News archive from 18 February 2014

Average viewer glued to TV for 4 hours a day

Average viewer glued to TV for 4 hours a day

The average TV viewer clocked up almost four hours' worth of watching a day last year, a report has revealed. However, the typical daily viewing time of three hours, 55 minutes and 30 seconds was nine minutes less than the previous year, according to...

 

Vodafone lodges complaint over Telefonica in Spain

The British company's complaint, filed on Friday, comes as competition is intensifying in Spain's market with sources saying Vodafone is studying a bid for cable operator Ono. Vodafone on Monday accused the former Spanish state monopoly of abusing its...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 
Young Harrogate stroke survivor meets MP

Young Harrogate stroke survivor meets MP

A stroke survivor has met MP Andrew Jones to raise awareness of stroke in young people and discuss his personal experience. Nathan Ridgard, 37, from Harrogate, had a stroke two weeks before Christmas in 2012. He had a second stroke on New Year’s Eve...

 
Barclays trio charged in Libor benchmark probe

Barclays trio charged in Libor benchmark probe

The SFO said criminal proceedings had begun against Peter Charles Johnson, Jonathan James Mathew and Stylianos Contogoulas for allegedly conspiring to defraud between June 1 2005 and August 31 2007. They will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court...

 
UK floods: The winners and losers

UK floods: The winners and losers

We have seen extraordinary amounts of rainfall in England and Wales in recent weeks, which has caused flooding in some areas. When the water levels finally subside we'll have a chance to assess the damage fully. But it won't all be bad news - some...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Derek Jarman unseen nightclub film to get London premiere

Derek Jarman unseen nightclub film to get London premiere

A still from Derek Jarman's unseen 1984 film Will You Dance With Me? due to be premiered at London's BFI in March, 20 years after the director's death Almost exactly 20 years after his death, a previously unseen film by Derek Jarman has come to light,...

 
Flap happy: How you too can become a mobile games mogul

Flap happy: How you too can become a mobile games mogul

Flappy Bird, the mobile-phone game that was making as much as $50,000 (£30,000) a day for its developer before he pulled it from online stores, took one man just two or three days to write. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Thomas Keneally: 'we should apologise to ghosts of WWI soldiers we wronged'

Thomas Keneally: ‘Australia was born in 1901, and there needs to be a certain amount of de-mythologising [about Gallipoli].’ Photograph: Richard Saker Australia should “apologise to the ghosts” of young soldiers who survived the first world war but...

 
Father, 49, ‘left dying by thief’s kicks and punches’

Father, 49, ‘left dying by thief’s kicks and punches’

A FATHER-OF-THREE was kicked and punched to death after attempting to stop a thief stealing his car, a court was told. Dean Armitage, 49, confronted 34-year-old David Sindall outside his home in Hoyland, near Barnsley, last July after he found him in...

 
Can Europe go its own way on data privacy?

Can Europe go its own way on data privacy?

Europe could soon be operating its own cordoned-off portion of the internet if proposals by German Chancellor Angela Merkel win support. In her weekly podcast to the German nation, Ms Merkel floated the plan to ensure European data stays on European...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Barclays bankers face fraud charges over Libor

Barclays bankers face fraud charges over Libor

THE Serious Fraud Office (SFO) yesterday launched criminal proceedings against three former bankers at Barclays for the alleged manipulation of Libor interest rates. It has charged Peter Charles Johnson, Jonathan James Mathew and Stylianos Contogoulas...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 

Why did it take so long for these women to learn they had cancer? They were fobbed off with wrong...

For years, ovarian cancer has been known as a silent killer. The disease is often not detected until it has spread and has just a 43 per cent five-year survival rate - one of the lowest for all cancers. Every year, 7,000 women are diagnosed with...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Health
 
Better data and standards call for rental market

Better data and standards call for rental market

ATTRACTING institutional investors into the private rented homes market will depend on access to better information on financial returns and clearer standards, a property lawyer has said. The warning comes after it emerged that pension funds are...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Joint venture launches Edinburgh office development

Joint venture launches Edinburgh office development

Plans for the redevelopment of a vacant office block in central Edinburgh are to push ahead after the site was acquired by a joint venture involving Standard Life. Developers of the former Scottish Provident building on St Andrew Square, pictured,...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Sale of Scots airports would benefit Heathrow

Comment: Sale of Scots airports would benefit Heathrow

There was some fevered speculation yesterday about Spanish infrastructure firm Ferrovial making an offer for Glasgow and Aberdeen airports, a move that is likely to be encouraged by their owner Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH). In truth the situation...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 


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