News archive from 3 January 2014

Stormy Weather: 20 Severe Flood Warnings

Stormy Weather: 20 Severe Flood Warnings

Hundreds of flood alerts have been issued for today covering almost the whole of the UK - with the South West expected to bear the brunt of the storms. Twenty severe flood warnings, which indicate a risk to life, are in place as heavy rain and winds...

 

House of Fraser enjoys its best ever trading period with a 4.3% rise in sales beating embattled rival...

House of Fraser is the latest department store group to herald a stellar festive trading period, putting clear water between the chain and rival Debenhams. House of Fraser's embattled competitor has parted company with finance director Simon Herrick...

 

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Girl power on the 'female FTSE 350' led companies run by women to excel in 2013

Had you wanted to make a mint on the stock market in 2013, you would have done well to pick companies led by a woman. An imaginary "Female FTSE 350' portfolio, comprised of shares in companies run by women chief executives, would have risen an...

 

British manufacturers are the strongest in Europe as the economic recovery gathers pace

British manufacturers were the strongest in Europe at the end of last year as the economic recovery gathered pace. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index of activity in the sector eased from a 33-month high of 58.1 in November to 57.3 in...

 

Italian carmaker Fiat strikes a £2.65bn deal to buy 41.5% of American giant Chrysler as it eyes expansion...

A new chapter was opened in the 110-year history of Chrysler yesterday after a long-running battle for the soul of one of the world's most famous car brands. Italian carmaker Fiat, which also own Ferrari, has struck a deal to buy the 41.5 per cent of...

 

MARKET REPORT: Soggy start to the New Year prompts sun seekers to book flights on budget airlines in record...

It's time for a New Year's resolution and many punters will be busting a gut to go on holiday to get away from the torrential rain and flood warnings that have become commonplace in the UK. The Thames Barrier in London even had to be closed yesterday...

 

Media tycoon Richard Desmond mulls over £1bn sale of Channel 5 after he bought it for just £103.5m in 2010

Media tycoon Richard Desmond will hold out for close to £1billion if he decides to sell Channel 5. Desmond, whose empire includes the TV channel, the Daily Express and OK! Magazine, bought C5 for just £103.5million from Germany's RTL in 2010. But less...

 

Shell boss Peter Voser set to earn £16m as he steps down from oil giant to enjoy 'change in lifestyle'

Departing Shell boss Peter Voser stands to earn around £16million from his last 15 months running the oil giant and a series of bonus schemes due to pay out after he leaves. Voser, who retires at the end of March, will not receive any compensation for...

 

JEFF POWELL ON FRIDAY: 'Safe standing' is a highly dangerous con trick. I hope it hits a wall far less...

The campaign to bring back spectator standing to the football grounds of England is accelerating. Its advocates just keep pushing, pushing, pushing and pushing their agenda. Hopefully, they will come up against a wall which is far less crumbling than...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Hammer horrors: Heitinga's snub is sign of decline at relegation-threatened West Ham

When a player desperate for first-team football ahead of this summer's World Cup turns down the chance to join your club and guaranteed action, you know the situation is critical. Johnny Heitinga on Thursday opted to stay in Everton's reserves rather...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Cycling president Cookson to expose 'dynamite' evidence on doping

0 View comments The independent three-man commission that will investigate cycling's drug-ridden past will be given full access to computer files seized by corporate investigators. Brian Cookson ordered Kroll operatives to enter the UCI headquarters...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Third of GPs back charges for A&E patients to tackle crisis

Third of GPs back charges for A&E patients to tackle crisis

Charging people up to £10 would significantly reduce the number turning up at A&E. Patients would receive refunds if their condition was shown to need attention. Photograph: Robert Stainforth/Alamy One in three GPs want patients to be charged each...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 

Referees must not sink to the level of the players... and if Clattenburg is guilty he must be punished

0 View comments Referees should not swear at players - period. However much stress you are put under, whatever is said and however awful the abuse, you know it is not acceptable to swear at or abuse anyone when you are on duty. That is not to...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
Obesity soars to 'alarming' levels in developing countries

Obesity soars to 'alarming' levels in developing countries

There are some 900 million obese people in developing countries, data shows. Photograph: Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty/Blend Images The extent of the world's obesity epidemic has been thrown into stark relief as a report from the Overseas Development...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 
House prices rose by 8.4% in 2013, says the Nationwide

House prices rose by 8.4% in 2013, says the Nationwide

UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013 as the economy started to gain momentum, according to the Nationwide Building Society. The annual rise meant the average home was now valued at £175,826, it said. The change was driven by annual house price growth...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 


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