News archive from 2 November 2015

International raiders take centre stage in Melbourne Cup 2015

The vexed debate of whether horse racing is a sport or a business is never so sharply in focus than during Melbourne Cup week. For 51 weeks a year, the so-called sport of kings belongs to enthusiasts who like to put their money where their mouths are....

Guardian, 00:03 in Sport
 

New Zealand’s Dan Carter wins World Rugby player of the year

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has followed up his man-of-the-match performance in the World Cup final by being crowned World Rugby player of the year for 2015. Carter, who kicked 19 points including a sublime drop-goal in the 34-17 victory over...

Guardian, 00:03 in Sport
 
BAE invests in space engine firm Reaction Engines

BAE invests in space engine firm Reaction Engines

Image copyright Reaction Engines BAE Systems has bought a 20% stake in a company developing a radical engine that could propel aircraft into space. BAE is paying £20.6m for the stake in Reaction Engines, which is developing a hybrid rocket/jet engine...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 

How Arsenal's Arsene Wenger actually won the summer transfer window

Back in September, when the summer transfer window slammed shut, Arsene Wenger took a barrage of abuse for not signing an outfield player. Arsenal fans were furious that their manager had shown such little ambition. But has his strategy since been...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa Premier League: Team news, injury news, team line ups and TV times

Aston Villa’s numbers probably justified Tim Sherwood’s sacking. Six defeats on the spin and just one point since the opening day victory at Bournemouth is not good enough. But the loss of Tom Cleverley, Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke in the...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 

Manchester United transfer news: Hakan Calhanoglu wants move, Felipe Anderson bid, Ben Chilwell battle –...

Manchester United stuttered to another goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The result was their third 0-0 in a row and there are concerns over the Red Devils ability to score goals. And speculation is rife that Louis van Gaal will look...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
Living wage rate increased by 40p an hour

Living wage rate increased by 40p an hour

Image copyright PA The voluntary living wage, promoted by campaigners the Living Wage Foundation, is to be increased by 40p an hour. The new rate will rise to £8.25 per hour, from its current £7.85. More than 2,000 businesses, with almost 70,000...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Fresh signs of slowdown will force interest rates rise to be put on hold

Fresh signs the UK economy is losing steam amid a global slowdown will force the Bank of England to keep interest rates at their record low this week. Policymakers, however, will likely warn households to prepare for higher borrowing costs next year....

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Plans for Edinburgh ‘festival tax' presented to MPs

Plans for Edinburgh ‘festival tax' presented to MPs

PLANS for a festivals tax aimed at raising up to £15 million for Edinburgh have been included in a £1 billion "city deal" presented to UK ministers. It is believed the new tourist levy, known as the “culture and events contribution”, will...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Floating offshore wind development for Scottish coast

Floating offshore wind development for Scottish coast

THE world's largest and the UK's first floating offshore wind development approximately 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead has been granted consent, the Scottish Government has announced today. Statoil, the Norwegian multinational oil and gas...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
David Cameron bids to speed up adoption process

David Cameron bids to speed up adoption process

Image copyright Thinkstock Prime Minister David Cameron wants to increase dramatically the number of children currently in care who move in with their adoptive families before the required legal work is completed. Some 10% of adopted children are...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 
Ice Age engravings found at Jersey archaeological site

Ice Age engravings found at Jersey archaeological site

Image copyright Sarah Duffy/Ice Age Island A dig in Jersey has yielded a stash of hunter-gatherer artefacts from the end of the last Ice Age, including stone pieces criss-crossed by carved lines. They are similar to engravings found from the same...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 

UK and German economies 'the beating heart of Europe', says George Osborne

The German and British economies form “the beating heart of Europe”, George Osborne has said before a trip to Berlin as part of the government’s effort to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU. The chancellor will hold talks with the German...

 

Halo 5 on Xbox One review: A bridge too far for the Master Chief and Microsoft?

Change appears to be one of the themes Halo 5: Guardians wants to explore. The Master Chief has gone rogue, Agent Locke is now taking the mantle as Earth's defender but the campaign itself feels something of a strange beast. The structure of this...

 
Theatre ticket prices rise as venues make up for funding cuts

Theatre ticket prices rise as venues make up for funding cuts

Image copyright Deen van Meer Theatre ticket prices rose by more than 5% across the UK last year as venues sought to make up for funding cuts. The average ticket price outside central London was £23.77 in 2014 - up 5.5% compared with 2013, according...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 


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