News archive from 25 November 2014

Amazon to deliver to customers via local post offices

Amazon to deliver to customers via local post offices

Internet retailing giant Amazon and Royal Mail have joined forces to have customers' items delivered to post offices for collection. Earlier this month Royal Mail warned that rivals, including Amazon, were hitting its parcel delivery business. Then it...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Madeleine McCann cops 'ignored tip-off that her body was dumped in lake'

Madeleine McCann cops 'ignored tip-off that her body was dumped in lake'

A LETTER handed to Portuguese police claimed to know Madeleine McCann’s final resting place, it has emerged. An employee of the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz found the note in the doorway of the flat where the three-year-old was last seen. It was spotted...

 
NHS failures blamed for C.Diff at Vale of Leven

NHS failures blamed for C.Diff at Vale of Leven

SCOTLAND's largest health board has been heavily criticised over "serious personal and systemic failures" in a long-awaited inquiry into the country's worst ever Clostridium difficile (C.diff) outbreak, which played a part in the deaths of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
The 40 women who ‘changed the world’

The 40 women who ‘changed the world’

Marie Curie, the pioneering scientist, and former prime minister Margaret Thatcher are among those topping a newly compiled list of 40 women who "changed the world". Polish-born physicist and chemist Curie, who was the first woman to win a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
Mystery surrounds 'massive bang' heard across Manchester and Salford

Mystery surrounds 'massive bang' heard across Manchester and Salford

Mystery surrounds a massive explosion heard across Manchester and Salford. Residents from Rusholme to Eccles reported hearing the ‘huge bang’ at around 10.30pm this evening. Crews were called to reports of the sound of an explosion on Hessel Street,...

 
The TV marathons to watch this Thanksgiving

The TV marathons to watch this Thanksgiving

For everyone who lives in a Norman Rockwell painting, Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and warm smiles around a table where a perfectly roasted bird is presented for general consumption. For those of us who live in reality, balancing the demands...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
Online shoppers put off by late deliveries

Online shoppers put off by late deliveries

A POOR parcel delivery service last Christmas is putting shoppers off buying presents online and forcing them to take extra measures to ensure their presents arrive on time. One in ten shoppers had a problem with a delivery during the festive period...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 

UK service sector grows steadily in three months to November - CBI

Britain's economy looks set to slow in the fourth quarter of 2014, but the pace of growth is expected to remain robust. "Growth across the services sector is expected to continue into the New Year," said Rain Newton-Smith, director for...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 

Bayer explores possible sale of diabetes device unit - Bloomberg

Credit Suisse Group AG is advising Bayer on the potential sale, Bloomberg reported the sources as saying. Bayer, which also plans to list its plastics unit on the stock market, is interested in bidding for animal-health company Zoetis Inc, Bloomberg...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 
Iran nuclear deadline extended

Iran nuclear deadline extended

The deadline for an Iran nuclear deal has been extended to the end of June, after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement. Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions. Tehran says...

 
Sydney mother charged after baby found in drain

Sydney mother charged after baby found in drain

A 30-YEAR-OLD Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said yesterday. The week-old baby was in a serious but stable condition in...

 
Swiss museum to take ‘Nazi’ art

Swiss museum to take ‘Nazi’ art

A SWISS museum has agreed to accept a collection of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, saying it will work closely with Germany to make sure pieces looted by the Nazis are returned to their Jewish owners. Three works in...

 
Scotland to be offered total control over income tax after Labour U-turn

Scotland to be offered total control over income tax after Labour U-turn

The Scottish parliament is expected to be offered total control over income tax after Labour reluctantly backed a cross-party deal to help halt a surge in support for independence. Labour’s decision to drop its opposition to full devolution of income...

Guardian, 00:15 in Politics
 

Confidence levels slip in CBI survey of services sector

A dip in confidence across the services sector will limit growth heading into the new year, according to a wide ranging business survey. High demand going into the pre-Christmas period for leisure, hotels and professional services was unable to...

Guardian, 00:16 in Business
 
Rabbie Burns brought to life as comic book hero

Rabbie Burns brought to life as comic book hero

IT IS the epic poem recited at Burns Suppers around the world every year in honour of Scotland's national bard. Now Robert Burns’ most famous creation Tam O’Shanter has inspired a comic book that sees the poet turned into an animated hero for the...

 


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