News archive from 4 February 2016

Pay rates and job vacancies 'increasing thanks to economic recovery'

Pay rates and job vacancies are increasing as the economic recovery takes hold, according to new research. Employment group Reed said advertised salaries were around 3% higher last month than a year ago at just over £27,000. The biggest pay deals on...

 

Carney 'too aggressive' on interest rate rise threat

The governor of the Bank of England has been "too aggressive" in suggesting interest rates may rise, one of world's leading authorities on the turmoil in global markets has told the BBC. Dominic Rossi, the head of global equities at...

BBC, 06:05 in Regional
 
Gurkhas urged to come forward in fraud police inquiry

Gurkhas urged to come forward in fraud police inquiry

Hundreds of Gurkhas who may have lost money in a suspected £50m City fraud have been urged to come forward. City of London Police says it has heard from some potential victims who claim to have invested thousands or millions in a "Ponzi"...

BBC, 06:05 in Regional
 

'Flash crash' trader begins fight against extradition to US

The British trader accused of playing a major role in the 2010 Wall Street “flash crash”, Navinder Sarao, will attempt to fight extradition to the US in a two-day hearing at Westminster magistrates court. The hearing, beginning on Thursday, is taking...

Guardian, 06:07 in Business
 

Gary Neville refuses to quit as Valencia boss after Barcelona inflict his 'most painful night in football'

Gary Neville had to fend off questions about his Valencia future after his side slipped to a humiliating 7-0 defeat in the first leg of the Copa del Rey against Barcelona and insisted he will not resign. Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi bagged...

Daily Mail, 06:08 in Sport
 

Column - Help bring the town’s history to life

Cotton spinning was carried out on the Belper Mills site for over 200 years, from c1778 when Jedediah Strutt’s first ‘South Mill’ is thought to have come into operation. The era of local cotton spinning lasted until the early 1990s when the English...

 

Ashley Cole earning less than £4,000 a week at LA Galaxy due to bumper pay deals of Steven Gerrard and...

Ashley Cole arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday as the former Chelsea and Roma defender joined the influx of big stars to the MLS. The 35-year-old will link up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy after the defender's contract...

Daily Mail, 06:08 in Sport
 

The Syrian refugee crisis calls for a new Marshall plan

As world leaders meet in London to confront the biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war, perhaps the answer we need – and the bold plan we want – can be found 70 years in the past. For only an initiative as ambitious as the...

 

Who will be the star of the out campaign?

The number of big political figures preparing to campaign for Britain to leave the EU is diminishing by the day, with Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove all seemingly brought onside by No 10 to back remaining in. With no cabinet heavyweight...

 

Join us or die: the birth of Boko Haram

In February 2009, I was at a motor park in Maraba, a satellite of the Nigerian capital Abuja, looking for motorcyclists wearing dried vegetables on their heads. The Nigerian Police Force had recently tightened laws requiring drivers and passengers of...

 
Cash donation for healthy heart project in Sheffield

Cash donation for healthy heart project in Sheffield

Youngsters in care in Sheffield are to take part in healthy heart workshops to help them live healthier, happier and longer lives. Yorkshire-based national charity, Heart Research UK and fast food chain SUBWAY donated £4,500 to the Sova project in...

 
Moscow State Circus trapezes into Sheffield

Moscow State Circus trapezes into Sheffield

Roll up, roll up...the Moscow State Circus has come to town and is ready to perform some eye-boggling stunts and terrific tricks. Some of the world’s biggest Russian circus acts are in Sheffield and the first show kicks off tonight at the Wednesdayite...

 
PNE defence eager to prove itself

PNE defence eager to prove itself

Bailey Wright says the latest clean sheet kept by Preston North End in their draw at Derby was a hugely satisfying one. It was their 13th shut-out in the Championship and the point at Pride Park moved them up to 14th place. PNE came up against a Rams...

 

English parliament would balance 'democratic deficit', says Tristram Hunt

The people of England should be offered their own parliament in a referendum to overcome the “democratic deficit” with the rest of the United Kingdom, the former shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said. A referendum would allow England to...

Guardian, 06:11 in Politics
 

Six things to do in Nottingham on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Music Mayday Parade The Florida indie-rock band showcases songs from new album Black Lines during this gig at Rock City. With support from The Maine, Have Mercy and Beautiful Bodies. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are £17.60 from alt-tickets.co.uk Gig...

 


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