News archive from 1 December 2014

Dan's the man for Sale as Falcons get their wings clipped

Dan's the man for Sale as Falcons get their wings clipped

Newcastle Falcons 13 Sale Sharks 18Another moment of genius from Danny Cipriani helped fire Sale to a third successive Premiership win and remind England of just what a special talent they are missing out on. Controversially overlooked by Red Rose...

 

Menace or myth, Myanmar frets over Rohingya militant group

Beyond the fence, on the far bank of the Naf River, is a ragged horizon of mangroves: Bangladesh. There, say Myanmar officials, lurks the armed militant group the fence was partly designed to keep out. The Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) takes...

 

Gold, Swiss franc fall after Swiss referendum

The measure, had it been approved, would have compelled the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to more than double its gold reserves and banned it from ever selling the metal, threatening its ability to defend a 1.20 euro cap on the Swiss franc imposed at the...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

Sagi plans London IPO for 10 percent of Camden Market - report

Officials at Camden Market were not available for comment. Sagi, who founded gambling technology company Playtech (PTEC.L), acquired Camden Stables Market in March for 400 million pounds and in October bought another section called Camden Lock Market...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

In fading Japan hinterland, sceptics doubt 'Abenomics' will cure ills

Like many of his age group, her 25-year-old son left the largely rural prefecture of Akita in northeastern Japan to find work after graduating from college. "I'm interested to see how much they are listening to the voices from this region,"...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Edinburgh Zoo in panda ‘abuse’ row

Edinburgh Zoo in panda ‘abuse’ row

EDINBURGH Zoo has become embroiled in an animal cruelty row after footage emerged which appears to show its Chinese panda donors mistreating a young cub. The film, which has gone viral on Chinese social networks, appears to show a zookeeper striking a...

 
George Osborne’s targeting of corporate tax dodges faces voter scepticism

George Osborne’s targeting of corporate tax dodges faces voter scepticism

Almost 60% of adults in the UK don’t believe politicians’ promises to tackle corporate tax avoidance, according to a damning poll published ahead of this week’s autumn statement in which George Osborne is expected to set out measures to tackle the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Primark told to ‘Stop Scrooging’ by living wage campaigners

Primark told to ‘Stop Scrooging’ by living wage campaigners

Campaigners are to raise the spectre of Scrooge and the “ghost of Christmas present” at Associated British Food’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday over low-paid staff at its Primark chain. Reverend Graham Hunter, the leader of activist group...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Charities’ fears over lack of proper care for dementia sufferers

Charities’ fears over lack of proper care for dementia sufferers

Dementia sufferers lack proper care because the illness is not recognised as terminal, according to the Marie Curie charity and the Alzheimer’s Society. Their report highlights the issues faced by dementia sufferers in the late stages of their lives...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Concerns raised over incorrect ethnicity data in NHS hospital records

Concerns raised over incorrect ethnicity data in NHS hospital records

Up to 40% of people belonging to minorities could have their ethnicity wrongly recorded in their NHS hospital records with potentially profound implications for the analysis of inequalities in care quality or disease prevalence in different ethnic...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
SNP wants more power for supporting Labour

SNP wants more power for supporting Labour

Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Labour must up the powers on offer to Scotland in the Smith Commission as the price of SNP support to form the UK government in next year's election. The First Minister says the powers set out by Lord Smith last week do...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Carnival atmosphere at Faslane Trident protest

Carnival atmosphere at Faslane Trident protest

HUNDREDS of demonstrators yesterday turned out to protest against the basing of the UK's nuclear deterrent at Faslane. The naval base, situated on the Clyde, is home to the submarines which carry the Trident weapon system. The Scrap Trident Coalition...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Councils in England demand their own devolution

Councils in England demand their own devolution

COUNCIL leaders across England have joined forces to demand the government give them more powers to run their own affairs. The leaders of 119 councils – including 65 controlled by Labour, 40 by the Conservatives and 10 by the Liberal Democrats – warn...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Wooliam the sheep to be mascot for New Zealand's U20 World Cup

Wooliam the sheep to be mascot for New Zealand's U20 World Cup

New Zealand’s mascot for the under-20 football World Cup it is hosting next year is a sheep. He’s a black sheep who goes by the name of Wooliam - which some could argue is how Kiwis pronounce William - and the local organising committee say he has...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
Britain’s most popular baby boy’s name? Muhammad

Britain’s most popular baby boy’s name? Muhammad

Muhammad has become the most popular name for baby boys in the UK, the website BabyCentre has revealed. While Arabic names are on the rise, TV shows such as Game Of Thrones have also inspired names for the next generation. The list of the top 100 baby...

 


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