News archive from 29 October 2013

Why Naomi Campbell's mum refused to have a breast reconstruction after her mastectomy - even though the...

With a supermodel daughter, it is natural to assume that Valerie Campbell would be as looks-obsessed as the modelling industry. Yet when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her right breast and underwent a mastectomy, Valerie, 61, decided against...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 
Mechanics Find Baby Girl 'Living In Car Boot'

Mechanics Find Baby Girl 'Living In Car Boot'

A mechanic has spoken of the moment he found an underfed and dehydrated baby who had been forced to live hidden in a car boot, possibly since birth. The girl, aged between 15 and 23 months, was discovered on Friday when her mother brought the car to a...

 
Stage set for heated debate on energy prices

Stage set for heated debate on energy prices

Top executives from the UK's six largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come before a group of MPs. The bosses have been called in front of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, following recent price rises. So...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Iran outlines plan to win back Western oil interest - FT report

According to the article, Hosseini said a new "win-win" type of contract, details of which are expected to be announced in London next March, was in the works and leading companies could benefit, "whether American or European"....

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 
U.S. Senate banking panel eyes November 14 for Yellen hearing -Senate aide

U.S. Senate banking panel eyes November 14 for Yellen hearing -Senate aide

The banking committee needs to vet the nomination before it can go to the full Senate for final consideration. Yellen, who will begin preliminary meetings with members of the banking panel later this week, can expect tough questioning from Republicans...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 

UK PM Cameron to announce Islamic index on LSE

The planned Islamic Market Index will identify companies that meet traditional Islamic investment principles and help London cement its position as the biggest centre for Islamic finance outside the Islamic world, Cameron will tell the World Islamic...

 
HS2 needs broad political consensus, says transport secretary

HS2 needs broad political consensus, says transport secretary

The high speed rail link HS2 needs broad political consensus or it will end in nothing, says Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. In a speech, Mr McLoughlin will accuse Labour of "playing politics with our prosperity" over the project. On...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Who are the big six energy companies facing MPs?

Who are the big six energy companies facing MPs?

The bosses of the major energy companies are being questioned by MPs over recent price rise announcements, but who are they and whom do they work for? There are six major gas and electricity suppliers in the UK - known as the "big six" -...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
'Hexacopter' changes the way TV reporters work

'Hexacopter' changes the way TV reporters work

I am not old, but I accept that this could be an old man thing to say. I cannot believe how things have changed since I first started work. When I walked through the doors of BBC Essex as a not very fresh-faced reporter in the mid-1990s the first...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 

China telecom firms take long road to profit with 4G rollout

China Mobile Ltd (0941.HK), which has the most subscribers in the world, is investing billions of dollars to upgrade its infrastructure so clients can enjoy speedier Internet and data access once the government awards 4G telecom licences before the...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 

Apple's results fail to excite ahead of holiday quarter

The unremarkable quarterly numbers prompted some disappointed investors to cash in recent gains in the stock, which slid 5 percent at one stage after-hours on Monday. Wall Street had hoped for a stronger beat on quarterly sales after the company...

Reuters, 00:25 in Business
 

When tiredness is a sign of the liver disease you caught years and years ago

Hepatitis C can seem like a disease other people get. The virus is traditionally associated with tattoos and intravenous drug use, and Keith Richards and Pamela Anderson are amongst those who have suffered with it. Imagine, then, how clean-living...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 

Comfort eating: The new mental illness. You eat a biscuit - then can't stop until you finish the packet....

When life gets stressful, do you find yourself reaching for the biscuit tin, or for a large bag of crisps? Or maybe you'll treat yourself to a big bowl of ice-cream after a bad day at work. But then that one biscuit leads to another - and another. Do...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 
Video on demand poised to change how Africa watches

Video on demand poised to change how Africa watches

On taxis, buses and trains across Africa, people are plugging in and tuning out as they catch up with the latest episode of the XYZ Show from Kenya or reminisce with a movie from their childhood in Zimbabwe. Continue reading the main story Special...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 

Apple's results disappoint ahead of holiday quarter

The unremarkable quarterly numbers prompted some disappointed investors to cash in recent gains in the stock, which slid 5 percent at one stage after-hours on Monday. Wall Street had hoped for a stronger beat on quarterly sales after the company...

 


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