News archive from 2 September 2014, page 9

Family urge Ashya parents' release

The parents of five-year-old brain cancer patient Ashya King have spent another night away from their son as relatives and supporters continued to demand their release from detention. A judge in Spain ruled that Brett and Naghmeh King must be held for...

 
Hull confirm Hatem Ben Arfa signing

Hull confirm Hatem Ben Arfa signing

HULL City have confirmed the signing of Newcastle United forward Hatem Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa, 27, has joined on loan for the rest of the season, reports the Tigers’ website. “Hatem is a superb addition to the squad, and brings a lot of attacking flair,”...

 

Referendum rivals focus on jobs

Both sides in the independence referendum campaign will be hoping to brew up support as the debate focuses on job creation. First Minister Alex Salmond will set out his vision of the gains of independence for the food and drink industry on a visit to...

 

NHS trust put into special measures

One of the largest hospital trusts in England is to be put into a failure regime because of "serious failures" in patient safety East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is to be put into special measures by health regulator...

 

NHS trust put into special measures

One of the largest hospital trusts in England is to be put into a failure regime because of "serious failures" in patient safety East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is to be put into special measures by health regulator...

 

NHS trust put into special measures

One of the largest hospital trusts in England is to be put into a failure regime because of "serious failures" in patient safety East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is to be put into special measures by health regulator...

 

Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt

Mohamed Ali Nasri told reporters in hospital that about five gunmen attacked his house late on Monday. He threw himself from the roof and hid in a neighbour's home, suffering a broken leg but no bullet wounds. His family and witnesses in Kasserine...

 

KKR sells final stake in China Modern Dairy for about $80 million - source

KKR (KKR.N) sold around 168 million shares at HK$3.70 per share versus Monday's closing price of HK$3.85, the source told Reuters on Tuesday. China Modern Dairy (1117.HK) announced interim after tax profit for the six months ended June 30 of 545...

Reuters, 04:01 in Business
 
Police appeal after Bradford armed robbery

Police appeal after Bradford armed robbery

Police are appealing for any information about a group of men who stole a large amount of money during an armed street robbery in Bradford. The incident occured just after 2.30pm today (September 1) on Buck Street, in Bradford city centre. The two...

 

Australia's trade drags on growth, housing a help

Tuesday's data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics also showed government spending stayed subdued in the second quarter amid much talk of fiscal belt-tightening, pointing to a sub-par performance for the economy as a whole. But there was better...

Reuters, 04:08 in Business
 
Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

Birmingham's senior councillors have been urged to take a £100,000 a year pay cut by an official panel of advisers. But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow (Wednesday) and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take...

 

UK manufacturing growth ebbs, denting hopes for balanced recovery

Factory orders from home and abroad rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, according to the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), which fell to its lowest level since June 2013. Separate data from the Bank of England...

Reuters, 04:08 in Business
 
Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

A Midland MP has ruined his chances of winning a £500,000 bet - after announcing he is to quit the Commons after just a single term as an MP. Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010....

 
Japan wage growth surges in July

Japan wage growth surges in July

Japanese wages unexpectedly logged their strongest increase since 1997, providing a boost to the government's battle against deflation. Labour cash earnings rose by 2.6% in July compared to a year ago, beating forecasts of a slowdown to 0.9%. Special...

BBC, 04:38 in Business
 
Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

A public appeal has been launched to stop one of the Midlands’ prized ceramic collections from being sold off. The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill. The museum North...

 


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