News archive from 2 September 2014, page 10

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely. Silva's meteoric rise has led Brazilian stocks to rally 10 percent in the last three weeks on...

 

Rights group slams Thai detention of child migrants and refugees

A Somali infant lived more than three years in an overcrowded and unsanitary room. Due to a lack of space, a 9-year-old girl and her younger brother regularly slept sitting up during their three-year detention. Every year, Thailand arbitrarily and...

 

Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef - AFR

They feared that dumping soil 25 km (15 miles) from the reef would harm delicate corals and seagrasses and potentially double ship traffic through the area. The Abbot Point port is being expanded to accommodate $16 billion(9.65 billion British pound)...

 
Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Taxpayers face a £1.1 billion bill in the future because of Birmingham City Council’s failure to cut debts, Opposition Tories claim. Those are the long term projections of cutting repayments and extending loan terms on the £3 billion debt currently...

 
Fire crew helps pensioner from choking on food

Fire crew helps pensioner from choking on food

A PENSIONER walked into a fire station asking for medical help as he choked on a piece of food. The 75-year-old Shotton man was dropped off by a bus at Peterlee Fire Station as he gasped for air. A station spokesman said firefighters could only give a...

 
Consumer: Money Talk with Helen Collier

Consumer: Money Talk with Helen Collier

WHERE does the money go? You are not alone if you have said this a few times in your life. Part of the problem can be getting an urge to buy something that you hadn’t planned for but that suddenly became so attractive it couldn’t be resisted....

 

Video: How a Royal insider captured laughing Queen

As a member of the country's most famous family Patrick Lichfield connected with the Royals in a way that others could not. Lichfield’s photographs give a fascinating insight into the monarchy and show the Queen and other family members caught in more...

 
Boris Island Airport Plan Set To Be Rejected

Boris Island Airport Plan Set To Be Rejected

Boris Johnson's proposal for a new four-runway airport to be built in the Thames Estuary is expected to be officially rejected today. The decision by the Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission will leave just three options on the table for airport...

 
Notts: Police and Crime Commissioner urges PM to increase firearms licencing fees

Notts: Police and Crime Commissioner urges PM to increase firearms licencing fees

The heavy cost of administering firearms licensing, paid by Notts taxpayers, has prompted Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping to personally urge the Prime Minister to support an increase in fees. Mr Tipping has written to David Cameron...

 
Cardiff Half Marathon challenge for Rachel

Cardiff Half Marathon challenge for Rachel

For county woman Rachel Jones the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is more than just a race, it's the culmination of an inspirational year. Rachel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 14 but was determined not to let it slow down her active...

 
Yorkshire crash survivors pledge to help fellow patients

Yorkshire crash survivors pledge to help fellow patients

TWO women involved in last year's horrific M62 hen party minibus crash have given their backing to a new charity helping survivors of major trauma rebuild their lives. Sarah Johnson and Amy Firth were joined by others involved in serious accidents to...

 
Travel ban to target British jihadists

Travel ban to target British jihadists

POLICE WILL be given powers to seize passports and relocate terror suspects as part of a new crackdown on British jihadists to protect freedom for generations to come, the Prime Minister has announced. David Cameron unveiled a package of measures...

 
Over 70 men arrested in probes into child sexual exploitation

Over 70 men arrested in probes into child sexual exploitation

MORE than 70 men have been arrested during lengthy police investigations into claims of child sexual exploitation by alleged "grooming' gangs in West Yorkshire, it has been revealed. Three major investigations, in Leeds, Calderdale and Keighley,...

 
Yorkshire crash survivors pledge to help fellow patients

Yorkshire crash survivors pledge to help fellow patients

TWO women involved in last year's horrific M62 hen party minibus crash have given their backing to a new charity helping survivors of major trauma rebuild their lives. Sarah Johnson and Amy Firth were joined by others involved in serious accidents to...

 

Chinese home prices drop again in August -surveys

Compared to a year before, home prices in August were still up 3 percent, although that was slightly lower than July's 4.3 percent annual increase. It was the 10th straight month that annual property price inflation had eased. A separate survey by...

Reuters, 06:00 in Business
 


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