News archive from 25 July 2012, page 10

Teacher jailed for abusing pupils

A teacher at one of the country's most prestigious public schools has been jailed for 11 years after he was found guilty of sexually abusing five young boys. Bruce Roth, who taught maths at £30,000-a-year Wellington College, groomed and performed sex...

 

Church of Scientology defeats human-trafficking claims case

The court rejected two former ministers' claims that the Church of Scientology committed human-trafficking violations by forcing them to work 100-hour weeks for low pay under the threat of discipline. The Church of Scientology was founded by science...

 

Explosion rocks PGE power plant in southern Poland

The firemen and staff were assessing the damage that potentially could cause a power deficit in the southwestern part of European Union's largest eastern member. "The power blocks are not on fire," Roman Walkowiak, the plant's director, told...

 
Insurance costs set to rise, says AA

Insurance costs set to rise, says AA

UK consumers are facing rising vehicle and home insurance costs following the recent bad weather, a survey has suggested. The average cost of car insurance rose in the three months to the end of June, the AA British Insurance Premium Index suggested....

BBC, 00:39 in Business
 

CITY FOCUS: Mining firm Kazakhmys link to 'lead poison plant'

London-listed mining giant Kazakhmys has close ties to a factory responsible for lead poisoning, according to evidence obtained by the Daily Mail. The company denies that it owns or operates the lead smelter at Shymkent in Kazakhstan, where...

 
Poorly pets being deprived of vital vet care because owners have been lured into taking out cut-price insurance cover

Poorly pets being deprived of vital vet care because owners have been lured into taking out cut-price...

Poorly pets are being deprived of vital vet care because their owners have been lured into taking out cut-price insurance cover. Insurers advertise low-cost annual cover, but owners who don't check the small print often find their dog or cat will not...

 
Rock-bottom interest rates, soaring rents and sliding house prices encouraging more would-be investors to consider buy-to-let property

Rock-bottom interest rates, soaring rents and sliding house prices encouraging more would-be investors to...

Rock-bottom interest rates, soaring rents and sliding house prices are encouraging more would-be investors to consider a buy-to-let property. A slew of cut-price mortgage deals is tempting many to take the plunge into the market. But further house...

 
Wonder pill could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's AND multiple sclerosis

Wonder pill could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's AND multiple sclerosis

A single pill has the potential to treat multiple brain conditions including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, it was revealed today. Scientists have developed a new class of drug which can be taken orally and prevents the damaging...

Daily Mail, 00:40 in Health
 
Why are we obsessed by growth?

Why are we obsessed by growth?

Wednesday's gross domestic product (GDP) figures will be unveiled amid great excitement, befitting one of the year's most eagerly anticipated numbers. They are expected to show that the UK economy contracted slightly between April and June, meaning...

BBC, 00:42 in Business
 
Viewpoint: The challenges facing challenger banks

Viewpoint: The challenges facing challenger banks

Having built three banks from scratch in a 10-year period, I feel the current clamour for more competition among banks in the UK and the hope of new players appearing on the horizon like the cavalry to the rescue to be very much a political pipe...

BBC, 00:42 in Business
 
Berwick wins £100,000 Portas Pilot prize

Berwick wins £100,000 Portas Pilot prize

BERWICK will be handed £100,000 to rejuvenate the town centre after winning its bid to become a Mary Portas Pilot town. Berwick will receive the cash windfall in two weeks after being unveiled as one of 15 Portas pilot towns from around the country to...

 
ANDRE VILLAS BOAS BLASTS 'UNPROFESSIONAL' LUKA MODRIC

ANDRE VILLAS BOAS BLASTS 'UNPROFESSIONAL' LUKA MODRIC

Modric is desperate to push through a summer move and has angered Spurs by going on strike. The Croatian playmaker, a target for Real Madrid, has been hit with an £80,000 fine for refusing to train and missing Tottenham's pre-season tour of America....

 
LIVERPOOL IN £10M BID FOR JOE ALLEN

LIVERPOOL IN £10M BID FOR JOE ALLEN

LIVERPOOL have lodged an official £10m bid for Swansea star Joe Allen. The Anfield outfit also offered to loan the Swans a player as part of a package to land the Wales international. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to be reunited with the 22-year...

Daily Star, 00:47 in Sport
 
BARCLAYS SET FOR REVIEW OF WORK CULTURE

BARCLAYS SET FOR REVIEW OF WORK CULTURE

Anthony Salz, vice-chairman of Rothschild and a former corporate lawyer, will head an independent review of business practices at Barclays in the wake of the Libor scandal that this month cost it £290million in fines and triggered a boardroom...

 
USAIN BOLT HELPS VIRGIN POST RUNAWAY RESULTS

USAIN BOLT HELPS VIRGIN POST RUNAWAY RESULTS

Virgin said its recent TV advertising campaigns, also starring Sir Richard Branson, to promote its superfast broadband speeds and TiVo on-demand television service had driven up revenues 4.2 per cent to just over £1billion. TiVo added 261,700...

 


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