News archive from 4 March 2015

Stoke City v Everton: Glenn Whelan wants 50 points ASAP

Stoke City v Everton: Glenn Whelan wants 50 points ASAP

STOKE City skipper Glenn Whelan admits Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch have thrown their hats firmly into the ring for rare starts tonight against Everton (7.45pm). The pair combined impressively in the 71st minute of Saturday's stalemate for Crouch to...

 

Apple exploring settlement with electric car battery maker

Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in automobile systems. [ID:nL5N0VO0L9] Around June 2014 Apple began aggressively poaching A123 engineers tasked with leading some of the company's most...

 

British shop price decline steepens in February - BRC

"Since the start of the year, we have seen some very competitive pricing across both the food and non-food channels and this is helping to keep prices low for shoppers," said Mike Watkins of data company Nielsen, which compiles the survey....

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 

Rifkind to step down from Unilever board

"We respect Sir Malcolm’s decision to step down as a member of the board and would like to thank him for his contribution to Unilever," a company spokeswoman said. In a statement, Unilever said Rifkind had played an active role in its...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 
Union questions De Montfort University vice-chancellor Dominic Shellard's £44k pay rise

Union questions De Montfort University vice-chancellor Dominic Shellard's £44k pay rise

A union has questioned De Montfort University vice-chancellor Dominic Shellard's 23 per cent pay rise - which took his salary to £235,000. Latest published figures show Professor Shellard's pay increased by £44,000 in 2013/14. The University and...

 

Desertions, casualties cut Afghan forces sharply in 2014 - U.S.

President Barack Obama's administration, which is under pressure from Kabul and Congress to slow the withdrawal, again signalled on Tuesday it was open to adjusting plans to cut U.S. forces by nearly half this year. "A plan is something you...

 
Nottingham Trent University's former vice-chancellor paid more than £600,000 last year

Nottingham Trent University's former vice-chancellor paid more than £600,000 last year

Former vice-chancellor of Nottingham Trent University Professor Neil Gorman pocketed almost £250,000 in bonuses last year, it has been revealed. Professor Gorman, pictured inset, was paid more than any other vice-chancellor in the country last year,...

 
Workers' income still below pre-crisis levels, says IFS

Workers' income still below pre-crisis levels, says IFS

Real incomes for those of working age are still below pre-crisis levels, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). The think tank expects median income for those aged between 22 and 59 to be lower in 2014-15 than in 2007-08,...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
UK government sells Eurostar stake for £757.1m

UK government sells Eurostar stake for £757.1m

The UK government has announced that it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m. Under the deal, Patina Rail LLP will acquire the UK Treasury's entire share of the high-speed...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Workers 'worry over lack of pension'

Workers 'worry over lack of pension'

Workers will display a "measured response" to pension reforms while worrying they have not set aside enough for retirement, a survey suggests. Fewer than a third of employees surveyed by an HR trade body expect to change their pension plans...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Million dollar motor: When an ordinary car is not enough

Million dollar motor: When an ordinary car is not enough

What do you buy when an ordinary luxury car is just not good enough? How about a Dartz Prombon? This monster is built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis. The list of options and features is breathtaking: V8 or V12 six-litre engine, a top speed of 120mph...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Adam Johnson threatened by internet trolls over child sex allegations

Adam Johnson threatened by internet trolls over child sex allegations

The Sunderland winger stayed away last night as his side took on Hull City in a vital Premier League relegation clash. He has been suspended by the club while police probe his relationship with a teenage supporter he is understood to have met online....

 
Russell Brand claims Britain is to blame for the radicalisation of Jihadi John

Russell Brand claims Britain is to blame for the radicalisation of Jihadi John

The outspoken comic said young people were being driven to “mad jihadism”. Brand, 39, insisted Isis was exploiting “loneliness” and “disengagement”. The comedian said City of London bankers had wrecked society. “The kernel of truth in the sprawling,...

 
Bear to the throne: Prince William is greeted by Paddington Bear on his tour of China

Bear to the throne: Prince William is greeted by Paddington Bear on his tour of China

The royal shook hands with the famous duffle coat clad children's character during a tour of China. The heir to the throne, 32, was on the red carpet in Shaghai for the premiere of the hit Brit comedy flick.

 
Brit backpacker bags her man with love letter that went viral

Brit backpacker bags her man with love letter that went viral

The pretty brunette, known only as Sarah, decided to make the first move when she spotted a shirtless William Scott Chalmers out running with his dog. The Glaswegian art graduate caused an online sensation when she put up a hand-painted poster asking...

 


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