News archive from 17 March 2015

Five reasons Arsenal can pull off "Mission Impossible' in Monaco

It is unlikely, but Arsenal travel to Monaco believing that this time they will be able to make up for the disaster of a first-leg which saw they ship three goals at home. It’s not the first time they've left themselves with more than a mountain to...

Metro, 00:13 in Sport

UK to raise minimum wage by 3 percent, biggest rise since 2008

The change will take effect from October 2015 and comes a day before the government makes an appeal for voters' support with its last budget announcement ahead of an election in which voters' living standards and economic competence are expected to be...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business

ECB's Draghi calls for 'quantum leap' in European integration

"We are meeting against the backdrop of a steadily recovering economic situation in the euro area," he said in a speech for delivery at a finance conference. "Most indicators suggest a sustained recovery is taking hold," he added....

Reuters, 00:17 in Business

The new, less risky weight loss surgery that doesn't involve incisions, won't leave scars AND shrinks the...

A new technique that involves folding the stomach into pleats is being tested as a potentially less risky form of weight-loss surgery. It involves no incisions, the entire procedure can be done via a tube passed down the throat and the patient can go...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Health

Liverpool man on most wanted top 10 list for hunted Spanish fugitives

A Liverpool man accused of being a member of an organised crime gang involved in a conspiracy to supply 400 kilos of cocaine is believed to be on the run in Spain. Ten of Britain’s most wanted fugitives who are believed to be on the run were unveiled...


Liverpool set to seal Luciano Vietto transfer "as soon as possible'

Liverpool are ready to seal the signing of Luciano Vietto "as soon as possible' after making him a top transfer target. Vietto, who currently plays for La Liga side Villarreal, has enjoyed an incredible campaign - scoring 20 goals in 39 matches....

Metro, 00:25 in Sport
Minimum Wage Boost 'To Give Britain A Pay Rise'

Minimum Wage Boost 'To Give Britain A Pay Rise'

The minimum wage will rise by 20p to £6.70 an hour this October, benefiting 1.4 million low-paid workers. David Cameron and Nick Clegg have announced the Coalition has accepted the 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for all workers...

£70m Cocaine Smuggling Plot Suspect Hunted

£70m Cocaine Smuggling Plot Suspect Hunted

A suspect in a £70m cocaine smuggling plot is among 10 British fugitives thought to be on the run in Spain. Detectives believe David McDermott fled the UK after the discovery of the drugs hidden in a consignment of frozen Argentinean beef at Tilbury...

Harry: 'Leaving Army A Really Tough Decision'

Harry: 'Leaving Army A Really Tough Decision'

Prince Harry has said deciding to leave the Army has been "a really tough decision", but he is "really excited about the possibilities" that lie ahead. Kensington Palace has formally announced that the Prince will be leaving in...

House 'Crisis': Campaigners March On Westminster

House 'Crisis': Campaigners March On Westminster

Housing in Britain is in crisis, campaigners say, as thousands are expected to attend a rally in Westminster calling on politicians to take urgent action. The protest, which includes housing associations and charities as well as major developers,...


RSA considering sale of its Latam business - FT

Chief Executive Stephen Hester, who joined a year ago, set out plans last year to raise up to 1.6 billion pounds in capital, tapping shareholders for nearly half and making up the rest from selloffs and money saved by scrapping the company's...

Reuters, 00:29 in Business

Call for £25m budget boost for children's mental health care

Extra cash for mental health services in Scotland expected to be announced in tomorrow's (wed) Budget should used to tackle a crisis in care for young people, according to experts A leading coalition of children's service providers has called on the...

The Herald, 00:29 in Health
Thousands expected to take part in city Sky Ride event in August

Thousands expected to take part in city Sky Ride event in August

Thousands of cyclists are once again expected to take to the city's streets for the annual Sky Ride event in August. The streets of Leicester will be closed to traffic on August 30 as thousands of people descend on the city in celebration of all...


Scottish Renewables appoints lawyer as new chairman

Ms Hawthorn, a partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, has been vice-chairman at the industry organisation since 2013. She has more than 30 years of legal experience with recent work including the consent of four offshore wind farms planned for UK...


Agrovista snapped up by South West Seeds

Based at Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, the company is one of Scotland's largest independent seeds businesses and trades in Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire and Wigtownshire plus the islands of Arran and Bute. All staff will transfer to Agrovista...


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