News archive from 16 March 2012, page 6

Argentina in Falklands oil threat

Argentina has threatened to take legal action against British companies involved in oil development in the Falkland Islands - a move described by the Foreign Office as "wholly counter-productive". The country's foreign minister Hector...

 

Hillsborough documents blame fans

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was told that a senior Merseyside Police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, according to leaked government papers. The documents show that four...

 

White rice 'could cause diabetes'

Eating white rice may be linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A review of four studies involving around 350,000 people found the more white rice people ate, the higher their chance of developing the condition seemed to...

 

Argentina in Falklands oil threat

Argentina has threatened to take legal action against British companies involved in oil development in the Falkland Islands - a move described by the Foreign Office as "wholly counter-productive". The country's foreign minister Hector...

 

Services gap 'puts young at risk'

A lack of youth services is putting innocent children at risk of being caught up in gangs and violence on the streets, campaigners have said. Gary Trowsdale, chief executive of the Damilola Taylor Trust, said youngsters were being left with no choice...

 

Hillsborough documents blame fans

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was told that a senior Merseyside Police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, according to leaked government papers. The documents show that four...

 
Death of the bank safety deposit box

Death of the bank safety deposit box

As Barclays becomes the latest bank to empty its safety deposit boxes, customers are being left with few options to store their valuables such as legal documents, jewellery or other precious objects. At Prakash Palicha's home in South London the...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

28% of NHS trusts raise parking fee

More than one in four hospital trusts have increased car parking charges for patients and visitors, according to new data. Hospitals in England make millions of pounds every year from parking, which is free for most people in Northern Ireland, Wales...

 

28% of NHS trusts raise parking fee

More than one in four hospital trusts have increased car parking charges for patients and visitors, according to new data. Hospitals in England make millions of pounds every year from parking, which is free for most people in Northern Ireland, Wales...

 
Mortgage holders face fix or twist decision

Mortgage holders face fix or twist decision

Faced with a slew of lenders raising their standard variable mortgage rates, some homeowners will be questioning whether to fix or twist. The standard variable rate (SVR) is arbitrarily set by each individual lender, taking into account the Bank of...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

White rice 'could cause diabetes'

Eating white rice may be linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A review of four studies involving around 350,000 people found the more white rice people ate, the higher their chance of developing the condition seemed to...

 

Navy support workers to strike

Hundreds of workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) are to go on strike at the end of the month in the bitter row over public sector pensions. The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said more than 600 of its members at the RFA, which supports...

 
Viewpoint: Hot mobile trends for SMEs

Viewpoint: Hot mobile trends for SMEs

As part of our series on how small and medium-sized firms use technology - which will run throughout March - we ask experts for their views. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business All at sea: Small businesses and...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

Home care for elderly 'disgraceful'

Older people are suffering "disgraceful" home care including missed medication and confinement to soiled beds, an undercover investigation has revealed. Undercover researchers for the Which? consumer group reported missed visits, food left...

 

State of the nation: Tracking the UK economy as the Budget looms

The economic downturn has taken its toll on the UK's workforce. Unemployment had been falling more or less steadily for 15 years until 2008, when it began its rise to the current level of 2.67 million or 8.4%. Continue reading the main story However,...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 


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