand and fellow campaigners have been victorious in their battle to stop a housing estate being taken over by a multi-billion dollar American asset management firm that residents feared would either evict them or more than double their rents.
Through Scottish Enterprise, it has a fund for taking stakes in fledgling companies with high-growth potential, and particularly those at a stage where it's hard to get the funding necessary for development.