News archive from 2 April 2011, page 16

Vulnerable people are targeted with the rise and rise of benefit sanctions

Today the Guardian has reported the numbers of jobseeks being 'tricked' out of benefits to meet staff targets. You might expect that the number of disputes the Jobcentre raises would be proportional to the number of jobseekers in the country. But our...

Guardian, 09:21 in Business
 

Crimestoppers close Scots HQ and divert all tip-offs to Surrey

crimestoppers office in glasgow Image 2 CRIMESTOPPERS are to close their Scottish call centre - raising fears that vital tip-offs will be lost in translation. From the end of next month, all calls from Scotland will be diverted to a centre in Surrey....

 

Girl, 8, orphaned after former restaurant manager mother is killed in crash

A YOUNG girl has been left an orphan after her mum died in a road accident. Sarah Brims, 46, was killed when her Ford Fiesta collided with a Volkswagen Touareg on the A809 near the Devil's Pulpit in Stirlingshire on Thursday. Mother-of-one Sarah, who...

 
Nasdaq makes £7bn move for the NYSE

Nasdaq makes £7bn move for the NYSE

The huge offer blows a rival £6.4bn proposal from Deutsche Börse out of the water and comes amid a slew of prospective multibillion pound tie-ups between the world's bourses. The London Stock Exchange (up 24p to 856.5p) hopes to seal a so-called...

 
India v Sri Lanka - Cricket World Cup 2011 live | Rob Smyth

India v Sri Lanka - Cricket World Cup 2011 live | Rob Smyth

Preamble Good morning. So, the World Cup final. After 43 days, 20,781 runs, 721 wickets, one tie, umpteen near coronaries, an innings for the ages from Ireland's purple-haired warrior and enough man love to make world peace a tantalising possibility...

Guardian, 09:25 in Sport
 

Fatcat finance firm Standard Life doubles chief exec's pay packet

THE boss of Scotland's biggest insurer has seen his pay packet almost double - just months after his firm shed 500 jobs. Standard Life chief executive David Nish coined in just under £2million, according to figures released yesterday. The sum...

 

Gone with the wind

One day after her last duckling has hatched, a female mallard gathers her brood together and takes them on a walk to the nearest body of water, where they remain, eating and growing, until they can fly. This walk is the young birds' first adventure,...

 
Libya: Heir to throne ‘ready to rule’ if the people want

Libya: Heir to throne ‘ready to rule’ if the people want

As rumours emerge that Col Gaddafi's regime is keen to open discussions with the West and bring the Libyan conflict to a conclusion, the question now is: who will take power when Gaddafi falls? One man who sees himself as a contender to at least play...

The Week, 09:41 in Showbiz
 
Muttiah Muralitharan set to play through pain barrier in Cricket World Cup final

Muttiah Muralitharan set to play through pain barrier in Cricket World Cup final

The legendary spinner has suffered problems with his hamstring, knee and groin over the course of the tournament but is expected to take to the field for what will be his final appearance in international cricket before retirement. Sri Lanka captain...

Metro, 09:43 in Sport
 
Premier League crackdown on 'unacceptable' behaviour towards refs

Premier League crackdown on 'unacceptable' behaviour towards refs

According to chief executive Richard Scudamore, the move has been backed by every club in the league and will see new measures brought into effect from next season. Focuses will include stopping players putting pressure on officials to make certain...

Metro, 09:43 in Sport
 
British Airways flies back into profit

British Airways flies back into profit

BA's annual report revealed that in its last nine months as an independent firm, Walsh enjoyed the cash-plus-shares payout, on top of his £551,000 salary and around £1m in performance-related stock. BA said he deserved the payout for leading the...

 

Masters Countdown: Shaking hands with Arnold Palmer after invitational win was moment I knew I'd made it,...

martin laird MARTIN LAIRD says the moment he shook hands with The King was the moment he realised he is ready to reign supreme in the top tier of golf. The Scot's victory in last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational saw him pick up a prize of £800,000...

 

Masters Countdown: Losing world No.1 spot means the pressure is off me, insists Lee Westwood

LEE WESTWOOD insists losing the world No.1 spot hasn't dented his belief he can win The Masters next week. The Englishman celebrated New Year top of the rankings but the stunning early-season form of Martin Kaymer slashed his reign to just four...

 

Trophee Hassan II: Lloyd Saltman still in with chance of win as he sits two shots off lead

LLOYD SALTMAN produced a spirited late rally to stay in the title hunt at the Trophee Hassan II in windy Morocco. The European Tour rookie, who opened with a 67, picked up three birdies on his last four holes in a battling level-par 72 over the Palais...

 

ICC World Cup: Stunner Poonam Pandey vows to strip off if India beat Sri Lanka in final

india cricket team INDIA'S cricketers have been given the ideal incentive to prove they are streaks ahead of Sri Lanka after a stunning model vowed to strip if they win the World Cup Final today. Poonam Pandey has hit the headlines by offering the...

 


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