News archive from 12 March 2014, page 11

Gainsborough: Display of Tudor furniture at Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough: Display of Tudor furniture at Gainsborough Old Hall

Dr Jonathan Foyle has spent a year investigating this piece of furniture which he describes as the strangest object he's ever encountered and it will be displayed at Gainsborough Old Hall. Dr Foyle is an architectural historian, broadcaster and...

 
Pistorius Trial: Friend's Evidence Continues

Pistorius Trial: Friend's Evidence Continues

A friend of Oscar Pistorius who says the athlete had "a big love for weapons" is set to continue giving evidence in his murder trial. Darren Fresco told North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that Pistorius, who denies murdering his girlfriend...

 
Cathay Pacific profits rise 204% on strong China demand

Cathay Pacific profits rise 204% on strong China demand

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airways posted a 204% increase in profits in 2013 to $2.6bn Hong Kong dollars ($335m, £201m). The airline said the boost in profits was largely attributed to an increase in leisure and business travel to the Pearl River...

BBC, 05:22 in Business
 

Once-genteel Caracas plaza is ground zero for protests

A couple of months back, Plaza Altamira was hosting book fairs, food festivals and open-air concerts around its landmark obelisk. Children played, and lovers sat round a fountain in one of Caracas' most pleasant open-air spaces. Now though, the...

 

Kurdistan tourist towns last resort for Iraqi refugees

The patrons are not tourists but refugees who have fled conflict in the country's arid Sunni Arab heartland for the relative safety of its autonomous north, where Kurds run their own affairs. Shaqlawa may seem an unlikely refuge, but the resort town's...

 

SoftBank CEO says Sprint could shake up U.S. 'oligopoly'

Masayoshi Son, the billionaire CEO of SoftBank, in his first public speech to a U.S. audience since his company gained control of Sprint last year, lambasted the U.S. wireless market as offering "pseudo-competition." Son did not directly...

Reuters, 05:32 in Business
 

Singapore shares ease as concern over China lingers

The Asian market is looking to gain some clarity on China's economic direction with data on industrial output, retail sales, and urban investment due on Thursday. The worst performer on the index, commodity trader Noble Group Ltd fell 2.7 percent to...

 
Pensioner avoids jail after knife threat in social club

Pensioner avoids jail after knife threat in social club

A PENSIONER has been given a suspended prison sentence after he tried to stab a man in the neck during a row in a social club. A court heard Ronald Nash, 75, lunged at Keith Gomery with a three-inch blade during a row at the Nudge club, South Elmsall,...

 
Cash Incentives 'Could Help People Get Healthy'

Cash Incentives 'Could Help People Get Healthy'

Out-of-shape people are more likely to change their lifestyle and improve their health if offered a cash incentive, research has found. A study looked at how effective incentives were for 30,000 people set challenges such as quitting smoking....

 
Worksop: Recycling centre permit is suspended after fourth serious fire

Worksop: Recycling centre permit is suspended after fourth serious fire

The Environment Agency has suspended the environmental permit at Worksop recycling centre after a fourth fire occurred there in six months. Retford and Worksop Fire Services were called out to the site on Shireoaks Road for the fourth time on Sunday...

 

China steps up hunt for corrupt officials overseas - state media

"Once evidence is sufficient, we'll initiate the confiscation procedure according to the law," Cao was quoted as saying. China has long grappled with the problem of so-called "naked officials", the term for government workers whose...

 
R-evolution at Rotherham business park after land deal

R-evolution at Rotherham business park after land deal

Work is poised to start on the next phase of the Advanced Manufacturing Park - close to the site where miners battled police outside the former Orgreave coking works 30 years ago. Harworth Estates – whose origins can be traced back to the former...

 
Leeds man jailed for slashing partner’s friend with knife

Leeds man jailed for slashing partner’s friend with knife

A man has been jailed for stabbing a woman who was helping his partner move out. Leeds Crown Court heard at first John Armitage would not let Kelly Keith into the property when his partner, Chantelle Beecham, decided to get her belongings and children...

 
Hotel in former police station opens to guests

Hotel in former police station opens to guests

The ongoing regeneration of Sheffield's West Bar area takes another step forward today with the official opening of a new £9 million hotel. The 142-room Hampton by Hilton complex opens in the former Central Division Police Headquarters. The landmark...

 
Leeds is starting to win the war on loan sharks and illegal lenders

Leeds is starting to win the war on loan sharks and illegal lenders

LEEDS is slowly starting to win its war with loan sharks, illegal lenders and payday loan providers. The city is leading a major drive to stamp out the predatory lenders targeting some of the city’s most vulnerable and financially pressured families....

 


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