News archive from 10 October 2014

Mexico: Thousands demand answers over lost students

Mexico: Thousands demand answers over lost students

Tens of thousands of teachers, activists and residents marched and blocked a major road in Mexico yesterday to protest at the disappearance of 43 students and demanding that they be found. The protesters shut down the highway that links Mexico City...

 
Suicide blasts kill 67 in Yemen

Suicide blasts kill 67 in Yemen

Two suicide bombers killed 67 people in Yemen yesterday - with one targeting a gathering of Shia rebels in the country's capital and the other hitting a military outpost in the south. The bombings underscored the highly volatile situation in Yemen...

 
Australian woman alive after 17-day bush ordeal

Australian woman alive after 17-day bush ordeal

An AUSTRALIAN woman has been found 17 days after she got lost in the bush in northern Queensland with no food. Shannon Fraser stumbled out of the bush on Wednesday morning, according to local media reports. The 30-year-old had gone to the Golden Hole...

 
Tragedy as person plunges to their death from Stockport Viaduct

Tragedy as person plunges to their death from Stockport Viaduct

Train services through Stockport have been seriously disrupted tonight after a person fell from a bridge in the town centre. Emergency services were called to Stockport Viaduct near the town’s bus station just before 10.30pm tonight. It is understood...

 
PPI mis-selling burden leaps at Clydesdale Bank

PPI mis-selling burden leaps at Clydesdale Bank

CLYDESDALE was at the heart of a market shock yesterday when its parent, National Australia Bank, revealed that the UK operation will have to take a £420 million financial hit for redress for payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling. The...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Barr offloads quarries arm to Breedon in £21m deal

Barr offloads quarries arm to Breedon in £21m deal

BARR Quarries, the largest provider of aggregates in south-west Scotland, has been sold in a deal worth nearly £21 million. The business, which employs about 130, is being purchased by fast-expanding Breedon Aggregates for £20.8m in cash. All staff...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Clydesdale woes | Quarries consolidation

Comment: Clydesdale woes | Quarries consolidation

NO GOOD deed goes unpunished. Clydesdale Bank, which spearheads the UK arm of National Australia Bank, put in an improved handling system for investigating complaints about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI). And it has proved so...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Wood Group flags stronger showing

Wood Group flags stronger showing

OIL services heavyweight Wood Group expects a "significant improvement" in turbine activities in the second half of this year as overall trading continues to meet previous forecasts. Updating shareholders yesterday, the company – run by...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
North Sea oil wells on hold ahead of key statement

North Sea oil wells on hold ahead of key statement

Investment in North Sea oil and gas has fallen substantially in the last year as companies await key developments expected in the Chancellor's autumn statement. A report by Deloitte, published today, says George Osborne must make the North Sea fiscal...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Advances in NHS care ‘going into reverse’

Advances in NHS care ‘going into reverse’

The number of patients forced to wait on trolleys before being admitted to hospital is soaring as “exceptional pressures” on the NHS mean key aspects of care are starting to deteriorate, experts warn on Friday. Two health thinktanks claim that...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Why barriers at the UK border won’t work for HIV

Why barriers at the UK border won’t work for HIV

Nigel Farage may want to suggest otherwise - with his proposal that people with HIV be barred from entering the country - but most people who have the virus in the UK were born here. According to Public Health England, which has collected and analysed...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Keep HIV-positive migrants out of Britain, says Ukip’s Nigel Farage

Keep HIV-positive migrants out of Britain, says Ukip’s Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage was accused of stooping to a “new level of ignorance” after he called for people who have tested positive for HIV to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in controlling the UK’s borders. Britain’s oldest HIV/Aids charity,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 

Mexico finds more graves at site of suspected student massacre

The new find brings the number of graves discovered on the outskirts of Iguala to 10. Murillo said DNA samples were being taken from their relatives to check against the remains found. Thousands marched through the Mexican capital on Wednesday to...

 
FirstGroup wins Great Western contract extension

FirstGroup wins Great Western contract extension

FirstGroup is to continue running the Great Western rail route until 2019 after winning another contract extension from the government. The Department for Transport has confirmed it wishes FirstGroup to run the line for an additional term after the...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
House prices will rise by 30% in five years, Rightmove says

House prices will rise by 30% in five years, Rightmove says

Britain’s biggest property website has rebuffed claims that the housing market is heading for a slowdown, with a forecast that prices will soar by 30% over the next five years to average £318,000 in England and Wales and more than £715,000 in London....

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 


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