News archive from 7 January 2015

The Gambia's tourist industry reels from Ebola fallout

The Gambia's tourist industry reels from Ebola fallout

Buba Seka usually works as a waiter in the Kololi area on the north-west coast of The Gambia. He has a wife and two small children to feed, but he's currently sitting at home, jobless. He usually starts work at the end of September, just before the...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Ministers’ fears for North Sea oil fields

Ministers’ fears for North Sea oil fields

UK MINISTERS yesterday raised concerns about the impact of the falling oil price on the North Sea offshore industry as it plunged to its lowest level for nearly six years. With prices dropping to under $51 per barrel, Chancellor George Osborne updated...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Women have mesh implant surgery despite ban call

Women have mesh implant surgery despite ban call

Half of all Scotland's health boards are still carrying out controversial mesh implant surgery, months after the Scottish Government called for it to be stopped. Dozens of procedures have been carried out across seven of Scotland’s 14 area health...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
The minutes that reveal how the Bank of England handled the financial crisis

The minutes that reveal how the Bank of England handled the financial crisis

It was 1 October 2008. Three people had assembled inside the Bank of England. They were the then governor of the Bank, Mervyn King, and two senior members of the Bank’s governing court, Sir John Parker and Amelia Fawcett. Their task was simple: to...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Doubts raised over deficit targets after tax revenue shortfall

Doubts raised over deficit targets after tax revenue shortfall

George Osborne’s plans for deficit reduction have been questioned after parliament’s all-party spending watchdog found that tax receipts did not rise rapidly enough to meet the £126bn savings promised by the government. Revenues did not increase as...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Diary of a shambles: Bank of England’s struggle with financial crisis

Diary of a shambles: Bank of England’s struggle with financial crisis

Lord King called it “fun” being governor of the Bank of England during the financial crisis. There’s no such sense of enjoyment, or even job satisfaction, in the minutes of the time. As Badger (Bradford & Bingley), Fox (HBOS) and Phoenix (Royal...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Shop prices fell in every month of 2014 as deflation continues

Shop prices fell in every month of 2014 as deflation continues

Prices in UK shops fell in every month of 2014, according to an industry group that predicts tumbling oil prices will continue the deflationary pattern this year. The British Retail Consortium’s latest figures show shop prices fell again in December...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Revealed: Bank of England disarray in the face of financial crisis

Revealed: Bank of England disarray in the face of financial crisis

The full extent of the Bank of England’s emergency action to prevent the collapse of the banking system is revealed on Wednesday as it releases previously secret documents detailing its frantic day to day efforts to prop up high street banks during...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Green light for biotech firm’s cancer therapy lab

Green light for biotech firm’s cancer therapy lab

Biotechnology start-up TC BioPharm (TCB) has been given the go-ahead to create human cell therapy products at its new Scottish lab, in what it calls "a vital process in the fight against cancer". The Edinburgh-based firm said yesterday that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Johnson Services to shutter 109 branches

Johnson Services to shutter 109 branches

BRITAIN'S biggest dry-cleaning chain revealed yesterday that it is to put the shutters up at more than one in three of its stores this year in a retrenchment that could trigger more than 400 job losses. Johnson Service Group chief executive Chris...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Chancellor warned over ‘very testing’ budget cuts

Chancellor warned over ‘very testing’ budget cuts

GEORGE OSBORNE has been warned of the "very testing" reality of his planned budget cuts A report out today taking the widest look yet at Government spending concluded that the scale of the task facing ministers as they seek to cut the...

 
Cameron’s call for EU reform on agenda for talks during Merkel’s visit

Cameron’s call for EU reform on agenda for talks during Merkel’s visit

David Cameron will on Wednesday host Angela Merkel at Downing Street amid signs of rising concern in Berlin over the prime minister’s demand for treaty changes. In a joint statement ahead of the German chancellor’s visit, which will include a tour of...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Ed Davey reveals he would like to lead Lib Dems if Clegg steps down

Ed Davey reveals he would like to lead Lib Dems if Clegg steps down

Senior Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has revealed he would like to lead the party if Nick Clegg “hangs up his clogs” after the next election. The energy and climate change secretary signalled he would probably throw his hat into the ring if a vacancy for...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Bank of England was unaware of impending financial crisis

Bank of England was unaware of impending financial crisis

A month before the start of the financial crisis, the Bank of England was apparently unaware of the impending danger, new documents reveal. In a unique insight of its workings, the Bank has published minutes of top-secret meetings of the so-called...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Undertaker fined for sex assault at Leeds crematorium

Undertaker fined for sex assault at Leeds crematorium

AN OCTOGENARIAN undertaker who admitted sexually assaulting a woman before a funeral service at a crematorium in Leeds has walked free from court. A judge handed Castleford funeral director Charles Edward Ashton a £600 fine and told the 83-year-old it...

 


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