News archive from 20 October 2014, page 10

Small manufacturers' optimism at new record high

Small manufacturers' optimism at new record high

Optimism among manufacturing SMEs is at its highest level since records began in 1988, a new survey shows. Total orders and output are also up, according to the figures from the CBI’s latest SME (small-to-medium enterprise) survey covering the three...

 
Job prospects improve as confidence grows

Job prospects improve as confidence grows

Job prospects for graduates and apprentices are looking brighter for next year as more companies expect to hire staff, according to a new report. The CBI said more firms were set to create jobs than not in 2014 for the first time since the onset of...

 
Khalid Mahmood joins EEF apprentice graduation

Khalid Mahmood joins EEF apprentice graduation

Perry Barr MP, Khalid Mahmood, was the guest of honour at an apprentice graduation ceremony in Aston celebrating the achievements of the first group of apprentices to graduate from EEF’s new training centre, which officially opened in March this...

 
Blind athlete’s marathon run is toughest test

Blind athlete’s marathon run is toughest test

BLIND long distance runner Simon Wheatcroft will rely on the kindness of strangers when he takes on one of his toughest challenges yet. The 32-year-old from Rossington, Doncaster is already well versed in trail and road running, some of which he does...

 
Harrogate class of 1939 back at school

Harrogate class of 1939 back at school

FORMER AIRMAN Duncan Packett is among the few who can boast of attending a 75th anniversary school reunion. The 90-year-old was just fifteen-and-a-half back in 1939 when he and fellow pupils were forced to relocate to Windermere in Lakeland when their...

 

How Viagra could help halt heart attacks and strokes, with some doctors saying it should be routinely...

Viagra should be routinely prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers claimed last night. The anti-impotence pills can drastically improve the functioning of men’s hearts, Italian scientists found. They said men with heart failure...

Daily Mail, 05:23 in Health
 

Lufthansa cancels flights due to pilots strike; train stoppage strands millions

Lufthansa said late on Sunday more than 200,000 passengers and two thirds of its scheduled flights - short and mid-length services, mostly within Europe - would be affected by the strike. Both the pilots' and train drivers' strikes hit at the start of...

Reuters, 05:29 in Business
 
Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry

Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry

THROW a stone in Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is said, and you'll hit a young poet. But until now there has been no anthology to celebrate this ubiquity. Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry Edited by Colin Waters Vagabond Voices, £11.95 This...

 
Mark Robins on Scunthorpe United recruitment: That process starts now

Mark Robins on Scunthorpe United recruitment: "That process starts now"

MANAGER Mark Robins believes he has inherited a Scunthorpe United squad with plenty of promise, but he will be looking to supplement it with new faces over the coming weeks. The Iron boss will, in the short-term, work with the squad assembled by...

 
Funding cuts leave Earth with blind spot for potentially catastrophic comets

Funding cuts leave Earth with blind spot for potentially catastrophic comets

The Earth has been left with a huge blind spot for potentially devastating comet strikes after the only dedicated comet-spotting program in the southern hemisphere lost its funding, leading astronomers have warned. The program, which discovered the...

 

Biggar sets sights on Saints

Wales star Dan Biggar wants the Ospreys to travel "full of confidence" when they tackle English champions Northampton at Franklin's Gardens next Saturday. Biggar and company opened their European Champions Cup campaign in emphatic fashion by...

 
Asia's share market up on positive US data

Asia's share market up on positive US data

Shares in Japan rose more than 3% in trade on Monday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street, and a weaker yen, which helps the nation's exporters. Continue reading the main story Search company or market: Overview Stock markets Share prices Currencies...

BBC, 05:46 in Business
 
Investment in Yorkshire rail links ‘could earn billions for economy’

Investment in Yorkshire rail links ‘could earn billions for economy’

INVESTING in transpennine rail services could add billions to the economy and should be a national priority, a new Government-backed report says today. The Centre for Cities thinktank found that city centres are increasingly becoming the engines of...

 
Equal paternal pay offer for both men and women, Clegg to announce

Equal paternal pay offer for both men and women, Clegg to announce

All Civil Service employees - both male and female - will be offered equal parental pay and support from next year, Nick Clegg will announce this week. The change means that fathers will now be able to benefit from enhanced pay for shared parental...

 
Weight loss wonder makes final of national competition

Weight loss wonder makes final of national competition

A super slimmer from Bamber Bridge was congratulated on her 5st 1lb weight loss by actor Will Mellor after reaching the semi-finals of a national slimming competition. Stephanie Blakeley’s achievement earned her a place as one of just 45 women from...

 


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