News archive from 13 December 2012, page 7

St Andrews students on battling elitism jibes

St Andrews students on battling elitism jibes

ST Andrews has been under fire for not attracting enough students from an impoverished background. One of those critics, 
Scotsman columnist Hugh Reilly, was invited to the Fife university to learn about the work being done there to widen...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Learning
 

Britons top online shopping survey

Britons spend more than £1,000 a year each shopping online - more than any other country. New research reveals that the amount of money spent on internet shopping shot up by 14% to £1,083 last year, compared with £950 in 2010. Australians rank second...

 
Berkshire buyback seen clashing with estate tax push

Berkshire buyback seen clashing with estate tax push

With the "fiscal cliff" looming and estate taxes set to rise dramatically in less than three weeks, the timing was seen as advantageous - and, according to Berkshire watchers, also out of place in the context of Buffett's recent tax...

Reuters, 00:26 in Business
 

Britons top online shopping survey

Britons spend more than £1,000 a year each shopping online - more than any other country. New research reveals that the amount of money spent on internet shopping shot up by 14% to £1,083 last year, compared with £950 in 2010. Australians rank second...

 

Policewomen memorial garden opens

A memorial garden is to be unveiled in honour of two policewomen who were killed in a gun and grenade attack. Pcs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, lost their lives when they responded to a report of a burglary in Hattersley, Greater Manchester,...

 
Mobile use crossing roads condemned

Mobile use crossing roads condemned

Using mobile phones while crossing roads should be stigmatised in the same way as drink-driving in order to cut dangerous behaviour by pedestrians, a new report suggests. Almost a third of pedestrians are distracted, including by mobile phones or...

 
McAfee flying home after release

McAfee flying home after release

Anti-virus software founder John McAfee is heading back to the US after a month-long odyssey to avoid police questioning about the killing of an American expatriate in Belize. McAfee was released from a detention centre in Guatemala and escorted by...

 

Someone's been pulling your leg! Kelly Brook clashes with the set at the British Comedy Awards in a dull dress

She is no wallflower but at this year's British Comedy Awards Kelly Brook was in danger of fading into the background.The joke was on Kelly, 33, as she turned up for the wards in a white dress which unfortunately left her fading into the background as...

 

Britons top online shopping survey

New research reveals that the amount of money spent on internet shopping shot up by 14% to £1,083 last year, compared with £950 in 2010. Australians rank second at £842 per head, with Sweden third at £747, according to communications regulator Ofcom....

 
8 YEARS FOR SAILOR TRYING TO BETRAY NUCLEAR SECRETS

8 YEARS FOR SAILOR TRYING TO BETRAY NUCLEAR SECRETS

An MI5 sting exposed the treachery of Petty Officer Edward Devenney, who worked as a communications specialist on HMS Vigilant which carries some of the UK's Trident ballistic missiles. He sneaked into a secret room and took pictures of vital...

 
'SCUD MISSILES FIRED AT REBELS'

'SCUD MISSILES FIRED AT REBELS'

The official confirmed a report that forces of president Bashar Assad have fired the missiles from the Damascus area into northern Syria. He estimated that the number of Scuds fired was more than half a dozen. The official said there was no indication...

 

As global consumers shop mobile, Apple outshines rivals

With tablets and other mobile devices the gadgets of choice this holiday season, Reuters canvassed over 70 shoppers and store employees across Sydney, Seattle, Palo Alto, Shanghai, Bangalore, Singapore, Paris, London, Mexico City and Boston for...

 

Britons top online shopping survey

Britons spend more than £1,000 a year each shopping online - more than any other country. New research reveals that the amount of money spent on internet shopping shot up by 14% to £1,083 last year, compared with £950 in 2010. Australians rank second...

 

Twitter, privacy advocates eye Occupy case after guilty plea

The guilty plea in New York City Criminal Court from Malcolm Harris, one of hundreds arrested during an October 2011 mass march across the Brooklyn Bridge, does not mark the end of his legal battle, his lawyer, Martin Stolar said. With his criminal...

 

Policewomen memorial garden opens

A memorial garden is to be unveiled in honour of two policewomen who were killed in a gun and grenade attack. Pcs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, lost their lives when they responded to a report of a burglary in Hattersley, Greater Manchester,...

 


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