News archive from 10 December 2015

Kevin Bridges at the Royal Concert Hall: Review

Kevin Bridges at the Royal Concert Hall: Review

My last foray to the Concert Hall for a comedy show didn't end well and was cut somewhat short. Need I mention it was to see Ken Dodd with the family a good few years ago now. So on arrival last night ahead of seeing Glaswegian funny man, Kevin...

 

10 ways to improve Nottingham: Send Billy Davies to Derby County and slash the number of chuggers

As part of the Post's series on ways to improve our already fine city, sports reporter Matt Davies looks at ten ways to make Nottingham better, admittedly without any plan how to do it. Some of these may be tongue in cheek and are entirely the views...

 

North-south divide set to widen over next three years, study shows

London’s economy will continue to outpace the rest of the UK for at least the next three years, exacerbating the north-south divide, despite the chancellor’s “northern powerhouse” initiative, a study shows. George Osborne has announced a series of...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Tax on benefits-in-kind to be relaxed, government proposes

Tax on benefits-in-kind to be relaxed, government proposes

The rules on taxing benefits-in-kind for employees are going to be relaxed next year, the government says. Benefits worth £50 or less, paid for by an employer, will no longer trigger a tax and national insurance bill for staff. This could affect...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Are you being financially abused by your partner? One in five Brits are - here's how to recognise the signs

Are you being financially abused by your partner? One in five Brits are - here's how to recognise the signs Ashitha Nagesh for Metro.co.uk At least one in five people in the UK are being financially abused by their partners. Many people don't realise...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
 

Recently retired households have greater share of UK wealth than under-45s

The scale of the UK’s long-term shift in wealth towards pensioners since the financial crisis is underlined today by new figures showing the recently retired in the UK are for the first time wealthier than those aged under 45. The figures due to be...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 

Arsenal to battle Chelsea for Antoine Griezmann transfer - report

Arsenal to battle Chelsea for Antoine Griezmann transfer - report gossip Will Giles for Metro.co.uk Arsenal are battling it out with Chelsea for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, according the reports. Griezmann, 24, has emerged as one of the...

Metro, 00:12 in Sport
 

Council tenants lose lifetime right to live in property

People will no longer have the right to live in their council home for life in future after ministers moved to impose a five-year limit on new tenancies. In a move condemned by Labour as likely to break up communities, the government has quietly...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 
Newly-retired 'wealthier than under-45s' research suggests

Newly-retired 'wealthier than under-45s' research suggests

Image copyright Thinkstock The recently retired have overtaken the under-45s to enjoy a larger share of the UK's wealth, according to research by the Resolution Foundation. The think-tank says a household headed by a 65-74 year-old holds around 19% of...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino fires worrying warning to Manchester United

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino fires worrying warning to Manchester United

United dropped into Europe's secondary competition after Tuesday's poor defeat to Wolfsburg ended their hopes of reaching the Champions League knock-out stages. The Europa League may harm United's Premier League prospects too, with Thursday night...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 
Overweight dog Kayla is named pet slimmer of the year after losing two-and-a-half stone

Overweight dog Kayla is named pet slimmer of the year after losing two-and-a-half stone

A DOG that used to feast on pizzas and roast dinners has been named Scotland’s pet slimmer of the year after losing two-and-a-half stone. Bullmastiff Kayla weighed 9st 6lb and faced serious health problems when her owner signed her up for the annual...

 
Revealed: Majority of Scots believe food banks prove society is failing

Revealed: Majority of Scots believe food banks prove society is failing

MORE than four in five Scots believe the need for food banks is a 
sign that something is 
fundamentally wrong in society, a poll has found. The Oxfam Scotland study also found strong support for action to reduce the need for food banks. The charity...

 

Nottinghamshire Police inspector sacked after lying about injuries

A police inspector who lied about the severity of her injuries and her recovery after a car crash in order to retire on medical grounds has been sacked. Zoe Hallam told doctors and colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police she could not drive for more than...

 
UK surveyors report rapid November house price growth, lack of homes

UK surveyors report rapid November house price growth, lack of homes

British property valuers reported sustained price increases in November and a record shortage of houses to sell, but expressed some hope that incentives for first-time buyers would lead to more sales in the coming months. The Royal Institution of...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 
Shell says reviewing New Zealand assets

Shell says reviewing New Zealand assets

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Thursday it was reviewing its business interests in New Zealand as the company seeks to streamline its global portfolio amid a slump in energy prices. The Anglo Dutch firm is focussing on large growth...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 


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