News archive from 30 November 2013

Venezuela's Maduro vows stricter business inspections

"We're not joking, we're defending the rights of the majority, their economic freedom," Maduro said on Friday, alleging price irregularities were found in nearly 99 percent of 1,705 businesses inspected so far this month. Maduro, who has...

 

Review: Eddi Reader, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

This is a busy time of year for Eddi Reader. Her appearance as part of Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook troupe is a much loved fixture in the festive calendar, but for November Reader has been touring with her own band, promoting Vagabond, her...

 

Amy Willerton wows in neon bra top... as Vincent Simone tells her she's being treated unfairly in I'm A...

She might have looked stunning in her neon yellow bra top, but 21-year-old Amy Willerton has been feeling a little down in camp. But at least she can rest assured that the boys in camp have her back. In Friday night's episode of I'm A Celebrity,...

 

HALF of women risk unwanted pregnancy at Christmas: 51% forget their Pill, need emergency contraception or...

68 View comments Many people worry about piling on the pounds or arguing with the in-laws at Christmas, but new research suggests there are other hidden dangers. More than half of women risk unwanted pregnancy at Christmas, a survey has revealed. Some...

Daily Mail, 00:56 in Health
 

'His mother can put her hands on me and feel him breathing': Lung transplant patient gets rare opportunity...

1 View comments A young woman has been given the opportunity to meet the mother of the man who, through his death, saved her life. Lyndsey McLaughlin, 28, met Diana Rodriguez whose 18-year-old son’s lungs she was given during life-saving transplant...

Daily Mail, 00:56 in Health
 

Nanny's son hits out at Lucan drama

The son of the woman thought to have been murdered by Lord Lucan has accused ITV of "profiting" from her death by making a new drama about the infamous crime. James Bond star Rory Kinnear plays Lucan, who vanished after his family's nanny...

 

1,000 cyclists in safety protest

More than 1,000 cyclists sprawled across a central London road in protest at dangerous traffic conditions. Dubbed a "die-in", protesters blocked roads outside the Transport for London headquarters in Southwark last night as part of a vigil...

 

Boy, 16, held over fatal crash

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a car crash that killed three teenagers. Jenna Barbour, 18, Josh Stewart, 16 and David Armstrong, 15, died when the car they were travelling in crashed into a wall in Tyninghame, East Lothian, at...

 

Man, 54, arrested in murder probe

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died having been wounded in a street. Police were called at 2.45pm yesterday to reports of a man wounded in Lower Road in Tonge, near Sittingbourne, Kent. A Kent Police spokesman said:...

 

Families 'underestimating bills'

Families have underestimated the cost of their main household bills in the last year including council tax, gas and electricity by nearly £500 typically, research has suggested. More than 2,000 bill payers were asked by Santander Current Accounts to...

 

PM keen to do business with China

As David Cameron prepares to fly to China for his second visit as Prime Minister, aides are billing the trip as a chance to show he has "turned a page" in relations with Beijing, which went into deep freeze after he met the Dalai Lama. The...

 

Civil servants 'held in contempt'

A former top mandarin has hit out at ministers for "dumping on" civil servants and holding them in contempt. Some politicians such as Francis Maude, who has been pushing through controversial Whitehall reforms, do not understand the meaning...

 

ArcelorMittal, Nippon Steel to buy Thyssen U.S. plant for $1.55 billion

The deal includes a six-year agreement to purchase 2 million tonnes of steel slab per year from ThyssenKrupp's CSA steel mill in Brazil. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Jonathan Gould)

Reuters, 01:06 in Business
 

Energy bills 'could drop by £50'

Household energy bills could drop by £50 as a result of cuts to green levies being drawn up by the coalition. The reductions are expected to be finalised in negotiations taking place with the "Big Six" power firms this weekend. There is also...

 

Adlington 'buzzing' after Trial

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington put in a gold medal performance as she finally did her first Bush Tucker Trial after her campmates in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! voted for her to take part. A nervous Adlington said she could " feel...

 


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