News archive from 10 April 2013

Committee discusses naming streets after heroes

Committee discusses naming streets after heroes

The possibility of naming a street after a member of the Armed Forces who has been killed in action will be discussed by a council committee tonight. The One Corby Policy Committee will meet to agree an amendment to the Street Naming and Numbering...

 

Two killed as 60mph train hits car

Two people were killed after a train travelling at 60mph hit the car they were in at a railway crossing. The incident, which in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, killed the car's driver and passenger but did not cause injuries to commuters on the train. British...

 

Peers: Independent Scotland will not influence Bank

THE Scottish Government's ambition to have influence over the Bank of England after independence has been dismissed by a House of Lords committee as "entirely fanciful" and "devoid of precedent". Peers including a former chancellor...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Latics and Royals want Thatcher tribute

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and his Reading counterpart Sir John Madejski would welcome a tribute to the late Baroness Thatcher during the weekend fixtures. Neither the Premier League nor the Football League have asked clubs to hold a minute's silence...

Daily Post, 00:06 in Sport
 
Brian Wilson: Poll tax was the political suicide pill

Brian Wilson: Poll tax was the political suicide pill

I RECALL exactly where I learned that Margaret Thatcher had been elected as leader of the Conservative Party - a news stand at the railway station in Oslo, since you ask. The reason I remember it so clearly is that it became a self-reference point...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Knee op for Cahill

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has had a knee operation, Rafael Benitez has revealed, but the interim manager is confident of a swift return. The 27-year-old withdrew from England duty ahead of the World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro...

Daily Post, 00:06 in Sport
 
Peter Geoghegan: Spirit of historic deal dead

Peter Geoghegan: Spirit of historic deal dead

"A DAY like today is not a day for soundbites, really," Tony Blair said on arriving in Belfast on 8 April, 1998. But, the former prime minister could never help himself: “But, I feel the hand of history upon our shoulders.” Blair’s optimism...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Fire destroys two tons of paper

Fire destroys two tons of paper

THIRTY firefighters were called to tackle a blaze involving two tons of paper at a engineering company in Adlington. Five fire engines arrived at Fairport Engineering Ltd in Market Place at 3.30pm on Tuesday, following a smoke alarm activation in the...

 

Dortmund 3 Malaga 2 (agg 3-2): Klopp's side complete stunning comeback with injury- time double

Borussia Dortmund came back from the dead to book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a quite unbelievable victory over Malaga at Signal Iduna Park.The German side's run in the competition appeared to be as good as over after...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
British children facing bleaker future under coalition, says Unicef

British children facing bleaker future under coalition, says Unicef

Unicef said the situation facing young people in Britain is expected to worsen as a result of government policies. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Children and young people in the UK are facing a bleaker future under the coalition...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Pirc warns Aggreko chief Soames’ pay ‘excessive’

Pirc warns Aggreko chief Soames’ pay ‘excessive’

ONE of Britain's biggest shareholder advisory groups has branded Aggreko chief executive Rupert Soames' pay packet as "excessive" after he received shares worth £7.1 million under a long-term incentive plan. Pensions & Investment...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Economic growth hopes after factory output upturn

Economic growth hopes after factory output upturn

HOPES that Britain can duck its third recession in less than five years were boosted yesterday with news of a surprise rebound in factory output. Economists also pointed to signs of improving business and consumer confidence but said growth for the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Virgin Atlantic’s male cabin crew could wear kilts

Virgin Atlantic’s male cabin crew could wear kilts

MALE cabin crew on Virgin Atlantic's new Anglo-Scottish service could be kitted out in kilts after they were modelled at Monday's launch of the new Little Red flights. The red Harris Tweed garments were a popular source of questions at a media...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
RBS IT account glitch investigation begins

RBS IT account glitch investigation begins

AN IT meltdown which locked Royal Bank of Scotland customers out of their accounts last summer is being investigated by the City regulator - potentially triggering a big fine for the part-nationalised bank. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Cable’s bank needs ‘vision and scale’

INDUSTRY leaders today welcomed the first round of investment from the UK government's new business bank. Some £300 million is to be offered alongside cash from private investors to address gaps in the finance market for small and medium-sized...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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