News archive from 22 April 2015

Labour to appoint older people’s commissioner

Labour to appoint older people’s commissioner

Labour will today make the case for the elderly vote with a promise to appoint former Countryfile presenter as the first independent commissioner for older people. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves will set out Labour’s older people’s...

 
PM on the campaign trail in Leeds: I still have time to win the election

PM on the campaign trail in Leeds: I still have time to win the election

DAVID CAMERON insisted there was still time to win a decisive victory in the election as he campaigned in Leeds. The Prime Minister answered questions from staff and the public at health software firm TPP, in Horsforth, Leeds, before taking part in...

 
Salford City and United's Class of 92 celebrate Evo-Stik North title

Salford City and United's Class of 92 celebrate Evo-Stik North title

SALFORD CITY, who are owned by Manchester United's famous Class of '92, have been crowned Evo-Stik North champions – without even playing. Darlington’s slip at Lancaster on Saturday meant they would need Salford to drop points on the final day of the...

 

Voice champ Stevie McCrorie joins sports stars for launch of John Hartson's testicular cancer awareness...

EX-Celtic star John Hartson launched a new testicular cancer awareness campaign at his charity's annual golf day on Tuesday. The former striker, who fought a life-threatening battle with the disease in 2009, kicked-off the Know Your Balls! drive with...

 

Drop in binge drinking leads to 10% fewer injuries due to serious violence

A sharp decline in binge drinking has led to a 10% fall in the number of people injured in serious violence, according to a new study of hospital data. The annual survey, by Cardiff University’s violence research group, found a particularly marked...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Liverpool "open talks with Borussia Dortmund over Ciro Immobile transfer'

Liverpool have opened talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal to sign Ciro Immobile, according to reports. The Reds have made signing a quality centre forward their number one priority for the summer, with Brendan Rodgers being given huge funds. And...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 
Can paper survive the digital age?

Can paper survive the digital age?

The phrase 'paperless office' was coined way back in the 1970s, when commentators, buoyed by the exciting potential offered by technology, predicted that all record handling would be purely electronic by the 1990s. But, as the above picture of my desk...

 
Will Wonga and other payday lenders survive?

Will Wonga and other payday lenders survive?

The rags to riches to rags story of payday lender Wonga has made it a household name but left it with a sullied image. News that the company, which provides short-term loans, has itself fallen into the red was met with glee by some, while others point...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Supermarkets: Everything 'up for grabs'

Supermarkets: Everything 'up for grabs'

For decades supermarkets just got bigger and bigger. Selling bread and beans was all very well, but the real growth was to be found in tempting shoppers with other products. Swimsuits, barbecue kit, microwaves, Halloween costumes - the merchandise...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

The orchestra fine-tuning the performance of school students

Tenever is a high-rise housing estate with a reputation for poverty and crime, located at the end of a tram line in the northern German city of Bremen. Eight years ago, one of Europe's best-known orchestras moved their rehearsal rooms to a secondary...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Pixie Lott has a rare fashion fail as she attends Dsquared2 store launch in unflattering red dress while...

She's celebrated for her ultra feminine personal style. But Pixie Lott suffered a rare fashion faux pas when she attended the Dsquared2 store launch in London on Tuesday, arm-in-arm with her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire. The 24-year-old singer appeared...

 
Drop in Scottish firms going bust in 2015

Drop in Scottish firms going bust in 2015

A FALL in the number of Scottish businesses going bust in the first quarter of the year has pointed to a strengthening business environment. The latest statistics from KPMG show a 21 per cent fall in corporate insolvencies in the opening three months...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Shares in Sky surge after major boost in customers

Shares in Sky surge after major boost in customers

SHARES in Rupert Murdoch's Sky soared to 14-year highs yesterday as the satellite broadcaster posted a one-fifth jump in profits after its UK business made the best start to a calendar year for more than a decade. The stock rose 53p to 1,105p, a gain...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Wonga bullish despite sales slump

Wonga bullish despite sales slump

WONGA has insisted it can survive a clampdown on payday lenders despite tumbling into the red following a £100 million slide in revenues. The controversial business posted a loss of £37.3m due to a significant reduction in UK consumer lending while it...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Bright news for Scottish high street sales

Bright news for Scottish high street sales

Scots retailers are cheering their most resilient performance in almost a year, helped by the build-up to an early Easter. New industry figures, published today, show that total sales across the Scottish high street rose by 1.9 per cent last month,...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 


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