News archive from 23 March 2016

Andy Murray reiterates equal pay stance

Andy Murray reiterates equal pay stance

Andy Murray believes "100 per cent" equal pay for men and women is the only fair future for tennis. The British number one, and dual grand slam champion, sees no sense in the insistence - from Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore -...

Belper News, 00:02 in Sport
 
Eoin Morgan determined not to let minnows Afghanistan secure giant-killing against England

Eoin Morgan determined not to let minnows Afghanistan secure giant-killing against England

Two years after England bowed out of the tournament in Bangladesh with a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Netherlands, Morgan admits he can still taste the bitter feeling that left. Which is why he insisted yesterday they will not take the...

 

Top UK firms pay "lip service" to women, many keep them off boards - inquiry

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly two-thirds of Britain's 350 biggest listed companies have failed to reach a target of having 25 percent of female board members, and four-fifths have two or fewer women on their boards, an inquiry...

 
The 1975 pay tribute to Brussels with Barclaycard Arena show

The 1975 pay tribute to Brussels with Barclaycard Arena show

If you've never played a national arena before, the Barclaycard Arena is a decent starting point. That was the case for The 1975, who enjoyed a successful evening performing to the Second City on Tuesday. So far on their 2016 tour it's been O2...

 
Missing children put at risk of sexual exploitation because of police flaws says inspector

Missing children put at risk of sexual exploitation because of police flaws says inspector

Missing children are being put at risk from sexual exploitation because of flaws in the way police deal with them, say government inspectors. Now Stockport MP, Ann Coffey, has called for the system to be abolished. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...

 

HS2 firm accused of 'culture of misinformation'

A culture of "misinformation" runs through the company behind the planned high speed rail link between London and the north, a Commons committee has said. MPs accused of HS2 Ltd of treating consultations about the controversial route as a...

 
U.S. grants China's ZTE temporary export license through June 30

U.S. grants China's ZTE temporary export license through June 30

WASHINGTON The U.S. government will give Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) a brief three-month reprieve on tough export restrictions it imposed earlier this month, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. The...

 
Malcolm Turnbull's ‘continuity and change’ slogan straight out of Veep

Malcolm Turnbull's ‘continuity and change’ slogan straight out of Veep

The writer of Veep has labelled the slogan used by the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, “hollow and oxymoronic” after the government used almost the exact same “meaningless” phrase from season four of the political satire. Related:...

 
Bikers urged to take it easy as death and injury toll is revealed

Bikers urged to take it easy as death and injury toll is revealed

Bikers are being urged to take it easy this Easter after new figures reveal 120 have been killed or injured on South Tyneside’s roads during the last five years. Three riders were killed between 2010 and 2015, while 35 were seriously injured and a...

 
Police failure on Rotherham abuse was isolated, report finds

Police failure on Rotherham abuse was isolated, report finds

An independent review into South Yorkshire police’s handling of child sexual exploitation has found that the scale of the force’s failure in Rotherham was not repeated elsewhere in the region. Professor John Drew, who led the inquiry, agreed with...

 
Revealed: How much Hartlepool council spends every year on fixing potholes

Revealed: How much Hartlepool council spends every year on fixing potholes

Hartlepool Borough Council has underlined its commitment to eradicating potholes after alarming national and regional figures were revealed. Research by Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive servicing and repair company, has found that in the last...

 
Road safety expert issue Easter bikers warning

Road safety expert issue Easter bikers warning

Bikers are being urged to take it easy this Easter after new figures reveal 59 people were killed or injured on Hartlepool’s roads during the last five years. One rider was killed between 2010 and 2015, while 22 were seriously injured and a further 36...

 
Navinder Sarao: The man accused of causing the US market to crash

Navinder Sarao: The man accused of causing the US market to crash

Navinder Sarao, who traded from his parents' home in Hounslow, west London, has been accused of market manipulation that caused a 1,000-point fall on the US Dow Jones index in 2010. He faces 22 charges in the US, including fraud charges, all of which...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
You will not be impressed with how much potholes have cost drivers

You will not be impressed with how much potholes have cost drivers

If you are one of the six million drivers who have had to fork out for pothole repair bills in the past year you will know the can be very costly indeed. But the collective cost of damage caused to cars on British roads still might surprise you....

Metro, 00:16 in Hot News
 
Reading 'exports' university to Malaysia

Reading 'exports' university to Malaysia

The University of Reading has become the latest UK university to announce a foothold in Malaysia. It has officially opened the doors of an ultra-modern campus, with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories and social spaces including an...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 


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