News archive from 5 January 2012, page 10

The revolutionary pocket-sized gizmo that turns any television into a PC for just £16

The revolutionary pocket-sized gizmo that turns any television into a PC for just £16

The first 10 samples of a new kind of ultra-cheap, tiny computer have hit eBay this week - and the collectors circuit boards of the cult Raspberry Pi computers are already standing at prices of over £2,000. Bidders are keen to own what might be a...

 

Tories bring return to 1890s uni fees

Con-Dem education plans will force students to foot nearly half the bill for England's universities by 2014 - the highest level since Victorian times, the University and College Union warned today. It accused ministers of passing the buck from the...

 

Staff 'worked 2 billion hours unpaid in 2011'

Workers gave bosses nearly two billion hours of unpaid overtime last year, the TUC said yesterday - the equivalent of a million full-time jobs. Research showed the extra labour was worth £29.2 billion to the British economy, with workers in London and...

 

Two-thirds of nurses face work abuse

Six in 10 nurses have been verbally abused over the last two years while working in the community, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warned yesterday. Eleven per cent have also been victims of physical abuse. Some 16 per cent of the more than 760...

 

Moody's still negative on UK bank environment

Senior vice president Elisabeth Rudman also told Reuters in an interview Moody's would not necessarily cut British bank ratings again. "In the UK, the banks have considerably strengthened their capital levels and liquidity levels. It means the UK...

Reuters, 11:12 in Business
 
Syrian activists say troop withdrawal is a sham

Syrian activists say troop withdrawal is a sham

An Arab League mission arrived in Syria last week to verify whether the government was implementing a peace plan under which it agreed to scale back its military presence and free thousands of prisoners detained since the uprising against President...

 
VILLA POSITIVE ON KEANE MOVE

VILLA POSITIVE ON KEANE MOVE

Aston Villa are optimistic they will complete the loan signing of Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane in time for their next Barclays Premier League against Everton on January 14. Press Association Sport understands Villa have held what were...

Daily Star, 11:16 in Sport
 
SIX MORE DAYS FOR HEARTS TO COMPLY

SIX MORE DAYS FOR HEARTS TO COMPLY

Hearts have six days to comply to the remaining demands of the Scottish Premier League or face disciplinary action and unlimited sanctions after paying their players' overdue December wages on Wednesday night. Hours after the SPL had met and...

Daily Star, 11:16 in Sport
 
Pobol y Cwm star Gwyn Elfyn quits drama after nearly 28 years

Pobol y Cwm star Gwyn Elfyn quits drama after nearly 28 years

One of the UK's longest serving soap opera actors is to leave after nearly 28 years. Gwyn Elfyn plays shopkeeper Denzil Rees in Welsh language series Pobol y Cwm. But after nearly three decades on the BBC Wales-produced programme, which means People...

BBC, 11:18 in Art & Culture
 
James Franco sells debut novel to Amazon

James Franco sells debut novel to Amazon

Actor James Franco has sold his first novel to Amazon Publishing, the online book retailer's in-house imprint. Actors Anonymous will be published in 2013 and follows the 33-year-old's 2010 short story collection Palo Alto. Described as "a hugely...

BBC, 11:18 in Art & Culture
 
NEWCASTLE REJECT £4M BID FOR JAMES TOMKINS

NEWCASTLE REJECT £4M BID FOR JAMES TOMKINS

NEWCASTLE have had their third bid for defender James Tomkins rejected. The Magpies were hoping to seal the deal for the West Ham defender with their £4million bid. But West Ham have quashed rumours that the ex-England under-21 man wants to move and...

 

Revealed: Bendtner was nicked over hotel row before second arrest for alleged car-wrecking

'I tend to forget this at times but deep down I know these things. And it does not serve as an excuse for me letting myself get caught up in this. 'My family, my son, my precious girlfriend and football are the most important things in my life. And...

Daily Mail, 11:23 in Sport
 
German media attack president after he vows to stay

German media attack president after he vows to stay

Wulff looks set to ride out the storm for now, not least because he still has the backing of Chancellor Angela Merkel who pushed for his election to the largely ceremonial post in 2010. She is keen to avoid the distraction of a prolonged and...

 
Benedict Cumberbatch joins Star Trek cast

Benedict Cumberbatch joins Star Trek cast

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to star in the next Star Trek movie, his publicist has confirmed. The 35-year-old British actor's role has not been disclosed, although reports suggest he will portray a villain in the sci-fi sequel. Cumberbatch...

BBC, 11:35 in Art & Culture
 
Biz Brief: Indulgent Christmas For Waitrose

Biz Brief: Indulgent Christmas For Waitrose

Waitrose sales soared over Christmas with customers indulging in wine and luxury seafood entrees and dressed crab. As many retailers across the UK struggle, the supermarket chain reported a 3.8% jump in like-for-like grocery sales for December. Online...

 


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