News archive from 16 May 2014

Man jailed in 200,000 tonne Doncaster flytipping case

Man jailed in 200,000 tonne Doncaster flytipping case

A man has been jailed and an accomplice fined after illegally dumping thousands of tonnes of waste including asbestos. Investigators from the Environment Agency found asbestos among the waste buried at sites in Yorkshire by Phillip Slingsby aged 42 of...

 
Hartlepool Business Awards: Elite honoured at Borough Hall

Hartlepool Business Awards: Elite honoured at Borough Hall

THE elite in the Hartlepool business world has been crowned at a new-look awards ceremony. Around 250 people watched this year’s best of business take honours ranging from most promising new business to exporter of the year at the Hartlepool Business...

 

Tamworth Phoenix secure victory over Jets

American Football: The undefeated Tamworth Phoenix took on fellow unbeaten side Coventry Jets in an early battle for top spot in the Conference last week. Rain and wind dominated play and both teams struggled as a result. Alex Lenkowski kicked a field...

 
Tamworth CC's Maddox: We are working hard to develop young talent

Tamworth CC's Maddox: We are working hard to develop young talent

Tamworth CC's series of regular player columns, by different players, continues. Here, first team star Ben Maddox on nurturing youngsters at the club ... WITHOUT exception, the back pages of newspapers and sporting websites are full of stories...

 
So do pretty women really get more votes?

So do pretty women really get more votes?

A PRETTY face rather than policy helps women politicians win votes, according to a new study. Researchers found the success of female election candidates could be predicted by their facial features – especially in conservative areas where women with...

 
Turkey mine tragedy grief turns to anger

Turkey mine tragedy grief turns to anger

Trade unions in Turkey have held a one-day strike in protest at the country's worst mining disaster, as the death toll climbed to at least 282. Thousands of workers took to the streets in cities across the country, with clashes between police and...

 
Vietnam: 21 killed as anti-China riots spread

Vietnam: 21 killed as anti-China riots spread

More than 20 people have been killed in Vietnam and a huge foreign steel project set ablaze as anti-China riots spread across the country. Five Vietnamese workers and 16 Chinese were killed on Wednesday as violence flared in one of the worst...

 
Obama: 9/11 museum a ‘place of healing and hope’

Obama: 9/11 museum a ‘place of healing and hope’

Barack Obama has led an emotional dedication of a new museum to commemorate the traumatic events of 11 September, 2001. The US president told a big crowd gathered there yesterday it was a “sacred place of healing and of hope”. It has been built on the...

 
Sudan: Woman sentenced to hang for giving up Islam

Sudan: Woman sentenced to hang for giving up Islam

A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy after she left Islam and married a Christian man. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag was given four days to repent and escape death following the sentencing earlier this week, judicial officials...

 
£17m Premier Inn gives lift to Edinburgh trams

£17m Premier Inn gives lift to Edinburgh trams

AN OFFICE block in the centre of Edinburgh is to be transformed into a budget hotel under a £17 million plan that will help restore faith in the city's troubled trams project. The creation of a 127-bedroom Premier Inn follows a deal between Consensus...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Optos focuses on expansion after profits double

Optos focuses on expansion after profits double

Eyecare specialist Optos was in the sights of investors yesterday after first-half profits at the Fife firm more than doubled. Shares jumped 5 per cent to 176.25p as the group said it had added hundreds of customers for its retinal scanning products...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
European Commission barred plan by Lloyds

European Commission barred plan by Lloyds

Lloyds Banking Group revealed yesterday that the European Commission denied it the option of distributing shares in its TSB subsidiary to its own investors. The proposed move emerged when Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio answered questions...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Cloud business may be more efficient but is it greener?

Cloud business may be more efficient but is it greener?

Cloud-based computing can help businesses reduce their operating costs and carbon footprints, providers claim. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Car tech driving a greener future Energy-saving technologies cut...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Farming: Miller calls for flexibility over new CAP

Farming: Miller calls for flexibility over new CAP

The "keep it simple" versus "get it right" debate on how the reformed common agricultural policy (CAP) should be implemented in Scotland has seen angry reactions surface this week on both the speed and direction taken by the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Brazil's battle to upgrade airports for the World Cup

Brazil's battle to upgrade airports for the World Cup

"If we held a cup in five years' time we'd be ready, but not for this one!" says one passenger, Aroma Martorell, as she passes through Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo. It is a feeling echoed by many people I've spoken to here...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 


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