News archive from 10 March 2015

Map of benefit sanctions shows cruelty, says homeless charity

Map of benefit sanctions shows cruelty, says homeless charity

A benefits sanction map of the UK shows how claimants are being treated with cruelty, according to the homeless charity Crisis. It said the map illustrates the "post code lottery" of sanctions - when claimants have their payments stopped....

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
'Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam to lead Credit Suisse'

'Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam to lead Credit Suisse'

Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam is expected to leave the insurance firm to take the top job at Credit Suisse, according to media reports. Mr Thiam, who has headed Prudential for six years, will replace Brady Dougan, current chief executive of the Swiss...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Liverpool "hopeful' of sealing Dani Alves transfer, late move made

Liverpool are making a shock move to sign Barcelona full-back Dani Alves, according to reports. Alves, 31, is set to leave Barcelona this summer when his contract expires, and he already has a host of offers. Manchester United are ahead in the race,...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport
 
Heat pumps extract warmth from ice cold water

Heat pumps extract warmth from ice cold water

The residents of Drammen have rather an unusual way of keeping warm. The county capital, 40 miles west of Oslo in Norway, extracts most of the heat needed to insulate its houses, offices and factories against the biting Nordic cold from the local...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

UK retail sales growth holds steady in February - BRC

In February 2014, when bad weather added to the usual slowdown in shopping, sales rose 0.7 percent. The survey adds to other signs that Britain's consumers are feeling more confident after the main measure of inflation slowed to just 0.3 percent in...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

Pension trustees to join forces on 'Red Line' AGM votes

The Red Lines, voting instructions that would apply to all the companies in which pension schemes invest, would cover the full range of environmental, social and governance issues. "Red Line Voting makes it easy for pooled fund managers to accept...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

I'm the right person to fix HSBC, says CEO Gulliver

Gulliver faced more than two hours of hostile questioning from the lawmakers on Monday, along with a former head of HSBC's private banking and one of its non-executive directors, over a tax evasion scandal that has rocked the bank. The CEO's personal...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 
23 registered sex offenders from Greater Manchester are missing, say police

23 registered sex offenders from Greater Manchester are missing, say police

Twenty three registered sex offenders from Greater Manchester are missing after being released from custody on licence. GMP has confirmed they have vanished including one who disappeared in September 2005, and three in 2006. The number is up by ten...

 
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 30 second review

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 30 second review

First song (Stranded on) the wrong beach. Being honest, a bit of a tame start but that is often the way. Noel's first words It took until after Fade Away but he said: "Yes Manchester. How is everybody?," then couldn't help himself but add:...

 
Smiths legend joins Noel Gallagher on stage...but there's no sign of Liam

Smiths legend joins Noel Gallagher on stage...but there's no sign of Liam

A Smiths legend formed an impromptu Mancunian supergroup as he joined Noel Gallagher on stage at his homecoming show. Johnny Marr made a surprise appearance to perform alongside his pal at the gig at the arena tonight. The 51-year-old guitarist, known...

 
Win a Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone!

Win a Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone!

We have three Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphones to give away! Stand out from the crowd and make your friends green with envy with the latest windows phone, complete with your own personal assistant, Cortana. Available in an array of colours (including...

 

Manchester United "close in on Kenedy signing, transfer offer made'

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Fluminense forward Kenedy, according to reports. United, who have been scouting the attacker for weeks, apparently lodged a £5.7million bid for his services last week. And now reports say the Red Devils...

Metro, 00:23 in Sport
 

Arsenal "ready to sign £26m Pedro, he wants Premier League transfer'

Arsenal have joined the race for Spanish winger Pedro, with the player apparently set to leave Barcelona this summer. Pedro has been strongly linked with the Gunners in the last few transfer windows, with Arsene Wenger known to be a fan. And now...

Metro, 00:23 in Sport
 

Western Isles yacht charter business seeks slice of US tourist trade

Michael Romeling expects featuring on the website, which allows people to find boats to charter, will help his boat Lord Jim attract interest from American leisure customers. With a home port in Stornoway, the boat has a client base that already...

 

RBS chief sells £315,000 of shares

A stock market notification said Alison Rose offloaded 84,675 shares at a price of 372 pence per share. Ms Rose has worked for RBS for more than 20 years

 


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