News archive from 19 June 2015

Eurozone leaders to stage emergency Greek summit

Eurozone leaders to stage emergency Greek summit

The eurozone's 19 leaders will meet in an emergency summit next week to seek a breakthrough in Greece's bailout talks following the latest failure to secure a deal that would prevent the country's bankruptcy. Poland’s Donald Tusk, who chairs meetings...

 
China voices ‘regret’ over defeat of Hong Kong electoral change plans

China voices ‘regret’ over defeat of Hong Kong electoral change plans

CHINA has expressed regret over the defeat of Hong Kong's controversial Beijing-backed electoral plans, saying the result of the vote was something it was "unwilling to see". Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated Beijing’s support...

 
Robot with a ‘heart’ goes on sale in Japan

Robot with a ‘heart’ goes on sale in Japan

TECHNOLOGY company Softbank's Pepper robot is going on sale in Japan equipped with a "heart" designed to not only recognise human emotions but react with simulations of anger, joy and irritation. The robot, which has no legs and moves on...

 

Jeremy Hunt pledges new deal to ease GP workloads

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil his “new deal” for GPs promising a package of measures designed to ease their workload and make the profession more attractive to young doctors starting their medical careers. He will pledge on Friday to...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
EU referendum: MPs form 'Out' support group

EU referendum: MPs form 'Out' support group

Seven eurosceptic MPs from three parties have formed a group to act as a precursor to the Out campaign in the referendum on leaving the EU. The "Exploratory committee for the EU referendum" includes former Tory cabinet minister Owen Paterson...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Greece crisis: Emergency summit called for Monday

An emergency summit of leaders from eurozone nations will be held on Monday, after the latest attempt to resolve the Greek debt crisis failed. A meeting of finance ministers on Thursday made no breakthrough. Head of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem,...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Fake online reviews prompt probe

Fake online reviews prompt probe

Businesses are ambushing rivals with fake reviews and customers are using the threat of online criticism to win discounts, research has found. Review sites may leave negative commentary unpublished to allow firms to solve complaints, the Competition...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Neil Woodford: The man who can't stop making money

Neil Woodford: The man who can't stop making money

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of small investors - many of them pensioners - will be saluting Britain's very own Warren Buffett. Since he launched his own fund exactly a year ago, Neil Woodford has delighted investors with an 18% return on their...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Hopefuls wanting to be next Northamptonshire Police chief constable quizzed in innovative interview process

Hopefuls wanting to be next Northamptonshire Police chief constable quizzed in innovative interview process

The final four candidates hoping to be the next chief constable for Northamptonshire Police were grilled in a Question Time-style event on Thursday night. The hopefuls were fired questions from serving officers and police staff at an event hosted by...

 

'More Oxbridge graduates teaching in state schools than independent sector'

The number of Oxbridge graduates teaching in state schools has overtaken those in independent schools, according to analysis by the Sutton Trust, suggesting that high-profile efforts to attract graduates into teaching have paid off. Using data from a...

Guardian, 00:07 in Learning
 

Nicklas Bendtner gunning for political glory as former Arsenal striker puts himself forward for Prime...

He was known for the headlines he wrote off the pitch rather than the performances he produced for Arsenal during his time in England. And it looks as if Nicklas Bendtner hasn't changed since leaving the club last summer after putting himself forward...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Hull City: Tom Huddlestone undergoes surgery and on course to stay with Tigers

Hull City: Tom Huddlestone undergoes surgery and on course to stay with Tigers

HULL City midfielder Tom Huddlestone will be fit for the start of the new campaign, despite undergoing surgery to cure a long-standing injury. Huddlestone has made the most of time off during the close-season by having a clear-out operation on his...

 
Hopefuls wanting to be next Northamptonshire Police chief constable quizzed in innovative interview process

Hopefuls wanting to be next Northamptonshire Police chief constable quizzed in innovative interview process

The final four candidates hoping to be the next chief constable for Northamptonshire Police were grilled in a Question Time-style event on Thursday night. The hopefuls were fired questions from serving officers and police staff at an event hosted by...

 
Hampden & Co first private bank open in 30 years

Hampden & Co first private bank open in 30 years

Hampden & Co yesterday became the first UK private bank in three decades to open to clients after securing final regulatory approval. The bank, whose head office in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square is just a stone’s throw from Bute House, the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Wind subsidy change won’t hit Infinis sites

Wind subsidy change won’t hit Infinis sites

Renewable energy firm Infinis is to press ahead with two major wind farm projects in Scotland, despite the UK government's decision to close the existing subsidy scheme a year early. The firm, chaired by former SSE boss Ian Marchant, said its 43...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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