News archive from 9 October 2013, page 5

Pilot badger cull could be extended

A pilot badger cull is set to be extended by up to three weeks because fewer animals were killed than had been hoped. Defra said Natural England was considering an extension to the west Somerset cull to "maximise the disease control...

 

Royal message for Games baton relay

The Queen has written a message to the athletes of the Commonwealth to mark the start of a baton relay around all its nations and territories before the Glasgow 2014 Games. The note was written during her summer stay at Balmoral, Royal Deeside, and...

 

Planes noise 'linked to ill health'

Risks of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke, heart and circulatory disease are higher in areas with high levels of aircraft noise, a study has found. Researchers at Imperial College London and King's College London compared data on day and...

 
Death in the digital age: Are you prepared?

Death in the digital age: Are you prepared?

When 15-year-old Eric Rash committed suicide in 2011, his family and friends wanted to know why. In a bid to find answers, they went to Eric's Facebook account, and after failing to guess his password, appealed to the social media giant to grant them...

 

Pilot badger cull could be extended

A pilot badger cull is set to be extended by up to three weeks because fewer animals were killed than had been hoped. Defra said Natural England was considering an extension to the west Somerset cull to "maximise the disease control...

 

Saunders condemns 'top-heavy' BBC

Jennifer Saunders has launched a stinging criticism of the BBC, slamming the "top-heavy" management structure and calling it an "executive-run place for idiots". The creator of Absolutely Fabulous was scathing about licence-payers'...

 

Saunders condemns 'top-heavy' BBC

Jennifer Saunders has launched a stinging criticism of the BBC, slamming the "top-heavy" management structure and calling it an "executive-run place for idiots". The creator of Absolutely Fabulous was scathing about licence-payers'...

 

Saunders condemns 'top-heavy' BBC

Jennifer Saunders has launched a stinging criticism of the BBC, slamming the "top-heavy" management structure and calling it an "executive-run place for idiots". The creator of Absolutely Fabulous was scathing about licence-payers'...

 
U.S. stock futures rise on Yellen, but fiscal deadlock weighs

U.S. stock futures rise on Yellen, but fiscal deadlock weighs

Still, global shares are likely to stay under pressure as investors start to take precautions to protect themselves against the possibility the U.S. government may default on its debt later this month. The yield on one-month U.S. government debt hit a...

Reuters, 01:14 in Business
 

Australia's Newcrest CEO, chairman to quit

Biswas, a chemical engineer with experience across base metals, will join Newcrest in January as chief operating officer. Non-executive director Peter Hay will take over as chairman of Newcrest from Don Mercer, 72, who will retire in December. Mercer...

Reuters, 01:14 in Business
 
Azerbaijan leader Aliyev eyes third term in presidential poll

Azerbaijan leader Aliyev eyes third term in presidential poll

In a decade since Aliyev succeeded his father, Azerbaijan has been through a boom that has raised living standards and has courted Western states drawn by its strategic location and status as a producer and transporter of oil and gas. But Aliyev, 51,...

 

United CAN accommodate difficult players: Giggs reveals he and Fergie have very different approaches to man...

Manchester United player-coach Ryan Giggs has followed his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in giving a Harvard Business School-style case study of how to build a successful team. Giggs' masterclass appears in the first issue of Performance, produced...

Daily Mail, 01:16 in Sport
 

Bardsley in race for fitness to revive his Sunderland career under Poyet

Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley has begun an intensive fitness drive as he looks to be fit for Gus Poyet's first game in charge. The former Manchester United full-back has not played this season after breaking his foot whilst playing for the...

Daily Mail, 01:16 in Sport
 

God particle genius wins Nobel Prize for Physics...and vanishes in a black hole

He solved one of the greatest mysteries in the universe...but last night Peter Higgs was at the centre of one himself. Professor Higgs, the scientist who first predicted the existence of the "God particle', was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize...

 
Corruption and bribery in the classroom

Corruption and bribery in the classroom

Corruption in education is a serious blight that undermines the quality and availability of schools and universities around the world, according to an international report. Anti-corruption campaigners Transparency International have published a global...

BBC, 01:24 in Business
 


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