News archive from 19 April 2013

Armed police swoop on flat in Beverley Road Hull

Armed police swoop on flat in Beverley Road Hull

Police dogs were used as a helicopter hovered overhead. The street closed at about 9pm and reopened at about 10.30pm. 250 Business Cards Only £13.95 Delivered - www.myprint-247.co.uk myprint-247 View details Print voucher Our heavyweight cards have...

 

10 sought over football disorder

Police have released images of 10 football fans suspected of being involved in disorder at Saturday's FA Cup semi-final. The game was marred by Millwall supporters attacking police and fighting among themselves inside and outside London's Wembley...

 
Sunday Times Rich List: The changing face of wealth

Sunday Times Rich List: The changing face of wealth

The 25th edition of the Sunday Times Rich List is due to be published this weekend. When the first one was published on 2 April 1989, the paper called it an indictment of Thatcherism. Margaret Thatcher had been in power for a month short of 10 years....

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

Edinburgh Industrial park gets go–ahead

EDINBURGH'S first speculative industrial development for five years has been given the green light by the city council. London-listed J Smart & Co will now develop the first two phases of its West Edinburgh Business Park on South Gyle Crescent,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Indie music shop in show of strength

Indie music shop in show of strength

On a lazy midweek morning in the East End of London, one of the UK's hippest and most influential record shops is experiencing the calm before the retail storm. Right now, barely more than half a dozen potential customers are browsing the racks at...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

Snoozebox in £3.8m G8 deal

PORTABLE hotel firm Snoozebox has won a £3.8 million contract to supply accommodation for 1,350 staff at the upcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland. The Aim-quoted firm, headed by Malmaison co-founder and former Ted Baker chairman Robert Breare, said...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Your views: Are targeted online adverts too intrusive?

Your views: Are targeted online adverts too intrusive?

At the beginning of the financial crisis the orthodoxy was that businesses like advertising would be the worst hit. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business The bra designed to shock attackers The man behind the...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 
Protests against French gay marriage turn violent

Protests against French gay marriage turn violent

FRENCH president Francois Hollande's government has called for an end to violent protests against a same-sex marriage bill being debated in parliament, warning those behind a rise in homophobic assaults would be punished. Mr Hollande’s initiative to...

 
Obama calls gun control block in Senate ‘shameful’

Obama calls gun control block in Senate ‘shameful’

PRESIDENT Barack Obama's push for tighter controls on guns was all but over yesterday after the Senate blocked a series of measures that would have expanded background checks on the sale of firearms, banned assault-style weapons and limited the...

 
Police hunt Greek farm foremen after 29 immigrants shot

Police hunt Greek farm foremen after 29 immigrants shot

GREEK police have promised "swift and exemplary" punishment for three strawberry plantation foremen who allegedly shot and injured 29 Bangladeshi farm labourers protesting over pay arrears in the country's rural south. Officers are seeking...

 
Age-old reaction to China bird flu fears

Age-old reaction to China bird flu fears

FOUR new cases of the H7N9 strain of bird flu were confirmed by Chinese authorities yesterday, bringing the total to 87, with 17 fatalities. Panicked by the rise in cases, many Chinese are seeking out traditional remedies. Sales of a dried root called...

 
Judge convicts company over New Zealand mine deaths

Judge convicts company over New Zealand mine deaths

A JUDGE has convicted a New Zealand coal mining company of nine health and safety violations over a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners, including two Scots. Judge Jane Farish found that Pike River Coal failed to ensure the safety of its workers. The...

 
Al-Sweady inquiry told teen ‘hanged’ by British troops

Al-Sweady inquiry told teen ‘hanged’ by British troops

A TEENAGER who it is claimed was unlawfully killed by British troops in Iraq had been tortured and hanged, his uncle has said. Khudur Al-Swaiedi said he was present when body bags handed back by British forces were taken to hospital and opened,...

 
Up to 15 dead, 160 injured in Texas explosion

Up to 15 dead, 160 injured in Texas explosion

A MASSIVE explosion at a Texas fertiliser plant that killed up to 15 people and injured more than 160 left the blast site too hot for emergency teams to get close yesterday as rescuers searched the shattered farming community for survivors. The blast...

 
Free health checks available at event

Free health checks available at event

Services from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering health checks and advice at Preston's Health Mela on Saturday. The Health Mela is being held at Guild Hall in Preston between 10am and 4pm and aims to unite local communities to talk...

 


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