News archive from 3 October 2018

Where does rent hit young people the hardest in Britain?

Where does rent hit young people the hardest in Britain?

People in their 20s who want to rent a place for themselves face having to pay out an "unaffordable" amount in two-thirds of Britain, BBC research shows. They face financial strain as average rents for a one-bedroom home eat up more than 30%...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Citroën boss: 'where does my handbag go'?

Citroën boss: 'where does my handbag go'?

The chief executive of Citroën has told the BBC the car industry needs to consider women when designing cars. Speaking at the Paris Motor Show, Linda Jackson said the car maker was canvassing women's views for what they required from a car. She said:...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
GP at Hand's smartphone doctor ads ruled misleading

GP at Hand's smartphone doctor ads ruled misleading

Adverts for a smartphone GP service that promised NHS doctor appointments "in minutes" have been ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority. The service offers a symptom-checker and free GP consultations via videolink on...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
‘I don’t need to know what Paul Scholes said,’ says José Mourinho

‘I don’t need to know what Paul Scholes said,’ says José Mourinho

José Mourinho defended his players after their latest stuttering performance, claiming he was pleased with the effort and commitment even if there were things he would rather not say about certain aspects of the 0-0 draw with Valencia. “I was pleased...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
Alexis Sánchez embodies drift at a ghost ship of a sporting giant

Alexis Sánchez embodies drift at a ghost ship of a sporting giant

With 32 minutes gone at Old Trafford an unusual event took place. Alexis Sánchez did something. Not something to make the highlights reel. Or indeed to pay back any significant part of the £130,000 of actual human wealth Sanchez earned for being a...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
Noel Edmonds fails to get Lloyds Bank’s black horse ads banned

Noel Edmonds fails to get Lloyds Bank’s black horse ads banned

Noel Edmonds has failed in a bid to get Lloyds Bank’s black horse TV ads banned, as the TV presenter’s £60m legal battle with the banking group becomes increasingly acrimonious. The former Deal or No Deal presenter’s claim stems from a historic fraud...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 
The Swedish wasteland that's now a sustainability star

The Swedish wasteland that's now a sustainability star

Stockholm is home to one of the world's most famous eco-neighbourhoods, Hammarby Sjöstad. But does it really offer a template for green urban living that can be replicated in other fast-growing cities? A stellar waterfront location, futuristic...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 

The Yorkshire Post says: The ultimate prize. How to decide Sports Personality

THE longevity of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award can be attributed to its simplicity during its formative years when viewers used to cut a coupon out of the Radio Times and submit their nomination by post. Ever since the inaugural show...

 

Alston's Front Street to close for essential works ahead of winter months

Alston's main town centre thoroughfare is to be shut to allow essential roadworks to be carried out ahead of the winter months. Cumbria County Council is to implement the temporary road closure of Front Street from Monday, October 8. The work is to...

 

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Gold, rabbits and crypto: Venezuela's strange economic plans

Gold, rabbits and crypto: Venezuela's strange economic plans

For years, Venezuela has been in the headlines for its economic woes, including chronic shortages of food and medicine. Inflation may hit the one million per cent mark this year and 2.3 million people have fled the country, becoming economic...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Can Theresa May rise to challenge? Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid on the move

THERESA MAY faces a number of formidable challenges as she delivers the closing speech to the Tory conference. Unlike last year when her very future as Prime Minister was on the line, her challenge is to save her Brexit plan that was agreed at...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Property posers. Home truths over house prices, Brexit and social mobility

THE fact that property prices are growing faster in Yorkshire than elsewhere will reassure all those families who view their home as a long-term investment. This is the first time in more than a decade that this county has been the top-performing...

 
House of Fraser directors and senior managers dismissed

House of Fraser directors and senior managers dismissed

Sports Direct has dismissed the directors and senior management of House of Fraser weeks after purchasing the department store chain. Mike Ashley bought the company out of administration for £90 million, with the tycoon saying he wanted to turn the 58...

 
Samantha Gargett scoops Enterprise Vision Award

Samantha Gargett scoops Enterprise Vision Award

Successful Cumbrian businesswoman Samantha Gargett has scooped a top award. Director of Penrith-based family firm Elton Finance, she was one of six finalists in the running for the North West Enterprise Vision Awards. The awards, sponsored by NatWest,...

 


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