News archive from 1 March 2017, page 17

Cash Converters facing legal action over 100 high-interest loans to one woman

Cash Converters facing legal action over 100 high-interest loans to one woman

Consumer advocates have launched court action against Cash Converters for allegedly allowing a vulnerable woman to take out almost 100 high-interest pawnbroking agreements and payday loans. Cash Converters was last year investigated by the corporate...

 
Arsenal stars take their minds off Liverpool showdown: This is what they did

Arsenal stars take their minds off Liverpool showdown: This is what they did

With a trip to Anfield on Saturday (5.30pm), Arsenal will be desperate to get a good result to keep up with their top four rivals. But that seemed to be the furthest thing from the players’ minds last night! In fact, Mesut Ozil and co paid a visit to...

 
Alexis Sanchez: This is exactly why he wants to leave Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez: This is exactly why he wants to leave Arsenal

Interestingly, Sanchez’s big call has nothing to do with Arsene Wenger. While other stars seem to want to wait to see what Wenger will do, the Chile star is undeterred either way. He has made his mind up regardless of whether Wenger commits to a new...

Daily Star, 05:48 in Sport
 
No Liverpool Lime Street trains 'for days' after wall collapse

No Liverpool Lime Street trains 'for days' after wall collapse

No trains will run in or out of Liverpool Lime Street station "for several days" after a wall collapsed on to the railway. A section of trackside wall "loaded with concrete and cabins by a third party" fell, blocking all four lines...

BBC, 05:48 in Regional
 
Sir Philip Green: 'Still stains' despite BHS pension deal

Sir Philip Green: 'Still stains' despite BHS pension deal

Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green's £363m payment to the BHS pension scheme does not wipe away the stains from his reputation, an influential MP has said. Business committee chairman Iain Wright told the Daily Mirror letting him keep his title would be...

BBC, 05:48 in Regional
 
Labour splits hit West Midlands mayor campaign as Unite leadership blocks funding for Sion Simon

Labour splits hit West Midlands mayor campaign as Unite leadership blocks funding for Sion Simon

Trade union Unite, led by Len McCluskey, has blocked a bid from its West Midlands regional board to make a donation to Labour’s campaign to win the West Midlands mayor election. A spokesman blamed a row involving “people associated with the Labour...

 
Edgbaston property consultancy acquired by Arcadis

Edgbaston property consultancy acquired by Arcadis

An independent Birmingham planning and development agency has been acquired by global consultancy and project management group Arcadis. Edgbaston-based Brooke Smith Planning has become part of the Arcadis group which has offices all over the world...

 
George Elliot Hospital (GEH) and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire Trust (UHCW)

George Elliot Hospital (GEH) and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire Trust (UHCW)

Following a series of articles concerning Coventry and Warwickshire's Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), in which we said that the A&E Department, Maternity and Childrens' Unit at GEH were set to close and move to UHCW the STP board has...

 

These new motoring laws come into effect TODAY - here's what you need to know

A new month in Coventry brings with it a wealth of new laws you need to know about. The new legislation, which has been pushed through for March 1, will change the way you drive and carry your kids in your car. These are laws every motorist and parent...

 

It's cheaper to fly to Europe than travel by train from Coventry to London

The largest jump in train prices for three years saw rail fares hiked by an average of 2.3 per cent last month. If you were travelling to London Euston from Coventry today, a single ticket bought at the station before you travel would cost you £48.30...

 

VIDEO: Horrific footage of mum and children killed in crash by driver on mobile phone

From today fixed penalty notices for using handheld mobile phones while driving double from £100 and three points to £200 and six points. Alongside the new law bringing in the stricter penalty, the heartbroken family of a mum and three children killed...

 
Plea for dog owners to keep control around livestock as insurance claims reach new high

Plea for dog owners to keep control around livestock as insurance claims reach new high

Dog owners across Burton and South Derbyshire are being reminded to keep pets under control in the countryside as the cost of insurance claims from livestock worrying has reached a record level. Rural insurer NFU Mutual has released new figures which...

 
UFC News: White on Mayweather vs. McGregor, Rogan on CM Punk's debut, Masvidal speaks

UFC News: White on Mayweather vs. McGregor, Rogan on CM Punk's debut, Masvidal speaks

Conor McGregor must vacate the UFC lightweight title if he opts to fight Floyd Mayweather instead of Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to Nurmagomedov's head coach, Javier Mendez. "I think there's a chance (of him fighting Nurmagomedov). Of course,...

Daily Star, 05:59 in Sport
 
Is Jurgen Klopp planning for next season? Liverpool scouts watch star

Is Jurgen Klopp planning for next season? Liverpool scouts watch star

Nico Schira, a journalist at Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, reckons Jurgen Klopp sent spies to eye the winger. He said: "Liverpool are really interested in right-sided midfielder Federico Chiesa. "Reds scouts have watched him...

Daily Star, 05:59 in Sport
 
Murder investigation into mysterious family disappearance in France

Murder investigation into mysterious family disappearance in France

French police have opened a murder investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a family of four in western France two weeks ago. Bloodstains found in the family's house near the city of Nantes match the DNA of three of them, officials say....

BBC, 06:01 in World News
 


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