News archive from 23 September 2013

Building societies are healthy, KPMG says

Building societies are healthy, KPMG says

The UK's mutual sector is "well placed" to benefit from a recovering economy and rising demand for mortgage loans, according to the accountancy firm KPMG. In its assessment of the financial health of the UK's building societies, KPMG said...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Could you run a successful business with your ex-partner?

Could you run a successful business with your ex-partner?

Most couples who get divorced want to get as far away from each other as quickly as possible. Joe Whinney and his ex-wife Debra Music decided to take a different path - they went into business together. Mr Whinney, 46, and Ms Music, 51, run Theo...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Payday lenders bite back: 'Don't call us loan sharks'

Payday lenders bite back: 'Don't call us loan sharks'

Everyone it seems has a shocking story about payday loans. Even my taxi driver. "My wife's uncle borrowed £500 to repair his car, and now he owes them £16,000. It has totally ruined him," he says. Fed up with such stories, and pilloried by...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 

Hunger warning over climate change

Climate change is set to push up food prices, increase hunger and reduce the quality of food, campaigners warned ahead of the publication of a key scientific review of global warming. With one in eight people in the world already going hungry, the...

 

Two men facing terrorism charges

Two men have been charged with terrorism and firearms offences after being stopped in Dover, police have said. Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 29, of Dirleton Road, Stratford, east London, and Hamza Nawaz, 22, of the same address, are accused of attending a...

 

Lloyds Bank in high street relaunch

Lloyds Bank has been relaunched on to the high street as a standalone brand for the first time in 18 years after its split from TSB. The "revitalisation" of Lloyds means the bank, which has a 250-year history and 1,300 branches across...

 

Housing market boosts confidence

Consumer confidence in the economy has improved to its strongest levels in at least two-and-a-half years as optimism about the housing market and jobs rises, a report has found. Sentiment towards the housing market is at its strongest since Lloyds...

 

Labour opens up sums to watchdog

Labour is to open up its election pledges to scrutiny by a spending watchdog set up by George Osborne in its battle to convince voters that it has economic "iron discipline". Ed Balls will tell activists he needs to be "straight"...

 

Brigade warning on strike response

Calls about gas leaks, grass and rubbish fires, animal rescues, flooding and people shut in lifts may not be answered during a national firefighters' strike this week, a leading brigade has warned. The London authority said it will respond to 999...

 

Warning of diabetes 'disaster'

The UK is heading for a "public health disaster" and the NHS facing "huge strain" with not enough being done to prevent Type 2 diabetes, it has been claimed. The number of people with the condition is expected to hit 5 million by...

 
Vinnie Jones: 'England is past its sell-by date. I couldn't be tempted back'

Vinnie Jones: 'England is past its sell-by date. I couldn't be tempted back'

Vinnie Jones, star of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, said Britain had let in too many immigrants: 'It’s a European country now.' Photograph: Yui Mok/PA The actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones has branded England "past its sell-by...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 

Hunger warning over climate change

Climate change is set to push up food prices, increase hunger and reduce the quality of food, campaigners warned ahead of the publication of a key scientific review of global warming. With one in eight people in the world already going hungry, the...

 

Two men facing terrorism charges

Two men have been charged with terrorism and firearms offences after being stopped in Dover, police have said. Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 29, of Dirleton Road, Stratford, east London, and Hamza Nawaz, 22, of the same address, are accused of attending a...

 

Lloyds Bank in high street relaunch

Lloyds Bank has been relaunched on to the high street as a standalone brand for the first time in 18 years after its split from TSB. The "revitalisation" of Lloyds means the bank, which has a 250-year history and 1,300 branches across...

 

Villas-Boas insists Spurs don't miss Bale after Paulinho ensures justice prevails

Andre Villas-Boas insisted justice had been done in Cardiff after Paulinho's winner three minutes into added time sent Tottenham joint-top of the table with Arsenal. The Tottenham manager said: "Today there could only be one winner. We played so...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 


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