News archive from 19 December 2016

Pain before gain for Indian banks after Modi's cash gamble

India's shock move to abolish high-value banknotes was expected to deliver a windfall to lenders, and banks have indeed seen coffers swell after people deposited 12.4 trillion rupees($183 billion) in cash into the system. But while banks may benefit...

Reuters, 23:59 in Business
 
Ukraine to nationalise its biggest lender, PrivatBank

Ukraine to nationalise its biggest lender, PrivatBank

The Ukrainian government announced on Sunday that it will nationalise PrivatBank, the country's biggest lender, in one of the biggest shake-ups of the banking system since the country plunged into political and economic turmoil two years ago. In a...

Reuters, 23:59 in Business
 

Driver alert: serious crash closes A180

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a serious crash on the A180 tonight, (Sunday). According to BBC Travel, the crash is 'serious', with the AA expecting the road, eastbound between Barnetby Interchange and the Brocklesby crossroads at Junction 5,...

 

Judge rules girl was sexually abused by uncle - months after prosecution halted

A senior family court judge has concluded that a girl was "brutally" sexually assaulted by an uncle for the best part of a decade - nine months after a prosecution was halted. Police had investigated after the girl, now 14, told a teacher...

 
The ghost of TV Christmas past: A decade-by-decade look at television

The ghost of TV Christmas past: A decade-by-decade look at television

At 3pm on December 25, 1936, Christmas Turkey became the first television programme ever broadcast on Christmas Day – not just in Britain – but anywhere in the world.  The BBC’s regular television service had only started eight weeks earlier. Just 400...

 
TV reviews: A real lewd awakening

TV reviews: A real lewd awakening

The occasional series It Was Alright In The 1970s (Saturday, C4) combines both, as an assortment of old clips are run past an assortment of young comedians with the principal aim of proving that things were most definitely not alright in the 1970s....

 

Police issue 17,000 'soft touch' warnings since January

Police Scotland has issued nearly 17,000 Recorded Police Warnings since the system was introduced in January, new figures have revealed. A total of 16,686 of the warnings, dubbed a “soft touch” punishment by critics, were handed out by police between...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Kathy Martin uncovers how brands like Bisto, PG Tips and Hovis got their names

Kathy Martin uncovers how brands like Bisto, PG Tips and Hovis got their names

BISTO ‘Ah! Bisto’. Roast dinner enthusiasts have been trotting out the famous gravy powder’s catchphrase for more than 90 years while the product itself dates back to 1908. That was when Messrs Roberts and Patterson, employees of the Cerebos salt...

 
Scale of suicide unacceptable, say MPs

Scale of suicide unacceptable, say MPs

The number of people taking their own lives in England is unacceptably high, according to a report by the Health Select Committee. The group of MPs is putting pressure on the government ahead of its new plan for preventing suicides, which is expected...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 
British activists ‘helped Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton’ with propaganda site

British activists ‘helped Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton’ with propaganda site

James Dowson, also a former member of the British National Party, created the Patriot News Agency last year. The agency reportedly published countless articles accusing Hillary Clinton of having links with “Satanism, paedophilia, murder and other...

 

Marco Fu produces stunning comeback to beat John Higgins and win the Scottish Open 

Marco Fu won eight frames in a row as he produced a stunning comeback to clinch the Scottish Open title with a 9-4 victory over John Higgins. The Hong Kong player had it all to do in Glasgow after home favourite Higgins began in blistering fashion...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford urged to be 'transparent' over doping probe by sports minister...

Sir Dave Brailsford faces a parliamentary committee on Monday, with Sports Minister Tracey Crouch calling for him to be transparent when facing some 'extremely important questions'. Brailsford will be among six witnesses who will be quizzed by the...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 
Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a 'convenient target'

Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a 'convenient target'

Apple will launch a legal challenge this week to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law and deliberately picked a method to maximise the penalty, senior executives said. Apple's combative...

 

Lewis Hamilton warns Mercedes to leave his team set-up alone

Lewis Hamilton has laid the law down to his Mercedes team, telling them not to meddle with the personnel on his side of the garage. With Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement five days after winning the title, it would look like carelessness to lose a...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

Antonio Conte turns on charm at Chelsea Christmas party and admits relief at sleeping 'right amount' now...

Last Thursday night at Under the Bridge, the music venue and night club at Stamford Bridge, there was an unexpected arrival. Chelsea’s stadium and training- ground staff were gathering for their Christmas party when the manager Antonio Conte burst...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 


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