News archive from 18 January 2013, page 6

Time for a global level economic playing field

From: Kendal Wilson, Wharfebank Terrace, Tadcaster, Leeds. I BELIEVE there is an answer to comments made by Liberal Democrat Jeremy Browne when he mutters about there being no God-given right to a decent living in Britain. Firstly, industrialists in...

 

Anti-bullying bus campaign roll out

A CAMPAIGN to tackle bullying and anti-social behaviour has been launched by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Yorkshire Motor Services. The Buswise scheme is aimed at tackling bad behaviour on home-to-school transport and will be visiting...

 
Algeria hostage crisis: David Cameron cancels EU speech in wake of crisis

Algeria hostage crisis: David Cameron cancels EU speech in wake of crisis

DAVID Cameron has cancelled his long-awaited speech on UK in Europe, scheduled for tomorrow morning, in wake of the hostage crisis in Algeria. Mr Cameron said tonight the country should be “prepared for the possibility of further bad news” in the...

 
Algeria hostage crisis: One-eyed terrorist behind ‘Masked Brigade’

Algeria hostage crisis: One-eyed terrorist behind ‘Masked Brigade’

THE 20 armed kidnappers in Algeria are part of a group calling themselves Katibat Moulathamine, or "the Masked Brigade", and they are led by the notorious Moktar Belmoktar - al-Qaeda's kingpin in the Sahara. Dubbed “the uncatchable” by...

 

Murray: I don't need dope to go the distance in energy-sapping matches

Andy Murray survived a version of the hairdryer treatment to escape from the extreme heat of Melbourne Park with both his energy resources and place in the Australia Open still intact.As temperatures soared into the high thirties the world No 3 made...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Sport
 
Europe sending up to 250 military trainers to help Mali’s forces

Europe sending up to 250 military trainers to help Mali’s forces

EUROPEAN Union countries yesterday agreed to send up to 250 military personnel to train Mali government forces in the fight against Islamist rebels. The training mission has been under discussion for weeks but became more urgent after the...

 

Algeria hostage crisis: Unlocking secrets of Africa’s second-biggest armed force

SECURITY experts note that the Algerian authorities are notoriously secretive about their country's military capabilities. But, according to the website globalsecurity.org, the People’s National Army (ANP) is the second largest army in north Africa,...

 

Code to end aid 'poverty barons'

A new "code of conduct" for consultants and others providing the Government with international development services has been published. The move is designed to deal with the controversy over so-called "poverty barons" - individuals...

 

Algeria hostage crisis: ‘It seems a decision was made not to look weak, but to head in as soon as was...

THE Algerian military were never going to have an easy choice as to what they did about this incident. If they waited a long time before an assault, the kidnappers/militants could have bedded in more, could have booby-trapped more, could have prepared...

 

More tenants face rent struggle

More tenants struggled with rent payments last month after a survey showed arrears levels have reached the highest level since January last year. A total of £326 million of rent was either late or unpaid, according to LSL Property Services' Buy-to-Let...

 

A&E services review plan announced

Health officials are planning to review the way A&E services are run in England. Experts have said that urgent and emergency services need to adapt to meet rising demand. The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) said the review will recommend the best...

 
Christmas causes missed rent, says LSL

Christmas causes missed rent, says LSL

Rent arrears hit their highest level for nearly a year in December as Christmas took its toll on tenants' finances, a survey has suggested. The total amount of late or unpaid rent in England and Wales stood at £326m, according to LSL Property...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Remploy factory re-opens as social enterprise

Remploy factory re-opens as social enterprise

In 2012, 32 Remploy factories closed, making thousands of workers with disabilities redundant. But one factory in Bolton, had a last minute salvation. The operation has been revived as a social enterprise, dedicated to employing a 75% disabled...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Algeria hostage crisis: Blood in the sand as al-Qaeda seeks a desert lair from which to strike

Algeria hostage crisis: Blood in the sand as al-Qaeda seeks a desert lair from which to strike

THE seeds of the kidnapping of oil workers in Algeria and the fighting in Mali were sown by the fall of Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi in the 2011 Arab Spring revolution. As Gaddafi’s regime crumbled before Nato air power, his weapons and mercenaries...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News
 
JEREMY RENNER TO BE A DAD - REPORT

JEREMY RENNER TO BE A DAD - REPORT

The Avengers star, 42, allegedly dated the unnamed mum-to-be last year (12), and although they are no longer together, he has allowed his former lover to stay in his Los Angeles home. A source tells Us Weekly magazine, "They used to date but it...

 


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