News archive from 27 September 2017

Usain Bolt poses for a picture with David Haye as the pair seem to be enjoying Oktoberfest

Usain Bolt has certainly been enjoying life since retiring from athletics and the former Jamaican sprinter has been mixing with a whole host of stars.  This time British heavyweight boxer David Haye had the pleasure of meeting arguably the most...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Diabetes drug helps obese people lose 12lbs over 3 months and could spell the end of costly gastric...

A type 2 diabetes drug may stop thousands of obese people from needing gastric bypasses, scientists claim. US researchers at the Mayo Clinic found liraglutide, which controls appetite, helped patients lose 12lbs over three months on average. The...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 

Town where the estate agents went rogue! How six firms in Burnham-on-Sea - including one owned by a local...

When it came to selling the home they had lived in for 30 years, Colin and Ann Erskine felt they'd made the right choice in trusting a local estate agent in Burnham-on-Sea. The service seemed pricey — they'd have to hand over 1.5 per cent of the...

 

Crisis-hit AA puts its business up for sale: Driving schools, road signs unit and its travel guides may be...

The AA has hung the ‘for sale’ sign over its driving schools, road signs and maps divisions in a bid to reverse a chronic fall in fortunes. The firm wants to focus on its roadside breakdown and insurance arms, which generate 94 per cent of its profit,...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: Spielberg-backed US start-up working on technology to digitally transport cinema-goers into...

MOVIE STARS US start-up Dreamscape Immersive, which is backed by Steven Spielberg, is developing technology to digitally transport cinema-goers into the scenes of movies they are watching.  Jaws and Schindler’s List director Spielberg is one of...

 
Cops arrest two men in connection with death of party stabbing victim

Cops arrest two men in connection with death of party stabbing victim

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a young dad-to-be in Glasgow. Paul Bexley was found with stab wounds in a flat in Baldovan Crescent in Easterhouse in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 23-year-old, whose unborn baby is...

 

CITY DIARY: Former Tory MP Andrew Tyrie tipped to become the next FCA chairman

The Financial Conduct Authority’s toothy chairman John Griffith-Jones, 63, has said he won’t renew his five-year term when it expires in April.  Who might replace him? Cadaverous former Tory MP Andrew Tyrie’s name is mentioned.  As a forensic...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Labour is playing with fire when it talks of 'war gaming' for a run on the pound

The 1997 Blair-Brown Labour government came to office determined to show economic competence after sterling's brutal exit from the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992. It achieved this by making sure that new spending on the NHS was paid for by taxation,...

 

Spanish holiday costs may rise by 10%, as demand increases due to safety fears elsewhere, warns Thomas Cook

Spanish holidays will be more expensive next year, Thomas Cook has warned. Increased demand because of renewed safety fears at other destinations had driven prices higher, the travel operator said. The company expects prices to rise by another 5 per...

 

Van hire firm Northgate's finance chief axed after assault charge

Northgate's finance chief has been convicted of assault and sacked by the van hire company. Paddy Gallagher, 54, was fined for the offence and the company said 'it considers his position is untenable'. He has been temporarily replaced by David...

 

Lloyds accused of 'betraying workers' after shifting 1,000 pensions jobs to third party

 Lloyds has been attacked for betraying staff over plans to shift 1,000 pension workers to an outsourcing business. The bank is moving employees in its Scottish Widows and Clerical Medical teams to Peterborough-based TCS Diligenta, which is owned by...

 

Irn Bru wins over the English: Scottish Drinks firm AG Barr toasts soaring sales south of the border

Irn Bru maker AG Barr toasted soaring sales after the Scottish drinks firm won over customers south of the border. The group, which also makes Rubicon and Tizer, said that following a concerted advertising push to increase sales it had enjoyed market...

 

Equifax boss finally quits over hacking which saw private details of 400,000 Britons and 143m Americans...

Equifax's boss has quit following a massive hack which exposed the private details of 400,000 Britons and 143m Americans to cyber-criminals. Richard Smith, 57, retired yesterday with immediate effect – ending a 12-year stint as chairman and chief...

 

MARKET REPORT: Morning sell-off whacks Apple's British suppliers amid fears new iPhone X is too expensive...

Apple's suppliers were hit by an early morning sell-off on the back of rumours that the tech giant is starting to get cold feet ahead of its iPhone X launch in November. A widely circulated report originally published on news site Digitimes said Apple...

 

Watchdog will come clean on ties with KPMG: Financial Reporting Council to publish register of employees'...

A watchdog will reveal for the first time its links with the accounting firms it regulates, in a victory for the Mail. The Financial Reporting Council has agreed to publish a register of employees' interests after it was slammed for being stuffed with...

 


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