News archive from 11 September 2012

HP adds to layoff tally, now plans 29,000 job cuts

HP adds to layoff tally, now plans 29,000 job cuts

The company also expects to take another $400 million in charges relating to data centers and real estate consolidation. The world's No. 1 personal computer maker, which employs more than 300,000 people globally, has begun a multi-year restructuring...

 
Israel's budget a political hot potato

Israel's budget a political hot potato

The budget is the political arena in which Netanyahu will see if his thin majority in the Israeli Knesset, which includes ultra-orthodox religious parties, can agree on spending priorities for 2013. Asked if elections will be called early, Yuval...

 

Dad-to-be Robbie gets gig ultimatum

Robbie Williams has revealed his pregnant wife has told him to cancel his live gigs if she goes into labour - but he does not want to let down fans. The singer told Radio 2 listeners they have had a minor "falling out" over the ultimatum...

 

Dad-to-be Robbie gets gig ultimatum

Robbie Williams has revealed his pregnant wife has told him to cancel his live gigs if she goes into labour - but he does not want to let down fans. The singer told Radio 2 listeners they have had a minor "falling out" over the ultimatum...

 

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson locks horns with FirstGroup boss Tim O'Toole in front of MPs

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson has locked horns with FirstGroup boss Tim O'Toole in front of MPs, after losing out on the controversial £7bn West Coast rail franchise. Branson said the Department of Transport had accepted "an absolutely...

 

Banks left holding 458 million euros of Unipol-Fonsai shares

The consortium, led by top Italian investment house Mediobanca (MDBI.MI), includes UniCredit (CRDI.MI), Barclays Bank (BARC.L), Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX), Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), and UBS (UBSN.VX). Unipol agreed in January to rescue the troubled...

Reuters, 22:12 in Business
 

Dad-to-be Robbie gets gig ultimatum

Robbie Williams has revealed his pregnant wife has told him to cancel his live gigs if she goes into labour - but he does not want to let down fans. The singer told Radio 2 listeners they have had a minor "falling out" over the ultimatum...

 
Town centre cordon lifted

Town centre cordon lifted

AN alleyway near Mansfield Market Place was cordoned off this morning because of a police incident.

 
Unions threaten wave of strikes this winter unless pay freeze axed

Unions threaten wave of strikes this winter unless pay freeze axed

THE UK could be gripped by a wave of strikes this winter, after the trades union movement's annual congress voted to carry out co-ordinated industrial action if talks over a pay freeze break down. Delegates at the TUC congress in Brighton yesterday...

Scotsman, 22:16 in Hot News
 
WICKHAM WINNER SEES ENGLAND END TOP

WICKHAM WINNER SEES ENGLAND END TOP

Results earlier in the day meant both sides had already booked their places in next month's knock-out double-headers, but the group - and in theory a more favourable draw as one of the seeded teams in Friday's draw - was up for grabs in north east...

 
AMLA THE STAR AGAIN FOR SOUTH AFRICA

AMLA THE STAR AGAIN FOR SOUTH AFRICA

The prolific South African has dominated England's bowling all summer and, returning after a brief rest, continued in the same vein in a match reduced to nine overs per side. Batting at much higher tempo but with all his usual authority, Amla -...

 
GoDaddy hosted websites down

GoDaddy hosted websites down

Thousands of websites hosted by one of the world's biggest internet domain registrars and web hosts, GoDaddy, were reported down on Monday. "Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We're working on...

 

Brother of French al-Qaeda-inspired killer questioned

He is the only suspect in custody for an alleged role in the killings admitted by his younger brother Mohamed Merah, who died in a hail of police bullets six months ago jumping through the window of an apartment in southwestern France after a 30-hour...

 

Exam results not hit by teacher’s failings

GCSE English students forced to play catch-up after a teacher failed to set vital assignments have achieved good results. About 30 pupils at the Peele Community College in Long Sutton discovered in April that their teacher had falsified some grades on...

 

Primark says middle class shoppers are increasingly converting to its cut price fashions

Primark says middle class shoppers are increasingly converting to its cut price fashions as Government austerity measures cut deeper. The retail group, which is owned by Associated British Foods, is one of the few chains on the high street to emerge...

 


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