News archive from 30 January 2015

Officer issues police funds warning

Continued funding cuts will leave the police unable to meet public expectations, a senior officer warned after it was revealed that officer numbers had sunk to their lowest level for 14 years. Home Office statistics showed there were 127,075 officers...

 
Spice up Valentine's Day: Diet doctor reveals why berries are the food of love

Spice up Valentine's Day: Diet doctor reveals why berries are the food of love

SCOTTISH food psychologist Dr Christy Fergusson has come up with the recipe for love to help you feel fruity this Valentine’s Day. At least a fifth of people suffer from a diminished libido at some point – but Christy says a change in diet could help...

 
Sydney cafe siege hostage ‘killed by police bullet’

Sydney cafe siege hostage ‘killed by police bullet’

A HOSTAGE who died during a siege in a city centre Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest yesterday. Katrina...

 

22 shops caught selling illicit tobacco in Leeds

More than 20 venues in Leeds were caught selling illicit tobacco products in an undercover sting. Continental shops, a city centre pub and a retailer close to Leeds’s universities were allegedly among those flogging counterfeit tobacco and illicit...

 

Third of children overweight

More than a third of children in England are overweight or obese, according to a 20-year study of electronic health records. However, a rapid rise in the problem may be starting to level off, at least in younger children, the findings indicate, though...

 

Japan labour demand hits two-decade high, jobless rate falls

The number of new job offers rose 4.7 percent in December from previous month and rose 5.6 percent from the same period a year ago. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.4 percent in December from 3.5 percent in November, compared with...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 

Officer issues police funds warning

Continued funding cuts will leave the police unable to meet public expectations, a senior officer warned after it was revealed that officer numbers had sunk to their lowest level for 14 years. Home Office statistics showed there were 127,075 officers...

 

Japan factory output rises 1.0 percent in December

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 6.3 percent in January and decline 1.8 percent in February. (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 

Spotify expresses interest to raise $500 million: WSJ

However, the amount to be raised and valuation are still to be settled, the Wall Street Journal reported. Spotify is talking with investors who are known to buy into companies before a IPO, including mutual fund T. Rowe Price Group, the report said,...

 

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes

An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist also captured by the insurgents said the pilot would be killed unless Jordan freed Sajida al-Rishawi, who is on death row for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people in...

 

Officer issues police funds warning

Continued funding cuts will leave the police unable to meet public expectations, a senior officer warned after it was revealed that officer numbers had sunk to their lowest level for 14 years. Home Office statistics showed there were 127,075 officers...

 
Shake Shack is shaking up wages for US fast food workers

Shake Shack is shaking up wages for US fast food workers

Shake Shack is ready to shake it up. Ever since Danny Meyer opened his take on a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in New York City in 2004, demand for Shake Shack's all-American food offerings has been insatiable. Among devotees in New York, the...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Finnish phoenix: The start-ups rising from Nokia's ashes

Finnish phoenix: The start-ups rising from Nokia's ashes

For many, Finland and Nokia were synonymous. And when in 2012 and 2013, Nokia shed 24,500 employees and sold Nokia House (and its mobile phone division to Microsoft), they called it the "Elopcalypse" after then-chief executive Stephen Elop....

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
The tennis entourage pays its way for stars like Murray

The tennis entourage pays its way for stars like Murray

Watch this weekend's finals from the Australian Open tennis championships, and the chances are that during the first dull passage of play, the cameras will pan to a player's romantic partner sitting in the VIP boxes. But who are the other...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

Armstrong won’t leave Tannadice on the cheap

The Hoops and the Premiership strugglers have both had bids turned down over the course of the week by Tannadice chairman Stephen Thompson. Celtic's bid is believed to be around £1.5million but both offers were well short of United's valuation -...

 


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