News archive from 8 March 2017

Arsenal mocked by Bayern Munich again on Twitter after humiliating Champions League mauling: 'What time is...

After inflicting the heaviest aggregate defeat on an English side in the history of the Champions League, Bayern Munich rolled out their final insult to Arsenal via Twitter.  Bayern beat the Gunners 10-2 over two legs after a second 5-1 win on Tuesday...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

Paris Saint-Germain train together at the Nou Camp as Unai Emery looks to secure famous victory over Barcelona

Unai Emery made a slow start at Paris Saint-Germain but his expertise in European competitions paid dividends with a resounding 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first-leg which his side hope to make count on Wednesday. Emery has...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

England wing Anthony Watson warns Scotland ahead of Six Nations clash: 'I'm returning faster and more...

Anthony Watson has warned Scotland ahead of Saturday's RBS 6 Nations showdown that he returns to England's ranks a faster and more skillful player. Watson is poised to make his comeback from a strained hamstring in the Calcutta Cup clash at...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
CPS weighs prosecution of far-right activist on eve of legal challenge

CPS weighs prosecution of far-right activist on eve of legal challenge

The Crown Prosecution Service is reconsidering whether to prosecute a far-right activist for alleged antisemitism on the eve of a highly unusual legal challenge to its decision to let the case drop. Government lawyers were due at the high court in...

 

Tax hike poses threat to live gigs

Increasing tax paid by music venues could pose a major threat to the UK’s live music scene, experts have warned. The organisers of Britain’s first live music census, which starts at noon on Thursday, say a major overhaul of commercial property rates...

 

Disgraced hospice thief back in court for stealing from her mother

A former hospice receptionist who plundered more than £6,000 from the charity where she worked also stole from her mother after she was diagnosed with dementia, a court heard. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in 2013 how Kathleen Gaughan was given...

 
Brazilian team Chapecoense to make debut in Copa Libertadores

Brazilian team Chapecoense to make debut in Copa Libertadores

Chapecoense, the Brazilian football team which lost most of their squad in an air crash in November, will play their first international match since the accident. They face Zulia in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in the first stage match of the Copa...

BBC, 00:05 in Sport
 
Canadian town sorry for pink tap water

Canadian town sorry for pink tap water

A Canadian town has apologised after a water treatment plan turned the water supply pink. Residents of Onoway, Alberta, complained to the town office when taps began running pink water on Monday. In a statement, Mayor Dale Krasnow said there was no...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
North Waziristan: What happened after militants lost the battle?

North Waziristan: What happened after militants lost the battle?

For over a decade the inaccessible and mountainous tribal area of North Waziristan was home to a swirling array of violent jihadists. The Pakistan and Afghan Taliban movements, al-Qaeda and less well-known militant outfits such as the Haqqani Network...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Baileys women's prize 2017 longlist sees established names eclipse debuts

Baileys women's prize 2017 longlist sees established names eclipse debuts

Literary heavyweights including Margaret Atwood and Annie Proulx have been pitted against debut novelists in the longlist for the 2017 Bailey’s women’s prize for fiction, after a record-breaking year for submissions. In one of the most diverse lists...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: British firms must invest overseas as much as overseas firms are investing in Britain

The pace of takeovers in Britain is as strong as ever, despite perceived Brexit uncertainties.  In the last few days we have seen a bid for car maker Vauxhall and a deal bringing together savings behemoths Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life....

 

Boss of tiny bank Shawbrook paid more than chief of global lender Standard Chartered

The boss of one of Britain's smallest banks was paid £3.5million for his first year in the job. Steve Pateman joined Shawbrook at the start of 2016 from Santander, where he was head of UK banking. But despite moving to one of the smallest players in...

 

MARKET REPORT: Accounting worries sink services firm Mitie by 5.6% as broker downgrades stock to...

Outsourcing firm Mitie tumbled after Jefferies downgraded the stock to 'underperform'. The broker slashed its target price for the shares to 175p from 195p amid fears around an accounting review.  The current method of accounting may have flattered...

 

Breakfast and desserts take out boom helps profits soar 164% at online delivery firm Just Eat

Time-poor office workers are ordering breakfast to their desks – making early morning eating the fastest-growing takeaway category. Just Eat said more companies were ordering breakfast for their staff, saving time eating at home. It has driven a shift...

 

IN THE MONEY: Pascal Soriot, 57, Chief exec, AstraZeneca took home £13.4m last year

The boss of drugs giant AstraZeneca earned £13.4million last year after receiving compensation to make up for the amount he would have received in his previous job. Pascal Soriot got £9.8million in 2016, up from £8million the year before. However,...

 


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