News archive from 29 April 2013, page 4

Zames' star ascends in latest JPMorgan shakeup

Zames' star ascends in latest JPMorgan shakeup

Zames, who has been seen as a strong candidate to succeed the bank's Chief Executive and Chairman Jamie Dimon, had been co-chief operating officer with Frank Bisignano, the New York-based bank said in a statement. In the latest move, Zames now has...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Austerity: Is the European Union changing tack?

Austerity: Is the European Union changing tack?

Has austerity become a dirty word? And more important than the language, has the policy changed? The tone of the public debate has certainly softened in recent months. Take the European Commission's President Jose Manuel Barroso. The Commission is...

BBC, 00:26 in Business
 

Hundreds queue for tickets for Northampton Town Football Club play-offs

Hundreds of Cobblers fans are queuing at Sixfields stadium to buy tickets for the play-off semi-finals. The tickets for the Northampton Town Football Club npower League Two play-off semi-finals against Cheltenham Town went on sale at midday. The team...

 
Duchess of Cambridge makes charity video appeal

Duchess of Cambridge makes charity video appeal

The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded her first-ever video message to appeal for support for a campaign for children's hospices. In the message, broadcast for the first time yesterday, the Duchess urged people to support Children’s Hospice Week. The...

Scotsman, 00:32 in Hot News
 
Universal credit: Major benefits shake-up begins

Universal credit: Major benefits shake-up begins

A massive shake-up in the UK benefits system starts on Monday, with the first claims being made for a new universal credit payment. Universal credit will merge several benefits and tax credits into one monthly payout. It begins with a very small...

BBC, 00:34 in Business
 
MPs question government's infrastructure spending plans

MPs question government's infrastructure spending plans

MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned whether the government's £310bn infrastructure spending plans are "credible". Under the National Infrastructure Plan, which was launched in 2010, the Treasury expects that £200bn of...

BBC, 00:34 in Business
 
Item Club predicts rise in lending to UK businesses

Item Club predicts rise in lending to UK businesses

Bank lending to UK businesses will rise in 2013, the first increase for four years, the Ernst & Young (E&Y) Item Club has predicted. The forecasting group's financial services outlook estimates that lending will rise by 3% to £440bn this...

BBC, 00:34 in Business
 
ARSENAL 1 - MANCHESTER UNITED 1: GUNNERS NEED A RELIANT ROBIN VAN PERSIE

ARSENAL 1 - MANCHESTER UNITED 1: GUNNERS NEED A RELIANT ROBIN VAN PERSIE

IT WAS another sign of the gap between the two sides that Manchester United could be way off their best and still pick up a point at Arsena All Sir Alex Ferguson's men had to motivate them yesterday was a victory to help them top Chelsea's record...

Daily Star, 00:34 in Sport
 

Stray dogs savage lambs

Farmer Chris Green is counting the cost after three of his lambs were savaged by dogs. Two of the lambs, which were born a fortnight ago, were killed and one was severely maimed. The dogs, which were not wearing collars, got onto Mr Green’s land at...

 
Fine-dodgers face benefits hit in new crackdown

Fine-dodgers face benefits hit in new crackdown

Fine dodgers in Scotland are facing a fresh crackdown with courts set to be handed beefed-up powers that will help them deduct money straight from the benefits of defaulters. Justice secretary Kenny Mac­Askill will today set out plans that will give...

Scotsman, 00:35 in Politics
 

Blind people have ‘more accurate’ memories

CONGENITALLY blind people have more accurate memories than those with sight, research has found. Experts at the University of Bath discovered that individuals with no visual experience had the most superior verbal and memory skills. A team from the...

Scotsman, 00:36 in Hot News
 

Ukip rise 'may be good for Tories'

Apr 29 2013 Boris Johnson has urged Tories not to panic over Ukip's rise in the polls - insisting it could be a good thing. The London Mayor said the popularity of Nigel Farage's party suggested the Conservative approach was "broadly...

 

Mirren reigns at Dog's day Oliviers

Apr 28 2013 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has swept the board at this year's Olivier Awards, but Dame Helen Mirren was crowned the Queen of British theatre for another regal performance. The star, who played Queen Elizabeth II in...

 

Mirren reigns at Dog's day Oliviers

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has swept the board at this year's Olivier Awards, but Dame Helen Mirren was crowned the Queen of British theatre for another regal performance. The star, who played Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience,...

 
Plans for £85m Glasgow biosphere park revealed

Plans for £85m Glasgow biosphere park revealed

THE first plans for an ambitious £85 million tourism park in the east end of Glasgow have been revealed. The Wildside project would be built on an area which served as a rubbish dump for decades and would overlook the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games...

 


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