9am Briefing: Missing nightclub boss 'safe and well'

A NIGHTCLUB manager who disappeared after heading to work in the city centre has now been seen "safe and well" in Newcastle.

Martin Gordon, 33, a manager at Cabaret Voltaire had not been seen for eight days.

More than 50,000 people joined a Facebook group to help find him, as police launched an investigation.

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But now his flatmate and friend Richard Duff has confirmed on the site he was spotted at a Newcastle bar yesterday afternoon.

Cinema smell to add a new Dynamic

WITH shaking seats and the smell of rhino droppings, a new cinema is adding an extra dimension.

Our Dynamic Earth has launched Scotland's first "4D" cinema, with an 80-seat auditorium, which opens to the public today.

The 4dventure has been installed at the visitor attraction at the cost of 700,000, thanks to funding by the Dynamic Earth Trust and the Scottish Government.

Uni chiefs slammed for pay increases

UNIVERSITY principals were accused of hypocrisy today after figures revealed they were given big pay increases while staff are facing redundancies.

Mary Senior, of the University and College Union, said: "Lecturers have just been offered a pay rise of 0.25 per cent at time when we are seeing these huge increases for principals. It is hypocritical to give such large rises to themselves while giving a ludicrous offer to the staff who do all the work."

Warning over missing children

CHILDREN who regularly go missing from home are in danger of falling victim to sexual exploitation, a leading charity warned today.

Barnardo's Scotland said vulnerable youngsters who disappear for days from their parents' or carers' home are being preyed upon and abused.

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The charity has launched a UK-wide campaign to raise funds for its work with the victims of sexual exploitation.

SL chief to get 2m if firm hits targets

STANDARD Life chief executive David Nish is set to receive more than 2 million if the Edinburgh-based insurance company hits performance targets, it was reported today.

Mr Nish, who took over from Sir Sandy Crombie in January, will get a basic salary of 725,000 - 39 per cent more than last year when he was group finance director.

He will also be paid a bonus of up to 175 per cent of his salary - 1.27m - depending on the group's performance.