News archive from 1 April 2014, page 2

No laughing matter: How 1 April could cost you more

No laughing matter: How 1 April could cost you more

The first day of April is one to be wary of. Notorious pranks have included left-handed hamburgers, spaghetti being grown on trees, and the apparent news that Big Ben was to go digital. But there is also a series of changes on 1 April this year which...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Executive bonuses fall for third year

Executive bonuses fall for third year

A third of companies believe pay decisions are now fairer because of new disclosure rules. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Archive Bonuses for Britain's business leaders are falling for a third year as companies feel the need to be fair to their workforces,...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Cash flow is king for tech savvy small businesses

Cash flow is king for tech savvy small businesses

The Decorus Academy ballet school in Bedfordshire has struggled with late paid invoices, just like many small businesses. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Would data geeks make better football managers? Big...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 
Harrogate man set for battle with Olympic hero

Harrogate man set for battle with Olympic hero

Harrogate's Tom Hawker admits he is facing his toughest challenge yet as he prepares to do battle with double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes in the mountains of Snowdonia. The former Harrogate Grammar School pupil is preparing himself for three...

 
Doctor struck off after psychotic patient killed her two-year-old son

Doctor struck off after psychotic patient killed her two-year-old son

A DOCTOR has been struck off after being found guilty of serious misconduct for allowing a psychotic woman to leave an accident and emergency unit just hours before she killed her two-year-old son. Clement Agbatar failed in his duty to ensure that...

 
Zenit St Petersburg ready to splash £40m on Mesut Ozil transfer and change shirt colour' to reinvigorate Arsenal man

Zenit St Petersburg ready to splash £40m on Mesut Ozil transfer and "change shirt colour' to reinvigorate...

Zenit St Petersburg have allegedly indicated they’d be willing to reimburse Arsenal for Mesut Ozil and take the German off their hands in a £40million summer deal. Russian sports website День смеха published ‘off the record’ quotes from Zenit...

Metro, 00:24 in Sport
 
Safer cycling on A63 in Hull after £265,000 funding boost

Safer cycling on A63 in Hull after £265,000 funding boost

MUCH-needed improvements to increase the safety of cyclists along the A63 have been completed, thanks to a £250,000 investment. The Highways Agency has completed work along parts of the busy dual carriageway between Marfleet and Clive Sullivan Way...

 
Derby Telegraph comment: Public should refuse to buy absurdly-priced World Cup shirt

Derby Telegraph comment: Public should refuse to buy absurdly-priced World Cup shirt

YOU might be excused looking at today's date and deciding this story is an April fool. But it's not. The Football Association is charging fans £90 for an "official" England shirt to wear during this summer's World Cup. They must think that...

 

Noah Premiere: Crowe Condemns Climate Critics

Russell Crowe has said it would be "irresponsible" not to acknowledge global warming as real as his new film gets its first showing in London. Leicester Square was awash with stars on Monday evening as the biblical epic had its premiere....

 
Scots rockers Twin Atlantic enjoy world premiere of new single during Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show

Scots rockers Twin Atlantic enjoy world premiere of new single during Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show

TWIN Atlantic breathed a huge sigh of relief as new single Heart and Soul had its world premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show last night. The Glasgow band’s Sam McTrusty, Ross McNae, Craig Kneale and Barry McKenna have been recording for months. And...

 

'Healing' muscle research praised

Living skeletal muscle that not only functions like the real thing but can heal itself has been engineered by scientists. The lab-grown tissue, produced from immature pre-cursor cells, was demonstrated in mice. Scientists believe it marks a...

 

BT 'given rural broadband monopoly'

BT has been given an effective monopoly by the Government to run a taxpayer-funded rural broadband programme, according to a powerful committee. The communications giant has won all 44 contracts awarded under the £1.2 billion scheme to extended...

 

Tributes to double murder victims

Scotland Yard's previous contact with a woman who was found dead alongside her young daughter has been referred to the police watchdog. The 45-year-old woman and her 23-month old daughter were discovered after officers were called to an address in...

 

Mail sale caution 'cost taxpayer'

The Government could have achieved better value for the taxpayer through its controversial privatisation of Royal Mail, according to a new report which revealed that most investors given priority to buy shares, sold them shortly after making a...

 

Economic growth 'must be priority'

Politicians need to be more business orientated and "economically literate" if the UK is to achieve sustainable economic growth, according to an industry leader. John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will...

 


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