News archive from 16 March 2015

Basel watchdog shifts emphasis to fine-tuning bank rules

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has helped set down the new rules, aimed at strengthening the capital reserves of banks to make them better prepared for crises and reducing the amount of risk that banks are allowed to take on. But the focus...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Win four tickets to see McBusted at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield!

Win four tickets to see McBusted at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield!

We have teamed up with the Motorpoint Area, Sheffield, to give one lucky reader the chance to win 4 tickets to the McBusted show on Tuesday 24th March. McBusted's "Most Excellect Adventure Tour' promises to take their fans on a wild ride that...

 

Salford fire: Firefighters faced molten river of plastic at recycling depot blaze

Firefighters were faced with a molten river of plastic as they battled a blaze at a recycling depot in Salford on Sunday night, a fire chief has revealed. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service area manager Wayne Shields has praised the hard work...

 

Loss of UK shops up nearly threefold in 2014 - report

The study of multiple retailers in 500 town centres across Britain showed the sector's changing profile. Some 765 more traditional shops, such as clothes and shoe shops, closed. Service retailers, such as opticians, travel agents, hairdressers and...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

China's luxury big spenders: young, trendy and not so rich

HENRYs believe less is more. These younger spenders pride themselves on their individualism and snub the ostentatiously branded handbags and accessories loved by the "secretary" types. Fuelling their shopping habits are social media,...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 

Manchester United "to make transfer offer for Newcastle's Ayoze Perez'

Manchester United will reportedly make an offer for Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez in the summer. Perez, who only arrived in English football at the start of the season, has proved to be a revelation. Arsenal have been strongly linked with his...

Metro, 00:13 in Sport
 

Valeo bets on hybrids, self-driving cars to beat industry growth

Before a Monday investor presentation in London, Valeo said it would boost sales to 20 billion euros (14.25 billion pounds) by 2020 from 12.7 billion last year, outstripping overall industry growth by an estimated 5 percentage points annually. Valeo...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 

Wanted: An official sweet taster for Swizzels (home of the Refresher and Drumstick)

One of the UK's leading sweet manufacturers, Swizzels (i.e. the guys behind Love Hearts, Drumsticks and Refreshers) are on the hunt for a chief sweet taster. This is one job that definitely comes sugar-coated. The contract is for one year and the...

Metro, 00:18 in Lifestyle
 
Takeaway meals for children found to be dangerously high in salt

Takeaway meals for children found to be dangerously high in salt

The charity Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) said more than a quarter surveyed contained 2g or more, the maximum daily recommendation for a one to three-year-old and more than the amount in four packets of crisps. Three-quarters of the meals...

 
Baltic Britain: Ice cold gales are set to blow through Britain

Baltic Britain: Ice cold gales are set to blow through Britain

The -7C freeze will be followed by a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical spectacle that will blot out 97% of the sun. But experts warned Brits to protect their eyes when watching the eclipse because staring at the sun can lead to permanent blindness. The...

 
Brits left to pay £62 million NHS bill for health tourists

Brits left to pay £62 million NHS bill for health tourists

Sick foreigners swoop into Britain for care and then jet home - leaving the taxpayer to pick up the tab. One patient racked up a whopping £400,000 bill, while another notched up £15,000 in care costs for booze addiction. And one London hospital alone...

 
Royal hack peril: Royal family told to shut down social media accounts over hacking fears

Royal hack peril: Royal family told to shut down social media accounts over hacking fears

Security insiders reckon Russian spies could be targeting them in the hunt for national security secrets. Princesses Beatrice, 26, and Eugenie, 24, have also been ordered to shut down their emails and change their passwords immediately. Intelligence...

 
Up to 300 toddlers searched for drugs and weapons reveal police chiefs

Up to 300 toddlers searched for drugs and weapons reveal police chiefs

Police chiefs say Brit parents are using children to hide drugs, dangerous weapons and stolen goods. The Met - Britain's largest force - has searched 182 children under five since 2010. However, bosses said officers had been warned the children should...

 
Three day street party to hit Britain in celebration of 70th anniversary of VE Day

Three day street party to hit Britain in celebration of 70th anniversary of VE Day

Revellers will take to the streets for a weekend of music and parties to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The bash will feature a concert in central London featuring Sir Paul McCartney, 72, Gary Barlow, 44, Rita Ora, 24,...

 
Goat meat popular among Brits seeking healthier alternative

Goat meat popular among Brits seeking healthier alternative

Now several supermarkets want to sell goat “ready meals”. Demand is being fuelled by the health benefits of the low-fat meat, which is also high in protein and iron. Goat farmers are pushing for Brits to replace seasonal favourite lamb with kid meat....

 


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