News archive from 6 August 2015

Slowdown in services sector eases pressure on BoE

Slowdown in services sector eases pressure on BoE

Early signs of an economic slowdown have emerged, with figures showing that activity in the UK's powerhouse services sector eased last month. Although the closely-watched purchasing managers’ index (PMI) revealed continued growth among services firm,...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business

Chelsea star Kurt Zouma shows he doesn't do friendlies with bulldozer challenge on Ricardo Bagadur

Kurt Zouma doesn't do friendly matches. The Chelsea defender always gives 100% when he enters the football pitch and showed that with a full-blooded tackle during the friendly with Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge. Zouma was chasing a ball down but...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
Customer service overhaul sees Ryanair set record

Customer service overhaul sees Ryanair set record

Ryanair claims to have become the first airline to fly more than ten million international passengers in a month as its customer service overhaul continues to boost business. The low-cost carrier, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, notched up...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
Ingenious Audio secures £310,000 investment

Ingenious Audio secures £310,000 investment

THE developer of a wireless guitar audio gadget has secured a £310,000 investment in an oversubscribed fundraising as it looks to ramp up production. Ingenious Audio, based in Edinburgh, received the funding through Glasgow-based Kelvin Capital and...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
Swimming sensation Adam Peaty was scared of water

Swimming sensation Adam Peaty was scared of water

The admission came after Peaty took his second individual gold at the World Swimming Championships with victory in the 50m breaststroke. But the Derby swimmer's mum, Caroline, later recalled how a trip to the pool always ended in tears. She said:...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
Sunderland set to snap up Adnan Januzaj if Man United sign Pedro

Sunderland set to snap up Adnan Januzaj if Man United sign Pedro

United are closing in on the Barcelona midfielder after tabling a £22m bid, and that move holds the key to Januzaj's immediate future. Ambitious Sunderland first contacted United two months ago about the prospect of signing the Belgian international...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport

Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners to land £45m Man Utd target, Henry plea, star's next move?

Arsenal are reportedly still hoping to land Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid striker has also garnered interest from Manchester United. But reports suggest a £45million bid is required in order for the Gunners to lure Benzema to the Emirates. Arsenal...


Manchester United transfer news: "David de Gea move imminent, Harry Kane huge offer, Nicolas Gaitan close'

Manchester United have been among the most active clubs in the transfer market, and they show no signs of slowing yet. Louis van Gaal is intent on bringing in further recruits, after already securing the services of Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian,...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport

Harrogate crowned happiest place in Britain for third year running

Harrogate has been named the happiest place in Britain to live for the third year in a row. An annual survey by property website Rightmove asked more than 24,000 people UK-wide questions such as how proud they felt of their home, how satisfied they...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
New voice needed as Gale quits one-day captaincy

New voice needed as Gale quits one-day captaincy

ANDREW GALE believes "a fresh voice and new ideas" are needed in the shorter formats of the game after his decision to stand down yesterday as Yorkshire's one-day captain. Although Gale was not playing in this match due to a wrist injury,...


MARKET REPORT: GSK shares rise as takeover speculation intensifies

Mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, up 97p to 2567½p and 41½p to 1200½p, led the way as over £15billion was added to the value of Britain's blue chips. Telecom testing company Spirent Communications fell 13p to 81¼p as it sounded a profit...


Reasons why recovery lost momentum

Weaker expansion in activity across transport, business services, IT and hotels and restaurants, when combined with mixed fortunes from manufacturing and construction, point to the economy growing by 0.6 per cent compared with 0.7 per cent over the...


SFO launches insurance probe

Aim-listed Quindell, whose 2013 and 2014 publicly released financial statements are already being reviewed by the Financial Conduct Authority, said it would continue to cooperate with “all relevant regulatory and law enforcement authorities”. The SFO...


Digs demand boosts Unite

The company, which manages 45,000 beds, believes it will lead to an extra 100,000 students looking for accommodation over the next few years. Unite's half-year earnings rose from £20.4million to £29.6million and the firm is on course to lift rental...


Ryanair break new passenger record

The budget carrier flew 10.1 million passengers, up 11 per cent on the previous year, and filled 95 per cent of seats compared with 91 per cent in July 2014. Marketing chief Kenny Jacobs said this was more than Aer Lingus, its Irish rival being bought...


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