News archive from 31 October 2014

Nato frontline in life-or-death war on cyber-terrorists

Nato frontline in life-or-death war on cyber-terrorists

It’s been a busy week in the skies above Europe’s periphery, as Nato has repeatedly scrambled jets to track “unusual” sorties by Russian bombers. However lively the aerial game of cat and mouse has been, it is nothing compared to the digital...

 
Cricket Australia hopes for swift resolution to West Indies crisis

Cricket Australia hopes for swift resolution to West Indies crisis

Cricket Australia is budgeting on the West Indies’ pay kerfuffle being resolved in time for the Caribbean team to tour Australia next summer as planned. West Indies shocked the cricketing world earlier this month when they walked out on their tour of...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

Japan September household spending falls 5.6 percent vs year ago - govt

Spending grew 1.5 percent in September from the previous month, less than the median estimate of a 1.9 percent increase. That followed a 0.3 percent decline in August. (Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 
Rugby: Bonus point for Waysiders/Drumpellier on trip to McLaren

Rugby: Bonus point for Waysiders/Drumpellier on trip to McLaren

CRAIG COLLIN believes Waysiders/Drumpellier are on the right track despite suffering their fourth league defeat of the season. The Coatbridge outfit narrowly lost 17-14 at McLaren on Saturday, although they returned home from Callander with a useful...

 
Everton announce record profits of £28.2m and £17m reduction in debt

Everton announce record profits of £28.2m and £17m reduction in debt

Everton made a record profit of £28.2m and reduced their debt by more than £17m to £28.1m, according to the club’s annual report for 2013-14. Roberto Martínez’s first season as manager brought a record points total for the club in the Premier League...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 

How many calories are in YOUR favourite drink? Study reveals most of us have no idea, amid calls for...

For many of us, there's nothing better at the end of the day than that nice cold lager or soothing glass of wine. But would you have that second or third glass if you knew how many calories you were knocking back? New research has revealed the vast...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Health
 

HOUSES PLEDGE: Chris Neve of Radleigh Homes vows to improve road safety for Chaddesden scheme

IN the past few days, residents have voiced their fears concerning a new junction that Radleigh Homes wants to build to serve a planned development of 275 homes on a site in Chaddesden. The junction in question will take traffic in and out of the...

 

BUDGET ROW: Derbyshire County Council's £12m 'bust' is down to dithering, says Tory leader

DERBYSHIRE County Council would not have bust its budget for 2014-15 by nearly £12 million if it had stuck to Tory cuts plans, the opposition party's leader claims. The Conservatives were ousted from power by Labour in May last year. This financial...

 
OPINION: My fellow lift passenger was famous boxer...or was it?

OPINION: My fellow lift passenger was famous boxer...or was it?

AFTER 30 years in the Royal Navy, followed by 10 years pioneering a health and fitness club on the sunshine island of Tenerife - 1983 to 1993 - I found myself, in 2008, back in my most favourite port of call: Auckland, New Zealand. In 1968, after...

 
Meet the metal detectorists saving marriages

Meet the metal detectorists saving marriages

It's 9am on a cold, wintry Sunday morning and a strong wind is blasting across a recently ploughed farmers' field. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Can an app cure anxiety and stress? Connecting India's...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Colorado considers fracking's future

Colorado considers fracking's future

After five towns in Colorado voted to ban fracking in 2012, it seemed the tide had turned against the process. But two years on, it's a very different story. Colorado is one of the crucial "swing states" that will determine if control of the...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Italy union head accuses Renzi of seeking confrontation

Speaking a day after four workers protesting against job cuts at a steel plant in southern Italy were hurt in clashes with police, Susanna Camusso, secretary general of the CGIL, said the government had chosen a "logic of confrontation" to...

 
Miliband’s English devolution law

Miliband’s English devolution law

ED MILIBAND will today promise to enshrine in law a new era of devolved powers for cities and regions. The Labour leader will commit to introducing a Devolution Act if Labour win the 2015 General Election, binding the party to its earlier promise to...

 
Matt Bonner: 'a scorpion bit me in the chest. I almost passed out'

Matt Bonner: 'a scorpion bit me in the chest. I almost passed out'

Hi Matt! How are you? Great Small Talk! How are you? You’ve been off since you won the NBA finals with the San Antonio Spurs in June so you’ve had the whole summer off. What have you been up to? It’s been a very hectic, busy summer. After winning the...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 

Louis van Gaal gets first taste of the Manchester derby, resurgent Newcastle host Liverpool and Bayern meet...

The Manchester derby dominates the football agenda this weekend with both City and United going out with something to prove. The big match at the Etihad is undoubtedly the highlight but there's plenty more to look forward to and here's the best of...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 


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