News archive from 1 August 2014, page 6

'Kids At Risk' By Overdue Nursery Inspections

'Kids At Risk' By Overdue Nursery Inspections

Ofsted has been accused of putting pre-school children at risk and of not being fit for purpose over a backlog of nursery and childminder inspections. Sky News has discovered that a quarter of early years providers have not been inspected for at least...

 
Yorkshire: reasons to stay after the Grand Depart

Yorkshire: reasons to stay after the Grand Depart

Yorkshire has become a lot more famous in the last few weeks. Its much-celebrated hills and dales have been beamed live to millions of international television screens - mostly from a gorgeous, sweeping elevation - as the Tour de France’s Grand Depart...

 

Shares in Singapore's UOB fall to 2-week low after results

UOB was headed for its biggest daily decline in three months and was the second-worst performer on Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index (Reporting by Rujun Shen; Editing by Stephen Coates)

 

Fiat investors vote on Chrysler merger to ease access to cash, U.S. investors

Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne completed the buyout of Chrysler earlier this year and is hoping to incorporate the two as a Dutch-registered combine, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). He counts on the merger and the U.S. listing to help foot the...

Reuters, 03:02 in Business
 

Glencore reaps $7 billion from Las Bambas mine sale to China's MMG

MMG and its partners Guoxin International Investment Corp Ltd and state-owned CITIC Metal Co Ltd agreed in April to pay $5.85 billion, plus the money spent by Glencore since the beginning of 2014 on building the mine. Glencore had to sell the Las...

Reuters, 03:02 in Business
 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially gets under way today, with more than 3,000 shows catering for a wide range of tastes. Organisers say the arts festival - the largest in the world - will be the biggest in its history. There will be...

 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially gets under way today, with more than 3,000 shows catering for a wide range of tastes. Organisers say the arts festival - the largest in the world - will be the biggest in its history. There will be...

 

Man sentenced over boy's drug death

A man is to be sentenced for drug offences today following the death of an ''incredible'' 16-year-old boy as a result of taking ecstasy. Teenager Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died three days after a rave in Hayes, west London after he was part of a group that...

 

Crews fight power station blaze

Firefighters are continuing their battle to put out the last of the flames of a massive fire which tore through part of a landmark power station. The coal-fired Ferrybridge C Power Station has been left partially destroyed after a blaze broke out on...

 

Japan July final manufacturing PMI 50.5 vs flash 50.8

The index remained above the 50 threshold that separates expansion from contraction for the second consecutive month, but the slowdown in activity could be a source of concern for policymakers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government raised the...

Reuters, 03:29 in Business
 

SEC launched extensive probe to identify sources in Reuters stories

The SEC's Office of Inspector General (OIG) started the investigation after Reuters published information about the regulator's decision, taken in a closed-door meeting on Sept. 12, 2013, to settle its probe into JPMorgan Chase & Co’s massive...

Reuters, 03:40 in Business
 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially gets under way today, with more than 3,000 shows catering for a wide range of tastes. Organisers say the arts festival - the largest in the world - will be the biggest in its history. There will be...

 

Hammond welcomes ceasefire deal

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed the news of a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, but stressed the need to "redouble efforts" to bring about a lasting solution. The news was also hailed by former prime minister Tony Blair, who said...

 

Broadband customers 'held captive'

Broadband customers are being "punished" with average cancellation fees of £190 to escape unsuitable or sub-standard contracts, a consumer group has claimed. Citizens Advice said consumers who challenge the fees - of up to £625 - were seeing...

 

Broadband customers 'held captive'

Broadband customers are being "punished" with average cancellation fees of £190 to escape unsuitable or sub-standard contracts, a consumer group has claimed. Citizens Advice said consumers who challenge the fees - of up to £625 - were seeing...

 


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