News archive from 4 February 2019

England sweat on the fitness of Maro Itoje following knee injury

England sweat on the fitness of Maro Itoje following knee injury

England are sweating on the fitness of Maro Itoje amid concerns he could be ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations tournament, while Manu Tuilagi also faces an anxious wait to learn if he will be sanctioned for a dangerous clear‑out on Ireland’s...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
PSG suffer first league defeat of season after Lyon produce shock

PSG suffer first league defeat of season after Lyon produce shock

Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season as Lyon claimed a deserved 2-1 home victory on Sunday evening. Ángel Di María fired the visitors in front after seven minutes but Moussa Dembélé equalised in the first half and then...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
Brazil dam collapse: The crucial questions

Brazil dam collapse: The crucial questions

Every day since the catastrophic dam collapse in Brazil, new allegations have surfaced about what went wrong. While rescue teams still search the sludge for bodies near the town of Brumadinho, investigators are delving into what the mine's owner,...

BBC, 00:10 in World News
 
Hermes to offer pay benefits to couriers in union deal

Hermes to offer pay benefits to couriers in union deal

Hermes, the parcel delivery firm, has struck an agreement with the GMB union to offer couriers paid holiday and guaranteed wage rates under its new "self-employed plus" status. In what the GMB called a "ground-breaking" deal for...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Magna Carta: how experts nursed history back to health

Magna Carta: how experts nursed history back to health

In the corner of a small, plain room near Salisbury Cathedral – the precise spot must remain a secret for security reasons – conservation expert Chris Woods and archivist Emily Naish are hunched over one of the world’s most precious documents. Three...

 

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Canadian music store mogul Doug Putman joins battle for HMV

Canadian music store mogul Doug Putman joins battle for HMV

A Canadian music store mogul has emerged as a leading contender to take over HMV, which is also being circled by Mike Ashley. Doug Putman, who runs the Canadian record retailer Sunrise Records and uses Fleetwood Mac albums to explain his business...

Guardian, 00:29 in Business
 
Hermes to offer gig economy drivers better rights under union deal

Hermes to offer gig economy drivers better rights under union deal

The courier company Hermes is to offer drivers guaranteed minimum wages and holiday pay in the first UK deal to provide trade union recognition for gig economy workers. Under the agreement with the GMB union, Hermes’ 15,000 drivers will continue to be...

Guardian, 00:29 in Business
 
Emiliano Sala: Plane found after search for Cardiff signing and pilot, families informed

Emiliano Sala: Plane found after search for Cardiff signing and pilot, families informed

An underwater search for the missing plane began this morning off Guernsey. And Sky News reporter Tom Parmenter has reported that the plane has been located on the seabed. “The plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson has been found,” he...

Daily Star, 00:34 in Sport
 
Liverpool EXCLUSIVE: Reds legend Luis Garcia reflects on Champions League glory days

Liverpool EXCLUSIVE: Reds legend Luis Garcia reflects on Champions League glory days

The Spanish forward enjoys it whenever he tunes in to watch Liverpool from afar or on his regular return trips to Anfield. “Luis Garcia, he drinks Sangria…” is often heard from the Anfield crowd even 12 years after he left the club. “It’s an honour to...

Daily Star, 00:34 in Sport
 
Debenhams may close stores this year under restructure

Debenhams may close stores this year under restructure

Debenhams is exploring a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) which could bring forward the closure of around 20 of its department stores this year. The company is in talks with its banks to increase its borrowings ahead of a quarterly rent payment...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 
RAF pilots get new G-force training centre

RAF pilots get new G-force training centre

Fast jet pilots have begun training at a brand new test facility to help them cope with the physical effects of accelerating at top speeds in mid-air manoeuvres. The £44m centrifuge officially opens on Monday at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. It has a...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 
Why are accountants getting their sums wrong?

Why are accountants getting their sums wrong?

When bosses at the top four audit firms were asked by Parliament last week whether they were happy with the quality of the audits they were performing, only one could bring himself to say yes. And his firm, PwC, was fined a record amount last year for...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 
How two friends built a popular food website

How two friends built a popular food website

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, co-founders of cookery website Food52. Friends Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs gambled that creating...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 
Big Pharma's NHS rip-off shows medicines should be publicly owned

Big Pharma's NHS rip-off shows medicines should be publicly owned

× You can read 19 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here THE outrageous prices demanded by pharmaceutical companies for drugs developed with public money expose a brazen falsehood that lies at the heart of...

 


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