News archive from 29 July 2013

Jahmene's debut album tops UK chart

X Factor veterans had mixed fortunes at the top of the charts this week as Jahmene Douglas went straight in at number one with his debut album but One Direction lost out to all-conquering Avicii in the singles. Soulful singer Douglas, who was stacking...

 

Egypt minister wants Brothers in politics, not arms

Nabil Fahmy warned that deepening political divisions would lead "ultimately to more tragedies" and accused the Brotherhood of igniting bloodshed that is posing a security threat to Egypt and hindering efforts to revive the fragile economy....

 

Jahmene's debut album tops UK chart

X Factor veterans had mixed fortunes at the top of the charts this week as Jahmene Douglas went straight in at number one with his debut album but One Direction lost out to all-conquering Avicii in the singles. Soulful singer Douglas, who was stacking...

 

Downpours as summer getaway begins

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning is blighting the first weekend of the school holidays, as thousands set off across the UK for their summer break. The heavy downpours have already caused flash-flooding in the South East and the Midlands, with...

 

UK troops back for Sangin action

British troops have carried out a major operation in Afghanistan in an area which has seen some of the fiercest battles of the war, the Ministry of Defence has said. About 80 British soldiers travelled to Sangin to fight Taliban insurgents with the...

 

A delicious way to help good cause

SOME tasty treats helped to raise funds for a Morpeth-based county charity. A cake bake was held at the Virgin Money Store in Bridge Street and staff and customers purchased many of the home-made Victoria sandwich slices, sticky buns, crispy cakes and...

 

Seeking asylum from Australian pollies

Protesters sit down in front of Sydney Town Hall. Photograph: Richard Milnes/Demotix/Corbis As the last federal election loomed in 2010, you might have just been able to get a cigarette paper between a muddled Julia Gillard and “turn-back” Tony Abbott...

 
Energy watchdog Ofgem 'failing consumers', say MPs

Energy watchdog Ofgem 'failing consumers', say MPs

The energy regulator Ofgem is not doing enough to ensure that energy company profits are transparent, according to a group of MPs. The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) report said the watchdog was "failing consumers by not taking all...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Fees for employment tribunals begin

Fees for employment tribunals begin

People bringing employment tribunals must now pay a fee, for the first time since they were created in the 1960s. Under the new rules, they will have to pay £160 or £250 to lodge a claim, with a further charge of either £230 or £950 if the case goes...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
London 2012: How sponsors cashed in on golden opportunity

London 2012: How sponsors cashed in on golden opportunity

When some of the biggest national and international brands decided to sponsor last year's London 2012 Olympics, they were looking for more than merely plastering Games logos across their products. Rather, they were looking to use the world's largest...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Chris Ward: The PR boss who works from coffee shops

Chris Ward: The PR boss who works from coffee shops

Public relations entrepreneur Chris Ward is speaking to me over an internet connection from a McDonald's somewhere in central France. He's not quite sure where because he's just completed another stage of this year's Tour de France route in aid of...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Explosions rock Libya's Benghazi, protesters take to streets

Explosions rock Libya's Benghazi, protesters take to streets

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Benghazi's streets denouncing the latest violence, according to residents. Thirteen people were slightly wounded in one of the blasts which targeted a court in the north of the city, said Interior Ministry...

 
Italy: at least 24 reported dead in bus crash

Italy: at least 24 reported dead in bus crash

The site of the crash near Avellino in southern Italy. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA A bus carrying pilgrims has plunged off a highway into a ravine in southern Italy, killing at least seven people, including the driver, according to police. Rescuers...

 

Jahmene's debut album tops UK chart

X Factor veterans had mixed fortunes at the top of the charts this week as Jahmene Douglas went straight in at number one with his debut album but One Direction lost out to all-conquering Avicii in the singles. Soulful singer Douglas, who was stacking...

 

Downpours as summer getaway begins

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning is blighting the first weekend of the school holidays, as thousands set off across the UK for their summer break. The heavy downpours have already caused flash-flooding in the South East and the Midlands, with...

 


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