News archive from 5 March 2015, page 16

Aviva lifts 2014 profit but says more work to come

The company, which agreed a 5.6 billion pound ($8.6 billion) takeover of rival Friends Life (FLG.L) in December, announced a final dividend of 12.25 pence per share, up 30 percent, making a total dividend for the year of 18.1 pence per share. Chief...

Reuters, 08:20 in Business
 
Police deal with six sheep on North Lincolnshire road

Police deal with six sheep on North Lincolnshire road

POLICE are currently dealing with six escaped sheep on a North Lincolnshire road. Sergeant James Main, of Humberside Police, tweeted this morning (Thursday, March 5): "#TrafficAlert 6 sheep are currently strolling into Epworth via 5 lanes end on...

 
Arson attack on derelict building in Leicester

Arson attack on derelict building in Leicester

An arsonist set fire to rubbish in the basement of a derelict building in Leicester. Three fire crews were called out to the blaze in the building in St John Street off Burleys way at 1pm yesterday. Two crews from Central and one from Western stations...

 

Hong Kong shares close at 6-week low on China slowdown worry

Mainland banks listed in Hong Kong fell on concerns over profitability. In separate reports published on Thursday, rating agency Moody's Investors Service said Chinese banks were suffering from a narrowing interest rate spread and weakening pricing...

 
Cases at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases heard before Leicester Magistrates' Court include: John Charles Robinson (45), of Oronsay Road, Beaumont Leys, pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of whisky, worth £36, from Sainsbury's, Leicester, on September 13. He was given a community...

 
Firefighters tackle shed blaze where 2000 litres of diesel ignites

Firefighters tackle shed blaze where 2000 litres of diesel ignites

Three fire crews were called out to a shed blaze after cylinders containing 2000 litres of diesel went up in flames. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze in the garden of a house in Burton Road, Oakthorpe, near Ashby, at 10am yesterday. Two crews...

 
British Pie Week: How many Pukka Pies would it take to fill a football pitch?

British Pie Week: How many Pukka Pies would it take to fill a football pitch?

It's British Pie Week this week - and so we've spoken to the people at Syston-based Pukkla Pies to find out a host of facts about thier tasty pastry treats. here they are: Pukka Pies started life around a dining table in Leicester in 1963 - it has...

 
Car set alight in suspected arson attack in Chellaston

Car set alight in suspected arson attack in Chellaston

A car was set alight and two others damaged by vandals. Firefighters from Ascot Drive and Kingsway were called to reports of a car on fire in Woodlands Yard, Chellaston, at 3.23am. One car was found to be well alight on their arrival and the fire had...

 
Future for historic house unclear

Future for historic house unclear

Buy photos » On the market - historic Offa House. (s) THE FUTURE of an historic house in Offchurch remains unclear after it was put on the market by the Diocese of Coventry with a guide price of £1.25 million. Offa House has been used as a retreat and...

 

The one quality you need if you want to work for Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerburg has been giving career advice and he says there's just one thing he looks for in someone when handing out jobs. "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,' he said at the Mobile World...

Metro, 08:25 in Hot News
 
REVEALED: How Nemanja Matic INJURED himself celebrating Chelsea's Capital One Cup win

REVEALED: How Nemanja Matic INJURED himself celebrating Chelsea's Capital One Cup win

The Serbian midfielder, 26, changed from his club suit to full playing kit for the trophy presentation at Wembley. But Matic, who missed the final against Tottenham through suspension, twisted his ankle on the pitch. Boss Jose Mourinho revealed the...

Daily Star, 08:26 in Sport
 
Family of 'lovely guy' Danny Collinson shell-shocked by mystery disappearance

Family of 'lovely guy' Danny Collinson shell-shocked by mystery disappearance

A COUSIN of missing Withernsea man Danny Collinson says he is baffled by his disappearance. Mr Collinson, 29, went missing in Hull city centre on Monday at about 10am when he told work colleagues he was just nipping to the toilet. There has been no...

 
Grimsby Town's Gregor Robertson insists Conference title is still within reach

Grimsby Town's Gregor Robertson insists Conference title is still within reach

GREGOR Robertson believes Grimsby Town CAN still win the Conference title this season, but admits it will take a "near-perfect" run of results. After this week's fixtures, the Mariners find themselves back in fourth, eight points off leaders...

 
LEAGUE ONE NEWS: Chelsea youngster scores on home debut for MK Dons, Brsitol City manager Steve Cotterill blasts Leyton Orient, Preston North End manager relieved with point

LEAGUE ONE NEWS: Chelsea youngster scores on home debut for MK Dons, Brsitol City manager Steve Cotterill...

CHELSEA midfielder Lewis Baker fired home a rocket on his home debut for MK Dons, who he joined on loan in February for the remainder of the season. The stunning curled effort was the first goal of the game but the Dons went on to lose 2-1 in the...

 

Will you get the full state pension? Some 6.1m people could miss out because they haven't paid in for long...

Some 6.1million people aged 40-65 could miss out on getting the full state pension because they haven't paid contributions for enough years, according to a new study. While the average worker in this age group expects to be in full-time work for 37...

 


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