News archive from 29 May 2014

How strong is your friendship? Take the friend compatibility test here

"True friends stab you in the front,' said Oscar Wilde - and he may well be right. But how do we identify those treasured front-stabbers amongst our gargantuan circles of work friends, family friends, old friends, new friends and, of course,...

Metro, 00:00 in Lifestyle
 
Lord above - it’s John Prescott in our back yard

Lord above - it’s John Prescott in our back yard

Lord above - Brinsworth residents got a shock when they realised there was a stranger in the alley behind their homes. Fearing a would-be burglar, they rushed to investigate only to discover it was former Labour Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John...

 
Latest delay for Sheffield Ikea store plan

Latest delay for Sheffield Ikea store plan

A long-awaited decision on plans for an Ikea store in Sheffield has been delayed again. The home furnishings giant had been told its application would be considered by Sheffield Council planners on Tuesday, June 3. But the highways and planning agenda...

 
Brazil: Arrows fired as police clash with warriors

Brazil: Arrows fired as police clash with warriors

Indigenous protesters in traditional headdress clashed with police in Brazil's capital, resulting in one officer being shot in the leg with an arrow. The violence in Brasilia forced the cancellation of a ceremony to open an exhibition featuring the...

 
Migrants make for UK as police clear Calais camps

Migrants make for UK as police clear Calais camps

Three makeshift migrant camps were evacuated and

 
New social contract to boost our ecology

New social contract to boost our ecology

Communities and leaders must join in common cause, says May East “We need alternatives to GDP growth as the goal of public policy and we need alternatives to work and wealth accumulation as the driving forces in our lives. A genuine transition in the...

 
House prices move ‘would destabilise recovery’

House prices move ‘would destabilise recovery’

The head of Britain's biggest building society has warned the Bank of England that any attempt to cool house prices in London could destabilise the recovery in the rest of the UK. Nationwide chief executive Graham Beale said: “Whatever happens in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Retailers still confident as growth slows

Retailers still confident as growth slows

Retail sales growth slowed in May as shoppers took a breather after the Easter holidays and department stores' volumes declined. The CBI’s latest distributive trades survey shows that firms remain optimistic and expect their business situation to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Entrepreneurship doubles but Scotland stuck in slow lane

Entrepreneurship doubles but Scotland stuck in slow lane

Scotland has seen the number of high-growth entrepreneurs double in recent years, but its track record has been branded "average at best" by the country's most high-profile businessman. The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, which is...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Auditors could face action over bank account checks

Auditors could face action over bank account checks

Accountants who check the books of Britain's banks must sharpen their act or face being ordered to take corrective measures, the sector's watchdog said in a report showing how a core lesson from the financial crisis has yet to be applied. The...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
TT for two: Halfords and Norton team up

TT for two: Halfords and Norton team up

Motor parts retailer Halfords has signed a three-year deal with Norton as it seeks to help the motorbike marque win this year's Isle of Man TT, which finishes next week. The firm will be supplying the tools and storage, and Norton head of design Simon...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
One Direction wow Sunderland

One Direction wow Sunderland

THEY came, they saw, they led fans in the right direction for a night of pop fun. Despite the rain, despite the threatened Metro strikes, despite the controversial leaked video of alleged drug use by two fifths of One Direction, nothing could dampen...

 
Comment: BT Murrayfield | Sleeper deal

Comment: BT Murrayfield | Sleeper deal

SO NOW we must get used to calling the national rugby stadium BT Murrayfield. Or will it always be plain old Murrayfield? BT is pumping more than £20 million into the Scottish Rugby Union over four years in a deal that includes naming rights on the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?

67% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese according to new analysis of overweight and obesity data by IHME. Photograph: Jon Super Nearly two-thirds of men and women in the UK are obese or overweight, according to new analysis of...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 


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