News archive from 13 November 2015

Kirklees Council cannot say how much money was wasted on scrapped children's maze

Kirklees Council cannot say how much money was wasted on scrapped children's maze

Kirklees Council has said it does not know how much money was wasted on a children’s maze project that was scrapped. The scheme in Greenhead Park was begun in May but then suddenly halted in late August when it was partially built. The council has...

 
UniCredit CEO says no numbers yet on potential lay-offs

UniCredit CEO says no numbers yet on potential lay-offs

UniCredit (CRDI.MI) Chief Executive Federico Ghizzoni declined to comment on Thursday on a report that the Italian bank was mulling more than 10,000 lay-offs saying there were no specific figures yet on the table. "I do not comment because we are...

Reuters, 18:28 in Business
 
Manchester United: Hernandez can't leave without Van Gaal signing another striker, says Neville

Manchester United: Hernandez can't leave without Van Gaal signing another striker, says Neville

Gary Neville insists Manchester United cannot let Javier Hernandez leave the club without signing a replacement before the transfer deadline. There were reports on Sunday that the Mexican striker has been told he can leave Old Trafford. But Neville...

 
Butterley Spillway: Global effort raises £9,000 of £12,000 needed for high court challenge campaign

Butterley Spillway: Global effort raises £9,000 of £12,000 needed for high court challenge campaign

Thousands of pounds have been raised in a last ditch attempt to save Butterley Spillway. People from around the world and Marsden have now helped to raise £9,000 of the £12,000 needed to cover the costs of a high court legal challenge which hopes to...

 
EU regulators consult on compromise in derivatives spat with U.S.

EU regulators consult on compromise in derivatives spat with U.S.

The European Union has signalled that one of its key rules for regulating financial derivatives could be aligned with U.S. practise to help to end a lengthy dispute that risks fragmenting the $630 trillion market. The dispute revolves around a rule...

Reuters, 19:05 in Business
 
Lancashire's Ashley Giles plays down link of return to Warwickshire

Lancashire's Ashley Giles plays down link of return to Warwickshire

Lancashire's Ashley Giles has played down reports linking him with a move back to Warwickshire. The Lancashire chief, who spent 20 years at Edgbaston as player and coach before leaving to become England boss, has been touted as a possible successor to...

 
Kirklees College launches work placement scheme for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities

Kirklees College launches work placement scheme for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities

A scheme offering work placements to young people with learning difficulties and disabilities has been launched by Kirklees College. The college is running supported internships to students in its Foundation Learning department based in Huddersfield...

 
U.S. and euro zone business improves, Asia a concern

U.S. and euro zone business improves, Asia a concern

Global manufacturing and service sector activity expanded in August at the same pace as in July, with both the U.S. and euro zone doing better than Asia, according to purchasing manager surveys. "Scratching beneath the headline numbers, however,...

Reuters, 19:29 in Business
 
Foreign lorry driver gets stuck Scapegoat Hill lane

Foreign lorry driver gets stuck Scapegoat Hill lane

IT’S such a narrow road that even motorists blessed with local knowledge avoid it. But if your English skills are rudimentary then it’s little surprise that Eastern European lorry drivers are liable to getting stuck on Pike Law Lane in Scapegoat...

 

Watch: Man City fans impressed as Blues win again

Manchester City continued their faultless start to the season with a 2-0 win over Watford. It was no surprise then to see plenty of Blues in good spirits after the game. There was talk of sidelined players Pablo Zabaleta and Nicolas Otamendi facing a...

 

Kevin De Bruyne enjoys meal at Wings in Manchester ahead of £50m City move

Imminent Manchester City signing Kevin De Bruyne has already began exploring his likely new home - with a meal at Louis van Gaal’s favourite restaurant. The Belgian star is expected to complete his club record move to the Blues, worth over £50...

 
Poorest people in Kirklees and Calderdale more likely to be in car crash than the richest

Poorest people in Kirklees and Calderdale more likely to be in car crash than the richest

The poorest people in Kirklees and Calderdale are nearly a third more likely to be in a car crash than the richest. Research has been carried out following claims at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of...

 

U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms could be next week - FT

The United States is preparing to sanction Chinese companies connected to the cyber theft of U.S. intellectual property as early as next week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. The FT cited three U.S. officials as saying the sanctions probably...

Reuters, 20:00 in Business
 
Downs Syndrome dancer and entrepreneur Jen Blackwell named Enterprise Vision Awards inspirational woman of the year

Downs Syndrome dancer and entrepreneur Jen Blackwell named Enterprise Vision Awards inspirational woman of...

A Downs Syndrome dancer has been crowned inspirational woman of the year. Denby Dale born Jen Blackwell, 33, was left shocked when she was announced public vote winner of the top award at the Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA) at a north west ceremony at...

 
Swansea v Manchester United: Herrera starts again, Fellaini on bench

Swansea v Manchester United: Herrera starts again, Fellaini on bench

Ander Herrera's performance for Manchester United against Club Brugge has earned him a place in the lineup against Swansea. The Spaniard made his first start of the season in the Champions League play-off and will get another chance to impress at the...

 


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