News archive from 2 August 2013

Who's next? New Doctor Who to be unveiled on Sunday

Who's next? New Doctor Who to be unveiled on Sunday

Matt Smith, who has played Doctor Who since 2010, will bow out in the Christmas special. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA The BBC will exterminate weeks of fevered speculation on Sunday when it reveals the identity of the next Doctor Who in a live Time...

Guardian, 00:02 in Showbiz
 

Bank of America expects civil charges over mortgage bonds

The filing did not specify what the cases were about. A Bank of America spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The new charges, disclosed in a quarterly filing, underscore the extent of the second-largest U.S. bank's hangover...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Financial struggles with bills and debts 'worsen'

Financial struggles with bills and debts 'worsen'

More than half of UK adults are struggling to keep up with bills and debt repayments, a major survey of people's finances has suggested. Some 52% of those asked said they were struggling, compared with just 35% in a similar study in 2006, the Money...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Illegal Immigration Raids: 140 Arrested

Illegal Immigration Raids: 140 Arrested

Nearly 140 people have been arrested after a series of raids to tackle people working illegally in the UK. It comes as the Home Office faces criticism over its tactics, its fine collection success rate, and its data collection accuracy. Immigration...

 
Moto X: Google's Custom Phone Has 250 Styles

Moto X: Google's Custom Phone Has 250 Styles

Motorola says its latest smartphone - the first to be assembled in America - will be custom built in more than 250 different styles. The Moto X, which is expected to go on sale in the US next month, is the first flagship device unveiled by the company...

 

NIESR raises UK growth forecasts as consumers spend more

After posting meagre growth of just 0.2 percent in 2012, Britain's economy expanded by 0.3 percent in the first three months of this year from the previous three months, and by 0.6 percent in the second quarter. "The main cause of the improvement...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 
Traditional technology looms large for luxury companies

Traditional technology looms large for luxury companies

It's a tall order to be best dressed at the launch of a tailor in Savile Row, the home of bespoke tailoring in London for almost 200 years. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Using tech to save our water supply...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 

Most MPs going abroad for holidays

Britain may be enjoying its best summer for years but most MPs are heading abroad for their holidays. As many as 67% of members of Parliament are likely to have a break overseas this summer, according to a survey conducted for travel organisation...

 

U.S. to close some embassies Sunday for security reasons

Harf declined to detail the "security considerations" or name the embassies and consulates that would be closed but a senior State Department official later told reporters they were those that would normally have been open on Sunday. A quick...

 

Pair found dead at luxury hotel

A man and woman have been found dead following a suspected chemical incident at a luxury hotel. Their bodies were discovered in a room at the five-star Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh at about 12.15pm on Thursday, Police Scotland said. "Inquiries are...

 
Glasgow 2014 delivers sport and regeneration

Glasgow 2014 delivers sport and regeneration

Glasgow is rightly proud about being in the UK sporting spotlight with less than a year to go before the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. But event chief executive David Grevemberg says that in many ways the Games have a more important role - as...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Most MPs going abroad for holidays

Britain may be enjoying its best summer for years but most MPs are heading abroad for their holidays. As many as 67% of members of Parliament are likely to have a break overseas this summer, according to a survey conducted for travel organisation...

 

Most MPs going abroad for holidays

Britain may be enjoying its best summer for years but most MPs are heading abroad for their holidays. As many as 67% of members of Parliament are likely to have a break overseas this summer, according to a survey conducted for travel organisation...

 

Most MPs going abroad for holidays

Britain may be enjoying its best summer for years but most MPs are heading abroad for their holidays. As many as 67% of members of Parliament are likely to have a break overseas this summer, according to a survey conducted for travel organisation...

 
Staff help out at animal sanctuary

Staff help out at animal sanctuary

Volunteers have helped get work underway for a new education centre at an animal sanctuary. Volunteers from Pets At Home’s Swan Valley distribution centre in Northampton went out to Anniemals at Badby to carry out some much needed work. Annie...

 


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