News archive from 20 October 2014, page 1

Noble Mission's brilliant Ascot triumph boosts Lady Cecil's stable

Lady Cecil has spoken of the huge significance of Noble Mission’s Qipco Champions Stakes win to the long-term future of her Newmarket stable. But she has not been told whether she will still be training Frankel’s younger brother next year or if any...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
South-east house price growth outstrips London’s as buyers forced out of capital

South-east house price growth outstrips London’s as buyers forced out of capital

Buyers forced out of London by spiralling property prices have helped fuel a 10% annual rise in asking prices in the south-east – a rate that has now outstripped inflation in the capital. Asking prices in the south-east are 10% higher than they were a...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
SSE becomes first FTSE 100 company to be awarded Fair Tax Mark

SSE becomes first FTSE 100 company to be awarded Fair Tax Mark

Energy company SSE has become the first FTSE 100 business to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark, a scheme that aims to hold companies to account over their tax affairs. SSE, which has nine million customers, has published retrospective accounts showing how...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Royal Mail to recruit 19,000 people to help with Christmas rush

Royal Mail to recruit 19,000 people to help with Christmas rush

Royal Mail is recruiting 19,000 people to help out with bulging post bags over Christmas. The privatised postal operator will take on 15,000 in England, 1,100 in Scotland, 600 in Wales and 400 in Northern Ireland for temporary sorting roles between...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Ford reverses UK cuts with new jobs at Dagenham plant

Ford reverses UK cuts with new jobs at Dagenham plant

Ford is to create 318 new jobs at Dagenham, Essex, in a new plant to build low-carbon engines for cars. Work begins next year, with the new engines being installed in commercial vehicles from 2016 and in private cars from 2018. Together, the new...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Barroso warns UK cap on EU migrants is illegal

Barroso warns UK cap on EU migrants is illegal

DAVID Cameron's plans for an "arbitrary" cap on the number of migrants coming to the UK from the rest of the EU would be illegal, the outgoing European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has warned. Mr Barroso said yesterday that free...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Hung parliament following the 2015 general election ‘would hurt economy’

Hung parliament following the 2015 general election ‘would hurt economy’

Britain’s economy could suffer a “huge uncertainty shock” if next year’s general election delivers a hung parliament, a leading economic forecaster warns. The prospect of no clear winner when Britain heads to the polling booths in May is already...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Carrier bag tax starts today

Carrier bag tax starts today

SHOPPERS must pay for carrier bags from today as a minimum charge for every bag given out is introduced. It will cost at least 5p for each single-use bag as the levy covers all retailers including supermarkets, high street stores, corner shops and...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Jim Murphy denies Scottish Labour leadership bid

Jim Murphy denies Scottish Labour leadership bid

SHADOW cabinet minister Jim Murphy has ruled out running for Labour leader in Scotland and urged the party to "come together and work hard" to support Johann Lamont. Mr Murphy yesterday issued a rallying call to the party to unite around its...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
All hope gone for missing Himalayan trekkers

All hope gone for missing Himalayan trekkers

RESCUE teams in Nepal last night said there were no trekkers left stranded after 
completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm. The focus now is on recovering bodies buried in the snow, a government spokesman said....

 
Body found in search for missing British student

Body found in search for missing British student

US police have found human remains which could be those of British-born student 
Hannah Graham, who vanished in Virginia last month. A body was found in an abandoned property in Albemarle County around ten miles from where Hannah was last...

 
Hong Kong impasse brings fears of street violence

Hong Kong impasse brings fears of street violence

VIOLENT clashes erupted in Hong Kong in the early hours of yesterday morning for a second day, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst...

 
Pope Francis ends divided synod on a high note

Pope Francis ends divided synod on a high note

POPE Francis has beatified Pope Paul VI - the first step to possible sainthood - concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops 
debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous 
reforms of the Second Vatican Council...

 
Sweden spooked by mystery sub in echo of Cold War

Sweden spooked by mystery sub in echo of Cold War

THE Swedish navy is scouring the waters of the Stockholm archipelago for "foreign underwater activity" after reportedly picking up a mayday signal from a Russian submarine. In one of its biggest naval operations since the end of the Cold...

 
The Scotsman Cartoon: Cameron and EU immigration

The Scotsman Cartoon: Cameron and EU immigration

Jose Manuel Barroso will warn David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European countries as he attempts to renegotiate the UK's links with Brussels. The outgoing president of the European Commission will...

 


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