News archive from 2 February 2015, page 3

Tufnell and Parker exit The Jump

England cricket legend Phil Tufnell and Gogglebox star Dom Parker were the first celebrities to be knocked out as the second season of winter sports show The Jump got under way. Tufnell, 48, was eliminated after losing out in the jump against fellow...

 

'Relief' as Egypt deports reporter

The deportation of Al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste from Egypt after 400 days in prison has been greeted as a "welcome relief" by human rights campaigners. The Australian national left on an EgyptAir flight to Larnaca, Cyprus,...

 

Plea to clarify election guidelines

Whitehall mandarins should urgently set out the constitutional principles over which leader holds the key to No 10 if no party wins an overall majority at the general election, a committee has recommended. Guidelines over who leads the country in the...

 

Halo Master Chief Collection: Question mark hangs over 343 Industries CU beta test

343 Industries have revealed their plans for a group-test for the Collection patch with a closed beta are now under evaluation, after being postponed last minute. The upcoming content update was going to be tested select members of the Xbox One...

 

Celtic and Rangers fail to create a classic as rivals meet for the first time since April 2012

In a bumper issue of Scotland on Sunday, there was an interview with one of football’s ‘biggest’ names previewing the Old Firm’s much-anticipated renewal of hostilities. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink – the former Holland striker, once of Celtic – was...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport
 

Asian shares skid as China data raises growth concerns

China's factory sector unexpectedly shrank for the first time in nearly 2-1/2 years last month and firms see more gloom ahead, according to a survey released on Sunday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.8 in January, a low last...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 

EastEnders guest role for Van Outen

Denise Van Outen is set to make a guest appearance in EastEnders this spring, it has been announced. Soap bosses have not disclosed the role that the actress and ex-Big Breakfast presenter will play for a few episodes on Albert Square. But they say...

 

South Korea January manufacturing PMI expands for first time in five months

January was the first time since August last year that the index rose above the 50-point mark separating expansion from contraction. A sub-index on new export orders received by South Korea's manufacturing firms in January rose to 51.6 from 49.2 in...

Reuters, 00:38 in Business
 

EastEnders guest role for Van Outen

Denise Van Outen is set to make a guest appearance in EastEnders this spring, it has been announced. Soap bosses have not disclosed the role that the actress and ex-Big Breakfast presenter will play for a few episodes on Albert Square. But they say...

 

Tottenham "agree transfer deal to sign Dele Alli ahead of Newcastle United'

Tottenham have reportedly agreed terms with MK Dons to sign midfielder Dele Alli ahead of Newcastle. Alli, who is rated as one of English football's most exciting young players, had been tipped to join Newcastle on transfer deadline day. But the Daily...

Metro, 00:44 in Sport
 

Standard General may act as lead bidder for RadioShack Corp - WSJ

The company was still discussing an agreement with Standard General to be a so-called "stalking horse" at a court-supervised auction for RadioShack's assets, the Journal reported. (Reporting by Suzanne Barlyn; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Reuters, 00:46 in Business
 
Reaction: Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore hails players after 3-2 win over Plymouth Argyle

Reaction: Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore hails players after 3-2 win over Plymouth Argyle

HARTLEPOOL United manager Ronnie Moore believes other sides fighting relegation will now have a "panic on" following his side's 3-2 win over Plymouth Argyle. Pools closed the gap to safety to seven points thanks to a brace from Jonathan...

 
Silicon Glen’s start-up figures set heather alight

Silicon Glen’s start-up figures set heather alight

Scotland's technology sector is firing on all cylinders, with new research

Scotsman, 00:50 in Business
 
EY predicts lending by banks is to rise

EY predicts lending by banks is to rise

Lending growth to British business is set to resume this year after falling by more than a third since the financial slump, a key study today reveals. The influential EY Item Club forecasts a modest level of growth this year but predicts net lending...

Scotsman, 00:50 in Business
 
Cash boost will help growth at Administrate

Cash boost will help growth at Administrate

AN EDINBURGH software firm is looking to tap into the global explosion in online learning and training after securing fresh six-figure funding. Administrate, which is based in the capital’s CodeBase incubator, will use the £577,000 investment to grow...

Scotsman, 00:50 in Business
 


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