News archive from 23 October 2014

Female MBA graduates lack ambition of male counterparts, says study

Female MBA graduates lack ambition of male counterparts, says study

The most highly qualified female business graduates lack the ambition of male counterparts in sectors such as engineering, manufacturing and natural resources, new research suggests. Some 84% of women taking management jobs in “tech-intensive”...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Housebuilding at strongest levels since 2007, despite skills shortage

Housebuilding at strongest levels since 2007, despite skills shortage

Housebuilding activity is at its strongest levels since 2007 as the recovery broadens out beyond London to the rest of the UK, an industry body has reported. But the National House Building Council (NHBC), which released the figures, also warned that...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
UK car manufacturing sees strongest growth for 16 years

UK car manufacturing sees strongest growth for 16 years

UK car manufacturing is in the midst of its strongest run of growth in 16 years, despite a drop in production in September. More than 1.13m cars rolled off production lines in British factories in the first nine months of the year. This is up 0.6% on...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
625 cries for more help by NHS Grampian workers

625 cries for more help by NHS Grampian workers

A CRISIS-HIT Scottish health board has received hundreds of complaints from its own workers about staff shortages over the past year. Employees working at NHS Grampian raised concerns about staffing levels 625 times and made 12 allegations of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Scots parties reject link with English home rule

Scots parties reject link with English home rule

FURTHER devolution for Scotland should not be linked to home rule for England, the new commission tasked with delivering a package of fresh powers to Holyrood agreed at its first meeting yesterday. The promise of more devolution to Scotland has...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Gypsies endure ‘Third World’ health care

Gypsies endure ‘Third World’ health care

AN INTERNATIONAL committee of parliamentarians has labelled the standard of healthcare for travelling people in Scotland as "unacceptable" and called for better provision. The British/Irish Parliamentary Assembly (Bipa) found GPs had closed...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands. The announcement is expected to come on Tuesday as part of chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio's...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Co-op report criticises KPMG and regulator

Co-op report criticises KPMG and regulator

KPMG and the financial regulator have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year. The Treasury Committee said the black hole in Co-op Bank's finances which halted the deal should have been...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
New home registrations reach pre-crisis levels

New home registrations reach pre-crisis levels

Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show. Figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) show there was 36,343 new home registrations between July and...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
STAR EDITOR’S OPINION: No way back to Sheffield United for rapist Ched Evans

STAR EDITOR’S OPINION: No way back to Sheffield United for rapist Ched Evans

On Tuesday night I got a bit of a taste of what it's like to be the target of what have become fashionably known as "trolls' when a member of my team at Bramall Lane reported on a significant minority of Blades fans chanting hero songs for...

 
NHS Five Year Forward View: radical and costly surgery to provide a new lease of life

NHS Five Year Forward View: radical and costly surgery to provide a new lease of life

The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out the service’s own views on the radical action it, the government, local councils, employers and the public need to take in order to ensure that it can survive the growing pressures. It is a blueprint for whoever...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
The Stevens report: 35 pages that serve up challenge to politicians of all colours

The Stevens report: 35 pages that serve up challenge to politicians of all colours

Simon Stevens’s five-year plan challenges the political class to think hard about the shape of health service in an ageing society. His authoritative if sometimes elusive report will set the parameters for the debate on the single biggest domestic...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
The NHS calls for an extra £8bn by 2020 in order to safeguard its services

The NHS calls for an extra £8bn by 2020 in order to safeguard its services

The NHS is asking for an additional £8bn by 2020 to implement a radical plan, including switching funding from hospitals into other services including GP surgeries, which bosses say is vital to ensure the service can safeguard its future. NHS bosses...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
NHS denying women fertility treatment to save money, watchdog warns

NHS denying women fertility treatment to save money, watchdog warns

Women across Britain are being denied fertility treatment because NHS trusts are trying to cut costs, the government’s NHS care watchdog has warned. Thousands of couples struggling to conceive are being subjected to unfair “postcode lotteries”,...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Jose Mourinho sweating over fitness of Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba as Manchester United clash...

Jose Mourinho will continue to fret over the physical condition of his trio of centre-forwards as he plots for Sunday’s game at Manchester United. Diego Costa did not train on Wednesday, Didier Drogba is operating at less than 100 per cent and Loic...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 


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