News archive from 8 March 2014, page 9

Strawberries boom after mild winter

English strawberries have gone on sale in supermarkets after the very wet but mild winter helped them ripen early. Waitrose confirmed it has native strawberries in selected stores in time for what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year...

 
Shep Gordon: Confessions of a superstar manager

Shep Gordon: Confessions of a superstar manager

After taking on rock superstar Alice Cooper as his first client 43 years ago, Shep's roster of big names grew to include such sex bombs as Raquel Welch and Blondie, the late Teddy Pendergrass (the man known as the black Elvis) and comic legend Groucho...

 
Ask the Boss: The future is bright for Leo McKee of BrightHouse

Ask the Boss: The future is bright for Leo McKee of BrightHouse

Most customers do not have the cash or savings to buy outright and cannot get a credit card or loan from a mainstream bank. They pay for furniture and electrical goods in weekly instalments and at the end of three years own the product but if anything...

 
Online clothes retailers Boohoo cries out to be listed

Online clothes retailers Boohoo cries out to be listed

Boohoo.com, which sells outfits to 16-24 year-olds, plans to list next Friday, valuing it at about £560million. It is the latest in a string of floats including housebuilder Crest Nicholson, Royal Mail and insurer Direct Line. Joint chief executives...

 
Investors in Alliance Trust get a confidence boost

Investors in Alliance Trust get a confidence boost

The firm conceded that the situation in Ukraine, the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence, the US debt ceiling and the long-term prospects for Japan and China could all dampen financial markets and the global economic recovery. But overall,...

 
Obama Hails West's 'Unified' Stance On Crimea

Obama Hails West's 'Unified' Stance On Crimea

Barack Obama has praised the European Union and the United States for the "unified position" over Russia's military incursion into Ukraine. Speaking in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Obama said European...

 
Clinton's 'Unfinished Business' On Women's Day

Clinton's 'Unfinished Business' On Women's Day

Hillary Clinton has called achieving equality for women and girls "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" as the world marks International Women's Day. During a speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the former US...

 
Scarborough ‘can’t afford’ to defend Spa from waves and landslides

Scarborough ‘can’t afford’ to defend Spa from waves and landslides

THE FUTURE of Scarborough's famous Spa Complex and 380 nearby properties are under threat from increasingly heavy seas and the risk of landslides which have the potential to cause over £100m-worth of damage, a report has warned. However senior...

 
Clegg vows to fight cash-grab on region’s schools

Clegg vows to fight cash-grab on region’s schools

Nick Clegg has pledged to protect Yorkshire's schools from any Whitehall cash-grab amid concern that efforts to give more support to rural areas could be hijacked to divert funding away from the North. The Deputy Prime Minister said he “will not...

 
Volunteers give park a new lease of life

Volunteers give park a new lease of life

Work by a team of enthusiastic volunteers to restore Winterfield Park in Dunbar to its former glory is gathering momentum. The group, which now has 62 members, is busy securing funding to improve the facility for the community. Esther Hughes,...

 
Leeds criminals ‘rubbing their hands’ after West Yorkshire Police announces dog unit cuts

Leeds criminals ‘rubbing their hands’ after West Yorkshire Police announces dog unit cuts

Fears have been raised that criminals in Leeds could profit after plans were revealed to cut West Yorkshire Police's dog section. The Yorkshire Evening Post understands the number of dog handlers the force employs will be reduced from 27 to about 20...

 
Bankside pupils go bananas for Fairtrade campaign

Bankside pupils go bananas for Fairtrade campaign

Pupils at a Leeds school have gone bananas in a campaign to boost Fairtrade awareness. Youngsters at Bankside Primary are campaigning for change in the banana industry to stop banana farmers from falling into poverty. Hundreds of pupils put pen to...

 
Taking learning outside classroom

Taking learning outside classroom

With its safe parkland campus and proximity to the beach in Dunbar, outdoor education has always been part of Belhaven Hill's all-round ethos. Building on existing activities, such as Design and Technology, its Conservation Club and Gardening Club, it...

 
Assualt charge after confronting boy, 14

Assualt charge after confronting boy, 14

A 23-year-old Skegness man who confronted a 14-year-old boy he thought had been shoplifting, admitted assault when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates' Court. Blane Arno John Wheddon-Burnard, of Grosvenor Road, was said to have been in a newsagent...

 

Greece, lenders will miss March 10 deadline for rescue loan deal - sources

But the talks will not be over by then because the two sides are still at odds over a range of issues, mainly on structural measures to boost the economy's competitiveness and over Greek lenders' capital needs. "The distance between us has...

Reuters, 05:47 in Business
 


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