News archive from 2 April 2012, page 16

Teachers 'manipulate' test results

Teachers feel forced to "manipulate results" amid increasing pressure to ensure pupils pass exams, a poll has suggested. Many feel that their professionalism and integrity is at stake as school leaders, league tables, parents, Ofsted and...

 

PM hails Falklands force 'heroism'

David Cameron has marked the the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands with a reaffirmation of Britain's determination to uphold the islanders' right to determine their own future. Three decades after Argentinian troops seized the islands'...

 

West vows backing for Syrian rebels

A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, has pledged to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signalling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy...

 
BUSINESS HOPES HIGH FOR UK ECONOMIC REBOUND

BUSINESS HOPES HIGH FOR UK ECONOMIC REBOUND

UK banks unexpectedly took on more staff during the last quarter and plan to continue to recruit over the next three months after reporting a “notable rise in optimism, according to a report by business organisation the CBI and accountants...

 
WEATHER PUTS BRAKES ON HALFORDS SALES

WEATHER PUTS BRAKES ON HALFORDS SALES

There will also be surveys into the current state of the services, manufacturing and construction sectors and the Bank of England will announce interest rates on Thursday. UNSEASONABLY hot spring weather and record petrol prices could spell more sales...

 

Children unable to find UK on map

More than three-quarters of British children have been abroad - but one in 10 cannot find the UK on a map, a new survey suggests. The Heathrow study of 1,000 children between the ages of six and 10 also revealed that 41% of them did not know that the...

 

Call to reform executive pay bodies

Campaigners have called for an end to the "old boys' network" on committees which set pay for executives after new research showed that almost half were made up of current or former bosses. A study of firms in the FTSE 100 found that of 366...

 
OPCAPITA RESCUES GAME

OPCAPITA RESCUES GAME

OpCapita, an investment firm specialising in turning around businesses in the retail, consumer and leisure sectors, did not disclose the financial terms but will have taken on a large amount of debt. It will look to re-employ a small number of staff...

 

TUC: Workers deserve Jubilee break

Union leaders have raised fears that "penny-pinching" bosses will refuse to give workers time off to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The TUC said it was concerned that some firms might treat Tuesday June 5 as a normal day even though...

 
COOKSON CONSIDERS BREAK-UP

COOKSON CONSIDERS BREAK-UP

The FTSE 250 company, whose biggest operation produces specialised ceramics for steelmakers, may decide to spin off its electronics business which makes chemicals and pastes used in the production of circuit boards. Shares in the company, which...

 

Teachers 'manipulate' test results

Teachers feel forced to "manipulate results" amid increasing pressure to ensure pupils pass exams, a poll has suggested. Many feel that their professionalism and integrity is at stake as school leaders, league tables, parents, Ofsted and...

 

TUC: Workers deserve Jubilee break

Union leaders have raised fears that "penny-pinching" bosses will refuse to give workers time off to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The TUC said it was concerned that some firms might treat Tuesday June 5 as a normal day even though...

 
EDEN HAS GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

EDEN HAS GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

Currently listed on Plus, the company will raise £500,000 when it moves to Aim on April 13 with a market value of £20million. It is being advised by Zeus Capital. Eden has developed a fully ­patented technology using plant oils called Terpenes to...

 

PM hails Falklands force 'heroism'

David Cameron has marked the the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands with a reaffirmation of Britain's determination to uphold the islanders' right to determine their own future. Three decades after Argentinian troops seized the islands'...

 

Film-makers hope to cash in on talent

A GROUP of young film-makers are hoping to cash in on their talent by setting up their own company. The budding directors are hoping that their experience will lead to careers in the film industry. For the past two years they have been attending the...

 


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