News archive from 2 September 2014, page 3

Mobile giant Vodafone to hang up on Phones4u deal

Mobile giant Vodafone to hang up on Phones4u deal

HIGH street retailer Phones4u was dealt with another blow yesterday as mobile operator Vodafone said it will not renew its network agreement with it. The current tie-up ends next February and Phones4u said it was “surprised and disappointed” by the...

Scotsman, 00:34 in Business
 

Paxman peeved at demise of satire

Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors. The former Newsnight host, 64, said that people despaired of the political process and had contempt for politicians....

 
Payday loan hardship cases up 42%, says StepChange charity

Payday loan hardship cases up 42%, says StepChange charity

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to a debt charity. The charity StepChange is asking the City regulator to take further action to protect consumers who suffer from such financial hardship....

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 

Banks to get some preliminary ECB results a month early - document

Investors are keenly awaiting the results of the ECB's unprecedented review, which will force lenders to come to terms with any lingering weaknesses, adjust capital buffers and write off soured loans to regain the trust of investors. The health checks...

Reuters, 00:36 in Business
 
BBC to face strike action in row over job cuts

BBC to face strike action in row over job cuts

Staff at the BBC have voted "decisively" to stage strike action in a row over job losses. Members of the National Union of Journalists backed industrial action by almost three to one, with 86 per cent also supporting action short of a...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Hot News
 

Paxman peeved at demise of satire

Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors. The former Newsnight host, 64, said that people despaired of the political process and had contempt for politicians....

 
Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Mr Vacuum Cleaner has swept into the debate over the EU's import ban on high-wattage vacuum cleaners. James Brown, who runs the vacuum cleaner museum in Derbyshire, says a high wattage is no guarantee of good suction. He said plenty of appliances...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 

Brit forces 'harmed Madeleine hunt'

Competition between British police forces hindered the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and have had a long-term negative effect on the case, according to the author of an unpublished Home Office report. Its author, Jim Gamble,...

 

Clock ticking for Strictly co-host

She is about to make her debut as Sir Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes that she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter. Winkleman - who features in a list of the most powerful women in...

 

NHS trust put into special measures

One of the largest hospital trusts in England is to be put into a failure regime because of "serious failures" in patient safety East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is to be put into special measures by health regulator...

 

'Boris Island' plan to be rejected

London Mayor Boris Johnson is expected to hear that his so-called Boris Island Thames Estuary airport plan has been officially rejected today. The thumbs down for the plan, which could have seen a four-runway brand new airport built to the east of...

 

Bake Off Berry fears being a burden

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has said that she does not want to live beyond 90 and that she would like her children to be able to "give me a pill" if her health deteriorated and she became a "burden". The cookery writer...

 

Launch for free school meals scheme

Almost two million infants will receive a free lunch from today under a new £1 billion scheme, amid ongoing concerns about its cost. The major new initiative, first announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg last year, will see...

 

Exelixis to cut jobs after prostate cancer drug fails late-stage study

Prednisone, a generic drug manufactured by several companies, treats some inflammatory diseases as well as some types of cancer. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Exelixis' Cometriq, or cabozantinib, for the treatment of a rare...

Reuters, 00:45 in Business
 

Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage

Workers take part in a US-wide protest in May against low wages paid by fast food firms. Photograph: Kim Kulish/Corbis America’s fast food workers are planning their biggest strike to date this Thursday, with a nationwide walkout in protest at low...

Guardian, 00:48 in Business
 


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