News archive from 9 November 2013

Unthinkable? a legislative cooling-off period

Buying in haste and repenting at leisure has been a recognised danger since medieval times. Hence that ancient phrase about a "pig in a poke": bring home a young porker bought in a cloth holdall (think "pocket") at the fair, and...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Bank of England's Help to Buy role questioned

Bank of England's Help to Buy role questioned

An influential committee of MPs has asked the Bank of England to clarify its role in policing the Help to Buy scheme amid fears of a property bubble. The Treasury Select Committee said that the "scope and limits" of the Bank's role were not...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

ECB split rate decision does not mark major policy divide

The ECB cut its main rate to a new record low of 0.25 percent, taking financial markets by surprise. Around a quarter of the council members, led by Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann, spoke out against a cut this month, a source familiar with the...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 

Is this the end? Lamar Odom casts doubt on reconciliation with wife Khloe Kardashian after he's spotted...

His wife Khloe Kardashian has rubbished claims they are selling their marital home and preparing for an impending divorce. But new pictures of Lamar Odom would appear to give credence to the reports after he was spotted moving his belongings into a...

 

Man killed in double shooting

One man was killed and another seriously injured after a double shooting. The pair were attacked inside a house in Leeds at around 5.30pm yesterday. They were both taken to hospital but one of the victims, 21, was pronounced dead a short time later. A...

 

Armistice Day 'hard for veterans'

The run-up to Armistice Day is a "difficult time" for veterans suffering from mental health issues, a psychologist has said. Symptoms of illnesses, particularly post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are enhanced at this time of year, said...

 

Charles commemorates Mumbai attacks

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will pay their respects to the victims of the Mumbai terrorist attacks today. Charles and Camilla, who are touring the Commonwealth Country over nine days, will attend a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate...

 

Planning permission extension axed

Developers have been stripped of the ability to "roll forward" planning permissions as part of government efforts to encourage more housebuilding. Planning minister Nick Boles has let lapse a measure - introduced in 2008 when builders were...

 

Rusbridger to be quizzed by MPs

The editor of the Guardian is to be questioned by MPs about his newspaper's publication of intelligence files leaked by American whistleblower Edward Snowden. Alan Rusbridger is to appear before the Commons home affairs select committee next month...

 

Six face court after Celtic clashes

Six Scots are to stand trial in Amsterdam after they were arrested following clashes between fans and police before Celtic's Champions League match against Ajax. Two will remain in custody while four others will be released pending the hearing before...

 

Andy Murray 'gun scare' arrests

Police arrested four men suspected of brandishing a gun at tennis star Andy Murray - but later realised they were autograph hunters with a tennis racquet. The mix up occurred in north London on Wednesday night when the Scot was in a car with his...

 

Black to basics: Mollie King keeps it simple in an understated frock coat and skinny trousers as she braves...

She's currently promoting her latest album with girl-group The Saturdays, but Mollie King took some time away from her busy schedule on Friday in order to take the next tentative step on an entirely different career path. Indeed, the 26-year-old was...

 

She won't be doing the splits in that! Abbey Clancy goes knicker-less in sheer panel Union Flag dress at...

190 View comments She has not exactly been covering up on Strictly's dancefloor but Abbey Clancy left even less to the imagination as she modelled a dress for Fashion for the Brave in London on Friday. There was no doubt that Mrs Peter Crouch left her...

 

He's certainly got a type! Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan enjoys a date night with pretty brunette... and...

He called time on his summer romance with Made In Chelsea co-star Louise Thompson last month. But it would appear Andy Jordan certainly has a type when it comes to his choice of ladies. The 25-year-old reality star enjoyed a date night with a pretty...

 

Liz Hurley and Shane Warne take his teenage daughter shopping as they touch down in Melbourne

Following their recent "break', Liz Hurley and Shane Warne were the image of family unity as they took Shane's teenage daughter shopping. Liz, her husband-to-be and his daughter Brooke visited shops in Brighton, Melbourne, during a day out. The...

 


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