News archive from 21 February 2015

McDonald's pressured to hike pay as Wal-Mart raises, economy improves

The pressure comes at a particularly difficult time for the world's biggest fast-food chain. McDonald's and its roughly 3,000 U.S. franchisees are fighting to break a long streak of lacklustre sales that has made it virtually impossible to boost...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
Fire tears through Dubai’s Marina Torch building

Fire tears through Dubai’s Marina Torch building

A HUGE fire has broken out at the world's largest residential building in Dubai. The blaze at the Marina Torch building is said to spreading after starting on the 50th floor, according to witnesses. Many people have been evacuated and there have been...

 
Black box telemetry cut premiums

Black box telemetry cut premiums

TECHNOLOGY can help young drivers priced out of car insurance, writes Jeff Salway. So-called “black boxes” that allow drivers to slash their car insurance costs are still not being widely used by those that can benefit most. Some drivers can cut their...

 

McDonald's pressured to hike pay as Wal-Mart raises, economy improves

The pressure comes at a particularly difficult time for the world's biggest fast-food chain. McDonald's and its roughly 3,000 U.S. franchisees are fighting to break a long streak of lacklustre sales that has made it virtually impossible to boost...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight agreed

Floyd Mayweather has announced he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in May. The undefeated 11-times world champion posted a picture of the signed contract on social network Shots and confirmed the fight would take place on May 2, adding:...

Belper News, 00:11 in Sport
 

Falcons denied by late Wasps push

Newcastle's second largest crowd of the season witnessed a gripping 23-23 draw. The home fans dominating the 7,547 present at Kingston Park almost saw the Falcons grab victory, but Wasps fought back with a late levelling converted try. It seemed Juan...

Belper News, 00:11 in Sport
 
Gloomy start to year for shopkeepers

Gloomy start to year for shopkeepers

RETAIL sales fell by 0.3 per cent in January despite a boost from motorists taking advantage of cheaper petrol by filling up their cars much more. Sales volumes excluding fuel were even weaker, falling by 0.7 per cent, according to the Office for...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Comment: All bets are off on pensions

Comment: All bets are off on pensions

LEADING life and pensions companies, as well as lobby groups and think-tanks, seem pretty divided on George Osborne's reforms to the retirement savings industry. In his last Budget, the Chancellor announced he was to abolish the requirement for...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
ESpark chief calls for free entrepreneur support

ESpark chief calls for free entrepreneur support

FREE support for entrepreneurs should be available in every major city across the UK to help boost job creation and economic activity, according to the head of business accelerator network Entrepreneurial Spark (ESpark). Jim Duffy, speaking at the...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Bungling Leeds robbers forgot to put on masks

Bungling Leeds robbers forgot to put on masks

A pair of bungling armed robbers who terrorised shop staff were caught after forgetting to put on their disguises before being caught on camera. Michael Worville and John Maude looked directly into a CCTV camera before realising they had failed to...

 
Leeds fraudster stole cash from his dying father

Leeds fraudster stole cash from his dying father

A MAN who "plundered" his dying father's bank account after gaining legal control of his finances when he suffered a stroke has been sent to jail. Jones, of Otley Road, Guiseley, was jailed for six months after pleading guilty to fraud....

 
Stoke City archive: Lee Dixon and the penalty that never was against Coventry

Stoke City archive: Lee Dixon and the penalty that never was against Coventry

LEE Dixon was one of the most exciting young full-backs in England before his attacking instincts were tempered at Arsenal. In 1986/87, his emerging runs down the right were a big factor in Stoke's push for promotion back to the top flight and run...

 
Greece wins 4-month bailout reprieve

Greece wins 4-month bailout reprieve

GREECE and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend

 

Thailand bans paid surrogacy

Foreigners have been banned from paying Thai women to be surrogate mothers, in a bid to stop the country becoming "the womb of the world", following a string of high-profile scandals. Thailand’s military-picked legislature yesterday approved...

 
Rebels ‘target Mariupol’ as Ukrainian war goes on

Rebels ‘target Mariupol’ as Ukrainian war goes on

Deadly fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels continued yesterday, as foreign ministers scrambled to save a ceasefire deal supposed to come into effect almost a week ago. The rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over 24...

 


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