News archive from 30 October 2014, page 13

Go north for good beer in Leeds

Go north for good beer in Leeds

A Leeds bar has been praised for being a "bounteous trailblazer' for good beer. North Bar, on North Street, was namechecked in a book by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which said: “You could argue that North was the northern axis of the craft...

 
Show marks Leeds engineer’s work

Show marks Leeds engineer’s work

An exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of John Fowler, an agricultural engineer from Leeds who was famous for inventing the steam plough. Fowler’s factory on Leathley Road, Hunslet, produced its first engine in 1862 and employed more than...

 
No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

"I don't think there could be any survivors," Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Reuters, after visiting the disaster site in the tea-plantation village of Haldummulla, 190 km (120 miles) from the capital, Colombo. "It...

 

In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal...

 
Chuka Umunna calls for regional mayors in 'more federal' UK

Chuka Umunna calls for regional mayors in 'more federal' UK

A mayor with influence over Birmingham and the Black Country could be elected under major plans by Labour to devolve power to regions. Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has called for the region to have a “metro mayor” – and added political...

 
Heseltine: Forget a referendum, Birmingham must have an elected mayor

Heseltine: Forget a referendum, Birmingham must have an elected mayor

Birmingham needs a mayor to help shift power away from London and to the region – and the new system should be introduced without a referendum, according to senior Conservative peer Lord Heseltine. The former Deputy Prime Minister was speaking to the...

 
Birmingham to 'tell its story' in £150k bid to boost perception of city

Birmingham to 'tell its story' in £150k bid to boost perception of city

It has often been said... Birmingham is lot better than many people realise – so now a major initiative has been launched to boost perception across the globe. Work is to begin on a regional branding strategy around 'Greater Birmingham' which aims to...

 
Birmingham Tories hit out as council funds union reps to tune of £1.2m

Birmingham Tories hit out as council funds union reps to tune of £1.2m

Prominent Conservatives have hit out at Birmingham City Council after almost £1.2 million of taxpayers' money was spent on union activity last year. Communities secretary Eric Pickles accused the Labour-run authority of burning taxpayer funds after a...

 
New 'Green Travel Districts' for Birmingham to entice drivers out of cars

New 'Green Travel Districts' for Birmingham to entice drivers out of cars

Eleven areas in Birmingham are to be designated as Green Travel Districts as part of a major shake-up to encourage people out of their cars. The 11 districts are expected to be the first of many and will be unveiled on November 13 in the Birmingham...

 
Warwickshire CCC first team matches plan for ex-M&B Brewery ground

Warwickshire CCC first team matches plan for ex-M&B Brewery ground

Warwickshire will be handed the keys to a 120-year-old city cricket ground in a matter of days – with plans to play first class matches there. The club will take ownership of the former M&B Brewery sport ground at Cape Hill in early November,...

 

Businesses, trade to support U.S. third-quarter growth

Gross domestic product likely grew at a 3.0 percent annual pace, according to a Reuters survey of economists, with housing, trade, government and consumers also lending support. While that would be a step down from the second quarter's brisk 4.6...

Reuters, 05:31 in Business
 
Metadata retention: what will happen to your phone and web records now?

Metadata retention: what will happen to your phone and web records now?

The federal government is embarking on a mandatory data retention regime that will force internet and phone companies to store Australians’ web, call and location data for two years, giving government agencies warrantless access to this information....

 
From the archive, 30 October 1922: Editorial: Fascists triumph in Italy

From the archive, 30 October 1922: Editorial: Fascists triumph in Italy

Signor Mussolini, the Italian Fascist leader, has been invited to form a Government. If an English political leader of any party organised armed followers throughout the country and on the occasion of a Cabinet crisis ordered a “general mobilisation”...

 
Tough Drug Laws Have No Impact On Use - Report

Tough Drug Laws Have No Impact On Use - Report

Drug use is not affected by how "tough" or "soft" a country is on the issue, according to a Home Office report. It suggests treating drug use as a criminal issue, rather than a health problem requiring treatment, makes little...

 
Romania's Ponta heads for presidency with justice in spotlight

Romania's Ponta heads for presidency with justice in spotlight

Backed by a well-oiled party machine, Ponta has led opinion polls in the run-up to the Nov. 2/16 vote, trumpeting a record of easing the painful spending cuts and tax hikes Romanians endured in a 2009-10 recession. A Ponta win would consolidate his...

 


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