News archive from 2 May 2012

Aegon loses top marketing man Paul McMahon

PAUL McMahon, the head of marketing for insurer Aegon UK, has been put on gardening leave in a surprise move ahead of taking on a new role with financial services technology company, FNZ. McMahon, who has been leading the insurer’s move to launch and...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 

Lloyd’s escapes disasters

THE Lloyd's of London insurance market said on Tuesday that there had been no change to its expected financial performance this year thanks to a lack of major claims during the first quarter. Last year, the 324-year-old market swung to a £516 million...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 

EnerMech unveils £40m plan to expand US operations

ABERDEEN-based engineering group EnerMech is launching a £40 million expansion in the US involving both organic growth and takeovers.. The company, which works primarily with the oil and gas industry, said on Tuesday it had set aside £31.5m for...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 

M Squared wins £3.85m funding for lasers that detect terrorist threat

A TECHNOLOGY company that makes lasers capable of detecting terrorist threats has secured almost £4 million in funding as it seeks to ramp up its research and development programme. Glasgow-based M Squared, founded in 2005 by chief executive Graeme...

Scotsman, 22:00 in Business
 
Jubilee celebrations coming together across Tamworth and North Warwickshire

Jubilee celebrations coming together across Tamworth and North Warwickshire

But there's still time to get involved and plan something more for the long Jubilee weekend which runs from Saturday, June 2, to Tuesday June 5. And the kids are on half term then too! Tamworth Castle Grounds is playing host to a Diamond Jubilee...

 
U.S. FCC extends review of Verizon cable deal

U.S. FCC extends review of Verizon cable deal

The FCC said it would add 21 days to what is typically a 180-day review because Verizon Wireless and the cable operators failed to meet filing deadlines for additional information the agency requested. The agency is on the 103rd day of its review of...

Reuters, 22:05 in Business
 
OBAMA SIGNS AFGHANISTAN AGREEMENT

OBAMA SIGNS AFGHANISTAN AGREEMENT

Alongside Afghan president Hamid Karzai, Mr Obama declared, "Together, we're now committed to replacing war with peace." The partnership spells out the US relationship with Afghanistan beyond 2014, covering security, economics and...

 

East Lancashire violence-related injuries cases drop

TREATMENT for patients suffering from violence-related injuries fell in 2011. A study of 42 emergency departments and minor injury units, including four centres in East Lancashire, were included in the national study of trends in serious violence....

 
Markets: Happy investors bank Lloyds shares

Markets: Happy investors bank Lloyds shares

FTSE 100 CLOSE 5812.23 +74.45 BANKS were in demand on Tuesday after robust first-quarter numbers from part state-owned Lloyds while stronger-than-expected US manufacturing data also gave the London market a much-needed boost. Shares in Lloyds leapt...

Scotsman, 22:17 in Business
 

Workers of the world mark May Day 2012

Millions of workers marked May Day around the world today by taking to the streets against exploitation and war. Workers turned out in droves in Greece, France and Spain to denounce EU-mandated austerity and call for policies that boost living...

 

Fire walk with me

Michael Garrick with Trevor Bannister: Tone Poems & Dusk Fire Jazz in English Hands: An Autobiography It wasn't easy. Michael Garrick, who died in November 2011, knew more than most what it cost in sheer energy, financial expense and creative...

 

Is China Buying The World?

Peter Nolan punctures the myth posed in this book’s title that China is “buying the world.” The forecast that its GDP will surpass that of the US in a few years time, true on present trends, is giving rise to frantic fears of a challenge to US...

 

East Lancashire violence-related injuries cases drop

TREATMENT for patients suffering from violence-related injuries fell in 2011. A study of 42 emergency departments and minor injury units, including four centres in East Lancashire, were included in the national study of trends in serious violence....

 

Woman guilty over flat fire deaths

May 1 2012 A woman has been convicted of two counts of manslaughter after she started a fire at a block of flats which killed two women, police have said. Sandra Clarke, 50, set off the blaze on the day there was due to be a county court hearing over...

 

Sandringham body: two freed on bail

May 1 2012 Two men arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager whose body was found on the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk have been released on bail. Norfolk Police made the arrests earlier in connection with human remains, identified as...

 


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