News archive from 21 January 2015, page 13

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Travel disruption in Derbyshire

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Travel disruption in Derbyshire

Commuters in Derbyshire are being warned about the following snow-related delays and disruptions to travel today. Road closures The Snake Pass is CLOSED. Police are advising motorists to AVOID the Cat and Fiddle between Buxton and Macclesfield. Train...

 
LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Derbyshire school closures

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Derbyshire school closures

This page will list schools which have notified Derbyshire County Council that they are closed today because of snow. Keep checking back for any updates.

 
Shanghai sacks four senior officials over fatal New Year's Eve stampede

Shanghai sacks four senior officials over fatal New Year's Eve stampede

Shanghai says four senior district officials have been sacked for insufficient preparation and response in the New Year’s Eve stampede that killed 36 people. Investigation results released by the Shanghai city government on Wednesday also noted that...

 
Tech firms support computing lessons

Tech firms support computing lessons

Technology giants such as Google and O2 are to support a £3.6m drive to teach computing skills in primary schools in England, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to announce. Experts from the firms will help with training and providing resources to...

 
SpaceX gets $1bn from Google and Fidelity

SpaceX gets $1bn from Google and Fidelity

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn (£659m) in funding from Google and Fidelity Investments. The firms together own just under 10% of SpaceX, the spacecraft manufacturer backed by billionaire Elon Musk. The deal values the firm at...

 

Nigeria Boko Haram 'leader' claims Baga attack in new video

Some local officials put the death toll as high as 2,000, although the military said it was 150. The video was in the trademark Boko Haram style, with the bearded man claiming to be Shekau in combat fatigues talking in the northern Nigerian Hausa...

 
Young girl sexually harassed at Swinton station

Young girl sexually harassed at Swinton station

A manhunt has been launched after a young girl was sexually harassed at Swinton rail station. British Transport Police is appealing for help after the incident at around 6am on Saturday. Investigating officer PC Richard Ward said the incident had left...

 

DNA screening in murder inquiry

Mass voluntary DNA screening will start today by police investigating the unsolved murder of a grandmother as she house-sat for friends. Men who live, work or visit the Bosham area of West Sussex are being invited to eliminate themselves from...

 

Hollywood's indie film pool prepares for the Amazon plunge

It's a pool where the major studios don't swim much any more and where projects get stuck for years for lack of financing. But from its waters also spring many acclaimed films, best picture Oscar nominees like "Selma" and...

 

Toyota flags sales fall in 2015 as emerging markets, Japan stall

Toyota expects its parent-only sales to rise 0.4 percent to 9.18 million vehicles, with a 2 percent rise to 7.73 million vehicles overseas and a 7 percent fall to 1.45 million in Japan. In 2014, its group-wide sales grew 3 percent to 10.231 million...

Reuters, 05:04 in Business
 
LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Travel disruption in Derbyshire

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Travel disruption in Derbyshire

Commuters in Derbyshire are being warned about the following snow-related delays and disruptions to travel today. Road closures The Snake Pass is CLOSED. Police are advising motorists to AVOID the Cat and Fiddle between Buxton and Macclesfield. There...

 
LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Derbyshire school closures

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Derbyshire school closures

This page will list schools which have notified Derbyshire County Council that they are closed today because of snow. Keep checking back for any updates.

 

DNA screening in murder inquiry

Mass voluntary DNA screening will start today by police investigating the unsolved murder of a grandmother as she house-sat for friends. Men who live, work or visit the Bosham area of West Sussex are being invited to eliminate themselves from...

 
LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Travel disruption in Derbyshire

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Travel disruption in Derbyshire

Commuters in Derbyshire are being warned about the following snow-related delays and disruptions to travel today. Road closures The Snake Pass is CLOSED. Police are advising motorists to AVOID the Cat and Fiddle between Buxton and Macclesfield. There...

 
LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Derbyshire school closures

LIVE SNOW UPDATES: Derbyshire school closures

This page will list schools which have notified Derbyshire County Council that they are closed today because of snow. Keep checking back for any updates.

 


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