News archive from 9 October 2012

Accrington cancer patient thanks hospice

By Catherine Pye, Health reporter A TERMINALLY-ill patient at East Lancashire Hospice has spoken movingly about what the place means to her ahead of Hospice Care Week. Starting today, the event is aimed at helping more people understand the work...

 

Locals hope for listed status to save station

Campaigners fighting to save a Yorkshire fire station from closure hope to stop the plan in its tracks by getting the historic building listed status. Gipton fire station in Leeds, one of the busiest in West Yorkshire, is one of 16 fire stations...

 

Anti-fascists prepare to fight far-right candidates

Anti-fascist campaigners are gearing up to take on far-right candidates in elections for leadership of local police forces. The main threat is expected to come from the British Freedom Party (BFP) - a neofascist party linked to the English Defence...

 

Profitable Maltby Colliery warns some jobs at risk

Workers at one of the few remaining deep coalmines in Britain were warned of potential redundancies yesterday. Maltby Colliery in Rotherham has been producing coal for more than 100 years but the presence of gas, water and oil in the development of a...

 

April accused weeps in court

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger accused of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones wept yesterday as he appeared at Aberystwyth magistrates' court. Mr Bridger cried to himself during the four-minute hearing as he confirmed his name, age,...

 

Barnsley jobs facing axe from £16m cuts

Union fears some of 300 redundancies could be compulsory A South Yorkshire council has become the latest to announce hundreds of jobs are at risk as it reels from the fallout of government cuts. Barnsley Council announced today that 300 jobs are under...

 

Rail station stands still to mark 1952 disaster

A busy station came to a silent halt during todays morning's rush-hour to mark the 60th anniversary of Britain's worst peacetime rail disaster. On October 8 1952, 112 people were killed in a three-train crash at Harrow & Wealdstone station in...

 

School meals at risk from new regulations, say campaigners

Campaigners raised concerns yesterday that school dinners are at risk after the government failed to introduce rules for proper kitchens and canteens. They claim new school premises regulations have been watered down and do not clearly state a...

 

Unite: Car workers should accept deal

Unite union shop stewards representing workers at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) voted yesterday to recommend a two-year pay deal. If accepted by the wider workforce, the deal will mean a pay rise of 4.5 per cent plus £500 from November 1 and a 3 per cent...

 

Thousands of Greek protesters tell Merkel she is not welcome

But protesters did not miss the opportunity to vent their anger at Merkel, whose insistence on a tough reform programme many Greeks blame for their country's plight. The main banner in front of parliament was a large German flag emblazoned with the...

 
Eritrea calls for lifting of sanctions, rejects U.N. accusations

Eritrea calls for lifting of sanctions, rejects U.N. accusations

But in a letter released on Monday, Eritrea also slammed the report - which probes violations of arms embargoes on Eritrea and Somalia - for "falsely accusing the government of Eritrea for violations that are not substantiated with solid...

 

Accrington cancer patient thanks hospice

By Catherine Pye, Health reporter A TERMINALLY-ill patient at East Lancashire Hospice has spoken movingly about what the place means to her ahead of Hospice Care Week. Starting today, the event is aimed at helping more people understand the work...

 
United Health buys into Amil Participacoes for $4.9bn

United Health buys into Amil Participacoes for $4.9bn

United Health Group has agreed a deal to buy a controlling stake in Brazilian health insurer and care provider Amil Participacoes for $4.9bn (£3.1bn). Subject to regulatory approval, United Health will buy 60% of Amil's shares this year, then make an...

BBC, 22:18 in Business
 

Libya's Bani Walid is shelled in standoff over rebel's death

The hilltop town was one of the last to surrender last year to the rebels who overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. It has come back into focus with the death two weeks ago of rebel fighter Omran Shaban after two months of detention in Bani Walid. Shaban, from...

 

Bolivia's No. 2 tin mine reopens after protests forced closure

But fighting between unionized Comibol workers and independent miners over who had the right to exploit the richest part of the mine's resources flared up again last month, prompting a fresh string of protests that halted output. In late September,...

 


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