News archive from 14 August 2014

VIDEO: Hundreds of residents in Immingham pay their respects to local boy William Smith as colourful lanterns fly into the sky

VIDEO: Hundreds of residents in Immingham pay their respects to local boy William Smith as colourful...

Crowds gathered in Immingham tonight in an "incredibly moving" tribute to local schoolboy William Smith, who tragically passed away on Saturday. Hundreds of residents made their way to Roval Drive where they lit colourful lanterns that...

 
London housing boom shows signs of cooling as sales stumble

London housing boom shows signs of cooling as sales stumble

The cooling demand will be welcomed by policymakers, who have tried to take the heat out of the market with proposals for curbs on mortgage lending. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA The London housing market stumbled in July as sales dropped and inquiries fell...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 
Bargain-hungry shoppers damaging supermarket sales

Bargain-hungry shoppers damaging supermarket sales

Supermarkets are under pressure, analysts say. Photograph: 64/ 64/Ocean/Corbis Supermarkets are grappling with their first significant fall in sales volumes since the second world war, according to analysts who warned shoppers' efforts to save money...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 
GP surgeries face two-strike policy over safety ratings

GP surgeries face two-strike policy over safety ratings

GPs face a two-strike rule over standard of care. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA GP surgeries providing poor or unsafe care face being shut down under a tough new "two-strikes-and-you're-out" policy being introduced by the NHS regulator. But...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Expanding waistlines will cause 3,500 more cancers each year, study finds

Expanding waistlines will cause 3,500 more cancers each year, study finds

Research has linked 12,000 cancers each year in the UK with people being overweight – a statistic that will only keep growing as obesity rates expand globally. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Around 12,000 cancers a year are caused by people being...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Leeds United boost squad with triple swoop

Leeds United boost squad with triple swoop

Leeds United have moved to strengthen their squad in defence and attack with three new signings confirmed in the last 24 hours. Defenders Liam Cooper and Giuseppe Bellusci have been joined by striker Billy Sharp with all three possibly in contention...

 

What type of uni fresher are you going to be?

Congratulations! The results are in and so are you: you're finally going to university. You’re about to enter a new phase of your life and get your first taste of independence, but also really find out who you are. University can be the time when we...

Metro, 00:06 in Lifestyle
 
Improvement works to start on crossing where four-year-old was killed by a train

Improvement works to start on crossing where four-year-old was killed by a train

Improvement works are set to start on a level crossing where a four-year-old was hit and killed by a train. Emma Lifsey suffered fatal injuries in the horrific collision at Beech Hill crossing, Misson Springs, near Bawtry, in December 2012. Beech Hill...

 
Legal & General resignation casts doubt over ABI

Legal & General resignation casts doubt over ABI

LEGAL & GENERAL, one of Britain's biggest insurers, threw the future of the industry's trade body into doubt yesterday after announcing it was resigning its membership. L&G said it will quit the Association of British Insurers (ABI) by the end...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Admiral profits rising despite reversing premiums

Admiral profits rising despite reversing premiums

ADMIRAL failed to ease fears over crashing insurance premiums yesterday as it reported a rise in profits, but said prices may not have bottomed out yet. Chief executive Henry Engelhardt said: “In the UK there are some signs that premiums are no longer...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
No Lloyds share sale to public before election

No Lloyds share sale to public before election

Chancellor George Osborne has ruled out a public offering of the Treasury's remaining shares in Lloyds Banking Group ahead of the general election. The Treasury, which still owns 25 per cent of the bank, is thought to have scrapped a public sale...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Emerging markets boosts G4S ahead of forecasts

Emerging markets boosts G4S ahead of forecasts

SECURITY contractor G4S has posted a better-than-expected rise in operating profits, boosted by a jump in sales across emerging markets. The group is trying to restore its reputation after a string of scandals, such as failing to provide enough...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Far East sales lift Glenmorangie’s spirits

Far East sales lift Glenmorangie’s spirits

A MARKETING push in the Far East has helped whisky distiller Glenmorangie deliver higher sales and profits. The firm, owned by French luxury goods group LVMH, said it was “very encouraged” by demand for its eponymous single malt and stablemate Ardbeg....

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Pay growth key in BoE’s rate rise dilemma

Comment: Pay growth key in BoE’s rate rise dilemma

THE economic recovery is going well, consumer confidence is decent, businesses are investing, unemployment is falling sharply...but subdued pay growth seems to be staying the Bank of England's hand on raising interest rates. That seemed to be the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Russian aid convoy halted as access doubts remain

Russian aid convoy halted as access doubts remain

HUNDREDS of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine remained parked in the southern city of Voronezh yesterday as doubts grew over the convoy's final route. The white-tarpaulined vehicles lay idle at a military base in...

 


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