News archive from 11 December 2013

We are in a housing bubble, claims economics professor

We are in a housing bubble, claims economics professor

Most regions of the UK are already in a house-price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University. Prof James Mitchell said house prices were overvalued when compared with incomes, raising the risk of a fall at some stage in the...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Bus service cuts 'at critical levels'

Bus service cuts 'at critical levels'

Cuts to bus services are reaching "critical levels", a report from the Campaign for Better Transport has said. Almost half of local authorities reduced their support for buses in 2013 and some may remove all support next year, the study...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
NHS failed families of babies who died at Furness hospital, inquiry says

NHS failed families of babies who died at Furness hospital, inquiry says

The health service ombudsman has found that major failings at Furness general hospital and by wider health authorities means the deaths of babies were not properly investigated Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA The NHS failed the families of three babies...

Guardian, 00:17 in Health
 
GM shakes up auto industry men's club, naming first woman CEO

GM shakes up auto industry men's club, naming first woman CEO

The appointment of Barra, 51, is at once groundbreaking - she will be the first woman to lead a global automaker - and yet also very traditional. Her father is a long-time GM employee and Barra has spent her entire 33-year career at the No. 1 U.S....

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 
U.S. finalises Volcker rule, curbing Wall Street's risky trades

U.S. finalises Volcker rule, curbing Wall Street's risky trades

The measure known as the Volcker rule was a late addition to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and seeks to ensure that banks can't make speculative trades that are so large and risky that they threaten individual firms or the wider financial...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 
Ransomware creation kit 'sought by cyber-thieves'

Ransomware creation kit 'sought by cyber-thieves'

Cyber-thieves are seeking to mass-produce new forms of ransomware, the security company Sophos has suggested. It said there were discussions on underground forums about ways to produce a "kit" that criminals could use to craft their own...

 
Revolution brings no job hopes for Tunisia's women

Revolution brings no job hopes for Tunisia's women

The revolution in Tunisia was partly fuelled by the massive levels of youth unemployment. Years later the situation isn't any better - especially for the country's women, who are at the back of the queue when it comes to most kinds of work. By 10:30,...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 
Tackling Uganda's lack of school places

Tackling Uganda's lack of school places

It's always good to have your preconceptions punctured. Uganda, like many sub-Saharan African countries, faces major challenges to build up its education system. At the most fundamental level it has to provide enough places for one of the world's...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 

Ukrainian police enter square occupied by protesters

Some of the protesters held their mobile phones in the air like candles and sang the national anthem. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Richard Balmforth, Alisse de Carbonnel, Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Richard Balmforth and...

 

Probe uncovers midwifery failings

An investigation into the deaths of three babies and a mother at a scandal-hit hospital has uncovered serious failings in midwifery care and follow-ups into what happened. Joshua Titcombe, Alex Davey-Brady and Nittaya and Chester Hendrickson all died...

 

Beware the perils of Perth... I should know after Thommo drilled me in the groin!

England have a dreadful record at Perth, where they have won once in 12 Tests - way back in 1978-79. But for Sportsmail's David Lloyd, the WACA means only thing: that blow in the box he took from Jeff Thomson in 1974-75... I had the task of opening...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 

ECB embarrassed by barb at Warner that is not likely to help their cause with the ICC

The sledging between Australia and England cricketers that has been centre stage in a highly acrimonious Ashes series is now spreading to the blazers in the VIP boxes. Kent president Bob "The Cat' Bevan, a well-known after-dinner speaker, raised...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 

Gerrard expected to return from hamstring injury in four weeks to boost Liverpool's push for the top four

Steven Gerrard hopes to return for Liverpool in four weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during the 4-1 win over West Ham last Saturday. The captain has again been in excellent form as Liverpool challenge for a top four finish. But without him,...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 

I'll drop you! England coach Flower is ready to axe Ashes failures ahead of Perth

Andy Flower backed his embattled England players to stop the Australian juggernaut from crushing his last Ashes hopes here in Perth, but insisted he is ready to make tough decisions ahead of the third Test. One of the most difficult is likely to...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 

Former Stoke boss Mills accused of 'turning a blind eye' to abuse of young players

Former England captain Mick Mills has been accused of "turning a blind eye' to the abuse of young players subjected to an initiation ceremony known as "The Glove' while he was manager of Stoke during the 1980s. George Blackstock, 43, from...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 


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