News archive from 12 June 2013

Liverpool Yellow Duckmarine cleared to return to the water

One of Liverpool's fleet of Yellow Duckmarine tour buses is officially safe to go back in the water. The Wacker Quacker 08 craft was afloat in Salthouse Dock this morning after officials cleared it for launch. All four tour buses had been limited to...


Proposal to modernise town hall is revealed

Burton town hallBURTON Town Hall is to be renovated in an attempt to bring it into the 21st century. The historic building is set to be given a new lease of life, with the hope that the upgrade will have people flocking to use the ageing building....


Liverpool brewery Cains axes supermarket operation with the loss of 38 jobs

Liverpool brewery Cains has closed its loss-making supermarket own- label brewing and canning operation with the loss of 38 jobs. A spokesman said it is "intended" the Cains brand and pub operations will be unaffected by the move. The...


Gay parents have 'healthier and less argumentative children'

Children with same-sex parents are healthier than those with heterosexual parents, new Australian research suggests. Children aged five to 17 who live with gay parents have "significantly better' general health than those with heterosexual...

Daily Mail, 17:54 in Health

NHS boss accused on gagging orders

Hospitals have spent £2 million on more than 50 gagging orders preventing staff speaking out, a Freedom of Information Act request has revealed. Tory MP Steve Barclay, who obtained the figures, accused NHS chief Sir David Nicholson of either failing...


Museum holds tour of First World War trench

VISITORS to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum got a taste of life in First World War trenches at a living history display. Volunteers at the museum, which commemorates soldiers from Burton and East Staffordshire, put on tours in the museum's replica...


FTSE CLOSE: Markets tumble on US money-printing fears, but pound strengthens against the dollar

17.30 (CLOSE): Blue-chip shares tumbled for the second session in a row today amid continued fears that the US will taper its economy-boosting quantitative easing drive. The FTSE 100 Index was down 1.3 per cent, or 83.2 points, at 6336.1, following on...

Schuh delivers record profts of £25.6m

Schuh delivers record profts of £25.6m

SCOTTISH footwear retailer Schuh returned record profits for its American owner last year as it expanded its store base and rolled out a tablet-optimised website for customers on the move. The Livingston-based company, which was bought out by...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business

Battle of the Atlantic morse code thank you message

Two of the world’s most powerful lasers will beam “thank you” in morse code from  the roof of Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building to mark the Battle of the Atlantic. The large scale light work, called Thank You, is programmed with rolling spheres, or...

'I will beat it': Sharon in Race for Life fight

'I will beat it': Sharon in Race for Life fight

2 Images A GRANDMOTHER of three is taking on the ultimate challenge for charity - despite undergoing gruelling chemotherapy. Sharon Holloway has been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer for a second time, but has pledged that it will not stop her...

University tie-ups could net companies £80m

University tie-ups could net companies £80m

PARTNERSHIPS between businesses and universities will generate £80 million a year for Scotland's economy by 2018, more than four times their current level, according to a report published yesterday. Research by analysts at Biggar Economics found...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business

Wall St Week Ahead: 'Sell in May and Go Away?' Not This Year

Closing out the second week of May, the Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 2.3 percent for the month. For the year, the benchmark S&P 500 is up a stunning 14.6 percent. Some analysts say that when the market starts off this strong, it tends to...


Swansea sign Betis midfielder Canas on a free transfer as Spanish gang grows

Jose Canas has become Swansea's first summer signing after agreeing to join the Barclays Premier League club on a free transfer from Real Betis. The 26-year-old was widely expected to join the Swans when his Betis contract expires at the end of the...

Daily Mail, 18:21 in Sport

Ex manager at church where volunteer plunged to his death tells court she feared accident would happen

A FORMER manager at a church where a volunteer plunged 30ft to his death through a false ceiling told a court she feared an accident would happen. Lee Bourn, 39, died after falling through a ceiling when he was helping fit insulation at The...


EXCLUSIVE: Hulk insists Mourinho has bid £35m to bring Brazil striker to Chelsea

Brazil striker Hulk has confirmed Jose Mourinho wants him at Stamford Bridge and has bid around £35million to lure him away from Zenit St Petersburg. Zenit have so far resisted Chelsea's approaches and made it clear they want to recoup more of the...

Daily Mail, 18:32 in Sport

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