News archive from 2 November 2016, page 14

Drinks giant Diageo face strike action over plans to slash employees’ pensions despite making £2billion profit

Drinks giant Diageo face strike action over plans to slash employees’ pensions despite making £2billion profit

DRINKS giants Diageo could face strike action over plans to slash employees’ pensions. About 1700 staff in Scotland will be balloted on industrial action after the firm announced the closure of their final salary scheme. Diageo claim they must find a...

 
OAP with 20 jobs says he has no plans to retire after picking up a Pride of Britain award

OAP with 20 jobs says he has no plans to retire after picking up a Pride of Britain award

A PENSIONER with 20 jobs has picked up a Pride of Britain award – and revealed he has no plans to retire any time soon. Billy Muir works as a firefighter, lighthouse keeper, tour guide, airport baggage handler, shepherd and tour guide – among other...

 

Drivers are jumping traffic lights outside Donington’s ram-raided Co-op

A district councillor is calling for a speedy start on repairs to Donington’s ram-raided Co-op store to cut the risk of road accidents outside. Three-way traffic lights were installed outside the shop following the botched raid in September because...

 

Cost of living - fuel prices continue to rise

The cost of fuel continued to rise last week, albeit at a slightly less sharp rate than previously.Unleaded petrol is now at 116.0 pence per litre. This is 0.8 pence per litre more than the previous week. Office of National Statistics figures show...

 

British banker ordered food for victim during HK double murders-prosecution

British investment banker Rurik Jutting acted rationally before and after he killed two Indonesian women in his luxury Hong Kong apartment, ordering food for one victim and calling his mother after the killings, the prosecution said on Wednesday....

 

Nikkei drops to 2-week low on U.S. election concerns

Nov 2 Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a two-week low on Wednesday as worries over the U.S. presidential election prompted a recoil in global markets, with a stronger yen adding to the cautious mood. The Nikkei fell 1.8 percent to 17,134.68, the...

 

South Tyneside Tories hit out at Government’s proposed boundary changes

Conservatives in South Tyneside are hitting out over the Government’s proposed boundary changes. The Boundary Commission is proposing that the Cleadon & East Boldon and Boldon Colliery wards in Jarrow should be moved to the South Shields...

 

Miners’ union bosses slam Government decision on Orgreave inquiry

The union which leads pitworkers in the North East has branded a Government decision not to hold an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave as an “appalling act of injustice”. Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) has slammed the announcement by Home Secretary...

 

How do you solve a problem like Donald Trump? ‘We could shoot him’ says Sir David Attenborough

How do you solve a problem like Donald Trump? “We could shoot him,” Sir David Attenborough has suggested in an interview revealing a steely political edge behind the cuddly image. The veteran natural history broadcaster criticised the Republican...

 

Peterlee Macmillan cancer support centre to close

A busy East Durham cancer support centre is to close. Volunteers at Macmillan Cancer Support's Peterlee Centre have been taken by surprise at news it is to close early next year. Sue Clarke, Macmillan Partnership Manager for Durham, Darlington and...

 
How to get the wine you really want

How to get the wine you really want

IT’S enough to make sommeliers splutter into their spittoons: a wine-blending machine that lets drinkers craft a glass specifically to their personal palate, rather than having to pick a tipple, possibly as a result of guesswork, from the range a...

 

Chris Marshall: Very few good reasons for integration of railway policing

Among the major constitutional issues presided over by the Smith Commission, the devolving of railway policing to the Scottish Parliament was a mere footnote. Indeed so uncontentious was the proposal that it won cross-party support at Holyrood. But...

Scotsman, 06:23 in Politics
 

Scott Macnab: Sectarian laws were doomed to fail

The “headline grabbing” approach to dealing with an entrenched problem in football has not worked says Scott Macnab The return of the Old Firm derby this season with Rangers ending their four-year exile in the lower reaches of Scottish football has...

Scotsman, 06:23 in Politics
 
Cost of living - fuel prices continue to rise

Cost of living - fuel prices continue to rise

The cost of fuel continued to rise last week, albeit at a slightly less sharp rate than previously.Unleaded petrol is now at 116.0 pence per litre. This is 0.8 pence per litre more than the previous week. Office of National Statistics figures show...

 

Long Sutton pub builder ‘fuming’ over tree cutting row

A Long Sutton-based property developer is at odds with parish councillors over the cutting back of a tree outside one of his pubs. Sean Portass, who owns The Old Ship Inn next to Long Sutton’s Common Pit, has been left “absolutely fuming” by a letter...

 


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