News archive from 1 July 2014

EU roaming fees fall for phone users

EU roaming fees fall for phone users

Charges for surfing the internet on smartphones while travelling in the EU have been cut by half as new rules come into force. European leaders have brought in changes over recent years to cut the fees in stages since 2007, aiming to eliminate them...

BBC, 23:59 in Business
 
Are Europe's banks being prosecuted - or persecuted?

Are Europe's banks being prosecuted - or persecuted?

Even BNP Paribas cannot shrug off a $9bn (£5.1bn) fine. The bank is the fourth biggest by assets in the world and has been found guilty of violating US economic sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba. It had repeatedly protested that it did not...

BBC, 23:59 in Business
 

Teenage girl killed on roadside as she walked to school

A teenage girl has died after a car ploughed into her as she walked to school. Liberty Baker, 14, was with two of her friends when the Citroën mounted the pavement and ran into them and another man. An 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of...

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 

Unmasked: Britain's top hand and foot model finally reveals her face

You're probably thinking there’s something familiar about her but can’t quite place her face. Model Nicki Donohoe stars on TV almost every day and has appeared in magazines and on billboards – but you won’t recognise her as she never shows her face....

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Guilty Rolf Harris destroyed by his dark side

Guilty Rolf Harris destroyed by his dark side

VETERAN entertainer Rolf Harris saw his decades in the spotlight end in disgrace yesterday as he was found guilty of indecent assault. The 84-year-old, once a much-loved artist and musician, was convicted at Southwark Crown Court yesterday of 12 sex...

 
Italian navy finds 30 bodies of migrants in boat

Italian navy finds 30 bodies of migrants in boat

The bodies of 30 migrants have been discovered in the hold of a packed boat heading for Italy, part of a surge of thousands of Africans and Syrians desperately sailing from Libya to seek a new life in Europe. The migrants, mostly sub-Saharans, who...

 
N Korea demands cancellation of military drills

N Korea demands cancellation of military drills

North Korean officials yesterday demanded that their counterparts in South Korea cancel annual military drills with the US this summer to promote reconciliation ahead of the Asian Games. South Korea is hosting the games and North Korea has said it...

 
Lviv ditches bid for 2022 Winter Games

Lviv ditches bid for 2022 Winter Games

The Ukrainian city of Lviv yesterday withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race for an Olympics that no-one seems to want. Lviv pulled out because of the continuing political and security crisis in...

 
Israel: Netanyahu vows Hamas will pay for deaths

Israel: Netanyahu vows Hamas will pay for deaths

The three Israeli teenagers who went missing earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead. An Israeli military spokesman said their bodies were found in a pit near the town of Halhul, north of Hebron. Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both...

 
Fracking: Scotland’s shale gas resources revealed

Fracking: Scotland’s shale gas resources revealed

SCOTLAND'S Central Belt is sitting on billions of barrels of shale oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, an official survey has discovered. It could provide enough gas alone to meet Scotland’s needs for the next half-century and a major wave of...

 
Quartermile secures £80m for huge office development

Quartermile secures £80m for huge office development

Edinburgh's Quartermile urban 
regeneration project has secured an 
£80 million package of support in what is believed to be one of the largest ever speculative office funding schemes in Scotland. Property investor Moorfield, which...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Poundworld eyes expansion drive on £26m new funding

Poundworld eyes expansion drive on £26m new funding

Poundworld has secured 
£26 million in new funding to open more stores in Britain and grow its overseas supply chain. The discount retailer, the third-largest single price point retailer in the UK, yesterday said it intends to expand its...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Iceland’s woes could make Scotland shiver

Comment: Iceland’s woes could make Scotland shiver

A DAILY bombardment of statistics to justify one claim against another in the independence debate is, to a large extent, only adding to the confusion. Occasionally, though, the numbers cannot be ignored. Forecasting is a little pinch of science mixed...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Two goals in two minutes ensure thrilling end to Germany v Algeria

Germany v Algeria kept up the reputation of the 2014 World Cup as being the most thrilling tournament  in living memory as two goals in the last two minutes of extra time ensured a dramatic finale to the match. With the teams unable to break the...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Ed Balls admits the error of Tony Blair’s way

Ed Balls admits the error of Tony Blair’s way

ED BALLS admitted Tony Blair's "third way" failed as he pledged yesterday to forge an economy geared towards ordinary working people. The shadow chancellor said the Labour government had not foreseen financial risks or the scale of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 


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