News archive from 12 May 2015

Former CIA man Jeffrey Sterling gets 42 months in prison over Iran leaks

A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his legal team and paled in comparison...

 
You’re fired, Labour: ‘Disillusioned’ Lord Sugar walks out on party

You’re fired, Labour: ‘Disillusioned’ Lord Sugar walks out on party

Apprentice star and peer Lord Sugar has announced that he is quitting the Labour party. Lord Sugar said his resignation was accepted as the party had been “aware of my disillusionment for some time”. Lord Sugar was brought into the Labour Party by...

 

Vincent van Gogh goes virtual: Stunning new project lets viewers don Samsung's VR headset and see artwork...

Vincent van Gogh's artwork has been reimagined in a virtual world. A new project designed to show off Samsung's Gear VR headset lets the viewer walk around some of the world's most famous paintings. They can even see the artist himself in three...

 

Brady banned for four games

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been banned for four games and the club have been fined one million US dollars for the use of under-inflated footballs in last season's AFC Championship game. The NFL had been investigating reports that...

 

Some eurozone banks 'just as likely to fail' as they were before 2008 crisis

Almost eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers some eurozone banks are just as vulnerable to collapse as they were before crisis hit in 2008, according to research by a UK-based academic published on Tuesday. “Our findings indicate that...

 
The plight of children of immigrants in Malaysia

The plight of children of immigrants in Malaysia

When 13-year-old Karisma wears a purple school uniform and black hijab, she can easily blend in with other Malaysian students. She was born in Malaysia, but the authorities want her to leave. Her parents are Filipino immigrants working on construction...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Wirral hospitals to benefit from £1m investment into recruiting more nurses

Two Wirral hospitals are to benefit from a £1m investment into recruiting more nurses. Wirral University Teaching Hospital is ploughing the cash into boosting frontline staff numbers at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals over the next 12 months....

 
ShareIn raises $1m in bid to cut out middlemen

ShareIn raises $1m in bid to cut out middlemen

Crowdfunding platform ShareIn has secured a $1 million (£646,000) investment amid plans to shift its focus towards helping companies raise cash

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Greene King and Spirit pubs deal faces new inquiry

Greene King and Spirit pubs deal faces new inquiry

THE £725 million takeover by Greene King of rival Spirit Pub Company has been threatened will an "in-depth investigation" by the regulator if the groups fail to allay its competition concerns on the mega-deal. The Competition & Markets...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
All eyes on Mark Carney after record low rates

All eyes on Mark Carney after record low rates

The Bank of England is expected to leave borrowing costs on hold for the rest of the year after keeping interest rates at their record low of 0.5 per cent. Rates have been frozen for six years, with the recent slide in inflation to zero pushing back...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Cairn briefs investors on exploration in Senegal

Cairn briefs investors on exploration in Senegal

OIL explorer Cairn has lodged plans for a major drilling campaign off the coast of Senegal, which it believes could unlock more than a billion barrels. Together with its joint venture partners, the Edinburgh firm has submitted a three-year work plan...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Match report: England 69 Trinidad and Tobago 36

Match report: England 69 Trinidad and Tobago 36

England saved their best performance of the series to last as they cruised to victory over Trinidad and Tobago to secure a series whitewash. Tracey Neville will be delighted to have started her coaching tenure with three solid performances and also to...

 
Bargain Booze owner toasts rise in profit

Bargain Booze owner toasts rise in profit

Conviviality Retail, the firm behind the Bargain Booze chain currently being piloted in Scotland, yesterday said profits were likely to come in slightly ahead of expectations despite heavy discounting by rivals. The group, which also operates...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 

Police investigation of DJ sex offender Ray Teret shown in BBC2 documentary

A new BBC2 documentary will follow in forensic detail the police investigation and subsequent conviction of a former DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile who was jailed for 25 years for a string of historical sex offences. The three-part series will include...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 
Trounced by a brain-training octogenarian

Trounced by a brain-training octogenarian

Brain training exercises have their critics - a BBC study in 2009 suggested they were no better for you than surfing the internet. But others still swear by them and Adam Shaw found himself humiliated by one elderly fan on a recent visit to Japan. In...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 


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