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The discovery that took half a lifetime to confirm has been recognised with the Nobel Prize. Edinburgh University-based Professor Peter Higgs’s find, known as the Higgs boson particle, was confirmed last year, nearly five decades after he first unveiled his findings. Professor Higgs shares the £775,000 Nobel Prize in Physics with Francois Englert, of Belgium, for their work discovering the building block of nature. The discovery predicted a particle, the Higgs boson, and this was found by a team from the European nuclear research facility. 10 YEARS AGO
Major British banks said they would pass on to borrowers the full benefits of the Bank of England’s cut of half a percentage point in interest rates. Royal Bank of Scotland, Halifax
Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Barclays and Lloyds TSB all immediately said they would pass on the cut to homeowners. HBOS and Lloyds
TSB said they will reduce standard variable rates on mortgage products to 6.50 per cent from November 1. Abbey, HSBC and Alliance and Leicester said their mortgage rates were under review after the Bank’s half point cut to 4.5 per cent. 25 YEARS AGO
The signature on proxy votes held by Celtic rebel leader Fergus Mccann was last night branded a forgery. At the start of the club’s annual meeting, a Celtic solicitor announced that an interim interdict had been granted at Glasgow Sheriff Court barring Mr Mccann and Mr Matthew Mcglone from speaking or voting on behalf of a shareholder at the crucial meeting. It was one more dramatic moment in 48 hours of upset for the club. Joe Jordan had earlier followed his manager Liam Brady out of the Parkhead door “as a matter of principle”.