News archive from 8 November 2013

Savile detectives referred to IPCC

Two detectives accused of dissuading one of Jimmy Savile's alleged sex crime victims from supporting a prosecution in 2008 have been referred to the police watchdog. It came as Cardiff Royal Infirmary was named as the latest hospital under...

 

Defection MP Woodward to step down

MP Shaun Woodward, who became a Labour cabinet minister after defecting from the Conservative Party, is to step down from Parliament at the 2015 general election. The former Northern Ireland secretary, who represents St Helens South and Whiston, said...

 
Nissan boss warns UK over possible EU exit

Nissan boss warns UK over possible EU exit

Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn has told the BBC that if the UK left the European Union then the carmaker would "reconsider" its future investment in the UK. He was speaking at the launch of the company's new Qashqai model. It will be...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Judy Estrin: Addicted to team-building at Evntlive

Judy Estrin: Addicted to team-building at Evntlive

The reasons that drive people to start businesses are many and varied. Some entrepreneurs are driven by a need to be the boss. They dream of creating a huge enterprise - with them at the top. Others see starting a company as simply a means to meet a...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Analysis - U.S. bonds surprise by hanging tough after rough summer

While the Treasury market is still on the hook for a weak year, junk bonds and a few other sectors are set to end with respectable gains after surviving a turbulent summer driven by fears the Federal Reserve would start to dial back stimulus....

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 

Your reputation has already taken a dive, Master Young - if you don't cut out the cheating, you have no...

CHEATING: To act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage - Oxford Dictionary; To deceive or practise deceit to obtain unfair advantage - Collins Dictionary. Are you reading, Ashley Young? By any definition, the word cheating should have...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

Big day for Rodriguez is the perfect reward for his impressive performances

Jay Rodriguez has a habit of hitting the sweet spot. He can strike a ball with swerve and movement and aims to bounce it just before the goalkeeper. It is one of his strengths, although we haven't seen so much of it yet this season. Instead, we are...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

Allardyce remains coy over swoop for Defoe as possible transfer divides opinion among Hammers fans

Sam Allardyce has refused to rule out a West Ham return for Jermain Defoe. The England striker has become frustrated at a lack of playing time at Tottenham and is ready to move on in January. Hammers fans remain divided over the 31-year-old however....

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

Martinez refuses to apologise to AVB following Lukaku collision and reveals Everton are still waiting for...

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hit back at claims by Andre Villas-Boas that Romelu Lukaku could have avoided his collision with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Belgium forward Lukaku struck Lloris's head with a knee on Sunday, knocking out the...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

I will keep faith with Hart... not crush him, insists England boss Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has backed crisis keeper Joe Hart to regain his Manchester City place and admitted his confidence would be crushed if he was axed from the England squad. Hart was dropped by City manager Manuel Pellegrini following his latest high-profile...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

It's a bunny old game! Shortwood striker reveals he almost became a rabbit handler... for a 61-year-old...

From taxidermy to taxi-driving, the early rounds of the FA Cup throw up part-time players with all manner of occupations. But surely none of the men who have grabbed their 15 minutes of fame can boast a job like the one Shortwood United's Duncan...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
NHS maternity services overstretched, says spending watchdog

NHS maternity services overstretched, says spending watchdog

A mother holds a newborn baby. Photograph: Lionel Wotton/Alamy Maternity units are having to shut temporarily or turn away expectant mothers because NHS childbirth services have too few midwives and are struggling to cope with the ongoing baby boom,...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 

BlackBerry could pay $250 million break fee in event of better offer -filing

BlackBerry on Monday abandoned plans to sell itself and instead opted to raise $1 billion by selling convertible notes to a group of investors. The company had said Fairfax, its largest shareholder, was buying $250 million of the offering. Chen is the...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 
World Cup 2013 sells Rugby League's sport and family values

World Cup 2013 sells Rugby League's sport and family values

The UK is in the midst of a "golden decade" of hosting major events, from the 2010 Ryder Cup to the 2019 Cricket World Cup, via the 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2017 Rugby Union World Cup and more. But one event some sports...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

Heavy fighting rocks Libyan capital as rival militia battle

The second outbreak of street fighting within days shows how the government is struggling to contain militias which helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi two years ago but kept their guns after the NATO-backed uprising. A security source told Reuters that...

 


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