News archive from 1 May 2015

Scots university fines student £1,000 for threat

Scots university fines student £1,000 for threat

A STUDENT at one of Scotland's leading universities was hit with a £1,000 fine after threatening another person on social media. The fine, thought to be one of the highest to a single student in Scotland, was handed down by Glasgow University to an...

 
Genetic find could help fight cancer and diabetes

Genetic find could help fight cancer and diabetes

SCIENTISTS studying a rare disease which causes people to age prematurely believe they have made a genetic breakthrough which could lead to new treatment for conditions such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's. The US researchers say genetic mutations...

 
WINNERS REVEALED: Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards 2015

WINNERS REVEALED: Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards 2015

REVEALED: The winners of the 2015 Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards. Winners of the 2015 Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards, in association with Verity Frearson, were revealed at a glittering ceremony at Harrogate’s Majestic Hotel....

 
Pools fans’ spokeswoman speaks out on fancy dress furore

Pools fans’ spokeswoman speaks out on fancy dress furore

THE secretary of a football supporters' group says the Bob Marley fancy dress saga is just "a fun day that's been blown out of all proportion". Pauline McSweeney, secretary of the Hartlepool United Supporter’s Association spoke about the...

 
Cameron in vow to close North South divide.

Cameron in vow to close North South divide.

David Cameron will today promise to close the North South divide as he uses a visit to Yorkshire to warn voters "Labour has failed the North". The Prime Minister will link his success in any future Conservative government to “building a...

 
Hartlepool duo sign new contracts

Hartlepool duo sign new contracts

HARTLEPOOL United boss Ronnie Moore says he is delighted to tie down the futures of teenage duo Kieran Green and Connor Smith. The pair have both agreed terms on professional deals with the club and will officially become professionals on July 1....

 
Why Preston star believes Hartlepool boss Ronnie Moore should be crowned manager of the season

Why Preston star believes Hartlepool boss Ronnie Moore should be crowned manager of the season

RONNIE Moore deserves the manager of the season award after steering Hartlepool United to Football League safety, says Jordan Hugill. The Pools boss has played down his own chances of lifting the annual League Two award, despite leading Pools to...

 
Ronnie Moore: Loan players key to Hartlepool United’s Great Escape

Ronnie Moore: Loan players key to Hartlepool United’s Great Escape

HARTLEPOOL United manager Ronnie Moore has praised his merry band of loanees for their crucial contribution in keeping Pools in the Football League. Moore was quick to bring in several loan players at the turn of the year after taking charge of the...

 

First look inside the wreck of WW2 Japanese mega-submarine that was so big it had a hangar with room for...

Video has emerged showing the wreck of a Second World War Japanese mega-submarine so big it had a hangar with room for three bombers. The 400-foot 'Sen-Toku' class vessel - among the largest pre-nuclear submarines ever built - was found by chance in...

 
Osborne rules out cuts to child benefit in expected £12bn reduction in welfare spending

Osborne rules out cuts to child benefit in expected £12bn reduction in welfare spending

George Osborne has ruled out slashing child benefit if the Tories take power - but has still declined to spell out how he WILL make £12bn in expected welfare cuts. The Chancellor was responding to accusations from Nick Clegg that he was being...

 
Climate shift ‘could cause sea mammal extinction’

Climate shift ‘could cause sea mammal extinction’

WHALES, dolphins and seals are the sea creatures facing the greatest threat of being wiped out as a result of climate change, according to new research. Studies by a team of international scientists also found sharks, corals, mussels and clams have...

 
California ups targets for cutting greenhouse gas

California ups targets for cutting greenhouse gas

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan that steps up its previous target. The US state has cut emissions to date partly by forcing companies to pay for their carbon ­pollution. Governor Jerry Brown’s...

 

Revealed: Britain's most expensive places to rent a home

The Surrey commuter town of Esher, home to Sandown Park racecourse, has been identified as the most expensive place to rent a two-bedroom home in the UK outside London, with tenants paying an average of almost £2,000 a month. Advertised monthly rents...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 

Fixed-rate mortages hit record low as Co-op Bank deal of 1.09% goes on sale

The UK’s cheapest-ever fixed-rate mortgage goes on sale on Friday as a price war continues to drive home loan rates to record lows. The “lowest ever” deal, priced at 1.09% for two years, raises the prospect that home loans allowing people to fix their...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 

HSBC files: UK tax officials under fire for allowing payment amnesty

HM Revenue and Customs is facing legal action over its failure to prosecute hundreds of British customers who used HSBC’s Swiss bank to evade tax. Online campaign group Avaaz, which claims 40 million members worldwide, has initiated judicial review...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 


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