News archive from 24 September 2015

Manchester United made £120million worth of transfer bids to sign Thomas Muller - report

Manchester United made two summer transfer bids for Thomas Muller worth a total of £120million, according to reports. The German international, who is known to enjoy a strong relationship with Louis van Gaal, was heavily targeted by United over the...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

New NHS contract will worsen shortage of junior doctors, Jeremy Hunt told

Imposing a punitive new contract on young doctors will exacerbate already serious staffing shortages in key areas of frontline NHS care, their leaders have warned Jeremy Hunt. In a sharply worded letter they have told the health secretary that forcing...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without

Women with degrees earn at least three times as much as a non-graduates within a decade of leaving university, according to the first large-scale report into the impact of higher education on wages and salaries in the UK. A study conducted by the...

 

Tackling gender inequality could add $12tn to world economy, study finds

Tackling gender inequality and boosting women’s opportunities in the labour market could add $12tn (£7.8tn) to annual global GDP over the next decade, according to new research. The McKinsey Global Institute has measured gender inequality across 95...

 
Rolls-Royce in line for big Hinkley nuclear contracts

Rolls-Royce in line for big Hinkley nuclear contracts

Image copyright Getty Images Engineering firm Rolls-Royce will take a big share of £100m worth of contracts to supply the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point. EDF, the French firm in charge of the project, has selected Rolls-Royce to supply heat...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 
Sturgeon challenges leaders not to oppose indyref2

Sturgeon challenges leaders not to oppose indyref2

NICOLA Sturgeon has challenged the Scottish Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders not to oppose the holding of a second referendum on independence. The First Minister made the call in response to Kezia Dugdale and Willie Rennie’s controversial decisions...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Scotland's Sheriff courts ‘wasting £10m a year'

Scotland's Sheriff courts ‘wasting £10m a year'

SCOTLAND'S sheriff courts have come under fire over widespread delays and cases taking longer to call. Around £10 million a year is being wasted on cases calling needlessly and more than a third of cases take longer than the 26-week official target, a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Scotland's fishing curbs ‘draconian and dangerous'

Scotland's fishing curbs ‘draconian and dangerous'

PLANS for controversial marine conservation areas were attacked as "draconian" restrictions on fishing that will lead to a "severe" loss of jobs by industry leaders. The Scottish Government is pursuing plans to establish marine...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

UK steelmakers appeal for help as threat of closures looms

Britain’s steelmakers are urging the government to rescue the industry from a “perfect storm” that has pushed one of the UK’s largest steelworks to the edge of closure. UK Steel, the industry lobby group, said its members were facing their most...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 

London's highest botanical gin garden goes on sale

Gardens 55 storeys above ground and London’s highest botanical gin garden are among the selling points of the latest luxury apartment block to go on sale in the capital. Weeks after unveiling plans for a 35-metre high “sky pool” in Battersea’s Nine...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 

Zaha Hadid: from Baghdad to global ubiquity (and the Riba Gold Medal)

In the rural outskirts of Chongqing, where the sprawl of the Chinese megacity begins to give way to rice fields and power stations, two bulbous glass and steel mounds sprout from the earth like some exotic fungus. It is the unmistakeable signature of...

 
West Register wind down continues as RBS sells site to Lidl

West Register wind down continues as RBS sells site to Lidl

ROYAL Bank of Scotland has sold the site of a former iron and electrical works in Yorkshire to discount retailer Lidl Stores. The 4.8 acre plot near Leeds was held in the state-owned lender’s property division West Register and was sold for an...

 
Bicycles top of insurance claim list

Bicycles top of insurance claim list

More insurance claims are made for stolen bicycles than any other item taken by burglars, an insurer has said. Bikes account for 17% of all theft claims dealt with by Direct Line. These are followed by mobile phones (11%), which was the biggest riser...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
UK steel makers seek government help

UK steel makers seek government help

Image copyright Getty Images UK steel manufacturers will urge the government to take steps to protect the industry in the face of what they describe as a "perfect storm". UK Steel says rising competition and falling prices are damaging...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Tim Sherwood calls for improvement in young midfielder following Birmingham victory

Aston Villa defeated Birmingham 1-0 in Tuesday's League Cup win over local rivals Birmingham City with the 20-year-old helping set up Rudy Gestede for the winner. And while Sherwood has no problem with Grealish's ability on the ball he wants the...

 


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