News archive from 28 October 2013

JJ Abrams: from Lost to Ship of Theseus

The Übergeek. The Boy With All the Toys. The Lord of the Nerds. It might seem as if the most significant achievement of Jeffrey Jacob "JJ" Abrams, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, composer and author, is to have made fanboy culture...

Guardian, 00:04 in Showbiz
 
Jeff Immelt: The boss who is 'horribly self-critical'

Jeff Immelt: The boss who is 'horribly self-critical'

Jeff Immelt, the boss of US giant General Electric (GE), has a simple explanation for how he has lasted so long in the top job - he is very tough on himself. "I think you can't do a job like this for a long time unless you're horribly...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 

Osborne set to decide RBS future this week as pressure mounts to split the taxpayer-backed lender into...

Pressure is mounting on George Osborne to split Royal Bank of Scotland into "good' and "bad' banks. The Chancellor looks set to decide the future of the taxpayer-backed lender this week following a Government-commissioned review of the...

 

TIM MORGAN: The dangers of complacency over UK energy

Just as families are being hit by another round of inflation-busting rises in the cost of gas and electricity, the Government has entered into a £15bn deal which will see French and Chinese companies build and own the first of our much-needed new...

 

ROB DAVIES: Oil giants set for slump in profits

BP will this week raise its estimate of how much the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill will cost it as the oil giant and rival Shell report a slump in profits, writes Rob Davies. Lower refining margins are expected to eat into profits at both firms, while BP...

 
John McVie: Fleetwood Mac Star Has Cancer

John McVie: Fleetwood Mac Star Has Cancer

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer, the band have announced. The legendary group have cancelled the Australia and New Zealand legs of their tour so that the British-born bassist can undergo treatment for the illness. A statement...

 

Young British army recruits at higher risk of PTSD and suicide, says report

Link to video: British army: one young recruit's story Soldiers who joined the army before they were 18 are significantly more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other serious mental health problems when leaving the...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 

Most cancer patients want to die at home, report says

Almost three-quarters of cancer patients in England who die in hospital would prefer to die at home, figures have suggested. This is the equivalent of 36,000 cancer patients every year, the estimated data from Macmillan Cancer Support showed. It comes...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 
A quarter of over-65s worried about staying warm this winter, says Age UK

A quarter of over-65s worried about staying warm this winter, says Age UK

Age UK urged people to keep living rooms at 21C, warning that lower temperatures put older people at greater risk of illness. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA More than a quarter of the near 11 million Britons aged 65 or over are worried about staying...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 
Storm: Newhaven Search For Boy Called Off

Storm: Newhaven Search For Boy Called Off

A 14-year-old boy is feared dead after being swept into the sea while playingin the surf in rough weather conditions. The youngster disappeared from West Beach at Newhaven, East Sussex, at about 4.15pm on Sunday. Rescue teams, including a coastguard...

 

Firms sign up to apprentice schemes

David Cameron unveiled a new generation of apprenticeships designed to drive down youth unemployment and make vocational training an attractive choice for thousands of young people. More than 60 of the UK's leading businesses have signed up to deliver...

 
HS2 Alternative 'Will Cause Years Of Gridlock'

HS2 Alternative 'Will Cause Years Of Gridlock'

Railway services between the north and south of England will be crippled by 14 years of weekend closures if HS2 is abandoned for an alternative, ministers will claim this week. The warning will be part of a coalition 'business case' for the high-speed...

 

Look at what you're missing, Charlie! Ferne McCann takes the plunge in a daring red lace jumpsuit as she...

She's been left heartbroken over her recent split from her TOWIE co-star boyfriend of three years, Charlie Sims. But Ferne McCann would have no doubt made her former flame see the error of his ways as she strutted her stuff in a sexy plunging jumpsuit...

 

Staying neutral: Nicole Scherzinger steals the limelight in a sweeping black gown on The X Factor

With Miss Dynamix playing the waiting game backstage, Nicole Scherzinger made sure Sunday night kicked off in style as she took to the stage with her fellow judges. Dressed in a sweeping black evening gown, the 35-year-old singer caught the eye as she...

 

'We showed people we can actually sing!' Miss Dynamix are shown the exit following shock sing-off with...

It promised to be a blockbuster - and it didn't disappoint. Indeed, while the likes of Kingsland Road and Sam Callahan were amongst the favourites to face Miss Dynamix in the sing-off, it was teenager Hannah Barrett who drew the short straw, much to...

 


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